Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” , Sunday, July 12th, 2015

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Happy Sunday! Enjoy whale watching, original art, several new museum exhibits and more on the Sunday "Gayle on the Go!" list. Take a look!

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Special Olympics World Games

The Murals

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

3914 Bill Roberston Lane

Los Angeles

Artist - David Flores

 

Special Olympics World Games

The Murals

1248 South Figueroa Street

Los Angeles

Artist - Cryptik

 

Special Olympics World Games

The Murals

1147 South Hope Street

Los Angeles

Artist - Kent Twitchell 

Look for these around town! Toyota, the official Automotive Partner of the World Games has provided three public art murals to Los Angeles to commemorate the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. Similar to the original freeway murals created for the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, the Special Olympics-inspired artwork is intended to stand the test of time. Working with the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, the internationally recognized muralist and original 1984 Olympics artist Kent Twitchell returned to create one of his famous realistic portraits. Twitchell’s piece and the two other inspiring murals celebrate the Special Olympics athletes.

The murals can be seen at:

*Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum - 3914 Bill Roberston Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90037

Artist - David Flores

 

*1248 South Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015

Artist - Cryptik

 

*1147 South Hope St., Los Angeles, CA 90015

Artist - Kent Twitchell                                                            

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Special Olympics

World Games

Los Angeles 2015

www.la2015.org

By the way, the opening ceremonies for World Games are Saturday, July 25th. For tickets information about the 25 sports competitions at venues throughout Los Angeles, check the website la2015.org

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Blue Whale Watching

Harbor Breeze Cruises

Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way

Long Beach

www.aquariumofpacific.org

www.2seewhales.com

It’s a LEARN SOMETHING SUMMER about the endangered Blue Whales migrating right now off our coast.

We can go Blue Whale watching with the experts of Harbor Breeze Cruises aboard this brand new, high-speed whale watching catamaran and the scientists of the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach.

 Experts from the Aquarium’s blue whale photo ID program have a Summer program about the arrival of southern California’s endangered Blue Whale population and reveal how we can identify individual whales that are frequenting local urban waters as well as about the critically endangered Vaquita. Experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are at the Aquarium with information about conservation issues facing the Vaquita, the smallest of all whales and the most critically endangered marine mammal on Earth. Blue whales are the largest animal on the planet and frequent Southern California’s urban ocean—a busy and bustling place intensely used by both people and wildlife, while Vaquitas are only a fraction of the size and inhabit the coastal waters of the Northern Gulf of California, Mexico. The Aquarium has launched its Vaquita awareness campaign, which officially begins on International Save the Vaquita Day, July 11, 2015.

 The public can visit the Aquarium of the Pacific and embark on Harbor Breeze Cruises for a three-hour whale watch excursion with Aquarium experts daily at 12:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The Blue Whale & Sea Life Cruise combo ticket is available for purchase on-site at the Aquarium of the Pacific and may be purchased in advance by calling 562-590-3100. Prices are $59.95 per adult age 12 or older, $55.95 per senior age 62 or older, and $39.95 per child (includes whale watch and Aquarium admission). Guests will be able to listen to the whales they see and can learn more about whale communication through the Aquarium’s interactive Whales: Voices in the Sea kiosk exhibit featuring the largest whale on the planet—the blue whale. For more information, the public can visit http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/education/programdetails/blue_whale_cruise/  Whale watch tickets can be purchased without Aquarium admission through Harbor Breeze Cruises by calling 562-983-6880 ($45 on weekdays and $50 on weekends per adult, $40 per senior, $30 per child). For more information the public can visit www.2seewhales.com

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The NEW Sea Jellies

Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way

Long Beach

562 590 3100

www.aquariumofpacific.org

 While you at the Aquarium of the Pacific, don’t miss the NEW sea jellies exhibits. Explore all of the different shapes, colors, and sizes. Learn why they’re important to the planet.

Also, you will learn sea jellies have no heart, brain, or lungs, but have existed on the planet since before the time of dinosaurs. Some can indicate if ocean water is clean while others indicate if it is polluted.

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Dead Sea Scrolls: The Exhibition

California Science Center

700 Exposition Park Drive

Los Angeles

californiasciencecenter.org

 The California Science Center, for the first time in Los Angeles, the California Science Center in cooperation with the Israel Antiquities Authority is proud to present the largest Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition ever mounted outside of Israel. The exhibition features more than 600 ancient artifacts. This special exhibition explores the science and significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls, manuscripts written and hidden in caves 2000 years ago and not discovered until 1947. The exhibition also features sections from 10 selections of the Dead Sea Scrolls, more than half never seen before in the U.S., including parts of the oldest known copies of the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament. 

 

Using multimedia exhibits, guests will explore the science and technology used to date these ancient manuscripts, decipher them, and preserve them for future generations. Additional highlights include a 3-ton stone from Jerusalem's Western Wall, limestone capitals from the first temple period (1000-586 BCE), Ossuaries from the early Roman period, and an ancient signature preserved for millennia on the Archer Seal.

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Blue Star Museums Program

The 1968  Exhibit

Bowers Museum  

2002 North Main Street

Santa Ana

714 567 3600

www.bowers.org  

 The Bowers Museum is home to the new exhibit 1968, which features a 1968 living room with a Huey helicopter actually used in Vietnam in the middle of it.  

 

The state of the art, multimedia exhibit examines the social forces of the turbulent 1960’s that crested in 1968.

 

The Bowers is one of more than two-thousand BLUE STAR MUSEUMS, offering free admission to the military and their families now through Labor Day.

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 Sawdust Art Festival’s 49th Annual Summer Show

935 Laguna Canyon Road

Laguna Beach

949 494 3030

www.sawdustartfestival.org

 

The 49th annual Sawdust Art and Craft Festival in Laguna Beach is open featuring a collection of fine art by more than 200 hundred distinguished artists. Among them glassblower Michael Panetta.

 

We can meet the artists, watch demonstrations, and enjoy daily workshops as well as live music and delicious food now through August.

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