Brand Associates

Brand Associates Brand Associates is the all-volunteer 501c3 non-profit arm of the Brand Library & Art Center.
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The Brand Associates raises funds through memberships and donations to support cultural activities at Brand Library & Art Center. We fully fund the Music Series, Dance Series, REEL Art Film Series, partially fund the children programming, additions to the permanent collection of books and music, and the Summer Plaza Series. We have sponsored and produced the Brand Works on Paper Juried Exhibition

(a national art show) for forty nine years running. 2022 marks the 50th Anniversary of this nationally-recognized exhibition.

12/19/2023

The Glendale Arts and Culture Commission is now accepting applications for the 2024 Brand Summer Music Series! Submit your application by Friday, January 26, 2024, at 5pm. For more info and to apply, visit: https://www.glendaleartsandculture.org/performanceseries

Image: Eva and the Vagabond Tales performing at the 2023 Brand Summer Music Series.

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12/19/2023

“If Memory Serves: Photography, Recollections and Vision,” produced by the Los Angeles Center of Photography, honors Aline Smithson’s contributions to photography and her work as a teacher and mentor.

We are so excited about the next exhibit Brand Library & Art Center as it is co-organized with Los Angeles Center for Ph...
12/09/2023

We are so excited about the next exhibit Brand Library & Art Center as it is co-organized with Los Angeles Center for Photography. Join us at the opening on Saturday, December 16 from 6 - 9pm. See details below!

Join us at on Saturday, Dec. 16, 6-9pm for the Opening Reception of our new exhibition co-organized with Los Angeles Center of Photography, If Memory Serves: Photography, Recollections and Vision.

Curated by LACP Executive Director Rotem Rozental, Ph.D., the exhibition explores the moments our devices betray us, our recollections fail us and our pictures refuse to bring back the people they once captured. The works on view emerges from the intersection of our haunting pasts, possible futures and our relationships with images, technologies and the systems that ask us to speak for our photographs.
https://www.brandlibrary.art/post/if-memory-serves

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Support the many wonderful programs at Brand that that we sponsor — and before the end of the year, consider a gift (don...
12/04/2023

Support the many wonderful programs at Brand that that we sponsor — and before the end of the year, consider a gift (donations are tax-deductible!) or become a member (as we’ve said, there are perks).

https://associatesofbrand.org/

12/04/2023

Join us on Dec. 5 at 7pm for Art Talk Tuesday with visual artist & chef Ray Anthony Barrett. Art Talk Tuesday is a monthly conversation that invites contemporary artists to discuss their work & the issues surrounding it. Sponsored by the Brand Associates .

For more info & to learn about the artist, visit: https://glendaleca.libnet.info/event/9397214

Glendale Library, Arts & Culture

Art Talk Tuesday coming on December 5 at 7:00pm! Join us at Brand Library & Art Center to learn about the work of visual...
12/02/2023

Art Talk Tuesday coming on December 5 at 7:00pm! Join us at Brand Library & Art Center to learn about the work of visual artist and chef Ray Anthony Barrett. We are proud to support this series!

Join us on Dec. 5 at 7pm for Art Talk Tuesday with visual artist & chef Ray Anthony Barrett. Art Talk Tuesday is a monthly conversation that invites contemporary artists to discuss their work & the issues surrounding it. Sponsored by the Brand Associates .

For more info & to learn about the artist, visit: https://glendaleca.libnet.info/event/9397214

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Today is a great time to become a member — there are perks! — or simply donate what you can to support the many wonderfu...
11/28/2023

Today is a great time to become a member — there are perks! — or simply donate what you can to support the many wonderful programs at Brand that we sponsor:

Brand Works on Paper Exhibitions
Summer Music Series
ARTful Conversations
Reel Art Film Series
Dance Series
Classical Music Series
Music Animated
Art Talk Tuesdays
Make It!
Book and Music Sale
and more!

https://associatesofbrand.org/

Become a member — there are perks! — or simply donate what you can to support the many wonderful programs at Brand that ...
11/27/2023

Become a member — there are perks! — or simply donate what you can to support the many wonderful programs at Brand that we sponsor:

Brand Works on Paper Exhibitions
Summer Music Series
ARTful Conversations
Reel Art Film Series
Dance Series
Classical Music Series
Music Animated
Art Talk Tuesdays
Make It!
Book and Music Sale
and more!

https://associatesofbrand.org/

Consider a gift — donations are tax-deductible!

