Past Events

  • 2019 Events

    CONFESS: An Installation by Trina McKillen

    January 19 - March 30, 2019

    Conversation with the Artist

    Murphy Hall, Sat, Jan 19, 5 – 6 PM

    Trina McKillen will discuss the development of her artwork in the exhibition "Confess." She will be joined by Dr. Cecilia González-Andrieu, Associate Professor of Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University, and Karen Rapp, director of the Laband Art Gallery. Reception to follow.

    Opening Reception for the Artist

    Laband Art Gallery, Sat, Jan 19, 6 – 8 PM

    Lecture by Dr. Kathleen McChesney - "Secrets, Scandal, and Shame: What We Know About Sex Abuse in the Church"

    Hilton 100, Thu, Feb 7, 4:30 PM, Reception to follow

    Dr. Kathleen McChesney is a former executive director of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Office of Child and Youth Protection and former FBI executive. She is President of Kinsale Management Consulting, a firm that works with dioceses and religious communities regarding clergy misconduct and high-risk behaviors.

    Breaking Bread Community Conversations

    Saturday, February 9, 2019 | 10AM - 12PM
    Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 5:45PM - 8PM

    Breaking Bread: Community Conversations are meant to create a less formal space for discussion about the Clerical Sex Abuse Crisis. Each program will begin promptly at the Laband Art Gallery for a tour of the exhibition, "Confess: An Installation by Trina McKillen." The group will then have a sit-down meal together and engage in discussion about current issues in light of the exhibition and the Catholic church. Group discussion will be facilitated by members of the Theological Studies Faculty. Breaking Bread events are co-sponsored by Laband Art Gallery and the Academy for Catholic Thought and Imagination.

    This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required to secure a place, limited to 30 registrants.

    Liturgy of Lament

    Sacred Heart Chapel, Tue, Feb 19, 5:30 PM
    Theological Studies & Campus Ministry

    Exhibition tour led by Trina McKillen

    Laband Art Gallery, Thu, Feb 21, 5:30 PM

    Book Signing & Reception

    Laband Art Gallery, Sat, Mar 23, 1:30 – 3:30 PM

    Full-color catalogue of Confess will be available for purchase.

    Our Partners for CONFESS

    Our exhibition-related events are made possible through the partnership and support of LMU's Irish Studies Program, the Office of Mission and Ministry and the Academy of Catholic Thought and Imagination, and the Dean's Office of the College of Communication and Fine Arts.

    Young Contemporaries 2019

    35th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

    On view April 25 - May 11, 2019

    Opening Reception

    Laband Art Gallery, Wed. Apr 24, 5 – 7PM

    Celebrate the end of the school-year with students whose artwork was juried into our Young Contemporaries 2019 show.

    Artists' Walkthrough

    Laband Art Gallery, Wed. May 1, 12 – 1PM

    Hear directly from our artists as they lead an informal conversation in the gallery

  • 2018 Events

    Opening Reception – New Threads: Perspectives in Contemporary Fiber Art

    Saturday, January 27, 2 - 5 p.m., Laband Art Gallery

    Warm Hands, Warm Hearts: Drop-in Knitting with Iggy's Yarnsters

    Wed. Feb. 7 and Feb 14, 12 - 1 p.m., Dunning Courtyard

    Meet Iggy's Yarnsters, co-sponsors of this event, who will teach you how to crochet or knit your own hand warmers. Supplies and a sweet treat will be provided at this make-and-take meet-up.

    Yarn Bombing Los Angeles "hits" The Laband: Public Yarnbombing Session

    Sat. Feb. 17, 12 - 3 p.m., Dunning Courtyard

    All ages and skill levels are welcome to join Yarn Bombing Los Angeles for an informal public yarnbombing session. We will have tools and materials on hand for you to add your creation to enhance Dunning Courtyard.

    Student-led Docent tours of New Threads

    Laband Art Gallery

    • Sat. Feb. 3 @ 2 p.m.
    • Wed. Feb. 21 @ 2 p.m.
    • Thu. Mar. 1@ 2 p.m.

    Walkthrough with Artists in New Threads*

    Thu. Mar 15, 5 - 6 p.m., Laband Art Gallery

    Co-sponsored with LMU's Department of Art & Art History and Iggy's Yarnsters.

    34th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

    Young Contemporaries 2018

    Opening Reception: Wed., April 18, 5 - 8 pm
    The Laband's reception will be held in conjunction with the 2018 Fine Arts Senior Exhibition in the Thomas P. Kelly Gallery.

