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A Remembrance Event in Honor of the One Year Anniversary of the Tragic Borderline Shootings and Woolsey Fires

On Thursday, November 7th, there will be a remembrance event in honor of of the year anniversary of the tragic borderline shootings and Woolsey fires by Moorpark College in collaboration with Artists For Trauma (AFT).

Numerous VIPs expected at this event such as Laura T. Sharpe, the founder of Artists for Trauma, former NFL played Keith Mitchell and others.

AFT logo
NFL player Keith Mitchell

 

AFT Founder and CEO, Laura T. Sharpe

The event is at the Moorpark College quad at 7075 Campus Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021

“Artists For Trauma joins ASMC in celebrating our communities’ perseverance to the tragic 2018 Borderline mass shooting and subsequent Woolsey Fire.  Our shared goal is to provide the campus community, comfort, camaraderie and fun at the collaborative Healing Arts Festival,” said Sharpe.
  Hashtags for the event are #creativityconnectivitycommunity”

RSVP: Media please email williamsonmgmt@gmail.com to cover this event.

More info about Moorpark College: https://www.moorparkcollege.edu/

More info about AFT: http://www.artistsfortrauma.org/

 

 

 

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Karen Michelle Presents ‘Celebrate’ a Fashion and Shopping Expo

Celebrate is a one-day event focused on all things fashion and beauty with an emphasis on celebratory fashions, experiences, and vendors.

Karen Michelle Presents the Celebration Expo by #LYBevents is a fashion and beauty festival designed to empower all women of all shapes, sizes, ages, and ethnicities planning a special event.”

— Producer Karen Michelle

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, September 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Los Angeles based show Producer Karen Michelle in association with LYB Events, The Knot, Destiny Candle, Artists for Trauma, Events by Kathy, Luxe Hotels, My/Mo Mochi, Ice Cream, Sahar Allure, Search Light Insurance, Valley Girl Beauty, Coco Taps, Annipuf, #AModel, Noell, and LRM Publicity present the “The Celebration Expo,” on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at the Luxe Sunset Bl. Hotel 11461 Sunset Bl. Los Angeles.

Karen (right) and a colleague

Doors Open 11:00am I Press Arrival: 1:50pm | Red Carpet: 2:00pm pm | Fashion Show: 4:00pm
Confirmed celebrity runway models and guests include: Kennedy Madison (Seize the Moment), Stacia Gates (Artquench), Samantha Gangal (OMG!) Makenna Kelly (Life with Mak), Ainsley Ross (Should I do it?), Terri McDonald (KTLA 5 Morning News), Tara Cardinal (Spreading Darkness), Jax Malcolm (Jingle Trails), Connor Dean (9-1-1), Alyssa De Boisblanc (Modern Family), Neil D’Monte (Batman v Superman), Gloria Garayua (How to Get Away With Murder), Nathan Kehn (Instagram Influencer Nathan the Cat Lady), Madi Filipowicz (Influencer #GenZgirl), Melody Trice (The Melody Trice Show), Cynthia DeJesus (Today’s International Woman Lifetime Queen), Aidas Reklys (World Class Figure Skater), Vida Ghaffari (Eternal Code, The Mindy Project), Laura T. Sharpe, Board President and CEO, Artists for Trauma (AFT), Tobias Forrest (AFT Model and Ambassador), and many more!

Laura T. Sharpe  accepting her award from Karen
Stacia Gates
Gloria Garayua
Vida Ghaffari
Aidas Reklys
Actor and AFT Ambassador Tobias Forrest
CocoVinny! Photo courtesy of Eugene Powers

 

#LYBevents is a fashion and beauty festival designed to empower all women and girls of all shapes, sizes, ages, and ethnicities. This one-day event will host celebrities, social media influencers, fans, and brands to celebrate all things fashion and beauty with an emphasis on celebratory fashions and vendors. The full event runs from 11:00am-6:00pm includes shopping, celebrity fashion show, and dessert party.

