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Art Exhibition benefiting Neuroblastoma Research

August 2nd through August 12th, 2008

Opening Reception: Saturday, 2nd of August, 7:00 - 10:30pm

Gallery Location

3137 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
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Tel: 323.660.9393

Ally Takeuchi is the creator and curator of the show.  Ally is the mother of Ava Jaymes Cipriani who was diagnsoed with neuroblastoma in March of 2006.  Sadly Ava lost her battle with neuroblastoma in April of 2007.  More information about beautiful little ava can be found at  This is Ally's second exhibition at the gallery. As the curator, Ally has arranged for a portion of the proceeds to go to Lunch For Life ( a charity that raises awareness and research dollars towards a cure for neuroblastoma, a deadly pediatric cancer.  The title of the exhibition is "get the lead out."  The exhibition can be viewed online at  If you have interest in purchasing any of the artwork arrangements can be made by contacting the gallery.
get the lead out

Black Maria Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition, "get the lead out", featuring artist sketches, pen & ink drawings, watercolor and some sculpture. "Great art comes from deep in the depths of one's imagination. This exhibition is about showcasing those 'deep thoughts' as they are sketched out on paper before becoming a final work." Ally Takeuchi, curator of the exhibition.

This exhibition will give light to the artists' process. Gallery goers will be privy to seeing how a finish painting, illustration or sculpture is born and develops. According to Zara Zeitountsian, the gallery director, "Seeing how a finished work comes together will give the viewer a greater appreciation of how an artist creates. Making art and the artistic process more accessible and tangible to the public is something that the gallery is deeply committed to."
Participating Artists: Adrian Pina, Bob Lizarraga, Brandt Peters, Brent Nolasco, Bwana Spoons, Chandler Wood, Chris Uminga, Chuck Hodi, Crystal Lancaster, dear earthing, Dee Ann Morales, Doktor A, Drilone, Jen Lobo, Jenna Colby, Jeremiah Ketner, Julie B, Julie Nishioka, Julie West, Katherine Wilson, Kathie Olivas, Ken Garduno, Kendra Binney, Lou Pimentel, Mark Meyers, Michael Hsiung, Nataka, Pinky Toast, Podgy Panda, Quang Luong, Ryan Crippen, Sam Saghatelian, Shan Michael Evans, Shaun Wightman and tin.  Last minute addition to the show: Johnette Napolitano from Concrete Blonde.