Starting at 11:30am, guests will be invited to enjoy a light brunch of baked goods, fruit and mimosas in the courtyard. Then, guests will be invited into the auditorium for a screening of “The Fountain” by director Darren Aronofsky.
Three stories – one each from the past, present, and future – about men in pursuit of eternity with their love. A conquistador in Mayan country searches for the tree of life to free his captive queen; a medical researcher, working with various trees, looks for a cure that will save his dying wife; a space traveler, traveling with an aged tree encapsulated within a bubble, moves toward a dying star that’s wrapped in a nebula; he seeks eternity with his love. The stories intersect and parallel; the quests fail and succeed.
AMLgMATD is the collaborative team of artists/designers Laz Ojalde and Natalie Zlamalova. AMLgMATD combines Zlamalova’s geometric abstract forms and Ojalde’s functional and aesthetic ideals. Ojalde is a mixed media artist whose inspiration comes from the love of the everyday object; the mundane, the functional, the gimmicky to the refined. His excitement is in reinterpreting them into new forms defined by the base principle of reduction and simplicity, while not diminishing the objects initial function. Zlamalova is a mixed media artist who explores the crossroads between the states of being asleep and awake—the hypnagogic state. Her ink washes are illogical and coincidental and contrast her hand-constructed geometric lines and patterns—the logical and the premeditated. She uses dreams, instinct and graphic design elements in her works that are developed through coincidence, chance and strict repetition through a process that in the end becomes more important than the result.