iPad and iPhone Artists Honor Women Survivors through A Healing Touch

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[prMac.com] Washington, DC - Ocean Ana Rising, Inc. (OAR, Inc.) and mobile digital artist, Mia Robinson, seek to raise awareness about violence and abuse towards women using a unique and cutting-edge art form. "A Healing Touch: Digital Offerings of Peace for Women Survivors" is a mobile digital art exhibition and fundraiser featuring the peaceful offerings of 25 international artists who exclusively draw and paint on iPhones, iPads and Androids. The show opens Friday, August 20th at the L'Eclat de Verre Versailles Gallery in Georgetown, DC with a private opening reception from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

Artist and Curator Mia Robinson ("MRob") is on the pulse of this emerging medium and wants the work of the mobile digital art community to have a global impact. Robinson "want[s] more than anything for women to feel empowered by the images in the show." The exhibition will showcase a select group of international artists who paint, photograph and sketch exclusively on mobile wireless devices (iPhones, iPads, Androids, wireless graphic tablets, etc.)--in most cases with the tips of their fingers.

With the advent of mobile "touch" devices such as the iPhone, the Android, and the iPad, artists of all backgrounds have been exploring the possibilities behind the new "canvas," and in turn, these artists have created a global community. "A Healing Touch: Digital Offerings of Peace for Women Survivors" seeks to expand the community further. Via 25 visual offerings, the exhibition extends the artists' "touch" beyond their devices and into the lives of women survivors. Featured artist, Helene Goldberg states, "I love the notion of survival and rebirth that informs this show. I am a therapist and a survivor. I was especially eager to produce a painting for other survivors."

It is the combined effort of artists and Oar, Inc. to cultivate a stimulating dialogue that will challenge all who attend to reflect and recognize the collective stories and heart-songs of female survivors. Through 25 mobile digital paintings, their story is a triumphant testimonial of healing, by bringing to light a global crisis and finally, addressing and giving a voice to the silent suffering.

"A Healing Touch" Exhibition will run from August 20th through Sept 4th at L'Eclat De Verre Versailles Gallery - 3336 M Street, NW, Georgetown DC. Tickets to the Private Reception are $25. The exhibition also features an outreach workshop on August 21st, "When Left to Your Own Devices" where Mia Robinson will be teaching a group of young teenaged girls how to paint on iPads and iPhones.

The show is produced in collaboration with Silver Starr Art Studios and co-sponsored by L'Eclat de Verre Versailles Gallery (3336 M Street, NW, Georgetown, DC) and Framing Shop, EChic and FlavorInk Catering. Proceeds and donations from the event will go to support Ocean Ana Rising, Inc. and future outreach initiatives.

Ocean Ana Rising, Inc. is an arts education non-profit organization dedicated to the holistic liberation of women through innovative truth-telling methods including theatre, art, performances, multi media, and workshops. Copyright (C) 2010 Ocean Ana Rising, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


Nina A. Mercer
Executive Director, OAR, Inc.

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