11/20/2023

Abbey Road but make it Glendale Creative Crosswalks? The Creative Crosswalks project is a partnership initiative by the Glendale Library, Arts & Culture, Glendale Arts and Culture Commission and the Public Works Department. The project puts murals on crosswalks and intersections throughout various locations in the City of Glendale.

Artists of all artistic genres, arts organizations, or schools may submit proposals. Applications must be submitted by the deadline of November 17, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. PST. We look forward to seeing your design!

11/20/2023

Brand Library & Art Center will close early at 5pm on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 and will be closed all day on Thursday, November 23 - Saturday, November 25, 2023 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, November 28, 2023.

We're always open on the web: https://www.eglendalelac.org/digital-library

In the Brand Library Gallery.
11/14/2023

In the Brand Library Gallery.

On 11/14/23 please join us for a special double header event at Brand Art Center with two artists from the exhibition "I...
11/09/2023

On 11/14/23 please join us for a special double header event at Brand Art Center with two artists from the exhibition "It's About Time" that is currently on view in the gallery. We are excited to present an art talk with Michael Rotondi and Ikebana demo with Ravi GuneWardena.

Double Header Schedule:
5pm exhibition tour with curator Stacie B. London
6pm Ikebana demo with Ravi GuneWardena
7pm Art Talk with Michael Rotondi

GuneWardena is an architect and partner at Escher GuneWardena and has been a practitioner of Ikebana (the Japanese art of flower arranging) since 2005. From 2019-22, he was Director of the Sogetsu Ikebana, Los Angeles and expanded the visibility of Ikebana as a contemporary art form by facilitating collaborations with various local artists and organizations. GuneWardena’s Borrowed Landscape, on view in the gallery, was inspired by the history of the gardens surrounding Brand Library & Art Center.

Rotondi has practiced and taught architecture locally and internationally for over forty years, always operating from his base in Los Angeles. He was a founding Partner of Morphosis (1975-1991), founding Principal of RoTo Architects (1991-present), and a co-founder of SCI-Arc, where he co-created and directed the Graduate Program (1978-1987), was the second Institute Director from 1987-1997, and currently teaches as Distinguished Faculty. On view in the gallery are selected pages from Rotondi’s journal and sketchbooks. According to Rotondi, “Drawing allows me to live and speculate in various timescales and experience life giving form to architecture.”

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 7:00 - 8:30PM IN THE BRAND LIBRARY RECITAL HALLIntroducing a new duo featuring violist Daniel Mile...
11/06/2023

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 7:00 - 8:30PM IN THE BRAND LIBRARY RECITAL HALL

Introducing a new duo featuring violist Daniel Miles and pianist Cameron Akioka.

The Brand Associates Music Series features virtuosos from Southern California performing repertoire favorites and new music by living composers. All concerts will take place in the Brand Library Recital Hall. Admission is free and seating is limited. Sponsored by the Brand Associates.

Violist Daniel Miles and pianist Cameron Akioka will be performing for the first time together at Brand. Daniel is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and a grad student at USC and most recently won the 2023 Beverly Hills Auditions. Cameron is a graduate of Rice University and a grad student at USC and won both the silver medal and audience favorite award at the 2022 Seattle International Piano Competition.

https://musicacademy.org/big-profiles/daniel-miles/

https://music.usc.edu/cameron-akioka-seattle-international-piano-competition/

Program:

Bach – Suite no.3 - Prelude
Florence Price - Elfentanz
Schubert – Sonata D. 850 (Ist movement-Allegro Vivace)
Intermission
Brahms - Sonata in E Flat Major for viola and piano
William Grant Still - Mother and Child

Celebrate Día de Los Mu***os at Brand Library & Art Center this year. So many activities to choose from on November 4th!...
11/03/2023

Celebrate Día de Los Mu***os at Brand Library & Art Center this year. So many activities to choose from on November 4th!
From face painting to live performances to arts and crafts, there'll be something for everyone!
Thank you Glendale Library, Arts & Culture !!

