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Queer Mondays is a non-elitist, un-curated LGBT experimental performance series that takes place on the last Monday of every month.
Highways Performance Space and Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
À chaque stencil une revolution (For each stencil a revolution)—Latifa Echakch
February 23 – July 18, 2013
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA 90024
For her Hammer Project, Latifa Echakhch will reprise her 2007 work À chaque stencil une revolution (For each stencil a revolution) for the Hammer’s lobby wall. After attaching hundreds of sheets of carbon paper to the wall, Echakhch will treat the surface with a solvent that causes the ink to run down the pages and pool on the floor. Her use of carbon paper points to an outmoded duplication technology that was central to the ability of political groups of earlier generations—such as the civil rights and anti–Vietnam War protests of the 1960s—to disseminate information and opinions. The title of the work is a quotation from the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat who was referring to the proliferation of revolutionary groups and protest movements. While the work pays homage to the uprisings of that period, it rings with melancholy: stripped of its ink, the paper is robbed of its potential to carry any message. Referring as well to both abstract expressionism and the signature blue of Yves Klein, the work asks us to reconsider the relationship of abstract art to politics.
When They Were Wild: Recapturing California’s Wildflower Heritage
March 9 – June 10, 2013
MaryLou and George Boone Gallery, The Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108
A collaborative project of The Huntington, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, and the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants, “When They Were Wild” interprets the unique diversity of California flora from its origins to its current popularity. California’s rich plant life has captured the imagination of horticulturists, scientists, and artists for more than a century. This diversity has been depicted by a legion of amateur naturalists who were also talented artists, including Alice Brown Chittenden, Clara Mason Fox, and James Milford Zornes. Their illustrations, complemented by herbarium (plant specimen) collections, publications, and ephemera, depict an era when many of these species passed from growing wild into domestication. Some 200 items in the exhibition tell the story of the iconic beauty of California plants and teach about the botanical, ecological, and horticultural nature of native flowers.
Life (Un)Ltd Speaker: Elizabeth Wilson
May 7, 2013, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Humanities 193, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Elizabeth Wilson earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Sydney, and B.Sc. (Honors) in Psychology from the University of Otago. She was an Australian Research Council Fellow at the University of New South Wales prior to coming to Emory, and she has also held appointments in Women’s Studies and Psychology at the University of Western Sydney, the Australian National University, and the University of Sydney. Her work explores how biology, psychoanalysis and evolutionary theory can be used to break new ground for feminist theory. Currently she is engaged in a feminist analysis of biomedical theories of depression (“Gut Feminism”); and she has recently completed a project on the role of affect in the early years of artificial intelligence.
“The Real Indies” -A Close Look at Orphan Films
May 10th & 11th, 2013
Linwood Dunn Theatre -1313 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the NYU Orphan Film Symposium Present: “The Real Indies” -A Close Look at Orphan Films
FMI: Tickets on sale at Oscars.org/events
YWCA San Gabriel Valley Announces Honorees for 2013 WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 5:00p.m. -8:30p.m.
The Pavilion at the Industry Hills Expo Center, 1620 Temple Avenue, City of Industry, CA
Among the honorees is our very own:
Amy Marcus-Newhall, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dean of Faculty, Scripps College, Claremont
22 Years in Education
Covina, CA — The YWCA San Gabriel Valley will be honoring extraordinary women and organizations who have impacted the field of education for the 2013 “Women of Achievement in the Field of Education: Honoring Passion, Dedication, and Achievement” awards event. Honorees will be guests of the YWCA San Gabriel Valley (YWCA SGV) at the Women of Achievement Awards dinner Tuesday evening, May 21, 2013, at the Pavilion in the Industry Hills Expo Center (16200 Temple Avenue, City of Industry). A reception begins at 5 pm, with dinner at 6 pm and the awards program at 7 pm. Download the registration form HERE.
Education is central to the success of our nation. Women have a dynamic and crucial role in the field of education. They represent 76 percent of our public school educators and 74 percent of our private school educators, in addition to the positions held as administrators, classified employees or elected officials.
Tickets are $40 each. Registration forms can be called in at 626-214-9442, mailed in at 943 North Grand Avenue, Covina, CA 91724, or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
FMI: Lisa Brabo (626) 214-9442 or email@example.com
KCRW Presents: Gustavo’s Awesome Lecture Series! With Otto Santa Ana
May 30, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Fullerton Public Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832
May 30 goes to UCLA professor Otto Santa Ana, perhaps the nation’s premier analyst of representations of Latinos in the American media. We’ll be talking about his career, and especially his latest book, Juan in a Million: The Representation of Latinos on Network News, which will have you rooting for the destruction of the MSM for good.
Useful Hours: Needlework and Painted Textiles from Southern California Collections
June 1 – September 2, 2013
Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art, Susan and Stephen Chandler Wing, The Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108
Taking its title from a verse stitched in a 1796 sampler by 10-year old Anne “Nancy” Moulton, “Useful Hours” explores the development of needlework and painted textiles in the United States in the late 18th and early 19th centuries through a selection of more than 20 samplers, coats of arms, family trees, mourning pictures, pocketbooks, and narrative painted textiles made primarily by young women in their early teenage years as a preparation for marriage and later life. The exhibition, which includes several exceedingly rare examples of 18th-century American needlework, is drawn in large part from the collection of Victor Gail and Thomas H. Oxford, a promised gift to The Huntington. To provide these surprisingly beautiful, touching, and finely wrought examples with an appropriate historical context, they are juxtaposed with several examples of British needlework, a related painting, American furniture, and other decorative arts objects, along with books and manuscripts from the Huntington’s collections.