Swift designs involving geometric patterns and shapes blended together to make bold statements, tell stories, and to display works of art in public spaces. Graffiti writing has a long, and often misunderstood, history. People associate the word with lowered property values and delinquent activity. However, the assumptions about graffiti art have evolved over time to recognize the style as an art form.
The Los Angeles exhibition, Beyond The Streets, aims to showcase a selection of paintings, sculpture, photography, and various installations that celebrate the journey that graffiti art movement has taken throughout the more than 40,000 square feet of industrial indoor and outdoor space. Continue reading “Art Exhibition Review: Beyond The Streets”
There’s a neighborhood on the eastern edge of Downtown Los Angeles. It’s boundaries stretch from Alameda Street on the west, which blends into Little Tokyo, First Street on the north, the Los Angeles River to the east, and Violet Street on the south. It was a gritty area that has given new life to old industrial buildings whose history dates back to the early 20th century. Art galleries have opened in the area that was once just factories and over time the area has come to be known as LA’s Arts District. But have you ever wondered how or why Los Angeles’ Arts District came to be? Continue reading “What Was The Arts District of Los Angeles And What’s To Come”
Balboa Park is known as the Smithsonian of the West. It houses a rich history of the arts and offers cultural offerings that includes 17 museums and performing arts venues. It’s a 1,200-acre urban cultural park in San Diego with so much to offer. The park’s site is one of the oldest in the United States dedicated to public recreational use and was named after the Spanish maritime explorer, Vasco Núñez de Balboa. The Panama-California International Exposition, held in Balboa Park during 1915–1916 celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal, promoted San Diego as a seaport, and also showcased San Diego as a growing cultural center. Today, Balboa Park and the surrounding areas in San Diego and the Imperial County offers amazing opportunities to engage in and celebrate the arts. You can check out some of them below. Continue reading “Art Museums To Visit In The San Diego & Imperial Counties”
“Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.”
-Vincent van Gogh
Brilliant gold and bright yellow paints softly emerge from fields of rich greens. Pictures that are hand painted bloom on top of the large silver screen. My eyes widen a bit as I stare at the emerging images, inspired by famed Dutch Post-Impressionist painter, Vincent Willem van Gogh, that has now come to life.
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