AFFMA Presents ‘Midsummer Night Social’

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LOS ANGELES—On Friday, August 12, Arpa Foundation for Film, Music & Art  presents Midsummer Night Social – Images, Hors D’Oeuvres, Melodies, and Cocktails showcasing photographic works by Eric Nazarian and Don Q. Hannah.
 
The exhibit will be held at the Natural Mind Salon and Gallery in the trendy Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles. Photographs of a culturally rich and mature Armenia, as well as images taken with a modern perspective will adorn the gallery’s walls. The evening will include music, appetizers and cocktails sponsored by PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur. The luxurious venue will also host vendors showcasing stylish fashion items such as jewelry, eyewear, perfumes, and costume jewelry.
 
The featured photographers include Don Q. Hannah, 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 second major photography exhibit in Los Angeles. Titled “Morphic Fields”, the collection is “a vivid and evocative exploration that departs from routine awareness, revealing a vibrant and compelling augmentation divergent from literal photographic form,” says Hannah. 

Also featured in the show is award-winning filmmaker, photojournalist and longtime AFFMA affiliate, Eric Nazarian.  In 2007, “The Blue Hour,” his first feature film as writer-director, premiered at the festival, garnering awards in Europe, Armenia and the U.S.  He is the recipient of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Nicholl Fellowship and a graduate of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.  Most recently, Nazarian completed his film, “Bolis.” Nazarian’s photographic work has been published in MovieMaker, Written By, Ararat Quarterly, AIM and The Armenian Reporter. 
 
AFFMA’s Midsummer Night Social – Images, Hors D’Oeuvres, Melodies, and Cocktails. Friday, August 12, 7 p.m.. At Natural Mind Salon and Gallery. 3607 West Sunset Blvd., Silverlake, CA 90026.  (At Maltman)
 
To reserve tickets in advance, please visit. $35 tickets online, $40 at the door. Or mail a tax-deductible donation of $35 to AFFMA at 2919 Maxwell St., Los Angeles, CA 90027. Proceeds from the event will benefit AFFMA and its signature event, Arpa International Film Festival, September 22 – 24, 2011 at the Egyptian Theatre.
 
Arpa Foundation for Film, Music and Art (AFFMA), a non-profit organization, was founded in 1995 for the purpose of enhancing the Los Angeles community’s environment and supporting artists who bridge the cultural divide.  AFFMA annually stages concerts, art exhibits, networking events, film benefits and its signature event, Arpa International Film Festival which will be held from September 22 to 24 in Hollywood, CA. For more information or sponsorship and advertising opportunities, please visit or call 323-663-1882.  To send AFFMA a tax-deductible donation, please mail donations to AFFMA – 2919 Maxwell St., Los Angeles, CA 90027. All donations go towards the production of Arpa International Film Festival
 
NaturalMind is an upscale salon utilizing the latest in high quality 100% Biodynamic Organic hair and beauty products.  Owner, creator, and designer Arnaud Ozharun, has been in the business of beauty for the last 36 years in over 5 countries around the world.  He is the creative leader and partner of European hair and skincare company, Naturalmente, which specializes in products which are herb infused and eco-friendly.  The natural yet luxurious space occupies 6,500 square feet with 15 foot ceilings, natural wood floors, exposed brick walls, works of art from local artisans, and vibrant plants on both the exterior and interior of the salon. The salon consists of three integrated spaces: beauty salon, spa, and beyond. Spa space provides facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing, massage, and Shirodara. For more information, please call NaturalMind Beauty & Beyond at (323) 666-6641

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