FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOS ANGELES, CA, 3 August 2010 —
LADWP Opens with Kontemporary Fried Chicken (KFC)- A Moral Conflict Chicken Dinner and Art Show
On Saturday, August 14th , 2010, Los Angeles Department of Writing and Power, a creative writing and performance studio based in Downtown LA, will be hosting “Kontemporary Fried Chicken” an event billed as a ‘complicated’ celebration of the world’s most domesticated bird of prey. The vibrant paintings of Ayuna Collins will be on display as fry-masters, Gene Coye and Jeremiah Jeffra, serve up a feast that members of the honored bird family would most likely lament…fried chicken. Is it possible to love the chicken and eat it, too? Will attendees be able to admire the art and digest the main course? A vegetarian alternative will be available for conscientious objectors. The event takes place at LADWP headquarters in Little Tokyo.
“This event covers the range and the free-range, featuring chickens that express humanity, to test the boundaries of our empathy. How would you feel if we fried you up? Would you prefer a cage or wide open lawns? On the other hand, if it tastes so good, how can it possibly be wrong? These are a few of the questions we hope to pose to the public–whose responses should be interesting,” said LADWP event host, Mindy Chiu. The visual art of Ayuna Collins, plays freely with personality and personification. Her understanding of movement and figure and the implications of gesture from a past-life in the dance world yields chickens that lean, heckle, regard, confront, question, bleed, itch, scratch, exude machismo. . .All from mixed media compositions on parchment.
“Kontemporary Fried Chicken: A Moral Conflict Dinner & Art Show” hosted by Los Angeles Department of Writing and Power (LADWP), 244 1/2 E. 1st Street, Suite 220, Los Angeles 90012, Saturday, August 14th, 2010, 7:30pm-10:30pm. Featuring work by Ayuna Collins, public comment, and fried chicken (with vegetarian option). Art Show: Free. Dinner: RSVP via website – $10 (members), $15 (non-members). http://www.ladwpower.com/events
Alanna Lin, Director of Public Relations
Immaculate PR / LADWP