Peter Clothier to talk about his new book at Los Angeles Art Association


Photos copyright by Peter Clothier

Persistence: Your Most Powerful Creative Tool

A presentation and reading from a new publication, Persist: In Praise of the Creative Spirit in a World Gone Mad With Commerce. 

This session addresses the predicament of creative people of all kinds-artists, writers, actors, musicians, dancers…–in a cultural environment in which success is most often measured in commercial terms, and where it is increasingly difficult for even the most talented to get a hearing.  In this context, we’ll be thinking specifically about the benefits for the artist of a disciplined mind and a commitment to practice-how to acquire and develop these qualities, and how to apply them to creating a life in art that will survive the vicissitudes of an art world dominated by market concerns.

A former art school Dean (Otis Art Institute, Loyola Marymount University) and a widely-published art writer, I bring the perspective of long experience and an empathy for the creative passion.  You can find out more about me at my website,

For additional information about the book, you may want to see these reviews:

When:  6pm, March 3, 2010  

Where:Gallery 825

825 North La Cienega Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90069

phone: 310.652.8272

fax: 310.652.9251

About: Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities, resources, services and exhibition venues for emerging Los Angeles artists of all media. LAAA began as a civic art institution in the 1920s, connecting elite art interests to Hollywood collectors, emerging after World War II as the center of Los Angeles modernism and finally becoming the city’s nexus for emerging artists of all media. LAAA serves as a dynamic force for contemporary ideas, outreach, and community. Gallery 825 and Los Angeles Art Association are located in the heart of La Cienega Boulevard’s Restaurant Row at 825 North La Cienega Bl., Los Angeles, CA 90069. Gallery hours are 10am – 5pm, Tuesday – Saturday or by appointment. Please call 310.652.8272 or visit


By Jim McKinniss

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