Recap: TKU & Karmablast Charity Show and Auction
On September 21, The Karma Underground (TKU) and KarmaBlast held a charity art show and silent auction at Art Share LA. The night was dedicated to raising funds towards a school for girls in Tibet. More info on our last post about the event here.
An impressive line up of artists graciously dedicated their time and talent to TKU and KarmaBlast’s time by donating pieces of work. Artists included: Allison Torneros, Andrea Lahue, Angela Clayton, B+, BD Miller, Birdman, Brenda Proudfoot, Casey Gray, Chuck P, Coop, Cyrcle, Daniel Jung, Dawn Wirth, Deedee Cheriel, Devin Liston, D Young V, E , Eddie Colla , Edition 100, Eric Pederson, Erwin Recinos, Esther Pearl Watson, Filthgrime, Gilbert Johnquest, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Heather Hoxsey, Henry Rollins, Ken Lee, Hugh Leeman, James Moreno, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Jennifer Lafferty, John Carr, John Park, Kevin Rolly, Kiino Villand, Kofie, Koffinz, Lantz Huston, Laura Shumate, Leba, Lydia Emily, Malleus, Margaret Leahy, Mark Todd, Michaela Devon Kary, Mike Maxwell, Miles Thompson, Paul Chatem, Rich DeSimone/Lucky Bunny, Risk, Sage Vaughn, SALTR, Samir ìEVOLî Arghandwall of Seventh Letter, Sean Cheetham, SEEN, Sequoia Emmanuelle, Shaun Roberts, Shaunna Peterson, Shepard Fairey, Skyler Grey, Sophia Gasparian, Steven Ballinger, Tada Chae, Tara McPherson, Texas Tom Carr, Tim Kerr, Brendan Behan, Ruby Hurley, Medgar Evers, Tom Neely and Van Arno. Many of the artists involved also have participated in the groups’ projection hijacks which have been seen in LA, San Francisco and more cities soon.
In addition to the impressive art on the walls the evening included live painting by Samir Arghandwall of 7th Letter and DJ sets by J. Rocc, Tick (Latch Brothers/Routines/Dragons), Kiino Villand and guests. Hit + Run provided live screen prints and limited edition prints by Malleus.
The show was made possible with the help of sponsors such as: 12ozProphet, Art Share LA, Cool Haus, Edition One Hundred, Endless Canvas, Hit + Run, Karma Blast, Komodo, LA Taco, LAB ART, LALA Arts, Mad Props, Malleus, The Do Lab, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Warholian.
By the end of the night as the building cleared out it was obvious the show was a success. With a majority of the pieces being sold and numerous cash donations the groups will be able to continue to help the people of Tibet. The next TKU art show will be held in in Spring 2013.
To learn more about these great organizations visit the Karmablast and TKU websites.
Text: Keisha Raines