Last day to get great artwork and support Japan! Mina Dresden Gallery is open today from 11 am – 8 pm. Stop by!
By Heidi De Vries
It’s been a little over a month since an 8.9 earthquake and the resulting tsunami devastated huge swaths of Japan. As residents of a similarly earthquake-prone region, we San Franciscans identify closely with the tragedy, and the outpouring of support from the Bay Area has been inspiring to say the least. Recognizing that Japan’s recovery work is far from done, the local art community is coming together for the one-weekend-only exhibition “Bay Area Artists for Japan.” A Mission District gallery is contributing the space for the show, and the list of 80-plus artists donating work to the benefit includes many exciting names like Richard Misrach, Nina Zurier, and Suzanne Husky. This is your chance to take home one of Youngsuk Suh’s luminous photographs or an intricately sewn piece by Lauren Dicioccio and know that your purchase is doing a world of good. Every last cent of the art sold from the show goes straight to the Japanese Red Cross Society, which handed out emergency supplies right after the disaster and is continuing to build housing for those displaced by the tsunami. Celebrate the amazing spirit of the Japanese people and add some excellent pieces to your local art collection at the same time.
Twixt 12 & 20 (14/25) by Don Ed Hardy, 1993
We are happy to announce tattoo legend Ed Hardy is now participating among other great artists.
Hundreds of thousands of people continue to be affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. This ribbon is a small reminder that the disaster is ongoing and that help is still very much needed.
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Bay Area Artists for Japan is a relief effort to aid victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. We are sponsoring a benefit from April 28 to 30, 2011, at which we will be selling artwork generously donated by Bay Area artists. 100% of the proceeds will be donated directly to Japan Red Cross Society.
During times of tragedy, we believe that one of the roles of the art community is to use our art to help those who are suffering. Our community relief effort relief will be a small but significant contribution to those communities in Japan which have been devastated by this disaster.
Opening Reception: April 28 (Thu), 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Gallery Hours: April 29 (Fri) 30 (Sat), 11:00AM – 5:00PM
(the space was donated by Ms. Dresden for the event)