L.A. Agenda: Design and Arts Events in Southern California


Take a trip to the Getty Center for the new exhibit Ed Ruscha: In Focus. Besides revisiting the photographer’s classic coffee table book Twentysix Gasoline Stations, the exhibit explores his love affair with postwar Los Angeles architecture.  Prints from his later books Some Los Angeles Apartments, Every Building on the Sunset Strip and Pacific Coast Highway will also be on display.  The exhibition is part of Pacific Standard Time, celebrating the Southern California’s lasting impact on modern architecture. April 9-Sept. 25, 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. J Paul. Getty Museum, 1200 Getty Center DriveAdmission is free; parking is $15/car.  Closed Mondays.

Are you a student starting out in a career in design?  Be sure to stop by AIGA LA’s Student Portfolio Day.  The day-long event is free to all students, and includes one-on-one portfolio evaluations from art directors, designers and hiring managers from design firms across greater Los Angeles. Sat. April 20, 9:30 a.m. -4:00 p.m. at 12250 Crenshaw Blvd, LA.  Tickets are free but students must register at losangeles.aiga.org. 

On the Westside this Friday?  Start your morning right with coffee, treats and a chat with Greg Natale, one of Australia’s leading interior designers.  You’ll have a chance to ask a top interior designer all the questions you always wondered about from how to custom dye fabrics to hiding power cords.  Fri. April 19, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at the Syndney Harbor Showroom, 8585 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood.  The event is free, but please RSVP to (310)652-2800 or admin@SHPCompany.com

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