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Collage of artwork by Los Angeles artists
Ana Campos, May 26, 2021

For the past few months, we have highlighted four artists whose works have been exhibited at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, also known as LAMAG.


Artist Maru García
Alice S., April 19, 2021

Maru García is a Mexican artist who is now based in Los Angeles. Her work merges the fields of art, science, and technology. She often uses organic, living material in her artworks to explore biological processes and the ability of living creatures (including humans) to restore polluted sites.


Alexandre Dorriz black and white architectural drawing
Eileen King, April 12, 2021

Alexandre Dorriz’s research-based work informs the viewer of a data-driven concept accompanied with a visual format that presents data as entities tied to economic systems with or without links to social or political intersections.


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?


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