Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery Presents…

Wiki Night
Third Thursday of every month, starting at 6 pm.
May 19; June 16; July 21; August 18, 2011


PechaKucha Night is now Wiki Night, a monthly opportunity for creative individuals to come together in an informal atmosphere to share their ideas, projects and thoughts. Wiki Night retains the PechaKucha presentation format: 20 slides, 20 seconds each.

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Fast-paced, fun and informative, there are always a variety of creative topics to explore. Free for all to attend. Locations change monthly.

 

Please call or email the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery for more information.

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LM/AG: PechaKucha Night

PechaKucha Night 20×20
Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 6 to 8 pm
20 slides, 20 seconds each. A variety of creative topics to explore.

Designed to keep presentations short and passionate, PechaKucha Night allows creative people to come together to share their ideas, works, and thoughts in a relaxed, and informal atmosphere. Free.

A bit more about the format:

LM/AG Event: Through the Looking Glass, 2nd Museum Gala and Jabberwocky

SPECIAL EVENT:
Prism: Through the Looking Glass, 2nd Museum Gala and Jabberwocky after party 
Saturday, February 26, 2011 gala beginning at 5:30 pm; after party beginning at 9:30 pm 
Walk through the looking glass on February 26, 2011 for a unique evening celebrating 25 years of art, education, and culture at the Lancaster prism web logoMuseum/Art Gallery.

“Prism: Through the Looking Glass,” the 2nd museum gala, derives inspiration from the glass architecture of the museum’s new building on The BLVD, and the spectrum of experiences that awaits within.

 

The Jabberwocky after party kicks off at 9:30 pm featuring cocktails, nosh and dueling pianos from 2 Grand Entertainment followed by a DJ. Enjoy an evening of art and entertainment and be among those supporting the community’s long-standing resource for art, history, culture, and education. Prism gala tickets $100; Jabberwocky after party tickets $25.

 

 

 

Awards Announcement & Deadlines for LM/AG’s 26th Juried Arts Show

This year’s 26th  juried art exhibition features two awards in memorial to our friends that we’ve lost this year.

 

The Lancaster Photography Association has renamed their annual award the Dean Webb Memorial Photography Award in honor one of the museum’s most fastidious supporters and friend.  Dean Webb was a Life Member of the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery Associates and has been instrumental in educating museum visitors about the history of photography as well as substantially contributing to the museum’s collection of vintage photographic equipment.

The Beryl Amspoker Memorial Award has been established by close friends to honor the memory of a remarkable arts patron.  Amspoker was an artist herself, but devoted much of her time to encouraging and advancing the visual arts in the Antelope Valley. The award is given to a female artist who exhibits an excellent command of her chosen medium and whose works can serve as an inspiration to other artists.

We have awards in the following categories:

LMAGA Best of Exhibition: $250

LMAGA 2nd Best of Exhibition: $150

LMAGA 3rd Best of Exhibition: $100

Lakes and Valleys Award: $100

Dean Webb Memorial Photography Award presented by the Lancaster Photography Association: $175

Beryl Amspoker Memorial Award: $300

Parks Recreation and Arts Director’s Award: $50

Curator’s Children’s Award: $50

Total Awards: $1,175

The final deadline for artist submissions is this Monday, January 24th, 2011 by 4 pm.

For additional information, please contact the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery at 661-723-6250 or lmagreceptionist@cityoflancasterca.org.

LANCASTER MUSEUM/ART GALLERY     

44801 N. Sierra Highway  Lancaster, CA 93534

 

TEL:        (661)723-6250                                                          

EMAIL:  lnickel@cityoflancasterca.org

WEB:    www.cityoflancasterca.org

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MUSEUM HOURS:     

Tuesday-Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm.

Closed between exhibitions, Mondays and holidays   

Free admission and tours.

Curves Moving in Space @ LM/AG

Curves Moving in Space: the Sculptural Objects of William Bradford Frost
December 2, 2010-January 16, 2011


William Bradford Frost believes in the power of objects to affect our souls. Having worked in bronze and other materials, Frost has for the past 20 years focused on sculptures and objects made from wood. From pepper mills to coffee tables, Frost’s functional objects derive inspiration from primal forms and ancient techniques. Presenting a survey of Frost’s earlier works in metal and his explorations in wood, this exhibition also takes a look at the artist’s process for taking a piece from concept to finished product and how he marries form and function to create objects for everyday utility and for inner well-being.

EVENT-Opening Reception:

Curves Moving in Space:

the Sculptural Objects of William Bradford Frost
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 from 6 to 8 pm. 

Light hors d’oeuvres By Lemon Leaf Café and wine by Leona Valley Winery. Free Admission. Please RSVP to lmagreceptionist@cityoflancasterca.org or 661.723.6250.

Text for this post was copied from the website of Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery.

AV Arts & Culture

 June promises to be a great month for arts and culture in the Antelope Valley.

Gallery News: Static/Electric – paintings by Michael Jones  

            A vibrant new art show is now on display in the Sagebrush Cafe gallery space. Michael Jones paints across genres, with a focus on graphic, urban-influenced imagery as well as purely abstract forms.    

             Static/Electric

            Opening Reception

            Saturday June 5th

            6pm to 8pm

The AV Thespians are performing Beyond a Reasonable Doubt from June 4 -13 (check out their website for details.) Main image

Tickets are on sale now online and at Sagebrush Café.

In addition to a new gallery show at Sagebrush Café, the Lancaster Museum and Art Gallery is hosting an interesting new show based around the four ancient principal elements – fire, water, air and something.

The Lakes & Valleys Art Guild Gallery ( Lake Hughes Road ) is opening a new show as well as holding a photography contest.

LM/AG Announces Upcoming Show

Elements of Nature
Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
June 5-August 29, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 5, 6-9 pm
Please RSVP for the opening at 661-723-6250


In the ancient world, people believed that the universe consisted of four basic elements: fire, water, earth, and air. This exhibition, from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation collection, explores how contemporary artists have drawn inspiration from these essential, natural states to interpret, replicate, and reimagine the natural world.

This collection of international contemporary artists explores diverse aspects of the natural environment, inspired by personal experiences as well as universal concepts. Viewing the world through the unique perspective of the artist, the power and beauty of the environment and our complex relationship with it begin to emerge.

The artists featured in the exhibition include: Lita Albuquerque, Peter Alexander, Charles Arnoldi, Leslie Dill, Joe Goode, and Edward Ruscha.

Many of these artists are represented in major museum collections, such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Museum of Modern Art, New York (MOMA), and The Art Institute of Chicago, among others.