The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is pleased to present COLA 2019, an exhibition featuring new work by Enrique Castrejon, Juan Capistrán, Kim Fisher, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Katie Grinnan, Alice Könitz, Olga Koumoundouros, Sandy Rodriguez, Stephanie Taylor, Peter Wu and Jenny Yurshansky. These eleven artists are the recipients of the 2019 City of Los Angeles (COLA) Individual Artist Fellowship for visual arts. The Fellows were selected by a panel comprising curators, educators, museum directors and past COLA Fellows. The fellowship provides each artist with $10,000 to produce a new body of work, which will be premiered at the COLA 2019 exhibition. “COLA Fellows are the types of unique civic entrepreneurs that we need in this city,” said DCA General Manager Danielle Brazell. “DCA is proud to honor these creative visionaries and nurture their symbiotic relationships with LA and other artists and the city’s history and identity as an international arts capital.” The exhibition will be accompanied by a public program as well as a catalog designed by Jody Zellen, a former COLA awardee.
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Featuring paintings, sketches, and lithographs, Coyote Leaves the Res: The Art of Harry Fonseca focuses on the recurring figure of Coyote, a trickster, shape shifter, and storyteller capable of moving undetected between different worlds. This exhibition explores the complexity of Harry Fonseca’s (Nisenan Maidu, Hawaiian, Portuguese, 1946–2006) art within the context of a contemporary world, in which new freedoms and old biases often exist side-by-side. As both a gay man and a person of mixed heritage, Fonseca used his work…
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
We will be discussing House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.
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