USC has just completed a new place of worship on their campus, called Our Savior Church. They commissioned local artists to create works to be part of the church, and included are the fourteen Stations of the Cross painted by California Art Club (CAC) president, Peter Adams; eight large stained glass windows created by Judson … Continue reading Art & USC’s New Church
I’ll be giving a lecture this coming Sunday in Pasadena on the history of the California Art Club, specifically the 1940s. That decade was an exciting and turbulent period for the organization – it found itself squarely in the midst of the red-hot controversy over modern art in Los Angeles, contributed locally to the war … Continue reading Back to Back: An Art Lecture and Showcase
At the latest manifestation of Alexey Steele’s Classical Underground series on November 9, the audience was treated to a special performance by Rex Lewis. Rex was born blind and with severe brain damage, but despite his inability to perform simple tasks like tying a shoelace, when playing, he’s completely focused. Music is his world, and … Continue reading Rex Lewis
On the evening of February 7th, artist Alexey Steele gave a lecture at the Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard, California, which accompanied that museum’s acquisition of his monumental drawing “Quiet Steps of Approaching Thunder.” Before the talk, Alexey’s good friend Maksim Velichkin set the mood for the unveiling with a piece for cello. I thought this would … Continue reading Alexey Steele is Taking Over Los Angeles!