Art Makes Change – Photo Recap

Art Makes Change – Photo Recap

Photographed by Baha Danesh. 

The official gallery of VisionLA Fest is only open a few more days but the We Choose Art team is here to share an inside glimpse into the opening night of the Art Makes Change gala event.

This  group exhibition included 70 local Los Angeles artists whose work strives to bring awareness to the climate crisis through various fine art mediums. The show featured over 200 pieces of fine art, sculpture, photography and site-specific installations that inspire, provoke, confront and bring to light the many issues plaguing our world today.

Participating artists in the Art Makes Change group exhibit include:
Jacki Apple, Clara Berta, Om Bleicher, Qathryn Brehm, Bill Brewer, Gary Brewer, Wini Brewer, Wanda Boudreaux, Mark Brosmer, Nathan Cartwright, Michael Carrier, Morgan Chavoshi, Steven David, Ben Dewell, Karen Fiorito, Nicole Fournier, Barbara Fritsche, Anyes Galliani, Tom Garner, Brian Goodman, Patrick Haemmerlein, Michael Hayden, Erin Hansen, Sean Sobczak, William Hogan, Dave Knudsen, Jonna Lee, Aline Mare, Rick Mendoza, Colette Miller, Lilli Muller, Billy Pacek, Monica Mader, Rebecca Molayem, Michael M. Mollett, Jen Moore, Pamela Mower-Conner, Julie Orr, Miguel Osuna, Vinnie Picardi, Naomi Pitcairn, Jena Priebe, Catherine Ruane, Robert Rosenblum, Osceola Refetoff, Louise Russell, Elizabeth Saveri, Gwen Samuels, Winston Secrest, Moses Seenarine, Karen Sikie, Anna Stump, Jill Sykes, Rachel Van Der Pol, Andrea Villefane, Geoffry D. White, Rush White, Tami Wood, and Alexandra Underhill.

Art Makes Change was Co-curated by Dale Youngman and Lilli Muller, two long-time L.A.-based curators, the exhibit – split into four themes of EARTH, WATER, RECYCLE and AWARENESS – illustrate how art can create and promote change by focusing on environmental topics including sustainability, reducing emissions, the California drought, ocean pollution, endangered species, activism, etc., while also reminding us of the beauty of the planet we need to protect.

Thursday Dec. 10 6-10 PM marks the closing reception of Art Makes Change which will feature a performance art piece Nicolette Spear the founder of Body Fine Art body painting  and performance Art by Artist Beth Elliot and others. Stop by and shop at the 10,000 sq. ft. gallery and gift shop located within the historic Bergamot station. 

For more information visit the VisionLA Website at


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Baha Danesh
Baha Danesh
Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with creative energy, love, grace, and gratitude. For Baha Danesh - ART is Happiness.
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