4.5 stars

This one-night preview featured artists

participating in the annual Art for Beds event to benefit Gennesaret

Free Clinics – the culmination event will take place on May 1st

at the Murat Arabian Room with silent and live auctions. The

sneak-peek featured a mix of iconic and local emerging artists –

giants such as Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Marcel Mouly and Russell

Young shared pristine gallery space with the likes of Phil O’Malley,

Jason Myers, and Walter Knabe.

Russell Young’s larger than life

prints of Marilyn Monroe are opulent and seductive – diamond

dust adorns these monochromatic prints, creating layers of light and

abstraction. Jason Myers’ “Myself #16” hangs just

feet from Young’s Marilyn, but is the opposite of glamorous.

Dark and unassuming, Myers’ self-portrait hangs in balance

between the physical and mental realms. Phil O’Malley’s

“When Viewed from the Same Place” is an exercise in

opposites – muted colors ebb and flow, while bold, primary

colors slash violently, then pool stagnantly across a stark white


These works and more are available for

a good cause – the Art for Beds event benefits Gennesaret,

which provides free health care services to the homeless and working


639-5645; www.artforbeds.org


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