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LA Vs. WAR is here to spread a message of peace with a massive group art exhibition and event taking place in Downtown LA

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Join us in sending a message! We choose education, jobs, health, compassion, community over WAR.

LA Vs. WAR is happening September 9-11 and will send a creative PEACE shockwave out into the world. We need YOUR help in getting the doors open and spreading the word from LA, across the U.S. and beyond. 

The more we raise, the bigger the impact we can have. Will you join us in this push for peace? It's needed now more than ever!

LA VS WAR

LA Vs. WAR will mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11 2001 attacks with a massive group art exhibition and event taking place in Downtown Los Angeles from 9/9/11 to 9/11/11 at the Vortex. LA Vs. WAR presents some of today’s most prolific, pro-peace/anti-war, political artists in a multi-media exhibition chronicling the creative responses to the current military conflicts in the Middle East/North Africa/Central Asia, The Global War on Terror, the Drug Wars, and other wars on marginalized peoples. After the September 2011 show, we plan to travel the exhibition as "Vs. WAR" to other cities in the U.S. and abroad in the spirit of peace and creative collaboration.

LA Vs. WAR is part exhibition, part experience. The art show will be curated by Yo! Peace, Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Political Gridlock and Ad Hoc Art and will feature a large selection of fine art and limited edition prints and posters. Live art demonstrations and workshops will engage the audience in creative activities ranging from graffiti, t-shirt printing, stenciling, and more. Teach-ins with our grassroots partners will inform and inspire attendees to transform their own lives and communities.

Featuring:

LIVE ART

• Graffiti & Live Art by some of LA’s most notorious artists, curated by Crewest Gallery


• Live t-shirt printing by Hit+Run featuring peace & antiwar graphics. Customize a t-shirt or bring your own apparel.


• Stenciling demonstrations and workshops organized by Oscar Magallanes

• Peace Altar by Ofelia Esparza & ZAN. Bring your own photos and mementos to add to the powerful meditation for Peace.

• Peace Photo Project will be taking portraits of attendees as advocates for Peace.

• Laser Graffiti interactive experience hosted by Buff Laser 2000

TEACH INS

In the tradition of the peace movement’s “teach-ins,” come listen and interact with speakers from our grassroots activist partners Iraq Veterans Against the War, Code Pink, Antiwar.com, Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Youth Justice Coalition, Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB), Los Angeles Community Action Network (LACAN) and others. Schedules to be announced.

MUSIC

LA Vs. WAR welcomes the return of an all-star DJ lineup curated by ArtDontSleep and Dublab.com. DJ schedules will be listed on vswar.org before the show.

MURALS

LA Vs. WAR is also sponsoring the creation of public Peace Murals in Los Angeles during the lead up to our September show. If funds permit, we will produce more! Pictured here is our first mural, titled "La Madre Vs. War."

INTO THE FUTURE!

LA Vs. WAR will live on past the September 2011 Los Angeles event under the name Vs. WAR. The show will evolve and travel to other cities, bringing our unique model of creative resistance and collaboration to other communities.

HISTORY

LA Vs. WAR 2011 is a follow up to the original LA Vs. WAR show held in April 2008. LA Vs. WAR 2008 was a four day event, originally organized out of the Yo! Peace poster show. It welcomed 6000 attendees and made waves around the nation.

YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED

We'd like to thank you for your generous donations by offering you one of our gifts listed here on our Kickstarter page. The funds raised here will go towards the unavoidable costs of art handling (mounting, shipping), lighting, building, sound & video projection, art materials for live art and workshops, rentals, promotion, insurance and more. We have a great network of friends, so rest assured that every dollar you give will go a long way! *Please note international donors may be asked for additional donation to cover international shipping costs.

