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Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California needs foster homes

If you are in Southern California and can temporarily open up your heart to foster a hound, Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California is in a tough spot and needs your help!

BHRSC has 2 hounds in the Pet Hotel (Clyde Jr & Duke); 1 hound with the Vet (Lulu Belle); and 4 hounds (photos below) potentially heading our way on Dec 2nd, and we're out of foster homes.

Shelterhounds


So folks - we need your help - especially if you can foster one of these kids...even if it's for one-time-only.Please let me know if you can help out - I bet the joy you receive helping a hound during the holidays is far better than any other gift yourcould receive.


You can contact Laurie McCulloch  at: lmcculloch@bassethoundrescue.org

 


15th Annual Lamplight Celebration

Witness as the past becomes the present among the beautiful glow of Victorian homes lit by the aura of lamplights at Heritage Square Museum’s 15th Annual Holiday Lamplight Celebration.
Hosted on Saturday and Sunday, December 5 and 6, 2009, guests will dance and experience spectacular holiday festivities in three of our historic homes. Experience this totally unique living history presentation by traveling through time to the years 1890, 1910 and 1930. Immerse yourselfe, as our costumed hosts transport you from house to house while warm apple cider and tasty treats await museum you at the end of the tour.
Additionally, guest may view the return of a guest favorite, “Holiday Heritage: A Southern California Christmas”, a photographic exhibit offering a glimpse of the culture, commerce, and art of Christmas in Southern California from 1880 to 1950, listen to classic tales from a “special visitor”, and shop for unique holiday gifts in our Museum Store.


Evening tours begin at 4:00 PM and continue through until 8:30 PM. Advanced reservations are required as space on the tours is limited. Tours are approximately one hour in length. Tickets are $20 per Adult and $10 for children 12 and under. Museum members receive a 25% discount on ticket prices. (Number of member discounts incremental by level.) Tickets are non-refundable. The program not suited for children under 6 years of age.

 
For reservations or additional information about Holiday Lamplight Celebration, please call the museum’s box office at (323) 225-2700 ext. 223, Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM. beginning November 1.


Celebrating 40 Years of Preservation and Interpretation of the History of Southern California, Heritage Square Museum is an open-air, living history museum dedicated to telling the story of the development of Los Angeles. For further information, the public may visit our website at www.heritagesquare.org.

Start Time:
Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 4:00pm
End Time:
Sunday, December 6, 2009 at 8:20pm
Location:
Heritage Square Museum


Arroyo Arts Collective Recovery Discovery Tour November 22: Edem Elesh

What is the Recovery Discovery Tour?:  "The Recovery Discovery Tour," is a self-guided auto tour of artists' homes and studios in Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Mount Washington, organized by the Arroyo Arts Collective.
Where: Starts at the Lummis Home, 200 E. Avenue 43, Highland Park, CA 90031
When: November 22, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Edem-elesh

As part of the Recovery Discovery Tour,  artist Edem Elesh will open his home studio in Mount Angelus, a hilltop neighborhood in Highland Park.

From an absolutearts.com review:

The work of Los Angeles based painter, Edem Elesh, finds itself in the murky waters of the viewer's unconscious.Fantastical, dream-like and dystopian, Elesh's imagery is set in our postmodern time, at an intersection where the subject matter of various sorts has been cut loose from it's origins and dropped onto the foreign occupied space of the canvas.With an irreverence and narrative approach to working, each subject has been abandoned and ultimately left to stake its claim in a new and unfamiliar territory.When asked about the conception and drive of an individual painting, Elesh straightforwardly replies that, "Everyday situations of existence" are always where his subject matter remains fertile. 

Edem Elesh website
 


ARROYO ARTS COLLECTIVE RECOVERY DISCOVERY NOVEMBER 22: STEVEN ANDERSON IS BACK!

Steven Anderson last opened his home studio on the Arroyo Arts Collective Discovery tour in 2003.  After a five year hiatus, Steven's home studio high in the hills of Eagle Rock will again be a featured destination on the tour.

From the artist's web site

Steven L. Anderson was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1971, and raised by a family of creative environmentalists. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in 1988 and the following year attended the University of Michigan with the plans of being a "renaissance man." It was here that he began to make small collages using an approach of appropriation and re-contextualization that would serve as a basis for his creative process.

A post-graduate slacker/LSD experience in the newly split Czech Republic convinced Steven to follow a path through the arts, leading him to the Art Institute of Chicago to train as a painter, printmaker and graphic designer. It was here that he met and fell in love with his wife Liz (Department of Graphic Sciences), his life-long love and inspiration. Agnes Anderson joined the family in 2007.

Steven's career as an artist has been a cycle of collaborative and individual production, focusing on the nature of power and the power of nature. In 1998 he joined Cakewalk Magazine as co-publisher; designing, editing and raising money for issues 2-6. Steven has also been a driving force in 2004's October Surprise curatorial project in Northeast Los Angeles. Other fruitful collaborations have included Fat Farmer Bob and His Colourful Crazy Beard (2008-), Fuz Fon (1999-2001) and Chicago's Free the Real World Coalition (2001). Steven has art-directed and designed for In These Times (1998-2001) and WhiteWalls (1999-2003) magazines in Chicago, and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics (2003-04) and 1105 Media inc. (2003-current) in Los Angeles, among others.

The Andersons currently reside in Northeast Los Angeles with cats Big D. and Kittenhead Jenkins.

Steven L. Anderson's web site

What is the Recovery Discovery Tour?:  "The Recovery Discovery Tour," is a self-guided auto tour of artists' homes and studios in Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Mount Washington, organized by the Arroyo Arts Collective.
Where: Starts at the Lummis Home, 200 E. Avenue 43, Highland Park, CA 90031
When: November 22, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.