Los Angeles, CA, August 05, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Reception: August 14, 2008- 6-9 pm
Show Runs: August 7-September 26
Julie Rico Gallery, 500 s Spring St. and 118 w. 5th St. Downtown Los Angeles, 10am-8pm daily.
Gallery/Event Information, contact: Julie Rico, firstname.lastname@example.org
Images/Artist Information, contact: Om Navon, om@omnavon 805-509-3100. Promotional images: http://omnavon.com/events/MoneyTrees
Occurring after the last of the economic stimulus checks have been released in July, Money Trees is a group exhibit curated by Om Navon, exploring alternate sources of value to economic value in the face of a dwindling economy. Six talented artists were asked to create works exploring the ironies and alternatives to monetary reward. Works will be available for the price of an economic stimulus check or less.
Carol Powell will show elaborate social multi media tapestries. Jim Holyoak presents ecologically influenced ink drawings. Courtney Reid’s fine expressive drawings evoke human spirituality. Airom Bleicher’s psychological oil paintings explore human relations. Cecile Gurrola-Faulconer presents ceramic masks of mythological figures responsible for human prosperity. Kathy Ikerd’s vibrant acrylic paintings incorporate impressionistic techniques to evoke environmental serenity.
A portion of the profits from the exhibit will be donated to Free Arts for Abused Children. Free Arts was founded in 1977 by a group of Los Angeles area artists who believed the healing and therapeutic power of the arts could help transform the lives of abused and neglected children. In 1993 Free Arts began coordinating art activities in the waiting areas of the Edmund D. Edelman Children's Courthouse in Monterey Park which handles over 50,000 cases a year involving abuse, neglect and abandonment. Today, Free Arts’ PACT program helps families in crisis to bond and learn new and effective ways to communicate and they perform many other Arts based programs for children in Southern California.
The Julie Rico Gallery is located on the downtown Gallery Row, at the intersection of Spring and 5th Streets.