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8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232

June 2020

Textile Slam! Has Shifted Gears With a Fun Online Experience

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Tuesday, June 23rd at 7:00 PM, please join Textile Arts LA for Textile Slam! Textile Arts has transitioned their popular Textile Slam! into an online experience. Please join them for a series of six-minute presentations from artists, curators, and friends. Until we are able to host them again in the Helms Design Center, enjoy "facetime" with old and new friends while hearing (and seeing!) from LA's textile-artist-creative community.  

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May 2020

Textile Slamming From Your Sofa – BYOB + Dinner

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Wednesday, May 13th at 7:00 pm Pacific Time, please enjoy one of our favorite Textile Arts LA events: Textile Slam! This is an opportunity for friendly conversation and networking, featuring a rotating slate of presenters, each of whom will deliver an informal six-minute (or less) presentation.

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March 2020

POSTPONED: Textile Arts Hosts a Conversation + Book Signing, Material and Mind with Christopher Bardt

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Wednesday, March 25th from 7:30 to 9:00 pm (Doors at 7:00 pm), please join us in welcoming Textile Arts Los Angeles and Christopher Bardt for practiceLAB, a conversation and in-depth exploration of the interaction between mind and material world, mediated by language, image, and making—in design, the arts, culture, and science.

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POSTPONED – From Urban Shopping Mall to Tech Campus: The Creative Office Conversion of Westside Pavilion

March 18 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Wednesday, March 18th from 7:30 to 9:00 am, please join us in welcoming Urban Land Institure for the ULI Los Angeles StimULI Breakfast discussion, From Urban Shopping Mall to Tech Campus: The Creative Office Conversion of Westside Pavilion.

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POSTPONED – Join Textile Arts for a Hands-On Workshop: The Art of Spinning

March 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Sunday, March 15th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, please join Textile Arts Los Angeles and local fiber artist and spinning expert Anna Zinsmeister  for The Art of Spinning, a hands-on experience spinning Karakul sheep wool sourced from a ranch in the northern edge of Los Angeles County. We’ll discuss the method and challenges of processing fleece into spin-able material, practice spinning with a hand spindle, and learn a bit about the various types of wool fibers and their uses.

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POSTPONED – Play! A Screen Print Weekend with Carrie Burckle, Inspired by Sarajo Frieden

March 14 @ 10:00 am - March 15 @ 4:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Saturday and Sunday, March 14th and 15th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, please join us in hosting Textile Arts LA's Carrie Burckle for a weekend-long screen printing workshop where you’ll explore chance and improvisation as playful strategies incorporating collage, stamping, cut outs, and painting for designing prints.

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POSTPONED – Textile Arts Hosts an In Depth Session into Nurturing Your Natural Dye Practice

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Saturday, March 14th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, please join us in welcoming Textile Arts Los Angeles and artist and natural dye explorer Trudy Barnes for an in depth session on natural dyeing: Nurturing Your Natural Dye Practice: Spring Color.

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February 2020

A reception, lecture, and discussion with Jimenez Lai of Bureau Spectacular

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Free
On Thursday, February 27th, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly L.A. Metropolitan Program in Architecture and Urban Design are excited to host a reception, lecture, and discussion with Jimenez Lai of Bureau Spectacular. 

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Join Us For The First Textile Slam! of 2020

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Tuesday, February 25th from 7:30 - 9:00 pm, (Doors at 7:00 pm) join us in welcoming Textile Arts Los Angeles for Textile Slam! This event occurs three times a year and is an opportunity for friendly conversation and networking, featuring a rotating slate of presenters, each of whom will deliver an informal six-minute (or less!) slide show / improv / show-and-tell presentation.

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SOLD OUT – Textile Arts Hosts a Random Weave Workshop with Polly Giacchina

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Saturday, February 22nd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, please join us in welcoming Textile Arts Los Angeles and Polly Jacobs Giacchina in an exploration of the random weave technique with different flexible materials.  Medium and small pieces will be created as vessels and stuffed forms. This workshop is perfect for artists and enthusiasts looking for a basis in understanding how to create dimensional form, play with unconventional materials, and investigate how form and material can be combined for creative and functional use.

