Water Works at GR2 - A benefit for UNICEF and child victims of the earthquake in Japan

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Water Works at GR2 - A benefit for UNICEF and child victims of the earthquake in Japan
Curated by: interTrend, Giant Robot, UNICEF

2062 Sawtelle Boulvevard
Los Angeles, CA 90025
March 19th, 2011 - April 13th, 2011
Opening: March 19th, 2011 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

culver city/west la
(310) 445-9276
Wed-Fri 12-6 PM; Sat 12-8 PM; Sun 12-7 PM
waterworks, giant robot, Japan, earthquake, UNICEF, interTrend


Water Works at GR2 - A benefit for UNICEF and child victims of the earthquake in Japan


March 19 - April 13, 2011

Reception: Saturday, March 19, 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.



2062 Sawtelle Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90025

(310) 445-9276


The U.S. Fund for UNICEF (USF) is raising funds to help children in Japan impacted by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. This is an unusual decision, as Japan is a donor to UNICEF, not a recipient of its assistance. However, due to the unprecedented nature of the epic disaster and its impact on children, resources are going to be critical in helping provide for the very unique needs of children. These may include health, development, and protection and other needs that may have been compromised or disrupted in the wake of the catastrophe. Giant Robot is proud to join the effort, and have asked many of our talented friends to create water-themed art to raise funds to support the efforts of UNICEF.


In addition to raising money by selling artwork, Giant Robot will be donating the following to UNICEF:

1. Proceeds from the sale of water bottles featuring labels created by artists and signed by celebrities.

2. Fifty percent of proceeds from Giant Robot’s small restaurant, gr/eats, on Saturday, March 19.

3. A percentage of all sales at Giant Robot, GR2, and GRSF during the weekend of March 18-20.

4. Raffles for donated merchandise including designer- and artist-signed items, GR gear, horseback rides, and other items.

5. Cash donations accepted for UNICEF.


Contributors include the following:


Andrice Arp
Gary Baseman
Chris Bettig
Jude Buffum
Chris Buzelli
Louise Chen
Luke Chueh
Jesse Fillingham
Renee French

Ayako Fujitani
Matt Furie

Rodney Greenblat
Katherine Guillen
Joe Hahn

Clement Hanami
David Horvath
Mari Inukai
Jesse LeDoux

Lisa Ling

Jeff McMillan

Junko Mizuno

Megan Mullally

Gary Musgrave
Mark Nagata
Saelee Oh
Bryan Lee O'Malley

Nathan Ota
Mu Pan
Albert Reyes
Jay Ryan
Ryan Jacob Smith
Deth P. Sun
Jillian Tamaki

Katsuya Terada
Edwin Ushiro

Esther Pearl Watson

Daniel Wu
Yoskay Yamamoto
Kohei Yamashita


The list is still growing, with late additions by Barry McGee and Ryan McGinness, as well as last-minute efforts by James Jean and David Choe.


This event is made possible by the generous help of Intertrend Communications, the most innovative, digitally savvy Asian marketing agency in the country. In addition, Intertrend has pledged to match the first $10,000 raised by proceeds and donations through Giant Robot.