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Fred's MB Art Tour

Manhattan Beach Public Art Tour
Saturday, February 29, 2020
2:00 PM

Starting from the Joslyn Community Center, the tour was guided by none other than LMB alum and City of MB Cultural Arts Commissioner,
Fred Manna who took the local group through a 2 hour roundtrip tour throughout the city of Manhattan beach where different forms of art are dispalyed including the Arts Center and recent art coverings on electric boxes, murals, sculptures and more !
Emily Brantley

Born and raised in sunny Los Angeles, Emily lives near the beach and finds inspiration from the beauty in nature and in people. Every plant, animal, and person is unique, and her art captures the vibrant colors and fantastic diversity of this big world. Conservation is a cause close to her heart, and thus her work celebrates many creatures that are endangered by human recklessness and pollution.

Emily is heavily involved in the South Bay art scene of southern California. She was appointed to the position of Public Art Commissioner for the city of Redondo Beach by the mayor in 2016. She is also involved with local groups such as the Redondo Beach Art Group, Hermosa Beach Artist Collective, and several others. Her work has been shown in prestigious shows throughout California, at the Torrance Art Museum, and is collected nationwide. 

Emily spends her free time serving at her church, "adventuring," and investing in her friendships. She can often be found riding her beach cruiser along the strand or exploring a local hiking trail.
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Minor Problem Band
Minor Problem is a local teen band with members from Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach. They are currently juniors and attend Mira Costa and Redondo Union High Schools. Their music consists of covers from the Classic Rock and Popular Rock genres as well as original music in these genres. They currently have two singles out on all streaming platforms: “Chasin’ It” and “The Reason”. Band members include Emma Canty: Lead vocals; Zak Anderson: Lead guitar; Brady Gin: Keyboard and backing vocals; Max Hendrickson: Bass and backing vocals; and Jacob Less: Drums.
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Scream Revolution band
Scream Revolution is a group of 12-14 year old musicians who have been crafting their sound at School of Rock South Bay LA. They have hit the stages of Saint Rocke, The Troubadour, Stomping Grounds “Future Legends Music Experience" Music Festival,  Zebulon, The B2 Battle of the Bands, The Redondo Beach Safety Fair, The Main Stage at Super SMASH, The Standing Room, and Kitecta Plaza where they opened for the Chargers football game. They also play house parties and special events. 

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Palos Verdes Art Center
Palos Verdes
Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education, a nonprofit community visual arts school and gallery, inspires individuals to create, appreciate and celebrate art. Since it was founded in 1931, PVAC’s exhibition, education and outreach programs have made the visual arts available, accessible and affordable.
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Torrance Cultural Arts Center
About the Torrance Cultural Arts Center
The Torrance Cultural Arts Center includes the Toyota Meeting Hall, the Torino Festival Plaza, the Ken Miller Assembly Room, the Ken Miller Auditorium, the James R. Armstrong Theatre, the George Nakano Theatre,  the Pine Wind Japanese Garden, the garden rooms, and the Torrance Art Museum. Additionally the Center houses 4 dance studios with sprung hard wood floors, a large ceramics facility, a jewelry making studio, 3 art-making studios, and a music/drama room.  The complex is managed by the City's General Services Department through the Torrance Cultural Arts Center Administrative Offices.
For information about renting out facilities or programs, please contact the Torrance Cultural Arts Center Administrative Offices at (310) 781-7150.
Most classes and all exhibitions and programs at the Torrance Art Museum are offered through the Cultural Services Division, Community Services Department.
For information about classes or the Torrance Art Museum, please contact the Cultural Services Division at (310) 618-2376.
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Probing the power and importance of art

"My kid could have done that." It’s a common criticism of abstract art, including the paint splatters of Jackson Pollock or the playful shapes and childlike figures of Joan Miró. But psychologist Ellen Winner, PhD, wasn’t so sure.
She wondered if it was true that an abstract painting by a great artist was indistinguishable from art made by children or even animals.
In other words, can we somehow judge skill in seemingly random splatters and lines?
That question is one of the many Winner has explored at her Arts and Mind Lab at Boston College, which studies the cognitive factors at play in creating and experiencing art.
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Why Buy Original Art?

Whether you’re a new home-owner embarking on a redecorating project, or just looking to freshen up a tired space, one of the best ways to establish the personality of a room is by decorating the walls with art. Most furniture stores sell wall decorations, and it may be easy to pick up a few character pieces from large retailers like Ikea, HomeGoods, Target, Marshalls, and even Lowes. But what are you really getting at these stores?​​
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Creativity and Recovery: The Mental Health Benefits of Art Therapy​

Art – no matter whether you choose to create it yourself or simply observe and enjoy it – is a relaxing and inspiring activity for many people. However, the particular benefits of artistic expression go much further than relaxation and enjoyment. Studies suggest that art therapy can be very valuable in treating issues such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and even some phobias. It is a great way to express your emotions without words, process complex feelings and find relief. In this article, we will take a closer look at art therapy and discuss its mental health benefits.​​​​
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10 Reasons to Visit a Museum

Want to do something good for yourself and the people you love? Go to a museum.

Museums, in this article, include art, history, and specialty museums, science centers, zoos, aquariums, botanic gardens, arboretums, nature centers, historic sites and similar institutions.

Times are tight in this economic climate, and it’s often easy to use a museum admission price as an excuse to stay at home. However, a recent study conducted by Harris Interactive finds that people are happier when they spend money on experiences rather than material purchases.  According to Leaf Van Boven, an Assistant Professor of Psychology at CU-Boulder,  experiences are shown to create more happiness than material goods because they provide positive personal reinterpretations over time. ​
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