This Week in A.I.R.

Needlepoint Therapy

Billy Wilder Theater Green Room

Thursday, 2-3:30pm

Led by West Los Angeles based psycho-analyst and needlepointing enthusiast, Dr. Ellen Medway, a small group of people will convene privately for 90 minute sessions of therapy over an eight-week period. While the group pursues self-exploration, discovery and psychological enrichment, they will also be engaging with craft and art history as they needlepoint images based on paintings from the museum's permanent collection. Dr. Medway chose a selection of works that she has deemed conducive, relevant and pertinent to the therapeutic process. Images of these paintings have been made into needlepoint patterns and each participant will work on this pattern from the collection throughout the sessions. These sessions are now full.

Micro-concerts in the Little William Theater

Saturday, 2-5pm

This week the Little William Theater will host the Kate Conklin Bulgarian Vocal Ensemble. Kate Conklin is a classically trained soprano and a leading interpreter of the highly demanding vocal music of Bulgaria. Her unique program will consist of Bulgarian folk, choral and art music particularly suited to each resonant space within the Hammer. Private concerts will be available in the Little William Theater, along with larger more public pieces in the courtyard, where sounds lift and cascade around the senses of the visitor.

Ensemble: Hannah Arista, Erin Barnes, Arathi Govind and Sydne Sullivan, led by Kate Conklin.

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