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From Our Perspectives: Untold Stories of LGBTQ Youth in the Los Angeles Foster Care System

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

project “From Our Perspectives: Untold Stories of LGBTQ Youth in the Los Angeles Foster Care System

From Our Perspectives: Untold stories of LGBTQ youth in the Los Angeles foster care system is a community-based participatory research project. Through photovoice methodology, 17 LGBTQ-identified former foster youth, between the ages of 18-26 years old, are featured in this art exhibit. Our goal is to enhance public understanding and heighten consciousness of the experences of LGBTQ foster youth in Los Angeles County while illuminating the visual voices of this resilient community.
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From Our Perspectives: A Photo Exhibit by LGBTQ Former Foster Youth in LA County

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 12:00pm to Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 8:00pm

boy painted with rainbow of colors

From Our Perspectives: Untold stories of LGBTQ youth in the Los Angeles foster care system is a community-based participatory research project. Through photovoice methodology, 17 LGBTQ-identified former foster youth, between the ages of 18-26 years old, are featured in this art exhibit. Our goal is to enhance public understanding and heighten consciousness of the experences of LGBTQ foster youth in Los Angeles County while illuminating the visual voices of this resilient community. Read more

Karla Klarin: Subdividing the LAndscape

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 12:00pm to Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 12:00pm

Natalie's House

Raised in the San Fernando Valley, and one of the first artists to live and work in Downtown L.A. in the 1970s, Klarin’s paintings and constructions offer important images of a city in transition that defy cliché and stereotype. Read more

China: Through the Lens of John Thomson 1868-1872

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 12:00pm to Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 12:00pm

Manchu bride

Legendary Scottish photographer and travel writer John Thomson (1837-1921) set off to Hong Kong in 1868 and in the next four years he undertook several major journeys photographing regions of China.  Read more

Raquel Gutiérrez

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 12:30pm

Raquel Gutierrez

Raquel Gutiérrez has long been a writer and live performer. She is a film actor, curator, publisher (Econo Textual Objects, established 2014), playwright, arts administrator, and community organizer. She writes about art, culture, music, film, performance and community building, and creates original solo and ensemble performance compositions. Read more

Robert Landau: Rock 'N' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 11:30am

Rock 'N' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip book cover

Inspired by the hand-painted billboards in his Hollywood neighborhood, Landau grabbed his camera and began shooting. Decades later, Landau rediscovered his Kodachromes, the only extensive collection of photographs that document those iconic billboards. Read more

Ronald Morán, Therapy for a Sweet Dream

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Therapy for a Sweet Dream

Therapy for a Sweet Dream explores the disruption of sleep in a dysfunctional world plagued by murder, impunity, and corruption. Taking as a point of departure the popular belief that counting sheep induces sleep, this video installation invites the viewer to count, instead of sheep, former members of the Mara Salvatrucha gang (MS13) as they jump over a fence. Read more

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