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San Fernando student’s award-winning art captures a masked moment of joy during a rotten year

Kathia Hernandez, 17, poses in Sylmar on Thursday, May 13, 2021 with her painting “Skating Summer Days,” a selfie with her friends, which is headed to the U.S. Capitol after she won a Congressional Art Competition. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Because the year 2020 wasn’t turning out to be the very best for 17-year-old Kathia Hernandez, she wanted to capture one of the happiest moments of the pandemic in an art piece that won first place in a local congressional a...
Tags: Health, Art, New York, News, Education, Congress, California, Mexico, Government, America, Sport, Soccer, Washington Dc, House, Community, Bangladesh

A California Appeals Court Holds Amazon Responsible In Third-Party Sales

A hoverboard burst into flames, harming the person who bought it from a third-party seller on Amazon Marketplace and leading to a court case in which a California appeals court said Amazon can’t duck out on this one. “Bottom line: Amazon — and by extension other online retailers — isn’t just a bystander when someone purchases a third-party product. It’s a key part of the transaction. And it can be held accountable if that product turns out to be harmful.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Amazon, Art, California, Issues, Amazon Marketplace, 04.29.21, California Appeals Court Holds Amazon

The Great Mural Wall Of Los Angeles Gets An Extension

Judy Baca’s 2,700-foot mural Great Wall shows the history of the city, from pre-historic California through the 1950s. But the 1950s were a long time ago – and now a grant means the mural can stretch to a mile, bringing it up to the 2020s. – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, California, Visual, Judy Baca, 05.02.21

The Young Pipsqueak Professor Who Changed The Way Everyone Thought About Homer’s Epics

“Milman Parry was arguably the most important American classical scholar of the 20th century, by one reckoning ‘the Darwin of Homeric Studies.’ At age 26, this young man from California stepped into the world of Continental philologists and overturned some of their most deeply cherished notions of ancient literature. Homer, Parry showed, was no ‘writer’ at all. The Iliad and the Odyssey were not ‘written,’ but had been composed orally, drawing on traditional ways that went back centuries.” – Li...
Tags: Art, California, Words, Continental, Darwin, Milman Parry, 04.28.21, Homer Parry

Al Young, Former Poet Laureate Of California, 81

Young was an acclaimed poet, but he also wrote novels – and always, always, worked jazz into his readings and his life. And along with music, he had his voice. “Writing a poem, Mr. Young believed, was only part of the process. Reading it live — something he did with a compelling, resonant voice — was the other.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, California, People, Young, 04.23.21

In honor of today's LSD anniversary, a sale on The Family Acid: California

On April 19, 1943, Swiss chemist Albert Hoffman ingested 240 micrograms of lysergic acid diethylamide, a curious compound he had synthesized for possible use as a respiratory and circulatory stimulant. An hour later, Hoffman wrote one sentence in his journal: "Beginning dizziness, feeling of anxiety, visual distortions, symptoms of paralysis, desire to laugh." — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, Books, Photography, Design, News, California, Lsd, Psychedelics, Hoffman, Albert Hoffman

UserZoom raises $100M, acquires EnjoyHQ, to grow its platform to improve UX and other interactive design elements

Graphic designer Paul Rand once famously said that the public was more familiar with bad design than good design. While he was referring to most of the design in the world being “bad”, these days that phrase might take on a second meaning: people typically only notice and talk about (and usually complain about) design when it is ugly, or works badly. Conversely, if it’s good, and it works, you don’t hear much. Today a startup called UserZoom that has built a platform used by companies like Googl...
Tags: Apple, TC, Ecommerce, Europe, Design, Media, Developer, California, Funding, Tech, Spain, Barcelona, Ui, ERP, User Experience, Ux

Two Beloved California Movie Theatre Chains To Close

ArcLight’s stable includes the prized Cinerama Dome Hollywood. The Dome, built in 1963 by Pacific Theatres’ parent company the Decurion Corp., is the crown jewel of the small theater complex that was later reconstructed in the early 2000s. Throughout the decades, the Dome, in particular, has been a favorite site place to stage premieres — it timed its opening to the global launch of It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World — and is beloved among many cinephiles. – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, Media, California, Dome, Pacific Theatres, Decurion Corp, Cinerama Dome Hollywood The Dome

