Renowned American artist Betye Saar’s large-scale work Drifting Toward Twilight—recently commissioned by The Huntington—is a site-specific installation that features a 17-foot-long vintage wooden canoe and found objects, including birdcages, antlers, and natural materials harvested by Saar from The Huntington’s grounds.
“Betye Saar: Drifting Toward Twilight” transforms an entire room in the Scott Galleries into what the artist calls a “cocoon-like environment.” The walls are painted in an oceanic blue gradient, featuring a poem by Saar and phases of the moon. Shifting lighting effects in the gallery emulate phases of daylight to twilight, evening to night, and night to dawn. Inside the canoe, Saar positions mysterious “passengers,” including antlers in metal birdcages, children’s chairs, and architectural elements—all drawn from the artist’s ever-evolving collection of found objects. The space beneath the canoe is illuminated by a cool neon glow, highlighting plant material.
Betye Saar (b. 1926) is one of the most significant American artists. Over her six-decade career, she has created assemblage works exploring themes of racial oppression, mysticism, the occult, family, memory, and identity. She fashions her assemblage artworks from found objects, antiques, and family heirlooms that she collects. Emerging as an important artistic voice during the feminist and Civil Rights movements, Saar is a pioneer of Black feminist art who connected the personal with the political, taking on such subject matter as the legacies of enslavement and the impacts of racism.
Kaos Kids creative space is held on Saturdays and one Sunday a month during the Leimert Park ArtWalk. It is a day filled with fun and educational activities for the whole family! Sankofa City is a community design project that aims to envision the future of urban spaces, such as Leimert Park, through technology, STEM, transportation, and culture.
The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance invites you to celebrate hip hop’s 50th birthday and Women’s History Month at the Cypher Summit Block Party! Centering the dynamic leadership, caretaking, and innovation of women in hip hop, the multifaceted dance festival features performances by globally renowned movement artists, an intergenerational panel discussion, and a participatory sisterhood cypher and closing dance party, including collaborations with the USC Thornton School of Music, USC Roski School of Art and Design, and student dance…
DCA’s Performing Arts Division is delighted to present the Second Annual Lunar New Year Celebration beginning February 3 to March 3, 2024. Launched in 2023, the Lunar New Year Celebration program expands this year to nine events. The festivities include Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese culturally-specific events across the City of Los Angeles. Celebratory performances include cultural dance, food and arts festivals, film screenings, street fairs, parades, story-telling, and spoken-word. We invite you, your family, and friends to participate in these…
Join us for Northeast LA Music Series featuring Garett James Dunn, Frieda’s Roses, EZ Tiger, Eagle Rock High School Ensemble, Lena Embry, and Animals and Children Family friendly! All ages $10 Adults $5 Youth 12-18 Kids under 12 get in FREE! For more information please contact: Dan Marfisi (323) 333-9447 email@example.com
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