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Saturday, April 25

Gracias a la Vida: The Rebel Spirit of Violeta Parra

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Los Angeles, CA 90012


Known as the most important singer-songwriter-storyteller in the history of Chile, Violeta Parra sang about struggle, defiance, and triumph. Her songs were the basis for Chiles New Song (Nueva Cancin) movement, which spread throughout Latin America and beyond. The 2004-2005 Orange Revolution in Ukraine, for example, used Parras classic Gracias a la Vida, which has been covered by artists ranging from Joan Baez to Plcido Domingo. 

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SPARC Presents: A Collectors Talk and Closing Reception

Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC)

685 Venice Bl, Venice, CA 90291


The Durón Gallery at SPARC will present a ‘Collectors Talk’. Using the current exhibition, “A Short Essay of Chicano Photography” as a backdrop, Mary, Armando and Isabel (their daughter) discuss the process of collecting and their individual perspectives. Armando has been the voice of the collection thus far, but now Mary and Isabel (a UCLA doctoral student in Chicano Studies) speak publicly for the first time on their own perspectives in a casual conversation “Collectors Talk”. The conversation will be followed by a closing reception to this unique exhibition.

SPARC is a community-based non-profit arts organization founded in 1976 by Distinguished UCLA professor and artist Judy Baca, filmmaker Donna Deitch, and artist Christina Schlesinger. 

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The Art Directors Guild Gallery 800 Presents The “Kinship & Family” Art Exhibit

Gallery 800

5108 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, North Hollywood, 91601

4:00pm to 8:00pm

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Gallery 800 presents "Kinship & Family,” its third art exhibition of 2015, opening Saturday, April 25, 2015 with a hosted reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The “Kinship & Family” reception will feature more than 50 original art pieces, a hosted bar, live music featuring the “Do Drop In” jazz trio and refreshments. In the spirit of kinship and family, the exhibit will not only showcase artwork inspired and created by ADG members, but also art pieces created by their talented family members as well. All art mediums are encouraged in this special exhibition, which will run through May 16, 2015. Located in the heart of the famed NoHo Arts District, Gallery 800’s mission is to promote the works of talented entertainment industry professionals in a series of shows throughout the year. Gallery hours are Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m.- 6 p.m.

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