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May 2017
May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Leimert Park Art Walk,
West 43rd Place at Degnan
Los Angeles , CA 90008 United States
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Free

The Legend of the “Ark of Time”

Come and learn about Los Angeles’ little known history of the Sanchez Adobe in the Crenshaw area, with shadow puppets, filmmaking, and the poem, below, by SunRa.   ONCE UPON A TIME Let the centuries be your enlightenment Read your histories Your history of oneness Your history of once upon a time Once upon a time But before once was nothing And after once is twice Never before the once And twice to presence of never The pleasant nothing of…

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until May 30, 2017
Grand Park,
200 N. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
Free

Lunchtime! Writers’ Meetup

FREE/GRATIS Lunchtime! Writers’ Meetup Every Tuesday March 7 – May 30, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:30pm Grand Park’s Teaching Writer-in-Residence traci kato-kiriyama curates a variety of themes throughout the season, and facilitate short form writing exercises throughout the hour. Themes this year will include love, healing, power, quirks, city and maps, home, dreams, vision, food and nourishment; and many more. Meetups will have special guests, including leaders in journalism and script-writing to support cultivating new writings or to nurture…

June 2017
June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
1700 Montana Street,
between Logan and Lemoyne
Los Angeles, CA 90026 United States
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Free

Arts, Literacy, and Community Day

All are welcome to this festival, inspired by the NEA Big Read program, that will seek to bring arts and literary activities to children/families. Copies of  the “Poetry of Emily Dickinson for Young Readers”  will be distributed (while quantities last). Enjoy artmaking and workshops inspired by Dickinson’s nature poems, as well as nature-themed workshops and demonstration that promote environmental wellness and awareness. Activities also include an exhibition of artwork created by local students, an installation by the Echo Park Historical…

June 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Barnsdall Gallery Theater in Barnsdall Art Park,
4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
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Free

Sony Pictures CalArts CAP Media Arts Program

A curated selection of animated shorts created by students of the Sony Pictures Media Arts Program. The films are inspired by the poetry of Emily Dickinson, this year’s NEA Big Read featured author. The screening of these animated short films is the culmination of the program.   The films created by middle and high school students who participate in the year-round Sony Pictures Media Arts Program at Banning’s Landing Community Center in Wilmington, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Pacoima…


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