2nd Annual Leimert Park Festival Of Stage Readings & Art Exhibit

2nd Annual Leimert Park Festival Of Stage Readings & Art Exhibit

2nd Annual Leimert Park Vision Theater Festival Of Stage Readings & Art Exhibit

2nd Annual Leimert Park Vision Theater Festival Of Stage Readings & Art Exhibit
Project Description The Leimert Park Vision Theatre Consortium kicks off its 2nd Annual Leimert Park Festival of stage readings, community arts, music, culinary arts and more, starting Thursday August 27 thru 30th. Opening night performance will feature special guest jazz artist Barbara Morrison and her big band in a performance of “Dinah Washington”, with closing performance by renown actor Ernie Hudson. In addition 14 production companies have joined the celebration and the efforts to define the Leimert Park Vision Theateras the hub of great African American theater companies, artists, writers and performers alike. The 4 day celebration will pay homage to the theater companies no longer operating in Los Angeles with stage readings of plays from their archives. “A play reading festival will call attention to the ongoing $23 million renovation effort at the city owned, 1930’s era Vision Theatre in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles” – Christina House for the LA Times La Mancha Gallery has agreed to curate and organize an Arts Tent that will house cutting-edge art from local talent as well as top renown artists in Los Angeles. Curated by Omar Holguin the selected artwork ranging from all sizes and mediums will include world renown artists like Ron Zeno, Mohammed Mubarak, Enoch Mack, Kevin T. Williams, Darren Smith-Robinson and many more … The opening night reception with Barbara Morrison Performance of “Dinah Washington” will take place on Thursday, August 27th, starting at 7:00 PM at The Regency West located at 3339 West 43rd Street, Leimert Park, CA 90008. A Gala Reception will follow after the performance. Opening night tickets are $35. For more information on the tickets (323) 290-2386 or LeimertParkVision@gmail.com For the theater festival entire Leimert Park Village will come alive with music, dance poetry, art, theater readings, local food and merchants. The outdoor festivities are FREE and open to the public.
 Project Details Client:Vision Theater Consortium Date: AUG 27-30, 2015 Skills: Curatorial Assistance, Art Installation, Social Media Marketing, Community Event

Curatorial Feature

Curated by Omar Holguin the selected artwork ranging from all sizes and mediums will include taletned artists like Ron Zeno, George Combs, EnkOne, Aziz Dagne, Darren Smith-Robinson, Wendell Wiggins, Kevin T Williams and many, many more.

Art Exhibit

Art Installation Feature

La Mancha Gallery set up will included an 80’×80′ foot tent that  housed the art installation from cutting-edge art from top artists in Los Angeles as well as live painters, muralists and graffiti artists. The art installation by will be set against the backdrop aesthetic of black easels with trees accents.
Art Installation

Central Avenue Jazz Festival Photo Gallery

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20th Central Avenue Jazz Festival Arts Pavilion

20th Central Avenue Jazz Festival Arts Pavilion

The 20th Central Avenue Jazz Festival Arts Pavilion

Project Description

Los Angeles was once host to a thriving jazz scene that centered on Central Avenue, especially around the recently-revamped Dunbar Hotel that hosted Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway and Lena Horne. The Central Avenue Jazz Festival has been continuing that legacy each summer since the mid-1990s. This year Central Avenue Jazz Festival turns 20 and will be celebrating the only way we know how, BIG!

This year La Mancha Gallery has been asked once again to participate in organizing the Festival’s Arts Pavilion, where we will house the most impressive collective of artists in Los Angeles.
the 20th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival! Thousands of Angelenos will gather July 25 and 26 in the Vernon-Central neighborhood of South Los Angeles for the 20th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival, in a celebration of community and music. This free community festival, which celebrates the rich cultural history of Los Angeles’ Central Avenue, kicks off Saturday, July 25th at 11:30 a.m. on Central Avenue, between 42nd and 43rd streets, in front of the newly renovated historic Dunbar Hotel.

