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I always appreciate a good art exhibition that captures a real message about true life and issues we face in society. This Saturday Crewest Gallery the presents the " Faces of Skid Row." Living in Los Angeles everybody knows where skid row is located and the history behind it; however, sometimes we forget that many of the people who live on skid row are humans too with difficult life challenges. Weather it is an addiction to drugs a mental disorder or just a lost soul they can not be forgotten as members of our society. I have volunteered many times at the Union Rescue Mission and seen the need some people go through on a daily basis. From older men to women and children the reality of it is not pretty. The show will feature photographers, artists of many medias. I commend Crewest because it has not forgotten about their neighbors since Crewest is located in the vicinity of skid row. Here is more details vis their website...
All donations will be going to the Midnight mission!
With live spoken word performance by Mike the Poet and beats by DJ Phyz Ed
About the Exhibit:
Faces of Skid Row is an exhibition and fundraiser to bring awareness and focus
on the homeless living in the Skid Row area
of Downtown Los Angeles. Graffiti artists, photographers, illustrators, sculptors, street artists and fine artists have all come together as one. Bringing you an exhibition full of sincerity, hope, reality, and essence. Addressing core issues revealed through eye-catching, heartfelt art.
Bob Motown, Branded, Dash, Dave Kawano, Dytch, Else, Enik, Eriberto Oriol, Estevan Oriol, Euth, Ezra, Graham Walzer, Gregg Stone, James Gillette, Juan Balandran, Lalo Alcaraz, Man One, Michael Pizarro, Mike Street, Oscar Magallanes, Philip Lumbang, Preston Craig, Shing Yin Khor, Sims, Smear, Thomas the Messenger, Two Rabbits, Mas, Ruthie Pie
Featured Artist: Mason Brown
Curated by: Luna George
Additionally, a donation jar will be located inside Crewest all month long and 10% of all art sales for the month of October will be donated to The Midnight Mission.
When: Opening Reception Saturday, October 2, 2010 and show runs until October 31, 2010
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Crewest Gallery
110 Winston St. Los Angeles, Ca 90013
Check their website for more details on the show and related events