    Awards Ceremony: Wed. April 25, begins at 5 pm

    Artists' Walkthrough: Thu. April 26, 5 - 6 pm

    Judy Dater: Only Human

    Artist's Lecture, Murphy Hall

    Friday, Oct 5, 12:15 -1:15pm
    Judy Dater will give an overview of the work in the exhibition and discuss how it relates to her lifelong practice
    (This lecture is part of KaleidoLA Speaker Series)

    Opening Reception with Artist's Talk + Book Signing, Laband Art Gallery

    Saturday, Oct. 6, 2 - 5pm (Remarks will begin at 3pm)
    Celebrate the opening of "Judy Dater: Only Human" and meet the artist

    Artist's Walkthrough, Laband Art Gallery

    Tuesday, Oct. 9, 11 am – 1pm
    Drop in for an informal tour of the exhibition with the artist

    The Voice of a Critic and Friend, Laband Art Gallery

    Thursday, Nov. 1, 5 – 6 pm
    Curator Donna Stein discusses her lifelong friendship with Judy Dater

  • 2017 Events

    Carolyn Castaño Preview Lecture

    Carolyn Castaño will give a preview lecture as part of the KaleidoLA Speaker Series.

    Friday, September 8, 12:15 - 1:15 p.m., Murphy Recital Hall

    Artist's Reception – Carolyn Castaño: A Female Topography, 2001 - 2017

    Saturday, September 23, 3 - 6 p.m., Laband Art Gallery

    Curator Walkthrough

    Walk through with Carolyn Castaño and Karen Rapp, curator.

    Wednesday, November 15, 5:30 p.m., Laband Art Gallery
    Reception to follow in the courtyard

    Carolyn Castaño in conversation with Bill Kelley, Jr.

    Wednesday, December 6, 5:30 p.m., Burns Fine Arts Center, room 211

    Artists Reception & Awards Ceremony – Young Contemporaries 2017

    Thursday April 27, 2017, 5 - 7 p.m.

    Opening Reception – Young Contemporaries 2017

    Wednesday April 19, 2017, 6 - 8 p.m.

    Closing Performance: Jimena Sarno: pluto return

    Sunday, March 19, 2017, 6 p.m.
    Laband Art Gallery

    Drawing from the United States' astrological birth chart, the sound installation pluto return questions systems of knowledge and brings an awareness of our dark sides and fears.

    Panel Discussion: Nepantla: Within the Thresholds of Changes

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 4 - 6 p.m.
    Malone Hall, 112

    Panelists discuss Gloria Anzaldua's concept of nepantla, a Nahuatl concept that represents an in - between space where healers work.

    Film Screening and Q&A with the Artist: Marnie Weber: The Day of Forevermore

    Friday, February 17, 2017, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
    Mayer Theater, Communication Arts Building

    Weber's film examines the relationships between a young witch and an old witch who has sold her soul to the devil.

    Gallery Talk: Dr. Amanda Herring

    Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 4 p.m.
    Laband Art Gallery

    LMU Art Historian Amanda Herring discusses the classic concept of the psychopomp and its relationship to the exhibition.

    Opening Performance: Patrick Michael Ballard & Nathan Bockelman: MUKRAKER

    Saturday, January 21, 2017, 4 - 6 p.m. (Performance begins at 5 p.m.)
    Laband Art Gallery

    Ballard and Bockelman present a surreal performance about a youth in the throes of simulated wig drama who seek solace in the image of a leader's identity fervor.

  • 2016 Events

    Talk: David E. James, Avant-Garde Film in Los Angeles in the Early 1940s

    Thursday October 20, 2016, 7pm
    LMU, Animation Drawing Room, Communication Arts Building, Room 310

    USC Professor David E. James discussed his book The Most Typical Avant-Garde: History and Geography of Minor Cinemas in Los Angeles (2006).

    Stretching Time: A Slow Arts Festival

    Saturday, October 8, 2016, 4-7pm
    Burns Fine Arts Complex

    Animation, music, dance and food at a slower pace. This event is co-organized by the Bellarmine Forum and the Laband Art Gallery.

    Talk: Professor Nigel Raab, Learning from Each Other, Early Soviet & American Film

    Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 9-10am
    Communication Arts, Mayer Theater

    Gallery Walkthrough with Curator Tom Klein and Opening Reception

    Thursday, September 22, 2016, 3-6pm
    Walkthrough (3pm) Opening Reception (4-6pm)

    LMU Chair of Animation and Curator of the exhibition led a walkthrough of the exhibition followed by an opening reception.

    Artists' Reception & Awards Ceremony – Young Contemporaries 2016

    Thursday, April 28, 2016, 5-7pm

    Opening Reception – Young Contemporaries 2016

    Thursday, April 14, 2016, 6-8pm

    Talk: The Dark Side: Your Personal Archive, Data Collection, & Privacy

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 5-7pm
    Seaver Science Hall 100

    Other types of archiving and data collection are occurring on a daily basis around our shopping, browsing, and physical location. Where is this information going and how do citizens protect their privacy in a digital age? Guest speakers are Dr. Douglas Thomas, professor of Communication in the Annenberg School at USC and Dr. John Nockleby, LMU Law School. These guest speakers, will be introduced by Dr. Jason Jarvis of LMU, Dept of Communication Studies who did his Dissertation Research on Anonymous/hactivist and the event is co-organized with the Department of Communication Studies.

