Thursday, 11 February 2016

Frank Zappa's Famous Studio Opens its Doors for First-Ever Art Exhibition

Curators Blaise Patrick and Ashley Sands join co-hosts Shana and Ahmet Zappa at the 'Someplace Else Right Now' group exhibition at Frank Zappa's Utility Muffin Research Kitchen in Los Angeles on Feb. 9, 2016. (Photo: Alex J Berliner/ABImages)
Courtesy of AB Images/Alex Berliner
The exhibit, "Someplace Else Right Now," features works from local and international artists and continues through March 2. Make no mistake: Frank Zappa’s legendary recording facility and residence, the Laurel Canyon enclave known as the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen, hosted a really fun art party Tuesday night. It just so happens that two of the guests got teary just as the doors were about to open for the exhibit, titled after a Zappa original, “Someplace Else Right Now.”

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