Limited tickets still available online. For more info visit www.lybevents.com

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7th Annual Los Angeles Nollywood Film Awards Held at the Historic Miracle Theater

On Sunday, August 4th, the Los Angeles Nollywood Film Association (LANFA) had their film awards ceremony at the historic Miracle Theater at 226 S Market St in Inglewood. Multi-talented and acclaimed filmmaker, King Bassey, is the founder of this international film festival.

Honoree Isaac C. Singleton Jr.
Honoree Kate Linder

Celebrities honorees were Kate Linder (The Young and the Restless), Isaac C. Singleton Jr. (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl), Jasper Cole (The Rookie, Westworld), Laura T. Sharpe (Founder and President of Artists for Trauma), Fashion Designer Lilian Raven, Saul Mejia (President and Founder of the Panorama City Chamber of Commerce, noted actor Kim Sonderholm, media mavens Phil Wheat, Maurice Dwayne Smith, Phil Rodgers as well as awardees such as filmmakers Dustin Ferguson (Nemesis 5: The New Model), Michael S. Rodriguez (Lake of Shadows), Emil Minasyan (The Heist), Actor/Filmmakers Harley Wallen (Betrayed), Kaiti Wallen (Bennett’s Song), Actors Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s Game of Death), Tino Zamora (Last American Horror Show: Volume II) , Actresses Maria Olsen (I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu), Dawna Lee Heising (Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance), Vida Ghaffari (The Mindy Project), Debra Lamb (Point Break), Geovonna Casanova (Night Mistress), Alana Evans (Moon of the Blood Beast). The event was hosted by Sandra Smith and Thom Michael Mulligan.

Honoree Jasper Cole
Awardee Dustin Ferguson
Awardee Dawna Lee Heising
Honoree Lilian Raven
Honoree Laura T Sharpe
Awardee Vida Ghaffari

Sponsors for this event were: LANFA, Celebrity H20, TTT Veterans Wellness Center, TopLine, DAMA Tequila, the Panorama City Chamber of Commerce and Magic Image Hollywood Magazine.

Photos courtesy of Bob Delgadillo

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A MULTICULTURAL EVENT DEDICATED TO LAS CATRINAS, AND THE AMAZING CULTURE THAT SURROUNDS IT BENEFITING ARTISTS FOR TRAUMA

Ramblers Media Production (R.M.P.) would like to cordially invite you to CATRINA the event on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at The Vortex at 2341 East Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles 90021.

A multicultural event dedicated to LAS CATRINAS, DAY OF THE DEAD and the amazing culture that surrounds it. CATRINA will feature 50+ vendors, themed art exhibit, live music, live body painting (CATRINA contest) and much more! This event benefits Artists for Trauma (AFT).

Natily Gonzalez, founder of Mobyarts and Laura T. Sharpe, Founder and President of Artists for Trauma

R.M.P. presents the highly anticipated Day of the Dead event in Los Angeles where they will bring awareness to the film CATRINA directed by Fernando Gaviria known for films Bad Boys II and produced by producer Danilo G. Santos.

Two-time Grammy-winning Mariachi Divas

Celebrities expected: Musical Guests, Two-Time Grammy Award-Winning Mariachi Divas, CNN Anchor Juan Carlos and Actor-Director Fernando Gaviria (Bad Boys 2, Catrina).

This event will be ALL AGES from 4-11pm with face painting and activities for kids. R.M.P. has partnered up with Artists for Trauma to create a spectacular one day event so they are able to continue their work. Face Painting, Live Painting, Live Portrait Sketching, Food, Drinks, PhotoBooth, Vendors and Altars.

“I’m thrilled and honored to host this esteemed event with such luminaries in the arts, media and entrepreneurship. “Catrina “ the movie is keeping the spirit alive by bringing traditional Day of the Dead elements,” said Natily Gonzalez, founder of Mobyarts. Gonzalez is also participating in the event.

‘Catrina’ the movie, celebrates the creative, enigmatic, “Las Catrina” who reflects the tradition of welcome, humor and comfort the Mexican culture has with death and their willingness to laugh at death itself. At AFT, we truly believe artistic expression gives one the positive ability to engage with transformation and reinvention following near death experience,” said Laura T. Sharpe, Founder and President of Artists for Trauma. 

EVENTBRITE TICKET LINK:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/catrina-the-event-los-angeles-june-22-registration-59275195706?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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Classiqu’ Era aligned with non profit Artists For Trauma

On Saturday, June 1st ,Classiqu’ Era and Artists For Trauma (AFT) aligned for a Soft Launch and Trunk Show for the Classiqu’ Era Collection!  Anne Devlin, Designer of Classiqu’ Era, has independently invited close colleague, Designer Monica Leigh, to take part in the celebration of launching their amazing collections together. Classiqu’ Era was delighted to announce its alignment with Charitable Foundation Artists For Trauma at a private residence in Century City. 

Designers Monica Leigh and Anne Devlin with AFT founder and President Laura T. Sharpe

VIPs in attendance were Anne Devlin, Founder of Classiqu’ Era, Inc., Monica Leigh Rodriguez, Founder and Creative Director of Monica Leigh, Laura T. Sharpe, President and Founder of Artists for Trauma and Christina Noonan, Senior Vice President of JLL Commercial Real Estate and Artists For Trauma Board Member.

Model Virginia wearing Classiqu’ Era gown

“What a lovely day!  A high-energy soft launch celebrating two great new fashion collections, and the partnership of Classiqu Era and Artists For Trauma. I am honored to be part of such a great team of women entrepreneurs and leaders. Together, we can make a positive difference!” said Anne Devlin.

Model Jhemma with designer Monica Leigh wearing one of Monica’s designs

“What an amazing event to share with Anne Devlin of Classiqu Era and Laura Sharpe of Artists for Trauma! The alignment of these two women and these two organizations has wonderful and far reaching impact into our world. I was delighted and touched to be a welcomed part of the day sharing a creative atmosphere of Fashion design and well being. Brava!” said Monica Leigh.

Designer Anne Devlin

“From the board room to the dining room to the ballroom, it was a grand day reflecting the intelligence of mindful design toward elegantly dressing the diverse sophisticated woman!” added Laura T. Sharpe.

Actress Vida G in a custom Monica Leigh jacket

About Classiqu’ Era:

Classiqu Era is a new dress company, dedicated to providing luxury, high quality dresses and gowns for executive and social women.  In answer to the desires of women everywhere, Anne Devlin, Founder and Designer, has created elegant, sophisticated work and cocktail styles that are neither too short nor too tight, and have sleeves!  The collection is sized 2-16, and is currently sold by special order, and in private showings.

More info at:

https://www.classiquera.com/

https://m.facebook.com/

https://www.instagram.com/classiquera

About Artists For Trauma:

Artists For Trauma is dedicated to enriching the lives of civilian and military trauma survivors through artistic expression and human connection. AFT partners with local to international non-profits, trauma hospitals, businesses, & individuals to best provide creative healing environments at no cost to the trauma survivor.

https://artistsfortrauma.org

https://www.facebook.com/ArtistsforTrauma/

https://twitter.com/Artists4Trauma

https://www.instagram.com/artistsfortrauma/

About Monica Leigh:

Monica Leigh is a newly launched luxury collection. Complete with evening gowns, cocktail dresses, and unique day to evening ensembles. Monica Leigh’s pieces are available as ready to wear order size 2 to 16 or custom order made to measure. Monica harkens upon the dark to light aesthetic, ethereal in nature, rejoicing in natural curves, color, and metallic treatments. Elegant and luxurious, for the discriminating fashion icon.

More about Monica Leigh:

https://monicaleigh.com/pages/our-story

https://twitter.com/MonicaLeighLA

https://www.instagram.com/monicaleighsvx/

Event Hashtags:

#womensfashion

#womensempowerment

#womeninbusiness

#aft #artistsfortrauma #whererecoveryisanart

#classiquera

#timelessluxuryforthemodernwoman

#MonicaLeighSVX

#Luxurylifestyle

#Luxury

#Fashion

MEDIA RSVP: Please RSVP to Joe Williamson at williamsonmgmt@gmail.com

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Classiqu’ Era aligns with non profit Artists For Trauma

Saturday, June 1st, Classiqu’ Era and Artists For Trauma (AFT) align for a Soft Launch and Trunk Show for the Classiqu’ Era Collection!  Anne Devlin, Designer of Classiqu’ Era, has independently invited close colleague, Designer Monica Leigh, to take part in the celebration of launching their collections together. Classiqu’ Era is delighted to announce its alignment with Charitable Foundation Artists For Trauma at a private residence in Century City.

