Gustave Baumann (1881–1971) was a pioneer in the development of the color woodcut in the United States. Although he is best known for his bucolic scenes of the Midwest and his majestic imagery of the American Southwest, he made twelve powerful color woodcuts depicting the natural beauty of the Golden State. Inspired by seven automobile trips to California between 1927 and 1940 and his long drives up the scenic coast from San Diego to San Francisco, the works portray California’s coastline; its redwood, sequoia, and Torrey pine forests; and its Spanish-influenced architecture. The exhibition brings the California works together with a selection of Baumann’s formative color woodcuts of rural Brown County, Indiana—five from his Hills o’ Brown series and three of his largest color woodcuts. Baumann exhibited these Indiana woodcuts at the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) in San Francisco where he won a gold medal for printmaking. Gustave Baumann in California includes works by the two California printmakers most directly affected by the PPIE print exhibition, Frances Gearhart and William S. Rice. To illustrate Baumann’s printmaking process, the exhibition incorporates didactic materials, including a tempera study, a set of wood blocks, and a series of progressive proofs for his color woodcut, Singing Woods. There are also tempera studies of San Francisco before the bridges and of the then-quaint village of Laguna Beach.
What happens to ordinary entities of domestic life when they are driven into territories where their standard uses or functions are suspended and upended and new meanings are forged? Interstitial seeks to answer this question through the examination of new and recently-created free-standing sculptures by contemporary Los Angeles-based object makers whose work exists in the interstices, the spaces between the historical genres of the decorative arts, still life, and abstraction. In the exhibition, artists Jeff Colson, Renee Lotenero, Kristen Morgin, Joel Otterson, Rebecca Ripple, Aili Schmeltz, and Shirley Tse take quotidian and overlooked objects outside of their usual settings and modify, disassemble, and/or reassemble them, catapulting the objects into other dimensions, ones that are, at times, strange, comical, and unnerving. These works reside in the interstitial space: in between the memory of their previous function or usage and their abrupt and unexpected presence in the museum.
The career of Joseph Kleitsch (1882–1931) is often categorized into two parts: his early work as a portraitist in his native Hungary and in Chicago and his impressionist landscapes painted in California during his later years. However, Kleitsch continued to paint figurative works after his move to California in 1920 and was considered the premiere portrait painter in the artist’s haven of Laguna Beach until his untimely death in 1931. The Golden Twenties is the first museum exhibition to assemble Kleitsch’s remarkable portraits and figure paintings. With a jewel-toned palette influenced by his native Hungary and a lighter, golden palette developed after his arrival in California, the works demonstrate the artist’s exceptional ability to reveal the unique personality, demeanor, and essence of each subject.
The Playhouse presents “A Wrinkle in Time,” the fantasy story of a teen girl who doesn’t fit in at her high school and whose father mysteriously disappeared more than two years ago. The eccentric Mrs. Whatsit arrives, transporting the girl, her brother and friends through time and space to rescue their father from evil forces holding him prisoner on another planet. It opens at 8 p.m. and continues at 8 p.m. Fridays and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays through April 22. Tickets are $30 general admission, $27 for seniors, $22.50 for students and $17 for youth younger than 12.
Exhibit open Monday through Saturday 10am to 5pm. March 13 though March 31st
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Although most papers today are machine made, artist Annie Alexander discovered that beauty is in handmade paper itself instead of putting beauty onto another surface. Alexander’s papers have a serene, minimalistic quality to them. The papermaking process so intrigued Alexander, that she stopped painting and began creating exciting art pieces out of linen tablecloths and old blue jeans, along with wild plant fibers. An avid observer of nature, Alexander includes insect wings and flower blossoms in her work. Scale is an important element in her designs so her handmade paper sculptural works are as large as 4 by 8 feet.
“Handmade Paper in Bloom” is a unique solo art exhibit showing over 15 visually inspiring art pieces. The show has been extended to May 15, 2017, at the Shumei Hall Gallery, 2430 E. Colorado Blvd.,
Annie Alexander artfully resurrects
familiar elements that become
robust yet ephemeral layers of
light and texture in her exquisite handmade paper.
The play “The Belle of Amherst” by William Luce is the story of poet Emily Dickinson (1830—1886), who was an educated women from a prominent family, but considered an eccentric in her time and became more reclusive over time. Ferrell Marshall stars as Dickinson and also portrays 14 other characters from the poet’s life. It opens at 8 p.m. Saturday and continues at 8 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through April 23. Admission is $30 for adults, $27 for seniors, $20 for youth 13 to 21, $17 for children 12 and younger.
Theatre 360 Spring Session Performing Arts Classes
March 20-June 3
10 Week Session
No Classes April 10-15
We offer classes in singing, dancing, and acting. Classes take place Monday-Friday between 4-8:30pm and on Saturdays between 9:30am-1pm. For class details, visit www.theatre360.org/spring-classes/
For more information or to register, please call the Theatre 360 office at 626.577.5922 or email email@example.com.