These dollhouses cost more than a typical home in Indiana

While $200,000 won't get you a single-family home in most parts of California, it can buy a very elaborate dollhouse on Instagram.
Tags: Design, Instagram, California, Lifestyle, Indiana, Radio, Luxury, Dollhouses, Architectural Digest, Cheap Old Houses, Chris Toledo, Nutshell News

California’s Arts Institutions Will Reopen June 15 (Won’t They?)

“California officials shocked the performing arts community Tuesday when they announced plans to fully reopen the economy June 15 if certain vaccination and hospitalization benchmarks are met, leaving leaders of theaters, music groups and more scrambling to revisit plans for spring and answer a long list of questions.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, California, Issues, 04.06.21

Indoor Events Like Movies And Theatre May Return To California This Month

Restrictions both from public health officials and venues will be in place. “Venues can also choose to separate people into sections based on their vaccination status. Those who are fully vaccinated could sit shoulder-to-shoulder, but they still must wear masks.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, California, Ideas, 04.02.21

Muralist revitalizes Danny Trejo’s intense, tough-guy gaze on Pacoima wall

PACOIMA >> It’s Van Nuys Boulevard. There’s the auto insurance business, the trailer-rental lot, the travel agency, the restaurant — and Danny Trejo’s eyes. Juan Hector Ponce and muralist Levi Ponce, celebrate restoring the iconic Danny Trejo mural in Pacoima on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Muralist Levi Ponce works on restoring his iconic Danny Trejo mural in Pacoima on Monday, March 29, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily N...
Tags: Art, Business, News, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Culture, Things To Do, Soccer, Local News, Southern California, Nipsey Hussle, Ponce, Trejo, San Fernando Valley

George Lucas’s new LA museum couldn’t let this ‘monumental’ San Fernando Valley mural pass it by

The nascent Lucas Museum of Narrative Art has its eyes on a San Fernando Valley — and L.A. — classic. The museum, under construction in Exposition Park, has acquired the archive of artist Judith F. Baca’s half-mile-long mural “The History of California.” That archive has scores of documents, from sketches to blueprints, that trace the history of the mural’s creation, which took Baca from 1976 to 1984 to complete. The mural –created in the Tujunga Wash and stretching 1,050 feet along Coldwater Ca...
Tags: Art, Hollywood, News, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Culture, Soccer, United States, Jackson, Local News, Civil rights movement, George Lucas, San Fernando Valley, Charles White

Southern California students’ coronavirus artwork packs many emotions

They say art can express emotions, promote healing or offer a “window into the soul.” That also can be said of Southern California students who have illustrated the stress and constant changes of these pandemic times in their artwork. In February, Daniel Richter, a fourth-grade teacher in Wildomar in Riverside County, asked his students to express how they felt through digital art. Richter, who teaches at Sycamore Academy of Science and Cultural Arts — a charter arts school with campuses in Wild...
Tags: Art, News, Education, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Italy, Alvin, Annie, Nikon, Riverside County, Matthew, Edward Hopper, Southern California

The Gender-Based Lawsuit Against Disney Expands To Include Pay Secrecy

California labor law doesn’t allow for pay secrecy. Disney denies the claims by the plaintiffs that “Disney prohibits employees from disclosing their own wages, discussing the pay of others or inquiring about another employee’s compensation. … Some of the plaintiffs also claim to have been instructed multiple times not to talk about their compensation, with one alleging that another employee had been disciplined for sharing their pay information with others at the company.” – Los Angeles Times ...
Tags: Art, California, Disney, Issues, 03.18.21, Gender Based Lawsuit Against Disney

