Monday, November 28, 2011

viva la Viva La Art!

Hey guys! This Saturday, Dec. 3rd, the non-profit organization Viva La Art! is hosting a silent art auction to benefit the student-run clinic at USC. Last year I participated in their auction to support the non-profit organization Homeboy Industries, and I'll be participating in this year's event as well. Here's the blurb they sent me about the event and the clinic:
On December 3rd, 2011 we are hosting our annual silent auction, “Art, Drinks, and Music”, that will feature work by 25-30 renowned and emerging artists, a live painting exhibition, and a few live musical performances. The event will benefit USC’s first comprehensive Student-Run Clinic, a charitable program independent of university funding that provides comprehensive health services to marginalized populations of Los Angeles. The Clinic is the first of its kind to bring different health professions together with teams of student volunteers from USC’s pharmacy, medicine, physician assistant, and occupational therapy programs. Through partnerships with local hospitals and clinics, the USC Student-Run Clinic provides preventative screenings, comprehensive health assessments, and wellness education to populations who might not otherwise be able to access health services.
100% of the proceeds from the door and the auction go toward the clinic. I've donated my "Le Ballon Rouge" painting as part of the auction.

If you can, please help support a good cause and enjoy some art, drinks, and music!

**Speaking of charitable causes, between now and Dec. 31st, WWA Gallery will be donating 15% of order totals for artwork from past shows to these children's charities: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and The National Association to Protect Children.

**In other news, I'm in a group show opening December 10th at MondoPOP International Gallery in Rome called "Taetrum et Dulce."

It's a "creepy and cute" show curated by the always-wonderful Dan Barry featuring some fantastic artists, including my good friend, the lovely and talented JAW Cooper. If you are in Rome, you can RSVP to the event on facebook by clicking here. Also, the kind people at MondoPOP have put together a page on their site featuring some of my past work, which you can look at here. I'll make a post with my work from the show when it gets closer to the opening.

**Finally, here's an LA Weekly illustration I did over the summer that I forgot to post about. Oops! I was told it was published, but I didn't see it in any of the issues over the summer. Did anybody else happen to catch it?
Anyway, this illustration was for the "Stage" section for an article about what it's like to see theater on public transport. I didn't really know what that meant and I wasn't given very many specifics, but the A.D., Darrick Rainey, gave me some suggestions and I came up with this:

As I rider of public transportation, I haven't seen people as wacky as this, but some get very close. Just kidding, I love you, fellow commuters.

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