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By By Joyce Rudolph | February 1, 2006
arts centerDreams served as the inspiration for several pieces created by artists Martin Mondrus and Paul Lam in a duo show this month at the Creative Arts Center in Burbank. Paintings of Don Quixote and Cyrano De Bergerac, together and alone, are featured in several works by Mondrus, 80, a former Glendale Community College instructor. "They are both kind of dreamers, romanticizing women and yet there is something wonderful about them," Mondrus said. "Cyrano is more virile and Don is an old fool, but he goes into the hills looking for adventure and beauty, trying to bring great things to the woman of his choice, a woman he created in his mind."
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September 4, 2009
Reading the Aug. 29 Glendale News-Press “Sculptures retain freshness,” written by Jess Minckley, I am embarrassed for the paper and Minckley’s alma mater listed in the credits. Without a doubt, this writer’s attempt to comprehend any understanding of the visual arts, let alone mid-century American art history has created a pathetic attempt at producing quality journalism. The review suffers from the inchoate level of the writer with inadequate writing and communication skills.
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February 19, 2003
I am responding to an article titled "School board to authorize layoff notices" in the Feb. 17 News-Press. I was quoted as saying: "Art and music [education] I would consider an extra, maybe. " This statement was most certainly taken out of context. The arts are not a frill. They are an essential part of the curriculum in our schools. In fact, I would argue that they are just as important as science and math. I am an arts advocate. I have even turned my passion into a vocation and am now serving as the executive director of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra Assn.
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April 3, 2009
Ten Years Ago A Sparr Heights “country cottage” in the 3500 block of Rosemary Avenue was on the market for $319,000.     Twenty Years Ago Although a rainstorm swept through the area on the day of the 1989 Easter Egg Hunt and Coloring Contest sponsored by the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce, many local youths took part in the fun. Prizes of chocolate eggs, Easter baskets and ribbons were...
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By Terri Martin | February 11, 2011
The Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale and Contemporary & Modern Print Exhibitions have curated proof of Matisse’s paternity to modern art with a presentation of 63 illustrations, rendered by Henri Matisse (1869-1954) in response to the works of French poets Pierre Ronsard (1524-1585) and Stephane Mallarme (1842-1898). Matisse’s dream — ”an art of balance, of purity and serenity — becomes manifested in this exhibition of his late work, which was the result of his pioneering in the graphic arts of etching and lithography and a leaning toward “minimalism,” a clean and economical use of line, color and subject matter.
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By Terri Martin | July 15, 2011
Going into the exhibition titled “Women Painters West” at the Burbank Creative Arts Center Gallery, one might expect a feminine version of westward expansion art like that of Charles Marion Russell or Frederic Remington. But the eclectic presentation of abstract, traditional, and assemblage art is surprising, and quite good. Originally known as the Women's Art Club of Southern California, Women Painters West has educational, fraternal, and charitable objectives through the encouragement of artistic expression.
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By Terri Martin | August 11, 2011
Steve Melcher, the Emmy Award winning TV writer and producer involved with shows like “Penn and Teller,” “Dennis Miller,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” and “Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update,” shatters conventional reverence for museum masterworks with tongue in cheek parodies published in his book titled “That is Priceless; Art's Greatest Masterpieces…Made Slightly Funnier.” No iconic artist escapes the author's satirical...
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By Terri Martin | December 10, 2010
The “Lovingly, Rose Peebles” project at the Brand Library Art Galleries was inspired by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Marianne Moore, whose amiable editing of a literary piece by fellow poet Elizabeth Bishop became the foundation for a collaborative creating project between 10 women, each with photography in their interdisciplinary skill set. The artists were organized in a chain of pairing for the purpose of revising and influencing one...
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By Terri Martin | October 16, 2010
There is something special about works on paper. The delicacy of the materials and the finesse required to manipulate them, renders these works all the more amazing, whether it requires the steady hand of a graphite artist or the patience and planning of photo processing. Nearly 75 entries culled from 700, are on display in the 39th annual national exhibition at the Brand Library Art Galleries in Glendale. The show is titled "Brand 39, Works on Paper: Finished/Unfinished," and the artwork included is that done only on paper.
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By Terri Martin | October 14, 2011
For 40 years, the Brand Library and Art Center in Glendale has produced a national juried art exhibition of works on paper submitted by artists from across the United States. “Brand 40: Fortieth annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper: Entrances & Exits” was officiated by juror Peter Frank, an art critic and curator at the Riverside Museum of Art, who culled through hundreds of entries to organize the show. Of the 10 donor prizes awarded, the most significant is the “Jane Friend Purchase Award,” which purchases the winning art piece to add to the permanent Brand Library and Art Center collection.
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September 4, 2009
Reading the Aug. 29 Glendale News-Press “Sculptures retain freshness,” written by Jess Minckley, I am embarrassed for the paper and Minckley’s alma mater listed in the credits. Without a doubt, this writer’s attempt to comprehend any understanding of the visual arts, let alone mid-century American art history has created a pathetic attempt at producing quality journalism. The review suffers from the inchoate level of the writer with inadequate writing and communication skills.
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By By Joyce Rudolph | February 1, 2006
arts centerDreams served as the inspiration for several pieces created by artists Martin Mondrus and Paul Lam in a duo show this month at the Creative Arts Center in Burbank. Paintings of Don Quixote and Cyrano De Bergerac, together and alone, are featured in several works by Mondrus, 80, a former Glendale Community College instructor. "They are both kind of dreamers, romanticizing women and yet there is something wonderful about them," Mondrus said. "Cyrano is more virile and Don is an old fool, but he goes into the hills looking for adventure and beauty, trying to bring great things to the woman of his choice, a woman he created in his mind."
NEWS
February 19, 2003
I am responding to an article titled "School board to authorize layoff notices" in the Feb. 17 News-Press. I was quoted as saying: "Art and music [education] I would consider an extra, maybe. " This statement was most certainly taken out of context. The arts are not a frill. They are an essential part of the curriculum in our schools. In fact, I would argue that they are just as important as science and math. I am an arts advocate. I have even turned my passion into a vocation and am now serving as the executive director of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra Assn.
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