Art Party & Silent Auction to Rebuild Cordova

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Art Party & Silent Auction to Rebuild Cordova

145 N. Raymond Ave.
91103 Pasadena
September 9th, 2011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

santa monica/venice
Sun-Mon, Wed-Sat 12-5

Please Join Us
Friday, September 9, 2011, 7-10PM
Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena CA 91103
$10 Suggested Donation

The Armory Center for the Arts is hosting a party and silent auction of over thirty works by LA-based artists to benefit the Urban Studio's Small Town Design Initiative to rebuild Cordova, Alabama. 

On April 27, 2011, tornados destroyed approximately 90% of Cordova, including the city hall, library, fire and police stations. The Urban Studio, an outreach program of Auburn University's College of Architecture, is working with the Walker County Community Foundation, FEMA and the city to devise a tenable plan to rebuild Cordova.

Participating artists include: Suzanne AdelmanCathy AkersSteven Bankhead, Enid Baxter BladerAnnie BuckleyGinny CookMichael DoppDaniel EverettMichael GonzalezMicol HebronLuis G. HernandezDaniel IngroffSiri KaurAlexander KrollNery Gabriel LemusLucas MichaelYann NovakChris OateyClaudia ParducciJohn ParotPaul PescadorNancy PoppPaul RedmondIsaac ResnikoffKathleen RyanJulie ShaferKatie ShapiroCharchi StinsonIrene TsatsosJacob YanesBari Ziperstein, and more.

DJ set by Jan Tumlir
Light hors d'oeuvres by Tom Peters Catering

Host committee: Mark Allen, Executive Director, Machine Project, Los Angeles; Steven Bankhead, Artist, Auburn University Alumnus; Emma Gray, Director/Owner, EGHQ, Los Angeles; Hillary Metz, Director/Owner, Blythe Gallery, Los Angeles; Cheryl Morgan, Head, Urban Studio, Auburn University, Birmingham, AL; Calvin Phelps, Director/Owner, A3x10; Julie Roberts, Director/Owner, Roberts & Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles; Annie Wharton, Director/Owner, Annie Wharton Los Angeles.

Event committee: Parnell Corder, Artist; Sinead Finnerty-Pyne, Gallery Manager, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena; Max Presneill, Director/Curator, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA; Angela Robbins, Director, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles; Carol Stakenas, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles; Irene Tsatsos, Director of Exhibitions, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena; Adam Wolk, Executive Education Manager

About the Urban Studio:
Looking beyond the confines of four walls and considering the overall design of place is an important facet of Auburn University’s Urban Studio. Located in downtown Birmingham, the Urban Studio is an outreach program of AU’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction that gives fourth-year and thesis students the opportunity to pursue design in an urban setting and engage in community projects.

“It is unusual for architectural students to work beyond the scale of a building and think about how their architectural work is part of the larger ensemble of a place,” says Cheryl Morgan, the Studio’s director. “One of the things that we think is important is the potential for students to not only understand how to make great buildings, but also how to make great places.” In addition to projects in the Birmingham area, the Urban Studio is also working to revitalize valuable assets throughout the state. By partnering with more than 40 small towns and communities across Alabama, Urban Studio students are helping these areas recognize their potential and establish a vision for the future.

About the Walker Area Community Foundation:
The Walker Area Community Foundation was organized in 1995 with a portion of the proceeds of the sale of the Walker Regional Medical Center, Inc. The purpose of the Foundation is to receive and expend funds for charitable uses for the benefit of the community of Walker County, and environs. The Foundation is organized as a nonprofit corporation under the laws of the State of Alabama and is governed by a Board of Directors. The foundation actively solicits gifts from individuals, corporations and other grant-making organizations and invests all funds so that income may be returned to the community for charitable purposes.

The Walker Area Community Foundation is a public 501(c)(3) charity and all contributions to the Foundation qualify as a charitable contribution for tax purposes. Please contact the Foundation or your professional advisor for more information on the advantages of making a donation to a community foundation.

About the Armory Center for the Arts:
The Armory Center for the Arts is a community arts center that offers innovative approaches to creating, exploring, and presenting the arts to students of all ages. In addition to providing an outlet for contemporary art exhibitions and performances, the Armory offers studio art classes and a variety of educational outreach programs to schools and throughout the community. The Armory builds on the power of art to transform lives and communities through creating, teaching and presenting the arts.ea Community
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