Camp Vincent 2016 Diary | What’s the buzz at the Vincent Price Art Museum

imageAfter a flying visit of Arizona’s Painted Desert; visiting iconic hotels on Route 66 much favoured by Hollywood stars of the Golden age; an inspiring immersive tour of the sacred Hopi lands; and going off-road to view ancient petroglyphs and the famed red rocks of Sedona, Camp Vincent flew out of Phoenix bound for Los Angeles, where we have a series of legacy events set up.

imageimageimageThe first one literally brought me to tears. Not tears of sadness, although the sight of seeing hundreds of homeless people living in tents on the sidewalks of Downtown LA was quite startling.  These were tears of pure joy and excitement.

imageimageAs guests of the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College, we were treated to a private tour of the archives where some 2000 items of historic and artistic value donated by Vincent Price and his second wife Mary (Victoria’s mother) between 1957 and 1993 are carefully stored in a new state of the art facility.

imageimageOver a decade ago, I visited the collection when it was housed in a bungalow on the college grounds under the curatorship of the late Thomas Siliman. But seeing them in their new home was breathtaking and inspiring…

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Victoria Price gave an impassionate speech about the VPAM and her parent’s legacy, which you see in full here. https://www.facebook.com/imvictoriaprice/videos/830503863718613/

The event also marked the opening of the gallery’s latest exhibition, Rise of the Fly II in which artist Peter Wu has been inspired by the 1958 and 1986 Fly films to create a dynamic installation fusing painting, video projection and sculpture. Its on until March 18 2017.

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Of course, this begged a screening of the 1958 classic itself which, of course, went down a treat with all the invited guests.

The evening also saw some delicious treats created by the talented college kitchen staff, who took recipes from Vincent and Mary’s Treasury and put their own modern spin. I’ll be doing a post on this real soon, so watch this space.

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Poe, Price and The Core | An Evening of Poetry, Film & Electronica

12321185_10155033159663973_8740640691714491247_nOn Saturday 21 May, a special evening dedicated to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, as read by horror icon Vincent Price, will be held in central London.

First up will be POE, PRICE AND THE CORE, a live Poe-gressive rock and electronica musical performance showcasing the velvet voice of Vincent Price as inspired by the Master of Menace’s best-known 1960s Gothic chillers. This will be followed by a screening of the rarely-seen 1970 TV special AN EVENING OF EDGAR ALLAN POE in which Vincent Price does Poe unplugged in four tales of terror: The Tell-Tale Heart, The Sphinx, The Cask of Amontillado and The Pit and the Pendulum. Plus, some very special surprises!

This will be held upstairs at The King & Queen public house in Fitzrovia, which was where Bob Dylan made his London debut.

Doors open 6.45pm, show starts 7.30pm, film screens at 8.30pm

This is a FREE event, and a handful of seats have become available so please register using the link below: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-with-edgar-allan-poe-vincent-price-and-the-core-tickets-23091391975#tickets

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An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe, Vincent Price and The Core

Core Evening Edgar Poe FB BannerYou’re invited to a special evening dedicated to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, as read by horror icon Vincent Price on Saturday 21 May 2016 in central London.

First up will be Poe, Price and The Core, a live Poe-gressive rock and electronica musical performance showcasing the velvet voice of Vincent Price as inspired by the Master of Menace’s best-known 1960s Gothic chillers. This will be followed by a screening of the rarely-seen 1970 TV special An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe in which Vincent Price does Poe unplugged in four tales of terror: The Tell-Tale Heart, The Sphinx, The Cask of Amontillado and The Pit and the Pendulum. Plus, some very special surprises!

This will be held upstairs at The King & Queen public house in the heart of London’s up-and-coming Fitzrovia.

Doors open 6.45pm, show starts 7.30pm, film screens at 8.30pm

This is a free event, but registration is required.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-with-edgar-allan-poe-vincent-price-and-the-core-tickets-23091391975

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