Monday, February 25, 2013

March 9 > MexiCali Biennial at the Vincent Price Art Museum > Monterey Park

Join de LaB for a morning of contemporary art, architecture and... cannibalism? We're headed to Monterey Park for a private tour of the MexiCali Biennial, an ambitious exhibition featuring 33 artists from Mexico and California. The theme of this biennial is—yes—cannibalism, resulting in provocative pieces exploring issues of consumption and culture from emerging voices on both sides of the border. And the show itself is housed in the Vincent Price Art Museum (yes, that Vincent Price), a stunning new building designed by Arquitectonica.

We'll take a private tour of the MexiCali Biennial with co-curator Ed Gomez, see the building that's become a landmark for this community, and hear from the museum staff about why the legendary actor decided to bring his vast collection of art to East Los Angeles College. Read about the show at the LA Weekly and see more photos at C-Monster.

MexiCali Biennial Tour at Vincent Price Art Museum
Saturday, March 9
11:00 a.m.

Vincent Price Art Museum
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754

Free, but space is limited, RSVP to secure your spot.

Parking is plentiful or it's a 20 minute walk from the Atlantic Gold Line station.

Lunch afterwards is on your own, but we'd be crazy not head to Moles la Tia down the street, featuring dozens of delicious technicolor moles.

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Top image: Cindy Santos Bravo's "Pointy Boots" sculpture at the MexiCali Biennial, photo by Carolina Miranda; Bottom image: The Vincent Price Art Museum, photo via VPAM

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

February 25 > Spring Street Parklets Tour > Downtown


Over the past few weeks, we've seen four exciting new additions to LA's public space: The city's first parklets—yes, tiny, community-designed parks—have been popping up on city streets. We'll be visiting two of the parklets on Spring Street in downtown, hearing from the planners, designers, local business owners and neighbors who made these parklets possible. Learn how this team worked together, see how the city is now officially supporting these efforts, and find out how you can bring a parklet to your block! For more information about these particular parklets, check out the Spring Street Parklets page at the DLANC website.

Spring Street Parklets Tour
Monday, February 25
7:00 p.m.

Meet at the first parklet:
615 S. Spring Street (out in front of Syrup Desserts)
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Then we'll head to the second parklet, which is located at 639 S. Spring Street.

Afterwards we'll head to Spring Street Bar across the street for drinks, snacks and more conversation.

Free, RSVP here

See you then!

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Photos courtesy Christine Kim/Secret Agent PR