April 26th, 2011
Suzanne Lacy presents:The University of Local Knowledge
A talk hosted at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions)
Suzanne Lacy speaks on her recent project in Bristol, England entitled The University of Local Knowledge, its process of engaging with over 300 Knowle West residents, and screens a selection of video “texts” in this first presentation in Los Angeles. Founded during the great depression in the early 1930’s, Knowle West is a small community in the southwestern English city of Bristol. Residents were relocated from run-down council estates (housing projects) to Knowle West to work in surrounding tobacco and bag factories. Eighty years later these factories have been redeveloped into urban lofts, but nearby Knowle West residents face unemployment, stereotyping, and limited access to higher education.
Thursday, April 28, 2011 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Tent Technology Workshop w/ Bruce Busby @ Materials & Applications
In their ongoing development of a shade structure for 826LA, M&A is experimenting with high performance tension structures, and is turning to tent artist Bruce Busby to lead an exploration of this unique field. Bruce will present his own work and discuss his experiences and experiments developing his exhibited tents.  Later, participants will be able to design and build their own scale prototype tents.  The best designs will perhaps be integrated into the development of the 826LA canopy, and participants can take their tent prototypes home at the end of the day. All are welcome to join M&A for a day of exploration and sharing; no experience required.  This workshop costs $60 for non-members and $45 for members to cover materials fee for specially fabricated components which participants will get to keep at the end of the day.
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Saturday, April 30th, 12pm – 5pm

Architects and designers are invited to submit work to be shown in the exhibition ‘Timeless,’  located in SUPERFRONT’s gallery at the Pacific Design Center.  The show will include projects of all types pertaining to the theme. The curatorial team welcomes entries from any spectres; both theoretical and real-time as well as varied in execution with any medium. They  will select work for presentation in public fora, an on-line installation and an exhibition for summer 2011. A catalogue of the work will be published and a lecture series will follow the opening on May 26th, 2011
April 30th, 2011 – DEADLINE

BROODWORK: It’s About Time
at OTIS College of Art and Design’s Ben Maltz Gallery.
BROODWORK: It’s About Time explores what family life can provide to creative professionals. While having both a family and a productive practice is nothing new, the trend of honoring the synthesis of the two is a current phenomenon. This exhibition is a project of BROODWORK, the multi-year, cross-disciplinary inquiry surrounding the integration of creative practice and family life founded by BROODWORK: It’s About Time curators Iris Anna Regn and Rebecca Niederlander. The curators defined, named and now investigate the practices and output of this previously unspoken vanguard community. For this project, the lens is focused on Time, and presents the themes of Juncture, Momentum, Occasion, Transference, Interval, and Expansion through a wide range of works from the fields of visual art, architecture, design, creative writing, and music within the parameters of 21st century life.  Participants include greg lynn, Michael Rotondi, so-il, Nina Tolstrup and many others.
Saturday, April 30, 4pm-6pm – Opening reception with sound performance by Health and Beauty, M.O.L.D. by Finishing School, and Project Food LA
Sunday, May 22, 2pm-5pm – BROODWORK: Marking Time at the Santa Monica Museum of Art SMMoA’s Cause for Creativity welcomes BROODWORK’s intergenerational exploration on how family becomes a mechanism for marking time; includes Ann Faison’s Making Time workshop and other hands-on activities.
Location: SMMoA, Bergamot Station G1, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, 90404
Info: Tickets: $5, FREE for SMMoA Members
Saturday, June 4, 11am – Gallery Tour with BROODWORK curators

