|THE LUCIE FOUNDATION TO HOST ITS
FIRST ANNUAL FUNDRAISING BENEFIT FOR SNAPSHOP!
IN ASSOCIATION WITH ART WEEKEND LA WITH SUPPORT PROVIDED
The Lucie Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles that promotes photography internationally through unique programs and events. One of the Lucie Foundation’s most successful programs is Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA). Launched April 2009, MOPLA takes place annually and is a month-long series of events that draws together the photographic community of Los Angeles through exhibitions, outdoor projections, portfolio reviews, artist panels and educational workshops, including the standout program, SNAPSHOP!
SNAPSHOP! is the Lucie Foundation’s photography workshop program for at-risk Los Angeles youth, and takes place over four consecutive Saturdays. The Lucie Foundation has recruited some of LA’s most successful photographers to teach students about lighting, editing and storytelling. The Lucie Foundation has partnered with Santa Monica College, Lomography and Julia Dean Photo Workshops to create dynamic locations in which the students will learn. This program started as a one-day workshop in 2009 and, due to high popularity and enrollment, has expanded to four days that culminate in the exhibition of the students’ work during MOPLA’s closing night. We hope to expand this program in 2012, to include 100 students. The Executive Director of the The Lucie Foundation, Cat Jimenez says “SNAPSHOP! is a new and extremely important program for the Foundation, speaking directly to the core of our mission to cultivate emerging talent. The outreach and recruitment process is rigorous, and talented yet underserved students gain access to a phenomenal photography experience that can leave an indelible imprint in their creative expression. This program is vital and these children deserve these opportunities to learn in supportive and nurturing environments”.
To benefit the SNAPSHOP!, the Lucie Foundation will be hosting a fundraising event on April 23rd, 2011 at the Factory Place Events Complex in Downtown Los Angeles from 7 pm to 10pm. The Factory Arts Event Complex is a renovated button factory and the event will take place within its 9,000 square foot, sky-lit, brick-walled reception hall. The event will take place in association with Art Weekend LA and is supported by LARABA.
Photographs by David Lynch, Amy Arbus, and Tasya van Ree will be exhibited. The Macallan and Absolut will be serving liquor, alongside a coffee bar provided by Don Francisco’s. The printing of Tasya van Ree’s photographs was generously supported by Richard Photo Lab. The framing of Tasya van Ree’s photographers courtesy of Masterpiece Publishing, Inc.
Musical guests will include Peanut Butter Wolf, internationally known DJ and founder of Stones Throw Records and Los Angeles-based composer Miguel Atwood Ferguson and his group Quartetto Fantastico.
During the event, we will present a silent auction of various packages that will include fine art prints, gift certificates, and photographic accessories and equipment.
What: THE LUCIE FOUNDATION BENEFIT to raise funds for SNAPSHOP! The Lucie Foundation’s photo workshops for Los Angeles at-risk youth.
Artwork: David Lynch, Amy Arbus and Tasya van Ree.
Tickets: $50.00 in advance, $75.00 at door.