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Arts & COVID

Break the barriers of physical distance as the arts re-connects the broken lines between us.
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Participants stand on a platform placed on top of the sand at Santa Monica Beach. The participants are waving around different colored scarves in the air. The sky above them is overcast.
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Southland Sessions

Climate Change-Focused Artist Residency Maps Out a New Future in the Pandemic

In the pandemic, Air, an arts residency focused on climate change, transforms into a nomadic institution.
Jessica Pak holds one her chickens in her tailor shop.
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Southland Sessions

L.A. Photographer Captures the Stories Behind Koreatown's Businesses

Emanuel Hahn, a local photographer, captures the lives of shopkeepers and vendors trying to stay afloat in Koreatown.
Three pink squares on a billboard have three images drawn onto them. The one on the far left is a portrait of Chef Visoth Tarak Ouk, widely known as "Chef T." He's wearing a T-shirt and a baseball cap proudly flashing a tattoo on his fingers that reads "Chef Life." In the middle box is an unsmiling baby girl propped up by an adult hand, her name written on a mugshot letter board. On the right box is a man with his head tilted and the same surname as the baby girl.
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Southland Sessions

Socio-Political Art is Popping Up on Billboards Across L.A. Here's What They're All About.

In its seventh year, this year's Billboard Creative project highlights the work of established and emerging artists on 30 billboards across L.A. This year's curated collection features pieces that address issues such as immigration, the environment, race, gender and domestic violence.
The Hollywood Bowl has been transformed into a drive-thru food distribution on Thursdays in a season when the concerts are canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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LA Phil Announces Reopening of Hollywood Bowl, Ford Amphitheater

Based on county Public Health guidance, the Hollywood Bowl will be able to welcome a limited-capacity audience of 4,000 people when concerts resume beginning in May. The LA Phil anticipates ramping up to greater capacity later in the summer as guidelines evolve.
Monica Ramirez Wee's older son goes over the instructions for an arts and craft project with his younger brother.
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Southland Sessions

How Are Artist-Parents Adapting to the Pandemic?

Columnist Anuradha Vikram talks to artists who are raising children in different kinds of family situations, to understand the unique challenges of parenting while navigating a creative practice in a pandemic.
A black and white collage of women and femme environmental activists.
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Southland Sessions

Power in Care: Carolina Caycedo Maps the Long History of Feminine Environmental Work

On view at Oxy Arts, Carolina Caycedo's "Care Report" is a visual representation of the many ways women have been caring for their communities and the environment through organizing and activism.
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Southland Sessions

Cumbiatón, a Safe Space for L.A.'s Queer and Latinx Communities, Grows Virtually

The Cumbiatón collective is finding new creative ways to connect to undocumented immigrant and queer communities through its virtual dance parties.
A portrait of Larry Baza from shoulders up. He's wearing thick, tortoise shell glasses, a beige plaid suit with yellow details and a gold tie. Baza is smiling and looking off to the side.
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Artbound

The Legacy of Larry Baza, San Diego Activist and Arts Advocate

A prominent advocate for the arts, BIPOC and LGBTQ causes, Larry Baza served on San Diego's Commission for Arts and Culture and was later appointed to the California Arts Council in 2016.
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