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Bransdall Junior Arts Center Gallery presents
“MMXX The Roaring 1920’s-2020” Adult Student Exhibition
2020 Adult Student Exhibition at Barnsdall Junior Arts Center Gallery Artist’s Reception, Friday, February 14, 2020, 6 to 9:00 p.m. Roaring 1920s or 2020 Themed Costumes Encouraged! Sponsored by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs in association with the Barnsdall Art Center Student Advisory Committee
For decades black artists in Los Angeles have worked with metal for its historic and symbolic significance, as well as for other sociocultural, political, and practical considerations. LABlacksmith highlights this tradition, from historic Los Angeles metal sculpture that signifies the durability of West African metalsmithing aesthetics to contemporary explorations of iron and steel alloys, bronze, copper, tin, aluminum, and gold. Beginning with Beulah Woodard’s homages to African mask making, LABlacksmith examines how the Watts Rebellion and other political and aesthetic ideas…
LA #Unshuttered showcases the photography of young artists advocating for social justice. Featured are works by ten Los Angeles-based, high-school students who have been learning about, engaging in, and working for causes greater than themselves. Tuesdays – Thursdays & Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Los Angeles–based artist Timothy Washington (b. 1946) has crafted a visionary display of mixed-media works in his Leimert Park residence for over fifty years. A prominent figure during the Black Arts Movement—a key moment in the 1960s and 1970s when African American artists and writers collectively celebrated black culture— Washington has been a pioneer of socio-politically charged work ever since, exhibiting both locally and nationally with renowned fellow artists, such as Charles White and David Hammons. In the late 1970s,…
In 1990, on the first season of the hit primetime television show The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, lead actor Will Smith wore a series of boldly hued and geometric looks designed by a young Los Angeles–based urban apparel line named Cross Colours. African American-owned, founded by Carl Jones and T.J. Walker, the brand quickly skyrocketed, securing a plethora of orders across the country and breaking color barriers in the field of men’s apparel. The commercial success of Cross Colours,…