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Westside Mayors Forum

February 21 @ 7:15 am - 9:00 am
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On February 21, 2020, Westside Urban Forum is pleased to welcome the Westside mayors for a candid discussion of each mayor’s priorities for 2020, specific issues of importance to each city, and where these priorities and issues intersect to anticipate changes that may be coming to the Westside in 2020.

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How String Changed the World! A Conversation with Artist and Educator Cameron Taylor-Brown

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Wednesday, February 12th from 7:30 to 9:00 pm, please join us in welcoming Textile Arts LA and Cameron Taylor-Brown for practiceLAB, an artist conversation, How String Changed The World: An Exploration of Fiber, Culture, and Human Ingenuity.

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January 2020

Author Talk + Book Signing with Fibershed Founder, Rebecca Burgess

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Thursday, January 30th, the Southern California Fibershed Affiliate is delighted to welcome Fibershed founder Rebecca Burgess to Los Angeles for an exclusive conversation and book signing for Fibershed: Growing a Movement of Farmers, Fashion Activists, and Makers for a New Textile Economy. Rebecca will be joined by moderator Kamea Chayne of the Green Dreamer Podcast.

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practiceLAB: Textile Arts Explores Meaningful Art Practices

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Wednesday, January 29th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, please join us for Mindful and Meaningful: Exploring the Synergies Between Textile Waste and Fine Art Practice, Textile Arts LA's inaugural session of practiceLAB, featuring talks from artists, architects, designers, and creatives.

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Textile Arts LA Hosts Bookmaking with Sue Ann Robinson

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Saturday, January 25th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, please join Textile Arts LA for this all-day workshop, Bookmaking: Art Material Storage with Sue Ann Robinson. Learn to make a beautiful and functional artist’s book, using a “baggie book” structure to store samples of thread, fiber, dye, swatches, or anything you can dream up!

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Re-imagining the Avant-Garde: Book Launch with Matthew Butcher, Andrew Kovacs, Jimenez Lai, and Mimi Zeiger

January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Free
On Thursday, January 23rd, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design are excited to host a reception, presentation, discussion, and book launch with Matthew Butcher, Andrew Kovacs, Mimi Zeiger, and Jimenez Lai. 

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December 2019

Textile Arts Material Swap + Holiday Party

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Saturday, December 7th, 2019 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, please join us in welcoming Textile Arts Los Angeles for a material swap meet and holiday celebration.

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Come Mix and Mingle with WiA and AWA+D

December 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Thursday, December 5th from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, please join WiA LA and AWA+D in a special holiday celebration that captures the spirit of the season. Expect a fun evening of networking and mingling, hosted by our friends in the Louis Poulsen showroom.

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November 2019

A New Vision for the Westside, a Panel Discussion with WUF

November 22, 2019 @ 7:15 am - 9:00 am
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Will the Westside change dramatically or will plans maintain the status quo? On Friday, November 22 from 7:15 to 9:00 am, please join Westside Urban Forum's breakfast discussion inside the Helms Design Center. 

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Designing Community Experiences with AIGA

November 20, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Wednesday, November 20th from 6:45 to 9:00 pm, please join us in welcoming AIGA for a reception and panel discussion that tackles the topic of  Designing Community Experiences.

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Staying Alive! How to Create and Maintain an Art Practice with Mary Little

November 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Wednesday, November 13th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, please join Textile Arts Los Angeles for a seminar about how to create and maintain  an art practice, with artist Mary Little.

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Kao Pao Shu Pop Up Sample Sale Returns to Helms

November 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Beginning on Thursday, November 7th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, please join us in welcoming one of our fave fashion brands, Kao Pao Shu. They are popping in for a 2019 Sample Sale this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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October 2019

Share Your Story During the October 29th Textile Slam!

October 29, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Tuesday, October 29th, please join Textile Arts Los Angeles (TALA) for an evening of conversation, good food, and short presentations.  Have a story to tell about your work, someone else's work, a show you saw, an idea or a process that intrigues you? Apply to present a 6 minute talk or slide show at the next Textile Slam!

