In?fleur?essence: Rob Outwater & Gabrielle McKenna

Rob Outwater, Photography: A rose may be a rose, but no two are seen alike in this new exhibition. As captured by photographer Rob Outwater, flowers radiate beauty in this stunning display of 3D Digital Lenticular prints and traditional ink-jet prints. Visceral and surprising, the Lenticular process created in the 1940s provides an illusion of movement in static images. Viewed from different angles, the 3D images appear and change depending on the viewer’s position.
Gabrielle McKenna, Paintings: Looming larger and more intimate than in real life, the floral paintings of Gabrielle McKenna push the classical boundaries of “still life.” Vivid, deeply colored and felt, these paintings reflect Gabrielle’s “outward expression of her interior experience.” A fine artist since high school, her work has been displayed in galleries from Soho to Santa Fe to West Hollywood.

The Creative Arts Center Gallery
1100 West Clark Ave.
Jan. 6—26

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m.—8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.—7 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Please contact the Gallery at (818) 238-5397 for additional information.

Pasadena Society of Artists

The Pasadena Society of Artists (PSA) is proud to present its 87th Annual Juried Exhibition at the Creative Arts Center Gallery. Join us at the opening reception and awards presentation on Friday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m.—9 p.m. Eight awards will be presented during the opening reception. View 60 works of art selected by juror Meher McArthur and meet the professional artists who created their art especially for this exhibition. Meher McArthur said, “The superb quality and the wide range of styles and techniques of the submitted artwork made my job challenging but very enjoyable.”

The Creative Arts Center Gallery
1100 West Clark Ave.
Feb. 3–23

Visit www.PasadenaSocietyofArtist.org to learn more about the Pasadena Society of Artists.


Free Educational Conference for Blood Cancer Patients

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS’s) Greater Los Angeles Chapter will be hosting its First Annual Blood Cancer Highlights Conference featuring eight disease-specific breakout sessions.
LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.
Speakers include local experts from City of Hope, Cedars-Sinai, USC’s Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and UCLA Health System Division of Hematology-Oncology. Additional speakers include: Lisa Solis DeLong, a registered nurse, certified bereavement facilitator, and the author of Blood Brothers: A Memoir of Faith and Loss While Raising Two Sons with Cancer; Dr. Janet L. Franklin, MD, MPH, Clinical Research Medical Director of Hematology/Oncology with Amgen Inc.; and Dr. Deborah Banker, LLS’ Vice President of Research Communication.
This is a great opportunity to educate Greater Los Angeles patients on the latest developments, current treatments, and local clinical trial options.
Everyone is welcome, but local blood cancer patients and survivors; relatives of patients; caregivers; and health care professionals can register at www.lls.org/los.

Marriott Warner Center
21850 Oxnard St.
Saturday, Jan. 21, 8:30 a.m.—2:30 p.m.


An Evening with Joan Rivers

Reprise Theatre Company presents “An Evening with Joan Rivers” for one performance only. Ticket sales from “An Evening with Joan Rivers” will benefit Reprise Theatre Company and support Reprise’s mission to produce musical theatre of the highest artistic quality and make this art form accessible to new audiences through education and outreach programs.
Joan Rivers is a force of nature and one of the hardest-working celebrities in the world. An entertainment legend of unparalleled accomplishment and talent, she’s an internationally renowned comedienne, Emmy-winning television talk show host, Tony-nominated actress, best-selling author, playwright, screenwriter, motion picture director, columnist, lecturer, syndicated radio host, jewelry designer and cosmetic company entrepreneur, red carpet fashion laureate, businesswoman — and most importantly, a proud mother and grandmother.

UCLA’s Freud Playhouse
Monday, Jan. 30, 8 p.m.

For tickets, please call the UCLA Central Ticket Office at (310) 825-2101 or visit www.reprise.org.


The Wrecking Crew Fundraiser

They were the studio musicians behind some of the biggest hits in the 1960s and ‘70s. From “Be My Baby” to “California Girls”; “Strangers in the Night” to “Mrs. Robinson”; “You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’” to “Up, Up and Away”; and from “Viva Las Vegas” to “Mr. Tambourine Man,” the group dubbed The Wrecking Crew played on them all. Six years in a row in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Grammy for “Record of the Year” went to The Wrecking Crew member recordings.
The Wrecking Crew, a documentary film produced and directed by Denny Tedesco, son of legendary late Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco, has played around the world in the festival circuit with over a dozen awards and rave reviews and other accolades.
Why the film hasn’t reached a wider audience, even though it is championed by all who see it, is becoming a bit of lore itself. A labor of love by director Tedesco, the film is also ultimately a love letter to the legacy of his late father and musician friends in the Crew. Documenting the work of musicians on such iconic songs, however, can be cost — and distribution — prohibitive. According to the American Federation of Musicians, the film may have one of the largest soundtracks of any film in history, with 131 music cues. With songs by Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, The Monkees, The Byrds, The Mamas & the Papas, Sonny and Cher, The Beach Boys, and dozens of others, the cost of licensing the music for the film is estimated at more than $300,000.
Tedesco came up with a unique solution: work through a fiscal sponsor to help accept donations. The film is now eligible for funding through the International Documentary Foundation, a California non-profit, tax-exempt corporation.
This screening will also benefit Tedesco’s Alma Mater where his brother Damon and he graduated in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Both participated in the Notre Dame Band. When they heard the band needed to raise money, they felt it was the perfect fit.

El Portal Theater
5269 Lankershim Blvd.
Monday, Jan. 30, Reception 6:30 p.m.,
Screening 7:30 p.m.

For more information about “The Wrecking Crew” film and tickets ($30), please visit www.wreckingcrewfilm.com.

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