Thursday, August 27, 2015

SATURDAY (8/29/15) SPEAKER SERIES: ARTIST, CHRISTINE DOUGLASS




The Museum of the San Fernando Valley invites you to meet the August featured artist, Christine Douglass.

Douglass is a local San Fernando Valley artist who has always enjoyed drawing but discovered her love for oil painting as an adult. In 2006, after losing her husband and searching for her joy, Douglass decided to dedicate more time to oil painting. Now, her artwork is frequently being selected for juried art shows in galleries and museums in Southern California.

She continues to be inspired by "a celebration of the human spirit, and appreciation for whimsy and beauty." Come see her latest paintings and learn more about Douglass on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 2pm to 3pm.

Following the presentation, please join us for complimentary refreshments and enjoy the Pop-Up Art Mart, where you can purchase original artwork from the presenter and various other artists from the San Fernando Valley.*

Join us every last Saturday of the month at your Museum. Different speakers every month!August 29th - Artist, Christine Douglass
September 26th - Artist, Anne Bowman
October 31st - Artist, Judy Heimlich
November 28th - Artist, Ellen Rundle

ARTIST PRESENTATION: 2pm - 3pm 
POP-UP ART MART HOURS: 3pm - 6pm
LOCATION: The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
18860 Nordhoff St, Suite 204, Northridge CA 91324

FREE EVENT & FREE PARKING
Come shop until you drop at the Pop-Up Art Mart and help preserve history!


Every Last Saturday of the Month at the Museum. Following the speaker series presentation, enjoy shopping at our new "POP-UP ART MART" - where 7 local artists will be selling original art, prints, crafts and other merchandise. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Museum. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 20TH

Hello to all Museum members and guests. Tomorrow, Thursday, August 20, 2015, The Museum will be closed for the day.

We are preparing the Mid Century Modern exhibit.  


We will be open on Saturday, August 20th from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you.
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley

U-2 SPY PLANE - 60TH ANNIVERSARY - ANOTHER GEM OUT OF SKUNKWORKS IN BURBANK

At The Museum, we are proud to educate and continue to learn about the incredible history in the area of aviation in the San Fernando Valley.

This history of Skunkworks and the brilliant aircraft that are still flying today, as in the U-2, 60 years after its first take off on August 1, 1955. Yes, that's right, 60 years and still going strong!


Enjoy this article in from the L.A. Times.

C'mon into The Museum to share your stories, experiences about aviation in the San Fernando Valley.

For those that are not bashful to tell their stories on video, we have a FREE oral history program. Please contact Lee Davis at lee.davis@TheMuseumSFV.org to learn how to submit application to participate.  We are interested in your experiences relating to aviation.
 
If you, a family member, former colleague or friend worked in the aviation industry during WWII or at any other time and have artifacts, photos, videos, tapes and other items that you would like to donate to The Museum, please contact Gary Fredburg at 818-347-9665 or gary.fredburg@TheMuseumSFV.org.


To read and enjoy this entire article from The Los Angeles Times, click HERE.

 

Friday, August 14, 2015

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WATTS RIOTS - WHAT DO YOU RECALL?

In many ways, this is not a proud anniversary for the City of Los Angeles.

Per the Daily News, The Watts riot broke out Aug. 11, 1965 and raged for most of a week. When the smoke cleared, 34 people were dead, more than a 1,000 were injured and some 600 buildings were damaged.

It began with a routine traffic stop 50 years ago, catapulted into a protest with the help of a rumor and escalated into the deadliest and most destructive riot in Los Angeles.

                                                                                     AP Photo/Harold Filan, File


If you were living and working in the San Fernando Valley and or Los Angeles at the time, how did this event affect you? Your family?  What has changed or not changed over the last 50 years from this event?

What do you recall about Los Angeles and the Valley in 1965?

Send us a note with your thoughts, feelings and emotions of this event.

Read an article from the Daily News on the 50th anniversary of the Watts Riots - HERE.

Thank you.


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

PACOIMA MURAL WALKING TOUR (8/15/15) - ONLY 2 LEFT IN 2015!

Join us for a guided walking tour of 10 murals along Van Nuys Blvd. Learn the history of murals in the Northeast Valley, hear the inspiration and meet the artists. Tour guides are local artists that have been involved in the creation and preservation of the murals.

This summer, two Los Angeles muralists (Kristy Sandoval and Levi Ponce) painted in the international Mural Istanbul Festival, and in exchange two Turkish artists are visiting Pacoima and painting a mural on Myke's Cafe.

Come meet the two Turkish artists -- Mete Cam (Esk Reyn) and Canberk El (Wicx) -- see the new finished mural. 




Wear comfortable shoes. Bring umbrellas, caps, sunscreen and/or water ...
bottles anything you may need to make the walk comfortable for you.


The walk spans from Brandley Ave to Telfair Ave a little over 1 mile.

After the tour Myke's Cafe is offering a free agua fresca (pinapple, fruit punch or horchata) with meal purchase to tour attendees.

Meeting Location: Outside of Myke's Cafe at 13171 Van Nuys Blvd, Pacoima, Ca, 91331

Dates: Repeats Bi-Monthly, 3rd Saturday of the Month

Saturday, August 15, 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015

Time: 10:00am - 12:30 pm.

Parking: Street Parking is available along Van Nuys Blvd. (Please Read Parking Signs!)

Cost: $15.00 Pre-Paid Per Person Donation. Otherwise $20.00 walk-up cost.
Order tickets via Eventbrite:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/pacoima-mural-walking-tour-tickets-15822182574?aff=efbevent
Funds collected help restore murals overtime. 


 For more information email Maryley at Maryley.Carrillo@TheMuseumSFV.org.

Supporters:
Northeast Valley Muralists
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
Pacoima Neighborhood Council
Pacoima Beautiful
Tresierras Supermarkets
Myke's Cafe
Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural & Bookstore