Worlds on Fire: Grammy-Nominated Artist Exhibition will be the premier event to kick off Grammy week. The ever present, socially conscious, and politically active Will.i.am presents Worlds on Fire, a pop music and pop art collaboration. Worlds on Fire will be the first art exhibition of its kind featuring portraits of 2009 Grammy nominees as drawn by pop surrealism artists. The exhibition's opening night celebration will take place on Monday, February 2 from 7pm-1am at the Pacific Electric Lofts in downtown Los Angeles. Entertainment will be provided by live D.J. sets from Will.i.am and special guests. The opening is reserved only for Gen Art members, however, the gallery exhibition will run daily from 1pm-7pm and is open to the public. A portion of the proceeds of the auction will be donated to the Pea Pod Foundation. Prices will range from $5k-100k for these original pieces. Fifty limited edition giclee prints will be available for sale for the duration of the exhibition (prices will range from $250-400) of which all proceeds will be donated to Pea Pod Foundation. About the Pea Pod Foundation: Founded by will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas and Polo Molina of Grassroots Productions, The Peapod benefit concerts date back to the earliest incarnation of The Black Eyed Peas and began as charity toy drives for Los Angeles based children and local orphanages. List of artists (and musicians they are doing portraits of): SAS CHRISTIAN – Riverview, FL (Rihanna) – (Excited about this one!) LORI EARLEY – Red Bank, NJ (Madonna) COLIN CHRISTIAN – Riverview, FL (M.I.A) JEREMY LIPKING – Woodland Hills, CA (Snoop Dogg) Paul Chatem – Los Angeles, CA (Paul McCartney) IAN JOHNSON – San Francisco, CA (Al Green) DAVID STOUPAKIS – New York, NY (Will.i.am ) PAUL CHATEM – Los Angeles, CA (Rick Rubin) RON ENGLISH – Jersey City, NJ (Metallica) GREG GOSSEL – Minneapolis, MN (Jay-Z) HENRY LEWIS – San Francisco, CA (Nas) SHAWN BARBER – San Francisco, CA (AC/DC) TRAVIS LOUIE – Red Hook, NY (Nine Inch Nails) MATTHEW BONE – Los Angeles, CA (Beyonce) JOSHUA PETKER – Los Angeles, CA (Radiohead) VAN ARNO – Los Angeles, CA (BB King) HEIDI TAILLEFER – Montreal, CAN (Coldplay) KRIS LEWIS – Los Angeles, CA (Beck) MIKE MAXWELL – San Deigo, CA (Bruce Springsteen) GARY BASEMAN & NABIL ELDERKIN – Los Angeles, CA (Kanye West) CHRIS PUGLIESE – Hoboken, NJ (The Eagles) HELEN GARBER – Los Angeles, CA (Will.i.am ) SAUL ARMAS – Los Angeles, CA (Lil' Wayne) TRAE KING – Los Angeles, CA (Duffy) NATALIA FABIA – Los Angeles, CA (Pink) Gallery Hours Exhibition runs daily from February 3rd–February 8th, 2009, , 1pm –7pm Opening Reception Hosted By Gen Art & will.i.am – Monday, February 2nd, 2009 7pm–1am Cost: The exhibition that runs from February 3rd–February 8th is FREE. For the opening, you must be a Gen Art Member. Gen Art Website – more info Pacific Electric Lofts website (Corner Of 6th And Main) 610 S. Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90014
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