Delirious LA Calendar November 15, 2010.
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UPCOMING LOS ANGELES AREA EVENTS:
Tour the Mark Taper Forum with AIA|LA Historic Resources Committee
The AIA|LA Historic Resources Committee invites you to this special tour of the famed Mark Taper Forum in Downtown Los Angeles. Join a representative from the Music Center, as well as a member of Rios Clementi Hale Studios, responsible for the renovation of Welton Becket’s original design, for an inside look at the history and design of this iconic building.
November 15, 2010 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Lecture: BplusU, Herwig Baumgartner + Scott Uriu – Vectorfields
Woodbury University in the Ahmanson Main Space
November 16, 2010 – 6:00pm
EVENT: Nov. 18 at Seven Grand – George Kelly, AIA Presents and Architecture for Humanity LA – RSVP
Join FORM November 18 as we celebrate November/December’s Designing for the Senses issue at Seven Grand. Featuring a presentation on bar/lounge design with George Kelly, AIA of Kelly Architects.
Find out how to support Architecture for Humanity LA for 2011.
November 18, 2010 – 6:30pm to 9:00pm
MAIRA KALMAN: VARIOUS ILLUMINATIONS (OF A CRAZY WORLD)
The Skirball Cultural Center presents the first major museum survey of the work of illustrator, author, and designer Maira Kalman (b. 1949 Tel Aviv), known for her whimsical yet probing imagery. On view from November 17, 2010 through February 13, 2011, Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World) features original works on paper that span thirty years, along with less widely seen works in photography, design, embroidery, textiles, and performance.
Tuesday, November 16, 8:00 pm
November 17, 2010-February 13, 2011
Coy Howard Gallery Exhibition Discussion: Part I + Part II
A two-part exhibition by SCI-Arc long-time faculty member Coy Howard is being presented in the SCI-Arc Gallery this fall, with Part II: Whispers and Echoes, opening on November 19 and remaining on view through January 9, 2011.
Friday, November 19, 7pm
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13.3% – An Open Call Exhibition
The exhibition 13.3%… borrows from the conceptual structure of curator Lucy Lippard’s landmark 1973 exhibition of conceptual art, c. 7,500, in which each work on display fit into a standard manila envelope. Lippard’s exhibition contested the belief that there were no women making conceptual art at the time – and she did so by mailing evidence of this work directly to the gallery for display. Nearly forty years later, 13.3%… provides a space and form in which to consider the contributions and visibility of today’s practicing female architects. Responses in any form (drawings, writing, videos, artifacts, etc.) will be exhibited in The Project Space at WUHo on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, California, from December 2010 to January 2011.
Submission materials and entry form must arrive to the gallery in a standard manila envelope (9 by 12-inch)
Postmarked by November 20, 2010.
Lecture: Thom Mayne
Morphosis, Woodbury University in the Ahmanson Main Space.
November 23, 2010 – 6:00pm
Lea Anderson – Membrainchain: A Mind-Blending Installation
In Membrainchain, Anderson connects hundreds upon hundreds of distinct “Membrain” units together in a meandering but never-ending chain, filling the exhibition space. The membrane-like materials exude chromatic vitality and movement in a growing, interconnected circuit. Each transparent, sprouting form is made through a complex digital process related to painting and sculpture. Offramp Gallery is pleased to present Membrainchain: A Mind-Blending Installation by Albuquerque-based artist, Lea Anderson, from October 24 – November 21, 2010. The closing reception will be on Sunday, November 21, from 2-5pm with an artist’s talk at 3pm.
October 24, 2010 to November 21, 2010
November 21, 2010 – 2:00pm to 5:00pm – Artists talk at 3pm.
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Woodbury University, in the Fletcher Jones Auditorium
December 3, 2010 – 5:30pm
SCI-ARC GALLERY EXHIBITION BOOK DEBUT
The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) announces the book release of SCI-Arc Gallery 2002-10, produced by SCI-Arc Press and published by AADCU, Beijing. A discussion with gallery exhibitors and Director Eric Owen Moss will be held in SCI-Arc’s W.M. Keck Lecture Hall on Friday, December 3, 2010, at 7:00 pm. A book signing and reception will follow.