💀 Celebrate Día de Los Mu***os at this year. Join Glendale Library, Arts & Culture for the Day of the Dead at Brand on November 4, 2023. Enjoy live performances, arts & crafts, face painting, and more! http://glendaleca.libnet.info/event/9094922

Sponsored by Glendale Latino Association , Adelante, Latinos - Glendale Unified School District, Glendale Counseling Services, and Glendale Water & Power.

THIS SATURDAY - Join the City of Glendale and Glendale Library, Arts & Culture for the annual Día de Los Mu***os festivi...
11/02/2023

THIS SATURDAY - Join the City of Glendale and Glendale Library, Arts & Culture for the annual Día de Los Mu***os festivities at Brand Library & Center on Saturday, November 4, 5-8pm. Enjoy live performances, arts & crafts, face painting, and more! Sponsored by Glendale Latino Association, GUSD ­¡Adelante, Latinos!, Glendale Counseling Services, and Glendale Water and Power.

Tonight at 7:00pm at Brand Library & Art Center, enjoy Ensemble Flame at this evening's Brand Associates' Music Series. ...
10/19/2023

Tonight at 7:00pm at Brand Library & Art Center, enjoy Ensemble Flame at this evening's Brand Associates' Music Series. Details below!

The 2023 Fall Brand Associates Music Series' second concert this Thursday Oct 19 at 7pm will feature a unique early music performance. Travel back to the French court with Ensemble Flame, whose music features voice, lute, triple harp & viola. At Brand, Ensemble Flame will be performing the program The Pain of Love: A Thousand Years of Song and Dance.

For more info, visit https://glendaleca.libnet.info/event/9180904

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The REEL ART Film Series is back TONIGHT Brand Library & Art Center with a screening and discussion of  "The Salt of the...
10/12/2023

The REEL ART Film Series is back TONIGHT Brand Library & Art Center with a screening and discussion of "The Salt of the Earth", a documentary film about the work of Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado. Join us at 6:00pm!
This program is free and open to all!

Tonight at Brand Library & Art Center!
10/12/2023

Tonight at Brand Library & Art Center!

It's happening tonight! Join us for an art talk with Michael Rotondi, one of the artists featured in It’s About Time, Brand Library & Art Center’s current exhibition. Light refreshments: 6:00pm; Lecture begins: 6:30pm. Sponsored by the Brand Associates. For more info & to register, visit http://glendaleca.libnet.info/event/9309740

This event will also be livestreaming on our YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/live/s6ZwEVLrka4?feature=share

Image: Artist Michael Rotondi & Exhibition installation view of It’s About Time.

Glendale Library, Arts & Culture

When we made a list of all the programs at Brand we support, even we were surprised -- and, we dare say, impressed. We d...
10/09/2023

When we made a list of all the programs at Brand we support, even we were surprised -- and, we dare say, impressed. We do a lot, it turns out.

Our "main event," so to speak, is the annual Works on Paper show. The recently closed Brand 51 was another successful exhibition. Beyond that, we host the Reel Art Film Series; this Thursday night, in fact, we present "The Salt of the Earth" in the Brand Recital Hall. And Board member and poet Tina Demirdjian along with Board member Valerie Taylor, host ARTful Conversations, which invites participants to engage with art works in the Gallery at Brand through poetry.

In addition to these programs, Brand Associates supports the springtime Dance Series, the Classical Music Series, the Summer Music Series, Music Animated, Art Talk Tuesday, Make It!, and the Book and Music Sale. Believe it or not, this isn's the complete list -- and note, all of the events we support are open to the public, and free to attend.

We invite you to read about all these programs in our recently published newsletter, here:
https://associatesofbrand.org/read-our-summer-fall-2023-newsletter/

And we ask that you support the arts at Brand by supporting Brand Associates. Become a member (only $25! And it comes with some privileges) or merely donate any amount to the cause:
https://associatesofbrand.org

Brand Associates Reel Art Film Series presents The Salt of the Earth. A documentary film about the work of legendary Bra...
10/05/2023

Brand Associates Reel Art Film Series presents The Salt of the Earth. A documentary film about the work of legendary Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado.
Directed by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Thursday, October 12, 2023.
In the Brand Library & Art Center Recital Hall.
Program begins at 6:00pm.
The event is free and open to the public.

