The Masonic Temple in North Hollywood is up for consideration as the city's newest cultural monument after Councilmember Paul Krekorian introduced a motion last week calling on officials to include the 64-year-old building in the city's list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.
The city's Cultural Heritage Commission will now consider the matter before sending it to the Planning and Land Use Management Committee and back to the City Council for final review.
The Masonic Temple, built in 1949 at 5122 Tujunga Ave., is "one of the few remaining examples of Exotic Revival architecture with elements of Mayan Revival and exhibits high quality of design," the Councilmember wrote in his motion, which you can see here.
"It is also a grandly scaled example of a Masonic lodge in Los Angeles, representing the prominence of the North Hollywood chapter from the immediate post-World War II era."
For some, the Masonic Temple is already a part of living history. The Museum of the San Fernando Valley includes it on its North Hollywood walking tour, which also includes stops at the Lankershim Arts Center, built in 1939, and the So. Pacific Railroad Depot, built in 1886.
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Cella Gallery is pleased to present "Point of Departure" an exhibit that showcases a formidable group of up-and-coming artists that are poised to take LA by storm.
Los Angeles Country Bicycle Coalition (LACBD) in collaboration with L.A. City Councilmember Krekorian and the Granados Family have organized a memorial ride for David Granados.
North Hollywood High School and Daniel Pearl Magnet High School in Lake Balboa have made our NoHo Community proud!
THE ART DIRECTORS GUILD ‘GALLERY 800’
The “Valley Water Color Society” Juried Art Exhibit Opening
GALLERY 800 MAY 18, 5-8PM
“Julie Bug” by Julie Crouch
The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) Art Gallery 800 is pleased to host the Valley Watercolor Society’s 2013 Spring Juried Show, opening Sunday, May 18, 2013 with a hosted reception from 5-8:00 p.m, where the public will have the opportunity to meet the artists and preview their paintings. Exhibit closes June 22,2013.
Photos: VWS Exhibit Photos
Gallery 800 is located at 5108 Lankershim Blvd. in the heart of the NoHo Arts District in North Hollywood. The public is welcome to attend this reception. Gallery 800 hours: Thursday – Saturday, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm; and Sundays, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
In 1977, a small group of twenty watercolor painters got together to meet in each others' homes to share their interest in and knowledge of watercolor. The membership of this group gradually increased, and the Valley Watercolor Society was born. The original purpose of Valley Watercolor Society continues today: to promote interest, knowledge and appreciation of water media through meetings, exhibits, workshops, paint-outs, and workshops.
This year, artist Al Setton will judge the Valley Water Color Society exhibit. Al is the recipient of numerous awards and his art is shown throughout Southern California. The annual juried exhibit provides members a chance to show their best works. Numerous awards are presented. Original watercolors and prints are available for purchase.
Future Gallery 800 Exhibits Include (subject to change):
July 13 – August 17 ADG Photography Show
August 31 – October 5 Animals / Homefires
About the Valley Watercolor Society:
Valley Watercolor Society (VWS) is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for learning about and sharing watercolor painting as both a vocation and a hobby. The group of 300 members in the San Fernando Valley serves all in the greater Los Angeles area. VWS meetings feature demonstrations by accomplished artists in connection with VWS workshops where the participants paint and receive critique of their work. Monthly Paint-Outs are held for those who are plain air painters. VWS meetings are held the second Thursday of each month, Sept.-June at Encino Community Center, 4935 Balboa Ave., Encino at 7 pm. http://www.valleywatercolorsociety.org
About the Art Directors Guild:
The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) represents nearly 2,000 members who work throughout the United States, Canada and the rest of the world in film, television and theater as Production Designers, Art Directors, Assistant Art Directors; Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists; Illustrators and Matte Artists; and Set Designers and Model Makers; and Previs Artists. Established in 1937, the ADG’s ongoing activities include a Film Society; an annual Awards Banquet, a creative/technology community (5D: The Future of Immersive Design); a bimonthly craft magazine (Perspective); and extensive technology-training programs, figure drawing and other creative workshops and year-round Gallery 800 art exhibitions. The Guild’s Online Directory/Website Resource is at www.adg.org. Follow ADG on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ADG800 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gallery800
For more information,
Valley Watercolor Society
For the ADG Gallery 800
Mark your calendar Beverly Hills artSHOW lovers! The spring edition of The Beverly Hills artShow will be held May 18 and 19, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Kick off the summer enjoying live music. Check out the festivals below and for more events, visit our calendar
5 May 2013 at 2:00 PM
CINCO! Hottest Concert Of The Year! 30 Of Social Media's Most Popular Stars
Avalon Hollywood, 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA
May 5 2013 at 11:00 AM
30th Annual Topanga Blues Festival
Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum (Topanga, CA) 1419 North Topanga Canyon Boulevard Topanga, CA 90290
Starts May 11, 2013
Eat See Hear Festival 2013
May 12, 2013 at 3:00PM
10th Annual Mother's Day Jazz & Blues Extravaganza
June 7th, 8th, & 9th, 2013
Queen Mary – Long Beach
June 20 & 21 2013 11:00 AM
Vans Warped Tour 2013
June 15 & 16
Playboy Jazz Festival 2013
**** Father’s Day Weekend! ****
June 29, 2013 at 6:00 PM
24th Annual Mariachi USA Festival
Win a pair of tickets to COPS AND FRIENDS OF COPS for the May 18 performance
Recently named “one of the top theatre companies of the last decade” by the LA Weekly, VS. THEATRE COMPANY is thrilled to announce its first production in its permanent new theatre, (the former Black Dahlia Theatre) 5453 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles! COPS AND FRIENDS OF COPS, written and directed by Ron Klier is a classic morality play, as much about what’s right and wrong, as it is a thrilling moment-to-moment suspense-fueled ride. April 24, 2013 - June 1, 2013.
For More Info and Tickets visit www.vstheatre.org
COPS AND FRIENDS OF COPS is a classic morality play, as much about what's right and wrong, as it is a thrilling moment-to-moment suspense-fueled ride. It introduces us to five men: Paul, Dom, Emmett, Sal, and Roosevelt. Men of different ages and life experiences. On this night Paul walks into the bar with a secret. Dom, the bartender, just wants to get through his shift. Roosevelt's had just about enough of his partner Sal's bullying sense of humor. So begins this two-act play occurring roughly in real-time about regret, loss, explicit and implicit racism, and wrestling with masculine identity in a constantly-changing contemporary America.
With the ending of National Poetry Month, NoHoArtsDistrict.com wanted to take the opportunity to thank all of our wonderful poets in the NoHo Arts District. We especially want to thank Radomir Vojtech Luza and Mary A. Mann for their tireless efforts to keep Poetry alive and well in NoHo.
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