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Top Summer Pick- BalletNOW at the Music Center: July 28-July 30

CCH- Top Pick—BalletNOW at the Music Center

This is a not-to-be-missed Cultural Cocktail of brilliant choreographers, stirring music, and world class dancers.

Each day has a different program, but musical highlights over the weekend include:

Dance Project PhotoPas de Deux from Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev

Fancy Free by Leonard Bernstein

Thaïs by Jules Massenet

Four Movements for Two Pianos by Philip Glass

Choreography includes the work of George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Sir Kenneth Mac Millan, and Christopher Wheeldon

The performers include dancers from companies including: the New York City Ballet, The Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Dorrance Dance, Miami City Ballet and the Paris Opera Ballet 

BalletNOW 

The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. 135 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Friday, July 28 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 29 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 30 2:00 p.m.

For information on tickets and each day’s program please see: Musiccenter.org/balletnow

Photo Above: Tiler Peck, Photo courtesy of New York City Dance Project, Ken Browar and Deborah Ory

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Carriage Ride in Central Park..Mysterious Clouds Swirling Overhead…

Ezra Pound, Reflecting on New York:

“Here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to our will.”

All photography ©2017 Leticia Marie Sanchez

Central Park Carriage Ride

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C Park Ride Dakotas

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Cultural Cocktail Hour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls”

Pablo Picasso

Cultural Cocktail Hour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, July 2017

All photography ©2017 Leticia Marie Sanchez

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Cultural Cocktail Hour visit New York!

 

All photography ©2017 Leticia Marie Sanchez

“If London is a watercolor New York is an oil painting”- Peter Shaeffer

Central Park, New York,  July 2016

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Impressionistic Summer’s Eve…

 

All photography ©2017 Leticia Marie Sanchez

Impressionistic summer clouds

perfectly blending perfectly with the music

of Ravel & Debussy at a concert

performed by the incredibly talented Salastina Music Society

 

Huntington Salastina

 

 

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In the news: Jackson Pollock painting found in garage?!

A man apparently found a painting allegedly done by Jackson Pollock in his garage.

When the Arizona man called an auctioneer to appraise a signed Laker poster valued at $300, the auctioneer stumbled upon a painting possibly worth 15 million.

The tale and provenance involve a New York Socialite, a Scottsdale garage, and a tenacious art appraiser.

It seems as though the Laker fan may have found himself a real slam dunk.

For the news story, please read CNN’s coverage here:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/12/us/lost-jackson-pollock-painting-garage-trnd/index.html

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Post- Museum Stroll in Montecito

“In all of nature, there is something of the marvelous”- Aristotle

All photography ©2017 Leticia Marie Sanchez

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Montecito 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Montecito 3

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Review: Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Taking a Trip

Figuratively Speaking!

By

Leticia Marie Sanchez

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Despite the Seismic retrofitting currently taking place at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, this gem of a museum is well worth a visit due to the strength of its permanent collection and its innovative, thought-provoking exhibitions. The master works in the vividly curated permanent collection include masters like Maillol, Monet, Degas, Chagall, and Picasso. Auguste Rodin’sThe Walking Man” greets visitors as they enter the museum through the Ludington Court.

Aristide Maillol; Bather Putting Up Her Hair; 1930; Sculpture; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Bequest of Wright Ludington 

Santa Barbara Museum of Art 5One not-to-be missed work is Christian Marclay’s Video Installation “Telephones.” This riveting 7-minute work reveals the hopes, fears, and drama behind the incessant ring of a telephone. Drawn from more than a 100 films, this work, produced in 1995, includes images of actors ranging from Humphrey Bogart and Grace Kelly to Danny De Vito and Whoopi Goldberg. Remarkably, there is no narrator. The only narrative thread is the telephone itself. The audience is forced to play an active role, piecing together the mysterious inferences behind each look, sigh, and facial expression. The film reveals the whole gamut of emotions behind a phone call: panic, tragedy, love, expectation, concern, boredom.

Image above: Christian Marclay, Telephones 1995; Video, running time. 7:30 minutes. SBMA, Museum Purchase; @Christian Marclay. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.

A second highlight is the current timely exhibition: “You Are Going On A Trip.” Organized by independent curator Michael Duncan, this exhibition coincides with summer, a time when many embark on adventurous journeys. In this exhibit, the trip is purely figurative. Inspired by an etching by Charles Garabedian that depicts the hand of the artist touching the viewer’s consciousness, the exhibition encourages metaphorical travel. The themes of the exhibit include dreams, icons, notions of home and travel, history, and images of humans and wildlife.

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Charles Garabedian

You are Going on A Trip

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Etching 

Santa Barbara Museum of Art,

Gift of Stephen Acronico 

On the note of summer wandering, my artistic meandering brought me to one of the museum’s crown jewels, “The Pleasures of the Evening” by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. The transcendent use of light envelopes dancers at crepuscule: mystical, free spirited kin of Botticelli’s “The Three Graces.” The intoxicating light conveys the blissful warmth of a receding sunset. One presumes it is a summer eve, as the ladies bask barefoot in thin, gossamer dresses. Enraptured in the moment, they sway carefree, imagining that the sun will never leave. Admiring Corot’s work, I too did not want to leave a light so resplendent, imbued with all the promise of youth and summer. Summer proves an ideal time to expand one’s geographic and artistic horizons.

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Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

The Pleasures of the Evening

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

 

 

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Jeff Koons- Balloon Dog- a Sculpture that’s Grrreat!

Koons Balloon Dog

 

At LA’s Broad Museum, Jeff Koons’ Balloon Dog (Blue)

 

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Wise Man of the Day: Arthur Schopenhauer


 

I’ve never known any trouble that an hour’s reading didn’t assuage.”

-Arthur Schopenhauer

 

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