Neon Artist Talks Offered Weekly Through Museum

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Artist Robert Haus is slated to discuss how he uses his background in neon sign restoration combined with his academic knowledge of the medium to produce his art in a virtual presentation for the Museum of Neon Art next week.

The Museum of Neon Art continues to offer free “Out of the Fire – Artist Talks” via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Fridays, with past talks being archived on the museum’s website.
These talks are specially designed for an interactive Zoom experience, according to MONA. Since launching on Feb. 19, the program has attracted a worldwide audience and enables the audience and artist to interact with each other in the chatroom. Artists from across the country provide a presentation about their career and artistic process, followed by a lively dialogue moderated by MONA.
“The ‘Out of the Fire – Artist Talk’ format feels like having a show and tell with some of the most brilliant artists in neon, electric and kinetic art today,” MONA Executive Director Corrie Siegel said in a statement. “It has been a delight to use the democratizing medium of Zoom to have candid conversations with our community about technique, overcoming personal trauma, neon history, and collaboration.”

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City Takes Steps to Liven Up Artsakh Avenue

The city will continue exploring specifically how to revitalize the arts and entertainment district along Artsakh Avenue that includes Glendale-owned storefronts, and will likely identify locally based “destination” businesses to populate the pedestrian-friendly pathway.
In the meantime, economic development officials will put together a plan to bring in pop-up businesses to either take up a storefront for up to six months or set up an outdoor venue in which to operate. The experiences and successes of these short-term pop-ups would inform the city’s long-range decisions on the area once additions and updates to the plan for the avenue are completed as soon as 2022.
All that is the upshot of a special City Council meeting on Tuesday, when the panel engaged the services of consultants to help guide Artsakh’s evolution.

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