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A Window Between Worlds (AWBW), in

collaboration with 50 established and emerging Los Angeles artists, presents

Artworks for Healing, an elegant and heartfelt gala on October 26, 2013,

from 7-10 pm, at The Peninsula Beverly Hills.

Artworks for Healing is the signature fundraising event for A Window Between

Worlds’ art programs and socially engaged art projects, which give voice to

survivors of domestic violence. The evening will feature more than 50

exceptional original works created by Los Angeles-based artists including

Yolanda Gonzales, Nina Jun, and Margaret Lazzari, exhibited anonymously for

purchase. For an opportunity to own these specially commissioned and curated

works, and to support AWBW on this heartfelt evening, purchase tickets here:


Each artwork reflects the artist’s response to AWBW’s I CAN WE CAN initiative,

which asks survivors and community members to consider what they CAN do to

end domestic violence and sexual assault. To learn more about this special

evening and view the list of contributing artists, visit us at


Guests will enjoy wine and spirit tastings, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, gift bags

and a unique collection of auction items from Mikimoto, FOX, Disneyland

Resorts, Cirque du Soleil, Staples Center, and many other generous sponsors.

Sponsorship options for Artworks for Healing are still available.

Yolanda Gonzalez was born into a family

whose artistic heritage dates back to 1877.

Her world is one of curiosity, demonstrating

her love of people and their surroundings.

González studied at the Pasadena Art

Center College of Design after winning a

painting competition that awarded her a

scholarship to the prestigious school. This

led her to Self- Help Graphics, an

involvement that lasted for years and

resulted in her being sent to Spain and

Scotland as a representative for exhibitions

in those countries. Over the years, she has

exhibited her works in solo and group exhibitions across the United States,

throughout Europe, and in South Africa. In 1998, she was an artist in residence

in Ginza, Japan followed by a similar stint in Assisi, Italy during 1999. Among

the many museums that have shown her work are the Armand Hammer

Museum, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, the Japanese American National

Museum and the Diego Rivera Museum in México City. Throughout the years

González has taught at Inner City Arts, Para Los Ninos, Plaza de La Raza,

Crenshaw Christian Center, and MOCA.

Nina Jun was born in Seoul and received an MFA

in Sculpture from California State University of

Long Beach in 2001. Her multiple bodies of work

span from sculpture and site-specific

installations, to ceramics and video arts. In

2007, Nina was selected by Southern California

Women’s Caucus for Art as one of fifty women

artists in their survey of arts by women artists for

a 26-year retrospective covering the decades

since the rise of the feminist art movement: she

exhibited her ceramic/video installation at the

Multiple Vantage Points show in Los Angeles.

For her ceramic installation works, she had been twice invited by NCECA

(National Council for Education of Ceramic Arts), for its conventions in Portland,

OR and Kansas City, MO.

This year, Nina Jun produced a multiple-level video installation and exhibited in

collaboration with Barbara T. Smith at Sparc Gallery on a yearlong community

engagement project called “I CAN: Requiem for I CAN’T” for A Window Between

Worlds (AWBW), an organization dedicated to ending domestic violence.

Margaret Lazzari is a Professor

and Associate Dean of Faculty of

the Roski School of Fine Arts at

the University of Southern

California. She is the author of

the Practical Handbook for the

Emerging Artist, as well as the

co-author of Exploring Art: A

Global Thematic Approach. Her

paintings and drawings have

been exhibited throughout the

United States and Italy and are

included in numerous public

collections. She has also had public art commissions from the Los Angeles

Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the City of Pasadena, and the City of

Santa Monica.

A Window Between Worlds is the only national non-profit organization

dedicated to using art to help end domestic violence. Through creative

expression, battered women and children recover a sense of renewal and

power. Their images of hope, survival and strength educate the public and

become “a window between worlds” for survivors taking steps to change their


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