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VisionLA Climate Change Arts Festival: November 30 Events






Today kicks off the start of VisionLA ’15, a Los Angeles arts festival performed to coincide with the United Nations’ Conference on Climate Change (COP 21) as it unfolds in Paris. Below are program notes from VisionLA ’15 – please refer to the group’s site for a complete schedule and more information.

Read Judith Lewis Mernit’s Interviews With VisionLA’s Organizers

VisionLA Fest Gala Opening

November 30 @ 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

VisionLA Home Gallery – Bergamot Station

2525 Michigan Ave., Building G1
Santa Monica

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Join us for a celebration of the Power of Art to Make Change at our Gala Opening party for the VisionLA ’15 Climate Action Arts Festival. This opening event will launch L.A.’s first citywide climate action arts festival and is also the opening gala for our wonderful ART MAKES CHANGE fine art exhibition, curated by Dale Youngman and Lilli Muller.

Enjoy the sounds of DJ Jeremy Sole (KCRW), a performance by Domes, beer and wine, organic food trucks, great art…and some ideas on ways to save the planet — what could be better? It’s the perfect way to find out more about what’s going on with the festival and to join us in calling for a strong response to climate change, and a sustainable L.A.

Tickets $20 will support the nonprofit work of VisionLA Fest, dedicated to engaging art makers and art lovers in the vision of a sustainable future.

Free parking: In the lot and street.


November 30 @ 6:30 p.m.

VisionLA Home Gallery – Bergamot Station

2525 Michigan Ave., Building G1
Santa Monica

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The L.A. MUDPEOPLE may be glimpsed hanging out at the opening event. Avoiding anthropological research and correctness, the L.A. tribe evolved over a few years into a slow-moving, nonverbal curious tribe who often finds what they need for clothing & ornamentation during walkabouts around town, our local deserts and mountains. LAMP find wonderful moments in the place most people bypass, overlook or step through. Each step, and space between the step, is ripe and rich. There is a connection between the homeless living on the edge of society and the MUDPEOPLE; however, the L.A. MUDPEOPLE are happy and in no need of hope.

Domestic Apocalypse

November 30 @ 7 p.m.

VisionLA Home Gallery – Bergamot Station

2525 Michigan Ave., Building G1
Santa Monica

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Armed with brushes and sponges, buckets and towels, Claudia Borgna and Jenny Kane of Domestic Apocalypse will hand-clean your event and purify your conscience of thoughtlessly disposed single-use plastic. These everyday invisible gestures are basic and simple, yet soul cleansing. Dressed in apocalyptic domestic outfits, the artists are the bearers of our culture’s dirty domestic conscience.

Artists’ statement: We are tired of witnessing the relentless production of waste, of waste overflowing even in sight of the art gatherings of the most socially conscious culture producers of this generation. At the Getty, drinking tea out of “stylish” plastic cups, we, Jenny Kane and Claudia Borgna, decided we’d had it! Enough of waste generated by unsustainable community gatherings, we have a plan now! We will wear our domestic outfits, equipped to wash dishes!


DREMPELS – The Short But Happy Life of the Drempel Hieronymus Aloisius Plonk

November 30 @ 8 p.m.

Santa Monica Playhouse

1211 Fourth St.
Santa Monica

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DREMPELS is a world premiere Evelyn Rudie-Chris DeCarlo allegorical musical theater tale about a small but powerful society of displaced Drempels – the tiny sub-species of human who live in the cracks of the earth and are caretakers to the Green – and their quest to save their society, and by so doing, save the world. Internationally acclaimed Actors Repertory Theatre conjures up a dark miniature world laced with biting comedy, DREMPELS is a tale of remembrance and renewal. But it is also a tale of warning, exploring and examining environmentalism, genocide, gentrification, revitalization, rebirth and political, as well as literal, bulldozing.

For tickets: www.showclix.com/event/DREMPELS2015


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