Figuring the Volume of a Utopian Cylinder

ON ALL Eve – Figuring the Volume of a Utopian Cylinder

Positional Projects invites the community to:


Friday, August 4th, 2017

Llano, CA – 7pm, 8pm, 9pm

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Positional Projects in collaboration with Anahata Mousai present “ON ALL Eve – Figuring the Volume of a Utopian Cylinder” an evening event featuring a history walk and conversation under the waxing sturgeon full moon, reflecting on the end of the Llano del Rio socialist Utopian community in the Antelope Valley followed by a meditative sound bath amplified by the silo’s architecture.

In August of 1917, the colonists at Job Harriman’s cooperative experiment were deciding the fate of their desert future. Beinecke fellow and organizer Karyl Newman will share her discoveries at multiple archives specific to their struggle exactly 100 years ago – whether to stay and enact feminist city planner Alice Constance Austin’s innovative plans for the New City or organize an exodus to a more hospitable environment. Each guest will receive a limited edition printed guide and map created by Newman for “ON ALL Day”, a centennial event marking the final May Day of the Llano del Rio Cooperative Colony in Southern California’s Antelope Valley held on May 6th, 2017. Participants at the May event enjoyed the sound bath by local artists Jean Monte, Kristen Cramer and Moriah Cain Gross (Anahata Mousai), and requested an evening encore. Join us at 7pm, 8pm or 9pm on Friday, August 4th, 2017. Capacity in the silo is limited. Tickets are required and available for $10 at

The site of Llano del Rio (located near the border of Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties) occupies over 2,000 acres of open desert dotted with evidence of the historic endeavor, which began in 1914. “ON ALL Eve” takes place in and around the silo, the most intact of the remaining colony structures – a stalwart sentinel on the Antelope Valley horizon. Nearby are the walls of the dairy barn, creamery and bunk house. A cistern and aqueduct are adjacent to a fork of what is now Big Creek Wash, a contemporary example of the water issues that challenged the community’s viability in the Mojave. Explore the “ON ALL Day” digital exhibit to learn more.

“ON ALL Eve” ticket holders will meet and walk with Newman to the silo, learning about the final months at the colony, arriving at the silo where Anahata Mousai will sonify the structure using quartz bowls, bells and a gong. Guests will walk back together through the nearby ruins in conversation with Newman. The program is offered at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm.

“ON ALL Eve” is produced by and as an auxiliary project of “ON ALL Day – A Desert Reflection at Llano del Rio”, a program supported in part by a grant from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit Fiscal sponsor, Arts Connection, the Arts Council of San Bernardino County, hosts the digital exhibit.

For further information and images please contact:

Karyl Newman       


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Image: Michael Hepburn
(Note: All above text provided by Kaz Newman.)

Gallery Grand Opening “Local Colors” Art Exhibition

LANCASTER, CA – The Lakes & Valleys Art Guild in partnership with Graphic Experience is pleased to present a new Fine Arts Gallery on Lancaster Blvd.

Many of the works express the artists’ personal style using both traditional and unconventional painting, drawing and photography techniques.

Local artists have been invited to share their unique perspective in the Gallery’s Grand Opening, “Local Colors” art exhibition Saturday April 15, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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We are pleased to announce fine artist JoGayle Gerner as the gallery’s first invitee along with Geoffrey E Levitt, Ulrica Bell, Sal Vasquez, Ann Sly, Paul Dennis, Donna Weil, Kristi Arzola, Ben Tomlinson and David Walker – just to name a few of the talented artists who will be joining her.

Many of the works express the artists’ personal style using both traditional and unconventional painting, drawing and photography techniques.  This diverse exhibit will display landscapes, automobiles, portraits, and bold modern abstracts – creating a captivating display for all audiences.

Founded in Lake Hughes in 2003, The Lakes and Valleys Art Guild is a member-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to the artists within the Lakes and Valleys communities of the High Desert, in and near the Antelope Valley.

The “Local Colors” art exhibition will be available for viewing until Friday, June 2, 2017. The gallery is located at 622 West Lancaster Blvd, across from the Lancaster City Library.


Please contact Mrs. Kristi Arzola for more information and press images at 661-341-2965 or .

Don’t mLVAGiss out on this memorable evening and the opportunity to meet the local talent within our community.


Independent Movie Night

Original Movie Night!!

Aug.20 8:30pm $3 presale ticket $5 ticket includes popcorn
@ the oasis 44231 N division st Lancaster, ca 93534

audience see your next generation of film makers and vote for your favorite film! you will be getting score cards to do so.don’t miss this fun movie night!!
movies, food, music, prepare to be entertained!:)

1st place winner gets a prize!!!

if your a film maker amateur-expert and want to show your work
enter your short film or films by Aug.16
message me or jay lopez for more info

keep in mind its a family show all genres welcome
drama, animation, action, horror, comedy, documentary,music video etc

in reel time productions
a poets closet(apc)

Coming Soon: “The Wiz”

Desert Opera Theatre is proud to announce its upcoming production of “The Wiz”, coming to the Lancaster High School Theater on June 17 – 26, 2011.

“The Wiz” is a fun and funky, updated version of the family favorite “The Wizard of Oz”. Set in the 1970’s, Dorothy is whisked away to Oz by a tornado where she meets all sorts of characters, including the Tinman, Scarecrow, Lion, and three witches. In her search for “The Wiz” she sets off on many adventures where she makes new friends and encounters others who want to keep her from going home. In the end, The Wiz and Glinda convince Dorothy to believe in herself to make her wishes come true. 
“The Wiz” is exceptional family entertainment. With an upbeat musical score, exciting characters, and an unpredictable plot twist, this is one production you won’t want to miss.
Fridays, June 17 and 24 @ 8:00 pm
Saturdays, June 18 and 25 @ 8:00 pm
Sundays, June19 and 26 @ 2:00 pm
Lancaster High School Theater
44701 32nd Street West
Lancaster, CA 93536

Buy your tickets early, online at our website:

Desert Opera Theatre
P.O. Box 900434
Palmdale, CA 93590