branches around town, said President Vincent Arnold, a Glendale
resident. It allows members to sell their art.
"It gives you a little prestige that people want to buy your
painting and hang it in their house, and gives you money to buy art
supplies, which these days aren't cheap," he said.
It also lets the public see the art association is viable and they
can join, he added.
The public can become a patron member and pay $2 per meeting to
watch members and guests perform demonstrations of their work.
Demonstrators explain their techniques and answer questions.
Members also participate in juried art shows a couple times a
In the last show, Arnold's piece, "The Old Santa Claus," won third
Arnold joined the art association in 1984 and has served several
times as president and vice president.
For more information, call 242-2495.
PLAY DEALS WITH SEARCH FOR ACCEPTANCE
The Arena Theater is presenting its first production, "Props," by
contemporary Armenian writer Aghasi Ayvazyan, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at
MGN Paradise Studios, 1631 Maria St., Burbank. The play is directed
of Anahid Aramouni Keshishian
Additional performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and June 22, 27 and
The play deals with the ongoing search for meaning and acceptance
-- lucidly abandoning four figures on stage, forcing them to create
and live among newly established borders of thought. Through absurd,
yet earnest verbal explorations, the characters inspire an aura of
intensity as they search for their place in their infinite
Ayvazyan will be in Los Angeles from Armenia to take part in
question-and-answer sessions following the first three performances.
Tickets are $20, and $15 for students with identification.
Tickets are available at Abril Bookstore at 243-4112, Sardarabad
bookstore at 500-0790, IBEN Printing at 246-5553, or by calling
517-9896 or 240-7080.
BENEFIT FUNDS BREAST-CANCER RESEARCH
"Life's A Stitch! A Celebration of Love's Alterations," to raise
funds for breast cancer research, begins at 8 tonight at The Alex
Theatre in Glendale.
It's an evening of musical and comedy segments, benefiting the
Susan Love M.D. Breast Cancer Research Foundation.