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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A memorial bust of George Floyd will be available to everyone supporting the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests all over the globe. The George Floyd memorial bust 3D printing file is available for free at Sketchfab and is a presentation of love from the sculptors to the Floyd family and protesters at large, announced Cory Allen Contemporary Art.
Images of Artist Ayzay Ukwuoma’s Performance from Before Pandemic Become Increasingly Relevant as Places Re-open, Fates Unfold
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- An American artist, Ayzay Ukwuoma, presents new images from an art performance he had done less than one month before the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today's practice of social distancing, currently makes the performance impossible to do.
Musician Producer Gabriele Ciampi’s New Release ‘She Walks in Beauty’ Musically Transforms Lord Byron’s Poetry into Hopeful Message
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With lyrics inspired by famed poet, Lord Byron, Gabriele Ciampi's, "She Walks in Beauty" was composed and orchestrated by him to pay tribute to the heroes on the frontline of the current pandemic. This eloquent music video serves as a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel with the promise of a return to normal. The video and song will be released, worldwide, on May 15 by Universal Music Group.
POMONA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Progress Gallery, located at 300 S. Thomas St., Pomona, CA presents "Oxidized!" - a solo exhibit of art photographs of pigment on paper by artist Ted Rigoni. The Progress Gallery is open to the public from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday - Saturday and is celebrating this work with an Artist's Reception during the Artist Walk, on March 14, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Local Performing Arts School THE CENTER STAGE STUDIO (CSS) of Aliso Viejo, Calif. won a National Title & coveted "Sweepstakes Award" at "The Musical Theatre Competition of America" held at Disneyland California this past weekend making THE CENTER STAGE STUDIO one of the top Musical Theater Programs in the country.
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, an award-winning southern California 501(c)(3) nonprofit, celebrated the opening of its new exhibit on display at John Wayne Airport on Saturday, February 8.
Long Beach Arts: Ralph Brunson debuts musical comedy, ‘Samson and the Burning Bush’ – A Farce to Be Reckoned With
LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Ralph Brunson Productions, in association with Art-In-Relation, announces the world premiere fully staged production of "Samson and the Burning Bush." Jan. 10-12 at the Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theater.
New Book, ‘Eva: Men’s Adventure Supermodel’ Showcases Career of Actress, Pinup and Artist’s Model Eva Lynd: A Lost World of Glamour
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The latest installment in the acclaimed Men's Adventure Library series from editors Robert Deis and Wyatt Doyle, "Eva: Men's Adventure Supermodel" (ISBN 978-1943444397) has been released. The book chronicles model, pin-up, and actress Eva Lynd's remarkable career.
KELSO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Desert Light Gallery, located at the Mojave National Preserve's Kelso Depot Visitors Center presents "On the Mojave Road," a solo exhibit of paintings in watercolor on paper by nationally celebrated painter and National Park Service Artist in Residence, Emily Silver. The Visitors Center is at 90942 Kelso Cima Rd, Kelso, CA 92309 and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday - Monday.
Asia America Symphony Association Changes Name from Asia America Youth Symphony to ‘Pacific Vision Youth Symphony’
ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Asia America Symphony Association announces a new name for their multi-talented youth orchestra to the Pacific Vision Youth Symphony (PVYS). The name change reflects the organization's grass roots (originally founded as the Japan America Symphony Orchestra) and ever-growing diversity among its members.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On May 18, 2019, Dr. Yuhua Shouzhi Wang Art Exhibition opened ceremoniously in Shanghai Exhibition Center. The exhibition is organized by the Shanghai International Cultural Exchange Association Gallery, and co-organized by Shanghai Xu Beihong Art Research Club, Shanghai University International Exchange Art Center, and Rare Art Inc. of U.S.A., Rare Art, Inc. announced today.
Music and Art Come to Life with Asia America Symphony Association and Ryman Arts’ ‘Music On Canvas’ Performed to Gershwin’s ‘An...
TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The ASIA AMERICA YOUTH SYMPHONY (AAYS) will premiere its first ever, "Music On Canvas". DAVID BENOIT, Music Director and Conductor, will lead the prestigious AAYS in a performance of Gershwin's classic "An American In Paris" while young artists from RYMAN ARTS create inspired artworks live on stage to the music.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCA), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, Calif., announced today that it has extended a loan facility to the NTC Foundation, a San Diego-based non-profit organization focused on creating a destination for arts and culture at the former Naval Training Center in San Diego.
Mixed Media Art Exhibit by Britney Penouilh Captivates Mojave National Preserve Visitors – ‘Earth Through Time’
KELSO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mojave National Preserve is presenting "Earth Through Time: Providence Mountains and the Mojave National Preserve," a solo, mixed media exhibition of paintings, etchings and installation art at the Desert Light Gallery, Kelso Visitors Center, by nationally celebrated National Park Service Artist in Residence, Britney Penouilh.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The International Art Museum of America (IAMA) in San Francisco today announced that on March 18, 2019, the painting "Pomegranates in a Bamboo Basket" by Dr. Yuhua Shouzhi Wang was sold at the exceptional price of US$1.27 million during the spring auction at Gianguan Auctions in New York. Dr. Wang has been recognized by the New York Academy of Art as an international first-class artist.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The solo art exhibition of the Honorary Lifetime Director of the International Art Museum of America (IAMA) caused a sensation in Thailand! The exhibition of the international first-class artist Dr. Yuhua Shouzhi Wang organized by the Department of Culture of Thailand lasted for five days and the exhibition astounded the attendees and general public - including art critics, scholars, and dignitaries.
Art News: Grand Opening of The Senior Artists’ Art Exhibit – Collection from the Treasure Chest in Los Angeles
COVINA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Senior Artists' Art Exhibit - Collection from the Treasure Chest, held by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Cultural and Art Museum, had its Grand Opening at the museum on January 26, 2019. Senior painting artists from both the main-stream and Chinese societies in many cities, turned their rich live experiences into color brushes, and they sketched, outlined and drew their ideologies and expectations about mankind and the world into wonderful paintings, painting the splendid world in their eyes and showed the richness and colorfulness of the spiritual lives of theirs.
Solo exhibition of international art master Dr. Yuhua Shouzhi Wang is held at Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Center
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Rare Art, Inc. in Covina, California, announces the solo exhibition of Dr. Yuhua Shouzhi Wang, a noble international art master whose accomplishments has been appraised by the United States Congress and art scholars of world authorities, has been held world-wide - including China, San Francisco and currently in Thailand - in efforts to develop cultural exchange between the East and the West.
L.A. Artists, Musicians, Poets and Performers to Salute Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center 50th at 2018 Gala
VENICE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A historic lineup of L.A.'s leading artists, performers, poets and authors will salute Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center ('Beyond Baroque'), the city's legendary literary center, at its 50th anniversary "Bohemian Bacchanal" on Saturday, November 10. The gala event, located in the Venice Arts Plaza, features a dinner and will be highlighted by presentations honoring actor/poet Viggo Mortensen, a long-time supporter.
LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Children's Theatre of Long Beach (CTLB) presents its first Renaissance Faire experience! Partake of delicious food, Play medieval themed games, create fairy wings or armor and top it all off with a 60 minute version of Shakespeare's "MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING!" Aug. 4, 2018 in Long Beach.
SAN PEDRO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Kicking off the start of summer 2018, Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium will unveil two new commissioned murals by artist John Van Hamersveld, whose iconic work celebrates Southern California’s surf and sand culture. The Aquarium is part of the new state-designated San Pedro Cultural Arts District due to its design by world-famous architect Frank Gehry.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that the firm's Marketing, Communications and Design team was honored by the 24th Annual Communicator Awards with an "Award of Excellence" and two "Awards of Distinction." The Communicator Awards are an international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications.
LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Children's Theatre of Long Beach (CTLB), Art in Relation (AIR) and the Scottish Rite Event Center present a historic, hilarious family friendly farce featuring silly pirates, bumbling policemen, and nervous naive young lovers - Gilbert & Sullivan's rollicking musical masterpiece, "The Pirates of Penzance," comes alive at the beautiful Ernest Borgnine Theatre at the Scottish Rite Event Center of Long Beach May 11 - May 20, 2018.
