• Art With a Personal Connection

    Artists as Collectors

    By Andrea Serna, Arts Writer Tonight Show host Johnny Carson, who was married four times, once asked romantic crooner Frank Sinatra, who also took four trips to the altar, “When you are in a mood to make out, whose music do you put on?” In the show Artists as Collectors

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  • Free Admission to MOCA is  Here

    LOS ANGELES —On Jan. 11, the Museum of Contemporary Arts welcomed more than 5,000 visitors to free general admission to MOCA’s Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary. For the free admission, attendees took in DJ sets were able to enjoy a number of featured performances, music, art-makin

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  • Peedrow Boogie Woogie

    The art of Ann Weber at LA Harbor College Fine Arts Gallery

    By Melina Paris, Arts and Culture Reporter They’re organic, spherical and cylindrical, some life-sized—Ann Weber’s sculptures strike instantly familiar to the eye. Feminine and masculine shapes pose — vibrant, upright an

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  • Angels Gate Cultural Center’s Got Local Notions

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer The idea of a notion is the preconceived assumption about a subject, something you thought you knew, but maybe not. In Local Notions, the exhibition of San Pedro artists at the Angels Gate Cultural Center,notions of community ar

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  • B.A.T. State III, Expands Cultural Relationships Through the Past

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Arts and Culture Writer This past September, artists Anita Bunn and Francesco X. Siqueiros curated the B.A.T. State III: Women Artists in Conversation with El Nopal PressRead More

  • Arts Program Strives to Reach All Students

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Arts and Culture Reporter For as long as many can remember, educators and parents have complained about school funding and how subjects outside of the three R’s (reading, writing and arithmetic), such as the arts, are discarded. But there’s one non

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  • Trio of Arts District Pioneers Honored

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Arts and Culture Reporter Three pioneering artists, who for a quarter century have worked, educated and exhibited the highest level of professional art in Harbor Area and far beyond, will be honored at the San Pedro Waterfront Arts District’s annual

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  • Singer Angel Bonilla

    Random Happening OUT LOUD Festival 2019: Queer Futures Celebrates LGBTQ+ Culture


    Pictured above, one of Americas’ flourishing singers, Angel Bonilla has a rare ability to effectively serenade and capture her audience’s attention with her strong stage presence.

    “If Pride celebrates who we are, OUT LOUD celebrates what we create

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  • Gallery Azul Celebrates Diversity and Pride

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Arts and Culture Reporter Early in May, inspired by the prospect of San Pedro’s first pride festival, the proprietors of Gallery Azul sent out a call for works by Latinx artists from the LGBTQ community for a juried show before, during and after Prid

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  • La Petite Mort is a part of the exhibition, The Beauty of Men: Celebrating Tenderness,

    The Beauty of Men Captures the Soft Side of Masculinity

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    By Melina Paris, Arts and Culture Writer

    Entering the exhibition, The Beauty of Men: Celebrating Tenderness, vibrant rust colored leaves leapt off one co

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