During the last forty years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been traveling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed the major events of our recent history: international conflicts, starvations and exodus… He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of the wild fauna and flora, of grandiose landscapes: a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet’s beauty. Salgado’s life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last journeys, and by Wim Wenders, a photographer himself.

The Music Series begins this Thursday, October 5 at 7:00pm at Brand Library & Art Center! ACE Trio is a Los Angeles base...
10/03/2023

The Music Series begins this Thursday, October 5 at 7:00pm at Brand Library & Art Center!

ACE Trio is a Los Angeles based classical modern ensemble rapidly distinguishing itself as one of the newest leading groups of its generation. They have been coined a "Musical Tour de Force" - and for good reason! See below for details.

Join us for an evening of music. ACE Trio, a contemporary chamber ensemble, will perform their own innovative arrangements and contemporary music by living composers from around the world.

Unfortunately, due to weather conditions, we have had to cancel our outdoor screening of Safety Last. We are looking int...
09/30/2023

Unfortunately, due to weather conditions, we have had to cancel our outdoor screening of Safety Last. We are looking into what options we might have to reschedule. Thank you for your understanding.

Please join us on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 6pm for ARTful Conversations, a collaborative art history and poetry wor...
09/29/2023

Please join us on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 6pm for ARTful Conversations, a collaborative art history and poetry workshop at Brand Library & Art Center during the It's About Time exhibition.

This innovative program at Brand uses art as a portal for writing poetry. Everyone can write poetry, and everyone is welcome to this free event!

Facilitated by art historian Valerie Taylor and poet Tina Demirdjian, this collaborative workshop invites participants to learn about the current art exhibition, It's About Time, and respond to it through poetry. All programs take place from 6–7:30 pm in the galleries in Brand Library & Art Center. We hope you’ll join us!

Please join us on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 6pm for ARTful Conversations, a collaborative art history and poetry workshop at Brand Library & Art Center during the It's About Time exhibition.

09/29/2023

Join us for an evening of music. ACE Trio, a contemporary chamber ensemble, will perform their own innovative arrangements and contemporary music by living composers from around the world.

Calling all dancers!  The 2024 Brand Associates Dance Series is conducting an open call for dance companies and the dead...
09/26/2023

Calling all dancers! The 2024 Brand Associates Dance Series is conducting an open call for dance companies and the deadline is approaching - September 30!

Please see below for details and share this information with experienced dance companies who perform site specific dance.

📣 OPEN CALL - LAST WEEK TO APPLY - We are looking for dance companies with at least 5 years of experience to present an educational, site-specific dance program for all ages for the 2024 Brand Associates Dance Series. Applications are open through September 30, 2023. Groups with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.brandlibrary.org/dance-series-application.

The Brand Associates Dance Series, curated by acclaimed choreographer, teacher and producer Jamie Nichols presents top dance companies from Southern California performing site-specific work in non-traditional performance spaces around Brand Library & Art Center. Performances run between 60 - 90 minutes without intermission. Sponsored by the Brand Associates, this series began in the 1960s as part of Brand Library & Art Center's mission to promote all aspects of art.

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The Opening Reception for the new exhibit "It' About Time" is tonight, September 23, from 6:00 - 9:00pm. Come see it Bra...
09/23/2023

The Opening Reception for the new exhibit "It' About Time" is tonight, September 23, from 6:00 - 9:00pm. Come see it Brand Library & Art Center!

Please join us for our final Summer Under the Stars screening on Saturday, September 30, as we present the Harold Lloyd ...
09/21/2023

Please join us for our final Summer Under the Stars screening on Saturday, September 30, as we present the Harold Lloyd classic Safety Last!

Safety Last! (1923) is THE classic thrill-comedy by the man who invented the genre. Harold Lloyd will forever be remembered as the king of daredevil comedy. People otherwise unfamiliar with Lloyd know the image of him dangling from the hands of a giant clock.

