A day after the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, millions nationwide and around the world marched in support of women's rights.
• Huge crowds converge on flagship Washington march.
• Hundreds of thousands at Los Angeles march alone
• Did you march? Tell us why.
• See the marches around the world.
It is often artists who are a public voice of opposition. And artists need to bring that voice of opposition to this cause — with every drop of blood and every tear.
They began to gather just after 7 a.m. Saturday at the Good Luck Gallery, a small art space on Chung King Road in Los Angeles’ Chinatown. Owner Paige Wery, who showcases the work of outsider artists, threw open the doors in advance of the women’s march in Los Angeles to offer artists, friends and colleagues a base from which to attend the downtown action.
She also offered hot coffee, a bathroom and a table full of art supplies — so that last-minute arrivals could produce protest posters.
Paul Kopeikin, who runs Culver City’s Kopeikin Gallery, showed up with boxes of doughnuts and a fabric sign on his back that read “Not My President.”
“I think artists feel they belong to a group that is directly affected,” said Kopeikin, bearing a placard that reads “Unity!”
Carolina A. Miranda has spent inauguration weekend following L.A.'s cultural institutions big and small to see how they are responding -- or not -- to the beginning of the Trump administration. Here are some of her other dispatches: