Los Angeles Art Association will host its annual gem benefit on April 11, 2009 at Gallery 825. The event, widely embraced by the art community and leading collectors as a showcase of emerging art trends, will feature the art of over 100 emerging, mid-career and established artists including Meeson Pae Yang, Dan Monteavaro, Julia Strickler and Steven Fujimoto. With over 200 original artworks beginning at $100 - everyone can be an art collector at gem!
The event also showcases a special silent auction with works by celebrated luminaries, including artists Richard Artschwager, Lisa Adams, Alex Couwenberg, Roland Reiss, Cole Sternberg, actor and artist Jason Lee and more. Hundreds of LA's most influential movers and shakers are expected to attend the exclusive VIP preview featuring champagne, food by Cafe 14, performance hors d'oeuvres by Black Tie Catering & Events and spirits provided by Patron. Getty Museum Director Michael Brand and wife Tina Brand are serving as the Benefit Co-Chairs and the Benefit Committee comprises many renowned cultural figures including Harry Chandler, Howard N. Fox and Cheech Marin.
||Saturday, April 11, 2009
VIP Preview: 6 to 7p
Public Reception: 7 to 10p
||VIP preview (6 to 7p, includes food by Cafe 14 and Champagne): $100
General Admission (7 to 10p): $25
Space is limited – call 310.652.8272 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP today!
825 N. La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069
For more information, visit their website at: laaa.org
Performance/conceptual artist Marjan Vayghan at Gallery825's GEM exhibit on Saturday (4/11). This installation, entitled “Prayer Rug”, was originally performed on-site at the Imam Zadeh Saleh (امامزاده صالح) shrine in Iran. Marjan explores the concepts of interaction, servitude, collaboration, reverence, participation, and fulfillment through her creation and viewer consumption of a traditional Persian meal, which consists of freshly baked flat-bread, fresh herbs, feta cheese, whole dates, etc.