LA’s One and Only Panorama is Back – Catch it While you Can!

Velaslavasay Panorama Exterior

If you’ve never heard of, or experienced, panoramic paintings you’re not alone. While this unique art form was popular in the nineteenth century, few survive today. Fortunately for Angelenos, The Velaslavasay Panorama (VP), a local non-profit located in the West Adams Historic District, is dedicated to preserving this precursor of the motion picture, which immerses the viewer in a 360-degree painted environment. The organization also programs an eclectic mix of performances, lectures and film screenings and maintains a beautiful garden at the rear of its property. [Continue reading]

Celebrating 7 Great Years Curating Los Angeles

Today marks the 7th anniversary of Curating Los Angeles (CLA). While I don't have as much time to devote to this project as I have in the past, I'm as committed as ever to continue sharing my love of LA with the CLA community.  To commemorate … [Continue reading]

Los Angeles Turns 236 Today

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Railway Modeler Pulls into Bergamot Station

Wizelman - A Moment In Time

When something captures a child’s attention, he or she locks onto the subject and doesn’t let go. Visiting the Lois Lambert Gallery at Bergamot Station several weeks ago to see an exhibition titled “Sonny Wizelman - A Moment in Time,” I watched a … [Continue reading]

Los Angeles City Planning Needs to Focus on Place, Not Movement

Brooms

Periodically Curating Los Angeles publishes guest posts that highlight an interesting facet of life in greater Los Angeles. While they can focus on people, organizations, or places, among other subjects, what I look for is an article with a … [Continue reading]

Mansfield Park – An Opera UCLA Production, Comes to the Clark Library

Literary creations often inspire other creative works. Think Phantom of the Opera (a novel turned into various stage and film adaptations, such as Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical) and The Wizard of Oz (another novel turned into multiple stage … [Continue reading]

Blast From the Past: Historic Renaissance Faire Advertisements from the LA Free Press

Have you ever flipped through the pages of an old publication and found yourself transported back in time to a specific moment in your childhood? Something like that recently happened to me when I looked at a pair of advertisements for the … [Continue reading]