    Conversation: Gaming, Its Past and Its Future, Tracy Fullerton & Tom Klein

    Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 7pm
    LMU, Von der Ahe Building, Room 190

    USC Game Designer/Professor Tracy Fullerton and LMU Animation Professor Tom Klein will discuss how traditions of analog and digital game design inform the creative process of current video game development. This event is co-organized with the School of Film and Television. Read a recent article about Tracy Fullerton in the LA Times.

    DIY Archiving Workshop & Exhibition Tour

    Saturday. February 13, 2016, 9:30am-12:30pm
    Von der Ahe Suite 322, William H. Hannon Library

    Learn how to best preserve your treasured documents, images, and objects, both print and digital. The workshop will be followed by a tour of the exhibition with curator Carolyn Peter.

    Ask An Archivist Panel

    Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 5:30-7pm
    Von der Ahe Suite 322, William H. Hannon Library

    Archivists from diverse archives across Southern California will discuss the relationship between researchers and the work of archivists.

    Talk: Nuala Creed & Brewster Kahle & Opening Reception

    Saturday, January 23, 2016, 2-5pm
    Artist's Talk (2-3pm) Reception (3-5pm)
    Murphy Recital Hall and Laband Art Gallery

    Internet Archive Founder Brewster Kahle and artist Nuala Creed offer insight in the archive and the unique artistic commission. The talk will be followed by reception. The talk is co-organized by the Laband Art Gallery and KaleidoLA: The Speaker Series of the Department of Art and Art History.

    Free Little Libraries

    January 23 - March 20, 2016

    Dotted across LMU's campus are Free Little Libraries where you can take a book and/or leave a book. Stop by the Laband or the Hannon Library for a map and go on a treasure hunt to locate them all.

  • 2015 Events

    Dancing Touching Strangers

    Tuesday, October 27 and Wednesday, November 4, 7pm
    Laband Art Gallery

    For two nights, a series of dance duet—inspired by Richard Renaldi's photographs and his concept of "touching strangers"—will enliven the gallery space. Like the people in Renaldi's photographs, the dancers will come together from various communities. The duets are choreographed by LMU Professor Rosalynde LeBlanc Loo. The event is in collaboration with LMU's Dance Program.

    Monticello Wakes – World Premiere Opera on the Life of Sally Hemings

    October 16, 17 & 18
    Murphy Recital Hall

    Garrett Fisher music & libretto I Tim Appelo libretto I Ken Cerniglia director I Tori Ellison visual design
    Monticello Wakes investigates American identity at a nexus of conflicting ideals and actions.

    Human Library

    Wednesday, October 21, 12-3pm
    Laband Art Gallery and Dunning Courtyard

    In collaboration with the William H. Hannon Library, the Laband will host LMU's fourth annual Human Library, as a part of an international movement designed to promote dialogue, reduce prejudices, and encourage understanding between strangers simply through the art of one-on-one conversation.

    Artist's Talk: Richard Renaldi and Opening Reception

    Saturday, September 12, 3-6pm
    Murphy Recital Hall and Laband Art Gallery

    Photographer Richard Renaldi will discuss his work at 3pm followed by a reception celebrating the opening of the exhibition at 4pm. The talk is co-organized by the Laband Art Gallery and KaleidoLA: The Speaker Series of the Department of Art and Art History.

    Artists' Reception & Awards Ceremony – Young Contemporaries 2015

    Wednesday, April 29, 5-7pm

    Opening Reception – Young Contemporaries 2015

    Thursday, April 16, 2015, 6-8pm

    South African Theater, 1980s-2000s

    Tuesdays, January 27, February 24, and March 10, 7pm
    Laband Art Gallery

    LMU students perform three staged readings from South African theater celebrating the fall of apartheid and exploring the challenges faced in the post-apartheid era. Directed by Professor Kevin Wetmore.

    Tuesday, January 27, 7pm
    Born in the RSA by Barney Simon and the Original Cast (1986)

    Tuesday, February 24, 7pm
    Valley Song by Athol Fugard (1995)

    Tuesday, March 10, 7pm
    Some Mothers' Sons by Mike van Graan (2007)

    Professor Kevin Wetmore will give a brief talk on post-apartheid South Africa and the HIV/AIDS epidemic before the performance.

    Gallery Walkabout & Opening Reception

    Saturday, January 24
    Walkthrough with Kim Berman (2-3pm), Reception (3-5pm)
    Laband Art Gallery

    Lecture - Kim Berman "The APS Story"

    Thursday, January 22, 7pm
    Ahmanson Auditorium, University Hall Ground Floor, LMU

    Printmaking Demonstration with Artist Proof Studio Co-Founder & Artist Kim Berman

    Thursday, January 22, 11am-1:30pm
    Printmaking Studio, Burns Fine Arts Complex, LMU

  • 2014 Events

    The Virgin of Guadalupe: Processions & Pilgrimages

    November 14, 12:15pm
    Murphy Recital Hall

    Dr. Karen Mary Davalos, professor of Chicana/o Studies, Dr. Kirstin Noreen, professor of Art History, and Dr. David Sánchez, associate professor of Theological Studies will offer different perspectives on the Virgin of Guadalupe, processions, and pilgrimages. This talk is co-organized by the Laband Art Gallery and KaleidoLA: The Speaker Series of the Department of Art and Art History.

