Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The 2nd Annual Ellen Art Show

Howdy Folks!

And a warm welcome to a happy and bright 2012!
I've just realised it has been a long time since I last updated you on all that has been happening. Well, winter happened and we battened down the hatches. There is more but I shall leave that to another post, for there are things afoot for Catbird Craft this year but for now I will have to keep schtum about all that as the bird and cat have sworn me to secrecy...

So, what is this about an art show, and which Ellen am I talking about? A good friend of ours, and fearless leader of the queer etsy team, Michelley is taking part in the 2nd Annual Ellen Art Show with over 60 artists from LA, New York and Miami, all showing their portraits of Ellen DeGeneres in LA on the 28th January at the illustrious Terrell Moore Gallery.

This remarkable feat is the vision of Renda Writer a performance poet who, since 2007 has had a dream to perform his poem "Half Hearted" on Ellen's show. Last year he organised the 1st Ellen Art Show in Miami and this year, to celebrate Ellen's 54th birthday he wanted to have that number of artists to show in LA, the response was huge and soon eclipsed his original number, not being one to say no to artists wanting to participate, he said the more the merrier! Not only that, they will be raising money for the Trevor Project by raffling off the fantastic portraits, as well as celebrating Ellen's 54th birthday with performances from a wide range of entertainment. I only wish we could be there too!

Flyers created by jake@industrytested.com

For more info and to check out the amazing artists that will be showing there please go to:  http://ellenartshow.yolasite.com/
To sign the petition to get Renda on Ellen's show: www.RendaWriter.com
See Renda's poem "Half Hearted": here
The Terrell Moore Gallery: http://www.terrellmoore.net/
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. For more info please go to: http://www.thetrevorproject.org/

Regards to you all,


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