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 18-25

  Brian Glodney, of Sherman Oaks, and his 3-year-old son Nixon shop for tomato plants during opening day of Tomatomania! at Tapia Bros. Farm stand in Encino on Friday, March 13, 2020. Tomatomania! returns on March 19-21, 2021 in Encino. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)   Here is a sampling of upcoming in-person and online things to do in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area. EVENTS   Tomatomania!: Get ready to grow your own heirloom and hybrid varieties of ...
Tags: Facebook, New York, California, La, Singapore, Theatre, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Alaska, Performing Arts, Beverly Hills, Michigan, Venice

Sleep in a far-out UFO that landed in otherworldly Joshua Tree, California

In 1968, Finnish architect Matti Suuronen revealed the Futuro home, a pre-fab fiberglass-reinforced plastic structure just 50 square meters inside. There were fewer than 100 of the homes ever built and 60 to 80 of them survive to this day. (The original Futuro in New Zealand just sold.) — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Design, News, California, Architecture, Homes, New Zealand, Matti Suuronen, Futuro

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 11-18

  Apple pie with cinnamon for Pi Day in 2011. (Photo by Matman from Lublin/Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported)   Here is a sampling of upcoming arts and cultural events in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area. EVENTS   Atlas Obscura – Celebration for Pi Day: Four ways to observe Pi (3.14) on March 14: “The Secret Arts – Pie Art,” with Lauren Ko on how to make museum-worthy pie art, 4-5 p.m. March 11 ($15; “Accidental Discoveries – Mathematics...
Tags: Facebook, New York, California, Mexico, La, Singapore, Theatre, America, Los Angeles, Spain, Sport, Turkey, Soccer, United States, Ireland, Glendale

Alexander Calder’s Archive Goes Online: Explore 1400 Works of Art by the Modernist Sculptor

Like all great artists, Alexander Calder left his medium quite unlike he found it. Nearly 45 years after his death, Calder’s expansion of the realm of sculpture in new directions of form, color, and engineering remains a subject of voluminous discussion, including critic Jed Perl’s Calder: The Conquest of Time and Calder: The Conquest of Space, a two-part biography published in full last year. More recently, a wealth of material has come available that enables us to conduct Calderian invest...
Tags: Google, Art, California, College, Paris, Seoul, Calder, Alexander Calder, United States of America, Facebook Twitter, Jed Perl, Hyperallergic, Marcel Duchamp, Colin Marshall, Fernand Léger, Calder Foundation

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley and LA area, March 4-11

Ken Nwadiogbu’s “Syncytium,” part of the Nigerian-born artist’s “UBUNTU, I Am Because We Are” exhibit through March 27 at Thinkspace in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Thinkspace)     Here is a sampling of upcoming arts and cultural events in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area. EVENTS   Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America’s California Virtual Book Fair: International booksellers sell rare books plus autographs, children’s books, modern first editions, manuscripts, ma...
Tags: Facebook, California, Mexico, La, Israel, Theatre, America, Los Angeles, Spain, Sport, Soccer, United States, Ireland, Glendale, Alaska, Ford

Reframing Nature Photography

Nature photography means what – Ansel Adams? The National Geographic‘s contests and covers? Or … the nature that’s around us all of the time in cities, in parking lots, in the area between apartment buildings, the in-between spaces where plants, bugs, birds, rodents, and some humans thrive? “Working within predominantly Black neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Los Angeles and her home city of Oakland, [California-based photographer Channell] Stone photographs locations like overgrown lots and green spa...
Tags: Art, California, Ansel Adams, Oakland, Visual, Channell, Brooklyn Los Angeles, 02.27.21

‘A mural that celebrates Black joy’: Oakland home honors women of the Black Panther party

A two-story mural on the side of Jilchristina Vest’s house is dedicated to a piece of history that isn’t often toldJilchristina Vest always wanted people to look up to Black women. Now, thanks to a two-story mural on the side of her Oakland home, they literally do.The mural, dedicated to the women of the Black Panther party, was unveiled earlier this month. Vest’s house sits at Center and 9th streets, in the heart of the West Oakland neighborhood where the Black Panther party began, once known a...
Tags: Art, California, Race, US news, Oakland, Harlem, West Oakland, Huey Newton, Jilchristina Vest