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Cultivating a Conscious Closet with Elizabeth L. Cline

October 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Sunday, October 27 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, please join Fibershed for an afternoon with Elizabeth L. Cline, author of The Conscious Closet and expert on consumer culture, fast fashion, sustainability, and labor rights. Fellow conscious fashion advocate Kestrel Jenkins will lead Cline through an engaging dive into the fashion industry and tease out concrete tips for achieving a more ethical and sustainable wardrobe. JUST ADDED: Daisy Gonzalez, representing Garment Worker United, will join Elizabeth and Kestrel!

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Renée Amitai Art Opening + Reception

October 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Thursday, October 24th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, please join us for a reception and celebration of trained architect and artist Renée Amitai, with a special art exhibition of her work, including some of her most recent pieces. Happy 90th Renée!

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OM Chats: Design Discussions for Thinking Professionals

October 11, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!
On Friday, October 11th from 7:30 to 9:00 am, OM presents How Empathy Creates Extraordinary Experiences, a multi-speaker conversation exploring the role of empathy in the design of private and public space. This inaugural event in a newly launched program titled OM Chats: Design Discussions for Thinking Professionals.

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Artist Diana Wong’s “Heaven, Earth and US” Opens at the Helms Design Center

October 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Thursday, October 3rd from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, please join us for the opening reception of celebrated Los Angeles-based artist and curator, Diana Shui-Iu Wong, in her exhibition Heaven, Earth and us, a collection of work spanning her career

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September 2019

Textile Arts LA Celebrates with a Weekend Summit

September 28, 2019 @ 9:30 am - September 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On September 28-29th, please join Textile Arts Los Angeles for MATERIALITY & METHOD, a summit that focuses on how artists and designers approach material, and how they manipulate, re-imagine, and transcend its use and possibilities.

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August 2019

Get Inspired by Alexander Girard During a Weekend of Screen Printing

August 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Saturday and Sunday, August 3-4 from 10:00 to 4:00 pm, please join us for a workshop - Screen Printing on Fabric: Pattern Design Inspired by Alexander Girard, with Instructor Carrie Burckle.

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July 2019

Innovation in Urban Design with Gerhard Mayer

July 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Wednesday, July 17 at 6:30 pm, Helms Design Center will host the fourth event in this series. Culver City welcomes Gerhard W. Mayer, AIA, LEED AP for a presentation on Innovation in Urban Design. Mayer, an architect, urbanist, and Principal at the Los Angeles office of GGLO, will explore how a flexible approach to design and the use of new autonomous parking technologies can enable us to reclaim some of the space currently devoted to parking and develop a more human-scale urban fabric.

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June 2019

Join Us for a Lively Convo About Design x Wellness

June 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Free
Achieving a healthy and organized life is not easy, especially with our busy schedules. On Thursday, June 20th from 6 to 8 pm, help us kick off LA Design Festival with a lively conversation about Design x Wellness, with panelists Amanda Barnes (Louis Poulsen), Nicole Caswell (California Closets), and Lesley Roberts (OceanParkStudio), moderated by California Interiors Editor-in-Chief Kelly Phillips Badal.

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Women’s MMA Art Exhibition Opens on June 6th

June 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Thursday, June 6th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, please join us for the opening reception of WOMENʼS MMA- MIXED MEDIA ART 2019, a five-artist exhibition that packs a punch.

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A reception, lecture, and discussion with Lucia Allais

June 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Thursday, June 4th, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design will host a reception, lecture, and discussion with Lucia Allais – Designs of Destruction: The Making of Monuments in the 20th Century

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May 2019

A reception, lecture, and discussion with Sylvia Lavin

May 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Thursday, May 23rd, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design will host a reception, lecture, and discussion with Sylvia Lavin on "Trees, Mountains and Clouds - Preliminary Notes on Atmospheric Perspective"

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A Conversation and Book Signing with Gere Kavanaugh

May 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Tuesday, May 21 from 6:30 to 8:00pm, please join for a reception with co-authors Louise Sandhaus and Kat Catmur in conversation with the design legend herself for this special event co-sponsored by the Helms Design Center and Arcana Books. Please welcome design icon, Gere Kavanaugh!

