High as the Sky: The New Arts Foundation Presents Its Biggest Show Yet

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The New Arts Foundation presents High as the Sky, its largest ever group art show running Saturday, Aug. 20 and Sunday, Aug. 21 at the historic Great Hall/Long Hall in West Hollywood, California. 

The foundation, founded by CalArts alum Greg Jenkins (Film/Video MFA 22), is a curatorial project and arts nonprofit drawing on “the unique synthesis between healing and art.” This past February, The New Arts Foundation presented works at the third edition of the SPRING/BREAK Art Show in Los Angeles, which ran concurrently with Frieze LA. 

More about the High as the Sky exhibition from The New Arts Foundation:

How can we keep our eye on the past and present, while also believing in the future? Is it possible? Is it useful? Specifically, the makers in High as the Sky use art as an energy that invites us, provokes us, and creates space for us to grow.

The group show features artists from Los Angeles, Brazil, Mexico, Brussels, and Austria. Among the participants are numerous CalArtians, including Rodrigo Arruda (Art MFA 22), Siena Foster-Soltis (Art BFA 22), Kristofor Giordano (Art MFA 22), Elizabeth Herring (Art MFA 22), Antonio Okun (Art MFA 23), Minga Opazo (Art MFA 20), Yana Pan (Film/Video MFA 22), and Yanbin Zhao (Film/Video MFA 23).

The opening reception for High as the Sky will be held at Great Hall/Long Hall on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 5-9 pm. Join for live music and performances, free merch, “rated-R super-glam,” and admission to an afterparty at Las Perlas Weho, a three-minute walk from the venue.

High as the Sky is partly funded by an arts grant from the city of West Hollywood. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit WeHo-based LGBTQ youth mental health organization The Trevor Project.

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PUBLISHED BY Taya Zoormandan

As digital content and social media producer, Taya enjoys lifting up the stories and accomplishments of CalArts' students, alums, and faculty. She fancies herself a visual artist but is really more of an overzealous collector of art supplies.

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