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SATURDAY JUNE 30th – Exhibit Opening Recept ion
SUNDAY JULY 1st – Panel Discussion with Special Guests &\; Liz’s Annual “Found Object” Giveaway
SATURDAY A UGUST 25th – Artist Workshop

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6/30 – 7pm to 10pm ———–  Opening Reception
7/01 – 2pm to 3:30pm ——— Panel Discussion
7/01 – 4pm to 5pm ——-— Found Ob ject Giveaways
8/25 – 2pm to 4pm ————- Artist Worksh op

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Diverted Destruction is back for its 5th annual incarnation!  Wi th a host of works created from the castoffs and remnants of societal disca rds\, Diverted Destruction continues to raise poignant questions regarding consumerism\, waste and human sustainability.  With a diverse mix of sculpt ure\, painting\, mixed media and installations\, The Loft at Liz’s brings u s yet another stunning lineup of world-class artists with a deep purpose an d message.

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Our Sat urday evening reception (6/30) features a special guest mu sical performance by Robert S. Hilton\, a percussionist and teacher who cre ates and plays unique instruments made from natural and “found” objects.  H ilton performs in “The 3 Peace Ensemble” and teaches at the Armory Center f or the Arts in Pasadena. 7pm – 10pm

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Robert is a tr ue multi-instrumentalist\, with creations including flutes\, horns\, percus sive instruments\, guitars and other such stringed instruments. Discarded i tems such as paint cans\, PVC pipe\, bamboo and even a teapot\, are skillfu lly assembled to create his truly one-of-a-kind sound.

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Sunday (7/01) begins with our Panel Discussion in whi ch we will discuss a range of topics from found object and ecological art t o brownfield and landfill management in Los Angeles.  2pm – 3:30pm< /strong>

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Our guest panelists include:
Bobby Furst – Artist
Amanda Keller-Konya – Artist
Liz Gordon – Curator
Dianna Co hen – Creative Director of The Plastic Pollution Coalition
David R. D iaz Ph.D. – Director of Urban Studies Program College of Natural and Social Sciences
Tom Coda – Environmental Protection Specialist (EPA)

\n< p>The afternoon is followed by Liz’s annual “Found Object Giveaway< /strong>“\, in which a variety of items will be shared with our community o f artists.  From wine corks to buttons\, hardware\, magazines and other cur ious ephemera\, guests are encouraged to forage through items for the purpo se of creating their own works of art.  4pm – 5pm

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Refreshments will be served and we will be hosting the Frysmith Truck – which\, subsequently runs on the recycled vegetable oils used i n their cooking process.  Serving up a gourmet spin on french fries\, they include such items as their Mac &\; Cheese fries – handcut Kennebec pota to fries with a double cheddar bechamel sauce and buttered\, cheesy breadcr umbs. The dish is finished with bacon\, but not just any bacon. It’s candie d bacon with brown sugar\, tamarind and aleppo pepper.  As critic Jonathan Gold describes Frysmith\, they are “…the wandering monks of the New Age of Poutine.”

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Our DD5 exhibit celebration continues (8/25) with an Artist Workshop.  All guests are welcomed to join in creating found-object works.  You may bring your own materials and/ or help yourself to the items we will be sharing.  This free event also ser ves as a meet &\; greet with several of our featured artists.  2 pm – 4pm

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