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A reception, lecture, and discussion with Benjamin Ball & Gaston Nogues of Ball-Nogues Studio

May 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Thursday, May 9th, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design are excited to host a reception, lecture, and discussion with Benjamin Ball & Gaston Nogues of Ball-Nogues Studio 

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AIA 2×8 Student Competition Exhibition Opening

May 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Wednesday, May 8th from 5:30 – 8:30 pm, please join us for the Grand Opening of the 2×8 Student Competition, Exhibition and Scholarship program which showcases exemplary student work from architecture & design institutions throughout California.

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Join us for a Reception + Book Signing for Paperback L.A. Book 3

May 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Sunday, May 5th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, please join us for a reception and book signing to celebrate the launch of Paperback L.A. Book 3, A Casual Anthology: Secrets. SigAlerts. Ravines. Records.

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Cisco Home Hosts META Art Exhibition & Auction

May 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Saturday, May 4th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, please join us for an evening of art and appetizers benefiting META’s Latinx college scholars who are attending universities locally and across the country, hosted by our newest showroom, Cisco Home.

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April 2019

Dialogues: A reception, lecture, and discussion with Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu of Oyler Wu Collaborative

April 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Thursday, April 11, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design are excited to host a presentation and discussion with Jon Lott of PARA Project.

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Photography for Artists – A Workshop with Cecily Brown

April 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Wednesday, April 24th from 7 to 9 pm, please join us for a workshop brought to you by Textile Arts Los Angeles and Cecily Brown. 

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Textile Arts LA Hosts Knotless Netting with Polly Giacchina

April 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Saturday, April 13th from 10 am to 4 pm, please join Textile Arts Los Angeles for a workshop that explores the hand weaving technique of knotless netting with Polly Jacobs Giacchina.

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Reception, Lecture, and Discussion with Jon Lott of PARA Project

April 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Thursday, April 11, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design are excited to host a presentation and discussion with Jon Lott of PARA Project.

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March 2019

The Helms Design Center Welcomes Artist Kayla Sweet-Newhouse

March 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Thursday, March 28th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, Helms Bakery District is pleased to present Interactions, by Kayla Sweet-Newhouse, a solo exhibition of sculpture and multimedia photomontages that leap from the wall.

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Join Angel City Press and Robert Inman for a Conversation + Book Signing

March 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Tuesday, March 26, from 7 to 9 pm, please join us for a conversation with Robert Inman in celebration of the (re)launch of The Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles.

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Film Screening + Reception with Architect and Filmmaker, Mina Chow

March 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Wednesday, March 20th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, please join us for a screening of FACE OF A NATION: What Happened to the World’s Fair?, with filmmaker and architect, Mina Chow.

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The Craft of Marketing with Lesley Roberts

March 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Wednesday, March 13th from 7 to 9 pm, please join us for the first in our professional development series with our partners Lesley Roberts of OceanParkStudio and Textile Arts Los Angeles.

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Film Screening of Agave: The Spirit of a Nation

March 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Tuesday, March 12th from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, please join us for a special evening of film and spirit at the Helms Design Center, in celebration the tradition of the agave plant.

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Short Films Walk: LA Feature Presentation

March 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232

Free
Join us for the conclusion of our day-long festival of short films for our Feature Presentation: Renzo Piano: The Architect of Light. This portion of the day has limited seating. For Free Tickets please RSVP.

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Urban Forest, a Meditative Art Exploration Into Nature

March 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Friday March 8th from 7 to 9 pm, please join us for the opening of Urban Forest, an art exhibit that is the result of a collaboration between Los Angeles based artists Rachel X Hobreigh and Marcus Maria Jung. 

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February 2019

Reception, Lecture and Discussion with John Enright of Griffin Enright Architects

February 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Thursday, Feb. 28, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design are excited to host a presentation and discussion with John Enright of Griffin Enright Architects.

