Tuesday, April 15, 2008

MONA Opening

MONA, the Museum of Neon Art has a new temporary space in the Financial District, downtown. Larry and I attended the opening this past Saturday night. The space is smaller than the Museum's previous locations, but this is only temporary, until they find the perfect area for their incredible collection of vintage neon signs and neon sculpture.

There was music, food and some new sculpture and signs, along with signage photos by Tom Zimmerman. The soft drink signs are fun and a new addition. We met up with many old friends: Doug Nason of Copro-Nason Art Gallery; Jim Heimann and his wife; neon expert and author, Eric Lynxwiler, among others. It was indeed a lovely and glowing evening.
Larry and I were surprised to see so much action going on in the area. Pete's Cafe and Bar was crowded, we noticed a few galleries open up the block and in-between some homeless people we saw many people strolling and enjoying the balmy evening downtown. Yes, there are reasons to venture to downtown Los Angeles! Try it sometime, you might like it!

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At 1:22 PM PDT, Blogger MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

Eeets so PEEEEEENK!!! LOVE the Jar-Jar scupture (although it looks a tad on the suggestive side!) and the robot bag. Sigh. If I had half your energy, I would have NO money.

 
At 2:59 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ellen....you're so lucky to live in L.A. where there are so many events to attend!

Judy
Bakersfield

 
At 10:41 PM PDT, Blogger ladylinoleum said...

That's so cool to see an LA landmark museum still going strong.

Hey, I found glow in the dark yarn dye...Perfect for an evening at this venue!

 
At 9:58 AM PDT, OpenID hookedonstring said...

Wow, how cool is that. Yumo on the buffet table.

 
At 10:05 AM PDT, Blogger jenna! said...

You're the second person to mention MONA to me in the last two days. I think I need to go.

Did you eat at Pete's? And, more importantly, did you have their fabulous mac'n'cheese?

Mmmmm, Pete's mac'n'cheese...

 
At 11:23 AM PDT, Blogger DarcyArtsy said...

Neon is so cool. I love the diver, she is lovely.

 

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