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Preview: “Every Angeleno Counts” Art Show to Benefit Homeboy Industries ~ October 18th

1:51 PM PDT on October 8, 2014

    Shepard Fairey Lifeguard Not On Duty

    Homeboy Industries, LA's best-known gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program, will host an “Every Angeleno Counts” art show and sale during its fifth annual 5k Run/Walk and community event Saturday, October 18 in Downtown LA.

    The outdoor art show and sale will feature works by a diverse range of local artists including Shepard Fairey (print that will be for sale pictured above), Richard Ahern, Anthony Ausang, Katherine Brannock, Wini Brewer, Robbie Conal, Emerald, Sophia Gapsarian, Ed Gutter, Monique Kimberly, Keith Trigaci, Daniel Leighton, Ken Waitrak and J. Michael Walker. These artists were chosen to be a representation of Los Angeles’ incredible diversity, featuring male and female artists of various races, religions and ages.

    Keep reading to view a preview of some of the work to be sold...

    sheila_cameron_kneel


    Sheila Cameron

    Robbie Conal_Fireball


    Robbie Conal

    Marc_Trujillo_PopTart


    Marc Trujillo

    Leigh_Salgado_SmokeSignals


    Leigh Salgado

    Leigh_Salgado_BlueBaby


    Leigh Salgado

    Kellesimone_Waits_Explosion


    Kellesimone Waits

    Keith_Dugas_Verse 8


    Keith Dugas

    Keith_Dugas_Verse 5


    Keith Dugas

    Katherine_Brannock_CandidReflection


    Katherine Brannock

    Emerald_CanILoveYou


    Emerald

    Daniel_Leighton_OnTrial


    Daniel Leighton

    Artwork will be organized “salon style” according to color, shape and theme and displayed along the chain-link fence across from Homeboy Industries headquarters on 130 West Bruno Street downtown, from 8 a.m. until noon. About 120 pieces of art are anticipated to be on display, including 4 donated prints from Shepard Fairey that will also be for sale. As a gift of generosity, 30% of all proceeds from art sales (and 100% of Shepard Fairey print sales) will go directly to Homeboy’s social programs, which include job training and placement, legal aid, parenting classes and tattoo removal.

    In conjunction with the show, a live art event will occur at the starting line of the 5k run/walk, in which Homeboy Industries Resident Artist and Substance Abuse Counselor Fabian Debora will help attendees create an “Every Angeleno Counts”-themed chalk mural on the spot.

    The art show and community event (featuring pre-race yoga, rappers, DJs, dancers and the brand-new Homeboy Food Truck) will begin at 8 a.m. and continue until 12 p.m.

    To date, event sponsors and partners include Anthem Blue Cross, Beach Point Capital, City Councilman Gil Cedillo, Clear Channel Outdoor, HUMAN: A Live Communications Group, KCRW 89.9, LA Metro, LA Weekly, UBER and Northgate Gonzalez Markets.

    For more information on sponsorship and donor opportunities for Homeboy Industries’ “Every Angeleno Counts” 5k Run/Walk, or to sign up to participate, please visit http://www.homeboyindustries.org/5k.

    About Homeboy Industries

    Each year more than 10,000 former gang members and previously incarcerated men and women are welcomed into the Homeboy community of kinship, respect and love. Utilizing a vast array of services - from tattoo removal and legal aid to anger management and parenting classes – Homeboy Industries assists these men and women in redirecting their lives. After completing an 18-month program that helps them re-identify who they are in the world and includes job training and placement, men and women leave Homeboy as contributing members of the community.

    Working with partners ranging from private corporations to the L.A. County Probation Department and the L.A. Sheriff’s Department Community Transition Unit, Homeboy Industries proves over and over that support, care and education are the true keys to public safety.

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