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Textile Slam! An Evening of Short Talks, Conversation, Community, and Dinner

February 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Tuesday, February 26th at 6:30 pm, please join Textile Arts Los Angeles for their first TEXTILE SLAM!

Textile Slam! is a semi-regular opportunity for friendly conversation and networking, featuring a rotating slate of presenters, each of whom will deliver an informal six-minute (or less) presentation.

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Lecture and Book Launch with Craig Hodgetts: Swimming to Suburbia

February 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Thursday, Feb. 21, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design are excited to host a presentation and discussion with Craig Hodgetts of Hodgetts + Fung.

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AIGA Explores the Future of Design and Activism

February 20, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Design has always embraced activism. It inspires breath-taking work that has changed society and the trajectory of the artists career. The opportunities for expression has grown…or has it? On Wednesday, February 20th from 6:45 - 9:00 pm, please join AIGA for Avenues of Activism, a presentation and discussion in the Helms Design Center.

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January 2019

EVENT CANCELED: Lecture and Discussion with Sylvia Lavin

January 31, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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We apologize for this event being canceled this evening. It will be rescheduled for a future date. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Lecture and Discussion with Michael Osman

January 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Free

On Thursday, Jan 17, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design are excited to host a presentation and discussion with Michael Osman.

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December 2018

Curatorial Hub Holiday Art Popup Comes to the Helms Design Center

December 9, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Sunday, December 9th from 4 to 7 pm, please join us in welcoming Curatorial Hub to the Helms Design Center for a Holiday Popup Art Show featuring works from well-known and emerging artists from Los Angeles and beyond.

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November 2018

Louis Poulsen Hosts a Celebration of Hope Gala Supporting Huntington’s Disease Society

November 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Saturday, November 17th from 6:30 to 10 pm, Huntington's Disease Society and Louis Poulsen invite you to the first annual Celebration of Hope Gala - Shine a Light on HD.  The Shine a Light on HD Gala will be a night to remember as members of the Lighting and Architectural Design communities join forces in support of those faced with HD.

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Opening Exhibition with Artist Liza Philosof at the Helms Design Center

November 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Thursday, November 15th from  7 to 10 pm, please join us for the opening event - L A Y E R S – the first solo exhibition by Liza Philosof to take place in Los Angeles.

Free

L A Y E R S contains paintings made by Philosof between 2015 and 2018, along with a video made last year during an art residence on Pico Island.  One of the major inspiration sources for the artist was her visit to Pico Island and being surrounded by 3 elements: water, basalt stone, and plants. Some paintings are drawn with markers on canvas, with most of the paintings produced with acrylics during the summer of 2018.

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Use All Five Returns to Helms with an Open Studios Night

November 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
Free

On Thursday, November 8 from 7 to 9:45 pm, please join us in welcoming back the Use All Five team with a special event: Take 5: Open Studios.  Open Studios brings together creative practitioners across the 5 senses: sight, sound, taste, smell and touch. For this event, they're embracing a special format: a take on the "open studios" night.

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CANCELLED – Textile Arts Los Angeles Hosts Emerging Artists: Professional Development Program

November 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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We apologize for the late notice. This event is CANCELLED and will be rescheduled at a future date. 

On Wednesday, November 7 from 7 to 9 pm, please join Textile Arts Los Angeles (TALA) for the final class in their EMERGING ARTISTS: Professional Development Program (and Craft-palooza), a multi-part professional development series intended for emerging artists in any field – not just textiles/fiber!

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Holiday Preview Pop-up Shop with Akogare Trading

November 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Thursday, November 1 from 6 to 9 pm, please join us in welcoming Akogare Trading Co. in a celebration of work from local artisans inside the Helms Design Center, featuring Kaban+ (vintage and upcycled clothing), Irocoh (naturally dyed, upcycled clothing), Jennifer Cheung ceramics, Jonas & Muse jewelry, Soulful Spirit Dolls, ElleAime Ceramics and more!

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October 2018

Textile Arts Los Angeles Hosts Emerging Artists: Professional Development Program

October 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Wednesday, October 3 from 7 to 9 pm, please join Textile Arts Los Angeles (TALA) for the first class in their EMERGING ARTISTS: Professional Development Program (and Craft-palooza), a multi-part professional development series intended for emerging artists in any field – not just textiles/fiber!