Year line up of Musicians include:
LAUSD Beyond The Bell All-City Jazz Big Band, Kamasi Washington, Ernie Andrews, Alfredo Rodriguez Trio, Gerald Wilson Orchestra, Poncho Sanchez, Jazz America, Barbara Morrison, John Beasley & MONK ‘estra, Arturo O’Farrill Quintet, Kenny Burrell Big Band, Aaron Shaw Quintet, Christopher Astoquilca A-Tet, Braxton Cook Quartet, Ray Goran, Tony White Quintet, Jamael Dean Quintet, Dayren Santamaria & Made In Cuba, Ryan Porter Group, A Place Called Home, Beyond the Bell Combo, Devin Daniels, A Place Called Home, La Mancha Gallery,  and more to be announced …

The festival takes place on several blocks of Central Avenue, south of Martin Luther King Boulevard, which includes the Dunbar Hotel for two days, there are many booths with food, arts and crafts, as well as community outreach programs. The festival is free of charge. This event takes place on Saturday, July 25th and Sunday, July 26th from 11am to 7pm.

Contributions for this event included a 30’x80′ foot tent that will house cutting-edge art from top artists in Los Angeles as well as live muralists and graffiti artists. Curated by Omar Holguin of La Mancha Gallery, the selected artwork ranging from all sizes and mediums included talented artists like Ron Zeno, Mohammed Mubarak, Philippe Previl, Oscar Magallanes, Kevin T. Williams, Nestor Rodriguez, Neneki “Nick” McGee, Luis Genaro Garcia, Wendell Wiggins, Ngene Mwaura, Darren Smith-Robinson, Arturo Esparza, Katherine Arion and many, many more..

This free community festival, which celebrates the rich cultural history of Los Angeles’ Central Avenue by offering the the following community free services.
Youth Pavilion. Featuring arts & crafts, face painting, interactive musical activities, educational demonstrations, and the LA Galaxy Star Squad and Futboleros.
Health & Wellness Pavilion Offers blood pressure and health screenings, guides for healthy eating, and vision tests for children.
Arts Pavilion See what our local artists from near and far have been creating. La Mancha Gallery will be hosting a 30×80 foot tent filled with local artists and world renown talent aw well. There will be art for purchase, as well as, live art demonstrations by local artists.
Business & Work Source Pavilion Resources and information will be available on site for emerging businesses, entrepreneurs, job seekers and employers.

 Project Details

Client: CD9 District
Date: 7.26.2015
Skills: Curatorial Assistance, Art Installation, Social Media Marketing, Community Event

Curatorial Feature

Curated by Omar Holguin the selected artwork ranging from all sizes and mediums will include taletned artists like Ron Zeno, Mohammed Mubarak, Philippe Previl, Oscar Magallanes, Kevin T. Williams, Nestor Rodriguez, Neneki “Nick” McGee, Luis Genaro Garcia, Wendell Wiggins, Ngene Mwaura, Darren Smith-Robinson, Arturo Esparza, Katherine Arion and many, many more.

Art Exhibit

Art Installation Feature

La Mancha Gallery set up will included 20’×80′ foot tent that  housed the art installation from cutting-edge art from top artists in Los Angeles as well as 8 live painters, muralists and graffiti artists. The art installation by Stephen M. Gates will be set against the backdrop aesthetic of black tubes, colorful hats and lampshades with white trees accents.

Art Installation

20th Central Avenue Jazz Festival Arts Pavilion Photo Gallery

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Moments In Time – The Photography of Richard Smith at Lovebirds Cafe

Moments In Time – The Photography of Richard Smith at Lovebirds Cafe

Moments In Time–The Photography of Richard Smith at Lovebirds Cafe

Project Description

The photography of Richard Smith will be featured at Lovebirds Cafe & Bakery in Pasadena for the months of March and April. The title of the exhibit is “Moments in Time” a display Cinema Verite portraits which give a poignant but gritty look at the people of Los Angeles

What may first captivate you about the work of freelance photographer Rick Smith is his unique perspective. The Photography of Richard Smith can transform a glass sky scraper – one you might pass by every day and hardly notice – an angular and beautiful work of art. He can peek beneath a pier – barnacles and all – and make it look inviting, a place to kick off your shoes, roll up your jeans, step into the water and explore. From his shots of the Sunol hills and sunsets on San Francisco Bay to the delicate dewdrops discovered on the inside of a Calla Lily, The Photography of Richard Smith could be described as simply this: he captures the best in everything, from the mundane to the extraordinary’.

”The creative part of picture taking intrigues me.”
“The process of seeing something, getting a picture of how you’d like it to come out and then photographing it and having look like you imagined is an incredible experience. And when it looks even better than you imagined, that is the icing on the cake.” Smith says.

