The Grammy Awards Go Green with Neil Young Painting by Eco-Artist McKenzie
The Grammy Foundation MusicCares and famed eco-artist McKenzie have teamed up to raise over $27,500.00 for the foundation’s 20th Anniversary Gala Silent Auction on January 29, 2010 in Los Angeles. McKenzie’s 100 percent eco-friendly, mixed-media painting of Neil Young, the MusiCares 2010 Person of the Year, marks the third year that the artist has participated in, and donated a work to the event.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 19, 2010
For the third year in a row, The Grammy Foundation MusiCares Awards (http://www. grammy. com/Musicares/ (http://www. grammy. com/Musicares/)) has asked Eco-Artist McKenzie (http://www. mckenzieartstudio. com (http://www. mckenzieartstudio. com)) to create a painting honoring the MusiCares Person of the Year for the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Gala Silent Auction on January 29, 2010 in Los Angeles. Appraised at $27,500.00, Artist McKenzie’s mixed-media painting of music legend and honoree Neil Young (http://www. neilyoung. com (http://www. neilyoung. com)) is entirely eco-friendly. Including this year and last year’s Neil Diamond painting, Artist McKenzie has donated over $35,000.00 to the Grammy Foundation.
The 40" x 50" painting also marks the 20th anniversary of Artist McKenzie’s donation of paintings to charity. Her "Art Making a Difference" program has generated thousands of dollars for charities and causes close to her heart, including but not limited to KIDS, Nashville’s Children’s Theater, Genesis Awards, Red Cross, AmberWatch Foundation and HSUS. As with all of Artist McKenzie’s paintings, this commemorative work is created using her proprietary technique coined, "Inku Art". She uses volatile organic compound (VOC)-free paints and pigments composed of non-toxic and water-based organic compound materials. Her paintings meet and exceed LEED-requirements in five different categories. The painting is on recycled canvas with reclaimed wood stretcher bars and re-purposed hanging hardware.
Additionally, this painting will be auctioned on a luxury T-shirt using all earth-friendly inks. This shirt serves as the initial piece to Artist McKenzie’s merge with soon-to-launch, edgy clothing company Dirt LA. Incorporating 100 percent eco inks and material from textile manufacturer Eagle Fabrics (http://www. eaglefabrics. com (http://www. eaglefabrics. com)), this new standard proves an unprecedented move in the fashion industry.
About Artist McKenzie
Artist McKenzie is the winner of the First Annual ARTV Fine Art Awards for "Best Mixed-Media Artist" in the world, which aired on Bravo Television. She is known as the "Hollywood Charity Artist" for her tireless efforts to raise awareness and funds for causes close to her heart using her Award-winning Art. Recently, she was diagnosed with a form of Lupus, UPUS thought by doctors to be triggered by environmental toxins from over 20+ years of painting; and the use of toxic chemicals in small, unventilated art studios and printing areas is thought, by her doctors, to have been the culprit. Artist McKenzie's exhaustive efforts to pioneer a green, healthy, organic alternative to traditional art production has resulted in "Inku Art". This is the first and only Hyper-Green Art method that meets LEED requirements and standards in five different categories and has contributed to LEED certification points. For more info:(http://www. mckenzieartstudio. com (http://www. mckenzieartstudio. com)) .
About The Grammy Foundation/MusicCares Foundation
MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. The MusiCares' foundation’s services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical, and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. For more info: (http://www. grammy. com/Musicares/ (http://www. grammy. com/Musicares/)).
About Eagle Fabrics
Eagle Fabrics, a division of SFO Impact, Inc., is a wholesale fabric company that prides itself in fulfilling the knitting, dyeing, finishing, and printing needs of the apparel manufacturer. Established in 1988, Eagle Fabrics has distinguished itself as a leader in innovation and quality in knitted textile fabrication. They are recognized for being up to date on the latest advances in the textile industry and constantly strive to maintain and improve their level of expertise. For more info: (http://www. eaglefabrics. com (http://www. eaglefabrics. com)).