Are you an artist? Do you enjoy the arts? Do you support the arts? If so, that’s great, because we do, too!

For years, Big Sunday volunteers have supported the arts in all kinds of ways. Now, with the art list, artists and arts organizations can post and announce their events – concerts, exhibits, screenings, readings, performances – to everyone in the Big Sunday community. The only requirement is that somehow, some way, at some time, you’ve helped somebody else through a Big Sunday project.

If you have something you’d like to post, submit it HERE.

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Gronk’s Theater of Paint

May 29 - September 4, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

Craft & Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323.937.4230

Gronk’s Theater of Paint explores the legendary Los Angeles artist’s extensive work in set design through an interactive, site-specific theater set and documentation from his past productions. Gronk’s work in set design stretches over 40 years, from his time as a member of the conceptual artist collective ASCO to his recent opera productions with director Peter Sellars. Gronk’s theater installation merges his love of the improvised and low budget aesthetic of B-movies with the operatic. Visitors are invited to be active participants in his theater, moving through the space and interacting with props. Gronk’s Theater of Paint will also serve as a dynamic setting for performances and public programs throughout the course of the exhibition.

This exhibition is supported in part by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles.

Big Sunday has sent groups to help out CAFAM on Big Sunday for the past few years, doing a bunch of improvement projects inside and out!

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Windfall by Box Collective

May 29 - September 4, 2016  

Craft & Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323.937.4230

Windfall features new furniture and functional objects from members of the Los Angeles-based Box Collective, a group of designer-makers dedicated to creating innovative objects from reclaimed and sustainably sourced wood. The works in the exhibition were fabricated from trees that fell in northeastern Los Angeles during the historic windstorm of 2011. Ten members of the group will have works on display: Robert Apodaca, Casey Dzierlenga, Harold Greene, David Johnson, RH Lee & JD Sassaman, Samuel Moyer, Andrew Riiska, Stephan Roggenbuck, Cliff Spencer, and William Stranger.

This exhibition is supported in part by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles.

Big Sunday has sent groups to help out CAFAM on Big Sunday for the past few years, doing a bunch of improvement projects inside and out!

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Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015

April 10 - August 21, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323.857.6010

Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015 explores the history of men’s fashionable dress from the eighteenth century to the present and re-examines the all-too-frequent equation of “fashion” with “femininity.”

 

Beginning with the 18th century, the male aristocrat wore a three-piece suit conspicuous in make and style, and equally as lavish as the opulent dress of his female counterpart. The 19th-century “dandy” made famous a more refined brand of expensive elegance which became the hallmark of Savile Row. The mid-twentieth-century “mod” relished in the colorful and modern styles of Carnaby Street, and the 21st century man—in an ultra-chic “skinny suit” by day and a flowered tuxedo by night—redefines today’s concept of masculinity.

 

Drawing primarily from LACMA’s renowned collection, Reigning Men makes illuminating connections between history and high fashion. The exhibition traces cultural influences over the centuries, examines how elements of the uniform have profoundly shaped fashionable dress, and reveals how cinching and padding the body was, and is, not exclusive to women. The exhibition features 200 looks, and celebrates a rich history of restraint and resplendence in menswear.

 

This is a specially ticketed exhibition. Join now and see it free.

Every year LACMA provides free admission (and a free bus!) to take many disadvantaged and grateful folks to Andell Family Sundays!

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ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE: THE PERFECT MEDIUM

March 20 - July 31, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323 857-6010

Robert Mapplethorpe’s practice as an artist was characterized by inherent dualities. He sought what he called “perfection in form” in everything from acts of sexual fetishism to the elegant contours of flower petals. Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium explores Mapplethorpe’s body of work through early drawings, collages, sculptures, and Polaroid photography; materials from his archive; portraits, still lifes, and figure studies; rare color photographs; and two seldom-seen moving image works. The exhibition also highlights the artist’s relationship to New York’s sexual and artistic undergrounds, as well as his experimentation with a variety of media.

 

Also on view, the exhibition Physical: Sex and the Body in the 1980s presents a focused installation of work by other artists drawn from LACMA’s permanent collection that helps place Mapplethorpe in conversation with the art of the 1980s.

 

The J. Paul Getty Museum is presenting a companion exhibition exploring Mapplethorpe’s disciplined studio practice and his fascination with classical form and the fine photographic print.

 

This is a specially ticketed exhibition. Join now to see it free.

 

This exhibition contains sexually explicit content that may not be suitable for all audiences.

Every year LACMA provides free admission (and a free bus!) to take many disadvantaged and grateful folks to Andell Family Sundays!

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Agnes Martin

April 24 - September 11, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

Los Angeles County Musuem of Årt, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323 857-6010

The first retrospective of Agnes Martin’s (1912–2004) work in the United States since 1992, this extensive exhibition covers the full breadth of her practice, revealing her early and little-known experiments with different media and tracing her development from biomorphic abstraction to the mesmerizing grids and striped canvases that became her hallmark.

