March 27, 1992
Hiro Yamagata, a Japanese artist who resides in Los Angeles, has launched a five-year, worldwide visual arts program for the disabled. The first Yamagata International Visual Arts Festival will be Nov. 13-15 in Tokyo. Organized in conjunction with Very Special Arts, an international association which provides arts programs for disabled people, the three-day festival is supported by a $6-million donation from Yamagata.
August 15, 1986 |
Eighteen children, ages 6 to 10, are busy creating portraits of themselves and their families this week as part of a four-week summer camp in the arts at the Irvine Fine Arts Center. After writing autobiographies, the youngsters will illustrate them with two- and three-dimensional artworks and then move on to lessons in the dramatic arts. "This is the first time we've done the program," said Kelly Emmes, one of two coordinators of the program, which runs through Aug. 29.
July 5, 1992 |
Visual art accounts for $332,750 (or 11.1%) of the $3 million in cultural grants announced Monday by the city's Cultural Affairs Department. L.A. Contemporary Exhibitions tops the list of 21 organization grantees, receiving $35,000. Other recipients include Self-Help Graphics ($15,000), UCLA's Wight Art Gallery ($12,500), the L.A. County Museum of Art ($10,000), Black Choreographers of California ($6,400), St. Elmo Village ($6,000), and the Southern California Women's Caucus for Art ($5,000).
September 1, 1991 |
True to form, the art scene will use September as the warm-up for the big October push, with commercial galleries and nonprofit spaces offering a steady start to the fall season and the large institutions holding back a bit. The museums won't be completely dry this month. Notably, the Museum of Contemporary Art unveils its mid-career survey of New Yorker Terry Winters' oddly sumptuous paintings of bugs, fungi and other assorted lower-life forms (Sept. 15--Jan. 12).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1993
Newhope Elementary School has received a national award for its visual arts program, one of only three California schools to receive such recognition, district officials said on Monday. The school was one of 56 nationwide to receive the Program Standards Award from the National Assn. of Arts and Education, said spokesman Alan Trudell. Of those, only two other recipients were elementary schools. "We're really excited about it. Thrilled is a better word," Principal Jim Franklin said.
September 30, 1987 |
The absence of visual arts in the Los Angeles Festival has elicited three reactions: --Outrage over exclusion of a major component of the arts community. --Indifference to what is essentially somebody else's party. --Approval, by purists, of separating the relatively inaccessible visual arts from more entertaining performing arts. I vote with the outraged, but not without ambivalence.