ART FOR JAPAN Benefit | ISE Cultural Foundation
As many of us are so painfully aware, on March 11 a massive earthquake of magnitude 9.0 and a huge Tsunami hit Northeast Japan causing catastrophic damage. Thousands of people were killed and many more are still missing. Even more are living in substandard temporary shelters.
This coming Tuesday March 29th from 5pm – 8pm, the ISE Cultural Foundation, where we recently exhibited Another Roadside Attraction, will be holding an affordable art sales event to benefit the Earthquake and Tsunami victims in Japan. All of the artworks will be sold either $20 or $40 in cash only.
100% of sales will be donated to the Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures through the Japanese American Association of New York. To boot, the ISE will double this amount with their own donation.
Edit: We raised $13,070.00 for this cause! Thanks for all who participated!
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 5:00-8:00 pm
ISE Cultural Foundation Front Space Gallery
555 Broadway, (Prince St. & Spring St.)
If you have any questions regarding this event, would like to donate any amount or can volunteer your time, please contact the ISE directly.
The Japanese based ISE Cultural Foundation Gallery was established in 1984 as a non-profit organization to support mostly emerging, under-represented artists and curators by providing the opportunities of exhibition in New York City.
They have held various projects such as the “Asia Art Series” which introduced artists from many Asian countries to the US audience to help engender an international cultural exchange. Since 2002 they have focused on their “Program for Emerging Curators” (PEC) project, which gives emerging curators an opportunity to organize their exhibition in their gallery space SOHO, NY. PEC is an open call program for curators all over the world, and has had more than 30 PEC exhibitions todate. Their consistent effort to provide an experimental and alternative venue for curators and artists has been recognized by many great journals over the years such as the New York Times, New Yorker, Art in America, TimeOut NY, Village VOICE and many others.
ISE Cultural Foundation have also held public artist talks and lectures by highly established artists including Alex Katz, Mariko Mori, Jack Pierson, and Ushio Shinohara.