Since 1984 Lovebirds Café & Bakery has brought the highest quality, all-natural, freshest food possible. Lovebirds is a casual eatery with an ample menu of smoothies, salads, soups, sandwiches, pastries, bagels & coffee.
Address: 921 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106
Phone: (626) 583-8888
Hours: Mon-Fri  6:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Sundays: Closed

Website: lovebirdscafe.com

 Project Details:

Client: Lovebirds Cafe
Date: 3.01.2015
Skills: Curatorial Assistance, Art Installation, Social Media Marketing

Moments In Time–The Photography of Richard Smith at Lovebirds Cafe

Curatorial Feature

Curated by Omar Holguin the selected 20 pieces from the collection "Moments In Time". A series of photographs taken at Union Station In Los Angeles

Art Exhibit

Art Installation Feature

Installation was set up to have visitors view the artwork with the option to sit down and enjoy breakfast or lunch in an artistic environment. Lovebirds is a casual eatery with an ample menu of smoothies, salads, soups, sandwiches, pastries, bagels & coffee.

Art Installation

Richard Smith at Lovebirds Cafe Photo Gallery

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Glendale 6th Annual Open Studio Tour

Glendale 6th Annual Open Studio Tour

Glendale 6th Annual Open Studio Tour and Art Exhibit at Brand Library

Glendale 6th Annual Open Studio Tour and Art Exhibit at Brand Library

Project Description

The City of Glendale Arts and Culture Commission has asked La Mancha Gallery to participate on the 6th Annual Studio Tour set for Saturday, July 24, 2010 from 12 pm to 6 pm. Glendale artists and art organizations will open up their studios to the public. This free, self-guided tour is a rare opportunity to peek into the studios and creative minds of many talented and award winning artists who live and work in City of Glendale.

Artists from Burbank, Los Angeles, Pasadena and other cities in the region will also exhibit their art alongside Glendalians and become part of this valuable tradition in the City of Glendale.

From July 17 – August 13 all participating artists will showcase one of their best pieces at the Brand Library Art Galleries located at 1601 West Mountain between Grandview and Western during library’s open hours. The Tour and the Reception is free to the public. Everyone is welcome.

La Mancha Gallery will offer curatorial assistance and feature the artworks of Andrea Vargas, Baron Norris, Benjamin Murguia, David Taveras, Deborah Ashe, Eddie Jelinet, Ivan Holguin, Marcus Collins, Maria Teresa Chavez, Marina K. Rehrmann, Minas Halaj, Natalie Franco, Nicole Franco, Novei Beige, Samvel Hallaj, Silvio Sangiorgi, and Xavier Yarto.

The Open Studio Tour is sponsored by the City of Glendale’s Community Services and Parks Department, Arts & Culture Commission, Brand Library, a division of the Glendale Public Library, and the Associates of Brand Library and Art Center.

Project Details

Client:  City of Glendale, Department of Arts and Culture Commission
Date:  7.18.2010
Skills:  Curatorial Assistance, Artist Representation, Art Installation, Event Production, Marketing and Social Media
Client Site: ci.glendale.ca.us

City of Glendale 6th Annual Studio Tour and Art Exhibit at Brand Library

Curatorial Assistance

All participating artists showcased their best pieces at the Brand Library Art Gallery located at 1601 West Mountain during library’s open hours. La Mancha Gallery offered curatorial assistance featuring the artworks of Andrea Vargas-Mendoza, Baron Norris, Benjamin Murguia, David Taveras, Deborah Ashe, Eddie Jelinet, Ivan Holguin, Marcus Collins, Maria Teresa Chavez, Marina K. Rehrmann, Minas Halaj, Natalie Franco, Nicole Franco, Novei Beige, Samvel Hallaj, Silvio Sangiorgi, and Xavier Yarto.

Art Exhibit

Outdoor Installation

La Mancha Gallery featured an outdoor art installation at the 4,500 square foot Chess Park. The installation featured a artists represented by La Mancha Gallery presented collage of props to accentuate the artwork. The installation by Stephen M. Gates created a pleasing aesthetic that gave the viewer a chance to connect with the artist and his/her artwork

Art Exhibit
City of Glendale 6th Annual Studio Tour

Glendale 6th Annual Open Studio Tour Photo Gallery@Chess Park

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