AlevÃ© Mei Loh – artist-in-residence at Bellrock Media, Inc./Yoshimoto Entertainment USA, Inc. – presents “A New Day” on Friday, May 6, 2011, exploring the theme “Void/Renewal” within the context of the recent events in Japan.
Report by Pauline Adamek
Thirty artists from Los Angeles and New York will exhibit a selection of their works for one night only at this joint show. 100% of the proceeds will go to benefit Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief. This collaborative exhibition is curated by Henry Lien, Owner/Director Glass Garage Gallery.
About the exhibition:
While attending an award ceremony last month in New York for her aunt, Nobel Prize Winner Elizabeth Blackburn, Bellrock Media Inc./Yoshimoto Entertainment USA, Inc.”™s Artist-in-Residence AlevÃ© Mei Loh was inspired to create a fundraising event in Los Angeles comprised of visual artists to benefit Japan Earthquake and Tsunami relief.
“I was in a room with these incredible people, and it made me wonder what could I do, as an artist, to make a difference,” comments Loh. Â She started reaching out to artists, and the number quickly grew from three to over thirty artists in a matter of days.
“This exhibition is ultimately a portrait of the impulse in art to find meaning and renewal in loss,” remarks curator Henry Lien of Glass Garage Gallery. L.A.-based artists, as well as their New York contemporaries, will be exhibiting their works, with 100% of the proceeds to benefit the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake Pacific Tsunami fund to aid Japan”™s relief effort.
Loh, a Chinese-Australian artist, was selected as Bellrock Media”™s Artist-in-Residence in 2010. Â Loh is most known for her “˜crushed”™ canvas works reminiscent of John Chamberlain and Frank Gehry. Her work plays heavily into the theme of evolution, an idea that she continues to explore.
“A New Day” Artists Exhibit to raise funds for Japan Relief.
Friday, May 6, 2011
2917 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Admission is free.
Approximate prices of artwork range from $100.00 – $1,000.00.
For more info: [email protected]
Confirmed participating Artists include:
Lillian Abel, Kristin Anderson, Marcy Brafman, Stephen Calvert, YaYa Chou, Mike Cormier, Ariel Erestigncol, Joe Forte, Carla Gannis, Jerelyn Hanrahan, Aska Irie, Ichiro Irie, Alexander Kroll, Christopher Lee, Lisa Levy, Bill Massey, AlevÃ© Mei Loh, Jon Measures, Lindsey Nobel, Jed Ochmanek, Janet Olenik, Josh Peters, Mark Power, Â Jeffrey Allen Price, Maddy Rosenberg, Trinidad Ruiz, Carol Salmanson, Julia Schwartz, Donna Silverman, Mary Ann Strandell, Thaddeus Strode, Dani Tull and more.
About Bellrock Media, Inc./ Yoshimoto Entertainment USA, Inc.
Bellrock Media, Inc. was formed in 2005 to produce mobile and digital content and leverage Yoshimoto Kogyo Group”™s network of resources in Japan. Â From this platform Yoshimoto Entertainment USA, Inc. was formed to create, produce and direct international content in Television, Film, Music, Sports and Fine Art as well as representing consumer products internationally.