    Journeys in Sound & Dance

    Tuesday, October 7, 12:15pm and Thursday, October 23, 7pm
    Laband Art Gallery

    LMU sound artist David Karagianis, and LMU faculty choreographer Rosalynde Loo, along with LMU students, led us in unique journeys through the exhibition and beyond. Each performance will be a new experience.

    72 Miles Across LA, Mark Ruwedel and Nigel Raab in Conversation with Carolyn Peter

    Sunday, October 5, 2pm
    Laband Art Gallery

    Artist Mark Ruwedel and urban hiker (and LMU associate professor of history) Nigel Raab will tell stories about the seventy-two-and a half mile adventures they took across Los Angeles and discuss their parallel, but unique, projects about the megalopolis.

    Artists' Talk & Opening Reception

    Saturday, September 13, Artists' Talk (2:30–4pm), Reception (4–6pm)
    Murphy Recital Hall and Laband Art Gallery

    Join us for a conversation with artists Kim Abeles, Gabrielle Ferrer, Erin Mallea, and Diane Meyer at 2:30pm and then come celebrate with the artists at an opening reception from 4-6pm.

    Artist Reception & Awards Ceremony – 30th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

    May 1, 2014, 5-7pm

    Opening Reception – 30th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

    April 10, 2014, 6-8pm

    Music in Prisons: Film Screening & Panel Discussion

    Sunday, February 16, 2014, 2-4pm
    Murphy Recital Hall, LMU

    Screening of ethnomusicologist Ben Harbert's Follow Me Down: Portraits of Louisiana Prison Musicians followed by a discussion with Wayne Kramer, former member of the band MC5, songwriter, and founder of Jail Guitar Doors who spent time behind bars, along with former prison music instructor Thomas Tedesco.

    Fine Arts in Prison: Panel Discussion

    Sunday, February 9, 2014, 2-3:30pm
    Murphy Recital Hall, LMU

    Formerly incarcerated artists, Franky Carrillo and Daniel Galindo, prison art instructor Tom Skelly, and former warden Lori Sheridan will examine the importance of the arts in prison.

  • 2013 Events

    Closing Reception for Tapping the Third Realm

    Sunday, December 8, 12-4pm
    OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery and LMU's Laband Art Gallery

    Artist Amanda Yates Garcia is the City Oracle ready to answer questions at LMU while at OTIS Annie Buckley offers a brief history and readings from her new project "The People's Tarot" and Guru Rugu hosts the experimental meditation center of los angeles for a closing ceremony of group realm-tapping.

    Full Moon Event II: The Atomic Priesthood

    Sunday, November 17, 4-6pm
    Starts at OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery

    Join New York based artist Bryan McGovern Wilson on a journey from the Ben Maltz Gallery to the Laband Art Gallery filled with obstacles and devotion led by an Atomic Priest and overseen by the moon. The Atomic Priesthood is an ongoing, multidisciplinary art project that draws from the unique history and conditions of nuclear waste management. This ritual/performance is steeped in ecological stewardship, advocacy, and strategies for deep-time communication. Program begins at OTIS at 4pm and finishes at LMU by 6pm. Dress for the late afternoon weather and wear walking shoes.

    Tapping the Third Realm with Artist Ruth Ann Anderson: Creating an Artist Book

    Saturday, November 16, 9am-4pm
    OTIS Ahmanson Hall, 1st Floor Check-in

    A workshop focused on accessing your spiritual self through the creation of a handmade artist book. Explore a spiritual approach to art-making including use of self-reflection, transformation, and the cyclical nature of the full moon. Class materials included.

    Exploration of the Labyrinth with artist Linda Ekstrom

    Saturday, November 9, 2pm

    Artist Linda Ekstrom shares the history of the labyrinth as a tool for meditation and prayer. Meet at the Playa Vista Labyrinth designed by Beth Thielen at Crescent Park at 2pm. Afterwards join curators Meg Linton and Carolyn Peter for a tour of Tapping the Third Realm at LMU's Laband Art Gallery and OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery.

    Full Moon Event I: The Summoning – a site specific theatrical performance

    Friday, October 18, 7-9pm

    Under the direction of Professor Kevin Wetmore, LMU Theatre Arts students perform a site-specific Renaissance-inspired work at LMU's Laband Art Gallery and lead the audience on a spiritual and physical journey to the OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery. Program begins at LMU at 7pm and finishes at OTIS by 9pm.

