Join Us for ENVISION: Closing Celebration of VisionLA Fest

Join Us for ENVISION: Closing Celebration of VisionLA Fest

ENVISION, the closing celebration for VisionLA Fest ’15!

Join us as we celebrate the inaugural 12 day Arts Festival, applaud the artists and producers who have presented work at VisionLA Fest, and award local leaders for their passionate stewardship of our environment.

Awardees include Nurit Katz – Chief Sustainability Officer for UCLA and Romel Pascual – Executive Director of CicLAvia!

L.A.’s Poet Laureate Luis J. Rodriguez will kick the evening off at 8:00 with an original piece. DJ Jedi will provide a soundscape before and after a special 50 minute installation dance / concert from Los Angeles based String Theory Productions – just for us!

Enjoy food from Mama’s Hot Tamales ,open bars serving wine and L.A.’s own DRY RIVER BREWERY beer, all included with the price of admission.

This ZERO WASTE, OUTDOOR event is hosted by Arts Earth Partnership – authors of the first state-recognized arts and cultural green business certification program in the world, based right here in Los Angeles.
(All tickets are tax deductible.)
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La Plaza de Cultura y Artes – 501 North Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 – View Map
Words to Save the World

Words to Save the World

Activist & Environmental Poetry

VisionLA ’15 Climate Action Arts Festival and Beyond Baroque present Words to Save the World, poetry and prose readings of work on an environmental theme, with many pieces especially written or commissioned by the VisionLA Fest.

Writers include: Linda J. Albertano, Adam Amanuel, Elena Karena Byrne, Jamal Carter, Caycee Chapman, Dennis Cruz, Iris De Anda, Peggy Dobreer, Stephen M. Gates, S.A. Griffin, Jibon Hester, Camille Jacome, Nocholas Johnson, LaLow, Darrell Larson, Roberto Leni, Leon Martell, Luis Ordaz, Christy Ramirez, Rose Rteimeh, Beth Ruscio, Mike “The Poet” Sonksen and Heather Woodbury.

This FREE event will seek to uplift and inspire, not complain or engender anger and despair. Together we can imagine ourselves out of this mess, and write the new foundation.

Details

Date:
December 5
Time:
4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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Presenter

Darrell Larson

Venue

Beyond Baroque
681 Venice Blvd
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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Phone:
(310) 822-3006

The Cardboard Sculptures of Ron Zeno

The Cardboard Sculptures of Ron Zeno


Ron Zeno, an orphan born in Munich, Germany in 1953; was adopted by Edgar Zeno, a soldier in the United States Navy and His wife Evelyn, who brought their new son to the States at age two. Early years were spent in New York and Louisiana; however, in 1958 the Zeno family settled in California where Ron currently resides.

Ron Zeno had always had an interest in art, but never had any formal training. In an attempt to pursue his desire to do something in the art industry, he decided to attend Los Angeles Trade Tech College following his graduation from Washington Preparatory High School. After only one semester, Ron left the Collage frustrated by the confines of the classroom and a teacher who measured Ron’s Zeno work as mediocre at best.

Ron Zeno then entered the workforce, doing countless jobs before settling on a career as a bus driver. Being a bus driver, Ron was left little time to explore his passion for art. However, it was during these busy days, in his  many layover stops, between routes, which allowed him to explore his artistic talents. Being influenced by his mother, as a child he practiced drawing from comics, but with such a long time away from his passion, it was not until drawing from the back of his books of transfers and driver paperwork that his love for the art was rekindled. He no longer drew the heroes or villains from the comics, rather he now drew his fantasy themes which led him to create very imaginative castles and pyramids. But Ron did not stop there, He had the desire to bring his work off the page. In his yearning to create, Ron Zeno needed material. What could serve the purpose of bringing his 2 dimensional drawings into his 3 dimensional exploration?

Wanting material that would not be too expensive, he first thought of using foam core, a type of board used by some architects. Quickly realizing that the foam core would be very costly if he wanted to include very intricate detail in his works, Ron decided to attempt using the cardboard he had saved for recycling to do his models. From that idea, a world of beautiful cardboard creations spawned.

