It is with great honor that I introduce the (Katalyst) Foundation for The Arts in a Holiday Benefit featuring art work from children of Iraq.
The event will be held on the 6th, 13th and 20th December from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Loft in the Arts District, 201 South Santa Fe Avenue, Studio 207, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
This exhibit is made possible through the help of Paul Batou, the children of Iraq that contributed their art work to be displayed in the United States, and the many young Los Angeles area art students who also contributed their work for this show. This exhibit will also feature the photography of Sarah Reingewirtz and childrenâ€™s music recorded by Dominic Bakewell. www.dominicbakewell.com
The (Katalyst) Foundation for the Arts is dedicated to the advancement of individual voices impacting society through programming designed to strengthen the creative spirit and provide the catalyst for change. The (Katalyst) Foundationâ€™s service focuses primarily on women and youth in underserved communities. The (Katalyst) Foundation is in part hosting and promoting parts of this event. www.kffta.org
Paul Batou is an artist and the author of the book â€œMy Last Thoughts about Iraq.â€ www.paulbatou.com
The goal of the art exhibit is to promote the Iraqi childrenâ€™s story through their art among the Americans. Paul Batou will art supplies to each child who shared his story (art) to benefit the schools. Supporting this exhibit is strongly encouraged by attending the event and purchasing unique art collections and books.
Paul Batou says: â€œThank you all for the support. An Interesting art show will take place in December. The (Katalyst) Foundation will feature art by kids who were forced to flee their homes in Baghdad and other cities, that now reside in villages in Northern Iraq. Art featured is from the villages of Bibadi, Araden, Tin, Enishki, Badersh, and also art by American kids from the Los Angels district, along with professional artists.â€
~ Helen Talia