WAHA E-news 2-22-2008

You're invited to two great WAHA events!

* A WAHA Stroll this Sunday afternoon, February 24
* A Special Reception with Painter/Sculptor Artis Lane at the California
African American Museum on Saturday, March 1

1). WAHA Afternoon Stroll in Jefferson Park

Sunday, February 24
3-6 p.m.
The espresso cart will be placed in front of 2062 West 29th Street (between Western and Arlington)

WAHA invites you to meet us for a cuppa' something hot and tasty and join us as we stroll a portion of Jefferson Park, an area comprising roughly
50-square-block neighborhood, largely built between 1905 and 1920 along what was at the time the Southwestern edge of the Los Angeles metropolis.

Stroll participants are invited to gather at 2062 West 29th Street (between Western and Arlington), where they will be invited inside to view the
beautifully restored interior. Several special guests have been invited to this gathering to meet and greet the strollers, including a representative from CD10 Councilman Herb Wesson's office as well as organizers from the local neighborhood associations, so we can hear first-hand details about the neighborhood from some of the very folks who call Jefferson Park home.

Stroll participants will be provided a brochure mapping out numerous
Jefferson Park neighborhood landmarks and points of interest, as well as local history highlights. This stroll is a great opportunity to view the wonderful
restorations taking place in this very unique neighborhood, and even more importantly the chance to meet and greet old and new friends alike!

2). A Woman's Journey: The Life and Work of Painter/Sculptor Artis Lane

Reception with the Artist Saturday, March 1 1 p.m. California African American Museum, 600 State Drive (Exposition Park) RSVP requested: 323-732-4223

Please join WAHA at a very special gathering with the artist Artis Lane, in honor of her first museum retrospective. This exhibition, on view through March 2, explores Lane'' 50-year career as a painter, printmaker and sculptor, with works ranging from drawings, bronzes, studio nudes, traditional portraits and busts, to more abstract creations.

Lane is famed for her painted portraits of such luminaries as Oprah Winfrey, John F. Kennedy, Armand Hammer, and Aretha Franklin. Her portrait of Rosa
Parks is on display at the National Gallery, and many well-known art patrons (including Bill Cosby, Gordon Getty, and Walter Annenberg, among others) have collected her works.

We invite you to join us as Lane talks about her life and career. Admission is free, but parking in Exposition Park is not. The California African American Museum is located at the northeast section of the park. Please do RSVP so we are sure to be able to accommodate you.**************Ideas to please picky
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