Here is the email call for artists and the public regarding the just-organized fundraiser coinciding with the opening reception of the still-happening Gateway Japan show on March 26.
The idea originated in an email from one of show's Japanese co-curators, who said artists in her circle coming for the show would bring small artworks to donate for charitable sale.
Picking up on that idea, TAM's text follows:
“An easy give and take” (quoted from Jackson Pollock)
A fundraiser event for the Japanese Red Cross
Saturday 26th March, 12 noon – 9pm at the Torrance Art Museum
Calling ALL artists
On Saturday 26th March the Torrance Art Museum will place tables out in the patio area and ask that artists who wish to support the relief efforts for Japan bring a small artwork to donate. We will ask $50, cash only, for ALL artworks - all of the funds raised to be donated to the Japanese Red Cross.
Works can be delivered to the museum from 12 noon onwards and will be available to buy at any time, with anything sold removed there and then by buyer. The fundraiser will continue throughout the Opening Reception, from 6-9pm, of the exhibition Gateway Japan – an exhibition of Japanese and Japanese American artists (details below).
FOR THE PUBLIC
Please come and show your support, meet the artists who have flown in from Tokyo for this event as well as our local artists and the artists who are donating to this event - and for the small amount of $50 walk away with an original work of art, see a real Sumo Wrestling bout, meet some great artists, and knowing that a great cause was served too.
Any unsold works will be placed online for sale after the opening reception on a dedicated website.
More information is available at www.torranceartmuseum.com
PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO ANYONE AND EVERYONE