5 Design Things To Do This Week

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Your week in design events from DnA.


1. LA Art Show + Los Angeles Jewelry and Antique Show

Art from the UAE and from Myanmar will be among offerings at this year’s LA Art Show, launched in 1994 as a vehicle for American regionalism but now expanded into one of LA’s more global art fairs. Golden Globe winner Amy Adams will co-host the opening night party Wednesday, benefitting St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. And on Saturday at 5PM, DnA’s Frances Anderton will join Robbie Conal, Elizabeta Betinski, Rick Robinson and Margaret Bruning on a panel about public art and “who is it for,” hosted by art critic Shana Nys Dambrot and artist Brad Howe. While at the convention center, check out the Los Angeles Jewelry and Antique Show (also produced by the Palm Beach Show Group, which presents the LA Art Show). Click here for full ticket info. And listen to this DnA for a discussion about the art fair phenom, featuring Nys Dambrot and others.

When: January 14-18, 2015

Where: Los Angeles Convention Center; 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles

Tickets: GA for one day $15. Click here for full ticket info.

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Catherine Opie, Untitled #11, 2013, ©Catherine Opie, Courtesy of Regen Projects Los Angeles

2. Photo LA

It’s an art fair bonanza in downtown this weekend. Taking place not far from the convention center, at The REEF/LA Mart, is the annual Photo LA, this year honoring venerable LA photographer Catherine Opie. (In case you are wondering, The REEF is the new branding for LA Mart, now describing itself as “a complete habitat of creation.”) On Friday lunchtime, DnA’s Frances Anderton, curator of Sink Or Swim at the Annenberg Space For Photography, will join curators and photographers James Welling, Mimi Zeiger, Grant Mudford, Gordon Baldwin for a discussion about architecture and photography, moderated by architect Barbara Bestor.

When: January 15-18 2015

Where: 7354 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles

Tickets: One day pass $20; Multi-day pass $35. Click here for tickets.

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Photo by Sandra Cohen-Rose and Colin Rose via Flickr

3. A+ D Urban Hike Along the Miracle Mile

Although the Miracle Mile is regarded as an area that has historically favored the automobile over the pedestrian, A+D Museum will lead a tour by foot this weekend to explore some of the neighborhood’s architectural gems: museums, art deco buildings and 1920’s garden apartments.

For another urban adventure, join bike shop Flying Pigeon LA for a dim sum bike ride in Silver Lake.

When: Saturday January 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Where:  Meeting locations sent via email prior to each Urban Hike.

Tickets: $20 for the public, $10 for members. Click here for tickets.

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4. Opening of The Huntington’s new Steven S. Koblik Education and Visitor Center

Head to The Huntington this weekend, where an expanded visitor’s center will be open to the public. Featuring an expanded store, a new coffee shop and a new admissions area, these improvements are part of a larger upgrade that will be unveiled in April.

While there, you can check out their exhibition Working Women: Images of Female Labor in the Art of Thomas Rowlandson.

When: Opens to the public Wednesday January 14, 2015

Where: 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino

Tickets: Free and open to the public.

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Jim Hodges. Untitled (one day it all comes true), 2013. Denim fabric and thread. 144 x 288 in. (3.65 x 7.31 m). Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels. © Jim Hodges

5. Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take

The first comprehensive survey to exhibit NY artist Jim Hodges’ work is currently featured at The Hammer Museum in Westwood Village. The exhibit features Hodges’s photography, drawing, works on paper, and objects rendered in mirror, lightbulbs, silk flowers, and glass alongside several major room-size installations.

Two events will happen this week in conjunction with the end of the Jim Hodges exhibit: a film marathon and John Grant in concert.

When: On view until January 18, 2015

Where: The Hammer Museum; 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles

Tickets: Admission to all exhibitions and public programs is free and open to the public.

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*Plus, a bonus event to commemorate MLK Day

Sister Corita Kent
Corita Kent someday is now, 1964 Silkscreen print on paper 24 x 35 7/8 inches Private Collection Photograph by Arthur Evans, courtesy of the Tang Museum at Skidmore College

Aside from going out to see Ava Duvernay’s Selma, another way to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day this weekend will take place at All Saints Church. In partnership with the Pasadena Museum of California Art, visitors can create art inspired by Sister Corita Kent, join in a procession in honor of MLK and picnic with food provided by Pie ‘n Burger and Crepe’n Around.

When: Saturday January 17, 2015 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Where: All Saints Church 132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena

Tickets: Free and open to the public.

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