Weekend arts and cultural selections: a dazzling display at the Frye, live music and open-air theater


Los Angeles most Fridays at KUOW’s All Issues Thought to be, we offer recommendations for the weekend. Today, our guide is Margo Vansynghel, Crosscut’s arts and culture reporter.

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“It is a totally dazzling display. There are about 90 works of art by 80 artists and it ranges from the 1920s to the present day. There is sculpture, photography and painting, and video and tapestry.

There’s Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas, Kehinde Wiley, and Jacob Lawrence, of course. I think everyone will find something they like on this show. And even work that was done about a century ago feels incredibly contemporary. ”

The competition of l. to. wood fire

“It kind of marks the return of character theater. The performers will sing and speak through microphones from the Rainier Arts Middle porch or balcony, and the audience will sit on the grass below. Sitting in their group, of course, so he is also socially estranged.

It is organized by the theater collective, The Williams Mission, and they are known for performing in funky venues such as churches and coffee shops. They have created four half-hour programs that they will present outdoors. Every night or afternoon, you will see two different shows. And I’d say they all seem really intriguing. ”

Artists behind the glass

“This is happening tonight [Friday] on Capitol Hill at Vermillion Artwork Gallery and Bar. Los angeles thought is that the musicians perform inside the gallery. There’s a big window. So it’s a bit like a fish tank, and the audience is out on the street.

I was there two weeks ago and it was my first concert with an audience in over a year. The sky was darkening. Inside there was a light show. I think there were two dozen people. And then when we had five songs, it had grown to 50 people, people who just walked by Capitol Hill and said, ‘music, for want!’ “.


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