Delirious LA Calendar November 22, 2010
UPCOMING LOS ANGELES AREA EVENTS:
Lecture: Thom Mayne
Morphosis, Woodbury University in the Ahmanson Main Space.
November 23, 2010 – 6:00pm
UCLA Architecture & Urban Design : Marcos Cruz
Marcos Cruz, based in London, is an architect, principal of
marcoandmarjan, and director of the Bartlett School of
Architecture in London. His research is dedicated to a future
vision of the body in architecture. It questions the
contemporary relationship between the Human and the
Architectural Flesh. Marcosandmarjan is an experimental
practice focusing on the applicability of new design techniques
and innovative construction technologies in architecture as
well as the development of new typological, topological and
‘corpological’ conditions in complex building projects.
Monday, November 29, 2010 – 6:30pm
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.
For RSVP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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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2010 Annual SCDF Design Awards Event
The Annual SCDF Design Awards recognize the contributions and commitment of the business enviroment and the communities of Southern California. This year, the following Awards will be given to deserving projects: Commercial / Mixed Use Buildings Award, Institutional Buildings Award, Residential Buildings Award, Hospitality Design Award, Interiors Award, Unbuilt Concept / In Construction / On The Boards, Urban Design + Planning.
Tuesday December 14, 2010 – 7:15am to 9:00am
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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:
Michael Whiting : Sculptures
Cabana Home, in collaboration with Edward Cella Art + Architecture, presents a solo exhibition of new steel sculptures by Southern California artist Michael Whiting. Constructed from welded steel and coated with bright automotive enamels, Whiting creates playful works inspired by the forms and imagery of early video gaming and computer graphics. Recognizing the extreme sparseness of forms inherent to the constraints of pixel-based technologies Whiting states, “In my visual experience Pac-man came before Donald Judd or Carl Andre. For me, Mondrian’s Broadway Boogie Woogie will always be an homage to Pac-man. My current work explores the visual connection between minimalism and early video games.”
November 15, through January 9, 2010
Monday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
First Exhibition “Venice from then to now”
Yann Perreau is pleased to announce the opening of “Here is Elsewhere” gallery as part of “Design Loves Art” at Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles. “Here is Elsewhere” is a project space dedicated to exploring the hidden history that links artists from “Here” -So Cal- with artists from “Elsewhere”.
“Venice artists from then to now”, the first exhibition at the gallery, will open on November 18th at 5 pm. This group show will explore Venice Beach’s rich and radical art scene, from the 1960’s until now. When the Ferus Gallery opened, Venice was an affordable paradise for a community of artists, dealers, homeless, rock stars and Beat poets. This is the place where key figures of the Southern California art scene met to create their most experimental works. “I wouldn’t live anywhere else” explains Larry Bell who returned to his original studio on Pacific Avenue recently after years in Tao, New Mexico. Forty years after its pioneer time, Venice is now often seen as passé or cliché. It would have become gentrified, some kind of a touristic resort. It would have lost its soul.
Opening Reception on November 18th 2010. 5 – 8:30 pm
November 19 th -Jan 15 th 2010
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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.
WUHo (Woodbury Hollywood): 6518 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028
November 4 through November 27
Exhibition Hours: Thursdays through Sundays 1-6pm
‘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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