Support this Project: Art Fusion for ICAF Paintings & Auctions Now Online.

Beautiful work up for auction from Last Rites Gallery collaborating artists. All at a steal (so far) and for a good cause.

About The Project:

Believing that creativity is a vital force for all of humanity, Last Rites Gallery supports ICAF in funding art programs for children across the world. Last Rites owner, Paul Booth, has raised thousands of dollars for ICAF since his first involvement with them in 2008, and founded The Art Fusion Experiment as a means of benefitting charities and connecting artists worldwide. The Art Fusion Experiment demonstrates through collaborative painting, contemporary artist’s ability to work together as a community.

In this spirit of sharing & global community, Last Rites is has hosted a large-scale collaborative painting project, the results of which are being auctioned off for charity.

Fifteen artists around the world received 24” x 30” canvas panels to sketch using pencil/ charcoal/ ink in order to design and lay the groundwork for a finished painting. The panels were then sent back to Last Rites for a select group of artists to collaboratively paint & finalize.

The project is a mash-up of the heaviest hitters in the realms of fine art, tattooing and illustration some of them familiar faces at Last Rites, as well as special guests. The event has enabled some of the most talented artists around globe to work together for the first time… and for a good cause!

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 Artists:
Ana Bagayan, Angie Mason, Annie Owens, Anthony Pontius, Beau Stanton, Billy Norrby, Brian Despain, Brian Murphy, Buddy Nestor, Chris Mars,David MacDowell, David Stoupakis, Dan Harding, Dan Dos Santos, Darrin, White, Eric Richardson, Ewelina, Fred Harper, Gaia, Genevive Zacconi, Jason, D’Aquino, Jason Levesque, Jason Limon, Jennybird Alcantara, JoKa, Lucas Frazier, Mark Elliott, Matt Buck, Matt Rota, Mia Araujo,  Michael Mararian, Nick Baxter, Paul Booth, Scott G Brooks, Stefano Alcantara, Timothy Boor Tin, Vincent Castiglia, and more!

FREE OCTI-TOTE, TODAY AND TOMM ONLY!

Free Octi-tote for anyone who donates $25 or above to The 22 Magazine fundraiser today and tomorrow only! Pass it on before they swim away!

DONATE HERE: http://www.indiegogo.com/The-22-Magazine-VOLUME-2-II-SIGN-SYMBOL?a=235230&i=addr

More about our fundraiser:

The 22 is an online magazine that focuses on the fusion of art, music and literature as a symphonic whole. Whether the din is delightfully in tune or charmingly askew, this project is about giving artists, writers and musicians a voice through careful curation of contributors whose work speaks to the many and the few. We thrive on sparking new dialogue. On mixing strange brews. On the abundant, the heady, the experimental, the unknown and the razor’s edge. The 22 features professional and emerging artists, writers and musicians from around the world and the first volume culminated in a group show comprised of music, art and readings, with a salon dynamic. The positive response to our first volume was overwhelming and Vol II promises to bring some of the boldest work yet. (READ MORE.)

A SPECIAL 22 FUNDRAISER FILM FROM JEFF BURNS.

Every wondered why 22? Here’s a couple of fun reasons from Jeff Burns, cohort in Gratuitous Art Films and Vol. 1 Contributor.

More than ever we appreciate the unique, unusual, weird in life and we’re willing to share it. The 22 Magazine brings together folks worldwide.

Different viewpoints equals fun art.

New York can be an intimidating place but it can also be a home. To keep these unique, incredible artists, writers and musicians from New York and otherwise around, we need your help.

Please consider donating, even something very small. We are still struggling to meet our goal and we know there are folks out there reading!  We’re not asking for much. A few dollars goes a long way. We’ve added a $5 and a $250 option to the donation and you’ll note a very awesome tote bag or t-shirt is available at the $250 level from contributor and comic artist, John Jennison.

We know, it seems like a-lot but it’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many amazing projects we’d like to really give a jumpstart to and your’s could very likely be one of them.

Thanks for listening again and please consider giving today.

~The 22

HELP SUPPORT THE 22 VOL/2: SIGN AND SYMBOL.

Please take the time to read the editor’s letter below and check out the many reasons to donate to The 22 now!

Howdy Folks,

I write to let you know The 22 Magazine is now hosting its first fundraising campaign, and how important it is for The 22 that we meet our fundraising goal for this project. Every person involved has done a huge amount of work out of the kindness of their hearts and has helped to make this magazine a bigger success than I ever could have imagined. I cannot thank them, or you the readers, enough for what you contribute on a daily basis. That being said, in these times, everyone needs as much help as they can get. We are no exception.

