a diorama of an art exhibition

a diorama

of an art



An Evening with Filmmaker Fabian Euresti.. Thursday, March 28th 8pm

On Thursday, March 28th at 8pm..
Filmmaker Fabian Euresti
will be screening his documentary
~ Everybody's Nuts ~
Gallery opens at 7:30pm
Film starts at 8pm!

A little About Fabian :
I am a writer/director based in Los Angeles.
The son of immigrant Mexican farm laborers, I was born
and raised in the San Joaquin Valley. My work is informed by my
formative years in rural California. This incredible fecund
valley that lies between San Francisco and  Los Angeles
seems to be all but forgotten. The stories I am compelled to
tell should be heard too. Ultimately, my stories begin their
journey at the intersection of landscape and history.

Fabian Vasquez Euresti was born in Bakersfield and raised 
nearby in McFarland. He holds a B.A. in English Literature
 from California State University, Bakersfield, and a M.F.A. 
in Film Directing from California Institute of the Arts.

His works has been screened at nearly twenty-five 
film festivals worldwide. Not content with writing and 
directing, he dabbles in curating film screenings at Concord
 in northeast Los Angeles. Recently, he helped program short 
and feature documentaries for Slamdance Film Festival. 
Fabian is editing several non-fiction short films and has a 
feature-length script in development.

Filmography :
Dos, Por Favor (Two, Please) 2010
and Everybody's Nuts 2010

*bring a beach chair or a pillow if you'd like
*free parking out front
10.00 suggested donation
*refreshment bar


MindCamp - Opening Reception, Saturday, March 23rd

You are invited to...

The MindCamp Exhibition theme draws
inspiration from  a body of beliefs , conversion,
thought reform  and deprogramming.

{Here are some photos of the show!}

Work by Christina Owen
' Hubbardite Crafts , Pasadena CA'

Above work by Christina Owen
'Hubbardite Crafts - Hemet, CA'

Sight and sound performance by
Elevator to the Gallows
 Sight ans sound performance by
Elevator to the Gallows
Above photographs by Nicole Panter
'The Missionary Project'

Noelle Maline

Above works by Noelle Maline
'Evening Skies'

... About the Artists in MindCamp ~

Noëlle Maline - California

Noëlle grew up down by the sea in an old look-out tower. As a teenager, she lived up in the mountains near Canada. She studied photography and mountaineering in the Colorado Rockies and attended CalArts for a short while, she then took a few years off for traveling and research. During this time she won the Art of California Gold Award, had many
exhibits and collaborated with many artists.. Thereupon, she went back to complete her degree at CalArts for installation, visual art and
experimental sound.

~note on the side by the artist:
These pieces... along with the exhibit.. draw inspiration from behavior modification, cults and reprogramming, which I have a little first hand experience with- Not by my choice, but my parent’s. It seemed to be a thing to send your children off to the mountains, into the dark woods with
complete strangers...
 When I was 13, I was taken to such a place 1332 miles away, by two men that my father had hired. I spent two and a half years in the dark woods where these people practiced thought reform... Identities were stripped away and there was no outside contact. Communcation, television and music were also not permitted. Escaping was almost impossible.
(When I've been asked about it.. I would often compare scenes from that time of my life to Orwell's 1984, Kafka's stories and The Prisoner.)

The Dark woods  - collage, paint and ink on paper


Christina Owen  -  Oregon
Christina spent the earlier half of her life in Pasadena and living around Los Angeles.
Christina got her BFA from Cal Arts while
specializing in experimental animation and playing the saw.
She now lives in an attic in Portland, Oregon,
where she toils away on projects of varying levels of secrecy.
Things we can leak are projects like background painting and miniature set designs.
She thinks about orange blossoms from time to time.

Hubbardite Crafts by Christina Owen
Pasadena, California
Hemet, California


Nicole Panter ~ California
Ran away from her childhood home in Palm Springs at 14 with the intention of joining the circus, but she took a detour to the big city where she and 49 other misfits spontaneously combusted into what would become known as the Los Angeles punk rock scene.  She managed the notorious band The Germs, a moment in time that was immortalized in the documentary film, The Decline of Western Civilization.  After her 1980 retirement from punk rock, she became an actor & writer (The Pee Wee Herman Show), script editor, the author of a couple of books of fiction, a culture & film critic, essayist, a photographer, human rights activist, a Mojave desert conservationist, an educator and a jeweler.  She teaches screenwriting at the California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts).
The Missionary Position
On a 2007 trip to Central America, I was surprised to see pairs of clean-cut young Mormon missionaries in every backwater and village I traveled to, no matter how remote or primitive.  They were always bright, shiny and cheerful and I began to wonder about the lives of these young men. I am fascinated by Mormons and the LDS religion (and yes, polygamy) and I am also fascinated by the idea that these ostensibly naïve and sheltered young men are cast out into the farthest corners of the world on their own to spread the word of their unorthodox faith and to gather converts. I got the idea to photograph Mormon missionaries after my return to the United States from that trip.
These photographs are part of an ongoing series/game of chance called The Missionary Position.  
The rules are simple: I must take a portrait of each pair of Mormon missionaries who cross my path.  I get one shot and that's it. I started the series with the first portrait in Truth or Consequences, NM in Spring 2008.  The series is an ongoing project.  There will only be 5 of each photograph printed. 


