Fwd: Folk Singer Jackson Browne's Grandfather's Abbey and Arroyo Print Culture
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Date: Sat, May 18, 2013 at 8:13 PM
Subject: Folk Singer Jackson Browne's Grandfather's Abbey and Arroyo Print Culture
ALAS, THIS ONLY CAME IN TODAY, YET THE EVENT IS OF SUCH INTEREST THAT I WANTED YOU ALL TO SEE IT -- FOR ARCHIVAL PURPOSES! -- EVEN IF IT IS TOO LATE TO ATTEND THE TALK. IMAGINE WE WERE ALL THERE, AND IT IS MORE AND MORE LIKELY I'LL BE ABLE TO GET TO SOUTHERN CALIF !N LATE JULY AND AUGUST OF THIS YEAR... AFTER SIXTY FIVE MONTHS! jim
Occidental College Library invites you to attend a talk on…
Clyde Browne, Charles Lummis, Alice Millard, George Wharton James, Olive Percival, William Lees Judson, Idah Strowbridge and more in the exhibit:
"Where Bohemians Gathered: Print Culture on the Arroyo Seco, 1895-1947"
Exhibit curator, Jessica Holada, will give an illustrated lecture on the colorful characters whose printed works are on display.
Library Main Gallery & Braun Room
1600 Campus Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Saturday, May 18, 2013
11:00 am to 12:00, noon.
Seating is First Come, First Served
About the talk & exhibit:
In the early decades of the 20th century, Oxy's student newspaper was printed at nearby Abbey San Encino under the guidance of "master printer" Clyde Browne. In addition to a print shop, the Abbey had a wedding chapel, artists' studios and even a dungeon for Oxy student parties. The story of Clyde Browne's Abbey is just one of many related to the community of artisans that settled around the Los Angeles River in Northeast L.A.
Arriving in 1905, Browne joined others who were drawn to the austere beauty of the Arroyo Seco, —the seasonally dry riverbed that stretches from Los Angeles to Pasadena. Four generations of artists, writers, printers, educators, collectors, and taste-makers influenced what has come to be known as Arroyo Culture. Exhibit curator Jessica Holada of the Southern California Chapter of the American Printing History Association (APHA) will give an illustrated lecture on the colorful characters whose artistic careers and printed works are part of our current exhibit, Where Bohemians Gathered: Print Culture on the Arroyo Seco 1895-1947.
The lecture is open to the public.