Thursday, March 24, 2005

Artists for Tsunami Relief

Since the Black Moon is based in Los Angeles, its staff is warmly familiar with the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) and its George J. Doizaki Gallery. The JACCC was founded in 1971 as an organization dedicated to presenting, building, and preserving Japanese and Japanese American arts and culture, and since its opening in 1980 the Doizaki Gallery has hosted important exhibits too numerous to list. We've written about these esteemed institutions before, and no doubt we'll be writing about them in the future. The complex has been at the heart and soul of the downtown Los Angeles Japanese American community for decades now. On April 2nd, 2005, the Doizaki Gallery will host, Waves of Grace: Artists for Tsunami Relief Art Auction. The one day exhibit features original artworks by over 50 artists, whose works will be sold in a silent auction, the proceeds of which will go to humanitarian relief for the victims of the recent tsunami. A wide array of art will be on view and available for purchase, from Japanese calligraphy and woodblock prints to modern abstract paintings. Join with other art lovers for a worthy cause. The silent auction begins at 6:30 pm, and the live auction at 8:00 pm. This free event takes place at the Doizaki Gallery, 244 S. San Pedro Street, Downtown Los Angeles, in Little Tokyo (click here for directions). Saturday, April 2nd, 2005, 6:30 to 9 pm. For more info, call (310) 748-1953.