BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20110319T000000Z DTEND:20110413T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<strong>Opening Reception: Saturday\, March 19\, 6:30 - 10:00 p .m.</strong>\n\nThe U.S. Fund for UNICEF (USF) is raising funds to help ch ildren in Japan impacted by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. This is a n unusual decision\, as Japan is a donor to UNICEF\, not a recipient of it s assistance. However\, due to the unprecedented nature of the epic disast er and its impact on children\, resources are going to be critical in help ing provide for the very unique needs of children. These may include healt h\, development\, and protection and other needs that may have been compro mised or disrupted in the wake of the catastrophe.\n\nGiant Robot is proud to join the effort\, and have asked many of our talented friends to creat e water-themed art to raise funds to support the efforts of UNICEF.&nbsp\; \n\nIn addition to raising money by selling artwork\, Giant Robot will be donating the following to UNICEF:\n\n1. Proceeds from the sale of water bo ttles featuring labels created by artists and signed by celebrities.\n\n2. Fifty percent of proceeds from Giant Robot&rsquo\;s small restaurant\, gr /eats\, on Saturday\, March 19.\n\n3. A percentage of all sales at Giant R obot\, GR2\, and GRSF during the weekend of March 18-20.\n\n4. Raffles for donated merchandise including designer- and artist-signed items\, GR gear \, horseback rides\, and other items.&nbsp\;\n\n5. Cash donations accepted for UNICEF.\n\nContributors include the following:\n\nAndrice Arp &bull\; Gary Baseman&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\;Chris Bettig&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\;Bigfoot &nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\;Jude Buffum&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\;Chris Buzelli&nbsp\;& bull\;&nbsp\;Louise Chen David Choe&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\;Luke Chueh&nbsp\;& bull\;&nbsp\;Jesse Fillingham&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\;Renee French&nbsp\;&bull \;&nbsp\;Ayako Fujitani&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\;Matt Furie&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\ ;Rodney Greenblat&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\;Katherine Guillen&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp \;Joe Hahn&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\;Clement Hanami&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\;David Ho rvath&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\;Mari Inukai&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\;James Jean&nbsp\ ;&bull\;&nbsp\;kozyndan&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\;Jesse LeDoux&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbs p\;Lisa Ling&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\;Barry McGee&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\;Ryan McGi nness&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\;Jeff McMillan&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\;Junko Mizuno&n bsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\;Megan Mullally&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\;Gary Musgrave&nbsp\; &bull\;&nbsp\;Mark Nagata&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\;Saelee Oh&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp \;Bryan Lee O'Malley&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\;Nathan Ota&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\;Mu Pan&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\;Albert Reyes&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\;Jay Ryan&nbsp\;& bull\;&nbsp\;Rob Sato&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\;Ryan Jacob Smith&nbsp\;&bull\;&n bsp\;Deth P. Sun&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\;Jillian Tamaki&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\;Ka tsuya Terada&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\;Edwin Ushiro&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\;Esther P earl Watson&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\;Daniel Wu&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\;Yoskay Yamam oto&nbsp\;&bull\;&nbsp\;Kohei Yamashita\n\nThis event is made possible by the generous help of Intertrend Communications\, the most innovative\, dig itally savvy Asian marketing agency in the country. In addition\, Intertre nd has pledged to match the first $10\,000 raised by proceeds and donation s through Giant Robot.&nbsp\;\n\nGiant Robot was born as a Los Angeles-bas ed magazine about Asian\, Asian-American\, and new hybrid culture in 1994\ , but has evolved into a full-service pop culture provider with shops and galleries in Los Angeles and San Francisco\, as well as an online equivale nt.\n\nThe opening reception featuring many of the artists will take place from 6:30 - 10:00 on Saturday\, March 19. For more information about the fund raiser\, GR2\, or Giant Robot magazine\, please contact:\n\nEric Naka mura Giant Robot Owner/Publisher (310) 479-7311\n\ngr2 .net&nbsp\;\n\n(310) 445-9276\n\n<em>#JPquake2011</em> SUMMARY:Water Works at GR2 - A benefit for UNICEF and child victims of the earthquake in Japan URL:/en/events/2011/03/19/water-works-at-gr2-a-benefit-for-unicef-and-chil/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR