Mindful Awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Mindfulness has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being.
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Immerse yourself in Japanese culture and art by exploring the outstanding collection of painting, netsuke, ceramics, and prints on this 50-minute tour that looks at the museum's collection of works dating from 3000 B.C. to the present. Taking place in the Pavilion for Japanese Art, the tour is enhanced by the unique viewing experience.
Sandra Phillips, senior curator of photography, SFMOMA, leads a walkthrough of the exhibition.
Sandra S. Phillips is senior curator of photography at SFMOMA where she has organized such exhibitions as History of Photography from California Collections (1989), and a 1989 retrospective of John Gutmann. Phillips has authored or coauthored numerous exhibition catalogues, including Daido Moriyama: Stray Dog (1999), Crossing the Frontier: Photographs of the Developing West, 1849 to the Present (1996), and Dorothea Lange: American Photographs (1994). Her articles and essays have appeared in numerous journals, books and catalogues. Phillips received a BA in art and art history from Bard College in 1967 and an MA from Bryn Mawr College in 1969. She earned a PhD in art history in 1985 from City University of New York.
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
Celebrate American roots music with Hurray for the Riff Raff, whose album Small Town Heroes was named one of the fifty best of 2014 by Rolling Stone. Bronx-born, Puerto Rican frontwoman Alynda Lee Segarra delivers husky, powerhouse vocals and beautifully crafted songs, blending gritty Delta blues, rootsy Appalachian folk, country, rock, and pop. The result is a unique stamp on the American folk tradition.
2230 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, 90057
Captivating and moving audiences over the course of a 21-year, 14-album career, this fine-tuned Puerto Rican-based ensemble of virtuoso musicians has only gotten better with age, as evidenced by their four recent Grammy nominations and world-wide touring schedule.