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This Week in A.I.R. / July 7 - 10

July 7, 2010

Needlepoint Therapy

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 full, however, take home Therapy + Needlepointing kits will be available in the bookstore July 1st.

Micro-concerts in the Little William Theater

Saturday, 1-4pm

This week the Little William Theater will host The Bass Stands Alone, music by Brendan Carn.

Brendan Carn is a bassist, composer, and improviser living in Los Angeles. For the Little William Theater, Brendan will be creating short, improvised pieces for solo Contrabass. The music he generates will be spontaneously composed, and based on the audience, atmosphere, and physical space of the coat room.