California Lost 175,000 Creative Sector Jobs In 2020

The latest edition of an annual study from the Otis College of Arts & Design found that “the creative economy lost more than 13 percent of its job in California, and more than 25 percent in Los Angeles County.” Two studies on the economic impact of the pandemic from Californians for the Arts are similarly dispiriting. – Artnet
Tags: Art, California, Issues, Los Angeles County, 02.25.21, Otis College of Arts Design

New Sundancer Boat a BMW Designworks and Sea Ray Collaboration

Designworks, BMW’s California design studio, has announced their first collaboration with Sea Ray, the storied boat builder, on their new Sundancer 370 Outboard. Released to coincide with the 45th anniversary of the Sundancer series, it’s a swoopy-looking departure for the iconic maritime manufacturer. According to Sea Ray, their agenda is to move Sea Ray forward, […] The post New Sundancer Boat a BMW Designworks and Sea Ray Collaboration appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Technology, California, Autos, Bmw, Branding, Sea Ray, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Rare Rides, BMW Designworks, Cruiser boat, Sundancer, Sea Ray Collaboration

California’s Red Oak Realty launches home improvement service

Enhance will do up to $40,000 worth of staging and repairs to a home before it hits the market. Sellers don't pay for the work until the sale closes.
Tags: Design, Repairs, California, Home Improvement, Radio, Redfin, Bay Area, Brokerage, Home Repair, Enhance, Red Oak Realty, Vanessa Bergmark, Jennifer Montague Clark, The Home Co

Malls And Nail Salons Are Open, But Not Museums?

Dear Gavin Newsom, this makes no sense at all. Signed, a lot of LACMA and other art-lovers in California. Weirdly: “LACMA can open its Resnick Pavilion gift shop but not the galleries within the same Resnick Pavilion — even though the two share a front door and a ventilation system. The same goes at the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, where you may visit the gardens with an advance reservation, then mill around the indoor gift shop at your leisure.” – Los Angeles Times ...
Tags: Art, California, Audience, Gavin Newsom, Visual, LACMA, Botanical Gardens, Resnick Pavilion, Huntington Library Art Museum, 02.12.21

Why The California Attorney General Is Investigating The San Francisco Art Institute

The attorney general does not comment on ongoing audits, but Hyperallergic has acquired documents raising questions about board member self-interest and misuse of tax-exempt bonds that nonprofit attorneys interviewed by Hyperallergic say are within the office’s investigative scope. The documents shed light on the school’s debt-financed expansion into Fort Mason that jeopardized SFAI’s original campus on Chestnut Street and its prized Diego Rivera mural. – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, California, Visual, Fort Mason, Diego Rivera, Chestnut Street, Hyperallergic, San Francisco Art Institute, SFAI, 02.05.21

California’s Gig Worker Law Is Hurting Artists

Used to hiring artists who work as independent contractors in exchange for program or project fees, it’s been tough for these small nonprofit arts groups in particular to adapt to AB5, the labor law intended to give the state’s workers more benefits by preventing employers from misclassifying them as contractors in order to save money. – KQED
Tags: Art, California, Issues

Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Jan. 25-Feb. 1

  Los Encinos State Historic Park on Moorpark Street in Encino is open for walking the grounds, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. Pandemic rules include wearing a mask, social distancing and no picnics. (Google Street View)     Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal, change and community enrichment. Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet online on Zoom. Meet...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Books, Gardening, California, Trees, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Nasa, Soccer, Veterans, Libraries, Community, Local Politics

Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Jan. 21-28

    A Megalodon is on display during the Jurassic Quest Drive Thru experience at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. The show features over 70 life-like dinosaurs and can be viewed with tickets purchased in advance online through January 31, 2021. (Photo by Andy Holzman)     Take a chance on cultural experiences, Jan. 21-28.   EVENTS   Holiday in the Park Drive-thru Experience at Six Flags Magic Mountain: A thrill of a different kind for the holiday season with lights choreographed to festi...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Books, Comedy, Movies, California, Trees, Jerusalem, America, Los Angeles, Events, Sport, Nasa, Dance, Richard Louv, Birds

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