ART CORE presents: "Forgotten Saints" a group show of religious magnitude
Saints that never were but should have been
at The Congregation of the Forgotten Saints 7569 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles Ca. 90046
sponsored by The Congregation of the Forgotten Saints & Wild Card Productions (In association with the Metal Awards), The Hyaena Gallery, The Hive Gallery & Cannibal Flower Gallery
Opening reception February 13th 2009 8pm
Following the huge success of Art Core's "Honoring Metal through Art" show & to celebrate the newest evolutions to the ever evolving (work of art in its self) Congregation of Forgotten Saints Gallery and Boutique, Art Core has again gathered an enthrauling group of over 40 artists from many different facets of the world art community. This time the assemblage has been strung together not to pay homage to Metal, but to Saints. These are not the saints you learned about in catholic school. But rather new and retuned effigys to patron saints that never were.
Including works by renouned artists the likes of Gris Grimly, Alex Garcia, Cam Rackam, Vince Locke, MearOne, Christopher Ulrich, Jeremy Cross and Krys Sapp adding their artistic voice to the gospel of the Forgotten Saints. Attendees at February 13ths black carpet opening reception can expect the same over the top extravegance and attention to detail seen at the Metal show reception. "Saints" will be set amongst a backdrop fitting to the theme. Installations will include themed murals, a new archway welcoming the participants into the world of "Preachers and fools", an altar (set with hand carved statues, candles and flowers), an interactive "Confessional" and special "Holy water" to quench your thurst after an evening spent confessing your sins to a truly unique group of unholy martyrs.
There will be a raffle to raffle off original and printed works of art including the live painting completed during the evening by Cam Rackam, Krys Sapp, Nick Wildermuth, Mickey Me and a special guest or two, a Cam Rackam skate deck, a hand "carved out" mary statue, and more. Tickets only $5!!
Art Core's last event at The Congregation of Forgotten Saints saw over 900 art fans cross its threshhold, so showing up ealry is recommended.
There will be plenty of street parking after 8pm.
Make sure you wear your sunday best, all attendees will be photographed on the Black Carpet upon arrival.