February – PAA’s First Salon

At the PAA Board meeting in Saint Malo last September, Marsha Bohr called out a request for the organization to provide experiences for us to “learn more about art!” The first ever PAA Salon held at the home of Katy Champ on February 18th certainly did just that. It was a delightful evening of food, conversation, and stimulating talk. Gwen …

Education in LA – Breaking Bread in LA: Connecting Communities and Cultures Through Food at Oxy Arts

On November 7th, PAA members met to visit Oxy Arts on York. The group show Breaking Bread in LA: Connecting Communities and Cultures Through Food was curated by Meldia Yesayan, Director of Oxy Arts. The exhibition explores the inclusive culture of food and how it transcends conventional systems of power. According to the director, “‘Breaking Bread’ is an opportunity to consider our …

Education in LA – The Invisible Teahouse Project at the Pasadena Buddhist Temple

A group of PAA members met to tour The Invisible Teahouse at the Pasadena Buddhist Temple. The Invisible Teahouse is a series of events and shows that explore the history of a teahouse formerly located on the grounds of the temple in northeast Pasadena. After World War II, the temple had become an important center for the Japanese community but was subsequently restored and …

EDUCATION OUTSIDE LA – Washington DC

Editor’s Note: The trip to DC was impeccably planned, flawlessly executed and enjoyed completely by all who had the good fortune to join Laura O’Connor and Gina Knox on this most excellent adventure. Below is a brief synopsis of the four day trip in the co-chairs’ own words. Twenty-three art lovers in PAA traveled east on April 29 th to …

Education in LA – DesertX

A somewhat mis-leading title as the most recent installment of Ed in LA actually involved travel outside the vicinity to Palm Desert, Coachella Valley and beyond! Twelve lucky souls headed out on Sunday, March 24 th to be there in time for the early morning call for Monday’s day-long bus excursion and picnic lunch. We’ll let the pictures do the …

Ed in LA trip to San Pedro – February 12, 2019

On a bright sunny Tuesday, 20 PAA members headed down the 110 freeway to San Pedro. First stop, Angels Gate Cultural Center, a former Army barracks on a spectacular bluff above the harbor and the Pacific Ocean. The center provides professional work-studio space for 52 artists along with community and cultural outreach through classes and art education programs in the …

EDUCATION IN LA – Marciano Art Foundation

As the skies cleared from a welcome rain, a group of 20 PAA members arrived at the Marciano Art Foundation. We began our visit with lunch in the gallery café to accommodate the timing of our private tour before joining our guide. Priscilla Eilene met us at the entrance and provided interesting background history of the Scottish Rite Masonic order …

EDUCATION IN LA – LACE

On November 14, about thirteen PAA members enjoyed an Education in LA trip to LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) to view THE MOJAVE PROJECT. Our exhibition guide was Sarah Russin, Executive Director of LACE, assisted by Andrew Freire, Exhibition Manager. THE MOJAVE PROJECT is an experimental transmedia documentary and curated project led by Kim Stringfellow exploring the physical, geological and …

Ed in LA: Art Center

EDUCATION IN LA     Co-chairs: Rita Flynn and Shelley Sackett This is Not a Selfie March 28, 2017 ArtCenter College of Design On an exceptionally sunny day in the last week of March, Education in LA hosted a special viewing of This is Not a selfie exhibited in the Alyce de Roulet Gallery, ArtCenter College of Design. The touring show …

Ed in LA: The Underground Museum

EDUCATION IN LA   MARCH 7TH 2017 On March 7th, PAA Education in LA organized a visit to The Underground Museum. This unique institution, a storefront open to the public on Washington Blvd., brings first class contemporary art to the people of West Adams/Crenshaw area.  The museum has now received it’s second PAA grant supporting exhibits – including Artists of Color. …