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May 2, 2019
May 2, 2019 –
Are you ready? Southern California youth are fired up to lead us to a world of enchantment with their all-teen issue of Inlandia: A Literary Journey. Discover the teen behind the screen of this captivating online literary journal! Join us May 2 at 7 pm, for a fantastic celebration and reading at the Riverside Public Library, located at 3581 Mission Inn Avenue in downtown Riverside.
Featured readers include Avery Garcia, Lauren Kawecki, Maihan Phan, Samantha Schmiedel, and more!
Kudos to our teen guest editors: Kelly Apen, Chandler Calvallo, Kiyani Carter, Zainab Khan, Stephanie Martinez-Beltran, Uma Menon, Marvin Ogbunezu, Zoe Price, and Mike Sims.
Poetry, fiction, plays, films, and more! Check out the full issue on May 1!
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May 5, 2019
May 5, 2019 –
In conversation this Cinco de Mayo, Luis Fuerte will take us on the road highlighting twelve exciting years with Huell Howser in the Golden State. This event will take place Sunday, May 5, at 1:30 p.m., at the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts downtown, located at 3824 Main Street, Riverside.
Based on his own experiences, award-winning Luis Fuerte dives into the memories of people and places of the making of California’s Gold with his book, Louie, Take a Look at This!: My Time with Huell Howser (Prospect Park Books, 2017). The book is as truly remarkable as the duo’s adventures in California and their beloved on screen chemistry. In an embracing of the dissimilarities of Fuerte and Howser's personalities and backgrounds, Fuerte shows diversity at its best, as in his eyes it’s the strength behind their fantastic match. Also, stories of everyday people and those working behind the scenes reveal the special personal elements that make up the legendary look at California and its true riches.
“I loved to shoot for Huell and was always happy to see my name next to his on the assignment sheet. In fact, it was my work on one of the Videologs I shot for Huell that inspired him to ask me to be his cameraman on California’s Gold,” says Luis Fuerte in Louie, Take a Look at This! “I came to realize that he was genuinely and deeply interested in the people he interviewed and their personal stories. He was truly fascinated with his discoveries, from the stupendous to the downright ordinary. They all mattered to him.”
About Luis Fuerte
Luis Fuerte is the five-time Emmy-award-winning former cameraman for the Huell Howser show California's Gold. The son of a Mexican immigrant, Fuerte was born in San Bernardino, CA and became a cameraman after two years in the US Navy and learning TV engineering at L.A. Valley College. After 48 years in television, he's now retired and lives with his wife in Rialto, CA.
Presentation will be followed by light refreshments, book sales, and signing. This event is free and open to the public.
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June 2, 2019
1:30 pm: SECRET INLAND EMPIRE: A CONVERSATION WITH CATHY ALLEN, PHIL YEH, LUKE JACKSON AND LARRY BURNS
June 2, 2019 –
Giant apple-slice-painted rocks. The McDonald’s Museum’s twelve-foot mural homage to San Bernardino. In all the stunning, peculiar, and non-traditional ways it wants, the Inland Empire feeds art right into our every day lives! Larry Burns' new book, Secret Inland Empire, explores the intersection of art and commerce. Join us for a lively discussion moderated by Burns in conversation with Cathy Allen, Phil Yeh, and Luke Jackson, on creative ingenuity and inspired community. This event will be held Sunday, June 2, at 1:30 p.m., at the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts downtown, located at 3824 Main Street, Riverside.
Cathy Allen is primarily a mixed-media assemblage sculptor, but also explores site-specific installations, earthworks, altered books, experimental sound, and performance art. Her most recent creation is Sunvale Village, a Mojave Desert based multi-media work that includes sculptural installations and written narratives about a community for the small. She has an MFA degree from The Claremont Graduate University and a BFA degree from Otis/Parsons Art Institute, and is currently a Fine Arts professor for Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree, CA.
Phil Yeh, founder of Cartoonists Across America & the World, has painted murals in 49 states and 18 countries since 1985. Most of his murals promote literacy and creativity and are done in 1 -13 days. The murals on the outside of the McDonald’s museum in San Bernardino have been painted for the last 7 years and focus on the history and geography of the area. Yeh also writes and draws graphic novels and paints watercolors.
Luke Jackson is an artist and entrepreneur native to Riverside California. He is a founding member of Mind & Mill, curator of Toil Gallery and owner of Frequency Factory Studios. After returning home from school in Hollywood, he set out to build more art and music infrastructure in his hometown and share native talent abroad. With the goal of bridging the gaps between art and commerce, he spends most of his time working with artists and musicians to bring their ideas to life and inject them into the world. If art is to serve a community, it must be facilitated by that community.
Larry Burns draws inspiration and ideas from the heady mixture of sights, sounds, peoples, and places of his hometown, Riverside, California. He is an active community leader, booster, and all-around fan of the recreation, entertainment, arts, and culture ready to be discovered across the Inland Empire. He fears and welcomes a future run by sentient robots, and wonders what they will talk about and do for fun when they are in charge. He is a founding member of the Inlandia Institute, a non-profit literary organization. He teaches English at Riverside City College and Humanities at Southern New Hampshire University. His second book with Reedy Press Publishers, Secret Inland Empire, is available through Barnes & Noble and other booksellers in May 2019.
Limited seating. To reserve a seat, please email Inlandia@InlandiaInstitute.org.
Conversation will be followed by light refreshments, book sales, and signing. This event is free and open to the public.