Monday, February 19, 2007
Work of over 200 artists, including CSUN Professor Samantha Fields
February 24 - March 24, 2007
Reception: February 24, 7 to 10 pm
At The Brewery Project
676 S. Avenue 21, #33, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Hours: Friday - Sunday, noon to 5pm
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On Saturday, February 24th, an exhibition sponsored by HAUS to benefit the Darfur region of Sudan will open at the Brewery Project featuring the work of over 200 artists. Small works (no larger than 24" square) of painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and mixed media will be exhibited by established, mid-career and emerging artists.
The reception will be from 7 to 10 p.m. All work will be for sale and HAUS will donate all profit from its 50% sales commissions from this event to SaveDarfur.org. It is expected that many of the showing artists will also voluntarily donate their proceeds from the sale of their work.
According to the SaveDarfur websitehttp://www.SaveDarfur.org, Darfur has been embroiled in a deadly conflict for over three years. At least 400,000 people have been killed, more than two million innocent civilians have been forced to flee their homes and now live in displaced-persons camps in Sudan or in refugee camps in neighboring Chad and more than 3.5 million men, women, and children are completely reliant on international aid for survival. Not since the Rwandan genocide of 1994 has the world seen such a calculated campaign of displacement, starvation, rape, and mass slaughter. António Guterres, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, has described the situation in Sudan and Chad as the largest and most complex humanitarian problem on the globe.
Since its inaugural exhibition in 2003, HAUS, an alternative gallery in Pasadenahttp://www.hausgallery.com, has been hosting solo exhibitions of emerging and underexposed contemporary artists. According to HAUS owners, William Rabe and Nena Amsler, We are pleased to have been given the opportunity to sponsor this event which, it is hoped, will generate both aid and awareness for the Darfur crisis and have been thrilled with the art community's response to our efforts.