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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

MAJOR EXHIBITION CELEBRATING 45 YEARS OF GLOBAL PUBLIC ART

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MAJOR URBAN ART EXHIBITION “SAVE THE DATE” PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT
VIP PREVIEW AND OPENING RECEPTION APRIL 27, AND PUBLIC OPENING APRIL 28, 2012
 

Exclusive art exhibition showcasing 45 years of global public art, featuring works by Judy Baca, Kent Twitchell, Herakut, Mear One, Chaz Boroquez and more; Presented by Estria Foundation, L.A. Art Machine, DoArT Foundation, and Honorary Partners, The Mural Conservancy Los Angeles, and SPARC. 

February 21, 2012 (Los Angeles, CA)-- Oakland based, Estria Foundation (TEF), a non-profit organization working to create social change through the creation of art, is honored to announce a major public art exhibition, opening on Friday, April 27th will be taking place at the LA Mart Design Center, and hosted by L.A. Art Machine.

This “first of its kind” exclusive art exhibition will showcase 45 years of global public art, including works for sale by distinguished pioneers of the 60’s revival of muralism in Los Angeles, Judy Baca (USA), Kent Twitchell (USA), and Master typographical graffiti writer Chaz Boroquez (USA), and others in addition to today’s most sought after, collected and internationally known urban/street/graffiti artists such as Brett Cook Dizney (San Francisco) Herakut (Germany), Vyal One (Los Angeles), Freddy Sam (South Africa) Estria (Hawaii), Mear One (Los Angeles), Martha Cooper (New York) and other highly acclaimed artists who have made significant contributions to the world of global contemporary urban art. Included will be works for sale commissioned by The Estria Foundation, DoArT Foundation, L.A. Art Machine’s Vox Humana program, and showcasing on loan collections representing historical site specific installations from The Mural Conservancy Los Angeles, and SPARC. Many of the artists will be in attendance during the opening weekend.

There will be an invitation only VIP exclusive preview, followed by the VIP Opening Reception and Auction, all held on Friday, April 27th. This night offers an opportunity to meet and greet the artists and dignitaries, and includes a hosted bar, hor’s d oeuvres, live music performed by Mark de Clive Lowe, a preview of all works for sale and live auction. The following night the exhibition opens to the public. 

In addition to the VIP opening preview and live auction, a special award will be presented to a group or individual representing public art. All proceeds from the sale of works will benefit the Artists selected for this exhibition as well as the Presenting and Honorary Partner Organizations. Funds raised will allow them to increase programming and visibility locally in their communities and abroad.

The exhibition will be open to the public on select days Tuesday, May 1st through the closing on Saturday, May 26th and available to view works for sale by appointment. Seeking sponsors now.

A formal, full press announcement with the confirmed list of artists will be distributed Tuesday, March 13th, along with press credential criteria. The Estria Foundation was founded by Estria Miyashiro and Jeremy LaTrasse in 2010. For more information, please visit:
www.estria.org. For sponsorship opportunities and media interviews, please contact: Shawni D. at: shawni.d@gmail.com //  or Paloma Belara at: paloma@estria.org.
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WHEN: Friday, April 27- Saturday, May 26, 2012
VIP Preview/Exhibition Opening and Auction: 

Friday, April 27, 2012 Exclusive Preview 6pm - 7:30pm
VIP Exhibition Opening: 7:30 - 11pm
AUCTION 9:00pm
PUBLIC Exhibition Opening: 

Saturday, April 28, 2012 7:00 – 10:00pm
WHERE: LA Mart and Design Center
Source LA 1933 S Broadway, 12th Floor Suite #1240
LA, CA 90007
PRESENTED BY: Estria Foundation, L.A. Art Machine, DoArT Foundation, and honorary partners The Mural Conservancy Los Angeles (MCLA) and Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC).

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