The Future of Artists With Disabilities

Connie Martinez Events, Visual Arts

As Gil Scott-Heron said, “The revolution will not be televised.” But according to artist Mark Anderson, “The Martian Invasion Will Be Televised!” Anderson’s artwork is part of a group exhibit in the Community Room Gallery at the Armory Center for the Arts called “The Future.” On June 16, 2016, the Armory held it’s opening reception for “The Future” which showcases the artwork created …

Survival Tips for Music Festivals

Connie Martinez Events, Music, Performing Arts, Tips

Summer music festivals are happening everywhere around the country right now. I recently attended Make Music Pasadena in Pasadena, CA, which had 150 musical acts performing in over 30 venues in the city, making it one of the largest free music festivals in the country with an estimated attendance of 50,000. And while music festivals may be intimidating to some, …

Kadenze and Artzray Host Twitter Chat on Future of Arts Education

Johnae McDonald College, Events, High School, Performing Arts, Visual Arts

What’s the future of arts education? Recently, Kadenze  and Artzray banded together for their first-ever Twitter chat to discuss the topic using the hashtag #FutureofArtsEd. We were joined by an exceptional panel of moderators  with the intent of sparking a conversation about the future of creative education. This chat fortunately exceeded expectations, so much that the #FutureofArtsEd started trending while …

Best Music Festivals to Check Out This Summer

Samantha Jacobs Events, Music, Opportunities, Performing Arts

Your summer schedule may be booked with internships, real work, programs, camps, family reunions, etc., but don’t forget to schedule in some time for fun. And is there anything more fun than enjoying some music out in the summer sun? I don’t think so. With a wide range of genres and a wide range of locations, these summer music festivals …

Arts for LA Joins LA Youth Vote

Marshall Ayers Beyond, College, Events, High School, Opportunities, Sponsors, Student Resources

Arts for LA partners with the LA Youth Vote campaign.  Student voices matter! High school students and young people have the power to ignite change and impact elections. Are you ready to express your voice and vote? I believe every single voice matters and it’s up to us to use that voice to create the society we want to see. …

Women Take the Lead at Los Angeles Dance Festival

Marshall Ayers Beyond, College, Dance, Events, Opportunities, Performing Arts, Performing Arts, Student Resources

The 2016 Los Angeles Dance Festival is April 14 – 23 LA. Two simple letters bring a light to the eye of dreamers. This is the city built by people with dreams that had the nerve, persistence and guts to make their vision a reality. Dance in LA has the same DNA of dreams. This is where the new art form …

LA <3 YoungArts

Marshall Ayers Events, Performing Arts, Student Resources, Visual Arts, Writing

Young Artists from LA to Participate in Regional Program Offered by National YoungArts Foundation. Los Angeles area teen artists will be feeling the love post Valentine’s Day, February 16-21 when YoungArts comes to town. Over 100 talented students from throughout LA who have been designated National YoungArts Foundation 2016 YoungArts winners will have the opportunity to experience an intensive, week-long …

How Doing a TEDx Talk Changed My Life

Marshall Ayers Events, Poetry, Writing

Spoken word poet, writer and college student Connie Martinez reflects on her experience giving a TEDx Talk. At the age of 17: Malala Yousafzai became the youngest recipient to become a Nobel Peace prize winner. Lydia Ko ranked third among pro women golfers (AND she’s the youngest millionaire in Ladies Professional Golf Association history), Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor (most commonly …

Mr. Poole Goes to Washington with the Armory Center for the Arts

Marshall Ayers Events, Visual Arts

The Armory Center for the Arts receives the 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. Before last week high school senior Dalon Poole had never traveled away from his hometown of Pasadena, California, or been on a plane, much less gotten a hug from the First Lady. These were some pretty big life events for this aspiring teen photographer. …