Monday, June 6, 2011
Art Weekend Part I: Dear Japan
Saturday my partner, Debra (artwork above) was in a group show that was a benefit for Japan, Dear Japan, all proceeds from the sale of the artworks would go directly to charity to help human and animal victims that were affected by the tragedy. The show only ran for one day where people could buy the artwork on the spot and carry it home. One Hundred and seventy wonderful artists contributed to this event, and I got to meet a few favorites which was nice added bonus. They were serving snacks from Parisenne which is the same bakery brand that Cafe Zaiya sells and they make a tasty mochi donut. To benefit the animal relief fund, JEARS, lovely totes were made with the Dear Japan logo and sold at the event, the artists who contributed to the logo are:
J — Eun-Ha Paek
A — Yunmee Kyong
P — Sara Varon
A — Jon Burgerman
N — Nora Krug
The event had a large turnout and a lot of the art sold which is really great because Japan still needs our help. I shot some photos of the show. I added the info for each artist where I could. More info can be found on the Dear Japan blog.
Debra Ziss digital gliceé print (bottom)
Kasuki Guzman, mixed media felt, walnut, peanut
Tomoko Sugimoto— Monkey and Pine/January, Canvas, Cotton thread, Acrylic paint
Yoskay Yamamoto—”untitled”, Color Pencil and Gold ink
Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata, fabric (chirimen & felt) , 6.5 (width) x 6 (height) x 2 (depth), $200 www.tinyinventions.com
Hyesu Lee— Lucky Cat “ We love you” , Mixed Media
After the show we walked over to Chinatown for delicious Vietnamese food at Nha Trang (on Centre St and Walker st). I had the pork chop over vermicelli noodles. YUM!