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Panteha Abareshi
Hilda Guerrero, February 23, 2021

Panteha Abareshi is an L.A. based artist whose work hones in on chronic illness and disability. Abareshi lives in a body that coexists with sickle cell zero beta thalassemia and their performance-based work reflects the complexities that come with experiencing a body with chronic illness.


Tristan Espinoza
Linda Rudell-Betts, January 19, 2021

Tristan Espinoza is an artist, programmer, and organizer who lives in Los Angeles. Their work has been exhibited internationally and in Chicago, Pasadena, Los Angeles, and Medford, NY.


Recommended best artsy books and films
Mary McCoy, April 17, 2020

Sometimes it’s hard to get past the home page when you’re browsing streaming content. Staff in the Art, Music, & Recreation Department are here to help you make a deep dive into the best artsy books and films available on the library’s streaming platforms like hoopla, Kanopy, and OverDrive.


colorful logo for LA Made with photos of the performers
Tina Lerno, January 23, 2020

Get ready, we're preparing to launch Season 5 of the LA Made cultural programming series on February 15, 2020 with a return of the ever-popular Strong Words storytelling event!


various colored alphabets
Mary McCoy, December 11, 2019

I believe there is one perfect use for every typeface ever drawn, no matter how hideous.—Fred Woodward


LA Made logo surrounded by photos of performers
Tina Lerno, January 19, 2019

Get ready, we're preparing to launch Season 4 of the LA Made cultural programming series on February 1, 2019!


Arm with a tattoo on it
Mary McCoy, August 24, 2018

Instagram is a perfectly good place to research tattoo designs, or to find an artist whose work you admire, but it can quickly become a sea of interchangeable infinity symbols, feathers, skulls, anchors, cheesy inspirational quotes, and mistranslated Kanji. And we all deserve better than that, right?


coloring page of the lapl pyramid
Tina Lerno, August 02, 2018

National Coloring Book Day is recognized annually on August 2. Coloring and coloring books have always been popular with children, but in the last few years, adults have gotten in on the act, and a whole cottage industry of coloring books for grown-ups have cropped up.


artwork from Gass Gallery of small plastic rectangles
Angi Brzycki, June 29, 2018

Gas is a mobile, experimental, and online platform for contemporary art located in a truck gallery parked around Los Angeles.


Portrait of Yun Isang
Alan Westby, May 29, 2018

The library has recently added its first scores by the Korean composer Yun Isang (윤이상 / 尹伊桑) to our collection.


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