Institute of contemporary Art, Los Angeles Host First Time Exhibitions: Presenting Black Identity and The Effects of Marketing

1. “Pride Frieze,” Jerry White’s Record Shop, Central Avenue, Los Angeles, (2005–2017). Collage on album covers, acrylic paint, plywood, wax, Plexiglas. (Photo by Betti Halsell/ L.A. Sentinel)

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA) held an exhibition that highlighted self-awareness and the celebration of Black History on Sunday, February 5. Art created by Jamal Cyrus and Sara Cwynar was on display; vivid color, bold energy, and the physical body sprawled across different mediums, one artist using hair as an artistic material. “Jamal Cyrus: The End of My Beginning,” and “Sara Cwynar: Apple Red/Grass Green/Sky Blue,” collections shared a space that defined their reality.

Visiting from the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston is the “Jamal Cyrus: The End of My Beginning,” collection from the multidisciplinary artist Jamal Cyrus.

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Exhibition of works by Bernice Glenn, Shoko Sakanaka, Karen Sandler and Jodi Sena

By Sam Catanzaro

The Santa Monica College (SMC) Emeritus Art Gallery is presenting a mixed-media exhibition of Emeritus artists working in forms that “defy description”. 

Though ranging in material, subject, and aesthetic, the works by four exhibiting artists — paintings by Bernice Glenn and Shoko Sakanaka, photography by Karen Sandler, and a wide range of mixed-media production by Jodi Sena — “consistently strike sublime moods and conjure elegant and elusive forms and spaces,” SMC said in a news release.

Karen Sandler’s “Homage to Dr. Mildred Mathias” [Digital photograph, 11.5 x 17 inches.]

“Rather than organizing this exhibition through related materials, subject matter, or style, the exhibited artworks have been gathered together based on feel,” Benson said. “They all share a difficult-to-describe type of uncanny depth, almost like a spirituality. There is a simplicity of approach that allows

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Sep. 10—You’ll have one crafty time at this festival.

The New Germany Festival of Arts and Crafts will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 18 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 at New Germany Grove, 1335 New Germany Road, Summerhill.

The festival has become known for its homemade crafts and is the major fundraiser for Summerhill Borough Volunteer Fire Department. Craft coordinator Mary Lou Schrift said that this year there are 150 crafters and food vendors, with 25 of them being new this year.

“Crafters are coming from all over Pennsylvania, as well as Maryland, Tennessee and Texas,” she said. “This is a juried show, and we’re always looking for quality craftsmanship and a variety. We want to keep things fresh and bring new ideas into the show.”

Returning festival favorites include leather, stained glass, primitives, pet items, decorating painting, pottery, photography, handwoven baskets, candles,

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The Aiken Center for the Arts will be hosting the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center at the USC Aiken’s inaugural “Through the Eyes of a Child” student photography exhibit in their Brooks Gallery, located at 122 Laurens St., July 29 thorugh Sept. 3.

“Through the Eyes of a Child” is a comprehensive STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) program that provides children an opportunity to investigate and document the nature they see around them. The program aims to inspire youth to get outside more, discover their natural world and take digital photos of their discoveries using a cellphone, tablet or camera.

“Today, competition for a child’s attention is fierce, and they are spending less time outdoors than ever before,” noted John Hutchens, director of special programs at the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center at USC Aiken. “Many people blame this disconnect from nature on addiction to screens and gadgets. Digital

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