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Art for Autism Event This Sunday

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Always a voyeur but never a buyer? Maybe Art for Autism this weekend will change your mind. The Santa Monica Music Center this weekend is featuring art from 3 artists with 25% of all proceeds going to the Cure Autism Now Foundation.

Where - “The Upstairs Gallery” 1901 Santa Monica Blvd. (upstairs off 19th street), Santa Monica, CA 90401

When - Sunday, July 29, 2007 from 1-6 PM

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Who - Raymond Fernandez: Working in chalk pastel, ink and acrylic...the work moves between abstract, surreal and sometimes esoteric. As a jazz drummer, Fernandez communicates the rhythm, movement and subtle emotions that jazz exudes.

Cathleen Crone’s photographs mesmerize. Her subject may be motorcycles, but what one really sees in these extreme close-ups are extraordinary compositions of light, tone, form, and texture.... Crone’s images call to mind the interconnected creative and material processes of both industry and art - Austen Bailly - L.A. County Museum Of Art.

Al Hurwitz has written 14 books on art education and taught at Dade County School of Art, Ohio State and Columbia University. A Harvard graduate and recipient of the NEA Grant for National Art Education.