Vladimir Cora and Georgeana Ireland Live Painting Huge Success at Museum of Latin American Art: Expected to sell for $30,000+; benefits MOLAA

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Cora and Ireland live painting part of MOLAA Auction and art film

two artists from different cultures and languages communicate using the power of visual art in this contemporary painting

“Tres Gracias Long Beach,” a collaborative painting created by Master Mexican artist Vladimir Cora (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Cora), protégée of Rufino Tamayo, and Master Contemporary American Artist Georgeana Ireland (http://www.georgeanastudio.com/about.html), will be auctioned at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) Gala, Long Beach, CA (http://molaa.org/) on May 30, 2015.

The original contemporary painting was created as a live exhibition between these two ingenious artists during a special event at MOLAA as part of the tenth annual Southern California Museums Band Together "MUSEUMS FREE-FOR-ALL" Free Admission Day.

This was a unique experience for both of us,” stated Ireland, “neither of us speak each other’s language -- English and Spanish.”

This art exhibition showed how two worlds of different cultures and languages can come together using the power of visual art and garnered attention for the museum.

Yareli Arizmendi, “Like Water for Chocolate” (http://www.yareli.com) was the interpreter so these two fine artists could collaborate creatively. The event reflected MOLAA’s commitment to fostering cross-cultural dialogue and helped to promote their May auction.

Starting with a blank canvass, both abstract artists painted the 60’ x 80’ canvass with Cora painting the figures and Ireland painting the background.

Sergio Arau, “A Day Without a Mexican” captured the artists collaborative efforts on film creating an artistic film to be shown during the MOLAA Gala, and also later in other art museums and venues around the world and on television.

The finished painting, “Tres Gracias Long Beach”, will be auctioned off May 30th at MOLAA’s Annual Gala, the major annual fundraiser for the art museum.

For more information, please contact the museum at 562.437.1689

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