Last night was the opening event of artist Benjamin Swatez exhibition at Ortega 120 in Redondo Beach. The show features works created live during several past Free the Slaves events—including Freedom Fest in San Diego, and Freedom Rocks, the after party of last month’s Freedom Awards.
The show will run through mid January. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of Benjamin’s art will go toward funding the India Art Project.
What is the India Art Project? It is an outgrowth of Free the Slaves’ Free a Village Build a Movement campaign, in which an entire community is brought out of slavery through holistic, economic and social programs. From the proceeds of this art exhibition, Benjamin will travel to Bahari, India, where the Free a Village Build a Movement campaign has been initiated. There, he will create an art therapy program for survivors of slavery. In collaboration with the villagers, Benjamin will create a series of art works, that will be displayed by Free the Slaves in 2011.
To find out more about this project, go here. And check out the show at Ortega 120!
1814 S. Pacific Coast Highway
Redondo Beach, CA 90277