REWARDS IMAGES

LA VS WAR TSHIRT:

YO! PEACE TSHIRT:

CONTRA "TV CASUALITY" PRINT: 

YO! PEACE BOOK:

FAVIANNA RODRIGUEZ "EAT WELL. YOU ARE MADE OF FOOD" PRINT:

JOHN CARR "NO MORE" PRINT:

JOHN CARR "PEACE CHILD"PRINT:

GRIDLOCK "Messerschmitt Me109 H1 N1" SCREEN PRINTED VINYL RECORD:

CHASE "UPLIFT" PRINT:

GRAPHONIC "LAND OF THE FREE" PRINT:

GERALDINE LOZANO "PEACE EVOLUTION" OFFICIAL LA VS WAR PRINT:

LA MADRE VS WAR PRINT:

CHAZ BOJORQUEZ / YURI SHIMOJO "YO! WHAT HAPPENED TO PEACE?" PRINT:

FAVIANNA RODRIGUEZ "THE ARTIST MUST FIGHT" PRINT:

LYDIAEMILY "HOPE" PRINT:

LUCKY BUNNY "CAMOUFLAGE" PRINT:

JOHN CARR "STOP U.S. AGGRESSON" PRINT:

WERC "AMEXICAN SPIRITO" PRINT:

LUCKY BUNNY "GRENADE BUNNY" LIMITED EDITION DESIGNER TOY:

JOHN CARR "TLC/THE LOVE COPS" ORIGINAL PIECE (4 PICTURED, AVAILABLE EACH SEPARATELY):

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    "Uplifting Collage" 2 color serigraph print by CHASE. Signed and numbered from an edition of 100. 18 x 24 inches. + LA vs War T-shirt. Grey shirt hand-printed with 2 colors by the LA Vs. WAR team. American Apparel ORGANIC COTTON - "Made in L.A." Mens & Womens cuts S, M, L, XL. + Thanks on our sponsor page on vswar.org.

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    Yo! What Happened to Peace? limited edition book art book. 146 pages full color, packed with anti-war and pro-peace posters! + Yo! Peace T-shirt. Black shirt hand-printed with 1 color by Yo! Peace. American Apparel ORGANIC COTTON - "Made in L.A." Mens & Womens cuts S, M, L, XL. + Limited edition super premium LA Vs. WAR sticker. 5"x5". Printed by Sticky Rick! Stickyricks.net. + Thanks on our sponsor page on vswar.org.

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    "Eat Well. You Are Made of Food" digital fine art print by Favianna Rodriguez. 12 x 18 inches 2010 + Yo! Peace T-shirt. Black shirt hand-printed with 1 color by Yo! Peace. American Apparel ORGANIC COTTON - "Made in L.A." Mens & Womens cuts S, M, L, XL. + Thanks on our sponsor page on vswar.org.

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    "Peace Evolution" The official promo image for the show as a digital fine art print by Geraldine Lozano 11 x 14 inches on archival paper. 2011 (THIS IS A SPECIAL SPONSOR PRICE POINT ONLY OFFERED ON KICKSTARTER) + LA vs War T-shirt. Grey shirt hand-printed with 2 colors by the LA Vs. WAR team. American Apparel ORGANIC COTTON - "Made in L.A." Mens & Womens cuts S, M, L, XL. + Thanks on our sponsor page on vswar.org.

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    "Messerschmitt Me109 H1 N1" Hand silk screened with oil-based ink on vinyl record. Limited edition by our good friends at Political Gridlock. + LA vs War T-shirt. Grey shirt hand-printed with 2 colors by the LA Vs. WAR team. American Apparel ORGANIC COTTON - "Made in L.A." Mens & Womens cuts S, M, L, XL. + Thanks on our sponsor page on vswar.org.

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    "Peace Child" fine art giclée print by John Carr, originator or LA Vs. WAR and Yo! Peace. 9 x 12 on archival paper 2011. + Yo! Peace T-shirt. Black shirt hand-printed with 1 color by Yo! Peace. American Apparel ORGANIC COTTON - "Made in L.A." Mens & Womens cuts S, M, L, XL. + Thanks on our sponsor page on vswar.org.

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    "NO MORE" 3 color serigraph anti-war poster by John Carr, originator or LA Vs. WAR and Yo! Peace. In solidarity with American military personnel who oppose the wars. On 100 lb. cover weight, white recycled paper. 26 x 20 inches, hand-printed and signed by the artist. + LA vs War T-shirt. Grey shirt hand-printed with 2 colors by the LA Vs. WAR team. American Apparel ORGANIC COTTON - "Made in L.A." Mens & Womens cuts S, M, L, XL. + Thanks on our sponsor page on vswar.org.

