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The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L.

September 11, 2016 - January 2, 2017  

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

Website | Email | 323 857-6000

Since 1966, the renowned Los Angeles print workshop Gemini G.E.L. has been a vital and innovative force in fine-art printmaking, publishing the work of internationally celebrated artists.

For centuries, artists have produced series to develop thematic, narrative, literary, and formal imagery in a sequential manner. This practice was especially prevalent in the 1960s as conceptual, minimalist, and pop artists adopted the serial format to explore the potential of systems and structures related to such notions as rational order and mass production. Artists at Gemini G.E.L. have continued to engage a variety of approaches to serial production, resulting in some of the workshop’s most significant publications. The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L. presents a selection of these notable projects, many of which have rarely been displayed in their entirety.

LACMA premiered Gemini’s very first edition—a series of prints by Josef Albers—and has since collected and exhibited their editions. On the occasion of Gemini’s 50th anniversary, The Serial Impulse showcases 15 print series, from seminal works by Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Frank Stella to more recent series by Richard Serra and Julie Mehretu.

This exhibition is included in General Admission

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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Chapters: Book Arts in Southern California

January 29 - May 7, 2017   ONGOING EVENT

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

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Although Los Angeles/Southern California is often overshadowed by New York and San Francisco as a books arts center in the United States, the region has a long history of innovation in the medium. This exhibition will explore the development of book arts in Southern California starting in the 1960-70s to today. The exhibition will investigate the range of works that can be defined as “book arts” with an emphasis on innovative formats, hand-made works, and small editions. Additionally, an onsite bookmaking shop will be activated with demos and workshops by exhibition artists, area book arts instructors, and local students.

Big Sunday has sent groups to help out CAFAM on Big Sunday for the past few years.

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Focus Iran 2: Contemporary Photography and Video

January 29 - May 7, 2017   ONGOING EVENT

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

Website | Email | 323.937.4230

Focus Iran 2: Contemporary Photography and Video is the second biennial juried exhibition of photography and video works that relate to Iranian culture or heritage. The call for entries is international in scope and invites artists 18 years of age or older to submit for a chance to exhibit at the Craft & Folk Art Museum. The exhibition provides an opportunity to feature and expose mid-career and emerging artists from around the world. For more information, visit www.farhang.org/focusiran

Big Sunday has sent groups to help out CAFAM on Big Sunday for the past few years.

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Work Over School: Art From the Margins of the Inside

September 25, 2016 - January 8, 2017   ONGOING EVENT

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

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Work Over School sheds new light on the idea of the self-taught artist by examining the work of nine established and emerging artists who have developed great conceptual and technical skill through nontraditional means. Combining their training in other professional fields with their own artistic investigations, these artists produce a dynamic range of works in painting, metal, sculpture, and ceramics that embody a reverence for materials and commitment to process and technique. Curated by independent curator jill moniz.

 

Artists: Fred Eversley, Lisa Bartleson, Dana Bean, Mads Christensen, Susan Feldman, Miguel Osuna, Cola Smith, Gerard Stripling, and Valentin Toledo.

 

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 24 | 6:00–9:00pm | $12 entry / free for members

 

This exhibition is made possible in part by the Pasadena Art Alliance, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of 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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Betye Saar: Keepin’ It Clean

May 28 - August 20, 2017   ONGOING EVENT

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

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Solo exhibition of seminal contemporary artist Betye Saar, featuring a collection of the artist’s washboard assemblage sculptures. Born in 1926, Saar is a significant figure in the Black Arts Movement of the 1970s who has addressed racism, memory, and Black consciousness through complex assemblages that are at once confrontational, spiritual, and familial.

Big Sunday has sent groups to help out CAFAM on Big Sunday for the past few years.

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“Trials of the Century” by Mark J. Phillips & Aryn Z. Phillips

August 25 - December 31, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

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An “Arresting” Read for the End of Summer

 

In every decade of the twentieth century, there was one sensational murder trial that riveted public attention and at the time was called “the trial of the century.” This book tells the story of each murder case and the dramatic trial—and media coverage—that followed.

 

Starting with the murder of famed architect Stanford White in 1906 and ending with the O.J. Simpson trial of 1994, the authors recount ten compelling tales spanning the century. Each is a story of celebrity and sex, prejudice and heartbreak, and all reveal how often the arc of American justice is pushed out of its trajectory by an insatiable media driven to sell copy.

 

The most noteworthy cases are here—including the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the Sam Sheppard murder trial (“The Fugitive”), the “Helter Skelter” murders of Charles Manson, and the O.J. Simpson murder trial. But some cases that today are lesser known also provide fascinating glimpses into the tenor of the time: the media sensation created by yellow journalist William Randolph Hearst around the murder trial of 1920s movie star Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle; the murder of the Scarsdale Diet guru by an elite prep-school headmistress in the 1980s; and more. The authors conclude with an epilogue on the infamous Casey Anthony (“tot mom”)trial, showing that the twenty-first century is as prone to sensationalism as the last century.

 

This is a fascinating history of true crime, justice gone awry, and the media often at its worst.

Mark and Aryn Phillips have volunteered at countless Big Sunday projects over the years. Mark was recently spotted on one of Big Sunday’s “We’re All in the Same Boat” Harbor Cruises.

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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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Be A Good Little Widow

April 17, 2014 - December 10, 2016, 8:00 PM - 2:55 AM  

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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