Saturday, August 7, 2010

"Hope" Raises Money for Hollywood Arts

Los Angeles-based artist Karen "Fury" Fiorito released "Hope," a six color print based on a photograph that speaks volumes about homelessness. With her belief that printmaking itself is a political act, "Hope" artfully questions society's perception of homelessness. From her artist statement:

“"Hope" depicts a homeless shelter underneath a sign for the Hope Sportswear Corporation, a corporation which has gone extinct. Underneath are the facts: 'Approximately 3.5 million people, 1.3 million of them children are likely to experience homelessness is a given year.' Hope has become the new catch phrase, but for whom do we speak? Many people think that homeless people are mentally ill or have drug problems, but this is not the case. They are people like you and me, only one mistake or circumstance away from being out on the streets. Many of them are victims of domestic violence, children, and war veterans. Regardless, all people, all sentient beings, deserve love and respect. All beings deserve hope."

6 color serigraph
printed at Self-Help Graphics by Mater Printer Jose Alpuch.
Edition size 77
19" x 25.5"
6 colors
$200 plus Shipping/Handling
Signed and numbered by artist

90% of the profits will go to help Hollywood Arts.
Hollywood Arts is a ground breaking educational facility that uses art and music-based learning to help high-risk young people over the age of 18 improve self-esteem, develop thinking skills, master educational concepts and receive job-readiness training.

Hollywood Arts provides classes in arts, music and media, at no cost, to
young people in transition ages 18 to 24—young people who are homeless or
transitioning out of foster care.

Please contact for more information.

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