Friday, November 08, 2013
Saturday, October 26 - Saturday, December 14 All Day - Art Galleries
Opening Reception: October 26, 5-9 pm
Gallery Talk: October 28 10am
This important biennial event will showcase recent works from some of the most intriguing and creative printmakers working in the USA and Canada today. The LAPS 21st National program will also include workshops, lectures, guided tours and satellite shows at other venues in Los Angeles and Orange County. Printmaking in the 21st Century is having a wide resurgence that has triggered bold innovation and experimentation as well as a rediscovery of the beauty of traditional techniques of this versatile and egalitarian art form. This exhibition and its ancillary events offer a wide outlook of its richness and scope.
Hiding In A Cave of Trunks: A Prominent Jewish Family's Century in Shanghai and Internment in a WWII POW Camp
11:30 am - 1:00 pm - Orange Grove (OG)
Author, musician, artist, and international speaker, Ester Shifrin, will discuss her book, Hiding in a Cave of Trunks: A Prominent Jewish Family's Century in Shanghai and Internment in a WWII POW Camp, at a buffet luncheon hosted by the Friends of the Oviatt Library.
From their privileged lifestyle in Shanghai, to years of detention in a Prisoner of War camp, Shifrin's book tells the true life, multi-generational saga of her family's fascinating history. During her presentation on Friday, November 8, China-born Ester Benjamin Shifrin will discuss her book and share some of the cultural treasures and tribulations associated with the colorful and ethnically diverse population of Shanghai; a city that is often referred to as "the Paris of the East."
Tuesday, September 17 - Friday, July 25 All Day - Oviatt Library, Tseng Gallery
Collective social action movements, whether spontaneous expressions of dissent or high-reaching attempts to change society, have been a part of American life since the nation's earliest days. Protest actions, in the form of boycotts, demonstrations, riots, property destruction, occupations, labor strikes, local activism, or works of art, have spanned the political spectrum, defined generations, and shaped our uniquely American identity.
We invite you to view items from the Oviatt Library's Special Collections and Archives that document dozens of distinct and significant social action movements over the course of the 20th century
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
Revered as guardians of the mariachi legacy, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan presents a festive repertoire of rhythms, dance, and vocals for an exciting evening of pageantry and musical virtuosity. Founded in 1897, the quintessential kings of Mexican folk music earned their reputation as el mejor mariachi del mundo (the best mariachi group in the world) by virtue of their commitment to tradition and emphasis on superior musicianship and singing ability. Breaking new ground, the legendary group added to its prolific collection a first-ever mariachi opera -- Cruzar La Cara de la Luna (To Cross the Face of the Moon), which debuted in November 2010 and was created by director Jose "Pepe" Martinez, Sr.