LA Arts Open House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 1997

CONTACT: Carol Selkin
Public Information Director
(323) 343-3044

CAL STATE L.A. OPENS ITS DOORS FOR COMMUNITY-WIDE ARTS OPEN-HOUSE, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4

Los Angeles, CA -- October 1, 1997 -- A day of free arts events for the entire community will be held on Saturday, October 4 on the campus of Cal State L.A., as part of the L.A. County-Wide Arts Open House saluting Arts and Humanities Month. Visitors are invited to bring an "offering to the creative spirit" to add to the "Altar to the Arts" in the Fine Arts Building patio or see the latest art from Self-Help Graphics. From jazz on the Luckman Street of the Arts to chamber music by the acclaimed Anderson Quartet, from flamenco to contemporary dance, the day offers something of interest for all ages.

The L.A. Board of Supervisors has designated October as Arts and Humanities Month. The October 4 L.A. County-Wide Arts Open House has been organized by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission to raise awareness of the county's cultural resources. For information about events at Cal State L.A, call (323) 343-3050 or 343-4001. For a county-wide 24-hour information, call (213) 688-ARTS. Cal State L.A. and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission are both celebrating 50 years of serving the community.

ART -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Raku Ceramics. Art Building Patio. An exciting ceramic process to watch, raku is a low-temperature method of firing pottery based on a 16th century Japanese technique used to produce ware for tea ceremonies. The red hot piece is removed from the kiln with tongs and buried in a combustible material to produce a glazed surface of great contrast. Continuous demonstrations of this 20-minute process.

ART -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Community Arts Altar: "Altar to the Arts." Art Building Patio. Visitors are encouraged to bring an offering to incorporate into the altar in homage to the creative spirit.

MUSIC -- 11 a.m.-12 noon. Cal State L.A. Chamber Winds. Music Hall.

THEATRE -- 12 noon-1 p.m. Educational Theater Company, Inc.: "Time Out Zone." State Playhouse. Comedy-drama about four teenagers who are forced to confront issues of drugs and violence when they find themselves in a room with no way out.

ART -- 12 noon-5 p.m. Self-Help Graphics Art Exhibition. Sat., Oct. 4 through Fri., Oct. 10, COMA Gallery, Fine Arts Building.

DANCE -- 1-2 p.m. University Dance Ensemble. King Hall 5th floor Dance Studio. Dance students perform student-choreographed works in contemporary style.

DANCE -- 1:15-2:15 p.m. Los Angeles Eurythmy Group. State Playhouse. Classically-trained performers present a new movement art whose source is the unconscious response to the sounds of music or poetry.

MUSIC -- 2-3 p.m. Pacific Contemporary Music Center. Music Hall. Performances of contemporary works by Pacific Rim composers.

MUSIC -- 3-4 p.m. Cal State L.A. Faculty Jazz Quartet. Luckman Street of the Arts.

DANCE -- 3-4 p.m. Bailes Espanoles. State Playhouse. Featuring Flamenco music and dance.

MUSIC -- 5-6 p.m. Anderson Quartet. Music Hall. Program of chamber pieces by this award-winning string quartet, on the music faculty at Cal State L.A.

DANCE -- 5-5:30 p.m. AguaLuna Dance Company: "Mexico Antiguo." State Playhouse. Traditional Mexican folkloric dances performed to a potpourri of mariachi, topical and indigenous music.


ARTS OPEN HOUSE -- CALENDAR LISTING

WHAT:
Free arts events for the entire community at Cal State L.A., part of the L.A. County-Wide Arts Open House day saluting Arts and Humanities Month.

WHEN:
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1997, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHO:
The Anderson String Quartet, AguaLuna Dance Company, Bailes Espanoles, Cal State L.A. Chamber Winds, Educational Theatre Company, Inc., Los Angeles Eurythmy Group, Self-Help Graphics, University Dance Ensemble and more.

WHERE:
Cal State L.A., Eastern Ave. exit of San Bernardino (10) freeway, at the intersection of the 10 and 710 freeways. Events will take place in the Fine Arts building and patio, State Playhouse, Music Hall, King Hall Dance Studio, and Luckman Street of the Arts.

PARKING:
At metered lots C and G or, with dispenser tickets, in north campus parking structure.

INFO:
Call (323) 343-3050 or 343-4001.

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