LA Arts Open House


CONTACT: Carol Selkin

Public Information Director
(323) 343-3044


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

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.


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.

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


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.

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.


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


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

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