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New Year's Eve\, 2008
7pm - midnight

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The main g allery at The Loft
401 South Mesa Street\, San Pedro\, CA 90731

\n< p>In our contemporary culture\, most people find it unusual or even difficu lt to sit quietly and do nothing. But "nothing" can be very rich. For some\ , it seems especially counter-intuitive to do nothing on New Year's Eve. Ye t sometimes\, amid the loud music\, balloons\, cake\, and champagne of New Year's parties\, part of the turning of the new year is lost.

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Here is an opportunity to be silent\, to purposely do nothing\, and perhaps in d oing so\, to be mindful.

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Betsy Lohrer Hall will sit for five hours in Edith Abeyta and Marshall Astor's Post-Apocalypse installation at the Lo ft in San Pedro. She will offer alternating intervals of chanting (traditio nal Hindu and Buddhist chants) and silence. After the prolonged and consist ent rhythm of the chants\, the silence becomes palpable.

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All are we lcome to stop by for a few minutes or stay the whole time\, to be silent or join in the chants. If you plan to stay\, wear comfortable clothes and bri ng something soft and comfortable to sit or lie down on. Light refreshments will be served.

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Free and open to the public. No alcohol\, please.< /p>\n

For questions: Betsy (562) 930-9229 or 7circles@earthlink.net
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A bout the art installation:

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Edith Abeyta and Marshall Astor
Pos t-Post-Apocalypse
December 4\, 2008 - January 17\, 2009

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The Lo ft
401 South Mesa Street\, San Pedro\, CA 90731

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These two L.A. -based installation artists will engage in a series of actions over the cou rse of a month and a half\, using the gallery at The Loft as a stage for pr ocess and experimentation in the public sphere. Post-Post-Apocalypse is a c ycle of three parts\, Ruins\, Survival and Civilization.

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For more i nformation about the art installation:
Edith Abeyta
Cell: 213-999 -1958
email: edith@edithabeyta.net
website: http://www.edithabeyt a.net/

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Marshall Astor
cell: 310-985-9714
email: marshall@ marshallastor.com
website: http://www.marshallastor.com/category/art/m y-art/post-post-apocalypse/

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