Last Saturday, March 4th, dnj Gallery hosted The Contemporary Choral Collective of Los Angeles.
C3LA is a new choral music ensemble exclusively performing music written during the last 25 years, about a third of which is by members of the group itself. It’s a collective of composers, conductors, and singers, with all members of the group taking on different directorship roles - there is no one music director.
Milken Community Photography Students Milken Community School's Photography Department nurtures and cultivates
unique qualities of each student in order to discover their creative abilities.
Students are exposed to a new way of artistic thinking through a visual world
of expression and interpretation. Students learn visual communication skills in
an inspiring environment, under the guidance of teachers and artists. Eight
student artists from Milken Community Schools were inspired by Pamela
Mayers-Schoenberg’s exhibition When
Did it Stop Being Fun? – a closer look at the expectations and burdens
of formal education. In their upcoming show at dnj Gallery Up For Interpretation they have
interpreted the concept in multiple ways, presenting a prismatic approach to
communicating their individual stories: from conveying the difficulty students
face balancing schoolwork, extracurricular activities, and impossible
expectations to an existential search for beauty within fragmented chaos. At
Milken the students explore a wide variety of media while learning
self-discipline, critical thinking, and decision making. Art history, culture,
and Judaic imagery are woven into the curriculum. The students’ perceptions of
the world are challenged and enriched as they explore their identity through
the creative process.