LA Agenda: Design and Arts Events in Southern California


INTERSECT at the Collaborative features a trio of award-winning Long Beach artists, presented by the Arts Council for Long Beach. In good company, Yoshino Rosalia Jasso, Paul Hogue and Trace Fukuhara all experiment with materials while considering community impact. Jasso stresses reusing materials (once fashioning a personal pageant gown out of recycled plastic grocery bags). Hogue reclaims treasures on Long Beach’s public property. Fukuhara has scattered mosaics planters at intersections, bike racks and more. Combined, they are only a sampling of how the city intersects in art and culture. Runs through Sunday, Nov 10. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. General admission is free. 521 W Broadway, Long Beach.

The American Institute of Architects San Diego will recognize exceptional local firms and projects at its annual AIA SD Design Awards on November 7. Besides a program honoring the award recipients, graphical display boards will give viewers a meticulous look at each project. Core categories include residential, commercial, interiors, institutional and mixed-use. Other awards fall under special category recognition and will praise designers worthy of the Energy-Efficiency Integration Award, Urban Solutions Award and more. Thursday, Nov. 7. Networking: 6:30 – 7:40 p.m. Program: 7:45 – 9 p.m. Advance tickets are $35 for non-AIA Members, regular tickets are $45 for non-AIA Members (not including service fees). AIA Members can enter member number and receive special pricing. Click here to purchase. Celebration Hall, Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, 404 Euclid Ave, San Diego.

Photo courtesy of Easton Miller


Always This One Time opens on Saturday, November 2 as Basic Space’s inaugural exhibition. Two Los-Angeles based artists step into the spotlight as they reveal passion-fueled painting and object artworks to the public eye. Through visual tones, Easton Miller and Michelle Jane Lee dissect lifetimes into building blocks of individual moments. By deliberately alluding both to the specific and the universal, they urge viewers to follow suit. Begins Saturday, Nov. 2 and runs through Saturday, Nov. 23. Opening reception is from 6 – 9 p.m. Private viewings are by appointment only, email Basic Space, 815 S. Main St., Los Angeles.

Though British-born artist David Hockney currently splits his time between England and a sunnier Los Angeles, his work is known and celebrated far past geographical boundaries. Already well-versed in more traditional forms of art, Hockney was quick to jump on innovative opportunities – including iPhone and iPad apps for digitally producing art. Most recently, the 76-year-old artist has turned to yet another form of media: film. Opening on November 3, Seven Yorkshire Landscape Videos forces the viewer to see movement via multiple perspectives. The exhibition is the result of 18 cameras fixed to Hockney’s car on a drive through Yorkshire’s landscape. Begins Sunday, Nov. 3 and runs through Monday, Jan. 20. Open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Closed Wednesday. General admission: $15, Seniors and Students: $10, Groups of 10+: $12, Members and kids 17 or younger: free. 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles.

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