December 3, 2010, at 7:00 pm
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Skid Row’s Socially Conscious Architect: Talk and Tour With Michael Maltzan
On Dec 4th, join us for a talk with Michael about his projects on Skid Row, including the Rainbow and Carver apartments commissioned by Skid Row Housing Trust and the Inner City Arts campus. We’ll be meeting at ICA and following Michael’s lecture in the library, we’ll be going on a tour of campus.
The lecture is free, but in the spirit of the season and event, we ask that attendees bring a donation of art supplies.
December 4th, 2010 – 11:00am
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ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION’S ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER
Celebrate the holidays with friends, a light dinner & refreshments. Start your holiday gift shopping with their famous silent and live auctions while supporting a worthy cause. The Association for Women in Architecture Foundation Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to raise and award scholarships to women studying architecture and the allied fields. All proceeds from the evening benefit the AWAF Scholarship Fund. Cost is $50, payable in advance by Nov 29th.
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December 4, 2010 from 6:30pm
‘To the Manor Reborn’ West Adams Heritage Association’s 24th annual Holiday Historic Homes Tour and Progressive Dinner
It’s time to celebrate the Holiday Season with “To the Manor Reborn,” West Adams Heritage Association’s (WAHA) annual Holiday Historic Homes Tour and Progressive Dinner – a wonderful, once-a-year opportunity to wine and dine in some of the finest homes in historic West Adams.
Saturday and Sunday, December 4 and 5
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AIA|LOS ANGELES ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR ARCH IS COMPETITION
The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) is pleased to announce a call for entries for the 2010 Arch Is competition. Only in its sophomore year, Arch Is is the newest addition to the AIA|Los Angeles’s growing roster of programs. The competition invites young architects and designers to share their portfolios and philosophies with an esteemed panel of judges. Two talented winners will be awarded with a public forum and the rare opportunity to share their perspective on what architecture is with the design community. The winner will also receive a cash award.
November 8 – December 17, 2010
ONGOING LOS ANGELES AREA EVENTS:
SCI-ARC LIBRARY GALLERY EXHIBITION: Jakob + MacFarlane ABOUT
The exhibition will feature drawings, renderings, and photographs of two projects currently under construction in France: the Orange Box in Lyon, and the FRAC Centre (Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain) in Orléans.
November 3 – December 12, 2010
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Exhibition: VECTORFIELDS |Scott Uriu and Herwig Baumgartner
Recent work by BplusU (Herwig Baumgartner and Scott Uriu). The installation reconstructs the lively studio space of BplusU with all its artifacts, materials, and mockups into the WUHo gallery. It will create an intimate insight into the design process that includes studies of formal and digital transformation of sound wave patterns into building structures, representation of the digital design and fabrication processes, and utilization of Vectorfields in the design process of BplusU.
November 4 through November 27
Exhibition Hours: Thursdays through Sundays 1-6pm
BROODWORK online series:
BROODWORK has kicked off a project series with Herman Miller’s Lifework online:
‘LIGHT FRAMES’, GAIL PETER BORDEN’S INSTALLATION
Los Angeles, CA - Architecture and landscape research center, Materials & Applications (M&A), welcomes Gail Peter Borden and his pair of towering structures which are being assembled over the course of three weekends by community participants. The opening, which will attract architecture and design enthusiasts from all over Southern California, is free and open to all.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 16, 4PM – 6PM to mid-March, from 10am-10pm.
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URBAN HIKES: FORGOTTEN LA
A unique series of tours devoted to the exploration and celebration of sometimes-forgotten parts of Los Angeles. URBAN HIKES provides a unique and enriching view into neighborhoods such as Little Tokyo, Leimert Park, MacArthur Park, Korea Town, the Downtown Historic Core, Boyle Heights and many more. The Summer 2010 Urban Hike series included, Echo Park, MacArthur Park and a dip in the LA River. Los Angeles poet and native Mike Sonksen, aka ‘Mike the Poet’, performs his poems live and loud while providing a cultural, historical, and architectural tour exploring the forgotten and hidden gems in our City of Angels.
EAGLE ROCK > SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5 > 11AM
General PER TOUR: $15
A+D Members + students PER TOUR: $5
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