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11.07.15 - 09.30.16

Martin Kersels: Tossing a Friend (Melinda) (1, 2, and 3)

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The Armory presents an outdoor exhibition featuring three photographic works by Martin Kersels on display at Roadside Attraction, the Armory’s open-air gallery in Northwest Pasadena. Kersels’s color triptych depicts a close-up image of a large man (the artist himself) throwing a young woman into the air (Kersel's long-time collaborator Melinda Ring). Kersel's childlike actions are recorded in three images against a flourishing background of purple lilacs. The work is...
 
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09.17.16 - 10.14.16

One Thing Leads to Another: Armory Adult Painting Students

Time: 
12:00 — 17:00
One Thing Leads to Another is a collaborative painting “telephone game” exhibit between Armory Teaching Artist Patricia Liverman's evening and morning adult painting classes. Artist include Frances Alonzo, Angelica Alviso, Mary Chou, Emily Desai, Lara Deeb, Mary Hayden, Michele Huggard, Mark Knowles, Robin Rodriguez, Barbara Stark, Diana Suttle, Shaney Watters, and Jane Vandervelde Please join us for an opening reception on Saturday, September 17 from 5-7pm. The Armory's...
 
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10.01.16 - 10.01.16

Star Choir

Time: 
20:00 — 21:00
Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade will collaborate with local singers to create a live multimedia musical performance based on texts drawn from Octavia E. Butler’s novels and archive. The event will take place at the Armory-adjacent Levitt Pavilion in Memorial Park immediately following the the opening of the Radio Imagination: Artists in the Archive of Octavia E. Butler exhibition. There will be* 2 performances of Star Choir,...
 
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10.01.16 - 10.01.16

Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade’s Star Choir

Time: 
20:00 — 21:00
Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade will collaborate with local singers to create a live multimedia musical performance based on texts drawn from Octavia E. Butler’s novels and archive. The event will take place at the Armory-adjacent Levitt Pavilion in Memorial Park immediately following the the opening of the Radio Imagination: Artists in the Archive of Octavia E. Butler exhibition. There will be* 2 performances of Star Choir,...
 
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10.02.16 - 09.30.17

Carmen Argote: Workbook / Notebook

All Day
This two-part exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Carmen Argote communicates the complexity of routine pedagogical exercises that reveal the inner process of second language learners. *Workbook* is an installation situated throughout the exterior garden at Armory La Casita, the Armory’s community learning annex in Northwest Pasadena, where Argote will arrange over fifty white plastic signs that feature a series of handwritten verse. The presentation is inspired by the writings...
 
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10.02.16 - 01.08.17

Harry Dodge: The Inner Reality of Ultra-Intelligent Life

Time: 
12:00 — 17:00
The Armory is proud to present the first solo exhibition in Los Angeles of the acclaimed, interdisciplinary artist Harry Dodge. For the past two decades, Dodge has been a pioneer in a variety of spheres, including video art, sculpture, drawing, performance, screenwriting, feature film production, and DIY queer community-making. The Inner Reality of Ultra-Intelligent Life features the premiere of two new video works made especially for the...
 
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10.02.16 - 01.08.17

Radio Imagination: Artists in the Archive of Octavia E. Butler

Time: 
12:00 — 17:00
“I have the kind of imagination that hears. I think of it as radio imagination.” — Octavia E. Butler Radio Imagination: Artists in the Archive of Octavia E. Butler is a group exhibition organized by the Los Angeles-based not-for-profit organization Clockshop. The exhibition debuts 6 new commissions inspired by the Octavia E. Butler papers at the Huntington Library. The exhibition is part of Clockshop’s year-long program throughout...
 
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10.16.16 - 10.16.16

2016 Monster Drawing Rally

Time: 
13:00 — 18:00
The Armory’s annual live drawing event and fundraiser returns. Join us on October 16 and see artwork being created by 100 artists in front of an enthusiastic crowd, then purchase drawings on site for $75 each. Admission at the door is $10, with craft beer on-tap throughout the day courtesy of Craftsman Brewing Company. All proceeds benefit Armory exhibitions. Doors open at 12:30pm. First drawing shift begins...
 
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10.19.16 - 10.19.16

Radio Imagination: Lynell George & Connie Samaras in Conversation

Time: 
19:30 — 21:30
In this gallery talk, writer Lynell George and artist Connie Samaras will discuss their research in the Octavia E. Butler papers at the Huntington Library. George and Samaras were both commissioned to create new works of writing and photography, respectively, for Radio Imagination, Clockshop’s yearlong project exploring the life and legacy of Pasadena science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler. New work from Connie Samaras will be on...
 
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10.21.16 - 10.21.16

Art Night Pasadena Returns

Time: 
18:00 — 22:00
Enjoy a free evening of art, music, food, and entertainment as Pasadena’s most prominent arts and cultural institutions open their doors. Free shuttle buses link all venues all night long. In addition to our Radio Imagination[http://armoryarts.org/exhibitions/2016/LAPD/] exhibit, check out the fabulous show by the legendary Harry Dodge in our Mezzanine Galleries. We also have special musical guests dublab and Los Angeles Free Music Society, plus craft beer and food...
 
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12.03.16 - 12.03.16

Make Your Own Backpack with Kids Building Things

Time: 
09:00 — 15:00
Learn to use one of the most powerful, most influential machines of the industrial revolution: the sewing machine. What can you make with a sewing machine? Anything from boat sails to costumes to dog beds to stuffed toys! In this class, you’ll make your own drawstring backpack, using the sewing machine to sew fast, strong, straight seams. More advanced students may also learn to add pockets,...
 
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12.11.16 - 12.11.16

Radio Imagination: Lauren Halsey & Fred Moten in Conversation

Time: 
15:00 — 17:00
In this gallery talk, artist Lauren Halsey and writer Fred Moten will discuss their research in the Octavia E. Butler papers at the Huntington Library. Halsey and Moten were both commissioned to create new works of create new works of art and poetry, respectively, for Radio Imagination, Clockshop’s yearlong project exploring the life and legacy of Pasadena science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler. New work from Lauren...
 
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