Ron gave his flat drawings of castle life by building his first model in 2006. Using mostly discarded pizza boxes and glue, Ron creates fully functional structures and machines like The Titanic, Eiffel Tower, Pyramids, Doll Houses and more, all built in stunning detail.
The dedicated energy and discipline to cut and paste all the intricate and exact moving parts of a replica of the Titanic, for example, cleverly highlights the energy to create the real thing.

With skills that are not diminished by his lack of training, Ron continues to fascinate those who watch him work, Whether it is watching him draw, keeping straight lines while usually using ink pens, or watching him build his exquisite cardboard creations without even recalling his grade school lessons on measuring; he delights the eye and captures true artistic prowess, He continues to create, taking several months to complete each piece, bringing to life his imagination as well as pictures from other media, never having traveled anywhere outside the United States to execute transformation of cardboard boxes into things of beauty.
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Ron Zeno Sculptures at The Armory Press Release

Ron Zeno Sculptures at The Armory Press Release

 

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THE CARDBOARD SCULPTURES OF RON ZENO

On display at The Armory Arts Center in Pasadena December 5-6, 2015

Pasadena, CA, November 18, 2015– Vision LA Festival 2015 is a month long festival that calls the attention of climate change throughout the world.  VisionLA’15 has been timed to coincide with the United Nation’s  21st “Conference of the Parties” on Climate Change (COP 21), and the concurrent Art COP21, a Paris-wide arts festival expressing support for a strong international climate treaty and positive, sustainable change.

La Mancha Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of “The Cardboard Sculptures of Ron Zeno” a two day exhibition of intricate cardboard sculptures by Los Angeles artist Ron Zeno on view at The Armory Center For The Arts is located at 145 N. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA with opening hours from 12-5 pm.

This event will be curated by Omar Holguin, award wining curator and founder of La Mancha Gallery. A  featured  selection of imposing large  sculptures made from recycled cardboard,  from “The Eiffel Tower” to “The Titanic” all fully functional and ranging from different sizes. Ron Zeno uses his dedicated energy and discipline to cut and paste intricate and exact moving parts of a replica of the Titanic for example to cleverly highlight the energy to create the real thing.  The idea is accentuated by an emphasis on sustainability and recycled materials.

During the art exhibition VisionLA’15 will present a series of films and documentaries  with themes of climate action and social transformation made by independent filmmakers and artists shown at different times during the day.

About La Mancha Gallery
La Mancha Gallery provides exhibitions and management services for art, music, fashion events, artist representation and more. We help promote the mission or goals of private companies, non-profit organizations, corporations, collectors and individuals.
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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Omar Holguin at (213) 537-7561 or email at lamanchagallery@gmail.com.

La Mancha Gallery | 790 E. Colorado Blvd., 9th Floor, Pasadena, CA 91101 | (213) 537-7561

 

2nd Annual Leimert Park Vision Theater Festival Of Stage Readings

2nd Annual Leimert Park Vision Theater Festival Of Stage Readings

You are invited to the Leimert Park Vision Theater Festival Of Staged Readings.

A community celebration of of Theater Staged Readings, Music, Arts, Food and more …
The Theater Staged Readings will consist of new and established works of Industry Panels on African American Theater History.
The event will also feature Daily tours of the Vision Theater, Q&A with Playwrights, Directors and Artists, Opening Reception and a Closing Night Gala.
The staged readings will be done in the following theaters, The Regency West, Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center and The Fernando Pullum Performing Arts Center and the The Vision Theater located at 3341 West 43rd Place in Los Angeles, CA 90008.

There will be Matinee & Evening Performances from 2:00PM to 10:00PM

14 production companies have joined the celebration and the efforts to define the Leimert Park Vision Theater as the hub of great African American theater companies, artists, writers and performers alike. The 4 day celebration will pay homage to the theater companies no longer operating in Los Angeles with stage readings of plays from their archives.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

“A play reading festival will call attention to the ongoing $23 million renovation effort at the city owned, 1930’s era Vision Theatre in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles” – Christina House for the Los Angeles Times

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]La Mancha Gallery has agreed to curate and organize an Arts Tent that will house cutting-edge art from local talent as well as top renown artists in Los Angeles. Curated by Omar Holguin the selected artwork ranging from all sizes and mediums will include world renown artists like Ron Zeno,George Combs,Enoch Mack, Kevin T. Williams, Darren Robinson and many more …

