Give A Fig: Les Figues Press 4th Annual Benefit Auction
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Les Figues Press 4th Annual Benefit Auction + Fundraiser
Enter the Field of Play
Emceed by Matias Viegener and Anna Joy Springer, plus performances by Tisa Bryant, Martin Glaz Serup, Vanessa Place and the Killsonic Women's Chorus.
Food by Saehee Cho of The Sprout and The Bean (included with admission).
Live, hand-drawn portraits (representational or conceptual) by visual artist Sean Sullivan.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
5PM - 8PM
at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), 6522 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
The theme of this year's Benefit Art Auction + Fundraiser is "The Field." Considering “The Field.” Les Figues is focusing on patterns of ideas and schemes of presentation, fields of endeavor and fields of clover or succulents, which loosely link our community who love the field of literature. Enter the Field of Play! Amazaing Art at GREAT PRICES! Delicious Food! Fabulous Performances!
Silent Auction: 5:00-7:00 PM. Complete List of AUCTION ITEMS, including affordably-priced works by Molly Corey, Stephanie Taylor, Dong Hoon Jun, Steven Bankhead, Lisa Ohlweller, Patrick Hill, Dino Dinco, Thor Evenson, Finishing School, Christopher Richmond, Andy Kolar, Betsy Lin Seder, Susan Silton, Connie Samaris, Danielle Adair, Mathew Timmons, Friends and Relations
Live Auction + Performances: 7:00 PM, hosted by emcees: Matias Viegener & Anna Joy Springer. Performances by: Tisa Bryant, Martin Glaz Serup, Vanessa Place & Killsonic Women’s Chorus
Food and desserts by The Sprout and Bean Catering, Saehee Cho. Live Hand-Drawn Portraits by Sean Sullivan & Alex Gonzales (choose "representational" or "conceptual")!
TICKETS: $15-$50 in advance; $25-$50 at the door.
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About Les Figues Press
Les Figues Press creates aesthetic conversations between Writers/Artists and readers, especially those interested in innovative/experimental/avant-garde work. The Press intends in the most premeditated fashion to champion the trinity of Beauty, Belief and Bawdry. Les Figues Press publishes TrenchArt, an annual series of new literature that posits literary works in an inter-textual conversation; participating writers and artists write an aesthetic essay or poetics, setting the terms and parameters of the serial conversation. In 2009, the Press continued to expand its projects to include Fig.Analects, a periodic series of conceptual and critical books.
Les Figues Press was founded in January 2005 by Teresa Carmody, Vanessa Place, Pam Ore and Sarah LaBorde. In December 2005, Les Figues incorporated as a nonprofit 501c3 organization. The Press is a member of the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP), the California Association of Nonprofits (CAN), and the Green Press Initiative. Les Figues Press titles are distributed by Small Press Distribution (SPD).
Since 2005, Les Figues Press has been publishing some of the most innovative and exciting literature coming out of Los Angeles, including Feminaissance, an anthology of feminist writing and criticism featured on the Ms. Magazine Blog. Other Les Figues titles have been positively acknowledged in such publications as Bookforum, American Book Review, Bomb Magazine, Review of Contemporary Fiction, ForeWord Magazine, Brooklyn Rail, How2 and more. Michael Silverblatt of NPR’s Bookworm named Les Figues as one of three Los Angeles presses publishing interesting contemporary fiction and poetry, and our title Voice of Ice / Voix de Glace by Alta Ifland won the 2008 Louis Guillaume Prix du Poème en Prose in France.
More information at www.lesfigues.com.