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Saturday, May 30

Ann Chamberlin's Vaivén, New Paintings from Mexico

Lora Schlesinger Gallery

2525 Michigan Ave. B5b, Santa Monica, 90404

5:00pm

Lora Schlesinger Gallery presents Ann Chamberlin’s Vaivén, New Paintings from Mexico. The show is the artist’s third solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition opens on Saturday, May 30 from 5 – 7 pm and is on view through July 11, 2015.

Vaivén, New Paintings from Mexico are inspired by places constantly in flux, where people are passing through. An airport, an airplane, a hotel lobby or an RV Park; she captures the energy of these environments by incorporating multiple points of view and vantage points in one picture plane. Within the work, there is no singular linear anecdote. Like a kaleidoscope of thoughts, her tales spin around and around. She creates evocative narratives that explore social and political scenarios that are intriguing, endearing, and at times unsettling. Subtle implications of crimes are apparent within the imagery, such as the women counting boxes of money in the painting “Money Counters in Panama”. In the painting 10 women surround a table sorting and counting boxes of cash. The bills are compiled and stacked neatly into cardboard boxes. In the foreground, a woman with a red dress addresses the viewer, with a notebook in hand. The somber look on their faces, their undergarments peeking through their patterned dresses, and the small island in the distance, creates an open-ended narrative for the audience to interpret the work.

Ann Chamberlin was awarded the City of Los Angeles Individual Artists’ Fellowship Grant and the J. Paul Getty Individual Artist Grant and was a Fulbright Scholar to Medellín, Colombia. Chamberlin has shown at many museums and galleries including the Gallery at REDCAT, Los Angeles, The Frye Art Museum, Seattle, the Armory Center for the Arts, and the Long Beach Museum of Art.

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Sunday, May 31

MON ONCLE / THE 400 BLOWS

Aero Theater

1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, 90403

7:30pm

We reach the end of the 1950s in our countdown of 75 years of the Aero with a French film double feature of Jacques Tati's 1958 comedy MON ONCLE (the English-language version he shot simultaneously with the French film) and François Truffaut's seminal French New Wave classic THE 400 BLOWS, from 1959.

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Monday, June 1

LA Prepares to EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES

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12:00pm

Entering its second year, EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES is back, bigger and bolder, with restaurants, bars, food trucks and everyone in between ‘turning (RED)’ this June to raise money and awareness for the Global Fund to fight AIDS. In Los Angeles, establishments ranging from Son of a Bun to The Bazaar by Jose Andres are creating special (RED) dishes, drinks and tasting menus.

All offerings will be available throughout the month of June.

WHERE & WHO:

There are numerous food and drink businesses in and around Los Angeles turning (RED) this June, including:

Mélisse, M Street Kitchen, Stella Barra, Emporium Thai Cuisine, Tres @ SLS Beverly Hills, Ta Bom Truck, Canvas Food Truck, Son of a Bun, The Bazaar by Jose Andres, The Library at the Redbury, Katsuya Brentwood, Katsuya Hollywood, Katsuya LA Live, Peaches’ Smokehouse and Southern Kitchen, Cleo Hollywood, Pizzeria Mozza LA, Osteria Mozza, Pizzeria Mozza Newport Beach, Sushi Roku, Petit Trois, Coral Tree Café, Sanook Soi 38, Gourmet Genie, Baby’s Badass Burgers, chi SPACCA, Mozz2Go, The Pudding Truck, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Canvas Food Truck, Ta Bom Truck, Hurricane Kitchen, and more!

Additionally, a number of LA’s world-renowned chefs are serving as culinary ambassadors, supporting the campaign across social media, events and many other ways. Interviews with Chef Ambassadors based in LA and beyond can be arranged pending their availability. Names include: John Shook, Vinny Dotolo, Ludo Lefebvre, Nancy Silverton, Anthony Bourdain, Amanda Freitag, David Chang, Anne Burrell, April Bloomfield, Bobby Flay, David Burke, Dominique Ansel, Josh Capon, Seamus Mullen, Wylie Dufresne…and more!

WHEN:

The EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES campaign goes live in LA’s restaurants, bars and food trucks from June 1 through June 30, 2015.

WHY:

EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES transforms food and drink into a force to fight AIDS. What people choose to eat and drink this June will help raise money for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, to provide life-saving HIV/AIDS medication to those who need it most. 100% of each participating business’ donation will go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.

HOW:

Starting May 7, 2015, consumers can visit www.eatREDdrinkRED.org to find out where to EAT (RED) Drink (RED) SAVE LIVES in Los Angeles and around the world.  Diners can also follow @RED and #86AIDS to see firsthand the great (RED) food and drink experiences that will be available in cities around the world.

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Tuesday, June 2

Wednesday, June 3

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