Single Admission for the Staged Readings is $10
Multiple Plays (4) Packet is $25
Weekend Pass for All Plays is $75

For the theater festival entire Leimert Park Village will come alive with music, dance poetry, art, theater readings, local food and merchants. The outdoor festivities are FREE and open to the public

For more information about buying tickets
Call: (323) 290-2386 or
Email: LeimertParkVisionTheatre@gmail.com

Fourteen theater companies have come together for play readings that began with a single performance Thursday and continue with two readings Friday evening and climax with 11 more script-in-hand performances during afternoon and evening sessions on Saturday and Sunday. A taste into what’s ahead for the Vision and arts neighborhood it anchors.

Single Admission for the Staged Readings is $10
Multiple Plays (4) Packet is $25
Weekend Pass for All Plays is $75

“The Artists Exhibition”
La Mancha Gallery has agreed to curate and organize an Arts Tent that will house cutting-edge art from local talent as well as top renown artists in Los Angeles. Curated by Omar Holguin the selected artwork ranging from all sizes and mediums will include world renown artists like Ron ZenoGeorge CombsEnoch Mack, Kevin T. Williams, Darren Robinson, Wendell Wiggins

Assemblage Artist, Nomad and Storyteller Dominique Moody will showcase her art installation as well as many artists from the Leimert Park Community Artwalk as well

2nd Annual Leimert Park Vision Theater Festival Press Release

2nd Annual Leimert Park Vision Theater Festival Press Release

 

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2ND ANNUAL LEIMERT PARK VISION THEATER FESTIVAL

A Community Festival of Theatre Staged Readings, Music, Arts, Culinary Arts and more …

Pasadena, CA, August 12, 2015– The Leimert Park Vision Theatre Consortium kicks off its 2nd Annual Leimert Park Festival of stage readings, community arts, music, culinary arts and more, starting Thursday August 27 thru 30th.

Opening night performance will feature special guest jazz artist Barbara Morrison and her big band in a performance of “Dinah Washington”, with closing performance by renown actor Ernie Hudson.
In addition 14 production companies have joined the celebration and the efforts to define the Leimert Park Vision Theater as the hub of great African American theater companies, artists, writers and performers alike. The 4 day celebration will pay homage to the theater companies no longer operating in Los Angeles with stage readings of plays from their archives.

“A play reading festival will call attention to the ongoing $23 million renovation effort at the city owned, 1930’s era Vision Theatre in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles” – Christina House for the LA Times

La Mancha Gallery has agreed to curate and organize an Arts Tent that will house cutting-edge art from local talent as well as top renown artists in Los Angeles. Curated by Omar Holguin the selected artwork ranging from all sizes and mediums will include world renown artists like Ron Zeno, Mohammed Mubarak, Enoch Mack, Kevin T. Williams, Darren Smith-Robinson and many more …

The opening night reception with Barbara Morrison Performance of “Dinah Washington” will take place on Thursday, August 27th, starting at 7:00 PM at The Regency West located at 3339 West 43rd Street, Leimert Park, CA 90008. A Gala Reception will follow after the performance. Opening night tickets are $35. For more information on the tickets (323) 290-2386 or LeimertParkVision@gmail.com

For the theater festival entire Leimert Park Village will come alive with music, dance poetry, art, theater readings, local food and merchants. The outdoor festivities are FREE and open to the public.

About La Mancha Gallery
La Mancha Gallery provides exhibitions and management services for art, music, fashion events, artist representation and more. We help promote the mission or goals of private companies, non-profit organizations, corporations, collectors and individuals.
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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Omar Holguin at (213) 537-7561 or email at lamanchagallery@gmail.com.

La Mancha Gallery | 790 E. Colorado Blvd., 9th Floor, Pasadena, CA 91101 | (213) 537-7561

 

Central Avenue Jazz Festival 2015 Press Release

Central Avenue Jazz Festival 2015 Press Release

 

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20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CENTRAL AVENUE JAZZ FESTIVAL
La Mancha Gallery will be a proud sponsor and contributor to the Arts Pavilion at the Central Avenue Jazz Festival Anniversary

Pasadena, CA, July 8, 2015– Los Angeles has always been host to a thriving jazz scene centered on Central Avenue, especially around the recently-revamped Dunbar Hotel that hosted Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway and Lena Horne. The Central Avenue Jazz Festival has been continuing that legacy each summer since the mid-1990s. This year Central Avenue Jazz Festival turns 20 and will be celebrating the only way we know how, BIG!

