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/
Sun01Nov201510:00 amForest Lawn Memorial Park
We will be contacting our members about attending a very special tour at Forest Lawn. A limited number of individuals will be able to attend and it will be "first come, first served" on RSVPs. Details will be made available soon and members will receive invitations to RSVP in late September. If you want to have an opportunity to participate, join today. (click here).
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.
Thu21Jan20167:00 pmBrand Library Recital Hall
This event is co-sponsored by Brand Associates and The Glendale Historical Society.
VISUAL ACOUSTICS, (Directed by Eric Bricker and narrated by Dustin Hoffman), celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world’s greatest architectural photographer. His unforgettable images epitomize the singular beauty of Southern California’s modernist movement and brought many iconic structures to the public's attention. Shulman's photographs have captured the creations of nearly every modern and progressive architect since the 1930s including Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Frank Gehry. This unique film is both a testament to the evolution of modern architecture and a joyful portrait of a charismatic, whip-smart gentleman and artist.
Thu10Mar20167:00 pmBrand Library Recital Hall
Our special guests
In the 1930s and 1940s hundreds of women musicians toured the country in glamorous All-Girl Bands, while others played side by side with their male counterparts. By the mid-50s female jazz musicians had disappeared from the music scene, their contributions forgotten. THE GIRLS IN THE BAND tells the story of women big band players and their journey from the late 1930s to present day. Today there is a whole new breed of women players taking their rightful place in the music world.
Special guests, Director Judy Chaikin, and the legendary sax player, Roz Cron of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, will grace our stage after the screening to discuss and answer questions.