Fri, November 2, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
| Huntington Library-Ahmanson Classrooms

Session 1: Integrating the Arts and English Language Arts

This award-winning professional development series is designed to integrate the arts with California State Standards and 21st Century skills. The series fosters a new version of instruction for elementary teachers, principals, directors, and assistant superintendents of curriculum that strengthens learning and equity through interdisciplinary project-based learning.

Fri, October 5, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
| Huntington Library-Ahmanson Classrooms

Session 1: The Silk Road and the Cave Temples of Dunhuang

This arts education professional development series is designed for secondary teachers, arts coordinators, secondary administrators, and assistant superintendents. The workshops frame the importance of the arts to engage and maximize student learning.

Participants engage in activities to create multidisciplinary and project-based teaching in alignment with California State Standards including History/Social Studies, English Language Arts, Science, and Visual and Performing Arts. Resources include video of modeled strategies, art works, lesson plans, and scholarly research.

Fri, March 8, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
| Huntington Library-Ahmanson Classrooms

Session 2: STEM to STEAM—Project-Based Learning

This award-winning professional development series is designed to integrate the arts with California State Standards and 21st Century skills. The series fosters a new version of instruction for elementary teachers, principals, directors, and assistant superintendents of curriculum that strengthens learning and equity through interdisciplinary project-based learning.

Fri, January 25, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
| Huntington Library-Ahmanson Classrooms

Session 2: William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'

This arts education professional development series is designed for secondary teachers, arts coordinators, secondary administrators, and assistant superintendents. The workshops frame the importance of the arts to engage and maximize student learning.

Participants engage in activities to create multidisciplinary and project-based teaching in alignment with California State Standards including History/Social Studies, English Language Arts, Science, and Visual and Performing Arts. Resources include video of modeled strategies, art works, lesson plans, and scholarly research.

LACAC Main | Free
Sat, July 28, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
| Willowbrook Library

Willowbrook Library celebrates abstract art in this unique collection with the Los Angeles County Art Commission’s Civic Art Program. Each piece selected for the library develops a language through design, pigment, and form to be translated and responded to by the viewer. Interpreted like the written texts in the library, these works offer themselves as artifacts without representational imagery that hold culturally specific and personal narratives, as well as common stories of human understanding. Join Dr. Jill Moniz and artists: Ana Rodriguez, Miguel Osuna, Duane Paul, Joe Sims, and Rosalyn Myles in celebration of the new Willowbrook Library.

Wed, June 27, 8:15 AM to 5:15 PM
| The Japanese American National Museum

The 2018 gathering of LA County Arts Interns in Little Tokyo! Throughout the day interns will get glimpses into the culture of this historic area as well as take part in interactive workshops exploring what it means to be an intern and what might be in store for them (and for the arts in Los Angeles). LA County is the most populous county in the United States with more than 10 million residents. It boasts the largest concentration of people engaged in creative industries—in fact, the creative industries are its sixth largest employer! Fashion, design, electronic games, Silicon Beach, film, television, entertainment, and popular music are all a part of those creative industries. The Arts Summit will address some of the characteristics of the nonprofit arts world within the County, as well as how artists and organizations work within this decentralized metropolis that is spread out over 88 cities and more than 4,000 square miles

LACAC Main | Free
Sat, June 2, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
| Pear Blossom Highway Parking Lot

An outdoor photo installation and online, Story map Tour celebrating the people who work along Littlerock's Pearblossom highway.

Positively Littlerock is part of the Real93543 project, created by artist-in-residence Robin Rosenthal for the Antelope Valley Art Outpost initiative and managed by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

$1 tacos by Que Paisa
Frutas by El Pirata
Bake sale and Folklorico demos by Studio 8135
Snow cones by Alpine PTO
Selfie Stand
Music by Highway 138

LACAC Main | Free
Thu, May 31, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
| Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital

The County’s Civic Art Policy dedicates 1% of capital project funds to create civic art at County’s facilities. Through the renovation and expansion of the Martin Luther King Medical Campus, the County has invested over $1.5 million to create civic art in and around this campus because we all believe healthy people and healthy communities are fostered through art.

The LA County Arts Commission invites the pubic to attend a dedication ceremony for Endless Miles, the artwork created by Rob Ley and located on East parking structure of the Martin Luther King Medical Campus. The work was inspired by the many historical, cultural, economic, and infrastructure evolutions experienced by the neighborhood of Willowbrook.

LACAC Main | Free
Sat, June 2, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
| Bebe Moore Campbell View Park Library

A tour of the Golden State Mutual collection exhibit led by Dr. Jill Moniz.

About the Collection


In November, 2015, Los Angeles County acquired 125 artworks that were originally part of the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance art collection. The Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company was once the largest African American owned business in the West. William Nickerson, Jr. started the company after he moved to Los Angeles in the 1920s and discovered that many Black residents in the city could not obtain life insurance policies. The company amassed one of the largest collections of African American art in the United States. William Pajaud, who worked in the public relations division, founded the collection. An established artist himself, he became the curator of the collection and oversaw its growth over 22 years, collecting more than 200 artworks by well-known artists such as Richmond Barthé, Hale Woodruff, Charles Alston, Varnette P. Honeywood, Charles White, Betye Saar, David Hammons and Willie Middlebrook. In 2007 the company went out of business and was forced to sell the art collection to cover debts. LA County Second District Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas heard about pieces from the art collection being sold off throughout the United States. He felt strongly that the remainder of the collection should stay intact and in Los Angeles County. He wanted to make this important collection more accessible and known to the citizens of Los Angeles County. Two other Golden State Mutual art exhibits are currently on view at the A C Bilbrew Library and the Willowbrook Senior Center, also curated by Dr. Jill Moniz.

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