Updated: Feb 17

Santa Monica, California, USA. 10th February, 2021. TV host Joey Zhou interviewed Princess Karen Cantrell at a meeting and celebration of Lunar New Year at R+D Kitchen restaurant in Santa Monica. They did a video conference with artist Jiannan Huang to wish him Happy Lunar New Year and talked about his latest artwork. Then Joey Zhou interviewed Princess Karen Cantrell and recorded it on a cell phone. They discussed the upcoming Los Angeles Beverly Arts (LABA) art show/exhibition, and Princess Karen Cantrell's activities as the chairperson of the Royal Society of St. George in California, the founder of the United Nations Association in the Coachella Valley, and her role as a Board Member and leader with LABA.

Here are highlights of the interview:

TV Host Joey Zhou Interviews Princess Karen Cantrell

As LABA is a new organization, it is looking to find the best ways to work with artists and promote their artwork in today's world. Transparency was discussed as one of the most important issues to address and create the trust that is needed for building strong relationships. Many artists are active in charities and build value for their artwork through donations and supporting worthy causes. LABA is looking to help artists make new connections, build communities, and find new markets for their artwork.

Updated: Feb 12

Los Angeles, California, USA. 10th February, 2021. The Los Angeles Beverly Arts (LABA) Los Angeles International Art Festival and The Beverly Arts Online Exhibition held an interactive discussion with artist Jiannan Huang in honor of the Chinese Lunar New Year which is celebrated throughout China and other parts of the world on February 11th-17th. António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, gave a special message to China wishing them a Happy Lunar New Year and thanking them for their continuing support of the United Nations.

The eve of Lunar New Year is celebrated on February 11th and marks the beginning of the Spring Festival with activities that mark the end of winter and the beginning of Spring, with fireworks, decorations, performances, and traditions that date back to ancient times. This year is the Year of the Ox, the Chinese Zodiak year that Secretary-General Guterres was born, which he shared in his recorded message.

Princess Karen Cantrell, founder the United Nations Association Coachella Valley Chapter and Chairman of the Royal Society of St. George, and TV host Joey Zhou held a virtual/interactive discussion with artist Jiannan Huang about his newest artwork and an update on his participation with LABA. Here are some of his latest paintings that he shared:

"Galaxy" by Jiannan Huang

"Quantum Ray" by Jiannan Huang

"Dreaming Galaxy" by Jiannan Huang

Princess Karen Cantrell and Joey Zhou toasted to the New Year and looking ahead to a successful year ahead in 2021 for LABA and all the artists.

Beverly Hills, California, USA. 1st February, 2021. TV Host Joey Zhou, founder of Los Angeles Beverly Arts and Sharon Amezcua, Chairman of Los Angeles Beverly Arts, held a press conference at the Beverly Canon Gardens in Beverly Hills, California to give an update on the LABA Art Festival since the event was announced last year. To date, many artists from around the world have registered, and several artists have been selected to have their work shown on The Beverly Arts website. More artists are being nominated, with an announcement of names expected in April 2021.

Artist Jiannan Huang, the featured artist of the LABA Art Festival, was present at the beginning of the press conference by video conference (cell phone) with Joey Zhou handling the call. Jiannan Huang is listed on the 2020 Hurun Global Art List as 19th in the world, and ranked 3rd in China on the 2020 Hurun China Art List, with many paintings selling in the range of $1,000,000 (one million dollars) USD.

Sharon Amezcua talked about LABA as an organization and gave an update on what she sees ahead for coming year. Joey Zhou talked about the LABA Art Festival and gave more details on the festival as it continues to attract more artists, and those involved in the art industry. An awards ceremony is planned for the LABA Art Festival and more information will be available at a later date.

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