Saturday, May 18, 2013

Curator Talk: Where Bohemians Gathered

Print Culture on the Arroyo Seco



  • Location: Library Main Gallery
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sponsor: Library


In the early decades of the 20th century, Oxy's student newspaper was printed at nearby Abbey San Encino under the guidance of "master printer" Clyde Browne. In addition to a print shop, the Abbey had a wedding chapel, artists' studios and even a dungeon for Oxy student parties.  The story of Clyde Browne's Abbey is just one of many related to the community of artisans that settled around the Los Angeles River in Northeast L.A. 

Arriving in 1905, Browne joined others who were drawn to the austere beauty of the Arroyo Seco—the seasonally dry riverbed that stretches from Los Angeles to Pasadena.  Four generations of artists, writers, printers, educators, collectors, and taste-makers influenced what has come to be known as Arroyo Culture. Exhibit curator Jessica Holada, of the Southern California Chapter of the American Printing History Association, will give an illustrated lecture on the colorful characters whose artistic careers and printed works are part of our current exhibit, Where Bohemians Gathered: Print Culture on the Arroyo Seco 1895-1947. (exhibit description)

Exhibit curator, Jessica Holada, will give an illustrated lecture on the colorful characters whose printed works are on display.

Our community friends are welcome! Stree parking on Campus Road. Seating is first come first served. Please note that the Library is closed on Saturday, May 18, and open only from 10:30am to 1pm for this special event.