Enlighten! One Night of Light is a group exhibition of table lamps featuring printed shades with artwork by an eclectic roster of over 85 fine artists and illustrators working together to support arts education for children in Los Angeles. Each artist’s lamp design will be sold in a limited edition available for one night only. In addition, some artists will also create one original, handmade shade for a lamp that will be featured in a silent auction.
A portion of all sales will benefit Inner-City Arts, an organization offering opportunities for at-risk children from Los Angeles schools to build artistic self-expression, enhancing their ability to perform both creatively and academically in challenging environments.
The exhibition is curated by Al Quattrocchi and Jeff Smith, co-owners and creative directors of the LA-based design studio Tornado Design. “A fun and unique way to bring our artistic community together, this event will raise some money to help support Inner-City Arts, an organization planting the seeds of creativity in young artists of the future.” says Quattrocchi. “Whether you are a participating artist or a patron of the arts, supporting events like Enlighten! can make a difference in these children’s lives!”
The lamps are produced by Lamp-In-A-Box in Culver City, California. Owner Daniel Cytrynowicz believes, “A table or desk lamp should reflect our personal taste, desires and lifestyle, similarly to all the other accessories that surround us.”
Participating artists include Lou Beach, Alex Beard, Sandow Birk, Calef Brown, Dave Burke, Jimmy C, Sarajo Frieden, Tom Fritz, Makoto Kobayashi, Lili Lakich, Joel Nakamura, Saelee Oh, Martha Rich, Paul Rogers, Souther Salazar, Bwana Spoons, James Victore, Keith Weesner and dozens more.
Music provided by The Icy Hot Trio
Catering by Louise’s Trattoria
Venue provided by Walter N. Marks, Inc.