Nearly everything about The 22 is funded from our own pockets and unfortunately circumstances no longer make it possible to give in the same way. Thus I have to turn to you. For the past year we’ve implemented several series that showcase the works of artists, writers and musicians, with almost no funding. This is no small feat in New York City, and undoubtedly everyone sacrificed a huge amount of themselves to make it possible. While it may be ideal to continue in this way, it’s definitely not feasible. What we are asking for is only a very small fraction of what is needed to create things like the first print version of The 22 Review, a bigger, badder, better website, more in-depth content and larger, more excellent events.

Even $10 will help us take small steps towards our goal. In the long run you will find, as always, that with The 22 the benefits outweigh the cost. Please take the time to read some of the reasons to donate below and consider helping out.

Thank you all for your time and for the amazing things you create on a daily basis.

Your Editor,

Cat Gilbert

THE 22 FUNDRAISER: VOL 2/II, SIGN AND SYMBOL.

THE 22 MAGAZINE: VOL 2/II, SIGN & SYMBOL: THE FUNDRAISER.

We know. You wait for this moment all year. Perhaps with bated breath. Likely with tingling anticipation. Well, tingle no longer my friends. THE 22 FUNDRAISER has officially begun.

There are some amazing (and expensive) things coming up for The 22, including the rather mad attempt at publishing THE 22 REVIEW, our first print incarnation of The 22 Magazine: Vol I and II. Encompassing a year’s work of work, this volume is testament to the first year of the 22 and the contributor’s (both in the magazine and on the web) that have made it possible.

So HOW do you get a copy? Well, one way to ensure you do it to GIVE US MONEY. There are a plethora of things we’ll reward you with for donating (besides our undying devotion) and you’ll also help stroke our fundraising egos so in the future we can do bigger and better things.

We truly thank you for whatever you can give.

DONATE NOW! OUR THANKS FOREVER.

SUPPORT THIS PROJECT: THIS HOUSE.

When Daniel Hymanson approached me to support “This House,” a documentary of a living installation project in 75-year-old Jackie Seiden’s Chicago home, I was intrigued but wary. Documentaries of artists (particularly older artists) often have the, sometimes unfair, stench of exploitation. However, upon further review, it became clear that this was a story of  lifelong creation, a mentor, a kinship and a friend. Jackie and Daniel met when Daniel was only four years old, while Jackie was teaching at SAIC, where she inspired in Daniel for love of creation and building. Daniel went on to study film while Jackie developed an incredible, mutable home, with a different installation in each room. Straddling the line between pastels and coffins, Jackie’s unique perception of the world is wholly countered by Daniel’s incredibly charming devotion towards memorializing a teacher who inspired his love of narrative. I hope you’ll take the time to look not only at the project but the beautiful story that started it, and help support.

(Left: Daniel and Jackie)

SUPPORT THIS PROJECT.

FROM DANIEL:

Jackie Seiden and her husband Don Seiden live in a large pink and yellow house in Rogers Park, on the north side of Chicago. Each room in the house is a distinct installation–a world of painstakingly found and placed objects. Ever since Jackie moved into the house 30 years ago, these installations have been constantly evolving. They are deeply personal and generally explore subjects relating to Jackie’s own childhood.

When I was four years old, my mom enrolled me in Jackie’s children’s art class at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (that’s me on the left and jackie in the middle in the picture below). Every week Jackie would guide us as we completely transformed the classroom and traveled to impossible places. Once, we used huge sheets of crunched up brown paper to change the classroom into a prehistoric cave and made cave paintings. Another week, with chairs, a slide projector, echoing chugging sound effects, and a sheet, the classroom became a train and Jackie took us on a tour of India. Ever since that class, Jackie has been a friend and huge inspiration to me. (READ MORE.)

Support this Project:The 30th Anniversary Concert of Sachiyo Ito and Company.

Sachiyo Ito has been an active participant in Japanese traditional dance in New York for over 30 years. Her salon series is a tribute to a fading art and her school remains a oasis for those who wish to learn without previous formal training. She also sometimes gives reduced rates to artists or performers who are somehow incorporating traditional Japanese dance or other elements into their projects.

Please help Sachiyo and her students celebrate 30 years of an amazing tradition. Donate here.

 

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