50 x 50 Art For Tibet Exhibit & Sale (NYC)
Thanks again to best pal Bruce the Mystical Goose for continuing to keep us abreast of such wonderful NY-based art events! This one sounds fun as hell and it’s being held to benefit the non-profit Students for a Free Tibet. Fun + a good cause = Yes! If i can manage to be in the NYC area on August 1, you can bet I’ll be there enjoying art and downing drinks for freedom!
50 ARTISTS HONOR 50 YEARS OF TIBETAN RESISTANCE WITH NEW YORK SHOW AND AFFORDABLE ART SALE
Tibetan Contemporary Artists Joined by Diverse Group of International Peers
What: Art for Tibet fundraiser
Where: 79 Walker Street, New York, NY 10013
When: Saturday, August 1st, 5pm – 10pm
*details after the jump*
New York – On August 1st, more than 50 artists will exhibit works together at a one-night event in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Tibetan people’s nonviolent resistance to Chinese occupation. The event will be held at Art in General gallery in New York City and feature a diverse group of international artists from Boston, Kathmandu, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, San Francisco, and Tokyo. This will be the first contemporary art show bringing together Tibetan and non-Tibetan fine artists in support of Tibetan freedom and independence.
Most artwork will be on sale for a flat fee of $100 per piece, making this an affordable way for patrons to purchase original art and support the Tibetan cause at the same time. There will also be select pieces sold in a silent auction with opening bids starting at $250. In addition, there will be a live painting collaboration between Tibetan and non-Tibetan artists at the event that will be auctioned at the end of the night.
Participating artists include Rostarr, David Ellis, Kenji Hirata, Richard Gere, Karen Ingram, Christian Mendoza, Yuri Shimojo, GION, Jennifer Garcia, Joseph Ari Aloi, Sasquatch23, Hisashi Oguchi, Suckadelic, Eric Orr, Ngawang Jordhen, Stephane Sednoui, Cey Adams, Florencio Zavala, 428Graffi, Chris Shaw, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Tenzin Mochoe, Chand Nirankari, Phill Bartell, Beth Achenbach, Tenzing Rigdol, Damion Silver, Casey Ryder, Philip Lumbang, Tenzin Konchok, Mike Houston, Chaw Ei Thein, Emma Beecher, Travis Bone, Shan Jay, Carl Wedoff, Nicholas Shuminsky, Katie Hill, Lillian Byers, Nancy Jo Johnson, Peter Barrett, Jessica Dimmock, Ellen Wong, Losang Gyatso, Chris Maiurro, Steven Cogle, Carl Riddle, Burt Banger, Gil Corral, Jun Shoji, David Pierce, Mio Murakami, Sonam Zoksang, Chungbo Tsering, and more.
In 1959 the Chinese government brutally crushed a Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule, forcing the Dalai Lama and a hundred thousand Tibetans to flee into exile. Last year in March, just months before the Beijing Olympics, protests against Chinese rule swept across the Tibetan plateau. Chinese authorities responded with brutal force in a crackdown that continues to this day and has left thousands of Tibetans in prison or disappeared. After 50 years of resistance, however, the Tibetan people remain committed to nonviolence and their hopes for freedom are undiminished.
There will be live DJ sets by Spiritbear (Acid Test DJ’s / SuperSpirit). Drinks will be provided by Beerlao. All proceeds from the event will benefit Students for a Free Tibet (SFT), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with international headquarters in New York. Through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action, SFT campaigns for the Tibetan people’s fundamental right to freedom and independence.