AVPA To Present "Retirement Bash" Saturday 24 October 2009


October 22, 2009

In this time where "change" is the word of the year, artist Elana Mann and 30 art students from the Culver City High School Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA) program will be throwing "Retirement Bash," an interactive performance event, in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA).

AVPA art students will present, "Retirement Bash," on Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 at The Culver City Senior Center located at 4095 Overland Avenue in Culver City. The event is free and open to the public.

During a ten-week workshop with artist, Elana Mann, AVPA art students attended field trips to MOCA and Machine Project, an alternative art space in Echo Park, Los Angeles. The students and Mann will present a paradigm-shifting event in which outdated sayings, symbols, images, and mottos will be performatively "retired." At this event new ideas and sayings will also be invented and introduced. The "Retirement Bash" event will promote the idea that artists of all ages have a vital role in the community as agents of social change.

For more information about the Academy, go to http://avpa.orgor contact Tony Spano at (310) 842-4200 x6094 or Kristine Hatanaka at (310) 842-4200 x6001.


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