    A Literary Evening with Author Alicia Gaspar de Alba

    Wednesday, October 16, 6pm
    LMU William H. Hannon Library, Von der Ahe Suite, 3rd Floor

    Alicia Gaspar de Alba reads from her book Calligraphy of the Witch (2012) followed by a conversation with Tapping the Third Realm curators Meg Linton and Carolyn Peter. This event is co-sponsored by LMU's William H. Hannon Library, Laband Art Gallery, Chicana/o Studies, and Chicano Latino Student Services, and OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery.

    Gallery Talk by British artist Chris Bucklow and New Zealand artist Dane Mitchell

    Tuesday, September 24, 12:15pm-1:15pm
    LMU Laband Art Gallery

    Learn first hand about the realms that Bucklow and Mitchell tap into through their artistic practices with a walk through the Laband. This event is generously sponsored by LMU's College of Communication and Fine Arts Visiting Artists and Lectures Series.

    Opening Reception – Fall Equinox Celebration

    Sunday, September 22
    OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery (3pm-5pm), LMU Laband Art Gallery (4pm-6pm)

    Meet the artists and join us for a ritual art performance by the Mythic Players, sponsored by Temple of the Goddess, directed by Xia and Ananda at 3:15pm (OTIS) and 4:45pm (LMU).

    Press Fest Typography, Letterpress, Bookbinding Demonstrations, and Exhibition Tour

    Saturday, March 16, 1-4pm
    Laband Art Gallery

    Come for a fun-filled day of hands-on demonstrations and a tour of the exhibition. Gain insight into Gill's typefaces, engravings, and printing processes working with vintage printing presses and typecast machines. Mark Barbour, executive director and curator of the International Printing Museum and other experts will lead visitors in these hands-on investigations. Carolyn Peter, director and curator of the Laband will give a gallery walkthrough of the exhibition at 2pm. In collaboration with the International Printing Museum.

    Paul Soady Lecture: Eric Gill and the Evolution of a Typeface

    Friday, February 15, 11:15am
    Burns 211, Burns Fines Arts Complex, LMU

    Graphic Designer, letterpress printer, and author of the forthcoming book Eric Gill: The Evolution of a Typeface will give a lecture on Eric Gill, his typeface Perpetua and put it in context of the history of typography.

    The Sensual and the Spiritual: The Life and Art of Eric Gill

    Saturday, February 9, 2013, 10am-1pm
    Laband Art Gallery

    Class taught by Laband Director Carolyn Peter in collaboration with UCLA Extension. This course explores these dichotomies in Eric Gill's work and life. Held at the Laband Art Gallery, the course opens with a lecture; students then have the opportunity to look closely at the engravings, typography, and writings in the exhibition.

    Hands-On Letterpress Demonstrations for LMU Students

    with the International Printing Museum
    Tuesday, February 5, 12:15-1:30pm
    Laband Art Gallery

    Gain insight into Gill's typefaces, engravings, and printing process with a hands-on demonstration lead by Mark Barbour, executive director and curator of the International Printing Museum. Mark will bring his mobile printing exhibit on campus to explore the history of printing and books from Gutenberg to Eric Gill.

    Opening Reception - Eric Gill Iconographer

    Saturday, January 26, 2013
    Lecture by curator Thomas Lucas, S.J. (3pm), Reception (4-6pm)

  • 2012 Events

    Closing Ceremony - Return to the Sea

    Saturday, December 8, 1-4pm

    On this last day of the show, everyone was invited to gather the salt from Motoi's "Floating Garden" and come with us by bus or car to Dockweiler Beach in Playa del Rey Beach where we will return the salt to the Pacific Ocean. Artist Motoi Yamamato joined us via Skype and Zen Buddhist Bishop Jongmae Park will offer reflections. There was music from Shin Kanarazu Daiko - LMU's Taiko drum team at the beach as well as a salt tasting from Hepp's Salt Barrel, food, and drink!

    This exhibition was organized by the Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina. This exhibition and its programming were made possible by the College of Communication and Fine Arts, LMU Theatre Arts program, LMU Music Department, William H. Hannon Library, the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, MGS Architecture, and Moon & Associates. The salt was generously donated by Morton Salt (Newark, CA).

    Gallery Walkthrough with Laband Director Carolyn Peter

    Wednesday, November 28, 7pm
    Laband Art Gallery

    Carolyn Peter, director and curator of the Laband Art Gallery will lead a walkthrough of the exhibition.

    On the Veranda: Approach & Observation

    Lecture & Performance by Hirokazu Kosaka

    Thursday, October 18, 2012, 7pm
    Laband Art Gallery and Murphy Recital Hall

    Artist, Japanese archery master, and ordained Buddhist priest Hirokazu Kosaka will explore the themes found in Motoi Yamamoto's work placing it in the context of contemporary Japanese art and culture in general.

