| Sep 17, 2010
| 7:37 PM
It is rare to walk into an exhibition loaded with ceramic artwork of the caliber of John W. Hopkins. It is a medium with potential limitations, all of which have been overcome by this consummate artist. Hopkins' work is bright and beautiful, varied in...
| Sep 21, 2010
| 7:42 PM
When council members voted earlier this month to convene a citizens' commission on the arts, I'm sure I wasn't the only one wondering whether yet another city board or panel — Burbank already has two dozen of them — was really the answer to...
| Sep 24, 2010
| 6:52 PM
Media City Ballet event kicks off 10th season
Media City Ballet kicks off its 10th season with "Encore! An Evening of Dining and Ballet" from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Chevy Chase Country Club, 3067 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale.
Dance legends of...
| Jul 14, 2010
From the ancient Egyptians and Romans on through to modern-day artists, the use of glass as an artistic medium has developed into a significant branch of the decorative arts. That discipline is being showcased at the Burbank Creative Arts Center Gallery...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Oh my gosh, I'm absolutely melting in this extreme hot weather. But what has been worse is the stickiness that has accompanied the heat.
I must admit that I am a wimp. When the weather forecasters said that we could be experiencing triple-digit heat...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 10:34 AM
YMCA branches are staples for offering family-friendly physical activities such as basketball, gymnastics and swimming.
But the YMCA Foothills Crescenta-Cañada branch is offering something different — piano lessons.
The classes, which are open...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Glendale is looking to spruce up well-known areas with original works by area artists starting this fall.
Called "You Are Here," the exhibit will showcase eight temporary public art pieces around Glendale from Nov. 1 to December 2015. The initiative...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Artist Miriam Balcazar has been hard at work on a porcelain tile mural on a sound wall between Indiana Avenue and Union Street along the south side of Curran Street in La Cañada Flintridge.
The mural will be almost 90 feet long by 4 feet high and will...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 1:40 PM
John Steinbeck called it "the mother road," the same stretch of highway the novelist sent his long-suffering Joad family hurtling west in "The Grapes of Wrath." Jack Kerouac knew the same strip of asphalt just as intimately, once writing that "the road is...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Like all creative types, artists often benefit from the largesse of others. Genuine patrons of the arts, though, are scarce these days. The N.E.A., charitable foundations and corporate grants have largely replaced benefactors of earlier times like...