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ARENA 1 is pleased to announce “Refocus: Multicultural Focus”\, a photography exhibition organized by Sheila Pinkel.

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In 1981 the exhibiti on Multicultural Focus was mounted at Los Angeles Municipal Gallery Barnsda ll Park where Josine Starrels was Gallery Director. The exhibition was orga nized by Sheila Pinkel for the Los Angeles Center For Photographic Studies and curated by twelve artist/curators in the Los Angeles area\, three each from the Asian\, Black\, Latino\, and White communities\, The show was one of two exhibitions selected to celebrate the Los Angeles Bicentennial and i t was the first cross‐cultural exhibition of photography in the Los Angeles area. Suzanne Muchnic\, called it “the best contemporary show (of photogra phy) of the year”\, Los Angeles Times: Dec. 27\, 1981.

\n< p style="text-align: justify\;">“Refocu s: Multicultural Focus” will include current work by nineteen of the or iginal artists in the exhibition. A catalogue will accompany the exhibition providing images from the original show juxtaposed to contemporary work an d statements by participating artists. Catalogue essays by Deborah Bright\, Carla Williams and Paul Von Blum will reflect the concept of and changes t hat have taken place in multiculturalism and photography during the last th irty years.

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Participating artists are: Ardon Alger\, Don Anton\, Stephen Axelrad\, Carroll Parrott Blue\, El izabeth Bryant\, Gillian Brown\, Steve Berens\, Dennis Callwood\, Todd Gray \, Robin Lasser and Adrienne Pao\, Daniel Joseph Martinez\, Willie Robert M iddlebrook\, Patrick Nagatani\, Joan Salinger\, Rick Tejeda‐Flores\, Linda Wolf\, Nancy Webber\, Mihoko Yamagata and Bruce Yonemoto. 

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This exhibition is part of the Pacific Standard Time.

DTEND:20120129 DTSTAMP:20140418T121759 DTSTART:20120107 GEO:34.0141719;-118.4490636 LOCATION:Arena 1 Gallery\,3026 Airport Avenue \nSanta Monica\, CA 90405 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Refocus: Multicultural Focus\, Ardon Alger\, Don Anton\, Don Gregor io Antón\, Stephen Axelrad\, Stephen Berens\, Steve Berens\, Carroll Parrot t Blue\, Gillian Brown\, Elizabeth Bryant\, Dennis Callwood\, Todd Gray\, R obin Lasser\, Daniel Joseph Martinez\, Willie Robert Middlebrook\, Patrick Nagatani\, Adrianne Pao\, Joan Salinger\, Rick Tejada-Flores\, Nancy Webber \, Linda Wolf\, Mihoko Yamagata\, Bruce Yonemoto UID:197796 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR