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Media contacts:

 


Theresa Gartland Rebecca O’Leary

tgartland@urbancompass.org rebecca.oleary@gmail.com

323.383.7588 323.791.4394

 

WARHOL and WATTS

A fundraiser event benefitting Urban Compass and Pharmaka,

two non-profit organizations serving the Los Angeles urban community.


When:  Saturday, May 9th index_logo

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Pharmaka

101 West 5th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90013

Tickets: $30-$100

www.urbancompass.org

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ONE NIGHT ONLY

 

On May 9, 2009 Pharmaka will exhibit the ten original portraits from the Athlete Series by Andy Warhol, courtesy of Richard Weisman. Alongside the original Warhols will be artwork by the children in the Urban Compass program. All of the children’s work will be for sale.

 

Urban Compass is a nonprofit organization in Watts whose main goal is to keep children in school and out of gangs. Urban Compass provides a safe, welcoming, and innovative environment that challenges youth to envision and navigate a course for a rewarding future characterized by achievement, independent thought, and social responsibility through education, mentoring, and play.

Pharmaka is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a creative and sustainable community in Downtown Los Angeles. It is Pharmaka’s intent to explore the place and purpose of contemporary art by engaging and educating the community of downtown Los Angeles through curated exhibitions, lectures, panel discussions, podcasts, and accessible community programming and events.

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“The wildest short around is my cherry, cherry coupe
It’s the sharpest thing in town and the envy of my group
It’s one of its kind and it really looks good

Chopped, nosed and decked with louvers on the hood”

flamin-rod.jpgCherry,Cherry Coupe” -The Beach Boys

Cool stuff coming to Chandler on Saturday….Hotrods,motorcycles, and more. (And it’s for a great cause)

From Inspirador’s blog –

JOIN US!
Saturday, February 24th, 2008
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
5th Annual Hot Rod & Classic Car Show
Historic
Downtown Chandler

We’ll be hosting a BEER and WINE tasting throughout the event…stop on by!

While the 5th Annual Chandler Hot Rod & Classic Car Show has become an exciting tradition for this time of year. It has also become a meaningful gathering for car enthusiasts and patrons of Downtown Chandler who will help support abused women. All proceeds from the car show are being donated to a local charity MY SISTER’S PLACE. The event is FREE!

My Sister’s Place is a secure emergency shelter for women and their children who suffer from family violence. Safe “homes” like these are crucial to provide abused women a chance and hope for a brighter future for their children.

Join us this weekend for a special toast to My Sister’s Place during our BEER and WINE tasting and we will donate a percentage of our sales proceeds after the show directly to the coordinators of this wonderful event.

YOUR MISSION: Stop by, enjoy a glass of wine or beer, check out cool cars, and save a woman’s life!

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