In support of the earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan, LADADSpace (Los Angeles Downtown Arts District) will donate all profits from the sales of paintings by Robert Reynolds (on view at the gallery space at Angel City Brewery) directly to the Japanese Red Cross Society.
All the funds received by the Japanese Red Cross Society will be transferred to the Distribution Committee, which is formed around the local governments of the disaster-stricken prefectures, and will be distributed directly among the affected population.
The fundraising initiative started March 31 and will go on until Sunday, April 10. The paintings are on view at the Angel City Brewery gallery space located at 216 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles. The gallery is open Thursday and Friday from 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 11 p.m.; and by appointment on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
LADADspace, a 501 (c)3 non-profit arts organization, is the fiscal receiver of the donation and will issue a receipt for the purchase price, which is treated as a donation and is tax-deductible.
A fundraising event will take place on Thursday, April 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the gallery. Rev. Nobuko Miyoshi of Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple will preside over a memorial service for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami. Brian Kito, president of the Little Tokyo Public Safety Association, will report about the present situation in the areas affected by the disaster and the immediate need of the Japanese people harmed by the tragedy.
“With the purchase of the artworks on view at the Brewery Gallery, we will help the people of Japan,” LADADSpace said in a statement. “The artwork will then became the symbol of how together we make this important action possible.”