Hatheway Curatorial is pleased to present Shira Loa’s hand wrought metal works, born of the artist’s dedication to create visual language from her reverence for growth, change, and the wisdom of Nature’s structures. Loa cultivates her developing relationship with materials and technique, which manifests itself in a trichotomy of improbably-delicate forms, vibrant colors and cold, hard materials and surfaces. “One can never reach the end of learning; there is always room to gain something new in the conversation,” says Loa whose evolving interpretations of nature and technical applications result in contained universes of surrealist intensity.
Born in Amherst, MA, Loa attended Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, Umass Amherst, and received her BFA from the University of Michigan. She did post-graduate apprenticeships with master metalsmiths across the country, including Greg Wilbur and Benjamin Neubauer, and received her Jewelry Technician Certificate from Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco. Loa currently lives in Los Angeles, and has a studio at the Big Art Labs in downtown LA.
Hatheway Curatorial is pleased to feature Ashley Bravin's paintings of boxers at the Los Angeles Athletic Clubs annual collegiate boxing event: Rivals in the Ring.
Boxing at the Los Angeles Athletic Club has been around since the club was founded back in 1880. The first LAAC champion boxer, Sam Dewey, was one of the founding members directly involved with naming the club. Keeping the tradition going was Richard “Duke” Llewellyn, who was also a respected fighter in his day having fought the legendary Joe Louis in an exhibition match.
Maintaining the boxing tradition today, The Los Angeles Athletic Club and Espada Boxing are once again teaming up for The L.A. Collegiate Boxing Invitational. Fights will include battles between USC, UCLA, Cal Berkeley, University of San Francisco, Cal State University of Northridge, UC Davis, CSU Los Angeles and University of Washington. There will be more than eight bouts with each bout going a maximum of three rounds. The main event will be USC vs UCLA. USC is leading 3-1 in the four previous years of this cross-town battle.
Join the Los Angeles Athletic Club and Espada Boxing for a night of food, fisticuffs and fun as we present “Rivals in the Ring”, The Los Angeles Collegiate Boxing Invitational.
Rivals in the Ring is a black-tie optional event featuring dining, whiskey tastings and a good old-fashioned collegiate boxing rivalry (USC vs. UCLA).
Three levels of seating are available for this event. Exclusive Balcony VIP seating includes a special whiskey tasting with complimentary wine and beer, VIP Ringside seating reserves premium seats for groups of four or more, and General Admission seating provides an opportunity to enjoy all the action.
All tickets include lavish hors d’oeuvres, pre-fight buffet and post-fight dessert. Cigars will be available throughout the night to enjoy on the club’s outdoor rooftop with breathtaking views of downtown. Relive an era at our historic club where boxing was the centerpiece of an exclusive night of socializing.
Living the Dream
For me, being an artist is more than painting alone in my studio. I am inspired by other artists, off-beat adventures and spectacle. I curate exhibitions, collaborate on large public art installations, am an occasional color consultant and interior designer and sometimes I sculpt. I seem to do a lot of writing, but that's just business. I live an art-filled life. Thanks for coming along for the ride.