THE OPEN ROAD
juried exhibition & related events at the
Opening Reception - May 19, 2-5 p.m. (featuring music and refreshments from Galcos vintage soda pop stop.)
The Arroyo Arts Collective, a community artists organization in Northeast Los Angeles, presents The Open Road - a juried exhibition of members work commemorating the 75th anniversary of historic Route 66 at the Judson Gallery of Contemporary and Traditional Art. Artwork in all media which is thematically linked to travel, cars, vacation, the roadscape, relocation, romantic adventure and related concerns will be specially selected by artist Gilbert Magu Lujan and hung in the historic Judson gallery. The Judson Gallery is attached to Judson Studios, a historically designated structure which was designed at the turn of the last century to house the USC Fine Art Department and now contains world-famous working stained glass studios.
Cars Display & Guest Speakers - June 9, 1-4
Book Signing - June 9
A book signing
will be held on June 9 by Abigail Gumbiner for her book, a photo
essay entitled Vacant Eden: Roadside Treasures of the Sonora Desert.
Bless Americana - June 30, 8 p.m. ($10)
God Bless Americana tickets $10 at the door.
IN THE WINDOWS
juried poetry competition
Beban, Tina Demirdjian, Tish Eastman, Sesshu Foster, Robert Fritz, Leon
Garcia Garagarza, Michael Gonzalez, Jessica Goodheart, Laurel Mitchell
Hall, Stephanie Hemphill, Linda Anne Hoag, Terryl Hunter, Kaaren Kitchell,
Cheryl Klein, Patricia E. Literte, Manuel Luna, Jeffrey McDanie, Brenda
Miller, Majid Naficy, Jim Natal, Jeanne M. Nichols, Sherman Pearl, James
Ragan, Jackson Wheeler.
Twenty-four winning poems in a multilingual competition for Southern California poets will be displayed, in English and in translation into one of the languages of the community, as posters in the windows of merchants along Figueroa Street, the central business corridor of Highland Park. In honor of historic Route 66 (which runs through Highland Park along this section of Figueroa) and its iconic associations with romantic adventure, this years competition will feature poems considering travel and journey, either literal or figurative.
2001 marks the occasion of the Collectives fourth Poetry in the Windows competition - in honor of the nationwide commemoration of historic Route 66, this years contest will feature poems that involve travel and journey, either literal or figurative - travel through a physical landscape or through time and space. Jurors this year are noted Los Angeles writers and poets Robert Arroyo, Laurel Ann Bogen, and Ruben Martinez.
poems will be enlarged and mounted as posters in storefront window displays
along Figueroa Street, a segment of Historic Route 66 which runs through
the business district of Highland Park. The posters, designed to include
vintage photos of Route 66, will remain on display through the month of
June. Cash prizes will be awarded in a ceremony at the opening reception.
This years contest is being directed by well known poet, editor, teacher and performer Suzanne Lummis and coordinated by Suzanne Siegel. In addition to local support Poetry in the Windows has been awarded a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts with matching support from the Auto Club of Southern California.