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
953 Chung King Road
Jan 13-Feb 10 Fri & Sat 11am-5pm, or by appointment (closed Friday 1/18)