    Theatrical Performance of Matsukaze - Pining Wind

    Thursday, September 20, 2012, 5pm
    Burns Fine Art Center Courtyard

    In collaboration with LMU's Theatre Program and Music Department, the Laband Art Gallery will present Matsukaze [Pining Wind], a Japanese Noh Theatre piece that explores many of the same themes found in Motoi Yamamoto's work; the significance of salt, grief, humankind's relation to the natural world, and the fleeting nature of life.

    Opening Reception with the Artist

    Saturday, September 8, 2012, 4-6pm
    Laband Art Gallery

    Please join us for light hors d'oeuvres and drinks to celebrate Motoi Yamamoto and the opening of the exhibition.

    Artist's Residency & Installation - Return to the Sea

    August 29-31 and September 4-6, 2012, 10-4pm

    The public is invited to come watch the artist Motoi Yamamoto in action as he creates his site-specific salt installation "Floating Garden" on the floor of the gallery.

    Faculty Short Film Screening

    Friday, March 9, 7pm
    Mayer Theater

    Fine Arts Festival

    Friday, February 17, 2012, 6 - 9pm
    Burns Fine Art Center

    February Artist Talk Series

    Every Thursday in February, 12:15 - 1:15pm
    and Tuesday February 21st, 12:15 - 1:15pm

    Opening Reception - Remnants of the Real

    Thursday, January 26, 5 - 8pm
    Burns Fine Art Center Courtyard

  • 2011 Events

    Alumni & Current Students Dramatic Reading of Speak Truth to Power

    Thursday, November 10, 2011, 7pm

    This event was a collaboration between the Laband Art Gallery and LMU's Theatre Arts Program.

    Screening of Alumni Short Films

    October 21, 2011, 8pm
    Lawton Event Plaza

    This event was a collaboration between the Laband Art Galley and the School of Film and Television.

    Opening reception and Alumni Dance Performance

    Saturday, September 24, 2011
    Dance performance, 2:30pm, Burns Fine Art Center, Dance Studio
    Reception, 3pm, Burns Fine Arts Center, Courtyard

    This event was co-hosted by the College of Communication and Fine Arts, Alumni Relations, LMU's Dance Program and the Laband Art Gallery.

    Daniel Heyman in Conversation with Human Rights Lawyer Rosemary Healy and Closing Party

    Saturday, March 12, Conversation (3pm), Reception (4-6pm)

    Artist Daniel Heyman will join former Human Rights attorney Rosemary Healy in conversation about their experiences interviewing former Abu Ghraib detainees and victims of the Blackwater Nisour Square Massacre from 2005 to 2008. They will share their unique perspectives as an artist and an attorney and will discuss the subsequent twists and turns that their work has taken since those interviews. A reception in honor of Heyman and his exhibition will follow.

    Exploring Legal Issues in Daniel Heyman's Art #3 – Immigration to the U.S.: Legal Challenges

    Tuesday, February 22, 12-1pm, Loyola Law School, Robinson Courtroom

    Loyola Law School Professor Kathleen Kim will host a discussion of the many challenging issues facing immigrants to the United States. Panelists will include Nicole Ochi, Skadden Fellow at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Angelica Salas, Executive Director of the Coalition of Human Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, and Angelo Mathay, a former undocumented student, activist, and community organizer. Laband Art Gallery Director and Curator Carolyn Peter will introduce Heyman's series of portraits of new immigrants to the U.S. as a take - off point for the talk. This program is co-presented by the Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Law School, and Loyola Law School's Immigration Law Society. Read More About the Panelists.

    Exploring Legal Issues in Daniel Heyman's Art #2 – The Art of Resistance: America's Prison Industrial Complex

    Thursday, February 17, 7pm

    From overcrowding to poor quality healthcare to violence to a lack of preparation for re - entry into society, there are deep problems with the American prison system (particularly in California). A group of diverse panelists including artist Amitis Motevalli and LMU English and Chicano/a Studies professor Juan Mah y Busch will discuss these many issues and will explore the relationship between these domestic American prisons and the American prisons abroad such as Abu Ghraib. Director and Curator Carolyn Peter will introduce Heyman's series of portraits of African American fathers from Philadelphia who all spent time in prison in the past and the series of former Abu Ghraib detainees as a take - off point for the talk. This program is co-presented by the Laband Art Gallery, The Truth About the Fact Literary Journal of Nonfiction, and LMU's Black Students Services, and Loyola Law School.