Long Beach arts organizations partner for family classic THE CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Ernest Borgnine Theatre
LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Art-In-Relation (A.I.R.), Children's Theater of Long Beach (CTLB), and The Scottish Rite Cathedral announce a wonderful partnering of resources and talent for a 2017 holiday musical production of "The Christmas Carol." Plays Dec. 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Ernest Borgnine Theatre, 855 Elm Avenue, Long Beach, CA.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) raised more than $315,000 at its 28th Annual Collector's Choice Gala and Live Auction held on Saturday, October 7th at Montage Laguna Beach. The total amount raised beat last year's record.
March on Google: Recent Social Unrest Inspires ‘Fear Google’ Artist XVALA to ‘Grave Rob’ for Work of Art
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A ground-breaking work of art by the "Fear Google" artist XVALA is set to be debuted on August 19 during the March on Google in Mountain View, California. Dubbed "The Diversity Belt," XVALA plans to wear his latest work of art in public at the March On Google to publicly share his point of view regarding Americans' First Amendment rights.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) hosted New York Times Best-Selling Author, Dean Koontz on Tuesday, July 11 at LCAD's historic Main Campus in Laguna Beach for an exclusive speaking engagement.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Laguna Art-A-Fair is one of the premier fine arts summer destinations in Southern California and has been for more than 50 years. Our artists invite you to Celebrate Art beginning June 30, 2017 with a full spectrum of unique original creations, affordable reproductions, art demonstrations, workshops, live music and excellent cuisine.
PALM DESERT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Visual artist Bernard Hoyes has accomplished yet another career defining feat. The master craftsman was recently commissioned by a private collector to recreate the divinely celebrated winged stallion Pegasus, one of the best-known creatures in Greek mythology. The five-foot "Roots of Pegasus" bronze sculpture is currently on display until the end of June.
PEARBLOSSOM, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In the scenic hills of Pearblossom, lives a craftswoman named Lynn Hollywood who makes art for horses by creating beautiful, 100-percent Mohair cinches and breast collars at her grassroots company, The Wildflower Ranch(TM).
EGW Publishing Announces Its Newest Book, ‘Poets About Poetry: Interviews with Contemporary American Poets’
FREMONT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EGW Publishing, established 1979, is proud to announce the release of its newest book, "Poets About Poetry: Interviews with Contemporary American Poets" by H. Philip Hsieh. 14 renowned poets, including four Poets Laureate of the United States, a Nobel Prize winner (chemistry), three Pulitzer Prize Winners and other prestigious poetry award recipients are presented in this book of interviews.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Laguna Art-A-Fair announces a Call for Artists Jury Day on Sunday, February 12 with an opportunity to join one of California's premier summer fine art festivals. Artists and artisans may enter three pieces of their original artwork along with a jury fee from 8 - 11 a.m. at the Boys and Girls Club, 1085 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651.
VENICE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Beyond Baroque, one of the nation's leading independent Literary Arts Centers, is planning a year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2018. Guided by the nonprofit's Executive Director, Richard Modiano, and council of prominent artist-curators, a program of activities commencing January 1, 2018, will take place at Beyond Baroque's Venice location and in venues throughout Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Pyramid Press announces the release of their newest book, "The Adventures of Steamo The Wonder Crab" (ISBN: 978-0989901796) by well-known educator and former college professor Michael Miller, M.Ed., M.S. "Steamo" is illustrated by Jeffrey Vernon and art director Minhee Choe.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- "The Gold Thinker," an Andy Warhol original painting, a Gold Marilyn comparable masterpiece, to be auctioned online with eBay for Charity November 7 - 17, 2016, Michael P. Wilson, the painting's owner, announced today. eBay For Charity will host the auction.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Picas, a new free photo artwork application from Picas Inc. has recently been released for both Android and iOS. With machine learning algorithms using artificial intelligence in combination with neural networks, Picas can help you turn a regular photo into famous fine art paintings with different styles and effects.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. and LONDON /California Newswire/ -- Controversial music and visual artist NEO 10Y today released a three-part concept film depicting the death of presidential candidate Donald Trump. The six minute documentary style film "NEO 10Y vs. NIHIL: The Kid That Killed Trump (A Concept Film)" shows the story of a drug forlorn Times Square Mickey Mouse impersonator convincing Donald Trump to end his life.
CARLSBAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A grand opening event on August 10 hosted by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce celebrated a new addition to the Carlsbad arts community - Arrakis Arts; a unique art gallery and lifestyle space that features objects and events to promote self-awareness and enhance personal intuition while stimulating the mind and soul.
Art-In-Relation pairs 2 rare works of musical theater in ‘Wild Party’ and ‘Frankenstein, A New Musical’
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Art-In-Relation, Jonas Sills, producer, announces a move from Long Beach, after two successful seasons, to Hollywood with two hauntingly gorgeous, but lesser known musical theater productions at The Complex Theatres, Hollywood. A combination of "The Wild Party." a lesser known version of the musical based on the poem by Joseph Moncure, and written by Andrew Lippa, coupled with Mary Shelley's tale with a musical twist, "Frankenstein, A New Musical."
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- AB 2862, by Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach), promoting visual and performing arts education won Assembly approval today....
CULVER CITY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- CyberCopy, Inc. is excited to announce that it is the first, and currently only, company to offer the Rencay SuperFineArt(TM) scanning back imaging system in the U.S. To date, Rencay has been mostly exclusive to Europe and Asia.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Earth Day Weekend will hold special significance this year when the inaugural Healthy Earth Music and Arts Fest makes its premiere in Los Angeles' historic Leimert Park, Saturday, April 23. In addition to this multi-cultural, sustainable lifestyle event, produced by Transmedia 360, encouraging health and environmental awareness, the festival will feature the unveiling of the humanitarian organization, Cure4Hunger's (C4H) new agricultural technology.
Project Enterprise Ready for Warp: Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols Joins Team to Rebuild Famous Starship
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Star Trek fans and those with interest in movie history have the chance to 'boldly go where no man has gone before.' The original iconic movie model of the USS Enterprise used in the first six Star Trek films is about to be rebuilt, Project Enterprise announced today.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Earlier this month, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced that Armistead Maupin, local icon and acclaimed author...
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Author-filmmaker-musician John Scott G is creating the world's first omnibus novel. Interweaving nine novels, dozens of short stories, numerous comedy routines, and a great deal of political satire, 'Area Code 666' is being serialized on Ga-Ga.com, the new online magazine of the arts (in BETA).
KELSO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Desert Light Gallery, located in Mojave National Preserve's Kelso Visitors Center, Kelso California, announces the opening of a new fine art photography exhibit, 'Iterations in Stone,' (Jan. 4 - March 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday). The exhibit is an Artists in Residence exhibition from art photographer Ken Cook.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- We've all heard the phrase, 'Art imitates life.' And it could not ring truer than in how a new contemporary art movement, Excessivism, founded by American artist, Kaloust Guedel, that showcases the excessiveness present in people's lives, correlates to Donald Trump's bid for the GOP presidential nomination.
MILL VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fine Art Investment firm ArteQuesta announces the exclusive USA representation of world-renowned Israeli Photo Journalist, Ziv Koren. In signing with ArteQuesta, Koren stated, 'I'm very excited and looking forward to a fruitful collaboration. Through my photography, I'd rather be honest than impressive.'
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) announced Grant Hier, Chair of Liberal Arts and Art History, has been nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize. Hier was nominated as an author and will choose which works he wishes to submit to Pushcart judges for consideration for inclusion in their revered annual anthology.
Phil Sears Collectibles announces Walt Disney Teenage Scrapbook of Original Cartoon Drawings at Auction
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Phil Sears Collectibles LLC announced today that the only known existing scrapbook of original cartoons drawn by Walt Disney will be auctioned at Bonhams in New York City this month. Walt Disney was no more than 17 years old when he drew the 13 cartoon characters in the scrapbook. Two of the characters are rodents, drawn a full 10 years before he created his iconic Mickey Mouse.