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Thursday, February 5

Saturday, February 7

Service and Other Stories: A Living History Project Opening Reception

Angels Gate Cultural Center

3601 S. Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731


The Opening Reception for Gettin Off the Grounds new exhibitions will take place on Sunday, February 8, 2015 from 2:00-5:00pm. Gallery walkthrough at 3:30pm. Angels Gate Cultural Center (AGCC) invites you to the latest round of exhibitions that begin to explore the stories of veterans and military families. The exhibitions fall under our 2013-2015 Gettin Off the Ground: Contemporary Stories from an American Community exhibition year. Throughout next year the gallery will explore through art workshops, roundtable conversations, films, performances and exhibitions how the military experience shapes the collective consciousness of residents in the South Bay/Harbor region. Exhibiting work of AGCC studio artists, regional/international artists and partnerships with different organizations will act as a catalyst for the exchange of dialogue and experiences that engages the local community. MAIN GALLERY I: Service and Other Stories: A Living History Project is a year-long exhibition that engages U.S. military veterans from all 20th and 21st century conflicts. The project, led by Los Angeles artist Farrah Karapetian, involved veterans Joe Debble, Mike Felch, John Warhank, Justin Wilson and UCLA ROTC cadets. The installation shares their story as veterans with the community. Their experience is part of the multitude of voices that belong to veterans in the Los Angeles region. MAIN GALLERY II: Roundtable V features artists: Kiel Johnson, Miwa Matreyek, Claudia Parducci, Phillip S

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USC Pacific Asia Museum

46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, 91101


Panel discussion of "The First Wave: Modern and Contemporary Chinese Paintings in the USC Pacific Asia Museum Collection", featuring museum director Christina Yu Yu, PhD, Professor Richard Strassberg and Zheng Shengtian, who were both integral to the groundbreaking exhibitions of contemporary Chinese art in the United States first shown at the museum starting in 1987.

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Sunday, February 8

Iranian Photography: Past & Present


5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90036


Free Join Kaveh Baghdadchi, photographer and editor-in-chief of Akkasee.com (Irans most popular photography site) for a discussion about the history of photography in Iran, from the arrival of the camera in the Royal Court to present day. The program will be followed by a reception featuring an Iranian tea ceremony and traditional Iranian music. This program is sponsored by Farhang Foundation at the Craft & Folk Art Museum. RSVP requested to [email protected]

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Monday, February 9