April 5, 2014
A decade after last selling a Frankenstein statuette or a King Kong action figure, Creature Features is open again in Burbank with shelves stocked with memorabilia from many classic horror, sci-fi and fantasy films. The Magnolia Boulevard storefront is organized much like a library as each display case is dedicated to a well-known movie monster or a TV series ranging from "The Addams Family" to "The Twilight Zone . " This month, the fastest-selling items are anything from the Godzilla franchise, which has been given a cinematic reboot by Legendary Pictures and is due out in May, said Creature Features owner Taylor White.
August 3, 2011
Brand Library Art Gallery presents the exhibit, “West Coast Mud Slingers,” 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. The sculpture exhibit is on display through Sept. 9. Call (818) 548-2051. Flappers Comedy Club presents its “Funniest Females Contest” at 7:30 p.m., 102 E. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. Tickets cost $10 and up. There is a two-drink minimum. Call (818) 845-9721.
April 11, 2014
Roughly 20 Burbank students were recognized for their artistic talents this week as part of the annual Youth Art Expo, which featured the drawings, sketches and sculptures of more than 200 students. The program, which was organized by the park, recreation and community services department and the Burbank Fine Arts Federation, received 1,500 art submissions from students in kindergarten through 12th grade, according to gallery director Frances Santistevan. Roughly 250 were chosen for the exhibit, and 20 students were awarded for their talent.
June 5, 2010
H undreds of airport workers, elected officials and business leaders gathered at Bob Hope Airport on Wednesday to celebrate its 80th anniversary. Bob Hope's son, Kelly, commemorated the installation of a banner bearing his father's likeness. Located on the terminal tower, the banner announced the anniversary's theme and features the relief sculpture of Hope installed recently in the terminal lobby. The airport, which was named after the comedian seven years ago, opened Memorial Day weekend in 1930.
January 22, 2000
Irma Lemus BURBANK -- Applications to attend the California State Summer School for the Arts are available for eighth- through 12th-grade students. The program was created by the California Legislature in 1987. The cost is about $1,375 for tuition, room and board. Full and partial scholarships are available. Course work in the fields of music, dance, film, video, theater, animation, digital art, printmaking, photography, sculpture and ceramics is offered.
September 24, 2008
University to honor OC philanthropist Woodbury University will host a reception in honor of Orange County philanthropist and businessman Henry Segerstrom on Sunday. Segerstrom will receive the annual Julius Shulman Award. The award honors those who understand the essentials of objective and qualitative communication. Segerstrom is the founding chairman of the Orange County Performing Arts Center. He has contributed to his community through gifts of land and funds, as well as commissions of architecture and environmental sculpture.
December 30, 2006
The Alexander/Rave Gallery, managed by co-presidents, Cheryl Rave, of Burbank, and McKenzie Alexander , has opened on the second floor at 12202 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. The fine art gallery specializes in the exhibition and sale of contemporary fine art by established and emerging artists including oils, paintings, glass sculpture and mixed media. The owners plan to have monthly jazz nights, industry networking evenings and Sunday salons for serious discussions of art and trends.
April 21, 2001
Gary Moskowitz MAGNOLIA PARK -- The Fine Arts Federation of Burbank will host the 31st Annual Summerfest 2001 Fine Arts and Crafts Show next week, and the public is invited to attend. Original works from artists and craftsmen will be on display and available for purchase from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29. Works will include paintings, photographs, ceramics, stained glass, woodcraft, jewelry, country crafts, clothing, soft sculpture and holiday decorations.
July 29, 2011
The definition of art has become so elastic since the early 20th century as to allow for alternatives within the traditional genres of painting, literature and sculpture, expressions which reflect contemporary environment and culture. The current exhibition in the Glendale Community College Art Gallery stretches classical techniques - drawing, intaglio printmaking, lost wax cast jewelry, encaustic painting, installation sculpture and artist books - to represent these 21st-century sensibilities.
February 25, 2012
With balloons, marching bands and cheerleaders, Saturday's celebration at John Burroughs High School's Memorial Field in Burbank might have been mistaken for a homecoming game. But the celebration was for something much more important - the long-awaited dedication of the rebuilt athletic facility, a $12.2 million project that had been in planning stages for at least a decade. The new Memorial Field includes a football field, bleachers, lighting and a rubberized track and will be shared by Burbank and Bellarmine-Jefferson high schools for home football games.