Cutting Deep in Los Angeles – A Woodcutter’s Story

As members of the Curating Los Angeles (CLA) community know, I am very interested in the arts and regularly use CLA’s blog, Facebook page and Twitter account to promote the work of local artists who I admire, share news of arts related events and profile artists who produce work related in one way or another […]

Announcing UCLA Art Walk – A Self-Guided Tour

I’m very excited to announce the publication of the first Curating Los Angeles walking tour. Titled UCLA Art Walk, this self-guided tour takes you on a leisurely walk through the northeast section of UCLA and focuses on the area’s impressive collection of public art, distinctive architecture and fascinating history.

The Pomona Arts Colony

Periodically Curating Los Angeles (CLA) publishes guest posts that highlight an interesting facet of life in greater LA. While they can focus on people, organizations, and places, among other subjects, what I look for is an article with a Los Angeles focus that engages me personally. Today I’m pleased to present an original piece written exclusively for […]

Stopping Traffic With Art

The Billboard Creative’s (TBC) mission is very compelling – get new, interesting, innovative artwork of all mediums in front of lots of people for considerably less cost to the artist than traditional fee-based programs and competitions. How do they do that? By providing artists a massive public venue to display their work and exposing the […]

Getting to Know Heath Ceramics – A California Original

Like most people, I use an assortment of mass-produced products everyday, from the clothes I wear to the computer I’m typing on to write this article. While many of those goods function well and are aesthetically pleasing, they don’t feel as special as bespoke products or those made in limited runs by skilled craftspeople.

Kinetic Art LA – Convergence of Art and Technology

I’ve long been a fan of kinetic art, which as the name implies is art that incorporates movement. I was therefore very excited to learn about a new exhibition set to open at Arena 1 this weekend. The show is entitled Kinetic Show LA and it’s curated by art duo Wendy Marvel and Mark Arnon Rosen […]

Inspired by Natural Forms, Martin Pierce Crafts Decorative Hardware & Distinctive Furniture in Los Angeles

Late last year my wife and I undertook a major remodel of our kitchen and master bath. While we were at it, we also decided to upgrade a few other parts of the house, such as our guest bathroom. One goal for that room was to find unique pulls for a wall-mounted cabinet that would […]