To celebrate the opening of COLA 2019, experience a special performance of Katie Grinnan’s 5 Seconds of Dreaming, played by musicians Kozue Matsumoto and Eugene Moon.
After previous iterations at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and Commonwealth and Council, Grinnan’s project culminates with this final version in COLA 2019. The undulating forms of these wooden sculptures are adapted from EEG diagrams recording the artist’s brain activity during sleep and are arranged to mirror the hemispheres of the brain. Milled using a CNC machine, the sculptures’ digital means of production stands in contrast to their tactile, canyon-like wooden surfaces. Grinnan stringed each wooden piece to produce an instrument designed to be tuned, played and interpreted by musicians, thus expressing the artist’s thoughts in musical form.
The Rodriguezes is a play written and performed by Grammy winner, Rosalie Rodriguez. She takes us through her life growing up in a Mariachi family through song and storytelling. This is part of Center Theatre Group’s free monthly Play Readings series.
The CSUF Latino Communications Institute (LCI) Inaugural Alumni Award Night will be held on Wednesday, September 18 at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Los Angeles. The LCI will recognize alumni for their accomplishments in their careers or community service. LCI partners will also be recognized for supporting LCI’s mission, which is to develop a student and alumni talent pipeline that adds diversity to public relations, advertisement, journalism, entertainment, and other communications fields. $10 Online $15 at the door
Contemporary art and food are frequently paired together in artist projects and exhibitions in order to explore the sensorial to the political. This panel features individuals working at the intersection of art and food who will discuss why it is repeatedly mined by artists and art institutions, and what it means for the public to experience this topic in new ways within cultural spaces. This program is part of the upcoming CURRENT:LA FOOD public art triennial on view from October…
Lightscapes: Re-envisioning the Shanshuihua presents works from Nick Dong and Wu Chi-Tsung, two Taiwan-born contemporary artists. Re-imagining the philosophies of Chinese landscape paintings, the exhibition brings forward new media works and immersive light-based installations that are not often explored within this genre. Tuesdays – Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Adults – $3, Seniors and Students – $2, Museum Members – Free
Engage your children with books that encourage language development and literacy skills in English and Spanish.