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Events: “Breaking Convention” with Artist Allen Axelrod Comes to L.A.’s Barnsdall Art Park from July 15-17

Aaron Axelrod’s “Ayahuasca Purge.” Photo courtesy Aaron Axelrod.

 

By Jenny Peters

Join L.A.-based artist Aaron Axelrod this weekend in lovely Barnsdall Art Park as he takes over that home to Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Hollyhock House and presents a limited-run multi-media exhibition called “Dark Matter.”

The fun begins with the “Breaking Convention” Summer Soiree, a charity bash and “progressive fundraiser” that will take place on Friday, July 15 at 6 p.m. for VIP ticket holders, 7 p.m. for general attendees, where guests will enjoy an exclusive preview of the work and interactive evening of arts, food and entertainment.

Aaron Axelrod’s art pieces will be on exhibition at Barnsdall Art Park from July 15-17, 2016. Photo courtesy Aaron Axelrod.

Aaron Axelrod’s art pieces will be on exhibition at Barnsdall Art Park from July 15-17, 2016. Photo courtesy Aaron Axelrod.

For a $1000 purchase price, and only available to the first 26 people to sign up, guests can experience a pre-event VIP reception inside Hollyhock House’s inner courtyard from 6 to 7 p.m., including light bites and libations, bespoke sponsor gift bags and a one-year Barnsdall Art Park Conservator Membership.

For general admission beginning at 7 p.m., tickets are $75 per person in advance or $100 at the door; that includes cuisine curated by executive chefs from Terrine, Faith & Flower, Hanjip and Viviane, four of Los Angeles’ top restaurants under the Bombet Hospitality Group umbrella, along with DJs and live musical performances under the stars, ranging from a children’s choir to an award-winning violinist.

Aaron Axelrod’s “Melting Rainbows.” Photo courtesy Aaron Axelrod.

Aaron Axelrod’s “Melting Rainbows.” Photo courtesy Aaron Axelrod.

Axelrod, whose work has been displayed in galleries, museums and public spaces in cities across the country, including projects for Walt Disney, KCRW, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, TOMS, Myspace, PTTOW!, Coachella, Skee.TV, Vans and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to name a few, will be projection mapping the iconic Hollyhock House. This marks the first time this historic landmark has been a part of a public art installation.

Creating a provocative visual experience for guests, the show will preview a spectacular Axelrod and Swarovski collaboration art piece housed at LAMAG, featuring almost 700,000 multicolor crystals in addition to other captivating works.

Aaron Axelrod’s live art installation at City National Plaza. Photo courtesy Aaron Axelrod.

Aaron Axelrod’s live art installation at City National Plaza. Photo courtesy Aaron Axelrod.

Following the event, Aaron Axelrod’s one-of-a-kind “Dark Matter” presentation will be open to the public on July 16-17 from 12 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

For tickets and more information:

Barnsdall Art Park 

4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

info@barnsdall.org

Park Hours: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily

Municipal Art Gallery: 12 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. *Special Hours for the “Dark Matter” exhibition

 

 

 

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