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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Big Picture LA

Big Picture LAThe West Washington Boulevard art scene continues to heat up with the opening in May of another alternative art space, Big Pictures LAFounded and operated by artist/curator Doug Crocco, Big Pictures LA is a studio and public art space located at 2424 West Washington Blvd., in a former laundry building…

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The Underground Museum

The Underground Museum Editor's Note:  Washington Corridor between Crenshaw and Western is seeing a burst of new Art Gallery's. When galleries move in, community renewal often follows.  We are excited to bring attention to this activity and start with a report on The Underground Museum. Among the used restaurant supply houses and…

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Eve Kemp

Eve KempBringing Cool, Color and Care to An Expanding Art CommunityWe first met Eve Kemp when he strode into the Wellington Square Farmers market dressed in striking high style.Friendly and engaging we soon found out he was an artist who had recently moved into one of a series of storefront…

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The Ballard Family Annual Summer "Jam"

The Ballard Family Annual Summer They came to jam. Some of the best musicians, singers, music producers and music engineers in Los Angeles got together in the backyard of a family home on 23rd Street and South Gramercy Place.  They sang and played from 3:00 p.m. to almost 3:00 a.m. at the 24th Ballard Family…

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The Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company's Historic Art Collection

The Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company's Historic Art CollectionMuch has been written about the future of the Golden State Mutual  Life Insurance Company‘s iconic murals still hanging in the closed West Adams building located at the corner of Western and Adams.  But now, thanks to an important exhibition currently on display at the California African-American Museum (CAAM),those works…

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The 21st Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival

The 21st Annual Pan African Film & Arts FestivalThe 21st Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival On February 7, 2013 members of the Pan African film and arts industry slowly arrived on the red carpet in various forms of casual and formal dress at the Director’s Guild on Sunset Boulevard. Photographers jockeyed for positions on the carpet inside…

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Graffiti Grows Up

Graffiti Grows Up Graffiti has often been a negative topic of discussion in city business meetings as well as community block club meetings.  The negative view of graffiti is beginning to change with the proliferation and recognition of graffiti art – a whole different animal. You may recall a few issues back;…

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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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