Education in LA Trip to Machine Project

Education in LA had another outstanding outing, this time to visit our friends at Machine Project. This wildly creative group may confound you and make you think you need to clean your glasses (am I really seeing this?) but they never fail to amuse and delight anyone with a sense of humor and whimsy.  For our visit, two groups of …

Education in LA Trip to Descanso

On a crisp clear November day, Descanso Gardens was beckoning. It was certainly our pleasure to have John O’Brien and David Brown lead us on a tour of the new exhibit Oasis with works among the trees and camellias, as well as in the Haaga Gallery at the top of the hill. The exhibition Oasis presents through artists’ and poets’ …

Education in LA Trip – October

Pasadena is a lovely town, but as we all know – sometimes it is really refreshing to explore other parts of Los Angeles.  The October Education in LA excursion to Art & Practice and The Underground Museum fit the bill perfectly!  Both establishments are hidden in plain sight in the nearby Crenshaw/West Adams district of Los Angeles. Founded by artist …

Education in LA trip to Wiengard Gallery at Occidental College

On September 28, 2015 we toured Heather Rasmussen: Sculptures, photographs and movement, an exhibition of new work by the Los Angeles based artist, with Aandrea Stang, gallery director and exhibition organizer. We were delighted when Heather herself joined us and charmed us with stories of the whys and hows of the creation of her interesting work, in which the artist plays …

Education in LA, April – Pomona and La Verne

Fifteen PAA members explored two campus art galleries for Education in LA outing on April 7th. Our first stop was the Kellogg University Art Gallery for a private tour with curator Michele Cairella Fillmore, to view the exhibition, “Abstract Mystique.”  This exhibit features work from seven of Southern California’s top female artists working in Abstraction.  Their work involves mixed media, sculpture …

Education in LA trip to Art LA Contemporary

Fun was had by all on the outing Friday, January 30th, 2015 to the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica to view the Art LA Contemporary art show.  The day was made particularly special by a guided tour led by Lowell Pettit, a New York-based art consultant and independent curator.    

Education in LA at Descanso Gardens

On a sunny late October morning, twenty PAA members enjoyed an Ed in L.A. visit to Descanso Gardens to view the installation of Signs of Life, an exhibition supported by a PAA grant and curated by John O’Brien.   We enjoyed the works of 10 contemporary artists whose subject, in one form or another, is water, before viewing the stunning …