‘THE ARTS IN WEST ADAMS’ – 3RD ANNUAL ART IN HISTORIC PLACES TOUR, Highlight Hollywood News

‘THE ARTS IN WEST ADAMS’ – 3RD ANNUAL ART IN HISTORIC PLACES TOUR Presented  by West Adams Heritage Association, tour features artists’ homes and studios and two cultural institutions Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last ticket sold at 1 p.m.) Award-winning actress, art collector, gallery owner CCH Pounder is Honorary Chairperson. “The Arts in West Adams: Pattern, Decoration and Diversity” is the 3rd annual Art in Historic Places tour presented by West Adams Heritage Association (WAHA). The self-guided driving (or cycling) tour is Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last ticket sold at 1 p.m.).

Historic West Adams and nearby environs are becoming a new hotbed for fine art, with a growing number of established and emerging artists now living and/or working in the community, along with a small but steadily growing number of galleries. Tour participants may visit some of West Adams’ most interesting historic places, showcasing works by some of its most talented artists, working in media and subject matter from classic to contemporary.

Tour includes artists’ own homes and studios, plus two important cultural institutions: The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library (which, along with thousands of rare books, houses two distinct and diverse art collections), and the California African American Museum, whose current exhibit, “Places of Validation,” is part of the area-wide Pacific Standard Time exhibit.

The Honorary Chairperson is award-winning actor, West Adams resident, noted art collector and gallery owner CCH Pounder. Known for her work in film and television (Bagdad Café, End of Days, Face/Off, Avatar, ER, The Shield, Warehouse 13 and many others), she has also enjoyed an art life, owning her own gallery in Los Angeles for over 15 years, The Pounder-Kone Art Space (closed in 2011), and co-owning the first privately run museum of contemporary art in all West Africa in Dakar, Senegal, The Boribana Museum. Through the museum CCH was introduced to African contemporary artists and consequently showed her favorites in her gallery in Los Angeles. Discovering new artists and celebrating the world of art is her great passion.

Tickets: advance $25. $30 at the door. Last ticket sold at 1:00 pm. Call (323) 735-9242 or write tours@westadamsheritage.org for more information.
Check-in location: WAHA’s “pop-up gallery,” 1824 South 4th Ave. (corner Washington Blvd.), Los Angeles, CA 90019. It is the c.1923 Majestic Pharmacy, a restored commercial/mixed use building.

The tour will raise funds for the West Adams Heritage Association, a nonprofit organization founded in 1983 to support preservation of the community’s architectural and cultural heritage. WAHA has grown from a small resident support group to a recognized preservation voice with hundreds of members who live in the many neighborhoods of the Historic West Adams District.
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Additional West Adams Heritage Association (WAHA) tour dates for 2012:
Spring Historic Homes Tour, Saturday, June 2
Living History Tour at Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery, Saturday, September 29
Holiday Historic Homes Tour & Progressive Dinner, Saturday & Sunday, December 1 & 2
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“The Arts in West Adams: Pattern, Decoration and Diversity” is the 3rd annual Art in Historic Places tour presented by West Adams Heritage Association (WAHA). The self-guided driving (or cycling) tour is Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last ticket sold at 1 p.m.). Tour participants may visit some of West Adams’ most interesting historic places, showcasing works by some of its most talented artists, working in media and subject matter from classic to contemporary.

Tour includes artists’ own homes and studios, plus two important cultural institutions: The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library (which, along with thousands of rare books, houses two distinct and diverse art collections), and the California African American Museum, whose current exhibit,” Places of Validation,” is part of the area-wide Pacific Standard Time exhibit.

Honorary Chairperson is award-winning actor, West Adams resident, noted art collector and gallery owner CCH Pounder. Known for her work in film and television (Bagdad Café, End of Days, Face/Off, Avatar, ER, The Shield, Warehouse 13 and many others), she has also enjoyed an art life, owning her own gallery in Los Angeles for over 15 years, and co-owning the first privately run museum of contemporary art in all West Africa in Dakar, Senegal, The Boribana Museum. Discovering new artists and celebrating the world of art is her great passion.

Tickets: advance $25. $30 at the door. Last ticket sold at 1:00 pm. Call (323) 735-9242 or write tours@westadamsheritage.org for more information.
Check-in location: WAHA’s “pop-up gallery,” 1824 South 4th Ave. (corner Washington Blvd.), Los Angeles, CA 90019. It’s the c.1923 Majestic Pharmacy, a restored commercial/mixed use building.

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy: The Mrs. Sally Wilshire Residence, a 1912 Colonial Revival by West Adams Heritage Assoc./Flo Selfman, ceramist Arthur Tobias (CCH Pounder by Rafy Winterfeld).
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