The Karma Underground and KarmaBlast Charity Art Show and Auction to benefit the people of Tibet takes place on Friday, September 21 from 7pm – 10pm at Art Share LA, 801 East 4th Place in Los Angeles CA, 90013.
This phenomenal benefit event features live painting by Samir Arghandwall of 7th Letter and DJ sets by J. ROCC, TICK (Latch Brothers/Routines/Dragons), Kiino Villand and Special Guests. There will also be live screen-printing by Hit and Run. A limited edition print by Malleus will be for sale to benefit the cause. There is a suggest donation of $10 at the door.
Artist and event organizer Lydia Emily states “The most important thing we can do as humans is protect how fragile our lives and freedoms are. I’m doing this with art.” Photographer and event co-organizer Birdman adds “Truly blessed to be working alongside amazing friends and talented artists towards a cause greater than ourselves.”
Event artists include Allison Torneros, Andrea Lahue, Angela Clayton, B+ (Mochilla), 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, Hugh Leeman, Jack Speciez, James Moreno, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Jennifer Lafferty, John Carr, John Park, Kevin Rolly, Kiino Villand, 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, 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, Van Arno
The Karma Underground is a group who support the people of Tibet, and their goal of remaining a unique and unified culture – a culture that has been cultivating compassion for all beings for the last 1300 years. They assist with logistics and we raise money to fund projects that help the Tibetan people. They are currently raising funds to build a school for nomadic girls.
KarmaBlast is an online network created by Bodhicitta Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to helping those who are less fortunate. Each KarmaBlast project is submitted by our support network of constituents. A KarmaBlast project must be under $500,000 USD and have a tangible deliverable at the end of the project.
Images: Lydia Emily, Coop, Van Arno, Birdman Photos x 2 – all courtesy of Birdman Photos