Wed26Aug2015Sat29Aug2015Library HoursBrand Library Galleries
Sat12Sep201510:30 amBrand Library & Art Center
Do you love to Sing, Play, Dance? Ages 4 + come to the Brand and have fun with the Beat Buds.
Sat26Sep20157:00 pmBrand Library Gallery
The 43rd Annual Works on Paper Juried Exhibition juried by muralist Kent Twitchell opens with an awards ceremony and reception - including libations and refreshments. Join Mr. Twitchell, meet the artists, and have a fun and visually dazzling evening to celebrate the 70 selected works. Art work is for sale and 25% of all proceeds benefit the Brand Library's free cultural programming.
Thu01Oct20157:00 pmBrand Library Recital Hall
Executive Director of the Los Angeles Mural Conservancy, Isabel Rojas-Williams, will share her vast experience on mounting and preserving murals in the public viewing space. Ms. Rojas-Williams worked closely with many people including our Brand 43 Works on Paper juror, Kent Twitchell, to change the muralling landscape in Los Angeles. She will entertain the question: How can Glendale launch its own mural program? She has a wealth of experience as L.A.'s "mural queen" to share with Glendale on its road to its own mural programs. Free and open to the public. press release
Sat03Oct20152:00 pmBrand Library Galleries
Sarah Reich is a leader in the art of tap dance. At age 15, the L.A. native was featured in Dance Spirit Magazine’s article, “20 Hot Tappers Under 20” and was listed in Dance Magazine's 2009 “25 To Watch” articles. She has danced all of the world and appeared on "So You Think You Can Dance" with Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies. With her own company, Tap Music Project, Sarah has choreographed and performed at LA's biggest venues and also at Madison Square Garden for the opening of the New York Knicks 2013-2014 season.
Thu08Oct20157:00 pmBrand Library & Art Center Recital Hall
Ara Oshagan is a photographer and installation artist whose worked focuses on 3 major themes: identity, community, and history. Oshagan’s work features portraits of survivors of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 and includes images of war-town mountainous regions of Armenia and the diverse Armenian diaspora living in the Los Angeles area. His presentation will feature images and a discussion about how these interconnected themes culminated – after fifteen years of work - in a monumental exhibition in downtown Los Angeles’ Park during Armenian Genocide Commemoration in April 2015.
Sat10Oct20152:00 pmBrand Library Galleries
Blue13 Dance Co.
is an LA based contemporary Indian dance theatre ensemble. They have performed all over the United States and abroad in their signature Neo-Kathak and Bollywood-Tech styles. The work is highly energetic, colorful, and theatrical, and inspired by the classical and cultural dance of India. The Company’s mission is to advance non-traditional contemporary dance, while preserving and cultivating the cultural and classical forms of India.
Thu15Oct20157:00 pmBrand Library Recital Hall
A famous Duduk musician harbors a secret, but you can only hide for so long! Join Litty Mathew, Glendale resident, for a reading from her riveting first novel, complimented by a performance by master Duduk virtuoso Ruben Haroutounian. A book signing and a reception (with craft cocktails courtesy of Greenbar Distillery!) follows the reading and music. A culturally diverse and enlightening evening in store!
Sat17Oct20152:00 pmBrand Library Galleries
Arianne MacBean. Artistic Director of The Big Show Company, brings her original dance-theater performance art to Brand. MacBean creates work for The Big Show Co. that highlights the triumphs and failings of humanity, poking fun while at the same time exposing universal vulnerabilities that are simultaneously tragic and beautiful. Big Show has performed at Skirball Cultural Center, MOCA, Hammer Museum, Highways Performance Space, and REDCAT among others.
MacBean also writes extensively on dance and is a prominent dance educator. She is currently the Director of the Dance Program at Oakwood School. MacBean founded The Big Show Co. in 1999.
Thu22Oct20157:00 pmBrand Library Recital Hall
Leading experts in the world of public art representing Santa Monica, Pasadena, and other municipalities will talk about their most successful projects and entertain the question: How can Glendale become a public art destination?
Panelists will also discuss and take questions on logistics, funding, benefits of public art to a city, and how public art helps to crystallize a city's identity.
Sat31Oct20152:00 pmBrand Library Galleries
Pony Box Dance Theatre will premiere their new work, “The Line”, a dance featuring 7 men. The piece explores the phenomenon of Conformity, and the eternal tension between the demands of the “Collective” and the needs of the “Individual” in human relations.
The piece also features an original score by Douglas Hammond, whose compositions have been featured in film, television and commercials and a sculpture by Joseph Umali Fernandez that floats above the dancers, representing the consciousness of the group. http://www.ponyboxdance.org/
Thu12Nov20157:00 pmBrand Library Recital Hall, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale 91201
Join editor Jane Brown (with LA Times' book critic David Ulin, and prominent designer Lorraine Wild) for a discussion - with visuals - of her new photography book Both Sides of Sunset. The book vividly captures the contradictions that are Los Angeles: sunshine/noir, beaches/urban grit, wilderness/suburban sprawl, in-your-face/hidden hidden away. "Both Sides..." showcases images by masters such as Bruce Davidson, Lee Friedlander, Julius Shulman and Garry Winogrand, as well as younger artists such as Matthew Brandt, Katy Grannan, Lise Sarfati and Ed Templeton . Collectively, the 130 images in the book speak to a place where myth and reality can be indistinguishable. Both Sides of Sunset offers a decidedly unromantic vision of our beloved and scorned metropolis.