Lau Fau San Temple, Hong Kong, from Asleep at Sea ©Jane Tam
Art from the Heart Benefit Auction
(works by Jane Tam, Yijun Liao, Erin Patrice O'Brien & Others)
Galleries at Calumet Photographic
22 West 22nd St
New York, NY
Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
(from the Vanderbilt Foundation)
The Vanderbilt Foundation's mission is to increase public awareness of critical arts, cultural, and human rights organizations. The Foundation does this by producing commercial-grade photography shoots with the industry’s most diverse and innovative working creatives. The VRF provides partner organizations renewed publicity through large-scale photography exhibitions, workshops, publications, and the World Wide Web.
This "Art from the Heart" Project is a fundraiser that will support the "Masters" project in Cambodia.
This fall, The Vanderbilt Republic Foundation (VRF), in an unprecedented partnership with Arn Chorn-Pond and Cambodian Living Arts, will devote four weeks to rigorously documenting the lives of these Cambodian performing masters in a manner their stories deserve and with an approach that honors and celebrates their significance in our world. Acclaimed large-format portrait photographer Geroge Del Barrio will lead a unique team of American artists deeply inspired by and connected to Arn and the CLA's narrative. The team will craft life-sized portraits of the masters, their students, their instruments and the world they inhabit, all at the highest professional standard. They'll print and present this work at life-size, to fully describe the extreme realities of these survivors—in traveling exhibitions throughout the world and internet. A higher-education lecture series, based on this body of work, is planned. And in addition, a feature-length, broadcast-quality film of the entire process will be created, focusing on the perspective of the masters as they collaborate with the American team. What will transpire is a beautiful story about the arts renaissance in Cambodia today and with your help we can make this project a reality.