Brand Library's Art and Culture Series

March 2, 2018

Brand Library's schedule is jam-packed with music series, craft programs, exhibitions, and so much more. Check out the schedule to plan your culturally immersive day!

 

 

Brand Associates Music Series | Helix Collective

Saturday | March 3, 2018 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Contact: Blair

Free

 

The fabulous Helix Collective performs on the Brand Associates Music Series on March 3! They will be presenting LA Stories - bringing together poets, writers, composers, and musicians to celebrate the beauty and diversity of Los Angeles. Join us for an amazing afternoon concert! Sponsored by the Brand Associates so admission is free. A reception will follow the concert. Click here for more information. 

 

 

 

Brand Associates Book Sale

Friday - Sunday | March 9 - 11, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

The Brand Associates host a three-day sale to support art and music programs at Brand Library!


Come browse the great selection of scores, books, CDs, vinyl, art & auction catalogs. Artwork from the Brand Associates’ collections will also be available.


WHEN: Friday, March 9 - Sunday, March 11, 10am - 5pm in Brand Library Recital Hall.

 

 

 

Tour the Historic Brand Library & Art Center

Saturday | March 10, 2018 | 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

 

Sign up for the next tour of historic Brand Library!


Jackie Davis is a volunteer docent for The Glendale Historical Society and Pasadena Heritage. Among other assignments, Jackie leads tours of the Edmands House (a CA interpretation of the English Cotswold Cottage-English Arts and Crafts style) located in Pasadena and the Doctor's House Museum in Brand Park.

 

Jackie will also share information about the renovation and historic restoration that took place between 2012 and 2014.
Meet at the top of the stairs on the west side of the building and wear comfortable shoes!

RSVP to info@brandlibrary.org or call 818-548-2051.  Tour generously sponsored and organized by Brand Associates.

 

Brand Associates Music Series | Chika Inoue

Saturday | March 24, 2018 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Contact: Blair

Free

 

The award winning classical saxophonist Chika Inoue performs with pianist Mary Au. Admission is free, sponsored by the Brand Associates. A reception will follow the concert. For more information on Chika Inoue please visit http://www.chikainoue.com/

Click here for more event information. 

 

 

 

Exhibition Opening Reception | Continuity and Rupture: An Armenian Family Odyssey

Saturday | March 24, 2018 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Contact: Shannon

Free

 

Continuity and Rupture: An Armenian Family Odyssey traces the lives of the Dildilian family through the last decades of the Ottoman Empire and the violent eradication of Armenians from their homeland in the 1915 genocide.

Drawing upon the family archive consisting of thousands of photographs, glass negatives, drawings, artwork, documents, letters, and family heirlooms, this exhibition provides a unique perspective of a tumultuous time through the lens of one Armenian family.

Join us at Brand Library & Art Center for this special historical exhibition on view from March 24th through April 27th. All events are free and open to the public.

The story begins in the 1870s, tracing the lives of the Dildilians through the last decades of the declining Ottoman Empire. The rupture created by the genocide and their eventual exile from their homeland in 1922 play a central role in the story. While the surviving members of the family rebuilt their lives in their adopted countries of Greece, France, and the United States, the Dildilians never forgot the life they left behind. The story is a painful one, encompassing the violent eradication of Armenians from their 3,000-year old homeland. Yet the photographic narrative also testifies to the cultural, educational, and commercial achievements of this proud nation. Armenians were among the first photographers in the Middle East. Their talents soon gave them a dominant role in the profession.

Many of the photographs gathered for this exhibition were taken by Tsolag and Aram Dildilian over the course of 34 years in the cities, towns, and countryside of central Anatolia and the Black Sea Coast. Other members of the family worked in the studio as it expanded across the region. The next generation continued the family legacy of photography in Greece and the United States through the 1970s. The photographs and glass negatives in the family archive number in the thousands – a truly unique treasure unmatched by Armenian families who survived the genocide. Additional photographs from private collections and the archive of Anatolia College have been incorporated into the exhibition.

The texts of the exhibition were written by Armen T. Marsoobian, the grandson of Tsolag Dildilian. They are based upon the written and oral memoirs of two generations of storytellers. Written accounts beginning with Tsolag in the 1920s were greatly expanded upon by his brother Aram in the subsequent decades. The women of the Dildilian family also give written and oral accounts including that of Tsolag and Aram’s sister Haiganouch as conveyed by her daughter Maritsa.

On View: March 24 - April 27, 2018 Click here for more information. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brand Associates Music Series | Kariné Poghosyan

Thursday | April 12, 2018 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Contact: Blair

Free

 

Award winning concert pianist and Manhattan School of Music faculty Kariné Poghosyan performs an all Khachaturian program at Brand Library. Admission is free. Sponsored by the Brand Associates. A reception will follow the concert. Click here for more information. 

 

 

 

Make It! | A Family Craft Program

Saturday | April 14, 2018 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Contact: Caley

Free

 

Get creative at this family craft program!
This hands-on crafts program for families will give participants ages 4 and up a chance to express themselves. Kids 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Each program is limited to 20 kids plus accompanying adults.

 

 

 

Tour the Historic Brand Library & Art Center

Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

 

Sign up for the next tour of historic Brand Library!

 

Renowned international tour guide, Joemy Wilson, author of "Coming Up on Your Left: A Tour Guide's Guidebook," will share the fascinating story of the Brand Family and "Miradero" the historic family home that is now Brand Library. Joemy will also share information about the renovation and historic restoration that took place between 2012 and 2014. Meet at the top of the stairs on the west side of the building and wear comfortable shoes!

RSVP to info@brandlibrary.org or call 818-548-2051.
Tour generously sponsored and organized by Brand Associates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brand Associates Music Series | String Harmonies

Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Contact: Blair

Free

 

The fantastic trio String Harmonies consists of Antranik Kizirian-Oud, Yervand Kalajian-Violin and Vik Momjian-Bass. They play traditional Armenian folk, classical music, jazz and world music. Sponsored by the Brand Associates and admission is free. A reception will follow the concert. Click here for more information.

 

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Glendale City Hall, 613 East Broadway

(818) 548-4844