Chris Craft, painting by Billy Zane
Actor and artist Billy Zane and artist Janet Roberts have created 30 original art pieces to be sold to benefit the Cancer Support Community (CSC)–Benjamin Center. Fifteen environmentally friendly paintings from each artist will be presented at the Fresh Canvas Party Thursday, May 17, 2012 at the Museum of Flying in Santa Monica. Proceeds from the event will support free-of-charge programs offered at the CSC-Benjamin Center. Both Roberts and Zane are said to share a passion for constructing their pieces with recycled or eco-sustainable materials. Billy Zane says that he began painting during the filming of “Titanic,” utilizing only local materials to create his abstract works. Using items like old signage, shipping crates, and shelf liners for his canvas and soil, clay or wine for his paint. Cancer survivor Janet Roberts creates her pieces with eco-friendly supplies by infusing soy, milk, clay and organic elements onto organic cotton and linen canvas.
Cancer Support Community – Benjamin Center serves people living in West Los Angeles and the broader Los Angeles community with free-of-charge programs overseen by licensed therapists including; support groups, mind/body classes, educational and nutritional workshops, social activities, and individual counseling sessions.
For more information about the event and the artworks for sale, visit: http://www.cancersupportcommunitybenjamincenter.org/events-news/events/fresh.html.
UnitedFront by Billy Zane and Janet Roberts
Earlier today Billy Zane tweeted the launch of billyzanemuseum.com: “To finally push out the archive of original artwork and photography. See behind the scenes of TITANIC.” Although the site is still under construction, it currently has for sale lithographic prints of never seen before black and White Polaroids from behind the scenes of the film Titanic, as shot by Billy Zane and the director of Photography of Titanic, Russell Carpenter. He says that the site will contain “a large variety of rotating multi media offerings to explore and purchase from the personal archive of Billy Zane, as well as press and blasts about past, current and upcoming shows of his work live, at other galleries.”
Related blog entry: Artwork by Billy Zane: Killing With Love (June 20, 2010)
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