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"Call to Artists: In the Toilet - An exhibition of Function Meets Art"
2002-01-30 until 2002-06-01
How Original! An Art Gallery
Laguna Beach, ,
USA United States of America
Gallery owner Loretta Alvarado says, “This exhibit was conceived as I was staring at my toilet. It was sitting on the front porch. Why the front porch you askNULL Well, it was leaking, in fact it leaked all over the floor. So, out came the toilet. The most convenient place to put it was the front porch. As I stared at the poor forlorn object, I thought why are they not made more beautifulNULL They are made of porcelain after all and could be painted just like a beautiful vase.”
Artists will be asked to paint on a new toilet so that when painted, it will still be usable for the originally intended purpose. For those artists who wish to do something smaller, the gallery will also be accepting submissions of toilet seats. The completed entries will be displayed for the entire month of June during which there will be a silent auction. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will go to benefit the Surfrider Foundation a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's oceans, waves and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research and education.
The gallery is asking that any interested artist go to the gallery web site at www.howoriginal.net or send a SASE to the address below for a prospectus.
How Original! An Art Gallery in Laguna Beach
540 S. Coast Highway #105
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-1584 features a wide variety of fun and unique art and gift items from 20 different artists: paintings, sculpture, wood, photography, ceramics, and fiber. Monday-Thursday and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m, closed Tuesdays.