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September 2018

Drew Carolan, MATINEE: All Ages on the Bowery, A Photography Exhibition and Artist Book Signing

September 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232

On Thursday, September 27 from 7 to 10 pm, Tornado Creative presents Matinee: All Ages on the Bowery with photographer Drew Carolan for a special artist reception, photography exhibition and book signing. This event is a special preview of one of the many events that will kick off the Culver City Arts Walk the following Saturday, October 6, 2018. This Helms Bakery District Event is FREE to all who attend.

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Textile Arts LA Hosts Mindful Materials, A Textile Summit

September 15, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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You are invited to join us for Mindful Materials, a 2-day textile summit on September 15 - 16 to explore questions, approaches, and responses to the concept of Mindful Materials.

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Textile Arts Los Angeles Hosts Emerging Artists: Professional Development Program

September 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Wednesday, September 12 from 7 to 9 pm, please join Textile Arts Los Angeles (TALA) for the first class in their EMERGING ARTISTS: Professional Development Program (and Craftpalooza), a multi-part professional development series intended for emerging artists in any field – not just textiles/fiber!

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Modern Hand Quilting Workshop with Textile Artist Aneesa Shami

September 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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We are excited to welcome our artist-in-residence this summer, Aneesa Shami, who will camp out inside the Helms Design Center to continue her work on pieces from her "Syndication" series, as well as offer a suite of three workshops as part of the Helms fine art series, remnant & artifacts.

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Join us for a Book Signing + Conversation with Architect Jennifer Bonner

September 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Thursday, September 6th from 6 to 8 pm, please join THIS X THAT and architect Jennifer Bonner, Director of MALL for a conversation and book signing of A Guide to the Dirty South - Atlanta inside the Helms Design Center. The Guide will be available for purchase during the event, as well as inside the Arcana: Books on the Arts showroom.

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July 2018

L.A.’s New Era of Urban Design with Christopher Hawthorne

July 27, 2018 @ 7:15 am - 9:00 am
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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This month, Christopher Hawthorne joins Westside Urban Forum to update us on what his tenure might mean for the city's architects, planners, and developers. We will have a wide-ranging discussion and audience participation to learn about, and contribute to, the future of urban design in Los Angeles.

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Little Bite Gallery Returns to Helms with a Solo Exhibition by Melissa Falco Williams

July 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Saturday, July 21 from 7 to 10 pm, join us for the second installation from Little Bite Gallery inside the Helms Design Center, presenting Inch by Inch, a solo exhibition featuring 70+ works of art by Melissa Falco Williams.

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AIA Presents: Small Firms 101 – A Seminar Series

July 20, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Friday, July 20th from 8 am to 12 pm, join AIA Los Angeles for SMALL FIRMS 101: A series of hands-on professional development workshops that will serve as a forum to give architects and designers insight and access to the tools and resources which will help organize and operate a successful architectural & design practice.

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Kevin McCollister and Lynell George Explore Hidden L.A.

July 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Saturday, July 7th from 7:30 - 9:30 please join us for a reception and discussion with photographer Kevin McCollister along with award-winning author and friend, Lynell George.

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June 2018

AIA Presents: Small Firms 101 – A Seminar Series Copy

June 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Friday, June 29th from 8 am to 12 pm, join AIA Los Angeles for SMALL FIRMS 101: A series of hands-on professional development workshops that will serve as a forum to give architects and designers insight and access to the tools and resources which will help organize and operate a successful architectural & design practice.

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L.A. GOAL’s Community Art Exhibition Pops Up at the Helms Design Center

June 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Saturday, June 16th from 11 am to 4 pm, please join us for L.A. GOAL's second annual inclusive community art exhibition. 

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Come Listen to a Lively Presentation by the Students and Jurors of AIA’s 2×8 Competition

June 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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How do next generation designers envision the future of their city and individual buildings within it? What are student designers' priorities for architecture? Which conventions will they break from and which will they choose to follow?  These answers can be found in the winning entries of 2x8, the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles chapter's 2018 student competition, and revealed further in a corresponding live event on Thursday, June 7, from 6 to 8PM at the Helms Design Center.