An Evening with Filmmaker Mark Street.. Tuesday, March 12th 8pm

On Tuesday, March 12th at 8pm..
Filmmaker Mark Street
will be screening his documentary
Hasta Nunca!
Gallery opens at 7:30pm
Film starts at 8pm!

‘Hasta Nunca’ follows Mario Ligetti, a middle-aged DJ in Montevideo, Uruguay whose call-in radio show exposes the city’s “Secrets and Stories”. As Mario’s life becomes more entangled with that of his callers and listeners, his public and private personas are blurred and the intimate nuances of a city and its residents are revealed.
The film is the product of a close collaboration between North American filmmaker Mark Street and an Uruguayan cast and crew, led by producer Uzi Sabah and lead actor Rufo Martínez, a real life DJ and television personality. Shot in cinéma vérité style, ‘Hasta Nunca’ takes a deeper look at one of Latin America’s under represented countries, carefully touching upon local themes like the lingering effects of the dictatorship and the illegality of abortion. The film interweaves documentary and fiction, scripted narrative and improvisation, and is as much a portrait of Montevideo as it is the story of one of its chroniclers.

~Mark Street graduated from Bard College (B.A, 1986) and the San Francisco Art Institute (MFA 1992). He has shown work in the New York Museum of Modern Art Cineprobe series (1991, 1994), at Anthology Film Archives (1993, 2006, 2009), Millen- nium (1990,1996), and the San Francisco Cinematheque (1986, 1992, 2009). His work has appeared at the Tribeca (5 times), Sundance, Rotterdam, New York, London, San Francisco, New York Underground, Sarajevo, Viennale, Ourense (Spain), Mill Valley, South by Southwest, and other film festivals.

His projects has been supported by a number of grants from foundations, including the JeromeFoundation, the Film Arts Founda- tion, New York State Council on the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council and the NY Experimental TV Center. In 2006 he was asked to participate in the Hallwalls Artists Residency Program in Buffalo, NY.
He has curated and judged several film and art exhibitions including Ventana al Sur: An Evening of Argentine Experimental Film (with Lynne Sachs) at Anthology Film Archives and Pacific Film Archive in 2009 as well as Video Landscapes (2005) and Real Abstractions (2007) both at Fordham University’s Center Art Gallery.
Two of his personal essays “Film is Dead: Long Live Film” and “Festival of Flight” appeared in Film Arts Magazine in 2008. An essay about film funding “Who’s Asking?” appeared Millennium Film Journal # 51 entitled Experi- mental Documentary. Cinema Argentina – An Argentine excursion: film frames and talk therapy (with Lynne Sachs and Pablo Marin) appeared in the Spring 2009 issue of Gonzo Circus.
He has led community workshops a variety of venues (Echo Park Film Center in LA, Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington, NC, Fondacion d’Arte Contemporaneo in Montevi- deo Uruguay)on a variety of topics, includ- ing “The Devil is in the Details: Urban Street Videography.”
He is Associate Professor of Film in the Visual Art Department at Fordham University - Lincoln Center where he teaches film/video produc- tion and other courses that engage contempo- rary artistic practice.

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*free parking out front
10.00 suggested donation
*refreshment bar

Ronnie Presents! Sunday movie night at the Musée 8pm

An evening with Ronnie Barnett ~ Come 'see' what's happening.. If you happen to be in the area..invite your friends.. Hang out on the shag rug... Inquire within.

~Ronnie Barnett is a Texas born musician who now lives in Los Angeles. Ronnie has been performing and collecting records since the age of 5. He also has an extensive VHS collection. Ronnie has played in the L.A. based band The Muffs during their entire 22 year existence. He was once pictured with David Lee Roth.

                                                                           * popcorn and refreshments
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*free parking out front


Film Screening and Puppets by Nicole Emmons

The other night at the Musee,
 we had an evening with
Filmmaker Nicole Emmons!
She screened a few of her experimental 
animation films and we got to take a close up look 
at her stop motion puppets on display..
Afterwards, Nicole shared stories about
the making of her films. 
Here are a few photos from Thursday night.
 {Puppet Love by Nicole Emmons}
{Screening of Nicole's experimental films}
 {Nicole's stop motion puppets on display}
{Q&A discussion with Nicole Emmons}
{Stop motion puppets on display}

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