#TwitterArtExhibit: Postcards,Tweets for Arts Division Charity at Exhale Unlimited

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Nothing could stop generous Los Angelenos from layering-up and coming out on a chilly Saturday night in Chinatown to buy postcards! The ongoing “Twitter Art Exhibit” at Exhale Unlimited Gallery  benefits Art Division, a non-profit program supporting under-served young adults in LA’s Rampart district in preparation for careers in the visual arts, and was organized by artist David Sandum via social media. With Twitter seeding the idea of the event to artists internationally, the postcards were sent from all over the world.

The show is a testament to the power of the tweet, with over 700 original entries from around the world, each priced at $35. (CARTWHEEL contributing writer Keith Dugas, aka KrossD donated a portrait of Coagula Gallery’s Mat Gleason, and students from Art Division’s programs also participated).  According to a gallery insider, over a quarter of the handcrafted postcards were sold Saturday night, with all proceeds going to Art Division–a tidy amount of money for this small but very worthy arts program.  The EU show is the third installment of the show; the first two were in Norway making the Los Angeles the first “global” show.

As each piece is sold, another replaces it, a sell out would be a testament to Angelenos! The Twitter Art Show runs through February, and you can follow it on Twitter #twitterartexhibit.

Twitter Art Exhibit: LA Exhale
Unlimited Gallery
953 Chung King Road
Jan 13-Feb 10 Fri & Sat 11am-5pm, or by appointment  (closed Friday 1/18)

Outside the gallery where the temps were in the low 40s. Though Angelenos are notoriously thin-skinned, they often have big hearts.

A big and toasty crowd supporting Art Division’s arts education.


Patron Jennifer Campbell proudly displays her new acquisition, Write Me A Poem In The Rain, by Dalia Palacios, a student of Art Division.

Executive Director of Art Division Dan McCleary with his students in front of a wall of their original postcard submissions.

Exhale Unlimited owner Anson Yew, MD, was very pleased with the turn-out. By day, he is a family physician in Glendale.

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