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Published on February 26th, 2014 | by Reporters Desk



March 2
In the School of Art Student Art Galleries
Curated by Daniela Ionescue, the Art and Fashion group exhibition continues with ideas presented in last semester’s Art and Fashion exhibition, specifically globalization, sustainability and fair trade March 2 through 6, at Cal State Long Beach’s Student Art Galleries in the Fine Arts Complex.
Marcus Thibodeau displays printed utilizing a variety of materials. Arezoo Bharthania’s paintings investigate the idea of inside and outside as they relate to life in Iran, memory, and displacement. Justin Smith and Michael Rollins display process-based abstract paintings referencing structural objects and frequencies.
Details: School of Art website
Venue: CSULB
Location: 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach
March 4
What a Pair 2014
Entries for the 6th Annual What a Pair event March 28,presented by
Soroptimist International of LA Harbor, are due no later than March 4.
Create a work which presents your vision of this year’s theme “Means of Support.” You can use decorated bras, create a sculpture, painting, drawing and/or photography.
There will be a “Sneak Peak” at fINdings Art Center on First Thursday, March 6.
Your $250 fee is tax deductible as proceeds will go to support the fight against breast cancer at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro as well as other organizations which strive to improve the lives of women and children in our Harbor community.
Details: (310) 832-5482;
Venue: Croatian Cultural Center
Location: 510 W. 7th St., San Pedro
March 6
Graphic Design + Architecture:
A 20th Century History 

Experience Graphic Design + Architecture: A 20th Century History, at 7 p.m. March 7, at the Design Department Duncan Anderson Gallery at Cal State Long Beach.
The built environment that we experience in our everyday lives continually relies upon graphic design to communicate information and identity, shape our overall perception and memory of place, and ultimately enliven, enrich, and humanize our lives. Join award-winning, multidisciplinary designer Richard Poulin as he examines the relationship between graphic design and architecture, investigating how typography, image, and symbol have coexisted with and enhanced the built environment throughout the 20th century. In addition to looking at this diverse history, he will share examples of his own work and how it has been informed and inspired by this influential history.
Admission is free.
Details:  Duncan Anderson Lecture series webpage
Venue: CSULB
Location: 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach  
March 15
Second Thoughts San Pedro…
Attend the closing of the exhibition, Second Thoughts San Pedro…, starting at 6 p.m. at Cornelius Projects in San Pedro.
There will be live entertainment.
Venue: Cornelius Projects
Location: 1417 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro

March 15
The Boy Who Had a Chocolate Factory
The Palos Verdes Art Center/Beverly G. Alpay Center and The Palos Verdes Library District proudly present, The Boy Who Had a Chocolate Factory – a presentation, and interactive program for today’s youth from Leon Prochnik, a holocaust survivor, author and motivational speaker, from 2 to 4 p.m. March 15.
Especially designed for today’s young audiences, Leon Prochnik‘s gripping presentation – “The Boy Who Had a Chocolate Factory ” – not only brings the tumultuous days of World War II vividly to life, but tracks one family‘s triumph over encroaching evil. A Holocaust Survivor, author and motivational speaker, Procknik shares the inspiring story of his family‘s escape from Nazi-occupied Poland through his eyes as a six-year-old. Remarkable year-and-a-half-long exoduses that will take them through Lithuania, Russia, Japan, and Canada before they finally reach the United States.
The program will conclude with an interactive art project, led by artist, Laurel Koss, inviting the young listeners to illustrate Procknik’s Holocaust story with their own drawings. These drawings will be collected and bound as a keepsake book to be stored in the Peninsula Center’s permanent collection, housed in the Historical room, and to be shared with the community. The art project will be available for those attending the presentation.
Details: (310) 541-2479;
Venue: Peninsula Center Library Community Room,
Location: 701 Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates

March 19
In-Depth Surveys
CSU Dominguez Hills University Art Gallery presents in-depth surveys by two local artists Ron Pippin: Crossing the Axis, A Survey 1985-2014 and Camilla Taylor: A Conversation, Relief Prints, Monoprints and Sculpture, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through through March. 19, at the University Art Gallery, LaCorte Hall, A-107
Ron Pippin: Crossing the Axis, A Survey 1985-2014 and Camilla Taylor: A Conversation, Relief Prints, Monoprints and Sculpture are two concurrent solo exhibits by two Los Angeles artists who work in figurative imagery in widely varying media and styles. Pippin’s found object art pieces are richly embellished assemblages, while Taylor’s paper and fabric sculptures are highly stylized and anthropomorphic.
A survey of Pippin’s vast and intriguing work in assemblage will include his eerie, densely layered books, his sculptural animals recreated out of discarded skeletons, found objects and other accoutrements, and other mythic figures and vehicles. With his obsession for lyrical detail and his potent expression of inner struggles, Pippin’s archetypal figures and animals become visual poetry.
A multi-media artist, Taylor creates prints, illustrations, consumer objects, sculptures and more, drawing upon her interest in the figure that she filters through her unique design aesthetic and concepts. Her narrative prints, multiples, and 3D objects center on dark, monochromatic figures that have an energy all their own. She also is involved in a dizzying array of other projects including her Portrait Project, her Paper Craft series and her Among Us series.
Details: (310) 243-3334;
Venue: California State University, Dominguez Hills
Location: 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson

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