Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Print Culture on the Arroyo Seco

Curator Talk & Tour



  • Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 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)

Open to the general public. This is a *CSP 99 event.