ONE DAY ONLY!Date: Sunday, April 28, 2013
Cost: FREE to attend, no reservations needed.
A unique outdoor dance performance - see great performers and learn more about dance!Free parking in the lower lot with handicapped parking in the upper lot. Like a string quintet, the dancers of Benita Bike’s DanceArt perform with uncommon sensitivity to one another, bringing intense beauty and vibrancy to each delicately crafted, expressive movement.
FREE outdoor concert
at McGroarty Arts Center
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Bali & Beyond performed a beautiful concert of Indonesian Gamelan music for us this past summer. The group last performed at McGroarty Arts Center in 2009.
Gamelan refers to the instruments in the ensemble itself, which consists of a unique combination of bronze bar instruments, drums, bamboo flutes, gongs, strings, and sometimes voice. The instruments in a gamelan are an entity, built and tuned to stay together; they are generally not interchangeable with instruments in other gamelans. The music itself can be described as etherreal, tranquil, and transportive.
This free outdoor concert was held in the shaded upper parking area of McGroarty Arts Center, amidst rolling hills, towering oaks, and adjacent to the historic McGroarty home.
This performance was supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and Fifth District Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
plus a show of student works
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 9, 2012, 5:00pm-9:00pm
Exhibition Dates: Monday - Saturday, June 11-June 23, 2012
Free to attend. CLOSED SUNDAYS.
Brian Peshek curated this year's ceramics show, transforming McGroarty Arts Center's historic building into a professional exhibition space.
Richard Burkett, Karen Koblitz, Adrian Sandstrom,
Porntip Sangvanich, Karin Swildens, Joan Takayama-Ogawa
ART FAIR 2013
ONE DAY ONLY- Saturday, March 23, 11:00am-3:00pm
The Art Fair is a chance for you to buy interesting and beautiful works directly from the artists for one day only. Come listen to music, enjoy food, and view the last day of the Art Exhibition. The Art fair is outdoors in the upper lot at McGroarty Arts Center.
The Art Fair will feature the following live musical performances:
Beachcomber Kate - 11:00am-11:30am
Refugio Instrumental Blues Band - 11:45am-12:30pm
The Honey-Lulus - 12:40pm-1:10pm
The Viva Vinson All-Star Trio - 1:30pm-3:00pm
The 2013 Art Fair was sponsored in part by an outdoor festivals and parades grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.
ART EXHIBITION 2013: BITE ME
Dates: March 11-23, Mon-Sat., 10:00am-6:00pm
The Art Exhibition is a chance to bring your friends and family to enjoy the delicious food-inspired works from local artists. Come to the Opening Reception and meet the curator, the artists, and everyone who makes this fundraiser possible. This exhibition favors two dimensional works such as paintings, prints, and photographs centered around the theme of food!
2013 Exhibiting Artists:
Sonia Mae Beduya
R. Rene Hoffman
So Jung Park
Ho Yan Pun
Laura Jean Toyne
2013 Theme: "Bite Me"
What does food mean to you? Such a simple word, food, something we all need. At the same time it is a complex topic sparking social, political, economic, and cultural debate. Is it nutrition or is it a geo-political lever? What do you like to eat? What is real food? How does our culture differ from others? How do you eat? Is food simply for fuel or do you eat it for comfort, cultural holidays, and social gatherings? How is food related to body image? Is it a symbol of abundance? Power? Food affects the local and global economy through food trucks, genetic modification (GMOs), food production, farmers markets, food security, and homelessness. It impacts our health and society through diabetes, obesity, anorexia, bulimia, meals in schools, food labeling, organic, portions, food pyramids, fat, calories, carbohydrates, vitamins, slow food, hunger, and desire.
What are your thoughts about food production and farming, the environmental impact, meat and vegetarianism, pesticides, biodiesel, biofuel, vegetable oil fuel, and the proportion of farming for food or fuel? Or maybe food is about culture. Maybe it is the perfect pairing of a wine with a pan-glazed salmon, an expertly presented chocolate ganache by a top chef, the prandial pleasure of a Michelin rest
aurant, or time spent with family at the end of a long day?
Curator Biography: Danielle Eubank
View the Art Exhibition Prospectus.
View the Art Fair Prospectus.