An Armenian Journey In Photographs

By Steven Mikulan

This Friday A&I Photographic and Digital Services will turn its lobby into a gallery for a one-night photograph exhibit that benefits a good cause. "A Journey to Armenia" showcases the imagery of Sara Anjargolian, Vahé D’Ala and Sevag Vrej — not to mention the on-site support of actor Ken Davitian (Borat).

The show’s hourlong private reception with the artists will help the Real Medicine Foundation’s Primary Care Clinic in the Armenian village of Shinuhayr — an impoverished town whose people have no access to quality health care. Except, that is, for a crumbling, Soviet-era ambulatory clinic that the L.A.-based Real Medicine Foundation is trying to rehabilitate. The four-year-old group forms partnerships with existing organizations from Pakistan to Boyle Heights, to create clinics and medical programs, or to renovate existing ones in regions struck by poverty, war or natural disaster. The reception’s spread will be laid on by PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur, Mi Piace Italian restaurant and bakery, Sandella’s Flatbread Cafe and by Falafel Arax of Little Armenia. A&I Photographic, 933 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood; Friday, June 12; champagne reception & preview: 7 p.m.-8 p.m., $75; general admission reception: 8 p.m.-10 p.m.; $25 online advance (see RMF link), $30 door. (323) 856-5280.

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