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July 20, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley art, antelope valley artists, antelope valley Events, art, art gallery, art in the av, art on the BLVD, av art, av artist showcase, City of Lancater, lancaster blvd art | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Meet me at the Bandstand

One part dancing, two parts music, delicious food, and a whole lot of outdoor fun is the recipe that makes the Sierra Toyota Scion Concert Series the best way to welcome the arrival of summer to the Antelope Valley. On Thursday, June 16th, the City of Lancaster will kick off the Summer Concert Series with “A Night of Wine & Music” in Downtown Lancaster. 

“People have been visiting downtown Lancaster for more than a century,” said Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “Today, retail outlets, professional services, and fine restaurants continue to make downtown a natural gathering spot. On Thursday, the City is providing yet another reason to make the trip, as patrons can spend a warm summer night enjoying great music, sampling wonderful wines, and feasting on our many downtown delights.”

Pair the musical sounds with a wine tasting hosted on the bar patio or bring your own lawn chair to just relax and enjoy the music. Local restaurant favorites, including the Lemon Leaf Café, will provide tasty meals on the go which can be enjoyed as you listen to the evening’s entertainment.

“We are very pleased to be in a partnership with the City of Lancaster.  The inaugural season of the Sierra Toyota Concert Series promises to bring great entertainment downtown. This is an exciting opportunity to promote Sierra Toyota as a premier auto sales facility in the Antelope Valley and to meet our customers in a relaxed and festive environment,” said Paul Ondo, General Manager, Sierra Toyota Scion of Lancaster.

                Meet at the Bandstand throughout the summer to enjoy the sounds of local favorites, including Wild Side performing on July 14th; the Queen Nation Tribute Band on July 21st; and the Runaway Train Band who will close out the concert series on August 18th.

For more information about the Sierra Toyota Scion Concert Series, please contact the City of Lancaster Parks, Recreation & Arts Department at (661)723-6077.

July 14, 2011 Posted by | av sumer festival, av summer fun, BLVD, blvd events, concert, lancaster blvd art, lancaster live music | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

26th Antelope Valley Union High School District Student Art Exhibition

26th Antelope Valley Union High School District Student Art Exhibition

April 9-May 8, 2011 at Lancaster City Hall.

Opening Reception- Saturday, April 9, noon-3 pm.

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Lancaster, CA April 6, 2011- The Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery’s “26th Antelope Valley Union High School District Student Art Exhibition” will be on view April 9–May 8, 2011 at Lancaster City Hall, with a free opening reception and award presentation on Saturday, April 9th from noon-3 pm. Nearly $1,400 in cash awards will be presented to the valley’s talented student artists. Presented by the City of Lancaster, the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery Associates, and the Antelope Valley Union High School District, the exhibition encourages and supports the artistic experimentation, talent, and expression from the next generation of artists in the Antelope Valley.

Featuring 94 pieces of artwork from 80 students within the school district, the exhibitors were selected by 26 participating art instructors from Antelope Valley, Eastside, Highland, Lancaster, Littlerock, Palmdale, Pete Knight, and Quartz Hill High Schools. The exhibition includes a wide variety of media such as oil, ceramic, watercolor, photography, acrylic, sculpture, charcoal, pencil, scratchboard, color pencil, pastel and mixed media.

Awards are donated and selected by judges from the Lancaster Photography Association ($100), Lakes and Valley Art Guild ($100), High School District art instructors ($425 total), the Antelope Valley Union High School District Superintendent ($100), the AVUHSD administrators’ awards (over $100), the new Beryl Amspoker Memorial Award ($200), and the LMAG Associates who choose Best of Exhibition ($100), 2nd Best of Exhibition ($75), 3rd Best of Exhibition ($50), as well as winners (no cash) in each medium category. All Valley Federal Credit Union also donated an award which provides one student artist $100 to open a savings account, while City of Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris selected the Mayor’s Choice Award.

Each year a different high school art department chairperson acts as the liaison for this exhibition. This year, Erin Jones of Pete Knight High School along with her fellow department art instructors have been very busy helping to make this a successful and inspiring exhibition. For additional information on the museum’s exhibitions, events and programs, please visit www.cityoflancasterca.org/Index.aspx?page=67 or contact the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery at 661-723-6250 or lmagreceptionist@cityoflancasterca.org.

EXHIBITION RELATED EVENTS

Opening Reception: “26th Antelope Valley Union High School District Student Art Exhibition” Saturday, April 9, 2011 from noon to 3 pm at Lancaster City Hall.

Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and music with an awards presentation at 1 pm. Free admission. Please RSVP to lmagreceptionist@cityoflancasterca.org or 661.723.6250.

UPCOMING EVENT

California Poppy Festival™

April 16th & 17th from 10 am-6 pm at Lancaster City Park

Join us at the 20th annual California Poppy Festival and view a historic timeline which showcases the past 100 years of Lancaster. Rare photos and details will show how Lancaster began as a community and has grown into a city of more than 156,000. Participate in building the new museum with an interactive display and voting booth, while learning more about the new Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery facility that will open on The BLVD in 2011.

