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Liz Ohanesian

Liz Ohanesian

Liz Ohanesian writes about art, pop culture, music and, sometimes, a combination of the three. Her work has appeared in L.A. Weekly, Los Angeles Magazine, Hi-Fructose and a number of other publications. She lives in Los Angeles.

Liz Ohanesian
A man in a suit with his hands behind his back looks on to a digital art piece on a large LED screen mounted on a black gallery wall. The digital art piece features a large red dot resembling a setting sun with floating white "icebergs" on a black water surface.
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Artbound

2022 L.A. Art Show Looks to the Future with NFTs and the Environment

Questions around the rise of NFT-backed art and the looming threat of climate change are big themes that permeate the 2022 L.A. Art Show which runs from Jan. 19 to Jan. 23.
SEMAP El Monte Mural photo by Liz Ohanesian
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Artbound

A 1970s Moratorium Stunted El Monte's Mural Movement. A New Work Brings It Back to Life.

Organized by the South El Monte Arts Posse, the new mural hearkens back to El Monte's lost history of mural art and activism, recovering lost images and stories whitewashed by a citywide moratorium imposed in the 1970s.
 Participants make zines at a zine-making pop-up at Patria Coffee in 2018.
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Artbound

Zine Collections Showcase and Amplify Diverse Voices Even in the Age of Social Media

The simple fact that anyone can make a zine, regardless of whether or not they know how to use InDesign or have the money for a large press run, opens up the medium to a bevy of voices.
A pile of zines, small independently-published work. Most of the zines have Halloween and goth-themed artwork.
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Artbound

Want to Make a Zine? These Zine Makers Have Tips For Getting Started.

When it comes to making zines, there are no fixed rules. These homemade magazines can be handwritten on notebook paper or typed into a computer layout. Three zinesters share tips, advice and inspiration for getting started.
A wide shot of families walking along the concrete banks of the LA river with a bridge in the background
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Near, Far, Wherever They Are, Angelenos Love the L.A. River

In a new, multilingual poll, 91% of L.A. residents supported river revitalization, while only 48% of those would support a tax increase to do it. Meanwhile, 76% of respondents prioritized ensuring that revitalization projects don’t displace locals.
Headshot of Heidi Ewing.
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Heidi Ewing Merges Narrative Film and Documentary in 'I Carry You With Me'

Ewing’s latest film, "I Carry You With Me," began its life as a documentary, the story of a couple’s journey from Mexico to the United States, until it took a different turn.
Camara Jones
Article
Power & Health

Interviews Featured on 'Power & Health'

Meet the 10 experts examining health inequities through the lens of race, wealth and power in the documentary "Power & Health."
Eddie Redmayne, Kevin Costner and Leslie Mann
Article

'Cinema Series': 25 Years of Bringing the Community Together Through a Love of Film

KCET Cinema Series was created with the intent of bringing together an audience away from their television sets, and that mission has endured for 25 years.
 Watts Coffee House logo | Still from "Broken Bread" Watts
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Broken Bread

Watts Coffee House: A True Community Hub

Watts Coffee House has been open for more than 50 years, but since Desiree Edwards took over in 1997, the restaurant has become a community gathering place and driver for a more positive future for locals.
Aqeela Sherrills with a fellow community member | Still from "Broken Bread" Watts
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Broken Bread

Aqeela Sherrills: Homegrown Watts Peacemaker

Aqeela Sherrills is a Watts native who grew up around street gangs. As an adult, he decided to team up with other community members to build a more peaceful, prosperous Watts. 
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