The Perception Project Is a Non-Profit That Uses Art to Heal Those Affected by Trauma - Elite Music News

The Perception Project Is a Non-Profit That Uses Art to Heal Those Affected by Trauma

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Join The Perception Project on Saturday, November 17th for our inaugural exhibition, “Shifting Perspectives on Trauma.” This free one-night-only event promotes awareness and healing through expressive artistic interpretation. Sponsored by The Blending Lab, Malibu Wine Safaris, Wilson Creek Winery, Lorimar Vineyards, Firestone Walker Brewing Company…

(Los Angeles, CA)-October 30th, 2018

Join The Perception Project on Saturday, November 17th for our inaugural exhibition, “Shifting Perspectives on Trauma.” This free one-night-only event promotes awareness and healing through expressive artistic interpretation. Sponsored by The Blending Lab, Malibu Wine Safaris, Wilson Creek Winery, Lorimar Vineyards, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Second City Hollywood, Laugh Factory, Flappers Comedy Club, Philz Coffee, La Colombe Coffee, Hollywood Wax Museum, The Broad, The Huntington Library, Pacific Park in Santa Monica, Emerald Isle Golf Course,, Curves, Fresh Brothers, GRAMMY Museum, Andrew's Cheese Shop, Total Wine & More, Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival, and the Skirball Cultural Center, amazing gift packages will be available through a silent auction. With beverages sponsored by Angel City Brewery and Zevia.

About The Perception Project

The Perception Project is a 501 (C)(3) Non-profit organization which pairs volunteer artists with survivors of trauma (muses) to promote healing through expressive outlets. The muse provides the personal story, and the artist creates a masterpiece showcasing the muse’s strength, resilience, inner beauty, dreams, and ambitions. These works are featured through art exhibitions designed to promote awareness, then gifted to the muses as a symbol of their resilience.

Featuring artworks by Carolyn Schlam, Travis Flack, Christiana Lewis, Erin Schalk, YoonAh Jung, Gregg Chadwick, Kathleen Rogers, and Jose Hernandez.

The Perception Project’s community partners include Larry Levi, M.A., MFT, Anna Selena Cho, M.A., PsyD, LMFT, ATR, and Strength United; a CSUN community agency.

Free admission is available at

Post Exhibition VIP Reception

The Post Exhibition VIP Reception is an opportunity for attendees to support The Perception Project’s ongoing efforts to bring awareness to trauma, and those living with this collective plight. Join us for an intimate evening with the team behind The Perception Project, participating artists, community partners/sponsors, and other industry professionals to celebrate The Perception Project’s inaugural annual art exhibition! This event includes complimentary appetizers, small plates, and wine sponsored by Fess Parker Vineyards and Modern Male TV. Music and sonic atmosphere provided by DJ A-Ski.

November 17, 2018 10pm-12:00am
Private Studio Location
$20 Admission
Address provided upon ticket purchase.

Tickets are available for purchase at

For interview requests contact:
Darius Nathaniel
Media & Marketing Director
(310) 849-8760

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Event Details

“Shifting Perspectives on Trauma” Art Exhibition
November 17, 2018 7pm-10pm | Substrate Gallery
709 N Ridgewood Pl, Los Angeles 90038

Free Admission with RSVP

Post Exhibition VIP Reception
November 17, 2018 9pm-12am | Private Studio Location
$20 Tickets Available for Purchase
Ticket purchase includes all inclusive wines and presentation sponsored by Fess Parker Vineyards with small plate pairings sponsored by Modern Male TV.