Santa Monica Landscapes – A Garden Tour
The Santa Monica Conservancy will host its second “Landscapes of Santa Monica” tour on Sunday, May 1. This year’s tour, sponsored, in part, by Merrihew’s Sunset Gardens, includes 11 unique residential gardens, celebrating Santa Monica’s diverse neighborhoods. Visitors will find inspiration from this rich variety of landscape environments, including several gardens which focus on water conservation. Highlights include sustainable native plants and drought-tolerant exotics; outdoor rooms, pathways, and creative adornments; a 90-year-old landmarked Eucalyptus tree; gardens by well-known Santa Monica landscape designers; and a California native plant sale sponsored by the Theodore Payne Foundation. Homeowners and docents will provide information on the history and features of each garden. At some sites, the landscape architect/designer will be available to answer questions. A self-guided tour brochure will enable visitors to explore the sites in the sequence of their choice. Refreshments will be provided at a few locations. Tickets are $35 for the public; $25 for Santa Monica Conservancy members.
Pick up tickets and brochures at a check-in table in the parking lot of the Department of Motor Vehicles, 2235 Colorado Ave (at Cloverfield Blvd.), Santa Monica 90404. More information available by leaving a message at 310-496-3146.
Sunday, May 1st, 1-5pm


UCLA AUD Beyond the Fringe Lecture Series -René van Zuuk

Principal, René van Zuuk Architecture, Almere

Based in Almere, the Netherlands, René van Zuuk has created an interesting portfolio with a large variety of designs including work in housing, civic buildings, infrastructure, museums, and sports facilities. In all the designs there is a continuous search for methods that guide each project. The aim of the work is to unite a maximized degree of ‘particularity’ through the final product with simplicity in manufacturing. René van Zuuks’ knowledge of building production technology is of crucial importance. Almost every project derives its expression from an idea, an invention that initiates and boosts the design process.

Monday, May 2, 2011 | 6:30pm, UCLA’S Decafe
AIA | LA Presents: 2×8 Source
2×8 is an annual exhibition sponsored by the AIA|LA, showcasing exemplary student work from architecture and design institutions throughout California.  Each of the participating academic programs selects two projects that exemplify its core vision.  The students’ design work will be judged by a noteworthy panel of architects and designers, who will then announce the winners at the exhibition opening and convene in a forum to discuss the successful work.
May 3, 2011 through June 3, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 7th, 2011 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm
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MAK Center Presents Two-Part Exhibtion, 91 92 93, With the Schindler House as the Backdrop
The MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House recently premiered the first half of a two-part exhibition, entitled 91 92 93 . The exhibition, presented in January and May, will examine the creation of an aesthetic idiom through key projects of the early 1990s with the migration of artists from New York to Los Angeles. Part one of the exhibition serves as a performative aspect, with the residence of Warren Niesluchowski, longtime assistant to Alanna Heiss of P.S. 1 in New York City. His piece will continue exploring concepts first presented in Simon Leung’s installation Warren Piece (in the 1970s) –which will be shown in part two of the exhibit–as a modern chapter in the enigmatic figure’s life.
Part Two: May 11, 2011 to August 1, 2011

“Joseph Eichler and His Architects: The Men Behind Eichler Homes”
Writer David Weinstein presents a “behind the scenes” look at how famed real estate developer Joseph Eichler created quintessential residential subdivisions in the 1950s. Tour of Eichler homes in Balboa Highlands is offered 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. Lecture tickets:  $12, free to Friends of the Gamble House (FoGH) members. Tour tickets are $35 FOGH and $45 public. Reservations are required. (626) 793-3334 ext. 52 or visit
Friday May 13, 2011 – 7:30pm

“Preservation on the Edge”
The annual conference will take place at the historic Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows in Santa Monica from May 15 – 18, 2011, and will offer numerous educational sessions and explore provocative topics relative to the conference theme: “Preservation on the Edge.”
May 15 thru 18, 2011

25th Annual Last Remaining Seats.
The Los Angeles Conservancy celebrates a quarter century of presenting classic films and live entertainment in historic theatres. May 25 – June 29; Wednesdays at 8 p.m., plus bonus screenings Sunday, June 26 to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Palace Theatre. All screenings in the Broadway Historic Theatre District of downtown Los Angeles. Advance tickets $20 for general public, $16 for L.A. Conservancy members. Tickets on sale March 30 to members, April 13 to general public. (213) 430-4219
May 25, 2011 to June 29, 2011 – Wednesdays starting at 8:00pm

