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By Silva Sevlian | October 22, 2008
People file into the First Congressional Church in Glendale every Thursday to hear Leonard DeGrassi, professor emeritus at Glendale Community College, give lectures about the cultures and philosophies of art history. The 80-year-old has spent more than half of his life teaching college students and Glendale residents about the different periods and genres of art history. A USC graduate, DeGrassi has taken graduate courses at Harvard University and the University of Rome. With extensive research, DeGrassi creates handouts of family trees of influential figures and explains the philosophy of the period.
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By Terri Martin | February 25, 2012
The Brand Art Gallery has put its own twist on “Pacific Standard Time,” the Getty Initiative that calls upon art purveyors to concentrate on artists who were active in the L.A. art scene from 1950-1980. Now at the Brand is “Purchasing Power: Jurors Make Their Mark,” an exhibition of 35 artworks from the Associates of Brand Library Purchase Award Collection, accrued between 1971-1980. The 1971 maiden event was judged by modern and contemporary art superstars like Hans Burkhardt and Guy Maccoy.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | March 16, 2012
As a sixth-grade Marshall Elementary School student, Isabella Lores set out to write an essay comparing the female prowess of the protagonist of the young-adult novel “Julie of the Wolves” with that of marathon great Joan Benoit. A decade later, the sentences themselves seem unremarkable to their author. But the rigorous editing and revision process left an impression, as did the teacher who assigned it. Gerald Sharp was nitpicky in all the right ways, Lores said, questioning her word choice and transitions, among other details.
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March 22, 2001
Katherine Yamada Leonard DeGrassi, who is conducting a semesterlong, three-unit class in Renaissance and Baroque art in Florence, Italy this spring, will return to Glendale to receive the J. Walter Smith Service Award for distinguished service to Glendale Community College on Thursday. DeGrassi, professor emeritus of art history at GCC, is teaching a survey class of the art, sculpture, religious ideas, economic trends and politics that shaped the life of 14th through 18th century Europe.
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November 29, 2002
The Glendale College Community Services Education program offers online computer classes in several subjects and applications. Students can take a six-week class without leaving home or office. Classes start the second Wednesday of every month. The next courses begin Dec. 11. There are introductory classes for $49 in Microsoft Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, PC Troubleshooting, QuickBooks, Windows XP, Tips and Tricks for the Macintosh or iMac, Creating Web Pages, Creating Web Graphics, MS Front Page, Dreamweaver 3.0 and more.
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August 26, 2002
A Middle East Politics course is offered this fall at Glendale Community College in the college credit program. The latest developments in the Arab-Israeli conflict, Iraq and other current event issues will be covered in the political science course. Students will also be given an historical overview and learn about U.S. involvement in the region, The 1991 Gulf War, revolution and reform in Iran, the Kurdish question in Turkey and Iraq, the impact of oil, and lobbies in Washington D.C. that influence U.S. policy.
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By Tracey Laity | March 15, 2006
Students at La Cañada Elementary School are so creatively charged they can light up a whole room for a week. Their artistic talents are being showcased in Art Museum 2006, a special exhibition dedicated to the theme of light, which opened to the public Monday and will run until Friday. The collection of artwork includes a range of paintings and photographs and a dramatic art installation featuring light bulbs which, through the use of various materials, aims to change the way viewers experience a particular space.
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December 16, 2004
BRUCE CAMPBELL Three first-grade classes from Columbus Elementary School, led by Assistant Principal Katherine Hurley, will sing for the Lions annual Christmas Party at noon today at The Foothill Service Club for the Blind, 117 E. Los Feliz Blvd. The program is sponsored by the Northwest Glendale Lions Club. Visitors can attend the program at a cost of $10. The Christmas program will also recognize the winner of the annual Lions Club Peace Poster Contest.
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By Terri Martin | October 19, 2012
If you think all paper books can be replaced by a Nook, iPad or Kindle, take a good look at “Picasso, Braque, & Léger: Twentieth Century Modern Masters,” an exhibition of works on paper at the Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale. Three early founders of Cubism, the most catalytic movement in modern art, engaged with poets, writers and printers to produce “livre d'artises” (artist books), not only as bound volumes, but as folios, scrolls, fold-outs, loose items in a box and concertinas.
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By: | September 30, 2005
ART WALK Join more than 40 galleries throughout Laguna Beach on Thursday for a festive cultural evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Free shuttle service starts from the Laguna Art Museum at 6:15 and runs until 9. Information: www.firstthursdaysartwalk.com or (949) 683-6871. The next Art Walk will be Oct. 6. First Thursday's Art Walk and CaDance Festival present two performances that combine art and dance: Francisco Gella and Miho Morinoue perform improvisational movement and music at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the garden at Richard MacDonald Gallery/Dawson Cole Fine Art, 326 Glenneyre St. Beth Bartholomew, Lynn Barre and Francisco Gella perform with video projection of a 23-minute dance film, "Kamera 1/Kamera 2," directed by Talal Al-Muhanna, at 8 p.m. at Contemporary Chinese Fine Art, 1099 S. Coast Highway.
