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Events at Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
as a part of the show Needle in a Haystack
curated by Nate Garcia
February 20th, February 22nd, and February 28th

Please visit their site for all the show info and other scheduled events... http://www.centerartseaglerock.org/

We hooked up the following for your participatory pleasure...

Friday February 20th 6-10pm
Led by:
Asher Hartman & Haruko Tanaka
Meeting Place: Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
2225 Colorado Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90041 323.226.1617

Zero Max: Turning Your Trash into Gold
Is there something that you are ready to release? Are you being forced to let go of something you once cherished? Can you be brightly transformed in the process? These economic times are challenging our notions of security, success, identity and self-worth, and we're being faced with the daunting and liberating task of restructuring our value system from the grassroots up. We're changing: politically, culturally, and psychologically. If you are on the verge of giving up an item, an ideal, an idea, a position, a place—anything you must release, willing

ly or not--come join us in an everyday ritual in which you will symbolically transfer your treasure to another and construct a new beginning. Bring or make a symbol of the thing that you have to release or make it with us. Materials and light refreshments will be provided as you lighten your spirit and revise your ideals.


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Sunday February 22th 12-4pm
Meeting Place:
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
2225 Colorado Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90041 323.226.1617

artSpa presents: a D.I.Y. Massage Workshop
with Adam Overton
Sunday February 22nd, Noon - 4pm

Explore some basic, but highly effective massage and touch techniques that don't require getting undressed or using any cream, oil, or special equipment - all we'll need are our hands, fingers, forearms, elbows, gravity, a little common sense, and the willingness to listen to our partner. No former massage experience required! Please come with someone you trust, or be willing to trust another participant for the duration of the workshop.

* Participants in this workshop are highly encouraged, but not required, to donate some of their new-found massage skills by taking on a brief 45-60 minute massage shift the following weekend, as part of the experimental music & massage series, to be held at the closing reception for Needle in a Haystack, Saturday, February 28th, between 7-10pm.

Cost: Free
RSVP: space is limited to 7 to 10 couples, so please send an RSVP at least two days in advance: a@plus1plus1plus.org

Necessary materials (per couple): two pillows, a blanket or two, something comfortable to wear, and pen/paper to take notes

Adam Overton is a composer, performer, and certified massage therapist living in Los Angeles. 

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Saturday February 28th, 7-10pm
Meeting Place:
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
2225 Colorado Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90041 323.226.1617

artSpa presents: experimental music & massage
with Adam Overton and friends
composer/performers TBA
Saturday February 28th, 7 - 10pm

artSpa proudly presents some therapeutic experimental music & massage at the Eagle Rock Arts Center. Live experimental music will be provided by several local composer/performers, while Adam Overton and his newly-formed army of amateur massage therapists will provide complimentary bodywork for the public.


Asher Lauren Hartman is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice centers on the exploration of the self in relation to Western histories and ideologies. His work has been exhibited widely including contribution to Charles Long’s film collective Curious Notch, (Whitney Biennial 2008), Recontres International (Paris and Berlin), the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and solo shows in Los Angeles at Sea and Space Explorations, Track 16, LACE, Highways Performance Space, The Museum of Jurassic Technology, 24-Hour Gallery, and New Image Art.  He co-founded and co-directed Crazy Space, a performance and exhibition space in Santa Monica and has curated many other projects.  Hartman is a graduate of UCLA and CalArts and has taught at the University of California, Riverside, Otis College of Art and Design, and Moorpark College. 

Adam Overton is a living composer and performer of experimental music and action, a teacher of performance & multimedia, and a certified massage therapist based in Los Angeles. Through experiments in rhythm, presence, and contact, his work plumbs the depths and abilities of the bodymindperson, and playfully maps the intimate distance between individuals. A fascination with the practices and challenges of awareness, acknowledgment, and [co]existence are currently fueling many of his investigations.

Some of Adam's ongoing projects and community involvements include the development of and contribution to Upload .. Download .. Perform . net, an online wiki-repository for sharing contemporary experimental performance scores (Oct 2008); the creation of the artPlus list-serv (since May 2007) for Los Angeles artists living double-lives as bodyworkers, yoga teachers, psychics, healers, and new age dabblers; and relatedly, a sporadic but ongoing series titled artSpa, a public interface for these "art-and-then-somes" - involving artist-run walk-in clinics, workshops, experimental meditation groups, new age aesthetics panels, touchy-feely music events, and more; and the sporadic, traveling series experimental music & massage, which combines traditional chair massage with "therapeutic" experimental musical performances by local and visiting composer/performers. He is also a board member of the gallery and project space Sea and Space Explorations, and is on the advisory committee for the interdisciplinary body-based residency program, Genesis Project LA. He has presented his work at Sea and Space Explorations, the wulf., Machine Project, David Patton Los Angeles, LACMA, MACBA, and elsewhere.