The NoHo Arts District. Com Team has been a long time advocate of arts in education. Research consistently shows that the arts leverage student achievement and development far beyond raising test scores in reading and math. Participation in the arts build essential skills like innovation, creativity and critical thinkng. It keeps kids interested in school. Don't we need to decrease the 57% dropout rate in many of our high schools and save an at risk youth from a life of crime? Each of us can help a local North Hollywood youth have the benefits of arts programs.
Audrey M. Singer founded Actors Forum Theatre almost four decades ago, and as one of the first of thirty-five theatre companies founded in Los Angeles, Actors Forum Theatre has been and remains a mainstay and a creative groundbreaker in the Los Angeles theatre scene. Ted Ryan’s dramedy PULLING LEATHER directed and produced by Audrey M. Singer, will have its world premiere and run weekends for five weeks at Actors Forum Theatre, October 1 through October 30, 2011.
Art by New Media Photographer Andrew Mosedale
Here’s yet another reason why North Hollywood folks deserve a round of applause, a snap with a twist. OK, NoHo, meet 11:59 Films who will present 52 Films in 52 Weeks. Three local filmmakers, Samantha Simmonds, Javier Ronceros and Renee Ronceros will write, direct, produce, shoot, edit and score a film every week for an entire year. There will be two surprise guest directors who will write and direct a few each, so stay tuned!
Mark your calendars, NoHo! On Saturday, October 1, North Hollywood will get it's very own Farmers Market. It will be open every Saturday from 8am to 2pm, year round, rain or shine, in the heart of the NoHo Arts District at 5200 Bakman (between Lankershim and Tujunga) at the corner of Magnolia, with street closure north to Weddington.
Jose Hernandez, a local NoHo resident, went to the Neighborhood Council with the idea of a kid/family friendly, sustainable Community Market that would not only provide fresh produce to our neighborhood but to bring our diverse community together. Jose's non-profit (which is sponsoring the event) is looking forward to giving back to the community with ideas such as FREE movie nights in the summer...refreshments included!
The Council voted unanimously to support the project, as the community had longed for a local market for many years. Jose asked Carol Wyner, Community Activist/Advocate to spearhead the project. Along with his life-long friend and business partner, Eddie Jimenez, the dream has finally come to fruition.
Being a Community Market, in addition to the usual Farmers Market fare of fresh organics, many multi-cultural prepared and pre-packaged food booths will share space with artists, crafters and local small businesses. There will be live music from California Pop and Jazz Council's seasoned vocalists and musicians, entertaining weekly. Additionally there will be a fabulous 10-piece Mirimba Band entertaining at the other end. Local musical artists will be welcome to rotate into the weekly calender, and many of our local non-profits will be there to spread awaremess of the many FREE services available to the community. A doggie sitting booth will also be available.
We are extremely grateful for the support of Mary Garcia, President of the Mid-town NoHo Neighborhood Council, Alice Roth of the office of Coucilmember Tom LaBonge, Katie of the NoHo Business Improvement District, Dino of NoHo Diner/Sittons, Ed Levy of The Federal Bar, Principlal Jose Razo of Lankershim Elementary, NohoArtsDistrict.com and our beloved local Police and Fire departments.
The objective of this Market is to provide community awareness, healthy food options, accessibility and family fun.
For additional information concerning participation in the Market, please contact Carol by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 310-712-3999 (after 9am). Or Eddie (para Espanol) at 818-314-1312 or e-mail email@example.com.
Paul Torres is the featured artist at NoHo Gallery LA's "Latin Fusion" exhibit September 24-November 20 here in the NoHo Arts District.
Naturally gifted with a keen observation of everyday life and the cultural, social, political and religious landscape in the world we live, Paul Torres' art embodies a rich imagination and is laced with social commentary and a soulful interpretation of everyday life. Paul was born in Chile. His interest in art began at age three after being introduced to comic books. He developed a love for comic books and started drawing soon after. His father then hired a private art tutor for him. By the age seven he was already enrolled in an art correspondence school. Early on, Paul also became influenced by Hollywood films and mostly enjoys horror films and Westerns.
The San Fernando Valley Arts Council will be hosting their annual Valley Artists Studio Tour on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, 2011. Tour is from 10:00am to 5:00pm on both days During this two-day event 24 Valley artists will be opening their studios to the public. Among them are artists like Valley Village artist Evans Webb whose vibrant portraits of the world are described by mathematics, or reflected in telescopes and microscopes; Sherman Oaks artist Susan Manders-U.S.Olympic artist with narrative expres-sionist paintings, limited editions, jewelry and ceramics; Valley Glen's Charles Knecht whose impressionistic paintings expresses the essence of romanticism in landscapes; Studio City artists: Sylvia Hamilton Golden whose paintings, monotypes and mixed media, capture movement, energy and emotion; Clara Berta whose colorful mixed media art integrates recycled materials, photos, and playful textures and Michael Culhane who has developed large garden kinetic sculptures as well as interior conceptual film industry art in alloy metals.
We would like to thank Councilmember Tom LaBonge, City of Los Angeles Recreation & Parks, United We Plant and Hollywood Beautification Team for all their efforts in bringing to the NoHo Community a beautiful, reverend memorial service this past Sunday at North Hollywood Park. The program included violinist Scarlet Rivera, Walter Reed Middle School Girls Choir and the National Anthem performed by Todd Leitz. Rev. Jerrell Walls of Christ Chapel of the Valley gave a wonderful inspirational message.
Thank you to our local police and fire department who every day risk their lives to protect the NoHo Community.
Since 1985 AIDS Walk Los Angeles has raised $66 million for HIV programs and services in Los Angeles County, and has grown into the largest AIDS fundraising event in California. Since its inception in 1985, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has benefited AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), an AIDS service organization dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by HIV disease; reducing the incidence of HIV infection; and advocating for fair and effective HIV–related public policy. AIDS Walk Los Angeles makes it possible for APLA to provide urgently needed food, dental care, safe housing and much more to people with HIV/AIDS who also face poverty, hunger, and homelessness. APLA also runs the county’s largest network of HIV prevention programs to end the epidemic in Los Angeles.