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Out of the Blue - Unveiling The Storytelling Machine with Molly Allis

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Annenberg Community Beach House

415 Pacific Coast Hwy at Beach Coast Way

Santa Monica, CA 90402

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Artist Molly Allis unveils her finished Out of the Blue project, a kinetic sculpture, and will be available throughout the day to help visitors explore the narrative functions of "The Storytelling Machine."

From July 10 – August 12 interdisciplinary artist and musician Molly Allis will be creating "The Storytelling Machine," a sculpture made of many stacked kinetic dioramas. Each diorama box will showcase a piece of a story showcasing a child's wonderful day.

Out of the Blue brings artists onsite to create projects that relate to the sights, sounds and people at the Beach House. This summer, artists Molly Allis and Therese Kelly will be creating projects that promote joy and illuminate our relationship with water.

*Guests are encouraged to arrive early, especially if parking. This is a non-seated event.

Molly Allis is an interdisciplinary artist and musician based in Los Angeles. She designs and constructs immersive environments that encourage audience participation and improvisation within a narrative. Working primarily with recycled materials, she re-imagines everyday objects that serve as props for participants to play with. Her work raises questions around the boundaries of material reality through activating a world of make believe and play. The hidden potential within discarded objects extends into her work with children, where she teaches kids how to use tools to build large-scale structures out of recycled materials. Her award-winning animations have screened in festivals internationally, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Madrid Experimental Film Festival, and the Linoleum Festival in Moscow. She has worked with the Bread and Puppet Theater in Vermont, and Great Small Works Toy Theater Company in Brooklyn. She spent several years performing with the Rude Mechanical Orchestra, in a 30-piece radical activist marching band in New York that supports communities working for social justice. She also teaches rock band and chorus classes to youth, and is part of a rock band called Bear Club. Molly received her BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in Theater Directing/Design, and her MFA from California Institute of the Arts in Integrated Media and Experimental Sound Practices. mollyallis.com

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Pool opens for the season on Saturday and Sunday June 9 & 10, 10am-7pm. $10 adults, $4 youth 1-17, $5 seniors 60+.

Picnickers welcome (no pets, alcohol or glass permitted onsite.)

Getting Here: The Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402 on the west side of Pacific Coast Highway. From PCH turn at the Beach House Way traffic light. From the beach bike path the Beach House is 1.5 miles north of the Santa Monica Pier. From Ocean Avenue/Palisades Park there are several pedestrian overpasses crossing PCH between the Santa Monica Pier and the Beach House, the closest one at Montana Ave.

Parking: The parking rate is Apr - Oct: $12/day or $3/hour; Nov - Mar: $8/day or $3/hour, payable at the park and pay machines in three areas of the ACBH parking lot. Credit cards or exact change only. Handicapped placards and Senior Beach Permits are accepted. For other parking info and lot hours, please check the website for details.

Accessibility: The Annenberg Community Beach House is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. If you require any special disability related accommodations, please contact us at culture@smgov.net, call us at (310) 458-8350 or TDD: (310) 458-8696 at least 5 days prior to the event.

Other events: To view & make reservations for other free Beach=Culture events, check annenbergbeachhouse.com/beachculture.

General Info: For hours, events and more, visit annenbergbeachhouse.com, or call (310) 458-4904. Back on the Beach Café hours are subject to change but are generally through 8pm in the summer and 3pm in the off season, call (310) 393-8282 to confirm.

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