A community discussion of the One, City, One Story book selection of “The Sympathizer” by Viet Thanh Nguyen starts at 11 a.m.
Jacquelyn Winspear discusses and signs “In This Grave Hour” at 7 p.m.
Guests can have their blood pressure and glucose checked free by Huntington Hospital nurses at noon Tuesday, April 25 and May 30.
The Santa Catalina Anime Club invites kids 12 and older to view a special screening of the latest anime at 4 p.m.
Historian Michele Zack discusses “The Health Seekers,” the trend of those with illnesses such as tuberculosis and other respiratory diseases moving to the Pasadena, Altadena, Sierra Madre and other areas of Southern California in the 19th century for their health. The presentation starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20, $15 for members, available on the website or by phone.
Dr. Janice Lyle discusses and signs “Sunnylands: America’s Midcentury Masterpiece” at 7 p.m.
Romeo Aldea, a physician living in a small mountain town in Transylvania, has raised his daughter Eliza with the idea that once she turns 18, she will leave to study and live abroad. His plan is close to succeeding – Eliza has got a scholarship to study psychology in UK. She just has to pass her final exams – a formality for such a good student. On the day prior to her first written exam, an incident jeopardizes Eliza’s departure. Now Romeo has to make a decision. There are ways of solving the problem, but none of them using the principles he, as a father, has taught his daughter.
Provided courtesy of IFC Films. Rated R. Running time: 128 minutes. In Romanian, with English subtitles.
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Abril Bookstore cordially invites you to meet
JOANNE RANDA NUCHO
author of the recently published book
EVERYDAY SECTARIANISM IN URBAN LEBANON
Infrastructures, Public Services, and Power
Introduced by ARA MADZOUNIAN
Segments from Joanne Randa Nucho’s film will be screened.
TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2017 – 7:30PM
415 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205
Admission is Free. Wine and Cheese Reception to follow.
Everyday Sectarianism in Urban Lebanon takes readers to a working-class, predominantly Armenian suburb in northeast Beirut called Bourj Hammoud, where the author conducts extensive interviews and observations in medical clinics, social service centers, shops, banking coops, and municipal offices. She explores how group and individual access to services depends on making claims to membership in the dominant sectarian community, and she examines how sectarianism is not just tied to ethnoreligious identity, but also class, gender, and geography. Life in Bourj Hammoud makes visible a broader pattern in which the relationships that develop while procuring basic needs become a way for people to see themselves as part of the greater public. Illustrating how sectarianism in Lebanon is not simply about religious identity, as is commonly thought, this book offers a new look at how everyday social exchanges define and redefine communities and conflicts.
DR. JOANNE RANDA NUCHO is a Mellon-Chau postdoctoral fellow in anthropology at Pomona College. An anthropologist and a filmmaker, she earned her PhD at the University of California, Irvine in 2013. She also earned her BFA in Film and Television Production at NYU, as well as her MA in Islamic Studies from UCLA. Her films have screened internationally at various festivals, including the London International Documentary Film Festival in 2008. In 2013, she received a Wenner-Gren Engaged Anthropology Grant in order to conduct a film and video outreach workshop in Lebanon.
The Pasadena Civil War Round Table discusses “Zouaves on Little Round Top: The 44th New York and the Battle of Gettysburg,” with Civil War historian and author Steven Woodworth at 7:30 p.m. Zouaves (a French word pronounced “zwav”) was a class of light infantry.
Wednesday, March 29 – 6:30 pm
The recipient of a Special Jury Prize at the San Diego Asian Film Festival last year, Reunification documents the legacy of a family’s immigration to Los Angeles from Hong Kong. This feature-length documentary gives an insider view on the contemporary Asian American immigrant experience, divorce and family psychology. Alvin Tsang turns the camera on his own family, cautiously prodding for answers, but fully acknowledging that the only closure he can get will be from deciding for himself how to move on. Reunification will be screened on Wednesday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. in Crowell Public Library’s Barth Community Room.
The film presents a personal narrative that not only investigates the financial and emotional struggles of contemporary migration, but also offers deep insight into divorce and its effects on children, parent-child relationships, communication gaps, and the children’s need for a healing narrative “after the storm.”
Free films screen at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Wednesday’s film is “Owl and the Sparrow.” Kids are invited to an art salon to learn about world art in a history lesson focusing on Ghana as they create a work of art inspired by another culture, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Call (626) 744-4027 to sign up.
Comics of Color is a free 10-week comic book making course in English and Spanish with instructor Ismael De Anda, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through May 31. Register on the website.
Author Tana Session discusses her books, “Inside the Revolving Door: Chronicles from the Human Resources Department” and “Get Your Career Life in Order” at 7 p.m.