About The Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery

Founded in 1986, the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery is dedicated to advancing an appreciation of art and history in the Antelope Valley. Operating two sites—the Museum/Art Gallery and the Western Hotel Museum—LMAG is not only a repository for historical artifacts important to the preservation of the unique character of the Antelope Valley, but also a place where audiences—residents and visitors alike—may experience exhibitions of fine art and participate in a variety of art and history-based programs. LMAG offers a schedule of exhibitions, as well as lectures, workshops, Family Day activities, film and musical events.

General Information– The Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery located at 44801 North Sierra Highway, will be closed to public access during the preparation for its move to its new facility. The new facility will open in 2011. For more information about LMAG and its programming, call (661) 723-6250 or log on to www.cityoflancasterca.org/Index.aspx?page=67 or www.facebook.com/lmag.lancasterfor updates.

Lancaster City Hall General Information: Lancaster City Hall is located in Lancaster, CA at 44933 North Fern Avenue. Parking is available street side around City Hall, and in the corner lot on Fern and Kildare.

City Hall Hours and Admission– Lancaster City Hall is open Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 6 pm and Friday 8 am to 5 pm; it is closed holidays. Admission to this exhibition is free, and open to the public.

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Image Credit:

Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery, “25th Antelope Valley Union High School District Student Art Exhibition,” 2010.

 

 

LANCASTER MUSEUM/ART GALLERY          44801 N. Sierra Highway  Lancaster, CA 93534

TEL: (661)723-6250 Museum Hours:

EMAIL: lmagreceptionist@cityoflancasterca.org Tuesday-Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm.

WEB: www.cityoflancasterca.org Closed Mondays, holidays, and between exhibitions,  MMM       wwwh www.facebook.com/lmag.lancaster Free admission and tours.

 

April 7, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley art, lancaster blvd art, lancaster ca art, palmdale art, student art | , , , , | Leave a comment

Pecha Kucha Night at the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          Contact:  JOSEPH CABRAL (661) 723-6053

 

Pecha Kucha Night at the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery

Designed to keep presentations short and passionate, Pecha Kucha Night allows creative people to come together to share their ideas.


Lancaster, CA March 17, 2011- The Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery will open its doors on March 19, 2011 from 6-8 pm for Pecha Kucha Night, an international phenomenon which has occurred in over 340 cities world-wide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat,” Pecha Kucha Night (pronounced peh-chak-cha) allows each participant 20 slides, with 20 seconds per slide to share their works and ideas freely, giving a total of 6 minutes 40 seconds before the next presenter is up. The format is designed to keep presentations short and passionate, allowing creative people to come together to share their ideas, works, and thoughts in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. The social networking event provides an opportunity to interact with creative thinkers and a wider public audience through exploration and interaction with the presenter’s current research topics or work process. The event is free and open to the public.

The Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery’s first Pecha Kucha Night will feature presenters: artist Nuri Amanatullah, with “Open Spaces, Public Spaces;” Antelope Valley College English professor, Charles Hood, “The House that Jack Built;” Pepperdine University art history student and LMAG Best of Exhibition winner Rheagan Martin on “Nature/Industry;” Antelope Valley College art professor and artist Christine Mugnolo speaking on the “What Does Talking Look Like;” Lise Patt on the “Institute of Cultural Inquiry;” and Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery Curator Nicholas West on “Mapping the World.”

For additional information on the museums programs and exhibitions, please contact the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery at 661-723-6250 or lmagreceptionist@cityoflancasterca.org

About The Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery

Founded in 1986, the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery is dedicated to advancing an appreciation of art and history in the Antelope Valley. Operating two sites—the Museum/Art Gallery and the Western Hotel Museum—LMAG is not only a repository for historical artifacts important to the preservation of the unique character of the Antelope Valley, but also a place where audiences—residents and visitors alike—may experience exhibitions of fine art and participate in a variety of art and history-based programs. LMAG offers a schedule of exhibitions, as well as lectures, workshops, Family Day activities, film and musical events.

General Information– The Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery is located in Lancaster, California at 44801 North Sierra Highway, one-half block southwest of Lancaster Boulevard and across the street (west) from the downtown Metrolink depot. For more information about LMAG and its programming, call (661) 723-6250 or log on to www.cityoflancasterca.org/Index.aspx?page=67.

Museum Hours and Admission– The Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm; it is closed Mondays, holidays, and between exhibitions. Admission is free, except to specially ticketed events.

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Image Credit:

Charles Hood, “The House that Jack Built,” 2011.

 

LANCASTER MUSEUM/ART GALLERY          44801 N. Sierra Highway  Lancaster, CA 93534

TEL: (661)723-6250 Museum Hours:

EMAIL: lmagreceptionist@cityoflancasterca.org Tuesday-Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm.

WEB: www.cityoflancasterca.org Closed Mondays, holidays, and between exhibitions,  MMM       wwwh

www.facebook.com/lmag.lancaster Free admission and tours.

 

March 17, 2011 Posted by | Antelope Valley College, lancaster blvd art, Lancaster Museum Art Gallery, LMAG, Pecha Kucha Night | , , , , | Leave a comment

Personal Invitation to LM/AG Jabberwocky After Party from curator Nick West

From Nick West
JABBERWOCKY After Party
Hi!I would like to enlist your help in pushing out a facebook promotion for the Jabberwocky after party taking place at the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery this Saturday evening at 9:30 pm. Let’s build some buzz about this event! Please share this with your friends on your wall, through messages, invite them, whatever it takes. If you haven’t yet responded to our invitation, please do so it shows up in the feeds of your friends. We will continue to post about the event throughout the week, so please share as often as you can.

Here is some info about Jabberwocky:

Jabberwocky is designed to bring together those who want to attend a unique event, but don’t really do the gala thing and who wish support the museum at a smaller monetary level. This event complements the museum gala, Prism: Through the Looking Glass, as a more informal evening that will feature comedy, a dueling pianos show and DJ ASHA, who will spin for us until midnight. There will be a full cash bar available, wine by Leona Valley Winery and nosh by Lemon Leaf Cafe.

Admission is $25 and tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. All admission money will go to the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery Associates to support the museum in its mission and to help it produce quality exhibitions and programs for the Antelope Valley.

Please help spread the word and help the museum to reaise some money! Thanks!

 

EVENT:

 

February 23, 2011 Posted by | lancaster art, lancaster blvd art, Lancaster BLVD entertainment, Lancaster Museum Art Gallery, LMAG | , , , , | Leave a comment

Red Carpet Opening Reception for POLITICON 2011

BLVD ASSOCIATION

Bryan Pacana

Red Carpet Opening Reception for POLITICON 2011

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EVENT DETAILS

 

Time: March 5, 2011 from 6pm to 10pm
Location: Gallery 661 aka The Artist Lofts
Street: 661 W. Lancaster Blvd.
City/Town: Lancaster, CA, 93534
Website or Map: http://www.facebook.com/thepo…
Organized By: Bryan Pacana

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Politicon is the first and unique celebration devoted solely to the political arts. This convention of artists, by artists, and for artists, unites and brings us all together, regardless of political beliefs! It puts political issues in a palette of a rainbow of colors. Come have fun, be one, and enjoy the moment. Let the art speak for itself.

Meet and greet the artists who made it all possible.

Lalo Alcaraz (creator of the “La Cu…caracha” comicstrip for th LA TImes)
Nuri Amanatullah
Courtney Barron
Robert Benitez
Ricardo Cisneros
Jim Colovin
Sergio Hernandez
Louis Jacinto
Michael Jones
Dr. Luthor Lowbrau
Larissa Nickel
Bryan Pacana
Vincent Romaniello
Laurel Siler
Greggy Soriano (from TLC’s The Next Great Baker)
and MANY MORE SPECIAL GUESTS!

Enjoy an evening of great art with a live musical performance by vocalist/pianist Marcela Carmona and her band as well as the jazz ensemble Off the Hook! Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served (while they last).

Join us SATURDAY, March 5th, 2011, from 6:00pm-10:00pm
at:

Gallery 661 aka The Lofts Gallery
661 W. Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, CA 93534

It is right on The BLVD in downtown Lancaster (across the street from BEX) see you there!


 

 

 

February 23, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley art, lancaster art, lancaster blvd art, Lancaster BLVD entertainment, political art | , , , , | Leave a comment

Prism: Through the Looking Glass, 2nd Museum Gala and Jabberwocky after party

prism web logoSPECIAL EVENT:
Prism: Through the Looking Glass, 2nd Museum Gala and Jabberwocky after party
Saturday, February 26, 2011 gala beginning at 5:30 pm; after party beginning at 9:30 pm
Walk through the looking glass on February 26, 2011 for a unique evening celebrating 25 years of art, education, and culture at the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery. “Prism: Through the Looking Glass,” the 2nd museum gala, derives inspiration from the glass architecture of the museum’s new building on The BLVD, and the spectrum of experiences that awaits within. The Jabberwocky after party kicks off at 9:30 pm featuring cocktails, nosh and dueling pianos from 2 Grand Entertainment followed by a DJ. Enjoy an evening of art and entertainment and be among those supporting the community’s long-standing resource for art, history, culture, and education. Prism gala tickets $100; Jabberwocky after party tickets $25.

44801 N. Sierra Highway
(661) 723-6250
LMAGReceptionist@cityoflancasterca.org


February 23, 2011 Posted by | City of Lancater, lancaster artists, lancaster blvd art, Lancaster Museum Art Gallery, LMAG | , , , , | Leave a comment