| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:30 PM
I had a great, albeit too short getaway recently. My love for art took me to San Diego's Balboa Park and the San Diego Art Museum to see a fabulous exhibit of Spanish artist Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida called, "Sorolla and America." An extra dollop of...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 5:41 PM
As NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combs the planet's surface for evidence of water, visitors to Descanso Gardens can contemplate the physical and symbolic importance of water here on Earth in a new exhibit at the Sturt Haaga Gallery.
"Signs of Life," which...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:34 PM
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An 1,100-pound statue honoring hundreds of thousands of women taken as sex slaves by the Japanese Imperial Army decades ago is traveling by boat from South Korea and is just days away from arriving in...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 3:36 PM
For decades, visitors to Descanso Gardens have strolled along winding paths, enjoying garden views as they learn about Southern California flora and marvel at the botanic collections showcased throughout the year.
One thing they’ve not likely...
| 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 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 Gaviña-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 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...
| 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-...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Artists often divulge and explore personal histories in their work: sometimes overtly, sometimes covertly. A theme, a process, a recurring motif, a fetish object — even a color scheme — can be used to wrestle with issues and/or celebrate...
| 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...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:57 AM
The scorched landscape, burned bare of any signs of life, stretched over 250 square miles. Nothing but charred land dotted with remnants of burnt trees could be seen. The devastated terrain was the result of the Station fire, Los Angeles County's largest-...