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LITTLE PIECES OF HEAVEN : Wiles Magazine

LITTLE PIECES OF HEAVEN

THE ART OF ELYSIUM HOSTS ANNUAL

“LITTLE PIECES OF HEAVEN”

PRESENTED BY HUDSON JEANS, MUSEUM AS RETAIL SPACE,

SIREN STUDIOS AND THE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS

Little Pieces of Heaven (LPOH) is The Art of Elysium’s annual Youth Artists Showcase which gives their Volunteer Artists the unique opportunity to create and inspire original art pieces with pediatric patients.

The Art of Elysium is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, founded in 1997 by Jennifer Howell, which encourages actors, artists and musicians to voluntarily dedicate their time and talent to children who are battling serious medical conditions.  They provide artistic workshops in the following disciplines:  acting, art, comedy, fashion, music, radio, songwriting and creative writing.  They work with numerous hospitals and hospices throughout Los Angeles, California and began servicing hospitals in New York, New York in 2009.

At the Little Pieces of Heaven event, The Art of Elysium celebrated each of our four disciplines: Fine Arts, Fashion, Theatre/Media and Music.

In addition to featuring various original fashion designs and art, they also featured some original music as well a young girl’s video journal of her journey with chronic disease.

It is an exciting way for children and families to celebrate their artistic achievements and continue to create and explore various opportunities.

Children and their families enjoyed making snow angels in a photo booth provided by Scenario Photography and snacking on treats from the Wicked Kitchen Food Truck as well as sweets from Magnolia Bakery and Caulfield’s Bar and Dining Room.  Also, Santa stopped by for some cookie decorating and to hand out art kits generously donated by Daryl and Susan Beck.

 

Little Pieces of Heaven is sponsored by Hudson Jeans, Museum as Retail Space, Siren Studios and the Department of Cultural Affairs – City of Los Angeles.

Featured artists for Little Pieces of Heaven included Xochil Alvarez, Pete Black, Matthew Bowers, Mary Burton, Tiffanie Byron, Nadai Dassouki, Nicholas Denitto, Beau Dunn, Steve Erle, Black Halo, Lorna Hart, Haven Howell, Tamar Levine, Jenny Lopez, Krista Machovina, Melanie Mandl, Mason McCulley, William Murray, Rob Polgar, Courtney Reed, Jessica Rodriguez, Nick Rosen, Yotam Solomon, Dean Styers, Joel Taylor and Madison Walls.

Hudson Jeans also showcased an interactive booth, creating and inspiring children through denim. HUDSON Jeans’ purpose is to inspire people to live their dreams, look and feel amazing, and to be real.

Photo credits: Getty Images / Jason Merritt

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