Small Art for a Big Cause, Featured Artist Exhibitions,
-and- Light Grey Game Show Q&A
December 14th from 7-10pm at Light Grey Art Lab
Light Grey Game Show begins at 9pm
Free and open to the public
Small Art for a Big Cause: Charity Exhibition featuring 99 Artists
“Moments from Other” by Em Allen
“Reflections” by Maggie Chiang
“Various Works” by Vanessa Gillings
This December, Light Grey Art Lab will be hosting around 99 artists in a charity show, with money going towards four causes that we and the creative community hold dear: people, the environment, aid, and animals. These artists will be donating one 8x10” piece each, which will be featured and sold through the Light Grey Art Lab Instagram and with a cut of each of the sales going towards one of the following:
ACLU, The Wilderness Society, American Red Cross, and The Humane Society of the United States.
We will also be featuring a selection of these works within the gallery for people to peruse and purchase. Along with the charity show, we will be featuring collections of work by Maggie Chiang, Em Allen, and Vanessa Gillings. The exhibition runs from 7-10pm, with a very exciting Game-Show-meets-Artist-Q&A starting at 9pm.
We hope to see you here!
ABOUT THE EXHIBITIONS AND ARTISTS
Small Art for a Big Cause
In the season of giving, we know that each of us can have a greater individual impact in the world around us. This December, we are hosting an exhibition which we hope will raise awareness of how much we can do to support the things we really care about.
We know the impact of social media is massive. It's become easily and endlessly shareable, and accessible from just about anywhere. We want to use Instagram (our primary social media platform) to spread the word and help support organizations that we feel are contributing to a better, healthier world.
Through Light Grey Art Lab, 99 illustrators from around the world will be taking time to support these things that are dear to us: people, animals, humanitarian aid, and the environment. Each artist will submit one 8x10” illustration, some of which will be featured and sold in-gallery, and all of which will be featured and sold through the Light Grey Art Lab Instagram. Cuts of each of the sales will go to one of the following charities: ACLU, The Wilderness Society, American Red Cross, and The Humane Society.
Moments from Other
Minneapolis-based illustrator Em Allen's upcoming exhibition, Moments from Other, is a selection of works that explore the fantastic: from stories about ghosts and clubs run by immortal cat girls to diving into the end of the world and back. Every illustration is a glimpse into a reality other than our own, where characters of all kinds live and breathe life into their respective moments. Whether it's a climax frozen in time or a snapshot of the fantastical day-to-day, these works are meant to feel like a departure from our world and a step into the Other. This collection will include original works and prints, which will be available in-gallery and online.
Illustrator Maggie Chiang’s collection of work, titled Reflections, presents a beautifully textured, mysterious, and surrealistic examination of natural spaces and internal recollections. Drawing from “the personal struggles and emotions that [she] experienced throughout the year”, Chiang has used these works as “a way to escape from reality”. This collection will be primarily original watercolor and acrylic works.
Various Works by Vanessa Gillings
The work of Vanessa Gilllings captures a warm, inviting fantasy world where animals and humans cohabitate in cottages, cozy storefronts, and mystical forests. Gillings uses patterning, gentle lines, and traditional materials to create this soft and whimsical world. This collection will be comprised of original works, which will be available in-gallery and online.
The opening reception and artist talk for Small Art for a Big Cause, Moments from Other, Reflections, and Various Works is Friday, December 14th from 7-10pm. At 9pm, we will begin our Artist Q&A meets Game Show featuring the 3 featured artists: Vanessa Gillings, Em Allen, and Maggie Chiang. With the artists on the hot seat, we’ll learn all we’ve ever wanted to know about the art-making process… What’s your late-work-night guilty pleasure jam? What’s your secret power-self-care routine? The Light Grey Game Show Hosts will ensure that all will be fun and informative, so stick around for this special experience!
The show is free and open to the public. It will remain on display through February 1st, 2019.