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  • PAST EVENTS: Neon FAQs

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    Friday, July 12, 2019

    4pm – 7pm

    Ever wondered how neon gets its color?Where do noble gases come from?How do you bend the glass for neon?How much voltage is needed to power a neon sign?Stuart Ziff returns to MONA to answer all of your burning questions – from beginner to advanced – about neon signs, noble gases, and more, plus a neon bending demonstration!


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  • PAST EVENTS: Restoration Month: Lincoln Market

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    Saturday, July 6, 2019 / 1–2pm

    Saturday, July 13, 2019 / 4:30–5:30pm

    Saturday, July 20, 2019 / 4:30–5:30pm

    Saturday, July 27, 2019 / 1–2pm

    Join us every Saturday in July to see a sign from MONA’s permanent collection go from unlit to illuminated!Observe the step-by-step process of neon restoration as artists David Svenson and Lyle George work on the Lincoln Market neon sign from Pasadena, CA.


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  • PAST EVENTS: Opening Reception: shiNE ON

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    Saturday, June 1, 2019

    7:30pm – 10:30pm

    Celebrate the opening of shiNE ON: Two Artists Remembered, featuring the work of Brian Coleman (1945-2018) and Kunio Ohashi (1952-2014).Food and beverages will be served.MONA Members FREE / All others $20 


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  • PAST EVENTS: Animating Neon 101

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    Saturday, March 23, 2019

    1pm + 3pm

    Discover the basics of creating illusory and actual movement with neon tubes in this introductory workshop led by artist Michael Flechtner. Explore the primary movement patterns of neon signs, including random, directional, and changes in size and/or shape, followed by a demonstration of traditional mechanical and contemporary electronic animation hardware that brings the art in our current Kinetic Energy” exhibition to life!


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  • PAST EVENTS: Interactive Demo: Arduino Control

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    Saturday, March 9, 2019

    1pm + 3pm

    Ever wondered how an animated neon sign or a motor can be programmed? Join artist Stuart Ziff for an interactive neon programming demonstration with an Arduino board. You’ll be able to bring neon to life in front of your very own eyes!

    During this workshop you’ll learn about all the simple things an Arduino can control, including:

    • Varying the intensity of a neon sign
    • Controlling a servo motor to rotate back and forth
    • Blinking LEDs in sequence
    • Controlling a 100 Watt bulb

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  • PAST EVENTS: Motors & Movements Workshop

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    Saturday, March 2, 2019

    1pm + 3pm

    Join Jim Jenkins, artist and CSUF Professor Emeritus, to explore the basic types of motors commonly found in kinetic sculptures. Learn the multiple ways to transfer the spinning of a motor shaft into various movements. Afterwards, apply your newly-acquired knowledge of motors during a self-guided walkthrough of our current exhibition, “Kinetic Energy: Art That Won’t Sit Still.”


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  • PAST EVENTS: Kinetic Energy Opening Reception

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    Saturday, September 22, 2018

    7:30pm – 10:30pm

    Celebrate the opening reception of Kinetic Energy: Art That Won’t Stand Still, a group exhibition featuring kinetic sculpture, animated neon, and plasma. Curated by Dave Quick, featuring works by:Larry Albright – Anika Chasuk – Bill Concannon – Bandhu Dunham – Michael Flechtner – Nemo Gould – Michael Hayden – Mundy Hepburn – Jim Jenkins – Thérèse Lahaie – Karl Lautman – Cork Marcheschi – Linda Sue Price – Dave Quick – Todd Sanders – David Svenson – Gary van der Steur – James White – Stuart Ziff Appetizers and beverages will be served! MONA Members FREE / All others $20 


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  • PAST EVENTS: PLASMA X MONA

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    Friday, August 24, 2018

    7pm – 9pm

    The latest edition of the art x science magazine “Plasma” features MONA! Join us as we host a discussion between neon artists and scientists, then stay to enjoy the exhibition closing party.
    MONA Members FREE / All Others $10


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  • PAST EVENTS: Chinatown: The Movie & The Tour

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    Saturday, April 21, 2018

    2pm – 4pm

    CHINATOWN, THE MOVIE: A free screening of the 1974 noir classic at Glendale Central Library.

    Saturday, April 28, 2018

    CHINATOWN, THE TOUR: See the film and then step back in time as we tour film locations in Echo Park, Koreatown and Downtown Los Angeles.


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  • PAST EVENTS: Opening Reception: “There’s More to Neon Signs than Liquor, Motels, and Live Nude Girls” & “Motel California”

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    Saturday, March 10, 2018

    7:30pm – 10:30pm

    Celebrate the opening of MONA’s new exhibitions!

    There’s More to Neon Signs than Liquor, Motels & Live Nude Girls-and-Motel California

    Appetizers and beverages will be served!

    MONA Members FREE / All Others $20 

     


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  • PAST EVENTS: She Bends: Women in Neon Opening Reception

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    Saturday, September 16, 2017

    7:30pm – 10:30pm

    Join us for the opening reception of MONA’s new exhibition! SHE BENDS: WOMEN IN NEON Curated by Meryl Pataky, featuring works by: Sarah Blood – Linda Bracey – Dana Caputo – Anika Chasuk – Robin Clason – Krista Davis – Eve De Haan – Linda Diec – Lily Erb – Teresa Escobar – Emma-Kate Hart – Michie Hongo – Eve Hoyt – Kate Hush – Koko Jamison – Kacie Lees – Stephanie Sara Lifshutz – Leticia Maldonado – Meryl Pataky – Shawna Peterson – Linda Sue Price – Lily Reeves – Lisa Schulte – Valerie Shusterov – Olivia Steele – Megan Stelljes – Mary Voytek – Romily Alice Walden Enjoy drinks, appetizers, and female-forward music by the ladies of Dublab: Lady C, Rona & T-Kay.  MONA Members FREE / All others $20 


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  • PAST EVENTS: Jewel City Noir: Film & Lecture Series

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    At 2pm on the 3rd Saturday of the month

    June 17 – December 16, 2017

    Glendale Public Library Auditorium

    The Museum of Neon Art and The Friends of the Glendale Public Library Present:JEWEL CITY NOIR: A Film and Lecture Series

    Introduction by Eric Evavold of MONA, with presentation and book signing by Mark A. Vieira:June 17, 2pm: THE BLUE DAHLIA (1946)July 15, 2pm: DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)August 19, 2pm: MILDRED PIERCE (1945) – The movie that put Glendale on the map!With Glendale-related history presented by historian Catherine Jurca Introduction and Presentation by Bob Amundson:October 21, 2pm: GUN CRAZY (1950)November 18, 2pm: PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET (1953)December 16, 2pm: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1947) Admission is FREE!

     


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