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    "La Madre Vs. War" giclée print by WERC, GERA, Contra & JC. 17 x 7 inches on super-heavy 365 gram archival "cotton rag" matte paper. This is the mural created specifically for LA Vs. WAR to honor our partners Iraq Veterans Against The War (IVAW). You can see this mural in person in Downtown LA at The Vortex, where LA Vs. War 2011 will be held. + LA vs War T-shirt. Grey shirt hand-printed with 2 colors by the LA Vs. WAR team. American Apparel ORGANIC COTTON - "Made in L.A." Mens & Womens cuts S, M, L, XL. + Thanks on our sponsor page on vswar.org.

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    "Yo! What Happened to Peace?" 2 color serigraph collaboration print by Chaz Bojorquez & Yuri Shimojo. From an edition of 100, 2 metallic colors on archival 100% cotton black paper. 18 x 24 inches. + LA vs War T-shirt. Grey shirt hand-printed with 2 colors by the LA Vs. WAR team. American Apparel ORGANIC COTTON - "Made in L.A." Mens & Womens cuts S, M, L, XL. + Thanks on our sponsor page on vswar.org.

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    "Hope" 2 color serigraph print with hand-tinting by Lydiaemily. Signed and numbered. + LA vs War T-shirt. Grey shirt hand-printed with 2 colors by the LA Vs. WAR team. American Apparel ORGANIC COTTON - "Made in L.A." Mens & Womens cuts S, M, L, XL. + Thanks on our sponsor page on vswar.org.

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    "Stop U.S. Aggression" 4 color serigraph anti-war poster by John Carr, originator or LA Vs. WAR and Yo! Peace. Printed by Joe Alpuche at Self Help Graphics in East Los Angeles. Signed and numbered from an edition of 65. 20 x 26 inches on heavy-weight cotton paper. + LA vs War T-shirt. Grey shirt hand-printed with 2 colors by the LA Vs. WAR team. American Apparel ORGANIC COTTON - "Made in L.A." Mens & Womens cuts S, M, L, XL. + Thanks on our sponsor page on vswar.org.

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    "CAMOuFLAGe" 7 color (all metallic!) serigraph print by Lucky Bunny. Signed and numbered from an edition of 35. 24 × 36 inches on 140lb board stock. + LA vs War T-shirt. Grey shirt hand-printed with 2 colors by the LA Vs. WAR team. American Apparel ORGANIC COTTON - "Made in L.A." Mens & Womens cuts S, M, L, XL. + Thanks on our sponsor page on vswar.org.

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    "Amexican Spirito" 5 color serigraph print by WERC. Printed by Joe Alpuche at Self Help Graphics in East Los Angeles. Signed and numbered from a limited edition. 20 x 26 inches on heavy-weight cotton paper. + LA vs War T-shirt. Grey shirt hand-printed with 2 colors by the LA Vs. WAR team. American Apparel ORGANIC COTTON - "Made in L.A." Mens & Womens cuts S, M, L, XL. + Thanks on our sponsor page on vswar.org.

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    The "Grenade Bunny" by Lucky Bunny, aka Rick DeSimone. This is Lucky Bunny’s first limited edition designer toy release created in collaboration with Pretty in Plastic. 4.25" x 6". + YO! Peace T-shirt Black shirt hand-printed with 1 color by Yo! Peace. American Apparel ORGANIC COTTON - "Made in L.A." Mens & Womens cuts S, M, L, XL. + Limited edition super premium LA Vs. WAR sticker. 5"x5". Printed by Sticky Rick! Stickyricks.net. + Thanks on our sponsor page on vswar.org.

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    "The Love Cops/TLC" original piece by John Carr, originator or LA Vs. WAR and Yo! Peace. 4 colors inlaid Plexiglas acrylic sheet (only 4 made) 22 x 46. + LA vs War T-shirt. Grey shirt hand-printed with 2 colors by the LA Vs. WAR team. American Apparel ORGANIC COTTON - "Made in L.A." Mens & Womens cuts S, M, L, XL. + Thanks on our sponsor page on vswar.org.

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