Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Passover-Welcome to the digital age, Globalize This! Tour, Saturday, Harry Hay's Centenary!, Decade of Dissent: Democracy in Action

Subject: Happy Passover-Welcome to the digital age
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Globalize THIS! Exhibition Tour This Saturday

Globalize THIS! Exhibition Tour
Saturday, May 7 - 1 p.m.

Ben Maltz Gallery
Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Curator Carol A. Wells and Students from Otis College of Art and Design's Integrated Learning seminar Designing the Political will lead the exhibition tour.

Globalize THIS! includes a full wall displaying posters created by Otis students in conjunction with CSPG's collaboration with Designing the Political at Otis College of Art and Design.

Decade of Dissent:
Democracy in Action 1965-1975

Decade of Dissent: Democracy in Action

Exhibition Premiere:
February 4 - April 28, 2012

West Hollywood Library
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

1965-1975 was a watershed decade for California and the country as a whole. Democracy was advanced at the ballot box, in the classroom and in the streets. Democracy embraces free speech, yet California's students fought for the right to free speech. Democracy ensures freedom of assembly, yet the police often attacked peaceful demonstrations. Democracy protects civil liberties and civil rights regardless of ones race, gender, class or ethnicity, yet African Americans, Asians, Latinos, women, lesbians and gays and others were often denied equality. Artists were in the forefront of the struggles for greater democracy. This exhibition will document the importance of poster art for developing and promoting the ideas and ideals of democracy in California during this turbulent decade. It will also demonstrate the power of art to convey past experiences and views of the world, and create a broader context for understanding contemporary society.

Dissent 451: Art & Activism Now
April 21, 2012
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Artists/Activists Discuss the Role of Art in Contemporary Movements for Social Change

Library Hours: Monday - Thursdays 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Closed Sundays

Decade of Dissent is made possible, in part, by The City of West Hollywood and the California Council for the Humanities and is proud to be a part of The City of West Hollywood's PST It All Started Here.

Artists and graphic collectives represented in Decade of Dissent include:

Carlos Almaraz, Jay Belloli, Black Light, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Armando Cabrera, Carlos Callejo, Christopher Street West, Manuel Gomez Cruz, Derosa, Vic Dinnerstein, Emory Douglas, Bob Fitch, Rupert García, Gilbert, Group Graphics, Dave "Buffalo" Greene, Helck, Gerta Katz, Corita Kent, Richard Mackson, William McNally, Méchicano Art Center, Malaquías Montoya, David Mosley, Earl Newman, Ramses Noriega, Tracy Okida, Jerry Palmer, Peace Press, Lorraine Schneider, J. Sellery, Susan Shapiro, George Stowe Jr., Philip Swartz, Trager, Xavier Viramontes, Weisser, Bob Zaugh, Andy Zermeño

PST It All Started Here

PST It All Started Here - West Hollywood Celebrates Pacific Standard Time

In 1945-1980, the years that Pacific Standard Time covers, the urban parcel that is now the City of West Hollywood was the modern-day wild west, physically and metaphorically. An unincorporated territory smack in the middle of Los Angeles, it was-and is-a hotbed of creativity and progressivism representing the rebellious heart of Southern California's artistic and cultural identity. True to form, West Hollywood presents its own provocative take on Pacific Standard Time with "PST It All Started Here," a collection of events and exhibits that take art out of the museum and onto the streets-and celebrate the art world icons, rock music stars, visionary conceptualists, and revolutionary thinkers that made the city a world renowned cultural destination.

Brash, bold, and brainy, offerings for PST It All Started Here include Perpetual Conceptual, an exploration of gallerist Eugenia Butler, part of the seminal art movement on La Cienega Boulevard that was anchored by the legendary Ferus Gallery. Decade of Dissent mines the archives of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, whose collection of post-WWII political art is the largest of its kind in the U.S. At the ONE Archives Gallery & Museum, Cruising the Archive: Queer Art and Culture in Los Angeles, 1945-1980, Wink Wink examines the relationship between artistic practices and LGBTQ histories. Other activities will tie in storied locations-including Barney's Beanery, the Troubadour and the Whisky-that were the hang-outs of the artists and musicians that shaped our world.

Incorporated in 1984, West Hollywood was the first in the U.S. to call itself "The Creative City." Encompassing vibrant districts including The Avenues and the Sunset Strip, "WeHo" has been voted the second most walkable community in California, and, at 1.9-square miles total, arguably has more arts per square mile than any other city in the country. PST It All Started Here celebrates Pacific Standard Time, and West Hollywood's role in shaping the cultural history of Southern California.

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Saturday, April 7, at 11 a.m.
A ceremony at the foot of the Cove Avenue Steps on Silver Lake Blvd. recognizing the site as a historic place by the City of Los Angeles. The dedication of "The Mattachine Steps" (which lead up to the house where pioneer gay activist Harry Hay founded the Mattachine Society in 1950) will be followed by a Radical Faerie-hosted picnic in an adjoining park overlooking the Silver Lake Reservoir (east side). Then, at 2:30, a book signing and reading of Stuart Timmon's newly updated biography "The Trouble with Harry Hay" at nearby Stories bookstore, 1716 Sunset Blvd. (in Echo Park).
Sunday, April 15, at 2:00 p.m.
The ONE Culture Series will host a panel discussion about Harry Hay's life and times. Film clips, literary readings and lively talk will be followed by refreshments in the Archive's garden. There is a suggested donation of $5. The ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives is located at 909 W. Adams Blvd. (near USC). 213-741-0094 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 213-741-0094 end_of_the_skype_highlighting for further information.


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