| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Our national art consciousness has long had at least a vague sense of contemporary art (and a few individual artists) in Asia. Japanese and, more recently, mainland Chinese artists have been part of America’s collective art conversation and,...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Leonor Gaviņa-Valls remembers with photographic clarity the August day she was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer.
"I was completely shocked," the Glendale resident said of that day 15 years ago. "I didn't feel anything, didn't know anything was...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 10:29 AM
Educators and parents at Benjamin Franklin Magnet School on Friday unveiled a mural created by 26 students from Daily Continuation High School that was six months in the making.
The 10-foot-by-20-foot mural, depicting an atlas, more accurately...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:48 PM
The Autry Museum's three-part La Cena Salon series concludes September 18 with tapas, booze and a quintet of Latino artists riffing about Los Angeles' urban landscape and its effect on their work.
The curators of the event were smart to choose feminist...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 9:18 AM
About five years ago, a Burbank friend of mine dragged me out the house one night for an esoteric piece of only-in-Los-Angeles weirdness called the "Neon Cruise."
We shambled to the top a rickety double-decker bus, insulated against the fall cold by a...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 7:01 AM
Good morning, 818 readers. It's expected to be a wet day with a 60% chance of rain for Los Angeles County today, Thursday, Dec. 19. Showers are expected after sunrise and could slam roads for commuters.
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| Dec 26, 2013
| 1:37 PM
Seventeen young women will be presented to society on Saturday when the La Caņada Thursday Club holds its annual Bal Blanc de Noel at the Omni Hotel in Los Angeles. The honorees are Tracey Hill Andrews, Galey Kathryn Caverly, Jessica Anne Davidson,...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 3:27 PM
A 1,110-pound bronze statue — and the controversy surrounding it — is Glendale’s newsmaker of the year.
The “comfort women” statue in Central Park honors an estimated 80,000 to 200,000 women who suffered during a government-...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 6:46 PM
The January show at the Sturt Haaga Gallery in Descanso Gardens intimately toys with the bandwidth of botany, allowing the Los Angeles contemporary art scene to play with social media engagement and bend tradition.
At the entry of the gallery's first...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:52 PM
Flooding inboxes at Glendale City Hall with emails didn’t work, neither did pleas from Japanese politicians, but now those who oppose a Glendale monument to women used as sex slaves by the Japanese Army during World War II are trying a different...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 1:28 PM
When it comes to art openings, Southern California audiences have a shared experience. It usually involves driving a fair distance and arriving at the exhibition space with an attendant amount of stress. Once inside, a visitor is often greeted by steely-...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 2:39 PM
A program that brought art to vacant storefronts in downtown Glendale may be expanded to other areas in the city — and it may get a new operator.
The program began in 2010 as a way to brighten the empty windows that multiplied as the recession...