Gallery AZUL Presents
Pandora's Box - A Group Art exhibition about Chaos and Hope
September 5, 6-9pm (During San Pedro's first Thursday Art walk)
September 14, 6-10pm
The vast majority of us are familiar with the myth of Pandora’s box. We use this term often to refer to a release of negative or bad situations, to the unleashing of chaos.
According to www.greekmyths-greekmythology.com/pandoras-box-myth/, the purpose of Pandora’s box is to answer the question of evil and why it exists. This myth has inspired artists throughout time to create their perception of Pandora opening this box.
Pandora was given a box by Zeus and told to never open it. Pandora did, and unleashed evil in all of its forms. Pandora regretted it and closed the box keeping hope inside of it. As humans we are curious and flawed. It is our weakness but also our strength. Our curiosity can get us into trouble but this curiosity can lead to insight and knowledge about our limits and the limits of others.
This is a political show. To what degree, under the current administration, do you feel this box has been open, perhaps it has always been open, but since 2016 there has been an increase in the chaos. A women’s right to choose is under attack, the LGBTQ community is under attack, minority communities are under attack, families seeking asylum are being separated, immigrants are being villainized. Hate appears to be more visible, there has been an increase in suicide, we see more of people’s explicit and implicit biases.
Artists were encouraged to create art about their perception of Pandora opening this box during this time of political turmoil.
What has been impacting you and your loved ones? What are you troubled about? What keeps you hopeful?
A Hocus-Pocus, Hotsy-Trotsy Revue
A benefit for the San Pedro Waterfront Arts District, in
conjunction with the Art Deco Society Los Angeles
Join us for a benefit for the San Pedro
Waterfront Arts District. Dressed in your finest 20s and 30s attire, experience
an exciting evening! As you enter the Famous Deco Art Deco Building you will
travel back in time. Guests can explore the building, enjoy burlesque
performances, roaming magicians, sideshows, and Edgar Allan Poe inspired art. The
evening will include – all shows and entertainment, appetizers / hors d’ouvres, 2
cash bars (1 prepaid cocktail), art sale, and valet parking.
Date and Time: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 7pm – 10pm
Location: At the Famous Deco Art Deco Building, 520 W. 8
Street, San Pedro, Ca 90731
Dress code: Dress in your finest 1920’s and 1930’s attire.
1920’s and 1930’s attire is optional; however, this is a black-tie event.
General admission tickets: $150 in advance (21+ event)
at the door
ADSLA and SPWAD Board Members will receive a $25 discount.
Tickets are limited to 200 guests.
Refund policy: No refunds. Before purchasing your tickets
please ensure that you have checked ALL of the details. Tickets cannot be
refunded or exchanged after purchase (unless the event is canceled, or