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Ruth Asawa’s 1965 lithographs “Desert Flower” (left) and “Flowers V“

PRINTED MATTERS The late artist and arts activist Ruth Asawa rose to international prominence in the 1950s with her abstract crocheted wire sculptures, and cemented her place in California’s art firmament with public art including Andrea, the mermaid fountain at San Francisco’s Ghirardelli Square. But although Asawa is best known as a sculptor, she was formally trained in drawing and design and earned a fellowship at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles in 1965, in part thanks to an exhibition of her work at what is now the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. Fittingly, the first exhibition dedicated to the subject of her portraiture and floral studies, Home and Away: The Printed Works of Ruth Asawa, opens Sept. 19 at the Norton Simon, featuring Asawa’s intimate studies of her family as well as a suite of 12 floral prints, including those pictured above, produced during that two-month residency. p. 92

Cicely Tyson as Mother Watts in The Trip to Bountiful

Home and Faith Cicely Tyson is a churchgoing Texan widow, and Blair Underwood and Vanessa Williams an unhappy married couple, in The Trip to Bountiful, opening at the Ahmanson Theatre Sept. 26 (previews begin Sept. 17). The 2013 Broadway revival of Pulitzer

Prize winner Horton Foote’s 1953 masterpiece drew widespread acclaim and spawned a Lifetime TV version. Now, in this Center Theatre Group exclusive engagement, Tyson reprises her Tony Award-winning performance as Carrie Watts, an elderly woman who

dreams of returning to her hometown of Bountiful, Texas one last time, to the consternation of her overbearing son (Underwood) and his controlling wife (Williams). Directed by Drama Desk winner Michael Wilson, this trip seems bound for glory. p. 86

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