I CALLED HIM MORGAN director Kasper Collin will participate in Q&A’s after the 7:40 shows at the Monica Film Center on Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1. Composer Bennie Maupin will join him for the Friday Q&A.
NASA engineer Terry Watson will participate in a Q&A after the 7:10 PM screening of MISSION CONTROL at the Monica Film Center on Saturday, April 15.
Please join us for a very special event as LAEMMLE LIVE presents STREET SYMPHONY Sunday, April 30, 2017. Vijay Gupta, LA Philharmonic violinist and founder of STREET SYMPHONY will perform with fellow Street Symphony musicians, Jin Shan Dai, violin; Michael Larco, viola; and Dahae Kim, cello. Their program will include Dvořák: String Quartet #12 “American” and music by Duke Ellington. KUSC Announcer Rich Capparela will host and join Vijay in conversation to raise awareness of the humanity of people experiencing homelessness. We are honored Street Symphony, a ground-breaking non-profit that connects professional musicians with these communities is bringing this life-affirming program to Santa Monica.
Today, Skid Row is the epicenter of the homeless capital of the United States. Nearly 20,000 people may sleep on the streets of downtown Los Angeles on any given night. Los Angeles County jails are the largest in America, and are effectively the largest in-patient mental health centers in the world. These communities comprise the audiences of Street Symphony.
In the course of the last 4 years, the distinguished musicians of Street Symphony have presented nearly 200 free, live musical engagements with the Los Angeles community, presenting events in Skid Row, the greater Los Angeles Area and the LA County Jails. They bring jazz. They bring gypsy music. They bring the works of Schumann, Schubert and Mendelssohn. They bring music to lift up the brave stories and voices of people who, although living in an impoverished situation, are in no way impoverished in spirit.
VIJAY GUPTA is a violinist, speaker, and passionate advocate for the dedicated presence of citizen-artists in social and civic discourse. Gupta joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2007 at the age of 19, after completing an undergraduate degree in biology and a Master’s degree in violin performance from the Yale School of Music. Gupta made his solo debut with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Zubin Mehta at age 11 and has performed on an international scale since the age of 8.
A gifted spokesperson for the power of arts to change lives, Gupta believes that musical engagement reconnects us to our shared humanity across vast divides, and ultimately impacts social justice. Gupta is a TED Senior Fellow and currently serves on the board of directors of the DC-based national arts advocacy organization Americans for the Arts. In 2015, at the age of 27, he was presented with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by the University of La Verne.
Vijay Gupta currently plays a 1731 Domenico Montagnana violin on generous loan through the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.
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Sunday, April 30, 2017
Monica Film Center
FITTEST ON EARTH writer-director Heber Cannon and producer Tyson Oldroyd will participate in a Q&A after the 7 PM screening at the Monica Film Center tonight, March 17.
THE SETTLERS filmmaker Shimon Dotan will participate in Q&A’s after the 7:10 PM screenings at the Monica Film Center on Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18.
THE OTHER HALF director Joey Klein will participate in a Q&A after the 9:30 PM screening at the Monica Film Center on Friday, March 10.
LOVE & TAXES writer-star Josh Kornbluth and director Jacob Kornbluth will participate in Q&A’s after the 7:50 PM screening at the NoHo 7 on Friday, March 10 and after the 7 PM screening at the Monica Film Center on Saturday, March 11. Harry Shearer will join them for the Santa Monica screening.
Art in the Arthouse is pleased to present the paintings of Daphne Hill & Anna Stump at the Monica Film Center. The exhibit runs through May, 2017.
About the work:
Successful collaboration in the world of painting is quite a rare phenomenon. The duo of DAPHNE HILL and ANNA STUMP, known for their breathtaking floral compositions, have nourished a unique and productive partnership. In a kind of creative symbiosis they appear to “finish each other’s sentences” on the canvas, layering each piece and editing each other to create new forms.
Stump comments, “Our painting process is so egoless because we can’t [as individual artists] get attached to anything we do.” Hill confirms, “We never call the piece finished unless we’re both happy with it.”
Their work includes nods to Rococo foliage, gilt decoration, Japanese motifs, and Impressionism. Artists such as JAKUCHU, FRAGONARD and SARGENT, as well as the light and spectacle of the Southern California landscape serve as inspiration.
In this exhibit, curated for Art in the Arthouse by Tish Laemmle, the magic of the flower is utilized as a vehicle for light and form to express itself. Nothing is overlooked. Whether realized or abstracted, each individual mum, magnolia, cactus blossom, or other gem gets its due, while the presence of gloss resin delightfully brings certain elements to life.
The pair work together in their studio in San Diego, and also maintain a space in the El Sereno neighborhood of L.A. Both are involved in the community, acting as instructors for studio and art history courses in the local college district.