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Events this weekendDigital darkroom will end after this holiday weekend on May 28, 2012
Digital darkroom will end after this holiday weekend on May 28, 2012. A show that has been so successful that the Annenberg Space for Photography will open its doors on Memorial Day to give those who have not had a chance to experience this adventure into the digital arts.
Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974
Every Mon., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. from May 26 until September 3
@ Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA at the Geffen)
152 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
One of the greatest gifts postmodernism ever gave to perception was the idea that art surrounds you every day and everywhere you go. Surprising that it hasn't been showcased in such a colossal way until now: "Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974" is the first large-scale exhibition addressing the peculiarly Herculean artistic discipline of land art. Begun in the 1960s as a desire to work with new artistic media, land art took art out of both museums and frames and put it deep in the heart of nature. Think Robert Smithson's 1970 land art ground-breaker Spiral Jetty, a muddy salted configuration of earth on shores of the Great Salt Lake in Utah that appears and disappears with the rising of the lake's water levels; Andy Goldsworthy's multicolored marriages of earth and vegetation; or G.X. Jupitter-Larsen's Vacant Lots, the 1981 statement that declared all vacant lots in every city as ready-made monuments to entropy. It's an exhibition that is reverent in its exhaustive presentation of more than 80 land art projects from around the world, putting media from television to dirt into context as it unveils one of art's last great frontiers: the out-there, brought in here. Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 152 N. Central Ave., dwntwn.; Sun., May 27; runs Thurs.-Mon., thru Sept. 3; $12. (213)[masked], moca.org. — By David Cotner
Latest Info: Related talk with co-curators Philipp Kaiser and Miwon Kwon, May 27, 3 p.m.
We Love You, Candye Kane!
There's a slew of great reasons to go to the 23rd Annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival, and not just because of the fest's logo: an alligator in sunglasses playing the guitar. (You need the T-shirt.) On the Blues Stage: The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Rod Piazza and the West Coast Sheiks, the Mannish Boys, Paul Oscher, Nathan James with James Harman, R.J. Mischo, featuring Rick Holstrom. On the Cajun-Zydeco Stage: Gator Beat, Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, the Bayou Brothers, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas. But on Sunday at 6:45 p.m., when Candye Kane and her smoking hot guitarist Laura Chavez take the Blues stage, we'll have reason to cheer until our throats are as raw as skinned catfish. The much-beloved blues belter had her second surgery for neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer just a few weeks ago and her presence is a testament to her bravery and balls-out talent. The whole cancer thing hasn't slowed down her 250-plus worldwide shows every year, and we're dame lucky to bask in her glory. Rancho Santa Susana Community Park, 5005 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley; Sat.-Sun., May 26-27, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; $20, $15 children 5-12; simicajun.org — By Libby Molyneaux
Price: $20, $15 children
Other Dates and Times: 11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. May 27
Wildflower Hotline: See Blooms in Central & So Cal
Friday May 25, 2012
Theodore Payne Nursery
10459 Tuxford Street
Sun Valley, California 91352 Get Directions
Twenty-four hours a day, March 2 through May, anyone can call the Theodore Payne Wildflower Hotline ((818)[masked] or www.wildflowerhotline.org) to find the best places to view wildflowers in Southern and Central California. The hotline message is narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Joe Spano (Hill Street Blues, Apollo 13, NYPD Blue) and is updated every Thursday evening with new information on more than 90 wildflower sites. The hotline is a public service of the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants.