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Special viewing and short panel discussion

Freewaves has commissioned a group of discerning artists to create short videos addressing mental health issues, addictions and fitness. Using a variety of styles, narratives, images and sound, the artists have produced a total of 30 original short videos called Long Live LA. Artists include: Kim Abeles and Ken Marchionno with Dorsey High School, Wesley Groves, Antonio Ogaz, Christina Pierson and Yoshie Sakai, Public Matters with students from Community Health Advocates School at Augustus Hawkins High School, and Kent Yoshimura.

A catered public reception and special viewing will take place on Wednesday, March 18 from 7 to 9 pm at Mercado La Paloma, located at 3655 S. Grand Ave. L.A. 90007, courtesy of Esperanza. The evening will feature a brief panel discussion about how artists can contribute to the public dialogue about mental health with Lourdes Caracoza and Diego Rodrigues from Alma Family Services and the 6 artist teams. A second viewing will take place on Thursday, April 2, 2015, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Armory Center for the Arts 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103.

The videos will be on view in waiting rooms and websites of community health clinics. They will be available online at: and can be embedded via Vimeo at

Freewaves commissioned Long Live LA with funding from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation as part of the organization’s ongoing initiative to bring media art to the public.

Wednesday, March 18, 7-9 pm
Mercado La Paloma
3655 S. Grand Ave. L.A. 90007
Free and open to the public

Thursday, April 2, 6-8 pm
Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. 91103.
Free and open to the public