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Focus Iran Farhang Foundation Craft And Folk Art Museum

CAFAM and the Farhang Foundation are holding an open call from now through September 21 for photography and video works relating to the Iranian experience. This is all for a show that will be on view next year from January 25 through May 3.

Damon Casarez Captures The Boomerang Kids of America

Damon Casarez Boomerang Kids New York Times 2

A big story over the weekend was a New York Times Magazine cover story titled The Boomerang Kids Won’t Leave. The article is a fairly quick read about the culture of Boomerang Kids, a post-collegiate bunch who moved back home after school with loads of debt. They are portrayed as smart, economically challenged individuals cast in a trying time period. The photos of them are great too and you certainly shouldn’t be surprised by who shot them: local Damon Casarez was the guy who captured this American sub-culture.

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Myhtical Creatures Gary Baseman

Do you love Gary Baseman? Well, he is taking his story to filk with an upcoming documentary called Mythical Creatures. The project is currently up for funding on Kickstarter, which will be ending on August 18. Help them out!

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Napoleon Macarons NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day is August 2 and Napoléon’s Macarons in Topanga and the Americana are celebrating with ice cream / macaron mashups.

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The Cartographer_Samira Yamin Cody Trepte

Charles James Gallery has a grou art show opening on July 26 called The Cartographer. This will include works from Cody Trepte, Clarissa Tossin, Samira Yamin, and more. It’s on view through August 30!

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TeamFollowBack C.W. Moss Actual Size

Check this out: there’s going to be a performance / art show called #TeamFollowBack by C.W. Moss on July 26 at Actual Size in Chinatown. What’s that? Moss will literally have you follow him and he will follow you for two hours. You can sign up to be a follower/followed, too!

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