Creative Community comes together to raise visibility for Equal Rights with artworks reflecting the themes of Equality, Justice, Respect, Unity, Civil Rights and Love.
The MANIFESTEQUALITY Gallery issues a call-to-action, with artists motivating public energy toward true reform on a local, state and national level. Artists, grass roots activists, performers, celebrity guests, art collectors, musicians, public officials and the general public will display their works and show support at the MANIFESTEQUALITY Gallery in Hollywood, CA. just blocks from the Kodak Theater where the Academy Awards will be held. Participating artists include: Barry McGee, Harvey Pekar, Karen Kimmel, Robbie Conal, Ron English, Tierney Gearon, Shepard Fairey, Clare Rojas, Swoon and hundreds more.
The MANIFESTEQUALITY gallery has gathered international and local artists in a call to present art that unites art, activism and the message of universal equal rights into a memorable multi-media 'moment'. Through Suffrage, the Equal Rights Amendment, the Prop 8 shockwaves, the legal battle for equal rights has been fought at different times, on differing fronts, for varied communities. In response to the growing resistance to equal rights for the LGBT population, the creative community is gathering, during Oscar Week to bring inspiration through the creation of original artworks, performances and special installations that raise visibility for the grass roots efforts to ensure full Equal Rights to LGBT Americans. Upper Playground(www.upperplayground.com) will be working with the artists and offering sales services to assist in the fundraising for this cause. The MANIFESTEQUALITY gallery interior has been designed by artist Jed Lind in collaboration with local LA Design teamCOMMUNE (www.communedesign.com ) headed by Roman Alonso and Steven Johanknecht with a generous contribution by the ReUse People.
Aaron Rose and his arts organization Make Something School (www.makesomethingworkshops.com) will host students onSaturday March 6, 2010 who are between the ages of 16 - 21. Aaron dreamed up a nationwide series of art workshops for teens. His intention was simple: to introduce a new generation of creative minds to the concept of DIY.
Schedule of Events ::
VIP and Media Preview :: March 2, Tuesday 7pm - 10pm * Invitation Only Please contact for press rsvp invite Jennifer Gross (323) 658-8700 Jennifer@emgpr.com
Courage Campaign Presents: Legendary activist and organizer, Cleve Jones Cleve conceived of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt which at 54 tons, has become the world's largest piece of community folk art. Jones is portrayed by actor Emile Hirsch in MILK, director Gus Van Sant's 2008 film about the life of Harvey Milk. More recently Cleve recognized the need for a national stage in the equality debate and together with activists from around the country he spear-headed the National Equality March this past November. He is an adviser to and works closely with the Courage Campaign.
Musical Performance by Emily Wells - is a violinist whose style merges hip-hop and classicals. She also uses many other instruments in her work, including glockenspiels, analog synthesizers, and even toy pianos and other toy instruments. + DJ Diabetic (aka Shepard Fairey)
Gallery Open to the Public :: Wednesday, March 3, 10am - 6pm
Opening Night Party:: Wednesday March 3, 8pm - 1am :: Musical Guest: Uh Huh Her, Fitz & the Tantrums, and more DJ Sets by: Tim Biskup, Chris Holmes, and Booby Trap
Gallery Open to the Public :: Thursday, March 4, 10am - 6pm
Gallery Open to the Public :: Friday, March 5, Friday 11am - 10pm
Gallery Open to the Public :: Saturday, March 6, 10am - 6pm
Make Something School with Aaron Rose :: Saturday, March 6, 11am - 5pm
Closing Night Party :: Saturday, March 6, 8pm - 1am Musical Guests: Isaac Brock from Modest Mouse, Sam Sparrow, DJ Sets by: Crystal Method and Kelly Cole
Gallery Open to the Public :: Sunday, March 7, 10am - 5pm
For Further information on all events please requests contact: Jennifer Gross (323) 658-8700 Jennifer@emgpr.com