Laura T. Sharpe and Anne Devlin

VIPs expected: Anne Devlin, Founder of Classiqu’ Era, Inc., Monica Leigh Rodriguez, Founder and Creative Director of Monica Leigh, Laura T. Sharpe, President and Founder of Artists for Trauma and Christina Noonan, Artists For Trauma Board Member and Entrepreneur.

Press check-in is 11:45am, the event hours are from 1:00 to 4:00 pm with models showcasing the new unveiling of the collections from 12:30 to 3:30pm. Valet parking will be available for guests. The attire for the event is daytime cocktail.

About Classiqu’ Era:

Classiqu Era is a new dress company, dedicated to providing luxury, high quality dresses and gowns for executive and social women.  In answer to the desires of women everywhere, Anne Devlin, Founder and Designer, has created elegant, sophisticated work and cocktail styles that are neither too short nor too tight, and have sleeves!  The collection is sized 2-16, and is currently sold by special order, and in private showings.

More info at:

https://www.classiquera.com/

https://www.facebook.com/classiquera/

https://www.instagram.com/classiquera

About Artists For Trauma:

Artists For Trauma is dedicated to enriching the lives of civilian and military trauma survivors through artistic expression and human connection. AFT partners with local to international non-profits, trauma hospitals, businesses, & individuals to best provide creative healing environments at no cost to the trauma survivor.

https://artistsfortrauma.org

https://www.facebook.com/ArtistsforTrauma/

https://twitter.com/Artists4Trauma

https://www.instagram.com/artistsfortrauma/

About Monica Leigh:

Monica Leigh is a newly launched luxury collection. Complete with evening gowns, cocktail dresses, and unique day to evening ensembles. Monica Leigh’s pieces are available as ready to wear order size 2 to 16 or custom order made to measure. Monica harkens upon the dark to light aesthetic, ethereal in nature, rejoicing in natural curves, color, and metallic treatments. Elegant and luxurious, for the discriminating fashion icon.

More about Monica Leigh:

https://monicaleigh.com/pages/our-story

https://twitter.com/MonicaLeighLA

https://www.instagram.com/monicaleighsvx/

Event Hashtags:

#womensfashion

#womensempowerment

#womeninbusiness

#aft #artistsfortrauma #whererecoveryisanart

#classiquera

#timelessluxuryforthemodernwoman

#MonicaLeighSVX

#Luxurylifestyle

#Luxury

#Fashion

MEDIA RSVP: Please RSVP to Joe Williamson at williamsonmgmt@gmail.com

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Beautiful Disaster and Artists For Trauma collaboration on the “Perfectly imperfect” Campaign

On May 9th, Beautiful Disaster and Artists For Trauma will launch their much anticipated collaboration on the “Perfectly Imperfect” campaign at the bucolic Lucky Dog Ranch in Ventura, California.  Female trauma survivors’ scars will be highlighted by Glitter Artist Alex from Work of Heart to celebrate their beauty. Photography from Wise by Nicole Photography with testimonies interviewed and filmed by Concrete Pictures.


A delicious lunch will be elegantly presented by Command Performance Catering of Moorpark, California. Sponsors for the event are Artists For Trauma, Beautiful Disaster and Lucky Dog Ranch.

This day will be about supporting women who have experienced physical and emotional trauma in their lives for a beautiful day of creativity, connectivity and community.

“Beautiful disaster and Artists for Trauma align their missions to celebrate that we are all perfectly imperfect,” said Laura T. Sharpe, Founder and President of Artists for Trauma and Christina DuVarney, Beautiful Disaster Clothing Owner.

About Beautiful Disaster:

With every fiber of clothing, it is the Beautiful Disaster mission to empower the Beautifully Broken, and Perfectly Imperfect.

More info about Beautiful Disaster: https://www.bdrocks.com/

fb: https://www.facebook.com/BeautifulDisasterClothing

IG: @beautifuldisasterclothing

About Artists for Trauma (AFT):

Artists For Trauma is dedicated to enriching the lives of both civilian and military trauma survivors through artistic expression and human connection.