    Alicia Partnoy Reading & Discussion with Gail Wronsky

    Thursday, February 3, 12:15-1:15pm

    International best - seller and acclaimed poet, Alicia Partnoy will give a reading of her poetry on the very personal subjects of torture and imprisonment. Partnoy was disappeared in Argentina during the military dictatorship in the 1970s. She is the author of La Escuelita - Relatos testimoniales/The Little School: Tales of Disappearances and Survival (Editorial La Bohemia, 2006/Cleis 1986, 1998) about her experiences as a political prisoner in a secret detention camp. Partnoy is an associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Loyola Marymount University. She presides over Proyecto VOS - Voices of Survivors, an organization that invites survivors of human rights abuses to lecture at universities in the United States. The event will be capped off with a discussion between Partnoy and poet/professor Gail Wronsky. Gail is the Director of Creative Writing and Syntext (Synthesizing Textualities) at Loyola Marymount University. She translated Alicia's book Volando Bajito/Little Low Flying (Red Hen Press, 2005). This program is co-presented by the Laband Art Gallery, LMU's English Department, the William H. Hannon Library, and LMU's Creative Writing Program.

    Nick Flynn Reading & Opening Reception

    Thursday, January 20, Reading (4pm), Reception (5:30-7pm)

    Writer and poet, Nick Flynn will read from his new book The Ticking is The Bomb (Norton, 2010) and from his poems Redacted (2008), a portfolio of poetry and etchings that he created in collaboration with Daniel Heyman. Flynn accompanied Heyman to Istanbul where they sat in on interviews with former Abu Ghraib detainees. This experience was the subject of a chapter in his book The Ticking is The Bomb and a February 2008 article of the same title in Esquire Magazine. Flynn is the author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (Norton, 2004) which won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award, was shortlisted for France's Prix Femina, and has been translated into thirteen languages. A film based on the book is schedule to come out in 2012 starring Paul Dano as Nick and Robert De Niro as his father. Flynn's reading will be followed by a discussion with LMU English Professor Rubén Martinez and a reception. This program is co-presented by the Laband Art Gallery, the Fletcher Jones Chair of Writing & Literature, the William H. Hannon Library, and LMU's Creative Writing Program.

    Exploring Legal Issues in Daniel Heyman's Art #1 – Bearing Witness: Daniel Heyman Public Programs; Torture in the Time of War: Legal Remedies & Ramifications

    Thursday, January 13, 12-1pm, Loyola Law School, Robinson Courtroom

    In conjunction with exhibition Bearing Witness: Daniel Heyman, this series of discussions with Loyola Law School professors, LMU professors, practicing attorneys, artists, and other experts will explore the complexities of the legal issues addressed in Daniel Heyman's art work – Civil and Criminal Legal Issues in time of war, Legal Issues and Challenges in American Prisons, and Immigration Law. Laband Art Gallery Director and Curator Carolyn Peter will introduce Heyman's art as a take - off point for each of the talks. These events will take place at Loyola Law School and the Laband Art Gallery. These programs are co-presented by the Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Law School, and Loyola Law School's International Law Society.

    In the first event of the series, panelists Loyola Law School Professor David Glazier and former human rights lawyer Rosemary Healy will discuss the possible criminal and civil remedies that can be pursued in instances such as the abuses that took place at Abu Ghraib Prison. Laband Art Gallery Director and Curator Carolyn Peter will introduce Heyman's portraits of former Abu Ghraib detainees as a take off point for the discussion. Read More About the Panelists.

    This program is co-presented by the Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Law School, and Loyola Law School's International Law Society.

  • 2010 Events

    Screening of Freedom on the Fence

    Friday March 5, 11am

    Special talk with Producer and Co-Director Andrea Marks. Co-sponsored by the Laband Art Gallery and the Dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts and the Department of Art and Art History.

    Screening of the film Reverse

    Wednesday March 3, 2010 7pm
    Mayer Theater, Loyola Marymount Univeristy

    Held in conjunction with LMU's History Department and School of Film and Television.

  • 2009 Events

    Bellarmine Forum Artist's Speak & Reception

    Saturday, October 31, 2009, Presentation (2-4pm), Reception (4-6pm)

    In conjunction with LMU's 2009 Bellarmine Forum, the Laband hosted a reception following Artist's Speak, a presentation on the subject of human vulnerability by the Theater Arts Program in Murphy Recital Hall.

    Gallery Walkthrough with Richard Ehrlich

    Thursday, October 8, 2009, 12:30–1:30pm

    An Evening of Dance and Discussion

    Thursday, October 1, 2009, 7pm

    Choreographer Kristen Smiarowski presented dance-theater work, The Key Game, created in collaboration with composer Douglas C. Wadle and performed by Rebecca Pappas. LMU student dancers Amanda Copple and Alex Crow performed original pieces in response to Richard Ehrlich's photographs. Dr. Paul Harris of LMU's English Department led a discussion with Dr. Ron Marasco of LMU's Theatre Arts Program and Dr. Kathleen B. Jones responded the performances and their relationship to the photographs. Read More.

    "Black Art": Some Food for Thought

    Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 12:15–1:30pm, Laband Art Gallery

    LMU students led discussions on selected works in the exhibition. This program was co-organized with the Office of Black Student Services.

