May 30, 1992 |
Now may not be boom time for the alternative arts, but that's not stopping a group of Santa Monica-based artists and arts organizations whose names are synonymous with the cutting edge. In a move that seems to fly in the face of ongoing attacks from the right and a sour economy, the enclave that houses Highways Performance Space and High Performance magazine has just announced a major administrative reconfiguration and facilities expansion, which will open this weekend.
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August 22, 2000 |
Reseda cartoonist Spike Dolomite Ward was "totally, totally, totally freaked out" a year ago when she learned her son's kindergarten class, like most San Fernando Valley elementary schools, had no art supplies and no art instruction. From Ward's disgust with the school's shortcoming grew the Arts in Education Aid Council, a nonprofit group of artists whose long-term goal is to restore a district-funded art program to Valley schools. The group met Monday night for the first time.
July 27, 1995 |
Six years after launching a badly flawed program of grants for the visual and performing arts, the city's Cultural Affairs Department has now fashioned a new grant category that, if all goes well, just might help the agency start to redeem its disappointing legacy. Called the Individual Artist Grant, the pilot program is limited to visual art, including photography. It's expected to operate for a minimum of two years, but if it works, the category could become a permanent fixture.
October 7, 1996 |
In an aggressive move to help rescue the financially embattled Disney Concert Hall, the Museum of Contemporary Art is putting architect Frank O. Gehry's models and drawings on display on its plaza, introducing the public to its full artistic range for the first time. This level of advocacy is unusual for an art museum, but as a champion of the world-renowned architect, the museum is trying to pull the proposed concert hall from its financial mire.
June 13, 1992 |
The Inner City Cultural Center is moving its activities out of its 22-year home in a riot-scarred neighborhood near Pico Boulevard and Vermont Avenue and seeking temporary quarters in Hollywood. But the organization still owns buildings and property at its old site, at 1308 New Hampshire Ave., and will return there eventually, said C. Bernard Jackson, the group's executive director and co-founder. "Our dream is to completely rehabilitate the area," Jackson said.
December 6, 1998 |
Despite sitting on a portfolio that has grown in value to nearly $5 billion, the president of the J. Paul Getty Trust wants to do what some see as the unthinkable: start raising money. One year into his tenure, Barry Munitz has a list of options on the table: seek corporate sponsors for exhibitions at the Getty's famed museums; solicit gifts of art from private collectors; charge for memberships at the Getty Villa in Malibu; and borrow money for future construction projects.