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PMCA 1234: Free Third Thursday

Thursday, August 16, 2018 | 5:00pm–9:00pm

California in Their Own Words · Program: 7:00pm-8:30pm

Join Red Hen Press and notable African American writers for a reading of contemporary poetry and prose in conjunction with Grafton Tyler Brown: Exploring California.

Join us afterwards for a reception courtesy of Lagunitas Brewing Company. Presented with the Playhouse District Association.

This free event is presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.


Gerda Govine Ituarte’s collection includes Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW [Editions du Cygne (Swan World, 2016); Alterations|Thread Light Through Eye of Storm  (La Casa del Tuñel Productions, 2015) and Oh, Where is My Candle Hat? (Asterisco Editoria de Poesia, 2012) in English and Spanish. Book four is a work-in-progress.

She began her poetry career in 2010.  In summer 2016, Govine Ituarte, created a four-week lunchtime poetry reading series “Poetry Within Reach in Unexpected Places,” for the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division,” and established the Pasadena Rose Poets comprised of nine seasoned Pasadena-based poets. In February 2017, she established weekly poetry readings at Pasadena City Council meetings, still in progress. Her poetry has appeared in the Altadena Poetry Review, Change-Links, Coiled Serpent, Dryland Lit, Hometown Pasadena, In Flight Literary Magazine, Journal of Modern Poetry, Ms. Aligned 1 & 2, PoeticDiversity and The New Engagement.

Govine Ituarte graduated from Teachers College Columbia University with an M.A. and Ed.D. in Higher and Adult Education Administration and Research.  She earned a B.S. and M.A. in Business Education from New York University and an Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate from Pepperdine University, Straus Center, School of Law.  She is the former CEO of G. Govine Consulting and provided workplace diversity and inclusion services as an expert witness, litigation consultant, investigator, trainer/facilitator, writer and public speaker.

Douglas Manuel was born in Anderson, Indiana. He received a BA in Creative Writing from Arizona State University and a MFA from Butler University where he was the Managing Editor of Booth a Journal. He is currently a Middleton and Dornsife Fellow at the University of Southern California where he is pursuing a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing. He was a recipient of the Chris McCarthy Scholarship for the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference and has been the Poetry Editor for Gold Line Press as well as was one of the Managing Editors of Ricochet Editions. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Rhino, North American Review, The Chattahoochee Review, New Orleans Review, Crab Creek Review, Many Mountains Moving and elsewhere. His first book, Testify, also is the recipient of the 2018 Gold IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award.

Beverly Lafontaine is a Los Angeles-born poet and playwright. She has enjoyed four productions of her plays in the Los Angeles area and has had her poetry published in various poetry journals and anthologies, including Blue Satellite, Spillway, So Luminous the Wildflowers: An Anthology of California Poets, and most recently, Beyond the Lyric Moment. Four of her poems will appear in Waves, the forthcoming anthology of women’s voices published by the A Room of Her Own Foundation. As a collaborative artist, she has worked with composer Tom Flaherty to create The Cellist of Sarajevo, a chamber music piece. Additionally, she was commissioned to create six poems that were incorporated into the sculptural work of Walk a Mile in My Shoes, a public art project dedicated to Martin Luther King and sponsored by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. As a journalist, she has written for publications as wide-ranging as Essence Magazine, Soul Magazine, and Caesura: the Journal for the San Jose Center for Poetry and Literature.

Banner Image: Grafton Tyler Brown, Grand Canyon and Falls, 1887. Oil on canvas. 30 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the Melvin Holmes Collection of African American Art. Photo © John Wilson White Studio

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PMCA 1234: Fourth Wednesday Wee Read

Wednesday, August 22, 201810:30am–11:30am

Reading the Fine Print

After a mini gallery tour of Brody Albert: Strata, track your fingerprints to show where you’ve made your mark in a creative visual journey.

Wee Read: The Finger Prince by Peter Begley and Sandy’s incredible Shrinking Footprint by Femida Handy, Carol Carpenter, and Adrianna Steele-Card.

This free event is presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
Recommended for children ages 2-5. Caregivers must accompany children.
Museum open early for Wee-Read participants only.

Banner Image: Brody Albert, Entrance to the 110 Tunnel Underpass, 2018. Digital print. Image courtesy of Jason Gowans

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PMCA 1234: Free First Friday

Friday, September 7, 201812:00pm–5:00pm

Enjoy a date-on-a-dime with free admission.