Some Assembly Required: Assemblage & Collage
at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles
“Some Assembly Required – Assemblage & Collage” at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles features some of the most widely acknowledged contemporary and modern artists associated with the ascent of collage and assemblage. Assemblage and collage have been prevalent since the mid-twentieth century in virtually all aspects of contemporary art, ranging from painting to installation – from the figurative/narrative to the most ephemeral conceptual art.  Included in this exhibition of more than 50 works are artists most identified with these disciplines, including Joseph Cornell, Man Ray, Louise Nevelson, Romare Bearden, Hannelore Baron, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella and others.
February 19 thru April 30, 2011

Nicholette Kominos: crumpled, cut, and divide
Artist’s statement: My current series of drawings and sculptures offer a continued exploration of the elemental line and the impact it has on the structure and context of its surrounding space. The calligraphic or linear inscriptions are quirky and awkward, casually or forcefully dissecting and defining, becoming metaphors for corporal and emotional dichotomies. Transparent Vellum is embossed, cut, crumbled, drenched with water, and divided in half; bent and rolled re-barb and steel are partially wrapped in mounds of pipe cleaners and soft material, while other areas of the hard metal are left exposed, as pattern and texture mark irregular relationships and forms revert back and forth between flat and expanded space. Through the interplay of odd shapes, incongruous material, and a pale palette I strive to retain a sense of simplicity so that physical subtleties can be emphasized and psychological associations elicited.
April 3 thru May 1, 2011

L.A. Fine Art Square (1969 – 1973 ) Victor Hendereson and Terry Schoonhoven
Saturday April 2 2011 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm Opening Reception
April 2nd through May 7th – Exhibition
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A Marriage of Craft and Design: The Work of Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman
Artist-designers Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman brought beautiful, yet affordable, home accessories to a rapidly expanding post-World War II California population. With their talents in decorative art and design, the couple helped to shape the phenomenon that came to be known as “Mid-Century California Modernism.”
January 23 thru May 8, 2011

Crossing the Line: A Space by Tanya Aguiñiga
Born in Tijuana, Mexico, Aguiñiga has lived much of her life in the US. “Having lived in two different countries, I don’t feel like I really belong to either. I’m tethered between two different worlds,” she says. She also finds herself at the crossroads of fine arts and craft, and the feminine and masculine. For her exhibition, Crossing the Line: A Space by Tanya Aguiñiga, at CAFAM, Aguiñiga created a spontaneous, site-specific structure. Made up of criss-crossed yarn with floating woven pieces that are intersected with furniture made specifically for the exhibition, the work experiments with boundaries and suspension. The result is a sort of cave where visitors can seek respite, with a mix of the functional and the purely aesthetic-a connection of disparate planes.
January 23 thru May 8, 2011

Bestor Architecture – Silent Disco
The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) is pleased to announce the exhibition Silent Disco by Los Angeles-based architecture firm Barbara Bestor Architecture, on view in the SCI-Arc Gallery from April 1 through May 15, 2011. Architecture students are the “imagined” client for this temporary disco installation. Providing respite from the institutional production of architecture with a lightly hedonistic program, Silent Disco aims to support social and communal experiences. The architectural project here is not limited to the execution of a design and its special effects, but a framework to encourage visual, physical and social pleasure.  The design of the structure is an overscaled, unfolded demi-dodecahedron model that contains a strong graphic interface.
April 1 through May 15, 2011.

Edward Cella Art + Architecture announces a solo exhibition of a trilogy of new    works by contemporary artist and sculptor Brad Miller. Using the elements of clay, wood and fire, Miller creates three interconnected yet discrete bodies of work that suggest the life generating systems found in nature. His installation of branching porcelain sculptures, burned wood panels inscribed with bisymmetric forms, and carved clay vessels evoke the cellular patterns that are the very genesis of life.
April 23 through June 28, 2011