A seminal artist of the twentieth century and a pioneer of abstraction, Agnes Martin’s visionary aesthetic and reclusive lifestyle have inspired artists and practitioners across all creative disciplines. Her style, though restrained, underscored her deep conviction in the emotive and expressive power of art. Martin viewed her work as a pursuit of perfection, striving to instill every painting with “beauty, innocence, and happiness.”

Martin’s development of the grid marked a crossroads in the history of abstract painting. By gently inscribing penciled lines over subtle fields of wash and color, Martin established a geometric and spatial language that she would persist in refining and reinterpreting over ensuing decades. An advocate of pure abstraction, Martin was one of the few prominent female artists in the prevailingly masculine art world of the late 1950s and 1960s.

In 1967, just as her art was gaining acclaim, Martin abandoned New York City and her practice in pursuit of silence and solitude, traversing the United States and Canada. Settling on a remote mesa outside of Cuba, New Mexico, Martin returned to art-making in 1973. Working within tightly prescribed and self-imposed limits, Martin continued to make extraordinary, visionary works for over three decades until her death in 2004.

Every year LACMA provides free admission (and a free bus!) to take many disadvantaged and grateful folks to Andell Family Sundays!

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“Which is Witch”

September 22, 2015 - 22, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

Online, , Los Angeles, California

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A short film- 7 minutes- written by and starring Amy Lloyd-

> “Which is Witch.”

> Now on vimeo.

> http://vimeo.com/139081121

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> “When Officer Harlan’s toughest cop is shaken to his core after meeting the town’s most mysterious new resident, a tense confrontation ensues that explores what real power is or isn’t.

> Watch now.

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> More at: facebook.com/whichiswitchthemovie

> www.amylloydonline.com

Amy Lloyd is a much-appreciated regular at Big Sunday’s TM@10

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Help Support “Chicks Who Make Flicks”

February 4, 2016 - 4, 2017   ONGOING EVENT

Virtual, , Los Angeles, California

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Women writers and directors in the entertainment industry constantly encounter roadblocks when attempting to advance their careers – even when they are just as talented and capable as their male counterparts. Women actors have a similar problem simply because the number of female roles is significantly less than for men.  Friend of Big Sunday Amy Lloyd and her partner Christina Gray have combined efforts to combat this issue with a special IndieGogo campaign for their production company “Chicks Who Make Flicks.”  This organization is working to do its part to increase visibility and provide more opportunities for women.  The production company creates films made by women, films that tell great woman’s stories, films that capture the voices of women from all over the world and at every stage of their life. Their goal is to create an environment that supports, encourages, and celebrates talented female filmmakers.

Amy Lloyd is a long-time Big Sunday volunteer who participates in our weekly TM@10 events and many Monthly on Melrose events

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MADE BY DWC

September 8, 2015 - 8, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

Downtown Women's Center, 325 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | (213) 680-0600

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of MADE by DWC’s new handMADE earrings!

Find them at our Resale Boutique at  and support the DWC participants who created these unique pieces with your purchase. 

Big Sunday works with our friends at the DWC in a million ways. We always especially love enjoying Bingo and Bagels at Canter’s with them!

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Church & State

June 24 - August 14, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

Skylight Theatre, 18161/2 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | (213) 761-7061

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Three days before his bid for reelection in North Carolina, a Republican U.S. Senator makes a heartfelt and off-the-cuff comment after a school shooting to a blogger that calls into question his belief in God. The Senator’s devoutly Christian wife and liberal Jewish campaign manager try desperately to contain the damage.

In a brutally honest and surprisingly funny way, the play sheds light on how our reaction to religion, gun control, and social media influences elections.

Jason Odell Williams is an EMMY Award-nominated writer and producer (“Brain Games”) as well as an award-winning playwright, novelist and screenwriter.

Church & State stars Annika Marks, who has participated in a bunch of Big Sunday events. And it’s at the Skylight Theatre, whose Interim Artistic Director is Tony Abatemarco, a wonderful Big Sunday supporter.

 

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Be A Good Little Widow

April 17, 2014 - July 24, 2016, 8:00 PM - 8:26 PM  

The NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, California

Website | Email | 818.508.7101

Young wife Melody has never been to a funeral — until her husband dies in a plane crash,” press notes state. “Expected to instantly assume proper widowhood, Melody is left to wonder, what’s the right way to grieve? Fortunately, her mother-in-law is a professional. Widow, that is. Under her guidance, Melody must try her best to be a good little widow.

Caroline Aaron was the awesome bingo caller at this year’s Big Sunday’s Annual Valentine-Making Bingo-Playing Community Dinner.

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Trials of the Century Books Signings

August 2, 2016, 7:00 PM  

Barnes & Nobel, Thousand Oaks/Westlake Village, 160 S. Westlake Blvd., Thousand Oaks, California

Website | Email | (805) 446-2820

Trials of the Century is scheduled for release on July 26th, and we have two local discussion/signings set for August 2nd and 4th.

 

 

Mark Phillips and Aryn Phillips have both participated on all kinds of Big Sunday events over many years (along with all the rest of the Phillipses). Most recently Mark joined us on one of our famous “We’re All in the Same Boat Project’s harbor cruises.

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