START Los Angeles. Washington and Western Busts a Move

START Los Angeles. Washington and Western Busts a MoveWashington Blvd. just east of Western has experienced an explosion of art, murals and coffee.Property owners Steve Wallis and Eileen Ehmann have partnered with Terry Guy, CEO of Monorex, and with the owners of the newly launched Alibi Coffee Company,  Derek Jaeschke and Will Hyndman,  to create START Los Angeles.…

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Painted Brain Comes to Pico Community

Painted Brain Comes to Pico Community When TNN heard about Painted Brain, a unique arts group opening up in the Pico/Fairfax community, we immediately rushed artist Phil America over to get an interview with David Leon, who co-founded the organization with Eli Israelian.TNN:    Can you describe Painted Brain's mission? Painted Brain/David Leon:  Sure. To quote…

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Hilde L.A.

Hilde L.A.Walking into the unassuming bi-level gallery on Washington Boulevard, I could not escape the feeling that I was entering a space with no ceiling.  Once I started talking to Hilde Lynn Helphenstein, the director, owner, and curator of the Hilde L.A. gallery, I quickly realized why. The gallery is…

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Washington Boulevard Gets a Face Lift

Washington Boulevard Gets a Face LiftA walk down the Washington Boulevard of the past would land today’s resident in the midst of a vibrant arts scene. They would rub shoulders with famous residents sashaying down the street on their way to opening night at the theatre. They would share a drink with the musicians playing at…

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The William Grant Still Art Center

The William Grant Still Art CenterThe William Grant Still Arts Center has been a cultural and artistic staple in the West Adams District for 40 years. Located at 2520 West View Street, the Center has afforded many generations of residents access to music and art instruction that otherwise may not have been available to them. …

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The Art Of Beeing

The Art Of BeeingLouis Masai, a British artist is on a mural painting tour of the USA. He will paint over 20 murals of species under threat, in 12 cities across nine states in just two months. Mid- City got lucky when he chose a south wall on Washington Blvd. east of Western in Harvard Heights. 

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David Kordansky Gallery

David Kordansky GalleryOpening in late 2014 at La Brea Blvd. and Edgewood Place,  the David Kordansky Gallery is receiving international attention.  Kordansky, a sculptor/performance artist and graduate of Cal Arts, has been one of the youngest gallerists to be invited to the prestigious main fair of the Basel Arts Fair, has…

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The Negro In California History Murals

The Negro In California History Murals The Negro in California History -Settlement and Development by artist Hale WoodruffThe Golden State Mutual building at the corner of Western and Adams is home to two murals that are important cultural heritage landmarks. The Negro in California History - Exploration and Colonization by artist Charles Alston and The Negro in…

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Georgia Toliver Wins Prestigious Commission

Georgia Toliver Wins Prestigious Commission On October 29th, civic leaders and members of the historical preservation community celebrated the unveiling of a new sculpture monument, dedicated to the contribution of architect Paul Revere Williams.  Commissioned by the South Central Los Angeles Regional Center (SCLARC), the large bronze bas relief is located at SCLARC's Legacy Plaza…

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MoCA Partners with The Underground

MoCA Partners with The Underground"We value Noah’s work and are collaborating with him in realizing his vision of the Underground Museum, stated a senior official of the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles about a new working relationship between the downtown museum and Mid-City’s Underground Museum.  As reported in Dec. 2014 #39 issue of TNN,…

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Established in August of 2008 by writerartist Dianne V. Lawrence, The Neighborhood News covers the events, people, history, politics and historic architecture of communities throughout the Mid-City and West Adams area in Los Angeles Council District 10.

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