21 Apr 2010

Announcing USA Exhibit

Digital Art, Events 1 Comment

My passion for several years now has been pretty clear:  To provide a platform for Digital Artists from around the world to speak to one another – and by extension to speak to each of us – using their creative talents to explore an issue of concern to all of us:  Our shared planet.

That vision came to be reality in November of 2008 as Common Ground launched its premier exhibition at the Huan Tie Museum in Beijing, China.

Thousands of people from all over the world visited the physical exhibition site and many thousands more visited the Common Ground Web site. An enormous amount of print, broadcast and online media covered the event. Our major sponsors such as Hewlett Packard(HP) along with our non-profit partners such as Global Giving were featured prominently in all our promotional materials. All were direct beneficiaries of the worldwide visibility that Common Ground 2008 generated.

Then, the unthinkable happened.  Just as the exhibition was concluding in China, the world was thrown into chaos with the near collapse of the entire global financial system. This blog is hardly the place for an analysis of the circumstances surrounding what transpired in the financial realm throughout 2009 and since, but suffice it to say, the financial meltdown affected everyone on the planet.  Common Ground, our artists, sponsors, environmental organizations…none of us were immune from its effects.

As a result, the international touring exhibition that is ‘Common Ground’ took most of 2009 to re-evaluate just how and when to emerge with a revised exhibitor schedule.

The wait is over!  On July 8th, 2010 Common Ground will have its North American premier at the A & I Gallery in Hollywood CA.  I will have much more to share with all of you about event details in the coming days as we plan for an exciting exhibition that will bring together art, technology and support for our shared environment.  Check out the new Website at www.CommonGround2010.com.

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One Response to “Announcing USA Exhibit”

  1. Donna Callighan says:

    Thank you Larry for ALL of your hard work!

    I just had a chance to review the four online Gallery Collections and I am blown away by the quality of creations and powerful statements they contain…several of which I personally would love to have on my walls for daily inspiration by my fellow environmental artists. I look forward to seeing which images will be available as limited edition prints to buy at the Los Angeles show.

    Again, thank you for creating this platform and for spreading the environmental word in such an elegant way.