More info about Artists for Trauma: https://artistsfortrauma.org/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/ArtistsforTrauma/?ref=br_rs

IG: @artistsfortrauma

Event Hashtags:

#art #healing #artishealing #trauma #survivor #recovery #tbi #amputee #spinalcordinjury #adaptive #adaptiveclothing #adaptivefashion
#fashion #fridayfeelgood #tgif #bdrocks #beautifuldisasterclothing #beautifuldisaster #artistsfortrauma #aft #whererecoveryisanart

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Aaron, Laura and Steve Rise to the Challenge and Climb US Bank Tower’s 1000 ft. of stairs

On Friday, September 22nd, Laura Sharpe, Founder of Artists For Trauma (AFT) and Aaron Baker, Co-Founder of C.O.R.E., Center Of Restorative Exercise, and Steve Sarns from NuStep.com, as a part of the Together We Rise Team, will climb the typically closed to
the public, US Bank Tower’s 1000 ft. of stairs, equaling 75 floors at 1,664 steps, averaging 22 steps per floor. Laura and Aaron are both of whom are polytrauma survivors that are climbing for those can’t. This event has an average of 4,000 participants and is a fun Block Party in the streets of LA, complete with games, live bands, food trucks, and a beer garden. ALL the proceeds go to the Ketchum-Downtown YMCA charity.

Laquita Diane, John Behzad, Laura Sharpe, Aaron Baker and his wife Katie. Photo courtesy of Al Ortega/Gettyimages

WHO: VIPs expected at this event such as Laura T. Sharpe, Founder of Artists for Trauma, and Aaron Baker, Founder of C.O.R.E., Center Of Restorative Exercise and Steve Sarns from NuStep.com

Steve Sarns of NuStep.com

WHEN: September 22nd, press check-in at 3:15, event 3:30-8pm Please join the Together We Rise team of Laura, Aaron and Steve will climb the stairs

WHERE: US Bank Tower Building 633 West Fifth Street; Los Angeles, California

PARKING: The organizers highly recommend carpooling, lyft or uber or other garages in the area.

ATTIRE: sportswear
RSVP: Please RSVP at info@artistsfortrauma.org

More info about AFT: http://www.artistsfortrauma.org/
More info about CORE: http://www.centerofrestorativeexercise.com/
More info about the US Bank Tower stair climb at www.ymcala.org/stairclimb

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Artists For Trauma models Michael Kors at In Store Fashion Show at Macy’s Topanga

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Artists For Trauma models Michael Kors at In Store Fashion Show at Macy’s Topanga

Sunday, September 17th from 2 pm -4 pm, Artists For Trauma (AFT) in conjunction with the upscale Macy’s Topanga and the noted Michael Kors line will present a fashion show with AFT adaptive models.

AFT Founder and President Laura Sharpe. Photo courtesy of Albert L. Ortega/Gettyimages

“These six chosen models are adored by their community and are not only gorgeous, but physically and mentally strong, having persevered through life challenges that most of us will never know.” – Laura T. Sharpe, Artists For Trauma Founder and CEO.

AFT model and celebrated actor Ford Austin and his wife Emmy award-winning producer Lauree Dash. Photo courtesy of Albert L. Ortega/Gettyimages
AFT model and artist Richard Bell. Photo courtesy of Michael Bezjian/Gettyimages

WHO: Numerous celebrities and VIPs expected at this event such as Laura T. Sharpe, the founder of Artists for Trauma, AFT model and celebrated actor Ford Austin (Live By Night, Bosch), his wife, Emmy award-winning producer Lauree Dash (The Doctors, Access Hollywood), actress and fashion blogger Vida Ghaffari (The Mindy Project, Holy Terror, So Very Vida), noted filmmaker Massimiliano Cerchi (Mayday, The Night Shift), Chanel Ryan (The Late Late Show with James Cordon, Dead Sea) other AFT models such as noted artist Richard Bell, Tobias Forrest, actress Mia Schaikewitz (Push Girls), actress Vanessa Osman and Janelle Hinshaw. Also in attendance are actors James Cavlo (Raising Hope, Carly), Tatyana Figueiredo (Suicide Squad, The Business), Casey Burke (The Middle, 20th Cen- tury Women), Joey Lutheran (The Long Road Home, Modern Family), Kacey Fifield (Game Shakers, React to That), Siaki Si’l (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Austin and Ally), Kiana Lyz Rivera (Major Crimes, The Immigrant), Kendall Monroe, Entertainment attorney Nadia Davari, Founder and CEO of The World Networks Lousine Karibian and Social Media Influencer Ilmar Molder.

