If you like art and you don’t already have plans for Thursday evening you do now, and if you do already have plans this should give you plenty of time to reschedule. Our own Caryn Coleman (who is the driving force behind blogging.la’s art focused sister site art.blogging.la) is on a panel discussion about why the art world in Souther California is blowing up yet arts journalism isn’t. That’s right, a arts blogger is on a panel about what is wrong with arts journalism. You know that’s going to be interesting. Here’s the nitty gritty:
Southern California has great art schools, many working artists and good museums… so why is there so little arts journalism and arts writing coming out of this region. Are we doomed to New York arts publishers defining L.A. art?
Join us for a panel discussion organized by the Greater L.A. chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists on Thursday, March 24. It’ll be more than just New York-bashing. What’s at stake is nothing less than the way Southern California art is perceived around the world.
Caryn Coleman co-owner of sixspace and writes art.blogging.la
Peter Frank, art critic for L.A. Weekly and Angeleno magazine.
Malik Gaines, performer and art writer for artUS magazine.
Christopher Knight, art critic for the Los Angeles Times.
MODERATOR: Adolfo Guzman Lopez, arts and education reporter for KPCC 89.3FM and board member with the Society of Professional Journalists – Greater L.A. Chapter.
Location: El Paseo Inn, Historic Olvera Street – Downtown L.A., East 11 Olvera Street, (213) 626-1361
Time/date: Thursday, March 24, 7 p.m.
Parking: Street and paid lots on Main Street
Full menu and bar available for hungry attendees. Please RSVP to Mariel Garza at mariel.garza[at]dailynews.com, or 818-713-3685