My former Silver Lake neighbor, the gifted photographer and artist Kiino Villand, is taking part in a charity art fundraiser to benefit Tibetan schools and children in downtown on Friday.
Definitely will be planning to swing by myself, and perhaps you can do the same. Looks like quite an array of artists providing their work, including Shepard Fairey, Tara McPherson and many others. Here’s what Kiino sent out today about the event:
Family, Friends and Colleagues,
For those of you in Los Angeles this Friday, you are cordially invited to an art fundraiser supporting Tibetan schools & monasteries.
The Karma Underground & Karma Blast Charity Art Show & Auction
LOCATION: Art Share LA - 801 East 4th Place Los Angeles, CA 90013
DATE: Friday, September 21 2012
FB EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/391424184257827
Very proud to have my work included alongside other artists: Henry Rollins, Tara McPherson, B+, Lydia Emily, RISK, Sage Vaughn, Andrea LaHue + many many more.
I’ll also be DJing with Tick & the legendary J.ROCC!
This exciting evening will include live painting by Samir Arghandwall of 7th Letter and DJ sets by J.ROCC, Tick (Latch Brothers/Routines/Dragons), Kiino Villand & Special Guests. Live screen-printing by Hit + Run. A limited edition print by Malleus will be for sale to benefit the cause. There is a SUGGESTED donation of $10 at the door.
Artists: Allison Torneros, Andrea Lahue, Angela Clayton, B+, BD Miller, Birdman, Brenda Proudfoot, Casey Gray, Chuck P, Coop, Cyrcle, Daniel Jung, Dawn Wirth, Deedee Cheriel, Devin Liston, D Young V, E , Eddie Colla , Edition 100, Eric Pederson, Erwin Recinos, Esther Pearl Watson, Filthgrime, Gilbert Johnquest, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Heather Hoxsey, Henry Rollins, Ken Lee, Hugh Leeman, Jack Speciez, James Moreno, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Jennifer Lafferty, John Carr, John Park, Kevin Rolly, Kiino Villand, Kofie, Koffinz, Lantz Huston, Laura Shumate, Leba, Lydia Emily, Malleus, Margaret Leahy, Mark Todd, Michaela Devon Kary, Mike Maxwell, Miles Thompson, Paul Chatem, Rich DeSimone/Lucky Bunny, Risk, Sage Vaughn, SALTR, Samir ìEVOLî Arghandwall of Seventh Letter, Sean Cheetham, SEEN, Sequoia Emmanuelle, Shaun Roberts, Shaunna Peterson, Shepard Fairey, Skyler Grey, Sophia Gasparian, Steven Ballinger, Tada Chae, Tara McPherson, Texas Tom Carr, Tim Kerr, Brendan Behan, Ruby Hurley, Medgar Evers, Tom Neely, Van Arno
Sponsors: 12 oz Prophet, Art Share LA, Cool Haus, Edition One Hundred, Endless Canvas, Hit + Run, Karma Blast, Komodo, LA Taco, LAB ART, LALA Arts, Mad Props, Malleus, The Do Lab, Pabst Blue Ribbon,Warholian.com
The Karma Underground is a dedicated group who support the people of Tibet and their goal of remaining a unique and unified culture - a culture that has been cultivating compassion for all beings for the last 1300 years. They assist with logistics and we raise money to fund projects that help the Tibetan people.
Karma Blast is an online network created by Bodhicitta Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to helping those who are less fortunate.
Hope you can make it.
Best to you & yours,