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Lecture and Discussion with Christoph Kumpusch of Forward-slash / Back-splash \ ARCHITEKTUR

June 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Saturday, June 2, from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design are excited to host a presentation and discussion with Christoph Kumpusch of Forward-slash / Back-splash \ ARCHITEKTUR. Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design Student Exhibition and Reception will precede the lecture.

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Take 5: A Series of Creative Talks Comes to the Helms Design Center

June 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Friday, June 1 from 6 to 9 pm, please join us for Take 5: A Series of Creative Talks presented by our newest partner, Use All Five.   This series of short creative presentations explores the 5 senses - sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch - in an effort to bring together creative innovators in various fields around LA, building a community across disciplines.

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May 2018

Lecture and Discussion with Bryan Cantley of Formu:LA

May 31, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Thursday, May 31, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design are excited to host a presentation and discussion with Bryan Cantley of Formu:LA. Form:uLA is an experimental design practice owned by Bryan Cantley that attempts to blur the indeterminate zone between architecture and its representation.

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Lecture and Discussion with Maxi Spina and Jia Gu of Spinagu

May 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Thursday, May 17, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design are excited to host a presentation and discussion with Maxi Spina and Jia Gu of Spinagu.

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Lecture and Discussion with Julia Körner of JK Design GmbH

May 3, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Thursday, May 3, from 6:30pm - 8:30pm Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design are excited to host a presentation and discussion with Julia Körner of JK Design GmbH.

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Kao Pao Shu Sample Sale is Back!

May 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - May 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Thursday, May 3 through Saturday, May 5 from 10am to 6pm, Kao Pao Shu, our favorite architecturally-inspired fashion brand, returns to the Helms Design center for their yearly sample sale. Save on purses, backpacks, clothing and more! 

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Lecture and Discussion with Andrew Holder of LADG

May 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Tuesday, May 1, from 6:30pm - 8:30pm Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design are excited to host a presentation and discussion with Andrew Holder of LADG.

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April 2018

An International Art Exhibition Comes to the Helms Design Center

April 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Saturday, April 7 from 5 to 9 pm, please join us for the opening reception of “Bridges between Continents & Memories/ Passerelles entre Continents et Souvenirs” an International exchange exhibition inside the Helms Design Center. 

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Lecture and Discussion with Lawrence Scarpa of Brooks + Scarpa

April 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Thursday, April 5, from 6:30pm - 8:30pm Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design are excited to host a presentation and discussion with Lawrence Scarpa of Brooks + Scarpa. 

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March 2018

Join us for a Lecture and Discussion with Chris Lowe and Axel Schmitzberger of Domaen

March 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Thursday, March 8, from 6:30pm - 8:30pm Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Designare excited to host a presentation and discussion with Chris Lowe and Axel Schmitzberger of Domaen. 

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Join us in Celebrating Award-Winning Journalist, Lynell George

March 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Helms Bakery is excited to partner with Angel City Press in celebration of the release of a collection of essays by award-winning journalist, Lynell George. Join us on Saturday, March 3 from 2:00 to 4:30 pm for a not-to-be-missed author meet & greet plus book signing of After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame.

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February 2018

Cal Poly LA Metro Program Welcomes Architect Jonathan Ward to the Helms Design Center

February 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Thursday, February 22nd from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, please join us for a presentation and discussion with moderator Stephen Phillips and architect, Jonathan Ward of NBBJ, in collaboration with the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design. This event is free and open to the public.

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AIGA Hosts and Art Deco Lettering Workshop with Nick Misani – Afternoon Session

February 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Saturday, February 10th from 2:00 to 6:00 pm, we are excited to partner with AIGA to host an Art Deco hand lettering with Nick Misani. This four-hour class will quickly cover the foundations of lettering and briskly segue into dramatic uppercase letterforms, unexpected ligatures, geometric scripts, and ornamentation.

