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Tuesday, July 7

Indigo Girls

El Rey Theatre

5515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 95928

8:00pm

Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are Indigo Girls. Rolling Stone describes them as the “ideal duet partners. Their voices soar and swoop as one, alternately raucous and soothing. When they sing together, they radiate a sense of shared purpose that adds muscle to their lanky, deeply felt folk-tinged pop songs”. Together they write, arrange, record and perform music which over the course of twenty five years has become a vital part of the lives of their legion of devoted fans around the world, informing and rewarding them day to day.
With twelve original studio albums, three live records, various Greatest Hits compilations, a Rarities and a Christmas record to their credit, the iconic duo continues to challenge itself creatively, over and over again, adding to a body of work that contains such contemporary classic songs as Galileo, Shame on You, Closer To Fine, Kid Fears, Love of Our Lives, Making Promises, Get out the Map, Moment of Forgiveness, Least Complicated and Go. After numerous Grammy nominations and awards and gold and platinum certifications and decades of touring in clubs, arenas and everything in between,  Indigo Girls remain active and  relevant, always viewing their music as a fresh opportunity for exploration and discovery. “We really work hard to not lean on any tried and true path in making our albums,” says Ray. “So when it comes to writing new songs and working and performing with different musicians, every record and every tour feels like a completely different adventure for us.
Amy and Emily first met as fifth and sixth-graders inDecatur,Georgiaand began singing together during high school. Originally billed as Saliers & Ray, the pair adopted the name Indigo Girls during their undergraduate days atAtlanta’sEmoryUniversity. The Indigos were attending classes by day and performing as an acoustic duo in local clubs by night when they made their first stab at recording in 1985 with the single Crazy Game / Everybody’s Waiting (for Someone To Come Home) which they issued on their own label, followed by an EP and in 1987, their first full length LP, Strange Fire, produced by John Keane.
In 1988, the big-time beckoned Indigo Girls. Signed to Epic Records and EMI Music, they recorded Indigo Girls with producer Scott Litt at Ocean Way Studios inL.A.With Amy and Emily on vocals and acoustic guitars, Indigo Girls featured contributions from REM, Hothouse Flowers and Luka Bloom. The record was released in 1989 (the Boston Globe stated “The Indigo Girls have simply made the best debut album so far this year”) and the Indigo Girls began criss-crossing the country on tour (a process that has continued without pause throughout their career) headlining or supporting the likes of REM, Neil Young and the Violent Femmes.
Decades into their career, the Indigo Girls still amaze conventional pundits with their ability to grow and thrive no matter what the state of the music industry is at any given point. The duo’s constant touring, as well as staunch dedication to a number of social and environmental causes, has earned them a fervidly devoted following over the years. So many artists who launched their careers in the late 1980s have slipped from our collective memory. In contrast, the Indigo Girls stand tall, having earned the lasting respect and devotion of a multi-generational audience which continues to experience their creative evolution in the studio and on stage. The adventure may take the form of an adrenaline-fueled live CD or a warm reflective holiday album or a collection of songs that can veer from the raucous to intimate in the blink of an eye. No matter where their creative journey takes them, they hold out a hand to their listeners and we get to feel it all.

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Wednesday, July 8

A Kingdom of Images: French Prints in the Age of Louis XIV, 1660–1715

Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

11:00am

From grand royal portraits to satiric views of everyday life, and from small-scale fashion prints decorated with actual fabrics to monumental panoramas of Versailles and the Louvre, this exhibition explores the rich variety of prints that came to define French power and prestige in the era of Louis XIV (1638–1715). During the Sun King's long reign, printmakers and publishers effectively deployed prints to promote French culture, art, and style. Commemorating the 300th anniversary of Louis XIV's death, A Kingdom of Images: French Prints in the Age of Louis XIV, 1660–1715 features nearly 100 works from the Getty Research Institute and the Bibliothèque nationale de France.

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Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity

Getty Villa Malibu

17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Los Angeles, CA

12:00pm

The Museum's acquisition from the Oppenländer collection of over 350 pieces of ancient glass is the focus of this exhibition. Remarkable for their high quality and chronological breadth, the roughly 180 works on view are accompanied by videos illustrating ancient glassmaking techniques.

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Thursday, July 9

DAC Gallery Summer Group Exhibition

DAC Gallery

431 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

11:00am

The Downtown Art Center (DAC) Gallery is pleased to present our Summer Group Exhibition featuring artists Carlos Beltran, Ching Ching Cheng, Valérie Daval, Tiffany Anne Jordan, Echo Lew, Juan Pierri, Molly Schulman and Thomas Sedgwick. The featured artists were selected by DAC Gallery curators from a pool of over 100 candidates who submitted works in a variety of 2D mediums.

Beltran’s mixed media on paper and canvas investigate human relationships with manmade environments using everyday materials and surfaces; Cheng’s ”Watercolor Engine” series express a fascination with the inner-workings of machines and re-interprets them as bright, pulsing organisms in translucent color; Daval draws from personal photographs to create paintings which elicit a sense of temporality and introspection; Jordan’s freestyle drawings depict everyday objects in black linework reminiscent of a mad scientist’s doodles; Lew’s process can be called photographic, however the result is a multitude of delicate, organic lines that are “drawn with light”; Pierri’s monotype prints and mixed media paper works depict map-like renderings of people and organs; Schulman’s paintings play with the potential for absurdity to be found in common places; Sedgwick’s compositions feature tightly-packed figures evocative of cellular clusters.

An opening reception will take place during the July Downtown Art Walk on Thursday, July 9th, from 7 to 9 PM. The exhibition will be on view at DAC Gallery from July 9th to August 28th, 2015.

Details:
• Free to attend; light refreshments served
• Parking available at meters and pay lots (see posted signs for details). Please note that DAC Gallery does not validate parking.

DAC GALLERY
431 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013 – tel: 213.627.7374
www.dacgallery.com[email protected]
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM or by appointment

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