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Please join us this weekend to say farewell...



Andrew Alcasid has been working with the space while we tore down walls and lofts and moved all the risos, speakers, tools and ephemera. This weekend's opening will be the only opportunity to see his work at 1827 5th Avenue from inside Helmuth. It is our intention to lock the doors and walk away Sunday night, leaving the show intact and viewable from the sidewalk until they ultimately demolish the block.

Andrew's presence, energy and thoughtful interventions in our space have been incredible. He helped keep the project alive during the difficult end-times just as I was losing steam. I can't think of a better person to have performing for San Diego as we exit this stage.

If I start thanking everyone this will be the longest evite in the history of the world.  To call Helmuth a collective effort would be an understatement.  I don't have the words right now, but YOU know who you are and I hope you know that I appreciate you. I do want to thank the 100+ people that donated to the successful campaign to keep criminal charges off my record.  With a special THANK YOU to Laurie Mitchell, Anya Gallaccio and Kelly Eginton for their support. 

Also to my dear, sweet mom who kept donating and donating after the vice raid. I was like "mom, stop!  seriously. you do so much. you don't need to spend your money on a stupid lawyer just because we threw too many parties! what are you doing?" She told me she was monitoring the GoFundMe page and if we were close to a milestone she would send a little more because she wanted to round us up to the next thousand.

Our final show is dedicated with love to the memory of my mom. Kathy Pavlick fed Helmuth residents, baked cookies for the openings, gave us the claw foot tub straight out of her garden and always brought over basic things like toilet paper that she knew we needed but were too busy working on an install to think about.  My mom gave me the courage to dream big and encouraged me to keep the doors open when I was feeling overwhelmed.  She knew this project meant a lot to us and I'm grateful that so many of you got to meet her.  She was the sweetest lady I ever knew.  And she was LOVED by everyone lucky enough to have shared some times with her.

2013 when I met the owner and he handed me the keys
my mom and frank at Helmuth by resident Lena Lapchina
Andrew Alcasid working with the space itself for a final show

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