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Beyond the Ridge

A Native American story about an old woman and her subsequent spirit journey. Once she is safely “beyond the ridge” the story focuses on the woman’s family and how ritual helps them mourn and then accept her passing. The universal wisdom this book contains will give comfort and insight on a subject that can be

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Echo Park Craft Fair

Come visit us at the Echo Park Craft Fair this weekend and receive 25% off clothing, accessories and homewares. We will also have a selection of Burden Baskets and Bowls by Nanette Sullano. Echo Park Craft Fair 821 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles CA 90013 Saturday, May 11th, 12-7pm Sunday, May 12th, 12-6pm

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Brake Free

Brake Free (1970), the third in a series of films that Carson Davidson made on railways (the others are ‘Third Avenue El’ and ‘Railway with a heart of Gold’), is staged on the Mount Washington Cog Railway (New Hampshire). Winner of the Silver Medal, Venice International Festival, and Golden Eagle CINE awards. Railways that climb

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Harry Bertoia’s Sculpture

Born in Italy in 1915, Harry Bertoia eventually moved to Michigan, attended Cass Technical High School, where he was introduced to metals, and moved on to the Cranbrook Academy, where he met fellow student Clifford West. Shortly after his marriage in 1943, Bertoia moved to California at the behest of his friend Charles Eames, and

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Sun Flight

Daedalus fashions wings for himself and his son Icarus to escape from the Labyrinth of King Minos of Crete. However, when Icarus fails to heed his fathers warnings, he suffers the consequences. Gerald McDermott made just five short animated films before changing careers and becoming a Caldecott Award-winning children’s author. Sun Flight (1966) was his

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The Faith of Graffiti

“As a major serving in the British military during World War II, Jon Naar witnessed a way of life reduced to rubble. In the winter of 1973, as a fifty-something photojournalist living and working in New York, Naar once again saw a devastated landscape. But here the names of the young and dispossessed — often

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The Stonecutter

The Stonecutter (1960) 6 min, dir. Gerald McDermott. McDermott made this, his first commercial film at the age of 19, a complex animation short featuring approximately 2000 animation cels presented in six minutes. Influenced by Klee and Matisse, McDermott used silk-screen as well as traditional painting techniques in crafting ethnographic folk tale animation shorts. With

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