Arts Alive March 9th at 8AM: Photographer Catherine Opie & Muralist Kent Twitchell
"It'd be a pretty bleak world without music and art."
Catherie Opie from Visual Road Trips to Intimate Portraits
LA-based photographer Catherine Opie has taken on subjects as diverse as teenaged football players and icehouses of the Twin Cities. Right now, Southern Californians have their choice of three Opie exhibits (in San Diego, Long Beach and West Hollywood). Reporter Marc Pally visits Opie's studio to talk about her landscapes and portraits currently on display at Regen Projects and how her Caravaggio-like approach was a by-product of being a "history nut."
Kent Twitchell from His Hippie Days to His New Mural
Even if you don't recognize the name "Kent Twitchell," you're sure to have seen his work. He's the man behind the mural visible from the 110 in Downtown called "Harbor Freeway Overture" featuring members of LACO. He also created the LA Marathon mural on the 405. He's painted murals of artists, religious figures and regular people all around the country - more than 100 total and most still visible - and is about to finish one more contribution to the walls of Los Angeles. Twitchell talks to reporter Victoria Looseleaf about his arrival in Los Angeles during "the hippie days," what he WON'T paint and his latest piece, soon to be unveiled at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall.
Film critic Kenneth Turan reviews the fantastical new Oz the Great and Powerful and a very different film called War Witch.
Dean Rob Cutietta fields a question about concert hall acoustics in Ask the Dean.
ARTS ALIVE AIRS SATURDAYS AT 8AM.
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