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AIGA Hosts and Art Deco Lettering Workshop with Nick Misani – Morning Session

February 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Saturday, February 10th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, we are excited to partner with AIGA to host an Art Deco hand lettering with Nick Misani. This four-hour class will quickly cover the foundations of lettering and briskly segue into dramatic uppercase letterforms, unexpected ligatures, geometric scripts, and ornamentation.

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December 2017

The Unmarked Door Presents “The Heart of Winter”, an Immersive Holiday Tale

December 16, 2017 - December 17, 2017
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One event on December 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 16, 2017 at 9:00 pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232

On Saturday, December 16th and Sunday December 17th, join us in welcoming The Unmarked Door for a special presentation of The Heart of Winter, an immersive evening created by Syrie Moskowitz (The Midnight Frolic) and Golden Globe and Emmy nominated composer, Rolfe Kent (Dexter, Sideways, Legally Blonde, Up in the Air).

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Block Printing + Sewing Workshop at Helms Bakery District

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Saturday, December 2nd from 10 am to 4 pm, please join us in welcoming Akogare Trading Co. for a one-day-only Block Printing + Sewing Workshop. 

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November 2017

Little Bite Gallery presents Artist Edmound Veyna

November 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Join us on Saturday, November 4th from 7 to 10 pm for the inaugural opening of Little Bite Gallery. Their first show welcomes the artwork of Edmound Veyna in his long-anticipated debut solo exhibition titled UTOPIA: A perfect paradise that doesn't exist, but which we all dream of anyway.

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October 2017

LA Design in the Age of GLOW: The Eighties!

October 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
Join us on Thursday, October 26 from 6 to 9 pm, as we welcome Louise Sandhaus and a panel of 1980s design giants - April Greiman, Jeri Heiden, Jayme Odgers, Peter Shire, and Paul Prejza - to remind us of the iconic LA design heyday and explore the motivations and design scene of this moment.

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An Evening with AIGA and Artist & Designer Rebeca Méndez

October 18, 2017 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Wednesday, October 18 from 6:45 to 9:30 pm, join us in welcoming AIGA Los Angeles for an evening with artist, designer, and UCLA professor Rebeca Méndez and enjoy live music by singer/songwriter Analiz Castillo.

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“STRANDS”, an Art Installation + Performance with Amabelle Aguiluz, Joy Wu and Si Jie Loo

October 7, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Saturday, October 7 from 2 to 6 pm, please join us for STRANDS, a special presentation and performance of three artists, Amabelle Aguiluz, Joy Wu and Si Jie Loo, in partnership with the Culver City Arts District.

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Join us for “PLACE”, an Art Installation + Reception Featuring Four Artists

October 1, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Join us on Sunday, October 1 from 3 to 7 pm for an artist reception and special installation of PLACE: Works by Renée Amitai, Kim Abeles, Rachel X Hobreigh, and Debra Dobkin.  The exhibition will be on display from September 28 through October 7.

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July 2017

Join us for a Special Screening of “Landfill Harmonic”

July 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Saturday, July 15th from 5 to 7:30pm, please join us in welcoming The Possibility Project and Mending as Metaphor for a reception and special film screening of Landfill Harmonic

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May 2017

Cal Poly LA Metro Program Hosts West of West at the Helms Design Center

May 4, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Tuesday, May 4th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Helms Bakery District is pleased to present a reception, lecture, and discussion with JAI KUMARAN & CLAYTON TAYLOR of WEST OF WEST, in collaboration with the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design.

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April 2017

Cal Poly LA Metro Program Hosts Heather Roberge at the Helms Design Center

April 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Tuesday, April 20 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Helms Bakery District is pleased to present a reception, lecture, and discussion with HEATHER ROBERGE of MURMUR, in collaboration with the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design.

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Unmentionables: LA’s 1st Interior Architecture Symposium

April 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - April 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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The Unmentionables Symposium is aimed at exploring new narratives for interior architecture and establishing a precedent for welcoming previously unmentioned ideas in spatial practice and theory. The symposium will serve as a provocation for marginalia, taboos, illicit ideas, and undertheorized issues such as critical interiority and physical and virtual constructed environments.

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