Banner Image: Photo © 2017 Don Millici

 

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PMCA 1234: Second Saturday Spotlight

Saturday, September 8, 20182:00pm–4:00pm

Etched into Memory

Gain deeper insight into Brody Albert: Strata from a walkthrough with the artist himself. Following the tour, take part in an etching project using the exhibition wall text to examine the impact of of one’s presence within their environment.

 

This event and workshop is open to all visitors, with a suggested $5 donation to cover the cost of project materials.

This event is presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
Free for PMCA members. Free with admission. Children 12 and under are always free!

Banner Image: Brody Albert, Entrance to the 110 Tunnel Underpass, 2018. Digital print. Image courtesy of Jason Gowans

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PMCA 1234: Free Third Thursday

Thursday, September 20, 20185:00pm–9:00pm

Big Birth Junkie · Program 7:00pm-8:30pm

Elizabeth Bachner hosts a live recording of her podcast Big Birth Junkie in relation to Judy Chicago’s Birth Project: Born Again as she discusses with guests the shared intergenerational knowledge and experiences of birthing and motherhood.

 

Followed by a reception courtesy of Lagunitas Brewing Company. Presented in conjunction with GraceFull Birthing.

 

This free event is presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.

Banner Image: Judy Chicago, Birth Trinity NP, 1983. Needlepoint, 51 x 130½ inches. Needlepoint by the “Teaneck Seven:”  Susan Bloomenstein, Elizabeth Colten, Karen Fogel, Helene Hirmes, Bernice Levitt, Linda Rothenberg, and Miriam Vogelman, Courtesy of the Artist, Through the Flower, and Salon 94, New York  

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PMCA 1234: Fourth Wednesday Wee Read

Wednesday, September 26, 201810:30am–11:30am

Born This Way

After a mini gallery tour of Judy Chicago’s Birth Project: Born Again, trace your body’s outline and decorate your self-portrait with all that makes you special, inside and out. Presented in partnership with GraceFull Birthing Center.

Wee Read: Why Am I Me? by Paige Britt, Selina Alko, and Sean Quails, and What Makes a Baby? by Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth

 

This free event is presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
Recommended for children ages 2-5. Caregivers must accompany children.
Museum open early for Wee-Read participants only.

Banner Image: Judy Chicago, Birth Trinity NP, 1983. Needlepoint, 51 x 130½ inches. Needlepoint by the “Teaneck Seven:”  Susan Bloomenstein, Elizabeth Colten, Karen Fogel, Helene Hirmes, Bernice Levitt, Linda Rothenberg, and Miriam Vogelman, Courtesy of the Artist, Through the Flower, and Salon 94, New York  


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PMCA 1234: Free First Friday

Friday, October 5, 201812:00pm–5:00pm

Enjoy free admission all day long!

 

Banner Image: Photo © 2004 Ryan Miller

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CELEBRATING CREATIVE CALIFORNIA- Closing Weekend: Saturday

Saturday, October 6, 201812:00pm–5:00pm

Throughout the final weekend of the Summer 2018 exhibition season, celebrate the creative history of California and add to its vibrance through complimentary exhibition tours, discussions, and art activities for all ages.

Wisdom Arts Lab joins in to erect a temporary Tiny Town installation. Make you own small structure to reflect how every Californian contributes to their community.

Program · 2:00pm

Join Bridget R. Cooks, Ph.D., curator of Grafton Tyler Brown: Exploring California as she leads a discussion with art historian Lizzetta LeFalle-Collins, Ph.D., on the life and work of this groundbreaking artist. Co-sponsored by the UCI Institute and Museum for California Art and the Department of African American Studies, UC Irvine.

 

All programs and activities during Celebrating Creative California Weekend are free with admission.

Banner Image: Grafton Tyler Brown, Grand Canyon and Falls, 1887. Oil on canvas. 30 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the Melvin Holmes Collection of African American Art. Photo © John Wilson White Studio

 

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CELEBRATING CREATIVE CALIFORNIA- Closing Weekend: Sunday

Sunday, October 7, 201812:00pm–5:00pm

Throughout the final weekend of the Summer 2018 exhibition season, celebrate the creative history of California and add to its vibrance through complimentary exhibition tours, discussions, and art activities for all ages.

Wisdom Arts Lab joins in to erect a temporary Tiny Town installation. Make you own small structure to reflect how every Californian contributes to their community.

Program · 2:00pm

Brody Albert leads a tour through his exhibition, Brody Albert: Strata to provide insight into his practice.

 

All programs and activities during Celebrating Creative California Weekend are free with admission.

Banner Image: Brody Albert, Entrance to the 110 Tunnel Underpass, 2018. Digital print. Image courtesy of Jason Gowans

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