Beyond Sustainability — a fund raiser for Creative Migration

Beyond Sustainability

Creative Migration is having a fundraising event called Beyond Sustainability. It’s taking place on 6 April, 2013 at Yeh Studio (1064 Myra Ave on the edge of Silver Lake and East Hollywood. Right behind Los Angeles’s premier, leather gay bar, Eagle LA) from 6:30 – 10:30. Do not go to Yeh Studio’s other location or you will be in HawaiiSemi-formal dress code. To purchase (tax deductible) tickets, click here. To see the Facebook invite, click here.


Creative Migration
is an inspiring non-profit organization that has produced documentaries that promote various art projects which relate to social activism and change and was founded by Silver Lake-based filmmaker and social activist Susannah Tantemsapya back in 2005. I wrote a bit about Tantemsapya’s documentary Post New Bills: The Story of Green Patriot Posters in 2011 (read here for more).

Post New Bills (produced by Hilary White, also the Creative Director of Creative Migration) documented the Green Patriot Posters project — an art project that employed progressive poster art to raise environmental awareness and inspire action against climate change. It was the only American film accepted into Project Green, a sustainable film-making initiative.


Green Patriot Posters  Green Patriot Posters Green Patriot posters

Examples of Green Patriot Posters

As politicians and the media avoid taking action or even mentioning global warming or any other aspect of the very real environmental crisis, it is increasingly on you (and me) as people who give a damn to embrace and promote sustainability. Creative Migration is trying to expand their focus beyond producing documentaries about art and social engagement to implementing and promoting sustainable practices for film, art, travel, culture and lifestyle. The event will also feature Sustain LA, an environmental organization that made Silver Lake Jubilee (now just Jubilee) an amazingly low-waste events.


If you need more to tempt you, there will be food, beverages, artwork, memorabilia and music. Organic vegetarian food will by provided by Stuffed Animals. Stuffed Animals is Courtney Konuch and Juvenal Rodriguez. I don’t know Courtney but Juvenal is the chef at Echo Park‘s Elf Cafe and I can personally vouch that he is a culinary wizard. To quench your thirst there will be handcrafted beer provided by Angel City Brewery (on the border of Little Toyko and the Arts District), small batch direct trade coffee provided by Edison Coffee Roasters, and kombucha from Better Booch.


Artwork by the likes of Brad Ewing, Colin Finlay, Deedee Cheriel, Eric Ernest Johnson, Erik Hougen, Grayson Cox, Guillaume Wolf, Lisandro Aloi, Raemann, Shepard Fairey, Skyrocket Studio, and Zefrey Throwell will be auctioned. For music fans, there will be autographed memorabilia and limited edition stuff from The Beatles, Capitol Records, Duran Duran, Liz Phair, PJ Harvey, Radiohead, Sleater-Kinney, Supergrass, and The White Stripes. Oh, music will be spun by DJs Sean Patrick (of The Bystanders) and Dirty Dave.


And last but not least, there will be raffle donations from Ashley Neese: Wellness, Daniel Rolnik, Deedee Cheriel, Hammer Museum, MOCA, Modern Nature, NOVICA, Rockaway Records, Sensitive Boyfriend, Silverlake Wines, The Good Flock, Wilder Quarterly, and of course — Amoeba!


Eric Brightwell is an adventurer, writer, rambler, explorer, cartographer, and guerrilla gardener who is always seeking writing, speaking, traveling, and art opportunities — or salaried work. He is not interested in writing advertorials, clickbait, listicles, or other 21st century variations of spam. Brightwell’s written work has appeared in AmoeblogdiaCRITICS, and KCET Departures. His work has been featured by the American Institute of Architects, the Architecture & Design Museum, the Craft & Folk Art MuseumForm Follows FunctionLos Angeles County StoreSkid Row Housing Trust, and 1650 Gallery. Brightwell has been featured in the Los Angeles TimesHuffington PostLos Angeles MagazineLAistEastsider LABoing BoingLos Angeles, I’m Yours, and on Notebook on Cities and Culture. He has been a guest speaker on KCRW‘s Which Way, LA? and at Emerson College. Art prints of his maps are available from 1650 Gallery and on other products from Cal31. He is currently writing a book about Los Angeles and you can follow him on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

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