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The LA Artcore Executive Board of Trustees announce s the upcoming LA Artcore’ s 20th Annual Awards Benefit. 
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Thi s popular event supports the non-profit organization’s important mission of exhibiting innovative contemporary art created by regional\, national and international artists of all backgrounds\, age\, gender and race. Hundreds of artists have exhibited at LA Artcore in the past\, include: Ed Moses\, L addie John Dill\, Solomon Huerta\, Ed Gomez and Mario Ybarra Jr. 
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LA Artcore offers established and emerging artists an opportu nity to exhibit their work in our two galleries and to engage in a cultural dialogue with the surrounding constituencies. LA Artcore’s office and main gallery are located at the Union Center for the Arts in downtown Los Angel es\, within walking distance of the Geffen Contemporary Art Museum\, City H all and the Japanese National Museum.
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The 20th Annual Bene fit Awards event will take place on Saturday\, Octobe r 25\, 2008 in the Bunker Hill Ballroom at the  Omni Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Our gala benefit att racts up to 300 of the city’s movers and shakers to celebrate the leaders o f the local art community. 
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This year Artcore is pro ud to honor two nominees: Kenneth A. Colorado and
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Martha A. Canales.  Mr. Colorado is an in ternational artist who has made a significant contribution to addressing gl obal warming. Two distinguished guests will attend in Mr. Colorado’s honor. One\, from the Southern hemisphere and the other from the North. Introduci ng Mr. Colorado will be Dr. Jorge Oscar Rabassa\, whose serves as Director of CDIC-CONICET in Ushuaia\, Argentina at Tierra del Fuego\, and was former Minister of Education\, Culture\, Science &\; Technology for the Provin ce of Tierra del Fuego and the Antarctic Region of Argentina and Patagonia.  Also present will be Kira Solovyeva\, assistant to the preeminent Dr. Ale xander Vasiliev\, a leading Russian climate scientist and professor at the Hydrometeorological Center in Moscow\, Russia.
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Martha A. Canales\, a pioneering spirit\, educator\, promoter\, and collector of contemporary Latino Art\, will also be recognized. Founder of Abeytia Balderas-Vasques\, Fine Arts Consultants in 1988\, she went on to found Abeytia-Canales and Canales Fine Art Consultants the following year. In 1991 she was a founder member of the Chicano Art Collectors Anonymous th at supported Chicano American artists pursuing fine art careers. She has se rved on numerous art boards throughout Los Angeles and will be introduced b y California State Senator Gilbert Cedillo.
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The event will take place from  5:30 to 9:30 p.m. and will start with a cocktail rece ption accompanied with a silent auction\, followed by dinner and a live auc tion. Entertainment provided by Sean Callery (Emmy Aw ard winning composer of TV series “24”) and his  Monday Morning Dixieland Jazz Band.
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Tickets for the An nual Awards Benefit are available from L.A. Artcore. For further details please contact the galler y at: 213-617-3274.
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The art for b id will be courtesy of the following artists: Chuck Arnoldi\, Ed Gomez\, Fr ank Romero\, Peter Shire\, Kaoru Mansour\, Masako Danno\, Penelope Davis\, Edem Elesh\, Donald Frazell\, Michael Giancristiano\, Mary Addison Hackett\ , Shingo Honda\, Hei Myung Hyun\, Yoshio Ikezaki\, Lou Kalogerakos\, Nobu K ano\, Kazumi Kato\, Phil Kho\, Hee Ouk Kim\, Joel King\, Joyce Kohl\, Janet Mackaig\, Geoff Mitchell\, Yasunari Nakagomi\, Christina Nishwonger\, Simo n Rahimian\, Jessada Kongsommart\, Taraneh Mozaffarian\,  Blandine Saint-Oy ant\, Claudio Stickar\, Kamol Tassananchalee\, Matthew Thomas\, Robert Walk er\, Arthur Todd Wolfe\, Min Sook Yang.
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BUY TICKETS AT: LA ARTCORE
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Contact Lydia Takeshita at< /span>
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120 Judge John Aiso Street\, Los Angeles CA 90012< br />
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(213) 617-3274 Wed-Sun.
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www.laartcore\,org
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PRICE:  $100 per person
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Gold table $ 5\ ,000
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Silver table $ 3\,000
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Table $ 1\,000
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DTEND:20081025 DTSTAMP:20141219T184313 DTSTART:20081025 GEO:34.0521153;-118.2505807 LOCATION:Omni Hotel (Los Angeles)\,251 South Olive Street \nLos Angeles\, C A 90012 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:20th ANNUAL BENEFIT AWARDS\, Chuck Arnoldi\, Masako Danno\, Penelop e Davis\, Edem Elesh\, Donald Frazell\, Michael Giancristiano\, Ed Gomez\, Mary Addison Hackett\, Shingo Honda\, Hei Myung Hyun\, Yoshio Ikezaki\, Lou Kalogerakos\, Nobu Kano\, Kazumi Kato\, Phil Kho\, Hee Ouk Kim\, Joel King \, Joyce Kohl\, Jessada Kongsommart\, Janet Mackaig\, Kaoru Mansour\, Geoff Mitchell\, Taraneh Mozaffarian\, Yasunari Nakagomi\, Christina Nishwonger\ , Simon Rahimian\, Frank Romero\, Blandine Saint-Oyant\, Peter Shire\, Clau dio Stickar\, Kamol Tassananchalee\, Matthew Thomas\, Robert Walker\, Arthu r Todd Wolfe\, Min Sook Yang. UID:25409 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR