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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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Communities, Cities and Countries Unite Through the Universal Language of Art NA12266SF

WHAT:
Art exhibit and panel discussion titled ‘Art; an expression of shared human values’

WHEN:
December 12, 2012
1:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Old Farmers & Merchants Building
401 S. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

WHO:
Consul General of Pakistan, Ms. Riffat Masood
Los Angeles Council Member Jose Huizar, Council District 14
LAPD Deputy Chief Michael Downing, Counter-Terrorism & Special Operations Bureau
Mr. Joe Moller Executive Director, Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk
Mr. Charles Manson, Director of the Asian Pacific Museum

Panelists:
LAPD Commander Blake Chow, Counter-Terrorism & Special Operations Bureau
Ms. Olga Garry-English: Executive Director of the Department of Culture, LA
Ms. Kim Abele: Writer, Artist and Art critic
Ms. Salma Tufail: An artist and art commentator of Pakistani origin

WHY:
To promote enhanced cultural understanding and awareness through art.  During the event panelist from both the cultural and art communities will discuss the similarities between the two communities through the universal language of art. Topics of discussion include:

  1.  Similarities between cultural and art communities highlighted through the universal language of art.
  2. Expression of ideas through art and how the processes are similar.
  3. Additional collaborative ways communities can engage to promote enhanced cultural understanding and awareness.

CONTACT:
For more information, please contact Police Officer Yvonne Whiteman, Counter-Terrorism & Special Operations Bureau at 213-486-8780.


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