FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 is proud to present it’s 80th Anniversary Exhibition:
“The First 80 Years”
Curated by Molly Barnes, Los Angeles and New York-based art consultant and critic
August 27 - September 24, 2005
Opening Reception:  August 27, 6pm –9pm

LAAA/Gallery 825
825 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069
Tel, 310.652.8272 / fax 310.652.9251
E-mail, <gallery825@laaa.org>
Web site, <http://www.laaa.org>


Marcel Duchamp, "Rotorelief", 1965, wood, velvet, motor, magnetized turntable, 14.5" x 14.5" x 3.3".

"The First 80 Years" will highlight the work of twenty five artists including: Kim Abeles, Lisa Adams, Lita Albuquerque, Carlos Almaraz, Charles Arnoldi, Robert Bassler, Karl Benjamin, Hans Burkhardt, Marcel Duchamp, Lorser Feitelson, Oskar Fischinger, Gronk, Helen Lundeberg, Dan McCleary, Michael C. McMillen, Jim Morphesis, Man Ray, Roland Reiss, Frank Romero,  Betye Saar, Wayne Thiebaud, Kent Twitchell, June Wayne, Jack Zajac, and Zorthian.
 
Reception Sponsored by: The Spanish Kitchen and The Belmont Restaurants

To complement the exhibition, several public events have been organized:

Saturday, September 10th at 2 pm. "La Cienega in the '60s" a panel discussion moderated by exhibition curator Molly Barnes with former museum director Henry T. Hopkins, Artist Robert bassler and artist June Wayne.  Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Blvd. Reservations required. $10 LAAA members/seniors/students, $15 general admission.
 
Wednesday, September 14 from 8-9:30 pm. “Man Ray: Prophet of the Avant Garde” Documentary screening and talk by filmmaker Mel Stuart. Mel Stuart’s directorial credits include “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”, “Wattstax” and “One is a Lonely Number” Gallery 825. LAAA Members and students with ID $7, General Public $10

Thursday, October 20, 2005 from 7 - 10pm. 80th Anniversary Tribute Dinner:  (LAAA) is proud to commemorate our 80th Anniversary on October 20, 2005 at the exclusive five star Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills. This special evening of dinner and celebration will highlight the vibrant history of LAAA, recognizing and acknowledging LAAA's commitment to the artists and imaginations that have sustained and enhanced the cultural life in Los Angeles. This exceptional fundraising event will sustain LAAA's mission of supporting emergent talent and enhance the cultural vibrancy of our community. Reserved seating for this event is available at $500 per person. Please contact Paolo or Sinead at (310) 652-8272 for more information.



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