AFFMA And Mark Geragos Host Photography And Sculpture Exhibit During L.A. Art Walk

LOS ANGELES—Attorneys Mark J. Geragos and Brian S. Kabateck joined efforts with Arpa Foundation for Film, Music, and Art (AFFMA) to host the opening night of an art exhibit on Thursday, August 12.

Attended by more than 300 guests, the event was held at the renowned Fine Arts Building in Downtown Los Angeles during Downtown Los Angeles’s popular monthly Art Walk.  The exhibit featured the photography of Don Q. Hannah and sculptures of Hervé Onossian

The featured artists had the opportunity to showcase their complimentary pieces in a historic venue that promotes fine art, thanks to the patronage of Mark Geragos and Brian Kabateck who host monthly art events as a service to the Los Angeles community.

In 2008, Geragos and Kabateck purchased the Fine Arts Building, one of the most venerated structures in Downtown Los Angeles, a richly embellished Jazz Age office tower honoring the arts. The building contains an impressive installation of the vintage tiles, which define the church-like, glowing interior of its lobby where the AFFMA exhibit was staged.

AFFMA Art Curator Tamar Sinanian staged Onossian’s sculptures around the lobby’s central fountain; and Hannah’s photographs in dramatically lit installations along the perimeter of the lobby’s cathedral walls. With art pieces all around, guests mingled as the cocktail buffet, provided by Burger Continental of Pasadena, was served and music played filling the lobby with compelling atmosphere.

The event was attended by an eclectic mix of Downtown inhabitants, art connoisseurs, and AFFMA patrons such as actor Ken Davitian and his wife; actors Marco and Heather Khan, and Mark Geragos. Hayk Avetisyan, a representative from the Los Angeles office of the Consulate General of the Republic of Armenian was in attendance with his wife. AFFMA Boardmembers Sonia Keshishian, Maral Kazazian, and Zaven Khachaturian were also present.

Sinanian said of the exhibit, “I was so very pleased to work with such artists as Don and Hervé.  There are layers of energy and naturalism in the subject matter of their works and the guests responded with delight and interest to the exhibit.”

The show will continue during the month of August and will be in display until September 1.

Photographer Don Q. Hannah is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker, musician and photographer.  Hannah’s photography has appeared in Los Angeles trades and such international publications as Yerevan Magazine. The AFFMA show is his first major photography exhibit.  Hannah’s photography focuses simply on “moments that inspire…”

The exhibit features the many faces that Hannah has encountered in the environments they inhabit.  “As I see it…” sets the theme for Hannah’s debut.  To view a sample of his photography, visit www.donhannah.com.

Sculptor Hervé Onossian was born in Paris, France.  At age 32, after a successful career as a hair stylist, he moved to Los Angeles and discovered his passion for sculpting. Onossian’s style highlights the transformation of emotion into shape, giving life to what’s asleep in his subjects.  Onossian says of his work: “It’s a symbiotic experience, a manifestation with an immense sense of joy and love.” To view Onossian’s work, visit www.onossian.com

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