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Saturday, September 20

Farm to Table Community Feast

Highland Hall Waldorf School

17100 Superior Street, Northridge, CA 91325

4:00pm to 7:00pm

Highland Hall Waldorf School is pleased to announce its second annual Farm to Table Community Feast to be held on Saturday, September 20 on the Highland Hall campus in Northridge, California.

This event is part of our school’s ongoing effort to bring awareness to our biodynamic farm program and to encourage community involvement by providing a place to gather and celebrate with the spirit of giving and gratitude.

Highland Hall’s Biodynamic Farm program teaches children and adults about the benefits of natural cycles-planting, harvesting, and composting. "Our Farm to Table Community Feast is an opportunity to share our farm's abundance with the community," says Farm Manager Bridget Kelley.

The school anticipates 250 guests in attendance including representatives from our local city offices, families and alumni from the local Waldorf Schools, and members of the Northridge, Porter Ranch, Chatsworth and surrounding communities.

Our Farm to Table Community Feast is open to everyone. Guests will be treated to a delicious organic dinner served “family style” and prepared on site by Highland Hall alum Chef Reme Loosli from The Heart of Cooking and the Kaplan family from Hugo’s Restaurants. Our community meal will feature freshly harvested produce from our school’s biodynamic farm, locally sourced organic chicken, organic desserts with vegan and gluten free options. Musical entertainment will be provided by the High Strung String Band with hand-clapping, foot-stomping folk tunes from Appalachia and beyond.

Early-bird tickets available now through Sept 12th on the Highland Hall website: www.highlandhall.org : $25/adult $15/child.

Be sure join us for what promises to be an afternoon and evening filled with great food, toe-tapping music, square dancing, games for the children and plenty of fun for the whole family!

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Artists Talk for The Long Thread

TAG Gallery at Bergamot Station

2525 Michigan Avenue, CA, 90404

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Painter Pam Douglas explores the cycle of birth and death in “The Long Thread.” The exhibition features seven original paintings on natural fibers—raw silk and rice paper—and use cord, twine and rope, which are applied to the surface to create evocative shapes, as well as hung to create forms and patterns with the negative space. Working with free-hanging fabric allowed her to explore larger dimensions, while the cord, twine and rope allowed her to explore three-dimensional space. “While making this series, a baby was born in my family, and a friend was dying,” says Douglas. “I hadn’t planned a cycle of life theme, but as the pieces evolved, the show became a metaphor. The underlying meanings were unconscious at first, then intentional as I searched for titles.” As with her previous work, Douglas reveals her admiration for Asian art, using inks and water-based mediums, silk, and rice paper, while several pieces hang from wood dowels that recall Japanese and Chinese scroll paintings. Special events include Artists’ Reception, Artists’ Talk and 20th Anniversary Party for Bergamot Station. Douglas is also an award-winning writer and professor at USC School of Cinematic Arts.

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Mark Handforth - ROUGH DARK DIAMOND - Opening Reception

Kayne Griffin Corcoran

1201 S. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, 90019

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Mark Handforth
Rough Dark Diamond
September 20, 2014 – January 3, 2015

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2014 5-7pm

Kayne Griffin Corcoran is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by sculptor Mark
Handforth. Rough Dark Diamond, Handforth’s first solo gallery exhibition in Los Angeles, will consist of large-scale sculptural works installed both within the gallery and in the courtyard outside.

Mark Handforth twists mundane markers of modern life—light fixtures, roadway signs, motorcycles—into an evocative series of symbols and ciphers. Working in the fertile conceptual space between Minimalism and Surrealism, Handforth manipulates form, material, context, and especially size. Thus transformed, his chosen cultural signifiers take on a new and alien life. In his new exhibition, Handforth works from abstracted templates of simple shapes. The titular diamond, fashioned from steel pipe, is secured to floor and ceiling, framing the gallery space like a roughhewn portal or doorway. Similarly, Handforth explores variations on wire coat hangers, telephone handsets, and five-pointed stars, all recurring motifs in the artist’s own unique sculptural language. These symbols of domesticity, reappropriated and stripped of utility, exist as a series of oblique totems that read playful, provocative, and even menacing by turns.

