AC Remler

LOCATION: Los Angeles

FACEBOOK: Facebook/ariel.carpenter


FAVORITE PLACE TO GET AWAY IN MY AREA: There are so many cool hidden public stair hikes in the area. One of my favorites is La Loma in Pasadena.

FAVORITE WRITERS: Phillip Roth, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jodi Picoult



PERFECT SOUNDTRACK FOR WRITING: Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours or Beck’s Mellow Gold

WHY I LOVE WHERE I LIVE: South Pasadena is where serious artists, nice people, a few celebrities and great coffee shops collide to create the perfect neighborhood.

Recent Articles
Jacques Heim: Diavolo Exploring New Ground
Jacques Heim: Diavolo Exploring New Ground
Jacques Heim, artistic director of L.A. based Diavolo Dance Theater, talks about his company's latest work, Transit Space, which has its west coast premier at the Broad Stage on Friday, September 28.
Choreographer Benjamin Millepied to Work with the Industry's Yuval Sharon
Choreographer Benjamin Millepied to Work with the Industry's Yuval Sharon
Choreographer Benjamin Millepied talks L.A. Dance Project, collaborations and future projects.
Bob Baker: The Man Behind the Puppets
Bob Baker: The Man Behind the Puppets
An L.A. historic cultural monument, The Bob Baker Marionette Theater is considered hallowed grounds by many, consecrated as a place to honor and celebrate the art of puppetry by its namesake Bob Baker.
From Miss Piggy to
From Miss Piggy to "Chrissie:" The Many Characters of Laurie O'Brien
Laurie O'Brien's acting career took a detour into mental health and humanitarianism in the 1970s. Her new one woman show, "I Am Chrissie", draws directly from her experience conducting theatrical workshops in Denver mental institutions.
Electrifying Ordinary Space: Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre
Electrifying Ordinary Space: Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre
As the director of Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre, Heidi Duckler's site-specific productions continue to transform spaces around L.A.--and the world--into metaphorical expressions of her imagination.
Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance
Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance
The dynamic tale of The Joffrey Ballet Company and its founders' first daring leap onto the professional dance landscape in 1956 is chronicled in the full-length feature documentary "Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance" being released for the first time on DVD June 12 by Docurama Films.
Yuval Sharon: Hyperopera Maestro
Yuval Sharon: Hyperopera Maestro
If you haven't yet heard about the utter chaos taking place in a giant warehouse at Atwater Crossing, a new form of opera is blowing through the streets of Los Angeles. In fact it's so avant garde, its creators have coined a new name for it: Hyperopera.
The Kinetic Choreography of Josie Walsh
The Kinetic Choreography of Josie Walsh
At 16, on her quest to become a professional ballet dancer, Los Angeles choreographer Josie Walsh crank-called the American Ballet Theatre every day for a year. After she heard the words "American Ballet Theatre" on the other end of the line, she would quickly hang up. "It inspired me," she says.
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Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

icon, Community Arts discipline

Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

icon, Film & Media Arts discipline

Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

icon, Literature discipline


Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

icon, Multi-Disciplinary discipline


Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

icon, Music discipline


A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

icon, Performance discipline


Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

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Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.

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