Santa Monica Chamber To Host Mixer At New Roads School Wednesday, March 20

Friday, 15 Mar 2013, 9:12:00 AM

Special To The Mirror

By Duncan Elkinson

When Mr. Santa Monica writes, I read. So, when Nat Trives

took the time to send me a note, I paid attention.

I had long known that New Roads School is one of Santa

Monica’s premiere educational facilities. What Nat told me is that New Roads is

now part of our city’s cultural assets.

“I am like a proud godfather with a new born,”

Trives wrote. “Having been founding Board chair of both New Visions

Foundation and New Roads School, I want to commend Paul Cummins and David Bryan

for following their dreams along with the members of their Boards for

creating a partnership that has given Santa Monica and its neighboring communities,

a jewel of a theater and leadership center that adds to the educational and

cultural quality of life in our great city. Thanks to the wonderful benefactors

who had faith in our dream becoming a reality.”

Fair enough, Nat. But, when I saw that the new facility

was hosting a showing of the works of one of my favorite artists from the age

of marches and protests, I went weak in the knees. 

When I first saw the 1985 “Love Stamp” by artist Corita

Kent, I was struck by the bold strokes of rainbow colors that crowned the word

LOVE on a 22-cent stamp.

Kent’s serigraphs were a mainstay of the last century’s

social justice movement.

It is fitting then that the beautiful Ann and Jerry Moss

Theater at New Roads School has pieces from the celebrated artist in the

inaugural gallery exhibition.

I will be celebrating Kent and New Roads School at The

Santa Monica Chamber’s next “Business @

Sunset Mixer” this Wednesday, March 20 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Attendees will enjoy custom drinks and delicious food

from Border Grill.

It will be hosted at The Capshaw-Spielberg Center for

Arts and Educational Justice at New Roads School, 3131 Olympic Boulevard, Santa

Monica.

There will be appetizers, hosted bar, and a raffle.

Member pre-sale tickets are $15 (member tickets at the

door $20). Non Member tickets are available for $25.

Purchase tickets online at www.smchamber.com or contact Shelly at

310.393.9825 ext. 110.

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