Thursday, August 25, 2011

LA vs War.

(Los Angeles) - LA Vs. WAR returns with LA Vs. WAR II: Art for Peace in the Hope Era – a three day massive group art exhibition for peace that will mark the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 in Downtown Los Angeles at The Vortex Philanthropic Space.
This year’s event will feature over 100 contributing artists including video installations and live performance art.  There will be over 30 DJs, live painting and t-shirting printing, a community peace altar, laser graffiti, peace photo portraits, and stencil art workshops, all supporting the pro-peace/antiwar theme.
A large selection of fine art, limited-edition prints and posters will be on view chronicling the creative responses to the current military conflicts in the Middle East/North Africa/Central Asia, The Global War on Terror, the Drug Wars and other wars on marginalized peoples. 
Teach-ins will be held with LA Vs. War grassroots activist-partners Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), Code Pink, Youth Justice Coalition,, Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Campaign to Rescind Special Order 11 and Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) in an effort to inform and energize attendees in transforming their own lives and communities.

In the days leading up to the exhibition, LA Vs. WAR will work with prominent muralists, to create public Peace murals around the community similar to the piece running at the LA Vs. WAR’s venue entitled "LA Madre Vs. WAR" by WERC, GERA, Contra and JC.

Exclusive Image Preview by Contributing Artists & The First LA Vs. War Can Be Found Here:

The growing roster of artists includes:


Adam Smith
Amitis Motevalli
Ando Pndlian
Army of One
Art Hazelwood
Azul 213
Brianna Lengel Bail
Byron Jose
Chaz Bojorquez
Chuck Sperry
Contra One
Dog Byte
Doug Minkler
Eddie Colla
Elizabeth Wood
Elle Burchill
Enik One
Favianna Rodriguez
Free Humanity
Garrison Buxton
Geraldine Lozano
Glen Brooks
Guillermo Bert
Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca
James Bentley
Jesus Barraza
Joel Schlemowitz
John Carlos De Luna
John Carr
John Fekner
Jon Paul Bail
Khadija Anderson
Kristy Lovich
Kyle Goen
Lalo Alcaraz
Lucky Bunny
Lydia Emily
Man One
Manuela Viera- Gallo
Mark of the Beast
Mark Torres
Max Neutra
Mear One
Melanie Cervantes
Michael Datcher
Nancy Popp
Not My Government
Nuclear Winter
Oremeh Bagheri
Oscar Magallanes
Paul Barron
Poli Marichal
Raquel Gutierrez
Raymundo Hernández-López
Rebecca Conroy
Ricardo Duffy
Robbie Conal
Ron Donovan
Shark Toof
Shepard Fairey
Slanguage Collective
Street Phantom
Two Rabbits
Vivian Wong
Vyal One
William Acedo
Winston Smith
Yuri Shimojo

Participating DJs curated by ArtDontSleep and
Aaron Byrd  
Adrian Younge  
Al Jackson  
Alfred Hawkins  
Andrew Meza  
Anthony Valadez


Carlos Nino  
DJ Moni  
DJ Shiva  
Elephant & Castle  
Hawthorne Headhunters  
House Shoes  
Kristi Lomax  
Lady Sha  
Lee Bannon  
Marc deClive Lowe  
Matthew David

Mike Fisher 

Mr. NumberOnederful  
Plann B.  
Rani D.  
Skott K  
& special guests.


Video Installations Curated By Kelly Fancher
Performance Art By: Strange Peple’s Brigade, JoeButoh Sculptour
Live Art Curated By: Crewest Gallery and Mobile Mural Lab  
Live T-shirt Printing By: Hit+Run featuring peace and antiwar graphics 

Peace Altar By: Ofelia Esparza and ZAN 
Laser Graffiti By: Buff Laser 2000 
Peace Photo Project By: Azul 213
Stenciling Demonstrations & Workshops By: Oscar Magallanes and Leo Limón

When: Friday, September 9th, 2011 - Sunday, September 11th, 2011
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Where: The Vortex
2341 E. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Entry: $5.00 Suggested Donation

All ages

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