The HARC Foundation Presents "COMMAND PERFORMANCE" at Gebert Gallery

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The HARC Foundation Gala Benefit on February 4th at 2:00 pm
The HARC Foundation Presents "COMMAND PERFORMANCE" at Gebert Gallery
Curated by: Susan Marchese

1345 Abbot Kinney
Venice , CA 90291
February 4th, 2012 - February 4th, 2012
Opening: February 4th, 2012 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

santa monica/venice
Tue-Sat 11-6
HARC Foundation, Susan Marchese, Gebert Gallery, Charity Events, GALA Benefit


The HARC Foundation presents “Command Performance,” a Contemporary Arts Salon Benefit Event Saturday, February 4th at 2:00 p.m. at the Gebert Gallery in Venice.  Located on Abbot Kinney, Gebert Gallery has been bringing contemporary art to Los Angeles for the past four years. Being a supporter of the arts and arts education, The Gebert Gallery was happy to hold The HARC Foundation’s gala benefit Saturday, February 4th at 2:00 p.m.

Paul Dahmen, Sales Director for Gebert, talks about how the gallery became involved with The HARC Foundation. He explains, “The Gebert Gallery decided to host this year's HARC Foundation benefit because of the great work they do across the board, ranging from helping emerging artists break through to hit the next level of their careers to working with abused and neglected children through art therapy. The Gebert family has always supported the arts and art related programs and are proud to assist during these challenging economic times, especially for important non-profit organizations like The HARC Foundation.”

The HARC Foundation (Help Artists &Rehabilitate Children) was established in 1990 with a dual purpose: first, to discover, support, promote and present emerging creative artists from all art disciplines and second, to promote the use of the creative arts as a therapeutic science in the rehabilitation of abused and neglected children. One hundred percent of all individual and corporate donations received go directly to the creative artists. Expenses, goods and services are out-of-pocket donations or provided on a pro-bono basis.

Having worked as a composer/performer for many years, Marchese created The HARC Foundation to help individual emerging creative artists in the U.S. Each year, The HARC Foundation produces exclusive presentation events featuring the artists that are chosen as the winners of The HARC Awards. In addition to presentation of their work, several lucky creative artists every year receive $2,500 to help further their careers, allowing them to continue on their creative path and follow their passion. However, funding has grown slimmer.

Since the economy has affected corporate and patron donations in recent years, "COMMAND PERFORMANCE" was created to help HARC raise money for awarding emerging artists. Marchese talks about her latest endeavor, “This is the first time we've ever held a benefit event like ‘COMMAND PERFORMANCE’, when well-known creative and performing artists have offered their talents to help HARC raise the funding needed to present their annual awards.”

Don’t miss this special benefit, Saturday afternoon, February 4th at 2:00 PM, "COMMAND PERFORMANCE"  at Gebert Gallery, 1345 Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice. ( This exciting event will offer a salon style performance featuring international artists Markus Pawlik, Patricio da Silva, Yevgeniy Milyavskiy, Rebecka Larsdotter and her band, Mahesh Balasooryia, Zane Musa, Dale Black, Zack Harmon as well as American poet/spoken word artist, Stacy Gnall. Wine &  antipasti from MOSTO Enoteca, authentic Italian food, will be served.

In addition to the concert, a silent auction of art will be held featuring the works of local creative artists Derrik Van Nimwegen, A.M. Rousseau, Darla Warner, Elana Kundell, Les Mayers, Carol Henry, Candace Biggerstaff, Leo Garcia, and Domenico Foschi.

Leslie L. Mayers, a local artist who has donated his work to this fundraiser, is an emerging artist in the contemporary art scene of Southern California. His work is at the forefront of a new movement that he refers to as “digital impressionism,” and has evolved by combining traditional art techniques with advances in modern technology.

Tickets are $50 tax deductible donation per person (as allowed by law) and can be purchased on HARC’s website via credit card at or by calling 310.823.2310 for reservations and sending checks to The HARC Foundation at P.O. Box 11596, Marina del Rey, CA 90295. Student discounts are also available with proper Student ID at $20.00 per ticket by calling HARC at 310.823.2310.