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LA Art Show 2022 Opening Night Premiere Party Benefiting St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital

Updated: Feb 24



Los Angeles, California, USA. 19th January, 2022. The 27th edition of the LA Art Show opened with a premiere party benefiting St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, a nonprofit hospital organization focused on fighting childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The opening night was hosted by Kaia Gerber, a model and actress, who is most interested in fashion, art, literature, and culture. She enjoys doing charity work and supporting children's charities such as St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Gerber is the daughter of model Cindy Crawford and businessman Rande Gerber.


Model/actress Kaia Gerber, host for the 2022 LA Art Show Opening Night


The LA Art Show 2022 returned to its normal schedule after being postponed last year to July 2021 due to the pandemic. Faced with many of the same health and safety issues, it was decided to move forward as scheduled with the requirement that all attendees show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test as per mandatory health code requirements. While some artists and visitors were unable to travel or attend, there was still a strong turnout of exhibitors and attendees.


LA Art Show 2022 Exhibit Floor Photo Credit: Birdman Photos for LA Art Show


This year's show featured a new DIVERSEartLA exhibition curated by Marisa Caichiolo, with an ecological and environmental perspective. The goal was to examine not only how the environment is represented in art, but how humanity’s place in the world is depicted. The purpose was to open up an dialogue about global climate change and the future we are facing. “One of the most powerful things about art, said Marisa, is that it brings people together, and transforms the way we communicate. The goal of DIVERSEartLA 2022 is to view this sector of art, and to show it through ecological glasses.


DIVERSEartLA Exhibition


Our engagement with museums and institutions this year includes projects with Dox Contemporary in Prague/Czech Center New York and The General Consulate of The Czech Republic in Los Angeles; MUSA Museum of the Arts of the University of Guadalajara and MCA Museum of Environmental Science; MUMBAT Museum of Fine Arts of Tandil & Museum of Nature and Science Antonio Serrano of Entre Rios, Argentina; Museum of Nature of Cantabria, Spain; Skid Row communities; Torrance Art Museum; Raubtier Productions & Unicus, said Marisa."


Executive Vice President of the University of Guadalajara, Mtro. Luis Gustavo Padilla Montes, TV host Joey Zhou, curator of DIVERSEartLA Marisa Caichiolo, artist Moises Vizcarra Schiaffino at the DIVERSEartLA exhibition.


TV host Joey Zhou and founder of the Los Angeles Beverly Arts (LABA), interviewed Marisa Caichiolo, who is also the founder of Building Bridges Art Exchange, about this year's DIVERSEartLA exhibition. He arranged an international exchange by video conference with LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang, who was located at his art studio in Beijing, China. They were able to communicate during the interview and she was able to answer his questions about her new exhibition. Joey gave him a virtual tour of the exhibit by cell phone, so he could enjoy some of the show.


TV host Joey Zhou and curator of DIVERSEartLA Marisa Caichiolo


Jiannan Huang is one of the world's finest artists, specializing in Chinese ink and oil painting. He is ranked third on the 2020 Hurun China Art List and 19th on the Hurun Global List with art sales of $29 million. Huang ranked second on Artron.Net's 2020 Art Auction Market Ranking. Artron.Net is the world’s leading Chinese art website and China’s largest art service platform. Recently two of Huang's paintings were appraised at over one million US dollars; "Inexhaustible" valued at $1,450,000 and "The Flower of Youth" valued at $1,150,000, and his artwork continues to attract high prices in the auction market.


TV host Joey Zhou and curator of DIVERSEartLA Marisa Caichiolo


LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang


Jiannan Huang holds several positions, Director of the Chinese Traditional Culture Promotion Association, Overseas Art Adviser for the "Olympic Cheers" organizing committee for the Beijing Olympics, member of the French National Artists Committee, art consultant for the World Low Carbon Cities Alliance, and France's Jiny City Gold Medal Honorary Citizen. He was awarded the title of "Earl" by the Indonesian Royal Family, and the "Royal Sacred Knight of Constantine" from Italy. In 2020, Huang was invited by the LABA International Art Festival Organizing Committee to participate in the LABA International Art Festival as a Blue-chip artist. Last year, he was awarded an honorary membership into the Royal Society of St. George, California.


The LA Art Show is one of the largest contemporary art shows in the United States, with an array of galleries, artwork, new media, and trendsetting technologies. The show attracts an elite selection of national and international galleries, acclaimed artists, curators, design professionals, art lovers, and discerning collectors. As Los Angeles emerges as a global epicenter for art, the LA Art Show provides visitors with an international art experience featuring painting, sculpture, works on paper, art installations, photography, performance art, design works, video, digital art, and cutting edge new technologies.


TV host Joey Zhou




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