Education Outside LA Trip to Ciudad Mexico and Puebla

The afternoon of Monday May 15th found 22 intrepid PAA travelers converging at the elegant and luxurious Four Seasons Mexico City for the start of a six day adventure.  Margaritas and guacamole at the 50 mils bar and an introduction to Dr. Sara Aroeste, then onto “the bus” for a trip to the studio of Polish born Mexican artist Xawery …

Education in LA – Palm Springs In A Day

The final Education in LA trip for the year involved a little travel, a small side-trip, a smidgen of shopping, a delightful lunch and a wonderful bit of art; all within 100 miles of LA.  On a rare cool day in May, the nine travelers actually made better than expected time and were able to cruise by the Kauffman House …

Education in LA – Art and Home Tour at MonteCedro

During what was the the busiest week for the Art Alliance this year, the Karen/Kirsten Ed in LA team organized a SOLD OUT trip to beautiful Altadena on Tuesday March 14th to tour the homes of four of our beloved members who have moved to MonteCedro. In addition, we had a tour of the public art in the main building, …

Education in LA – Scripps Ceramic Annual

On Tuesday, March 7, Education in LA headed to Scripps College to the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, where we were met by Mary MacNaughton and Joan Takayama-Ogawa for a tour of the Scripps College 73rd Ceramic Annual: A Sense of Place.  Joan, a professor of Ceramics and Product Design at Otis College of Art and Design, organized the exhibition. She …

Education in LA – Gemini G.E.L.

On the evening of January 12, our Ed in LA group went to Gemini G.E.L where we were met by Suzanne Felsen and Ayn Grinstein (daughters of the Gemini G.E.L. founders).   We were treated to wine and appetizers then we went to the print room where Case Hudson (Gemini’s master printer) explained the process of printing from an etching.   We …

Education in LA – Hammer

Education Inside L.A. Karen Smits and Diane Cornwell arranged a for a group of intrepid, fun-loving PAA members to visit the Hammer Museum for a tour of Made in LA 2016: a, the, though, only with the curator, Aram Moshayedi, in July.

Education In LA – PMCA, “Claire Falkenstein: Beyond Sculpture”

Education Inside LA enjoyed a personalized tour with curator Jay Belloli to see Claire Falkenstein: Beyond Sculpture at the Pasadena Museum of California Art on June 8, 2016. Claire Falkenstein, an innovator with a maverick vision and a seemingly bottomless appetite for different media, lived and worked in Paris and Italy in the 1950s, before she returned and settled in …

Education in LA – Studio Visit: Nancy Baker Cahill and Tanya Aguinaga

Education Inside LA enjoyed a double-header visit to the studios of member and visual artist Nancy Baker Cahill and fellow artist, Tanya Aguiñaga in Atwater Village. We began with a viewing of a video background of Tanya’s personal and artistic background in Tijuana, and then learned of her current work at the US-Mexico border that will culminate with a collaborative …

Education Outside LA Trip to Bentonville, Arkansas

For three glorious days, twenty PAA members, explored the unique offerings of Bentonville, Arkansas and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Crystal Bridges’ permanent collection spans five centuries of American masterworks ranging from the Colonial era to the current day. Included within the collection are iconic images such as Asher B. Durand’s Kindred Spirits, Rosie the Riveter by Norman Rockwell, and Andy Warhol’s Dolly Parton, each …

Education In LA – University Art Museum, California State University Long Beach

Education Inside LA enjoyed a personalized tour with artists Rebecca Campbell and Samantha Fields to see Dreams of Another Time at the University Art Museum, California State University Long Beach. The dynamic pair led us through the exhibition of new works that skillfully employed compositional devices – such as lens flares and digital blurs by Fields and the superimposition by …