We are proud to bring you Harold Lloyd's Safety Last! (1923) in observance of its 100th anniversary, with live music by Retroformat's Musical Director Cliff Retallick. As an added bonus, Suzanne Lloyd, Harold Lloyd's granddaughter, will be in attendance to introduce the film!

​Bring your picnic items, blankets, and lawn or beach chairs and see Safety Last! as it was meant to be seen, on the big screen, with live music, at our fabulous outdoor event. This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, September 30, 2023.
Doors open at 5:30 pm. Screening at 7:00 pm.
At the Doctor's House at Brand Park in Glendale.

1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale, CA 91201

Another wonderful program sponsored by Brand Associates is Music Animated  -  - a unique, family-oriented program that m...
09/15/2023

Another wonderful program sponsored by Brand Associates is Music Animated - - a unique, family-oriented program that makes music come alive with interactive performances suitable for all ages! Come to the plaza Brand Library & Art Center on Saturday, September 16 at 10:30am to enjoy Kazan Taiko!

Kazan Taiko is the Japanese taiko ensemble group at the University of Southern California. Their goal is to provide a place for USC students to learn about the Japanese-American art form of taiko (traditional Japanese drumming), while allowing members to express themselves through music and movement with both traditional and modern influences of dance, music, and culture.

About Taiko Drumming ​
In Japanese, taiko literally means "drum," though the term has also come to refer to the art of Japanese drumming, also known as kumi-daiko. Taiko has been a part of the Japanese culture for centuries. In feudal Japan, taiko was used in the military arena to motivate troops. It has evolved to exist in a multitude of other environments, including agrarian, theater, and the imperial court. Modern taiko is more well known as performance-based ensemble drumming.
Please note: This event takes place outside in the Brand Plaza. Seating is first come, first served. We encourage you to arrive early. Capacity is limited.
For information on the entire Music Animated series, visit brandlibrary.org/music-animated.
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Art Talk Tuesday is happening on Tuesday, September 19 at Brand Library & Art Center. These monthly conversations host c...
09/13/2023

Art Talk Tuesday is happening on Tuesday, September 19 at Brand Library & Art Center. These monthly conversations host contemporary artists to talk about their work.
Brand Associates is a proud sponsor of this event!

Art Talk Tuesday returns to Brand on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7pm! Join us for an artist talk with interdisciplinary artist Ting Ying Han. Art Talk Tuesday is a monthly conversation that invites contemporary artists to discuss their work and the issues surrounding it. Sponsored by the Brand Associates.
https://glendaleca.libnet.info/event/9158959

Images: Artist Ting Ying Han and installation of Invisible Landscape, 2023.

Glendale Library, Arts & Culture

One of the poets participating in this poetry workshop and reading is our very own board member & ARTful Conversations c...
09/08/2023

One of the poets participating in this poetry workshop and reading is our very own board member & ARTful Conversations co-facilitator Tina Demirdjian! Come and join us on October 7!

SAVE THE DATE! A new poetry workshop and reading will take place on October 7 at Community Center. For details, visit https://glendaleca.libnet.info/event/9103047

Brand 51 has come and gone, but the gorgeous catalog lives on! We have a few copies left, so if you'd like a keepsake of...
09/04/2023

Brand 51 has come and gone, but the gorgeous catalog lives on! We have a few copies left, so if you'd like a keepsake of the splendid exhibition, visit our store at:
associatesofbrand.org/store/

The catalog is a value at $25 — and shipping is free!

Thanks to all the artists who submitted work, to our juror Ara Oshagan, and to the staff at Brand who mounted the show and maintain the gallery. On to Brand 52!


Only a few days left to see the magnificent Brand 51 Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper! What a perfect...
08/30/2023

Only a few days left to see the magnificent Brand 51 Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper!

What a perfect day to enjoy the art and cool off at Brand Library & Art Center.

Brand 51: Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper closes this Friday, Sept. 1! See the 98 before Labor Day weekend. Brand Library & Art Center is open Tu-Th 11am-8pm & Fri 10am-5pm. Brand 51 is presented in partnership with the Brand Associates.

https://www.brandlibrary.art/post/brand-51

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