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1839 - Gov. Juan B. Alvarado gives most of SCV to Mexican Army Lt. Antonio del Valle. [story]


 Lari Pittman's "thought-form of the beginning and of the ending of identity" (2012). Pittman will lecture at UCLA on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Cel-vinyl, spray enamel on canvas over wood panel 102 x 88 inches (259.1 x 223.5 cm) Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles © Lari Pittman


Lari Pittman’s “thought-form of the beginning and of the ending of identity” (2012). Pittman will lecture at UCLA on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. | Cel-vinyl, spray enamel on canvas over wood panel | 102 x 88 inches (259.1 x 223.5 cm) | Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles © Lari Pittman

The UCLA Department of Art is offering a variety of events for the public’s enjoyment this fall, including exhibitions and public lectures. Programs are subject to change. For updated information and confirmation of events, call 310-825-3281 or visit www.art.ucla.edu.

Exhibitions are at the New Wight Gallery, located in the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center at UCLA. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed on campus holidays). Admission is free. All-day parking ($12) and short-term parking (payable at pay stations) are available in Lot 3 (enter the campus at Hilgard and Wyton avenues). The exhibition program of the New Wight Gallery is made possible through the generous support of Dallas Price-Van Breda.
Lectures are at the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum (10899 Wilshire Blvd., at Westwood Boulevard). Admission is free. Parking in the museum’s underground lot is $3 after 6 p.m. The Visiting Artists Lecture Series is made possible through the generous support of the William D. Feldman Family Endowed Art Lecture Fund.
EXHIBITIONS
Sept. 26–Oct. 10
‘Keep in Touch’
Opening reception: Thursday, Sept. 26, 5–8 p.m.
“Keep in Touch” is a contemporary fine-arts exhibition featuring varied and interdisciplinary expressions on the theme of “touch.” Curated by M.F.A. students from the UCLA Department of Art, the show includes work by M.F.A. and M.A. students from 11 different Southern California schools.
Oct. 30–Nov.14
M.F.A. 2014 Exhibition
Opening reception: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 5–8 p.m.
This exhibition features work by UCLA Department of Art M.F.A. students graduating at the end of the academic year. It includes work in all areas: ceramics, interdisciplinary studio, new genres, painting/drawing, photography and sculpture.
Nov. 21–Dec. 12
Undergraduate Scholarship Award Exhibition
Opening reception: Thursday, Nov. 21, 5–8 p.m.
This exhibition features works in various media — including ceramics, new genres, painting/drawing, photography and sculpture — by undergraduate art students who have received 2013–14 scholarships from the UCLA Department of Art and the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture.
VISITING ARTISTS LECTURE SERIES
For additional lectures and/or schedule changes, please visit www.art.ucla.edu/events.
Wednesday, Nov. 6
7:30 p.m.
Lari Pittman
Pittman’s meticulously layered paintings and works on paper have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including in survey exhibitions at Le Consortium in Dijon, France; the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the Institute of Contemporary Art in London. His work has been featured in four Whitney Biennials and in Documenta X in Germany. Pittman is professor of painting/drawing in the UCLA Department of Art. An exhibition of his work will be on view at Regen Projects in Los Angeles in November.
OPEN STUDIOS
Saturday, Dec. 14
4–7 p.m.
Department of Art Graduate Open Studios
Graduate Studios
8535 Warner Dr., Culver City, Calif. 90232
(Street parking available)
Free
UCLA Department of Art graduate students’ studios in Culver City will be open to the public after their fall reviews. The graduate open studios event takes place only twice a year, in late fall and spring. Visitors are able to meet the students and see their work in progress in a studio setting.
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Friday, Jan 19, 2018
CalArts alumni will stage the second annual Co-Incidence Festival, an experimental music festival and residency hosted at Washington Street Gallery in Somerville, Massachusetts from Jan. 19-28.
Thursday, Jan 18, 2018
Here are the Santa Clarita arts-related events for Jan. 20 and Jan. 25:
Thursday, Jan 18, 2018
Legendary Band, "The Chieftains," will celebrate their 55th Anniversary with a performance at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (SCPAC), Saturday, Feb. 24, at 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018
Several CalArtians are among the Chicago-based United States Artists' annual fellowship class of 45 artists and collaboratives who will each receive an unrestricted $50,000 grant for their respective art practices.
Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018
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Oak Hills Educational Foundation and Oak Hills PTA will be hosting their annual science fair at Oak Hills School in Valencia in the form of an exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Expo event on Jan. 23rd-26th.
Jan. 26: Oaks Hills STEM Expo
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The nonprofit SCV Mayor’s Committee For Employment of Individuals with Disabilities will host its second annual Educate-Empower-Employ Recognition Luncheon at COC on Thursday, February 22.
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CalArts alumni will stage the second annual Co-Incidence Festival, an experimental music festival and residency hosted at Washington Street Gallery in Somerville, Massachusetts from Jan. 19-28.
Jan. 19-28: CalArtians Stage Co-Incidence Festival in Mass.
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Monroy Sentenced to 21 Years for 2016 Newhall Murder
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has appointed Joseph Hedges to the position of Chief Operating Officer and Pamela Mizukami as Chief Deputy Director of the California High-Speed Rail Authority.
Brown Expands High-Speed Rail Exec Team to Move Project Forward
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The Governing Board of the William S. Hart Union High School District has appointed Brittany Kruczynski as the new Director of Fiscal Services.
Kruczynski Named Hart District Fiscal Services Director
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies were out in force stepping up enforcement of pedestrian and bicycle safety laws and issued 69 citations to drivers Wednesday, but none to pedestrians.
SCV Deputies’ Pedestrian, Bike Safety Push Nets 69 Citations
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued a statement calling out Acting Director Mick Mulvaney of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for requesting a total of $0 for the agency's second-quarter budget.
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The Santa Clarita City Council will hold its next Regular Meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m.
Jan. 23: City Council Regular Meeting
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SCV Water Selects Inaugural Leadership
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