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In Baldwin Hills…PAAF

It’s the final day of the Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) takes place this week. The 23rd annual festival opened with the screening of The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution.

Triangle-Going to America will be highlighted as the Centerpiece selection and closing the Festival is The Man in 3B. All films will screen at RAVE Cinemas 15, located within the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 4200 Marlton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90008.

The festival will also be featured artists…such as Zebi a talented ceramicist and painter who will be selling her work all week.  http://zebidesigns.com/

See image: by Zebi

AdZebimisstion ranges from $12.50 to $30.00 for screenings and additional admisson is charged for inclusion of food and after parties…etc.

See website for full details and to purchase tickets.

What: Film Festival
Where: RAVE Cinemas 15, located within the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 4200 Marlton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90008
When: Sunday, 11am -6pm; see website for screening times
Website: http://www.paff.org/


In Pasadena…

Offramp Gallery offers a the closing reception and artist’s talk for “Anita Bunn: No Real Edge” and “Jessica Curtaz: Standing Still” today. NOTE: Anita Bunn will give an artist’s talk at 2pm. Jessica Curtaz will not be present.

See image: left: Anita BunnSun Feb8-OFFRamp, Index (Great Basin Sagebrush), 2014, lithograph, 18″ x 25″; right: Jessica Curtaz, Cut 9, 2014, graphite on cut paper and microfilament, approx. 35″ x 14″ x 18″

The work included in “No Real Edge” is a series of digital captures printed as continuous tone lithographs. “Untitled Iteration (Grid #2)” consists of three repeating images that appear in subtle combinations of black, white, and gray. These lithographs are part of a larger series of unique prints that includes the same three images as single and layered lithographs using the non-primary colors of the subtractive and additive color wheels.

Be sure to check out the installation, sculpture & video collaboration, “Jessica Curtaz & Anita Bunn: Standing Still.”

What: Opening reception
Where: Offramp Gallery, 1702 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena, 91103

When: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (art talk at 2pm)
Phone: 626-298-6931
Website: http://www.offrampgallery.com



LA Artcore presents an exhibit of three artists with very distinct approaches towards art making. Combining painting and sculpture, the show will combine visual variations that engage the mind in far-reaching directions.

Sun-Feb8-LAArtcore-RachelStiffRachel Stiff (see image) is an abstract painter whose colorful, experimental surfaces drift between familiar forms and the suggestion of fantastic landscapes, yet her work is abstraction in its purest sense.

Jimmy Centeno produces minimal sculptures frequently employing found materials, which results in a kind of earth colored cast and further takes the objects to the level of subtle, whispering suggestions of tangible objects.

Gao Yan Song is a successful artist visiting from Beijing. His work shifts from being an exhibiting visual artist, and a performance artist, poet, and rock musician.

On view: February 1 – February 20

What: Opening reception
Where: LA Artcore Brewery Annex is located at 650 A South Avenue 21, LA, 90031
When: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Phone: 323.276.9320
Website: http://www.laartcore.org/


Or at the other location…

LA Artcore hosts an exhibit of sculpture by Seoul, Korea-SunFeb8-LAArtcoreByung-Chul-Ahnbased artist Byung Chul Ahn.

Chul Ahn’s subject, the seed emanates from his feeling and connection to nature and is a form the artist investigates with both narrative and material possibility, from stone, stainless steel and marble. Chul Ahn’s solid masses, organic shapes and polished surfaces connect to the elemental aspects of nature of whose varied characteristic results evolve the artist’s relationship with nature.

On view: February 1 – February 20

Where: LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts, 120 Judge John Aiso St. LA 90012
When: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Phone: 323.276.9320
Website: http://www.laartcore.org/


In Pasadena…

Parson’s Nose Theater presents The Madwoman of Chaillot as part of their Full Production Series.

MaryChalon-PaulPerri-photo-byPeterZuehlkeSee photo: Mary Chalon and Paul Perri, photo by Peter Zuehlke

PNT continues its 15th Season with The Madwoman of Chaillot, which opened yesterday,  Saturday, February 7th. Adapted by Artistic Director, Lance Davis, this 70-minute performance features many Parson’s Nose Company Members as well as some guest artists.

All performances are “Pay What You Will” and reservations may be made online at www.parsonsnose.com or by calling 626-403-7667.

Tickets may also be purchased at the door, but advanced phone reservations are encouraged. Ages 12+.

What: Performance
Where: Lineage Performing Arts Center, 89 S. Fair Oaks, Pasadena, CA 91105
When: 3:00pm
Phone: 626-403-7667