In the Spotlight: ELAC arts continue strong through fall semester

By Jesus Figueroa

East Los Angeles College’s Theatre and Music Departments as well the Vincent Price Art Museum continue this semester with multiple events for the month of November.

The Music Department will host an ELAC student recital at noon on Nov. 6 at the S2 Recital Hall.

Admission to the recital is free to ELAC students and the community.

The Los Angeles Wire Choir, a jazz guitar ensemble, will take the stage for November’s First Friday Jazz series performance scheduled for Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. also in the S2 Recital Hall.

The price of admission is $12 general and $6 for student.

For more information contact ELAC’s Music Department office (323) 265-8894.

The VPAM brings artist Shizu Saldamando for a book signing and discussion at the VPAM on Nov. 9 starting at 1 p.m.

Saldamando will be signing the catalogue for her exhibit “When You Sleep: A Survey of Shizu Saldamando” currently on display at the Small Gallery of the VPAM.

The catalogue was crowdfunded last Spring with help from VPAM Director Karen Rapp.

It was produced specifically to accompany Saldamando’s first solo museum exhibit.

The catalog includes prints of some of the art on exhibit as well as containing artwork by Saldamando, which is not in exhibit.

The book signing, discussion and entrance to the exhibit is free to the public.

“When You Sleep” closes at the VPAM on Dec. 7.

Admission to the VPAM is free to the commmunity.

Theatre Department brings “A Macbeth!” to the stage, premiering on Nov. 15 at 8 p.m.

The play will be interactive and include audience participation.

It will jump off stage and include different elements not normally used in plays, such as encouraging the audience to use their cell phones to interact with characters on stage.

Performances are scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday matinee and evening and Sunday matinee.


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