ART HAPPENS ANYWHERE
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its devastating effects on the arts and culture community, the City of Glendale's Library, Arts & Culture department and the Glendale Arts and Culture Commission re-launched the Art Happens Anywhere (“AHA”) Program, featuring 17 individually unique projects that were launched from 2020 - 2022, with the purpose of encouraging the expansion of arts and culture activities to benefit the citizens of our community during these unique times.
Through innovative uses of digital technology, audience interactivity, and unconventional delivery methods, the AHA Program seeks to foster progressive attitudes toward art, art-making and performance, and to elevate the role of art in enhancing a community. The AHA Program was also an opportunity for artists to immediately begin working on a proposed project, resulting in the stimulation of the creative economy in Glendale and beyond during these challenging times.
The following temporary art installations of the Art Happens Anywhere (AHA) Program are
sponsored by the Glendale Arts and Culture Commission through funding from the Urban Art Fund.
Ride Like the Wind
Artist: Cathy Hrenda
Location: Central Library Drought Tolerant Garden
On display through June 2024
"Ride Like The Wind” alludes to the importance of sustainability through a playful artwork that engages with natural elements. The artwork includes old bicycle frames and used bicycle rims which were all found on the street in non-working condition. The frames and rims are combined with new steel and aluminum pipes and fittings to create a wall of black powder-coated scaffolding on which metal pinwheels, of various designs will be displayed.
Event Organizer: Museum of Neon Art
Location: Downtown Glendale (various locations)
Saturday, June 11, 2022 | 12:00PM - 5:00PM
"Glendale Electric!" is a public festival aimed at providing live, bite sized, art and cultural experiences to viewers. The event will be the result of collaboration with a range of Glendale and LA based cultural organizations, artists, historians, and community members to bring us closer together over the wide geographical region of Glendale. The event taps into the spirit of neon, an art-form that developed along with the automobile, and was meant to be seen from a moving car. A digital map introducing each art project, location, and performance will be produced for attendees to download.
View schedule here.
Lernazang Ensemble: Concert of Traditional Armenian Music & Dance
Artist: Lernazang Ensemble
Location: Artsakh Paseo
Saturday, April 30, 2022 | 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Join Lernazang Ensemble for a celebration of Armenian dance and culture on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 4:00PM. The event will feature master musicians from Armenia including folk singer Hasmik Harutunyan, Vardan Baghdasaryan on kamancha, Tigran Zakaryan on pku/zurna, Albert Ordinyan on dhol, and more…
As we continue to commemorate the Armenian Genocide throughout the month of April, Lernazang Ensemble will perform a rich repertoire of azgagrakan songs and dances from Western Armenia. Practicing and performing this repertoire is an act of resistance: to reclaim our heritage amidst a history of genocide and ongoing cultural erasure.
This event is generously sponsored by the Glendale Arts and Culture Commission through funding from the Urban Art Program with support from Glendale Library, Arts & Culture and Meztli Projects.
photo credit: Angela Pailevanian