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Datebook: Events, exhibits, classes for the week ahead

December 5, 2011 |  7:00 am

Renegade craft fair
Home and garden events are listed below. Suggest your own via reader comments. No store promotions and no frivolous links, please. Due to windstorm damage, it is advisable to call ahead and make sure venues are open.   

Dec. 6: Marla Carter and Esme Gibson lead a class on creating a wreath using fresh greens from arboretum grounds. Bring gardening gloves, clippers and wire cutters and decorations. 10 a.m. to noon. $25 to $30. Ayres Hall, Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Registration required: (626) 821-4623.

Dec. 9:  More than 20 local artists sell their works at the Clayhouse annual sale. 4 to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 10. Free. 2909 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 828-7071.

Dec. 10: The Pelican Courtyard Flea Market for new and vintage finds takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month. Free. 124 Tustin Ave., Newport Beach.

Dec. 10: Bauer Pottery hosts its annual sale of factory seconds and samples up to 60% off retail prices. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 10-11. 3051 Rosslyn St., Los Angeles. (818) 500-0666.

Dec. 10: Gamble House docents lead a walk around the historic Arroyo Terrace neighborhood, a National Register historic district that is home to nine Greene & Greene houses as well as the architecture of Myron Hunt, Edwin Bergstrom, Elmer Grey and D. M. Renton. 10 a.m. $15. Reservations required: (626) 793-3334 Ext. 52.

Dec. 10-11: More than 200 vendors sell handmade wares at the second annual Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market, shown above. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring St., Los Angeles.

Dec. 10-11: Descanso Gardens volunteers sell handmade items at the Holiday Craft Boutique. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 10-11. Included in regular gardens admission of $3 to $8. 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. (818) 949-4200.

Dec. 10: More than 30 shops in the 4th Street District, Long Beach's retro row stretching from Junipero to Cherry streets, host sales and refreshments during an annual shopping and food truck event. Noon to 8 p.m.

Dec. 10: Fairview Gardens and the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network host Patricia Foreman, author of “City Chicks: Keeping Micro-flocks of Chickens as Garden Helpers, Compost Makers, Bio-recyclers and Local Food Suppliers.” 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens, 598 N Fairview Ave., Goleta. $40. (805) 967-7369.

Dec. 10: Society of Architectural Historians host a lecture and book signing centered on modern architect Edward Durell Stone led by his son, Hicks Stone. 4 p.m. Free. Ed Cella Art & Architecture, 6018 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 525-0053.

Dec. 10: Dave Lannom, professor of horticulture at Mt. San Antonio College, leads this introduction to pruning. Learn about tools and proper technique for shrubs and trees. 9 a.m. to noon. $25 to $32. Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Registration required: (626) 821-4623.

Dec. 11: Los Angeles Modern Auctions holds a sale of California design including a 1907 Greene & Greene linen press, a 1925 Armand-Albert Rateau dining chair, a Charles and Ray Eames Museum of Modern Art prototype chair and a custom table and chair designed by Richard Neutra in the 1940s. Auction begins at noon. Preview from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Dec. 10. 16145 Hart St. Van Nuys. (323) 904-1950.


Chinese mirrors: The exhibit “Ancient Chinese Bronze Mirrors From the Lloyd Cotsen Collection” spans 3,000 years and highlights 80 highly decorative pieces. Ends May 14. $6 to $20. Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. (626) 405-2100.

Beatrice Wood: “Beatrice Wood: Career Woman — Drawings, Paintings, Vessels, and Objects,” a survey devoted to the noted ceramist. Ends March 3. $3 to $5. Santa Monica Museum of Art, 2525 Michigan Ave., G-1. (310) 586-6488.

Ceramics: The American Museum of Ceramic Art reopens at a new location with “Common Ground: Ceramics in Southern California 1945-1975.” The survey of midcentury Southern California ceramics features more than 50 artists, including Elaine Katzer, Anthony Ivins, Otto and Vivika Heino and Betty Davenport. $4 to $5. Ends March 31. 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. (909) 865-3146.

Craft show: In conjunction with the regional arts campaign “Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980,” Craft in America present “The Eighties,” an exhibition of California crafts. Participating artists include Steven Portigal, Tres Feltman and David Wulfeck from the UCLA Ceramics master of fine arts program; Kerry Feldman, who studied with glass artist Richard Marquis at UCLA; and Keiko Fukazawa, who studied with ceramic artist Ralph Baccera at Otis College of Art. Vintage work will be shown in the Craft in America Study Center through Dec. 31,  8415 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles. (323) 951-0610.

California craft: Craft in America and the Craft and Folk Art Museum present the survey “Golden State of Craft: California 1960-1985,” an exhibition of more than 70 pieces by 65 influential innovators. Ends June 3. 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. $5 to $7. (323) 937-4230.

Maison de Luxe: Designers Barclay Butera, Holly Hunt, Kathryn Ireland, Oliver Furth and others present the latest design house at the Greystone Mansion. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Ends Dec. 22. Tickets $35. 905 Loma Vista Drive, Beverly Hills.

Maloof exhibition: “The House That Sam Built: Sam Maloof and Art in the Pomona Valley, 1945-1985” showcases about 30 pieces by the acclaimed woodworker with about 80 works by friends and colleagues. Maloof’s circle included painters Millard Sheets, Phil Dike and Karl Benjamin; sculptors Albert Stewart, Betty Davenport Ford and John Svenson; ceramists Harrison McIntosh and Otto and Gertrud Natzler; enamelists Jean and Arthur Ames; wood turner Bob Stocksdale; and fiber artist Kay Sekimachi. Ends Jan. 30. Included in admission of $6 to $20. MaryLou and George Boone Gallery, Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. (626) 405-2100.

McCoy exhibit: “Sympathetic Seeing: Esther McCoy and the Heart of American Modernist Architecture and Design” includes photographs, texts and videos covering the architectural historian’s work with R.M. Schindler, first as a draftswoman and later as a critic. Also covers her unsuccessful campaign to save Irving Gill's 1916 Dodge House in West Hollywood. $6 to $7. Ends Jan 8. MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, 835 N. Kings Road, West Hollywood. (323) 651-1510.

Midcentury design: “California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way” features more than 300 objects including furniture, ceramics, metalwork, fashion and graphic design. Ends June 3. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Regularly $10 to $15. Free admission to residents of L.A. County after 5 on some evenings. (323) 857-6010.

Woodworking: More than 30 bowls and other exemplary works by Sam Maloof, Ed Moulthrop and Bob Stocksdale, along with recently discovered correspondence and related documents, are on exhibit as a part of the Maloof historic residence tour. “In Words and Wood: Sam Maloof, Bob Stocksdale & Ed Moulthrop continues through Jan. 28. Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts, 5131 Carnelian St., Alta Loma.

— Lisa Boone

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Photo credit: Renegade Craft Fair