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January 30, 1994
The 12th annual Artists' Salute to Black History Month, the largest exhibit of black art in the country, will open Wednesday at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. More than 150 exhibitors from 22 states will display paintings, ceramics, sculpture, quilts, lithographs, serigraphs, drawings, wearable art and mixed-media works on the plaza's two levels. Several opportunities to chat with artists are planned. Among those exhibiting are: Synthia St.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 1989 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITE
The John Wayne Airport Arts Task Force has suggested a budget of $70,000 to launch an arts program proposed for the new terminal and an annual budget of $250,000 for the program's ensuing years. A professionally curated, inaugural exhibit to feature Orange County artists exclusively also is among proposals made Tuesday by members of the task force, a 12-person panel appointed in March by the County Board of Supervisors. The terminal is scheduled to open April 1.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 1992 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES ART CRITIC
Is this any way to deal with a recession? At the James Corcoran Gallery in Santa Monica, actor and movie director Dennis Hopper recently showed abstract paintings that derived from Polaroid photographs of graffiti-covered walls. Several blocks away at the Daniel Weinberg Gallery, sculptor Don Gummer, who is married to multi-Oscared actress Meryl Streep, is having his debut exhibition in Los Angeles of bronze sculptures and drawings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1990
For the second time in a week, thieves broke into a Santa Monica exhibit of holograms on Sunday, ripping 17 of the art pieces from walls or cutting wires that attached them to the ceiling. "I just don't know what to do," said J. William McGowan, chairman of the board of Associates of Science and Technology, coordinator of the exhibit. "I'm past the point of being able to speak coherently." Police said there was no sign of forced entry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1993 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The age-old debate about the definition of art has been revived in an unlikely forum, Los Angeles City Hall, with the bureaucrat who heads the city's arts programs reaching the following conclusions: A banner depicting a dog being roasted on a spit is not art. Lecterns adorned with female genitalia are.
NEWS
May 27, 1990 | From United Press International
A controversial exhibit of photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe closed its seven-week display in Cincinnati on Saturday, but a legal tangle remains to be settled. Several of the photos by the late Mapplethorpe depict erotic homosexual situations. On the day the exhibit opened, a Hamilton County grand jury indicted the Contemporary Arts Center and its director, Dennis Barrie, on charges of pandering obscenity and depicting children in the nude.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 1990 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A well-known photograph depicting a nude John Lennon embracing a fully clothed Yoko Ono has been removed from an art exhibit at the city-run Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton. The portrait, by Annie Leibovitz, was pulled from the exhibit "Heroes, Heroines, Idols and Icons," which opened Saturday, after objections from several members of the center's board of trustees.
WORLD
March 29, 2005 | Kim Murphy, Times Staff Writer
The director of the Sakharov Museum was convicted Monday of inciting religious hatred with a controversial art exhibition that was deemed "blasphemous and profane" by the Russian Orthodox Church. A federal district court fined museum director Yuri Samodurov and curator Lyudmila Vasilovskaya $3,600 each for organizing the 2003 exhibit, which featured dozens of artists' expressions on the subject of religion. The show, "Caution: Religion," was closed down quickly after being attacked by vandals.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 1992 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
Among the long-lamented gaps in Los Angeles' never-quite-complete art scene is an annual or biennial exhibition to showcase local talent. To provide a nourishing environment for visual artists and encourage a valuable cultural asset, the city must stage a really big show of L.A. art as a regular, ongoing event, the argument goes. "LAX: The Los Angeles Exhibition," opening this week with receptions in seven museums and galleries, was born of this contention.
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