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Monday, June 08, 2009

PYRAMID ATLANTIC FUNDRAISER

Screening, Silent Art Auction and Reception
Featuring the DIY Art Film
Beautiful Losers on Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

BEAUTIFUL LOSERS

Silver Spring, Maryland – In celebration of the creative spirit, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center is proud to announce the Washington, DC film premiere of Beautiful Losers on Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the historic 400-seat art deco theatre at the American Film Institute Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Downtown Silver Spring, Maryland. Notable guests include Delegates Sheila Hixson and Heather Mizeur and State Senator Jamie Raskin, County Councilmember Valerie Ervin and avid art collector, Dr. Michael Pollack. The screening is the focal point of the annual fundraiser, which includes a question and answer session with special guests Dr. Martin Irvine and Roger Gastman, followed by the silent art auction and reception.

Martin Irvine is the founder and director of Irvine Contemporary and the curator behind Street/Studio, featuring works by artists who use the street and urban space as extensions of their studios, and who bring the street and urban sites into their studio, opening June 20 at Irvine Contemporary. Roger Gastman, originally from Bethesda, Maryland, is a well-regarded publisher, filmmaker and graffiti trailblazer who is currently working on his new book: WRITING: The History of American Graffiti with Caleb Neelon and producing a documentary film about DC’s graffiti legend, Cool Disco Dan.

The attendees have a chance to drive away in a brand new Honda Civic Hybrid by simply purchasing a raffle ticket along their event ticket. For more information, please visit Pyramid Atlantic website.

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