 

AFT model and actress Vanessa Osman
AFT model and actress Mia Schaikewitz from Push Girls

WHEN: September 17th,
press check-in 12:30pm

red carpet 1-2pm fashion show 2-4

WHERE: Macy’s Topanga, 21900 Vanowen St, Canoga Park, CA 91304
PARKING: Free parking at Topanga MALL ATTIRE: Upscale Casual

Artists For Trauma, founded by trauma survivor Laura Sharpe in 2011, was inspired by her personal journey to recovery from life altering trauma. Sharpe connected with the world of art as a source of healing from her near-mortal wounds. AFT reveals and shares the blueprint of Sharpe’s astonishing re- covery to help other civilian and military trauma survivors positively reconnect with themselves, their families and their communities.

The AFT organization aims to expedite recovery through artistic expression and human connection, providing a creative portal to help patients process complex emotions, regain confidence and build self- acceptance after suffering a traumatic experience.

More info about Artists For Trauma : http://www.artistsfortrauma.org/

Macy’s, established in 1858, is the Great American Department Store – an iconic retailing brand over 740 stores operating coast-to-coast and online. Macy’s Westfield Topanga Plaza offers a first class se- lection of top fashion brands including Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Clinique, Estee Lauder & Levis. In addition to shoes and clothing, Macy’s has a wide variety of housewares, gifts and furniture.

Macy’s will also have a VIP sale that day from 2-4pm with an extra 30% off on designers that rarely go on sale and 15% off any beauty purchase with your Macy’s card.

More info about Macys Topanga: https://l.macys.com/canoga-park-ca

Michael Kors is a world-renowned, award-winning designer of luxury accessories and ready-to-wear. His namesake company, established in 1981, currently produces a range of products under his signa- ture Michael Kors Collection and MICHAEL Michael Kors labels. These products include accessories, footwear, watches, jewelry, men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, eyewear and a full line of fragrance products.

More info about Michael Kors: https://www.michaelkors.com/

RSVP: Please send talent and press submissions to williamsonmgmt@gmail.com, for the charity’s outreach and marketing/pr committees.

More info about AFT: http://www.artistsfortrauma.org/
More info about Macys Topanga: https://l.macys.com/canoga-park-ca More info about Michael Kors: https://www.michaelkors.com/

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Sur Le Mur’s Premiere Opening of Per Bernal’s Fine Art Photography Studio

Internationally renowned health and fitness photographer Per Bernal’s well attended gallery opening in West Los Angeles was the talk of the town and THE art event of the season bringing some much needed and well deserved attention to the thriving LA art scene.

“Per Bernal is a world class photographer praised for his talents in capturing the strength and excellence of the human body, thus has garnered the nickname; “The Annie Leibovitz of the Fitness World.” This exhibition, aptly titled “Oh Shoot,” was an eclectic evening featuring photography, graffiti, street, and fine art. There were new works featured by Per Bernal and RISK. There was an unveiling of a portrait of action hero Dolph Lundgren, which was an incredible collaboration by Per and Risk. Guests viewed some politically correct art, right in time for the election, including the “Trump Wall,” featured on CNN and BBC, by Plastic Jesus and famous portraits by the late Pop Artist, Steve Kaufman. Additionally, it was truly an honor to be partnering with Artists for Trauma,” said Megan Phillips, the Founder of Sur le Mur. Phillips represents Bernal and other acclaimed artists in addition to offering art advisory and acquisitions, curating, and custom work.


