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National Pancake Day

IHOP, one of America’s favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, has announced plans to serve millions of free pancakes in celebration of National Pancake Day on February 24, 2009. The celebration is designed to bring together friends and family, as well as to raise one million dollars for Children’s Miracle network, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children’s hospitals, and other worthy causes.
2009 will mark IHOP’s fourth year of celebrating the national event, and nearly 1,400 IHOP restaurants throughout the United States will once again invite guests to enjoy a free short stack of IHOP’s signature buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. In return, IHOP guests are asked to donate what they would have paid for the free pancakes, or more, to their local children’s hospital or another worthy cause.

“Twilight”: A Solo Installation by Rebekah Bogard

Nevada-based artist Rebekah Bogard is a ceramicist who creates immersive environments of colorful, playful – and at times disturbing – scenes of imaginary creatures enveloped in abundant flora and fauna. Each one of Bogard’s figures is a handcrafted earthenware object, finished with acrylic, underglazes, and glazes. Her figurative representations may appear endearing at first, yet upon closer inspection, we recognize traits that are associated with the human species more than with the animal variety. While as a material, ceramics are often relegated to the applied or lesser arts, Bogard’s immersive “non-functional” landscapes ground this work in a contemporary domain where issues of sexuality, gender and role-playing are explored.
The presentation of Twilight at Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM) is supported in part by the University of Nevada, Reno, College of Liberal Arts Scholarly and Creative Activities Grant Program. Additional support provided by the Sierra Arts Foundation Endowment Fund and East Los Angeles College.

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