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Apply to Beyond the Box - Mural Art Program & Upcoming Summer Events

Apply to Beyond the Box Today!


utility box mural with the words "you got this" on one side and a woman of color with pink hair on the other side.

Applications for this year’s Beyond the Box – Mural Art Program are now open! Apply before the deadline of August 4, 2023, at 5:00 pm PST.

Beyond the Box extends public art to new areas in an inventive way while creating an attractive environment. The theme for this year is "Celebrating Inclusion." Inclusion is a universal right. It aims to embrace all people regardless of race, gender, ability, and background. Celebrating inclusion encourages us to implement the diverse perspectives, talents, and contributions of those around us to create a thriving public life. In doing so, this year's theme intends to uplift and strengthen the voices of Glendale's diverse community.

Artists are strongly encouraged to incorporate this year’s theme in their design. The Arts & Culture Commission (ACC) will fund $1,000.00 per utility box and anticipates selecting artwork for up to 15 utility boxes. Artists are responsible for prepping, priming, and painting the utility boxes, and are encouraged to incorporate volunteers in the painting process.

Beyond the Box is open to all local and regional artists. The ACC encourages both new and established artists to apply. Artists may apply as an individual artist or as a group.



Beyond the Box is supported by the City of Glendale and the Glendale Arts and Culture Commission.

 

Brand Summer Music Series is Kicking Off


Join us for eclectic live music outside on the lawn behind Brand Library & Art Center. All concerts are Friday nights at 7:00pm and admission is free. Visitors are welcome to bring a chair or blanket and picnic on the grassy hillsides in Brand Park. Seats are not provided. Performances run 60 - 90 minutes without intermission. Free parking is limited; ride-share is encouraged. The Brand Summer Music Series began in 2014 and is supported by the Glendale Arts and Culture Commission, through funding from the Urban Art Program, with support from Glendale Library, Arts & Culture, Glendale Community Services and Parks, and the Brand Associates.


Blue Breeze Band | Friday, July 7, 2023 at 7:00 pm | Motown/R&B Soul Music


Maria Blues | Friday, July 14, 2023 at 7:00 pm | Ska/Reggae/Latin Music


Greg Hosharian & the Armenian Pops Ensemble | Friday, July 21, 2023 at 7:00 pm | Armenian Music


Lizzy & the Triggermen | Friday July 28, 2023 at 7:00 pm | Jazz/Swing Music


Megan Shung Ensemble | Friday August 4, 2023 at 7:00 pm | Classical/Contemporary Music


Murphy's Flaw | Friday August 11, 2023 at 7:00 pm | Bluegrass Music


Alan Chan Moo-sic Group | Friday August 18, 2023 at 7:00 pm | Big Band/Jazz Music


Eva and the Vagabond Tales | Friday August 25, 2023 at 7:00 pm | Folk/Pop Music


 

Letters to Parents at Glendale Central Library


Letters to Parents by Kevin Ly

On view June 1 - July 23, 2023

desk, chair, posters, and other childhood objects against a wall next to an orange mailbox and framed postcards

Artist Kevin Ly’s exhibit Letters to Parents will be on view at the Glendale Central Library until July 23, 2023. Letters to Parents is an interactive installation in which Ly proposes the question, “What is something you wish your parents had told you?” The public is invited to answer this question with the writing supplies and desk provided by Ly and place their response inside a brightly colored mailbox.


After July 23rd, Letters to Parents will move to the Adams Square Mini Park Gas Station where it will be on view from August 21 – September 30, 2023. Ly will use the responses gathered during its time at the library in his installation at the gas station.

Teens may find Letters to Parents included as part of the Central Library’s Beanstack Challenge this summer. Ly will also be giving a speaker presentation on Thursday, July 15th at 5:00pm to share his journey of becoming an artist and will be interviewed in the Teen G.E.N. Talks Podcast.


 

"It's Clever, But Is It Art?" on view at ReflectSpace Gallery


artwork by artist ERRE on the left side and exhibit information on the right side.

Glendale Library, Arts & Culture, and ReflectSpace Gallery are proud to present “It's Clever, But Is It Art?” a solo exhibition that showcases several pieces by well-known Mexican artist ERRE (Marcos Ramírez), whose work reflects the sociopolitical issues surrounding the Mexico-US border in various forms, including text-based art. Through works that resemble crossword puzzles and the Snellen Optometry chart, the exhibition explores the impact of written language within the context of a public library. The exhibition includes public art in four large-scale eye-chart-like banners featuring quotations from notable writers displayed on the library building's facade. A floor installation referencing the Tower of Babel completes the exhibition, offering insight into the biblical story of a multilingual world. “It's Clever, But Is It Art?”, titled after a quotation by Rudyard Kipling, is curated by Alma Ruiz, former senior curator at MOCA, Los Angeles.


 

Brand Associates Dance Series Application Now Open


Performance group Psychopopomp Dance Theater poses at Brand Library & Art Center

The Associates of Brand Library & Art Center are accepting applications for the Brand Associates Dance Series 2024 season. They are looking for Dance Companies with at least 5 years of experience to present an educational, site-specific dance program appropriate for all ages onsite at Brand Library & Art Center as part of the 2024 Dance Series.

The Dance Series performance dates are the last Saturday in April 2024 and the first 3 Saturdays in May 2024. Performances run between 60 - 90 minutes without intermission. Admission is free.

Groups with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications are open through September 30, 2023.


The Brand Associates Dance Series is sponsored by Brand Associates.


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