April 22, 2013 |
Olive & Thyme: The Toluca Lake cafe will be offering a wine and cheese tasting from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Attendees will sample more than a dozen cheeses with cheesemonger Tyler Schwarz and learn about cheesemaking from aging and texture to methods of making and region of origin. The wine and cheese tasting is $45 per person. Call or email email@example.com for reservations. 4013 Riverside Drive, Toluca Lake, (818) 557-1560, www.oliveandthyme.com . Modern Art Desserts: On Saturday, the Craft in America Study Center will present the third installment of “Food as Medium for Craft,” with a talk and book signing by Blue Bottle pastry chef Caitlin Freeman.
April 12, 2013 |
A few weeks ago, I visited Rachel Kushner in her Angelino Heights home to talk about her second novel, “The Flamethrowers.” Taking place in lower Manhattan and Italy in the late 1970s, “The Flamethrowers” is an inquiry into art, politics and identity, set against a pair of landscapes defined by turmoil. Kushner is smart and deeply thoughtful; her reflections on the book, and the issues it raises, appear in this Sunday's Arts & Books . Here is more of our conversation.
January 30, 2013 |
When it begins this Thursday evening at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, the first LA Art Book Fair will showcase print books through an unexpected lens. Featuring publishers from 20 foreign countries and a dozen states, this is a celebration for both artists and enthusiasts, an expression of the diversity of books as a creative medium, not just a delivery system for words and images but an aesthetic territory all its own. What you'll find are not just art books as we generally think of them, but also smaller editions, artist one-offs, handmade books, ephemera, zines.
January 28, 2013 |
Los Angeles has no shortage of activity for art buffs in recent days with two fairs recently in town, the L.A. Art Show and Art Los Angeles Contemporary, both of which ended their runs Sunday. This week, a third fair will open, but one will have a bookish twist. LA Art Book Fair will hold its first installment at MOCA's Geffen Contemporary in Little Tokyo from Friday through Sunday, with an official opening on Thursday evening. The event is free to the public. The fair is intended to be a companion to the annual NY Art Book Fair in New York.
July 18, 2012 |
"Natural Companions: The Garden Lover's Guide to Plant Combinations," the new release from bestselling writer Ken Druse and artist Ellen Hoverkamp, rises above other books of its kind thanks to two elements: an authoritative, engaging narrative and botanical portraits that are nothing short of mesmerizing. PHOTO GALLERY: "Natural Companions" Using a large-format flatbed scanner, Hoverkamp has produced more than 100 botanical images with amazing depth, detail and color. She assembled the vignettes with a black background and scanned the plants as fast as she could before the just-picked petals, buds and blades had time to wilt.
November 21, 2010
Times/USC poll: An article in the Nov. 20 LATExtra section about a Los Angeles Times/USC poll of Latino and Asian voters' views on environmental issues identified the Southern California director of the California League of Conservation Voters as David Smallwood. His name is David Allgood. Science competition: An article in the Nov. 14 California section about young people vying for scholarships and prizes in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology referred to Jeniffer Harper-Taylor as "company president.