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September Art Events – Artists Needed Plus A Night of Creative Compassion Farm Sanctuary Fundraiser

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Laguna Woods Village Art Affair Logo

I’m excited to share a couple of art events coming up that I’ve been asked to be a part of. Both events will be taking place in September, just two days apart, and in the Southern California area – Orange County and Los Angeles. They will both be collaborations of visionary artists that channel creativity in a variety of mediums.

The first event is Laguna Woods Village Art Affair taking place on Thursday, September 5th, 2013 from 5 – 9pm.

This event is being hosted by Laguna Woods Village and will be their first annual Art Affair. It is a rare opportunity to share creations and gain exposure in their private, gated community of over 18,000 resident seniors. So, while it is not a public event, it is quite an extravagant event that will be visited by more people than most events of this type may draw in.

It will be an evening of musical performances, food and beverages, and experiencing the masterpieces of artistic expression. I am really looking forward to this event to be able to share the energy of my creations with the residents there, as I feel it will be inspiring and have a healing effect through the connections made while viewing the work. I’m honored to have been asked to be a part of this and look forward to sharing my art with everyone at Laguna Woods Village.

They just shared with me that they are still looking to secure a few more artists for this event. So if you are interested, and are a local artist to the Southern California area, here is the contact info they provided me, where you can share your interest and submit your art for acceptance:

Laguna Woods Village Recreation Division Office at 949.597.4273 or email

A Night of Creative CompassionThe other event that will be taking place just two days after this on Saturday, September 7th, 2013 from 6:00 – 10pm, is “A Night Of Creative Compassion” at The Animal Advocacy Museum (Farm Sanctuary Fundraiser).

This one is open to the public and I do hope you will come out, join, and support these amazing creative visionaries, while helping to raise money to help support Farm Sanctuary’s efforts to end farm animal abuse through investigative, legislative and legal actions; public awareness and humane education projects and direct rescue and shelter of farm animals.

I have worked twice before with Farm Sanctuary to support them with large Fund Raising events by donating my work and services, so when Steven Todd Smith invited me to be a part of this event, I immediately said yes. I was not only grateful and honored, but happy to help raise money for Farm Sanctuary again. I truly love the vision he and his wife, Lindsay Wolf, have in bringing together a collaborative and cocreative event that celebrates artists of all genres in combined focus of compassionate and collective support. Something that speaks to my heart and is a focal point in my own life.

I will be exhibiting select pieces of my work at this event, of which will also be available for sale, and am donating pieces to the raffle that will be held. So, this is a chance not only to see my work and meet up in person, but a chance to own a piece of art created from the heart. More TBA!

Here are the details of this event:

We’re tapping into our massive well of creativity and compassion to bring you a fun & engaging night of music, song, film, poetry, photography, painting and more – a night of entertainment and deep love & connection. A Night of Creative Compassion is like a concert, exhibition, screening, and party all rolled into one. Come have fun with us and unleash your compassionate artist within!

***The night’s proceeds will go to Farm Sanctuary.***

You can purchase your tickets here:

PERFORMERS & PRESENTERS (TBA) – Here’s a little taste in the meantime:

The Premiere of “Frances: Compassion Through the Eyes of a Child” (written/directed by Steven Todd Smith & Lindsay Wolf; filmed & edited by Brian Leahy; featuring Frances Fricke & the wonderful animals of Farm Sanctuary’s Animal Acres)

The joyous music of Avasa & Matty Love

The spectacular artwork of Tania Marie

The engaging Yogatography of Cameron O’Steen

The potent poetry of Robb Curtis

The soulful songs of Lindsay Wolf

and much, much, and many, many more… (to be revealed over the next couple of weeks!)

Food & beverages will be available for purchase at the event. Raffle items TBA. Keep an eye out for updates!

Tickets: $15 Early Bird Discount thru 8/21; $20 (purchase online); $25 (at the door); Receive a raffle ticket upon entry!

Eventbrite Ticket Page:

This event will be held at the Animal Advocacy Museum:

S. Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101

And if you’re on facebook, you can visit the event page here to RSVP: A Night of Creative Compassion

Looking forward to these fun events. In the meantime, I’ll be working on some new pieces for them. Hope to see you on Saturday, September 7th!

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