Hello my name is Meghan Edwards and I need help.
On new years eve 2012 I accidentally slipped and fell off a railing two stories high to the concrete floor below. I broke my pelvis, sacrum, elbow, and feet. After two weeks in the hospital, I’ve spent the past month slowly, but steadily, recovering.
I am 28 years old and live in Los Angeles California. I am self employed, and don’t have any medical insurance. I run a community events production company that’s main focus is on communal support. I’ve produced hundreds of events including independent film screenings, musical performances, contemporary dance recitals, art shows, etc. The purpose of which is to make current culture accessible in a memorable, inspirational, and creative way, all the while challenging the standard expectations of the communal experience. The accident that has left me in this state took place at my last event on New Years Eve.
I have dedicated my life to connecting people and to supporting artists and creative minds in any and every way I know how. I thankfully have been very blessed in my endeavors and have yet to need help in any major way, until now. Now I’m humbly and gratefully in need of any monetary assistance possible. My hospital bills exceed $250,000. In addition I am completely unable to work for the next 3-4 months, putting me out of commission for a total of 6 months.
I am young and although I am constantly working, I run my company alone, and have many expenses, so unfortunately I don’t have much in the means of savings. After this months rent I am completely out of money. Your contribution will not only help me to eat, keep a roof over my head, and undergo the next few months of intense physical therapy, but it will also help me take on this astronomical debt I now have.
My hopes are to be able to sustain my life and keep the spirit of communal contribution alive, not only within my local community but also within my heart. Any contribution helps. Even if you cant donate please support by sharing this campaign. Already this experience has taught me more about humility and grace then I could have ever learned otherwise, humbling me to my knees and allowing me to see the true value in friendship and community support. Please help me get better so that I may have the ability to share experience of courage that comes from losing it all, only to build it again stronger and with more support. Thank you so much.
Blessings and Love,
Show ends February 16, 2013
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
The Seventh Letter presents #ARTSHARELA
Opening reception: March 1, 2013 | 8 – 10pm
Show runs: March 1 – April 7, 2013
Art Share LA
801 E 4th Place
Los Angeles, CA 90013
A celebration of Street Art curated by Casey Zoltan of Known Gallery, featuring gallery pieces & outdoor billboards from noted Los Angeles artists: Saber, Patrick Martinez, Rime, Victor Reyes, Pose, Sage Vaughn, Willie T, Shepard Fairey, Risk, Push, Revok, Zes, Sever, Augustine Kofie and Vizie.
About Creative Future Issue #04:
After eight months of hard work and lots of great and creative experiences, the fourth issue of The Creative Future Project has finally come together. Since June last year we have been busy creating what we believe is our most profound issue yet, and we are confident enough to say that this issue meets all of our creative principles and conceptual visions. With a willingness to learn we have not only attempted to engage within multidisciplinary parameters and practices of art and design, but also tried to develop our creative and artistic abilities to express and visualize the creative knowledge, ideas and visions from some of todays most inspiring and versatile artists. Striving to embrace the artistic process, approaches and idea development behind this issues unique lineup of artists and designers, we have once again created not only a curation of creative ideas, but also a limited piece of art that comprises an extensive array of artistic areas within the broader field of art and design.
With quality, craftsmanship and artistry in mind, Creative Future Issue #04 seeks to inspire, educate and lift the creative spirits within. Following the artistic philosophy and foundational ideas behind the project, this issue seeks bypass the traditional publishing channels, giving the artists free editorial say, 100% creative control and a platform to express, discuss and share intimate creative ideas. Looking to feed your curiosity and embrace the creation of art from a different, independent and versatile standpoint, Creative Future Issue #04 is truly a historic release. Limited to just 300 copies worldwide, each issue comes hand packaged, signed and numbered by the project founder and creative director, Christian Andersen.
Striving to go beyond the normal interview and magazine feature, we have first and foremost had the great honor and chance to sit down, speak and collaborate with the two cover artists and main-features of this issue; Los Angeles-based artist and designer, Steven Harrington, and entrepreneur, influencer and innovator, Jeff Staple. Discussing essential ideas and phenomenon’s within todays creative industries, we talk to both Steven Harrington and Jeff Staple about the artistic processes behind their unique body of work, the concept of limited availability, what kind of mentality it takes to become an entrepreneur and lastly how you obtain your highest level of productivity when working in a creative field. Furthermore we have also had the honor of speaking and sharing creative ideas with the Gent-based design studio and art publisher, Case Studyo and Toykyo, internationally acclaimed street and graffiti artist, Above, New York-based skateboarding photographer, Jeb Allred, and lastly sculptor, designer and artist, Luis Gispert.
Art zine: New York Skateboarding by Jeb Allred:
Aimed at documenting and placing a needed spotlight on the culture of skateboarding in New York City, we’ve put together an exclusive photo essay in collaboration with New York-based photographer Jeb Allred, highlighting the art of skateboarding in New York City. Striving to visualize the atmosphere and ambiance of this unique subculture, this zine contains nine carefully selected photographs by Jeb Allred, all shot on 50mm black and white film. The zine is numbered from 1 to 300, and will be attached exclusively with each copy of Creative Future Issue #04.
• Jeff Staple
• Steven Harrington
• Case Studyo/Toykyo
• Luis Gispert
• Jeb Allred
Find out more at: StevenHarrington.com