50 Los Angeles Artists Create Original Works to Unite to End Abuse

VENICE, Calif., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A Window Between Worlds (AWBW), in collaboration with 50 established and emerging Los Angeles Artists, presents Artworks for Healing, an elegant and heartfelt gala benefiting A Window Between Worlds' art programs and socially engaged art projects, which give voice to survivors of domestic violence.  Original works created by artists including Kim Abeles, Jeffrey Frisch, and Kristina Hagman, will be exhibited anonymously for purchase at The Peninsula Beverly Hills October 26, 2013, 7-10pm.  For the opportunity to own one of these pieces purchase tickets here: http://bit.ly/17PQ9Q5

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Each piece will reflect the artist's response to AWBW's I CAN WE CAN initiative, which asks survivors and community members to consider what they CAN do to end domestic violence and sexual assault. To learn more about participating artists visit us at http://bit.ly/19IuwCP.  Other highlights include wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres, live and silent auctions, video presentations and gift bags.

Sponsorship options still available.  

Kim Abeles' installations and community projects cross disciplines and media to explore biography, geography and environment. She has exhibited in twenty-two countries, including large-scale installations in Vietnam, Thailand, Czech Republic, England, China and South Korea. Abeles received the 2013 Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Her work is in public collections including the Museum of Modern Art Library Collection, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Berkeley Art Museum; Sandwell Community History and Archives, UK; and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, Richmond, Virginia. AWBW has a long and very special history with Abeles, collaborating with her on the Pearls of Wisdom: End the Violence project.

Jeffrey Frisch is an accomplished artist whose work is included in many collections throughout the U.S.  He is best known for his mixed-media constructions. Frisch attended the Art Center of College and Design; Received his B.A. in Graphic Design and an M.A. in Sculpture and Design from the California State University, Los Angeles.  Frisch says, "The artwork is: A) My expression of an obsessive need to make these objects. B) Creative exploration in pursuit of new visual experience. C) The result of an on-going search for a less traditional materials palette. D) Gut-level reactionary response to Minimalism."

Kristina Hagman is a painter and printmaker who has been exhibiting her work for over 30 years.  Kristina, the daughter of actor Larry Hagman and his wife Maj, grew up in New York and Los Angeles, and moved to San Francisco to attend college in the late 1970s.  Her talents were more in line with her mother Maj's design abilities, and so she turned to painting and printmaking. Highlights include solo exhibitions at the Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California; University of Washington and Seattle University, Washington. She studied with Bay area figurative artists, Richard Diebenkorn, Nathan Oliveira and Wayne Thiebaud.

Suzan Woodruff, a fourth generation native of the American West, attended Arizona State University on an art scholarship. Woodruff's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in Phoenix, Los Angeles, Canada, Europe and Asia. She is a recipient of an NEA grant and received residencies at the Sanskriti Center for the Arts, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and 18th Street Arts Center. Woodruff has been featured in Art Ltd. Magazine (cover), Budapest Sun (cover), Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Artweek, Delhi Today and Money magazine. Her work has been collected in scores of museums, corporate and private collections such as the House of Saud, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, The Sanskriti Foundation, AT&T, SONY, Warner Brothers and many more. She currently lives with husband, the novelist Bruce Bauman, in Los Angeles.

Auction Donors Include:  The Peninsula Beverly Hills, The Lobster, Disneyland Resorts, Gary Farrell Vineyards, HauteLook, FOX, koi Designer Scrubs, The Staples Center

A Window Between Worlds is the only national non-profit organization dedicated to using art to help end domestic violence. Through creative expression, battered women and children recover a sense of renewal and power. Their images of hope, survival and strength educate the public and become "a window between worlds" for survivors taking steps to change their lives.

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