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Six String Masterpieces benefit art auction - Ozzy, Ryden ++

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POSTED BY: leejemail | Fri Mar 30th, 2007 10:01 p.m.

Artists and rock musicians unite for “SIX-STRING MASTERPIECES” benefit auction. Preview to take place at LA LUZ DE JESUS gallery,
May 4 - May 16.

Mark Ryden, Billy Gibbons, Ozzy Ozbourne, Dave Grohl, Sas Christian, Ace Frehley, Ron English and many others to participate.

Opening reception: Friday, May 4, 7 pm.
LA LUZ DE JESUS GALLERY
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
323-666-7667
www.laluzdejesus.com

SIX-STRING MASTERPIECES is a charitable art exhibit in tribute to guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott and to support music education in public schools. The exhibit features over 60 electric guitars; hand-painted, illustrated and sculpted by leading artists, musicians and tattooists. The list of participants reads like a who’s who in the rock and art worlds: Mark Ryden, Alex Grey, Daniel Martin Diaz, Billy Gibbons, James Hetfield, Ace Frehley, Ozzy Osbourne, Tommy Lee, Dave Grohl, Kirk Hammett, David Stoupakis, Marilyn Manson, Jerry Cantrell, Sas Christian, Rob Zombie, Paul Booth and Mark Mothersbaugh to name a few. The exhibit is curated by Curse Mackey; an artist, musician and creative director of the Action Arts Agency. Guitars in the exhibit are the Dean ML model, which Darrell Abbott played throughout his career.

Darrell Abbott was best known as the lead guitarist for Pantera. The multi-platinum, Grammy nominated band dominated the heavy metal world in the 90’s. The musician was shot and killed on December 8, 2004, while performing onstage. He was 38 years old.

SIX-STRING MASTERPIECES was created by Curse Mackey, creative director of the Action Arts Agency, to honor Abbot’s memory. Last year, the guitar exhibit was on tour displayed all over the world including three NAMM shows, SxSW and Ozzfest. Los Angeles will be the last stop for the exhibit. La Luz De Jesus will preview the entire collection from May 4th through May 16th. On May 17, the collection moves to House Of Blues, Sunset Strip.

The guitars will be auctioned off at the SIX-STRING MASTERPIECES event at House of Blues on May 17 followed by an all-star benefit concert with all proceeds from both the auction and the concert earmarked to support the Little Kids Rock, an innovative non-profit music education program that puts music education back into public schools by providing free instruments and lessons to students. Confirmed performers include: Dave Navarro, Scott Ian (Anthrax), Vinnie Paul (Pantera), Aaron Lewis (Staind) and Kerry King (Slayer) with more musicians signing up in the weeks to come.

Bidding will take place at both La Luz De Jesus and online. Those who are unable to attend the auction but would like to participate can view the full catalog online and leave absentee bids beginning April 10 at the official bid site, www.littlekidsrock.org/6string. The Live Auction will be directed by Robert Berman of Santa Monica Auctions. Online Bidding Services are provided by www.LiveAuctioneers.com. Both of these organizations have donated their vital services to this project.

LA LUZ DE JESUS is located in the Soap Plant/WACKO building, in East Hollywood at 4633 Hollywood Blvd, 90027. The gallery hours are Monday - Wednesday: 11 am - 7 pm, Thursday - Saturday 11 am - 9 pm and Sunday 12 - 6 pm.

Tickets for the House of Blues Auction + Concert event go on sale April 4 at HOB.com