August 18, 1991 |
If Lois Lambert had her way, she'd switch the often-heard maxim "You are what you eat" to "You are what you use." At her Gallery of Functional Art in Santa Monica, she champions everyday objects as art, making her something of a West Coast Andy Warhol. Curating six shows a year, Lambert challenges artists, designers and architects (here and abroad) to transform chairs, tables, lamps, screens and jewelry into uncommon objets d'art.
January 7, 2001 |
Los Angeles' street lights create an unforgettable night scene for air travelers, and for generations they've lighted the worlds of fictional detectives such as Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe or Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins. Otherwise, few Angelenos ever notice them. Aficionados know where to find them. Dozens of styles, some dating to the late 19th century, now rest in peace in the Bureau of Street Lighting's graveyard of red brass, bronze and cast-iron poles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1996 |
When Pier Plaza opens next year, the city will have not only a new amphitheater, more beach parking and an open area that offers views of the ocean, beach and pier, it also will have an art display incorporated into the project's design and construction. Community Services Director Ron Hagan said that "art in public places" will be an integral part of the $5-million project next to the city pier.
October 4, 1991 |
Imagination is the element in the beaded works of Dan and Eve King-Lehman that makes them art, rather than an extension of an elegant craft popular since King Tut's time. The Topanga-based husband-and-wife team makes not jewelry or couture, but humorous statements in bead-covered tapestry, sculpture and other art forms, according to Scott Canty, director of the Los Angeles Satellite Art Program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1985 |
Space Ordnance Systems continued to lay off employees Friday, bringing to 170 the number of workers idled because of the firm's inability to dispose of explosive wastes. About 150 workers were given indefinite layoffs after work Thursday and Friday, according to a spokeswoman for SOS, which operates two plants in the Santa Clarita Valley. Another 20 were furloughed last week by the defense contractor, which is a division of TransTechnology Corp. of Sherman Oaks.
November 7, 1986 |
Roz Wyman can make a good time anywhere. She is, after all, the woman who tried to convince America that the 1984 Democratic Convention was a festive occasion. So, let her loose with a movie premiere and watch out. . . . The date is Dec. 15 when Wyman and her friends from the Center Theatre Group premiere Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" at the Plitt Theater in Century City, followed by a real New York beach party in the Century Plaza Hotel.