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Art Monastery in Italy Update

Cari Amici,

We’re writing with some WONDERFULLY good news!

Art MonasteryFirst, the USA Fund Raising Tour was a resounding success! Not only did we exceed our goal of $20,000, but we added hundreds of members to Gli Amici dell’Art Monastery, and 5 brilliant experts to our fund raising and production teams! Thank you all so much for showing up at the events and helping us to make this dream a reality.

In May in Calvi, Christopher, the Alpha Team, and our first visiting artists participated in the medieval festival of San Pancrazio (patron saint of Calvi) with a Gregorian Chant Vespers for San Pancrazio in the church and “Tra Quercia e Ulivo” a Duncan dance and medieval music performance in the (rainy) piazza, much to the delight of the locals. Relations here have never been better.

Art MonasteryOn June 17, we moved from the Casa del Popolo to the Bio-Agriturismo Santa Brigida, a luxurious bed&breakfast on a working olive farm. It is a gorgeous place (in fact, it’s listed in the 2007 Michelin Guide) and we hope to take over the management in order to create another income stream for the Art Monastery. We plan to run workshops and seminars here–more info on that will come soon.

Meanwhile, you are all invited to come and visit us in our new digs!

Feeling spontaneous?…

Art Monastery in ItalyWe’re offering members of Gli Amici dell’Art Monastery 50% off market rate** from now until July 15! We will offer double rooms or two-double room suites that normally go for 90 or 125 euros per night (they’re the most luxurious rooms in Calvi) for 45 or 60 euros!

Don’t let high airline ticket prices be an excuse — United Airlines is having a European Summer Fare Sale starting at $385. It’s a great deal, but you have to book by this Friday, June 25. With gasoline at the price it is, heading to the next town is almost more expensive! Now is the time! Have an Italian vacation and support the Art Monastery at the same time!

See you soon…
A presto…

Betsy & The Alpha Team

**To book, please email


Help Playa Surfers Camp Get to Burning Man

Tiki Freaky – Burning Man Camp Fundraiser

Playa Surfers were on the Esplanade near 5:30 last year. In addition to a fun lounge and wicked tuneage, we provided wheeled surfboards (bike-towed versions and self-powered ones) for the masses in BRC to surf the playa with. Totally fun if we say so ourselves! This year we’re expanding our lounge, adding a lifeguard tower, and putting mo’ and betta’ powered surfboards on the playa for all to enjoy!

Please help us in pursuit of bringing our brand of happiness to you by participating in our fundraising party. Our last party was truly off the hook, so we’re at it again!

Tiki Freaky

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Tiki Freaky - A Burning Man Camp Fundraiser

Themed costumes highly encouraged

Cash Tiki Bar : DJs : Visuals : Shadow Box : Art : Spanking Booth
Didgeridoo Chamber + More

  • 1040 Princeton Dr.
  • Venice, CA 90292
  • 9pm – 2am

CLARE Foundation 2nd Annual Art Auction

You are cordially invited to
CLARE Foundation???s 2nd Annual

Clare Foundation Recovery House 2nd Annual Art Auction

Sunday, June 1, 2008, 2pm to 5pm
VIP Reception, 1pm

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday, June 1st, from 2-5 pm at Bergamot Station for fabulous food and stunning art. Please see the invitation below for links to our website where you can preview the contributed artwork at this year???s auction.

CLARE Foundation

Clare Foundation Recovery House 2nd Annual Art Auction

Art Event and Auction at Bergamot Station

Clare Foundation Recovery House 2nd Annual Art AuctionNote that instead of a live auction, we are presenting the Not-So-Silent Silent Auction: Bids on each auction item will be closed individually by our auctioneer Paul Kopeikin beginning at 4:30pm. This will allow guests a final opportunity to bid.

  • Bergamot Station
  • 2525 Michigan Avenue
  • Santa Monica, CA 90404
  • (near SMMoA)


Purchase tickets here for VIP, General Admission, or Sponsorships

Door Tickets Available

Tickets are also available at the door. For more information please call 310-314-6212.

Artist updates and sneak peeks of art auction items

We hope you will join us for this fabulous event!

Art Monastery Project Fundraiser Event in L.A. Sunday April 6 Fundraiser

Art Monastery L.A. Fundraiser

In Support of
International Art

Come out on Sunday, April 6th to lend your support for an amazing project championing international art in its many varied manifestations.

