Women Painters of Present, Past to Be Displayed at Library

First published in the Nov. 6 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

Glendale Library, Arts & Culture commemorates Women Painters West members’ accomplishments for the last 100 years with “A Century of California Women Artists” at the Brand Library & Art Center from Nov. 13 through Jan. 8.
The exhibition will feature 100 new, contemporary works by Women’s Painters West members inspired by members of the past. In addition, the exhibit will showcase 25 original paintings from former members, which are being loaned from Southern California museums and private collections.
Women Painters West is the oldest organization of its kind that recognizes contemporary female artists and their historical sisters. Since its inception in 1921, many members have achieved great success and acclaim both nationally and internationally, including Mabel Alvarez, Kathryn Woodman Leighton and Elsie Palmer Payne.
Today, Women Painters West is a diverse multigenerational group of 200 female artists that awards scholarships to art students in Southern California, assists community art programs and enriches and enhances members’ professional opportunities.

Glendale Library Wins Award for Community Impact

First published in the Sept. 25 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

The 2021 Unique Library Awards are honoring libraries for their exceptional community impact by recognizing 18 winners in the West Region, including the Glendale Library, Arts and Culture Department.
Unique Management Services, a leading library material recovery and patron communication services company, created three awards to celebrate high-impact libraries for providing vital services, protecting public assets and keeping patrons in good standing, the company said in a statement.
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‘Diversity, Antiracism’ Library Series Launches Sept. 24

Authors Eric Nusbaum and Gustavo Arellano will kick off a 10-monthlong series, “Be the Change: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Antiracism,” on Thursday evening, Sept. 24. In honor of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, the pair will discuss Nusbaum’s new book, “Stealing Home: Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the Lives Caught in Between,” during a public library forum at 6:30 p.m. Registration for the free virtual event is available at GLAC.info/BeTheChange.
“The series is being convened to help build a collective understanding of systemic racism, elevate the voices and stories of Black, Indigenous and People of Color, and inspire our community to be the change,” according to a press release.

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