Within Rough Dark Diamond, these works function pointedly to draw together the connection between the external and internal exhibition spaces. A light piece, consisting of translucent blue light bulbs, spreads large across the main internal gallery wall. Visible from the outside, these lights combine to form a floating blue telephone, which seems to break apart into a cosmic array. In relation to Handforth’s other heavy bronze phone sculptures, this light piece becomes a ghost in the form of a tantric light drawing; a constellation of the everyday. At this point the graphic form (the icon; the sign) breaks apart to join again with everything else in the world.

In the courtyard outside, a sculptural interpretation of a white wire hanger twists up to the sky. The work is named for Alan Watts, the British philosopher whose work incorporated Eastern mysticism with the study of psychotherapy. Himself a wonderfully inconsistent philosopher, Watts found himself in many ways inescapably empathetic to the connectivity and the bond between all things. A freeze frame precariously suspended in subjective time, this hanger, and further Handforth’s star, diamond, telephone and golden ring, live in this state of jaunty tension.

Mark Handforth has participated in exhibitions at such institutions as the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C., the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. Handforth, who was born in Hong Kong in 1969, lives and works in Miami.

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Third Street Promenade Readies the Sonic Submarine For Launch During Its 25th Anniversary Weekend in September

Downtown Santa Monica Dives into a Funky Music Festival with a Lineup of Five KCRW DJ's,
an Interactive Photobooth, and Entertainment Zones on Sept. 20th

We all dance in a Sonic Submarine. Third Street Promenade is turning up the funk for its 25th Anniversary with its first outdoor DJ-driven music festival. On September 20th, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., the Third Street block stretching north from Santa Monica Blvd. to Arizona Ave. will be transformed into an electronic wonderland called the Sonic Submarine. Produced by DTSM, Inc., five of KCRW's finest on-air disc jockeys will roll out hour-long sets in succession as the sun dips and disappears into the Pacific.

KCRW DJ Lineup
Raul Campos
Mario Cotto
Chris Douridas
Travis Holcombe
Garth Trinidad

This tidal sound-wave of eclectic beats is free to the public to attend. In-step with the production will be an interactive photo booth for Sonic Submariners, digitally capturing the evening festivities. Other entertainment zones will be staged as well, sporting giant bubble wands and various handouts, further immersing dancers into the festival experience.

"Downtown Santa Monica stays progressive through energy of the people that call it home. We're excited to add some decibels to this energy with the Sonic Submarine, and watch Third Street Promenade submerge into music and movement," says Mackenzie Carter, Director of Marketing & Operations for DTSM Inc.

Saturday night's Sonic Submarine is the first part of a two-day culmination of Third Street Promenade's 25th Anniversary Celebration. Sunday will feature a daytime block party of bands, parades, and other DTSM community spotlights. Further details to come.

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Gregg Young & the 2nd Street Jazz Band with Horns

The Dome Arclight Entertainment Center

6360 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, 90028

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Who: Gregg Young & the 2nd Street Jazz Band with Horns
- Shore Records Recording Artist
- Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year, LA Music Awards
- Best of Jazz Nominee -1st Annual Hollywood Music Awards
- Winner Best Blues - Hollywood Music in Media Awards
- Winner Best Funk/Groove – Hollywood Music in Media Awards
- Best Latin Nominee – Hollywood Music in Media Awards
- Best Jazz Nominee - Hollywood Music in Media Awards
- House Band, Dome Arclight Entertainment Center

What: Jazz, Rock ‘n’ Roll, R&B, Funk, Blues, Reggae & Movie Themes.

Why: 2014 Music on the Plaza Series.

How: Gregg Young (Guitar), Kirkwood Coakley (Bass), Dr. Bobby Rodriguez (Trumpet), Brandon Fields (Sax) and Joey Navarro (Keyboards)

Free admission & the public is invited.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Kat Wheeler
Marketing/PR Assistant
[email protected]

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