Over 200 guests enjoyed the sights and sounds of Africa during the Ubuntu Charity Benefit – an art exhibit, film screening and live auction featuring emerging African artists on March 2 at the historic LA Artcore Gallery & Art Center in downtown Los Angeles.
The exhibit and live auction featured pieces from Los Angeles artist Azul “213” Amaral, local artist/actor Rockmond Dunbar, award winning Zambian artists Mwamba Mulangala, Starry Mwaba, Vincentio Phiri, Lutanda Mwamba, Geoffrey Phiri, veteran artist and curator William Bwalya Miko, and Zambian sculptors The Zeta Brothers and Rikki Lungu.
The special event was organized by Gloria Huwiler and Tulsi Karpio as an effort to promote diversity in the film and art community and a portion of the night’s proceeds were donated to Russell Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Art Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering emerging and underrepresented artists.
Attendees were also treated to live performances from music and dance troupe Balle Fette bu Senegal, a screening of the BAFTA-nominated short film “Mwansa The Great”, a pristine exhibit of African art and a live auction.
Celebrities who came out to support the cause, included actress Meagan Good actress Tatyana Ali, actress Reagan Gomez-Preston, film producer Brett Ratner, actor Quinton Aaron, recording artist Goapele, actress/singer Shvona Lavette, actress Eva Amurri Martino, actress Liz Fuller, author, music and film producer Quincy “QD3” Jones, actress Gloria Huwiler, Kenyan actor Oliver Litondo, producer Richard Harding, Sam Feuer and John Rubey, President AEG Network LIVE.
Photos : Roderick Alan