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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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Here we are
With our dreams in the sky
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We all have our dreams
It’s wonderful to know we’re alive
At the end
It’s over
There you are
At the end of the show

Mem’ries are real
It’s wonderful to know you’re alive
At the end

“End of the Show” – Dennis Wilson


Del Mar, CA, March 4, 2009 – The scientific study of mediums (individuals who experience regular communication with the deceased) is over a century old. While serious research into the phenomenon has not been part of mainstream science, Dr. Julie Beischel, Director of Research at the Windbridge Institute in Tucson is pressing forward.

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Her presentation at 7 pm on March 20th at the Scottish Rite Event Center in San Diego is titled Spirit in the Laboratory: What Science Can Tell Us about the Afterlife. The presentation will focus on how mediumship is investigated in a controlled laboratory setting, what conclusions can be drawn from the data collected to date, the practical applications of mediumship in grief recovery and hospice care, how mediumship can affect the lives of those who have lost a loved one, and how to choose a medium and get the most out of a reading. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.windbridge.org/sandiego.htm

Dr. Beischel received her doctorate in Pharmacology and Toxicology with a minor in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Arizona. She was the first recipient of the William James Post-doctoral Fellowship in Mediumship and Survival Research at the University of Arizona where she co-directed the VERITAS Research Program with Dr. Gary E. Schwartz.

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So everybody, grab
Your baggies and bikinis
Cause it’s only just begun
We’re gonna have a ball
Until the fall now
Cause summer means fun –Bruce and Terry


The cover of the New York magazine June 28th,2008. Johnny and Barry just chillin’ at the beach! Sorry, Obama Girl those aren’t Barack’s abs. (But those might be John’s).

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