    CAA Open House and Reception

    Sunday, March 1, 2009, 1-4pm
    Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University
    Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design

    The two galleries co-hosted receptions at both venues in conjunction with the College Arts Association's annual meeting in Los Angeles with some of the Gallery 32 artists.

    REAL TALK: The Academy, the Arts & the Community – An Evening of Art, Discourse, Music & Poetry

    Thursday, February 26, 2009, 7pm
    Laband Art Gallery and Murphy Hall, Loyola Marymount University

    In an era when the intelligentsia and the arts often get a bad rap for being separated from the greater community, this program explored how and where they intersect with the grass roots from a political, creative and racial perspective. We explored how this played out in the 1960s as well as today. Panelists and performers include Edgar Arceneaux, director, Watts House Project; Wanda Coleman; Mark Cooper, Half Empty; Terry Lenihan, assistant professor of Art, LMU; Holli Levitsky, associate professor of English, LMU; Dana Rose of Hollygrove: EMQ Families First Service Agency; and Roderick Sykes, founder of St. Elmo's Village. This evening was co-produced by the Laband Art Gallery and LMU's The Truth About The Fact: International Journal of Literary Nonfiction.

    Artists' Conversation

    Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 7:30pm, Getty Center

    In collaboration with the Laband Art Gallery, the Getty Research Institute hosted an artists' conversation with Gallery 32 Founder Suzanne Jackson and artists Betye Saar, and others.

  • 2008 Events

    Gallery Walkthrough with Stephen Berkman

    Thursday October 16, 12:30pm

    Conversation with David Wilson, Founder & Director of the Museum of Jurassic Technology, in Conjunction with Stephen Berkman

    Thursday, October 2, 7pm, Murphy Hall

    Hip Hop Discussion & Performance

    Wednesday, March 19
    6:30-7:30pm, Laband Art Gallery
    7:30-9:30pm, The Living Room, Malone Hall

    This event will promote a discussion of the cultural politics of the "Hip Hop Generation" and explore how the youth vote will impact the 2008 elections. Our discussion will emphasize the race, gender, and class diversity within Hip Hop culture and how that diversity informs national politics. We will also talk about the role of culture in student activism from the past to the present. We will start in the Laband Art Gallery with a performance and then continue the discussion in the Living Room. The evening will wrap up with a Hip Hop Voter Registration and Exhibition Closing Bash.

    1968 from the Sunset Strip to the Seine: Dissent in Los Angeles & Beyond

    Thursday March 13, 7pm, Murphy Hall, Burns Fine Arts Center

    In Los Angeles, the Black Panthers, an emerging Chicano movement, and a counterculture characterized by love-ins were challenging the status quo. At about the same time, Parisian students violently attacked the establishment and in Prague, the rock band Plastic People of the Universe joined with students to confront the communist party. Please join Dr. Nigel Raab and Dr. Nicolas Rosenthal, both of LMU's History Department to take a look back at 1968 in a global perspective.

    Robbie Conal's Full-On Dog & Pony Show

    Thursday, February 28, 7pm, Seaver 100

    Political artist Robbie Conal will present a slide lecture including a brief, anecdotal history of public protest art; war stories of 19 years of night work in major cities around the country; and a tongue-in-geek 10-minute "Guerrilla Etiquette and Postering Technique" DVD. (Notice: occasional audience participation and some assembly required."

    Weapons of Mass Dissent: Media Justice in the Making

    Wednesday, February 27, 7pm, Huesman Lounge

    Ever wonder why we seem to know more about Britney Spears than Congress' attempts to reinstate the draft? Are you fed up with mind-numbing news and television? Come and be inspired by stories of LMU students who dare to dissent from cooperate media culture by launching new and innovative independent media.

    For the Bible Tells Me So – Film Screening

    Thursday, February 21, 7pm, Hilton Auditorium

    A documentary film that explores the intersection of religion and homosexuality in America by looking at the stories of five Christian families who have a gay or lesbian family member. Presented by SPS, EIS, SHO, Campus Ministry, Theological Studies, Wellness Committee, and SHO Diversity and Social Justice Committee.

  • 2006-2007 Events

    Artist's Lecture – Tony Gleaton

    Tuesday, November 6, 2007, 7pm, Laband Art Gallery

    Panel Discussion – La Costa Chica – Three People's Experiences in Afro-Mexico

    Tuesday, November 6, 2007, 12:15-1:30pm, Laband Art Gallery

    Tony Gleaton, Janein Chavez, and Marco Villalobos will join Laband director Carolyn Peter in a discussion which explores issues of race and identity in Mexico and the United States based upon their experiences in the villages of la Costa Chica, Mexico. They visited at different time periods and for unique reasons: Gleaton went with his camera to the region in the late 1980s; Chavez went in the mid-1990s on a Fulbright to conduct anthropological research, and in the mid-2000s, Villalobos went to create films and pieces of creative writing.

    Artist talk with Wes Bausmith of the Los Angeles Times

    Saturday, October 14, 2006, 6-8pm