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Get Out: A Noise Within, Book Collages & Notes from the Margins

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THEATRE: "A Noise Within," the classical repertory theatre company is having an opening house at its new space in Pasadena from 1 until 4 pm today. There will be tours, readings, presentations by resident artists and even things to do for kids. The venue is located in the former Stuart Pharmaceutical building, a historic, mid-century modern masterpiece designed by architect Edward Durell Stone. It is located on the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Sierra Madre Villa Avenue at 3352 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena. The open house is free, but reservations are required and may be made by calling (626) 356-3127 or visit the theatre's website for more info.

PAINTING: The exhibition "Glenn Ligon: AMERICA" opens today, as a mid-career retrospective of the artist's work at LACMA. In the late 80s and early 90s, Ligon became known for work that explores race, sexuality, representation and language. Ligon’s Notes on the Margin of the Black Book addressed his complicated relationship as a black gay man to the work of Robert Mapplethorpe and shortly thereafter he created the iconic black and white text-based paintings that referenced the writings of noted African American authors James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison and Zora Neale Hurston. For more information on the exhibition that opens today, visit LACMA's website.

BOOKS: The exhibition at Offramp Gallery "Susan Sironi: New ABCS: Altered Books & Collages" will feature books as a visual arts medium. Sironi's work addresses current issues such as gender bias, consumerism, global warming and religious dogma. Careful page-by-page editing and cutting of books results in three-dimensional collages that speak to us in a visual language that has little to do with the author's original intent. The Offramp Gallery is located at 1702 Lincoln Avenue in Pasadena. For more information, visit the exhibition's website.