September 7, 2017
The decades party came here to welcome in the Decade of Our SEVENTIES.
Home a lot, plus the amazing Yosemite.
Also click here for, wow,
the Total Eclipse of the SUN.
They also had a Pacific Standard Time exhibit called “Visual Voyage: As part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, The Huntington will present an extensive exhibition surveying the connections among art, science, and the environment in Latin America, from the voyages of Columbus to the publications of Charles Darwin in the mid-19th century.”
The botanical drawings was my favorite part but no photos allowed inside the gallery.
I had a lunch date with Pauli today and we caught up with our mutual home improvement schedules. We are taking our time. We soldier on!
I’m really busy at the moment.
As I’ve said (ad infinitum…), I do one thing at a time on this house project. I’m really busy at the moment because I’m doing two things. 1) I’m waiting for the range hood from the warehouse. And 2) I’m waiting for the picture from Australia.
I can hardly keep track.
Susan and Michael who hosted me so generously in Australia are passing through LA on their way to a new three year posting in Cherbourg, France.
They left three of the four grown kids back in the house in Canberra and with the four bedroom house in Cherbourg, if you want to stay for a visit you’d better get your rezzie in early!
Here’s something from the website:
“The Library Foundation of Los Angeles (LFLA) will present Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in L.A., an exhibition and associated public programs celebrating the Zapotec language as a key lifeline sustaining shared cultural experience in Mexico, Los Angeles, and beyond. Zapotec is the most widely spoken indigenous language in Mexico’s southern state of Oaxaca, and Los Angeles is home to the largest population of indigenous Oaxacans outside of Mexico. Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in L.A. will recognize the importance of the Oaxacan presence in Southern California and explore contemporary realities of indigenous culture.
“The project will include an installation in the Los Angeles Central Library’s Rotunda by Oaxacan artist collective Tlacolulokos, a short documentary by Oaxacan filmmaker Yolanda Cruz, and a series of 60 public programs across Los Angeles with visual artists, scholars, poets and writers. Programs, many of which will be multi-lingual, will be presented as part of LFLA’s acclaimed ALOUD literary and performance series and as community workshops in select locations of the Los Angeles Public Library.”
I could be doing something. I know of many things I could be doing but instead I’m moving from under one fan to under another to sitting in the 4pm breeze between my two open doors watching tv on my computer. Not a bad day really.
The computer says this is the last day in the 80s so HURRAY for that!
Later in the afternoon…it was Dapper Day at LACMA – look at some of what you could do!
“It’s a day and night full of art, fashion, film, music, and dancing centered around Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage. You’re invited to bring your own style to the party—from vintage-inspired classics to chic, contemporary looks.
“…Other DAPPER DAY events includes extended gallery hours, the season finale of Latin Sounds, and a late-night dance party by Urban Light with a DJ and special dance floor. We hope to see you there, dressed in your best!”
We just saw the shows and then went out for an air-conditioned early dinner!
Nancy treated me to admission and the Chagall show (docent that she is) and it was fantastic.
Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage. “The exhibition concentrates on Chagall’s four productions for the stage—the ballets Aleko, set to music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1942), The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky (1945), Daphnis and Chloé by Maurice Ravel (1958), and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute (1967).”
This one is Firebird.
They also had a show of Carlos Almaraz works and I was delighted.
“LACMA gathers 65 pieces for ‘Playing With Fire: Paintings by Carlos Almaraz.’ Though not a comprehensive retrospective, it’s the first full-scale Almaraz show anywhere, and it’s about time.”
Oh my goodness what a treat! I didn’t take this picture – it was certainly more crowded but I wanted you to see the scale of the pieces.
Bonnie and I had a deli brunch, saw a good movie (Columbus, about architecture and a town in Indiana, and less interestingly, about Family Values), and then had a post-movie snack at Nordstrom.
Outside Nordstrom we find this colorful painting and Bonnie loves colors so let’s have a photo. But what are those crazy lines? I have no idea!