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This Weekend in LA: Cultural Events June 14-17

Mingei East and West

Art Critic Yanagi Soetsu invented the term “Mingei” which means “folk art” to advocate art which is natural, traditional, functional, simple, and selfless. The beauty of this new exhibit is that it explores the connection and mutual influence of Japanese art and the California Arts and Crafts movement.

June 6, 2008 through January 6, 2009

Pacific Asia Museum 46 North Los Robles Avenue Pasadena, CA, 91101. 626.449.2742.

Hours: Wed – Sun: 10:00am-6:00pm

Sake bottle (tokurri), motif by Shoji Hamada,

Japan, early 20th century, Photo By Julian Bermudez

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The Poetry of Paper by Yoshio Ikezaki

Ikezaki’s work is indeed poetic, evocative, and ethereal. His sculptures, paper collages, and Sumi Ink Paintings conjure literal landscapes as well as the more metaphysical landscape of the human mind and imagination. Like the poet John Keats, you may ask yourself, “Do I wake, or do I sleep?” Once you feast your eyes on Ikezaki’s creations, you will step into the realm of gathered dreams.

Curated by Homeira Goldstein

Exhibition Dates: June 11, 2008- July 24, 2008

Manhattan Beach Art Center. 1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard. Manhattan Beach,CA, (310) 802-5440

Gallery hours: Tuesday: 2-6PM; Wed: 4-8 PM Thu: 2-6 PM Sat: 1-5 PM; Closed Sun, Mon, & Fri


Sculpture:The Earth Breathes; Paper Collage: Gathered Dreams
Sumi Ink Painting:Timeless Auras





Schoenberg Hall, UCLA – Free Admission

The foundation gives away the largest cash prizes in the world to first place winners for solo piano and voice.

Mon/Tues. June 16/17 10-5 piano; 7-10:30 voice
Wed. June 18 10-5 piano; 6-10:30 voice Semi-F
Thur. June 19 10-5 piano Semi-Final
Fri. June 20 7-11 Voice Final
Sat. June 21 1:30-5 & 7-10:30 Piano Final

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True vs. Colored Sculpture:

A Nineteenth-Century Debate about the Renaissance 

Sat. June 14: 3:00 p.m.

Art historian Bruce Boucher explores the 19th century debate about the use of color on sculpture, a technique widely practiced from Antiquity through the Renaissance.

. Getty Villa. 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades, California

Admission: Free; a ticket is required

Call (310) 440-7300 or use the “Get Tickets” button below.


Posted by on June 13th, 2008

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