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By Terri Martin | October 19, 2012
If you think all paper books can be replaced by a Nook, iPad or Kindle, take a good look at “Picasso, Braque, & Léger: Twentieth Century Modern Masters,” an exhibition of works on paper at the Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale. Three early founders of Cubism, the most catalytic movement in modern art, engaged with poets, writers and printers to produce “livre d'artises” (artist books), not only as bound volumes, but as folios, scrolls, fold-outs, loose items in a box and concertinas.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | March 16, 2012
As a sixth-grade Marshall Elementary School student, Isabella Lores set out to write an essay comparing the female prowess of the protagonist of the young-adult novel “Julie of the Wolves” with that of marathon great Joan Benoit. A decade later, the sentences themselves seem unremarkable to their author. But the rigorous editing and revision process left an impression, as did the teacher who assigned it. Gerald Sharp was nitpicky in all the right ways, Lores said, questioning her word choice and transitions, among other details.
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By Terri Martin | February 25, 2012
The Brand Art Gallery has put its own twist on “Pacific Standard Time,” the Getty Initiative that calls upon art purveyors to concentrate on artists who were active in the L.A. art scene from 1950-1980. Now at the Brand is “Purchasing Power: Jurors Make Their Mark,” an exhibition of 35 artworks from the Associates of Brand Library Purchase Award Collection, accrued between 1971-1980. The 1971 maiden event was judged by modern and contemporary art superstars like Hans Burkhardt and Guy Maccoy.
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April 3, 2010
Group heads to Santa Anita Members of Las Caritas Auxiliary of Assistance League of Glendale recently had their annual fundraiser, ?Springtacular,? at Santa Anita Park. More than 170 tickets were sold, and those participating enjoyed a day of camaraderie, fine food and a fabulous silent auction, organizers said. This yearly event raises money to support the auxiliary?s three main projects: health caches to support Operation School Bell, PathAchieve homeless shelter guest chef nights and kitchen kits along with other support for the Desi Geestman Foundation.
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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 Silva Sevlian | October 22, 2008
People file into the First Congressional Church in Glendale every Thursday to hear Leonard DeGrassi, professor emeritus at Glendale Community College, give lectures about the cultures and philosophies of art history. The 80-year-old has spent more than half of his life teaching college students and Glendale residents about the different periods and genres of art history. A USC graduate, DeGrassi has taken graduate courses at Harvard University and the University of Rome. With extensive research, DeGrassi creates handouts of family trees of influential figures and explains the philosophy of the period.
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July 27, 2007
Five years ago, childhood friends Grace Paik and Amy Kong graduated from Crescenta Valley High school with clear career plans. By the time they reached their senior year in college, those paths had taken a different turn. Grace and Amy came over to visit with me a couple weeks ago to share their stories. "I remember you left for UC Irvine as a pre-med student. Why did you graduate with an art history major?" I asked Amy. "Competition to get into the college was fierce, and continued as we were graded on a bell curve in my science classes," Amy explained.
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By Vince Lovato | August 19, 2006
La Crescenta Elementary School's first teacher, Helen Haskell, has been dead for more than 60 years. But a portrait her famous husband, S. Seymour Thomas, painted of her has been given new life. The 103-year-old portrait, which bumped around in the school since Thomas donated it in 1953, was rehung in a place of honor Friday, restored to its former grandeur. The community teamed up to raise $1,600 to have the portrait restored to its youthful beauty after school officials realized that the oil painting was deteriorating, said Mike Lawler, president of the Historical Society of the Crescenta Valley.
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By WENDY GROVE | April 4, 2006
Six- and eight-week credit classes begin April 24 at Glendale Community College. The shorter courses earn from one to four units and are offered in business and computers, physical education, social science, art, English, English as a Second Language, student development, speech, math and technology. Many of the courses offered are in computer applications. Macintosh Basics, Windows Basics, Advanced Windows, Internet Orientation, Internet: Beyond the Basics, Computer Keyboarding and Microsoft Office are available.
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By Tracey Laity | March 15, 2006
Students at La Cañada Elementary School are so creatively charged they can light up a whole room for a week. Their artistic talents are being showcased in Art Museum 2006, a special exhibition dedicated to the theme of light, which opened to the public Monday and will run until Friday. The collection of artwork includes a range of paintings and photographs and a dramatic art installation featuring light bulbs which, through the use of various materials, aims to change the way viewers experience a particular space.
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