“I have been a photographer for over 30 years and have shot close to 1000 fitness covers, which have been published worldwide. The opening of my US studio this past weekend was a dream come true, for me, and I now feel the freedom to explore my fine art photography, including celebrity portraiture. I find it very inspiring to work with other artists and I want my studio to be an artists’ colony, where creative minds and creative ideas can meet and merge together. Working with Megan Phillips, of Sur Le Mur, has given me tremendous momentum and she has encouraged me to expand my art and to take it to an entirely new level,” said Per Bernal.

Bernal also shot Artist For Trauma (AFT) Ambassadors Aaron Baker, Tamara Mena, and Steve Bogna for this opening exhibition. “I was impressed, overjoyed and proud for the AFT Ambassadors Adaptive Health & Fitness Models, Aaron, Tamara and Steve.  Equally I was grateful to these brave and courageous individuals for trusting AFT and Per Bernal to present and represent them with respect and elegance. Each model exemplifies ‘The Power of the Human Spirit’, an intangible essence that is the key to the quality of life success for all of us.  Per captured  ‘this’ and ‘it’ communicated visually through the photos, their joyful spirit transcending beyond their physical challenges. We are grateful for the extraordinary opportunity to partner with Per Bernal and Megan Phillips of Sur le Mur. This strategic partnership is a perfect example of the signature, empowering adaptive arts & entertainment opportunities Artists for Trauma is proud to provide,” said Laura Sharpe, CEO and Founder of Artists For Trauma.

Attendees viewed photography and artworks by Per Bernal and his renowned peers who are a true Who’s Who’s of the art world such as Kelly Risk Graval, Alexandra Grant, Lincoln Townley, Billy Morrison, Plastic Jesus, HRH Prince Lorenzo de Medici, Steve Kaufman, Geoff Melville, Glenn David, Unfukyourself and Black Brain.

Numerous celebrities, fitness gurus, actors, martial artists, renowned artists and VIPs are expected at this event such as Per Bernal, Megan Phillips, Founder of Sur le Mur, Laura Sharpe, Founder and CEO of Artists For Trauma, actors and martial artists Bianca Van Damme and Hank Garrett (3 Days of the Condor, Car 54, Where are you, GI Joe the Animated Series and Martial Arts and Wrestling Hall of Fame), and actors Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s Game of Death, Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance), Robert Wall (Walker Texas Ranger, Bruce Lee’s Game of Death), Dawna Lee Heising (Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance, Blade Runner), Vida Ghaffari (Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Mindy Project), Diane Franklin (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Better Off Dead), Rico E. Anderson (The Fosters, Grey’s Anatomy),  Jon Mack (Saw VI, Blunt Force Trauma), Anna Easteden (Two and A Half Men, Junkie), Katherine Kampko (Graceland, Trust No One), actor/filmmaker/on-air host Tyrone Tann (Lavanderia, Blooob, Stauros Entertainment), Ed Connors, former owner of the Golds Gym Franchise, Gudrun Giddings, Producer and President Swedish American Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles, Samir Bannout, 1 time Mr. Olympia, Danny Hester, 1 time Classic Physique Mr. Olympia, Eric The Trainer, Hollywood Celebrity, noted artists Kelly Risk Graval, Alexandra Grant, Plastic Jesus, Geoff Melville and HRH Prince Davood Roostaei (Persian Qajar dynasty), renowned artist and founder of Cryptorealism, Dr. Sarah Brindle Ph.D of Inclusivity Clinical Consulting Services (ICCS), Dr. Mary Nasmyth, Co-Chief Medical Officer, CRI and Clinical Chief for Physical Medicine and Rehab at Cedars Sinai Hospital, Entertainment Attorney Nadia Davari and countless other VIPs.

This event is sponsored by Sur le Mur, Per Bernal, Artists For Trauma and Coco Taps by Vincent Zaldivar aka “CocoVinny.” Renowned artist Kelly Risk Graval summed up the evening perfectly by saying it was “good times.” Good times indeed!

More info about Per Bernal: http://www.krop.com/perbernal/#/

More info about Sur le Mur: http://www.surlemur.com/

More info about AFT: http://www.artistsfortrauma.org/

More info about Coco Taps: https://www.cocotaps.com/

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