The Art Monastery Project, based just outside of Rome, Italy, is a project worthy of your time, money and passion.

The Art Monastery was founded by local artists, musicians, and performers living overseas the past few years.

Exciting details at the Art Monastery website.

Sunday April 6th

between 3:00pm and 5:00pm

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 North Sepulveda Blvd.

Donation Suggestions:
$20 Suggested donation
$40 Patron’s donation

Silent Auction of
Art and Culture

Great music that will captivate, mesmerise, and move your soul! Brought to your happy eardrums by beautiful divas with angelic voices.

Classical Concert

Classical Concert featuring Beautiful and Inspiring Divas:

The Burning Man Opera Connection

Christopher Fulling, one of the founding directors of the Art Monastery, and Twan have a history in that they were both involved with the Burning Man Opera, which was a major event at the Burning Man Festival from 1997 through 2002. Christopher served under master artist and sage Pepe Ozan as director, co-writer and co-producer, and Twan as co-producer. Visit the Burning Man Opera website for the history of this amazing (and sorely missed) experiment of cooperative art, community participation, and multi-composer musical scores… and a cast of thousands!

May 27, 2007

Phoenix Projekt: Silk Road Cabaret Dinner Theatre

Phoenix Projekt logo

Phoenix Projekt Presents:


Dinner Theatre & Night Bazaar

One Night Only
June 8th, 2007

Phoenix Projekt: Silk Road Cabaret

One Night Only

Friday, June 8th, 2007




@ Venice United Methodist Church
1020 Victoria Ave
Venice CA 90291

Tickets: $25
Limited Capacity
Doors open: 745p
Dinner served: 815p
Show begins: 845p

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Food Not Bombs.

For more info, updates & presales:

…she pressed on. Kalaratri was upon her, but it was no matter. The fire in her soul burned bright. If Typhon had indeed swallowed the Sun, then it was this flame that reflected off the full Moon tonight.It was this flame that would guide her across the endless sands of Sahara… of Gobi… of Time.Indeed, it was this flame that danced across the Road of Silk, Legend, and Wonder…


Burning Man Regional Event: Singularity Arts Festival

The 2nd Annual Southwestern Burning Man Regional Event: Singularity 2007

The 2nd annual Southwestern Burning Man regional event is underway as of today Thursday May 17, 2007. The arts and music festival runs through Sunday night May 20th.

Dark Skies Singularity 07 flyer

At last year’s Dark Skies Singularity event, 700 participants showed up for the four day Burning Man regional event. Being the L.A. Burning Man regional director at that time, I had the privilege of being one of the producers of the festival.  I had hooked up with Cameron Grant, the Las Vegas BM regional director and his team, and the rest is, as they say, history.

Though I’ve retired my role as the L.A. Burning Man regional head, I still provided support with the production of this event, though not at the same level as last year’s inaugural event. I can attest to the amazing hard work of all involved, in particular the Las Vegas crew. This festival is really their baby. It’s on their turf (Nevada). Everyone really puts their asses on the line. It’s a labor of love, and it shows.

It became a multi regional effort last year, as Cameron and I had been talking about “connecting the dots” in regards to pooling our resources as heads of our regions. Once our alliance was set, the Las Vegas crew picked up the ball and ran with it. I don’t mean to diminish the efforts of the L.A. contingent, without whose influence and committed efforts and immeasurable passion this event could not have become what it is!

Here are some shots from last year’s event: The Boogie Man doing what he does best! Just to entice you. I hope it helps!

BoogieMan @ Dark Skies 2006 BoogieMan @ Dark Skies 2006
BoogieMan @ Dark Skies 2006 BoogieMan @ Dark Skies 2006
BoogieMan @ Dark Skies 2006 BoogieMan @ Dark Skies 2006

This Burning Man regional event is exceptional in its diversity. Last year we had participants from Salt Lake City, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, NYC, Vancouver… and probably a few others.

It’s about a 3 hour drive to the Roach dry lake-bed from Los Angeles. A drive well worth taking, considering the amount of fun you’re going to have once you get here!

There are hotel accommodations nearby if camping isn’t on your agenda! Showers, rooms, casinos, restaurants… Brush up on your poker! Check the Primm Valley Resorts Website for accommodation information.

Dark Skies: Singularity Arts Festival - A Burning Man Regional Event

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