LA Art Show 2018

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Jon Hamm, Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor, director and producer, was the host of this year’s Opening Night Premiere Gala, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Proceeds from the event benefied the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

I had the opportunity to interview Matthew Modine, who presented “Full Metal Diary”, an exhibit that offers an incredibly rare and vibrant portrait of one of cinema’s most iconic war films – by one of the industry’s most enigmatic directors, Stanley Kubrick.

In the spirit of a social experiment, painter Harmonia Rosales and artist/actor Aldis Hodge created two large-scale paintings: Adeelah and Baingana, the two first of a series that presents a societal experience about the notion of introspective cultural perception, listen to them.

“Left” or “Right” is a healing project curated by Marisa Caichiolo. The interactive installation depicts different world leaders and tyrants, and will allow the spectator, through the punching of the bags, to release anger, hatred and resentment. This release of negative emotions will transform these objects into tools of detoxification and mental healing. Join me on my release!

I also  got to interview one of the VIP attendees, actor, writer, producer Jay Duplass.

And finally I enjoyed some delicious food from PINK’S Hot dogs, meet the owner Richard Pink:

For tickets visit:
January 10-14, 2018
LA Convention Center / South Hall

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Vanessa Lua is an actress and the host of, an outlet where she interviews celebrities. Her show American Man Dream won the Encore Producers’ Award in 2016. Twitter: @WTHdidshesay Instagram: @VanessaLua

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