West Adams E-News — March 2, 2011
March comes in like a lion – SO MANY activities this month!
1). Saturday, March 5: Step out with WAHA to an exhibit of Oscar costumes
2). Friday-Saturday-Sunday, March 4-5-6: Estate sale, Wellington Square
3). Sunday, March 6: Visit WAHA at the Wellington Square Farmers Market
4). Tuesday, March 8: Jefferson Park public hearing for proposed HPOZ
5). Saturday, March 12: Open Day at Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens at the Guasti Villa
6). Sunday, March 20: WAHA Potluck
7). Saturday, March 26: Art in Historic Places: Artists of West Adams Tour
(Early Bird deadline on lower advance ticket prices: March 15)
1). OSCAR COSTUMES AT FIDM
Join WAHA on Saturday, March 5 at 2 p.m.
(Exhibit on view until April 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday)
FIDM, 919 S. Grand (Downtown)
Please join WAHA’s own costume designer extraordinaire Rory Cunningham and fellow West Adams residents for an afternoon with Oscar — Oscar costumes, that is.
For 19 years, the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in downtown has been exhibiting costumes from the past year’s best films to coincide with awards season. This year the Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition includes work from 20 movies, including four of the five Academy Award Costume Design Nominees — “Alice in Wonderland,” “The King’s Speech,” “The Tempest,” and “True Grit” — as well as four of the films nominated for Best Picture — “Inception,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “The King’s Speech” and “True Grit.”
The exhibit is on view through April, but we hope you’ll join WAHA for a fun and expert tour on March 5. The exhibit is free, and so is WAHA’s special tour, but we’d appreciate it if you would let us know you are attending with an RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Afterwards, participants may step out nearby for NO-HOST cocktails and possibly a bite to eat.
2). WELLINGTON SQUARE ESTATE SALE
Friday-Saturday-Sunday, March 4-5-6
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (no early birds)
2221 Buckingham Rd.
“Extraordinary” estate sale – entire house, including collections of antiques, Black memorabilia, beautiful linens, artwork, fine china and crystal.
3). VISIT WAHA AT THE WELLINGTON SQUARE FARMERS MARKET
Sunday, March 6
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
4394 W. Washington Blvd. (west of Crenshaw)
WAHA is having an information booth this coming Sunday at the Wellington Square Farmers Market. Please stop by and say “hello.”
This is a good time to visit the market. To celebrate the first anniversary of the farmers market, the market is going even more green by encouraging shoppers to bring their re-usable shopping bags, ride their bikes, and re-cycle.Thanks to Mid City Neighborhood Council (MINC) the market will be giving away a $250 gift certificate for a new bike and bike equipment from the Rolling Cowboys Bike Shop on Pico and Arlington. Rolling Cowboys will also include free maintenance for the winner’s bicycle for a full year.The first anniversary celebrations and the winner will be announced on Sunday, March 20, at 12 noon. The farmers will also provide food baskets giveaways.The first ticket entry will be free for those who sign up giving us your email address. Additional tickets will be available for purchase for $1.00.4). JEFFERSON PARK PROPOSED HISTORIC DISTRICT MOVES FORWARD
City Planning Department Public Hearing on Jefferson Park HPOZ
Tuesday: March 8
6PM: Open House
Sixth Avenue Elementary School CAFETERIA: 3109 6th Avenue
(NOTE: The meeting has been moved from the School Auditorium to the Cafeteria)
The public hearing provides the Jefferson Park community a platform to comment on Jefferson Park’s significance and potential as an HPOZ. This is an opportunity for you to get your opinions into the record before the matter is heard by the City Planning Commission.
To read the Preservation Plan and the Historic Resources Survey Report go to http://www.JeffersonParkUnited.org
To learn more about the findings resulting from the City sponsored study of Jefferson Park and to see the Jefferson Park Historic Resources Survey Report, visit:
http://hpozlosangeles.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/jefferson-park-report.pdf 5). VISIT GUASTI VILLA’S GARDENS
Open Day at Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens at the Guasti Villa
Saturday, March 12
(2nd Saturday of each month through 2011)
3500 West Adams Blvd.
From our friends at MSIA: The Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens at the Guasti Villa once again offers Open Days. Take a little time for your Self. Relax…Breathe…Let Go…and Explore Your Soul. Visit the meditation garden, with over 16 water fountains tucked away restoring you with their peaceful sounds. Or unwind as you walk the labyrinth. Enjoy delicious fare — leave recharged!
• Labyrinth instructions available
• Prana Cafe open with light fare for sale
• Receive a complimentary journal
Free (with donations welcome). Info and reservations: 323-737-4055 x1130, www.peacelabyrinth.org.
6). WAHA POTLUCK
Sunday, March 20
1943 Buckingham Road (in Wellington Square, south of Washington Boulevard)
You’re invited to a casual potluck at Lore Hilburg’s newest adventure in restoration. Please bring a dish to share (enough for 10 people). If you are not yet a WAHA member, this would be a great time to join! See you there.
7). 2ND ANNUAL ARTISTS HOME & STUDIOS TOUR
Art in Historic Places: Artists of West Adams
Saturday, March 26
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Last ticket sold at 1 p.m.
Check in and start your tour at 1824 South 4th Avenue (at Washington Boulevard)
Dozens of established and emerging artists work and/or live in the historic West Adams district of Los Angeles. On Saturday, March 26, the public will be able to experience not only the homes but also artists who create artworks within their walls, when West Adams Heritage Association (WAHA) presents the second annual “Art in Historic Places Tour: Artists of West Adams.”
The tour showcases works by some of West Adams’ most talented artists, working in media and subject matter from classic to cutting-edge contemporary, and will open the doors to turn-of-the-century and post-World War I residences, including Craftsman bungalows and Spanish Revival villas, along with an adaptive-reuse of a commercial building into a live/work loft that’s been featured in Dwell magazine.
= Tad Beck – photography and video
= Linda Frost – photo-based media
= Donald Ferguson – non-objective geometric abstractions
= Jenny Hager – abstract paintings
= Paul Papanek – photography
= Joan Tucker – painterly abstractions
= Tolanna (Georgia Toliver) –sculpture, paintings, intaglio prints
Tickets: $25 in advance (deadline, postmarked by March 15); $30 at the door. Advance tickets: send check, payable to “WAHA,” to WAHA Tour, 2209 Virginia Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90016. (Include your name, phone, address, and email.) Purchase tickets online at www.westadamsheritage.org. Prepaid tickets will be held at check-in, 1824 S. 4th Avenue (at Washington Blvd., the Majestic Pharmacy, a restored commercial-mixed use building). The last day-of-tour tickets will be sold at 1 p.m.; tour properties will close at 4 p.m. Write email@example.com for more information.
8). SUBMIT YOUR NEWS
We welcome your contributions to the West Adams E-News as well as the West Adams Heritage Association (WAHA) monthly printed publication, “West Adams Matters.” Please understand that we do have deadlines. Material for the WAHA newsletter should be submitted no later than the 1st of the prior month (i.e.: April 1 for the May issue). If your event is scheduled for early in a month, we suggest you request coverage for the prior month (i.e.: May issue for a June 3 event), because it’s entirely possible that not all of our members will have received their newsletter by then (we do try hard.) We reserve the right to edit submitted material. For the West Adams E-News, we prefer to only send it out once or twice a month. Please don’t wait until two days before an event to let us know about it. It may not be sent out.
EXCEPTION: If you suddenly hear of an important city hearing or other public meeting that is important to West Adams, we will endeavor to send out a special bulletin.
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