La Mancha Gallery has once again agreed to manage The Central Avenue The Art Pavilion 30’x80′ foot tent that will house cutting-edge art from top artists in Los Angeles as well as live muralists and graffiti artists. Curated by Omar Holguin the selected artwork ranging from all sizes and mediums will include talented artists like Wendell Wiggins, Ron Zeno, Mohammed Mubarak, Philippe Previl, Oscar Magallanes, Kevin T. Williams, Neneki “Nick” McGee, Luis Genaro Garcia, Ngene Mwaura,  and many more …

About La Mancha Gallery

Since its inception in 2006,  La Mancha has been an avenue and voice for intellectual and social activism in Los Angeles. Its unique mission is to develop and expand art consciousness beyond the traditional “gallery” paradigm into a more widespread, public and unifying encounter. La Mancha seeks to tell a story through its exhibitions in reflecting and re-energizing the community. Its major goal serves to entertain, educate and illuminate. La Mancha provides traveling exhibitions for profit and non-profit organizations and serves as  well as a great resource for fine art services and artwork .

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Omar Holguin at (213) 537-7561 or email at press@lamanchaarts.com.
Our offices are located at 790 E. Colorado Blvd., 9th Floor, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA –  By Appointment Only

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La Mancha Gallery new office location in Pasadena

La Mancha Gallery new office location in Pasadena

 

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La Mancha Gallery Offices have a new location

Pasadena, CA – 6/6/2015– Exciting things are happening at La Mancha Gallery Consulting, and we want to share some important news with you. The need to better accommodate our clientele has made our move to a new facility necessary. Address, and phone number have changed, as shown below:

This is just one of many exciting developments. Call Omar Holguin to schedule an appointment.
OUR NEW LOCATION : 790 E. Colorado Blvd. PMB#683, Pasadena, CA 91101 – (213) 537-7561

We evaluated several location within the Los Angeles area in search for our new location. Ultimately we selected the Pasadena area based on the ability to meet our clients’ needs and the proximity to the Downtown area and access to all major highways.
The City Of Pasadena offers a thriving art community with whom we frequently collaborate. La Mancha Gallery is open by appointment only.  We will continue to provide quality and innovative events that enhance the community and its surroundings

About La Mancha Gallery

Since its inception in 2006,  La Mancha has been an avenue and voice for intellectual and social activism in Los Angeles. Its unique mission is to develop and expand art consciousness beyond the traditional “Gallery” paradigm into a more widespread, public and unifying encounter. La Mancha seeks to tell a story through its exhibitions in reflecting and re-energizing the community. Its major goal serves to entertain, educate and illuminate. La Mancha provides traveling exhibitions for profit and non-profit organizations and serves as  well as a great resource for fine art services and artwork .

If you would like more information  please contact Omar Holguin at (213) 537-7561 or email at press@lamanchaarts.com.
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“The Faces Behind The Torture” by Fernando Lozano

“The Faces Behind The Torture” by Fernando Lozano

Faces Behind The Torture a n Exhibit by Artist Fernando Lozano

I want to be absolutely clear with our people, and the world: the United States does not torture. It’s against our laws, and it’s against our values. I have not authorized it, and I will not authorize It. — George W. Bush.

With this statement, once again we fell victim to the lies the Bush administration fabricated to keep the world in the dark. Only after graphic photographs from Abu Ghraib surfaced was it made clear that the Iraqi people were deliberately physically and mentally tortured.
The Bush Administration needs to be accountable for the pain, suffering and injustice they subjected innocent people to, as well as the lies told to
the citizens of the world. The hard reality is that even after looking at the photographs, most people still do not TRULY SEE the horror the Iraqis went through. They are victims without a face. For that reason, I have put a FACE to this injustice.
George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld need to realize they cannot lie any more…they are The FACES BEHIND TORTURE. 

The Faces Behind Torture by Fernando Lozano