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Lake Forest, CA, United States, 2006/11/26 - Charity-friendly artist and winner of the ARTV Awards for Mixed Media has been named the Official artist for the AmberWatch Foundation. She has created original artwork depicting the American Music Award Nominees Aly & AJ to benefit the cause.
Artist McKenzie has been named the Official Artist of the AmberWatch Foundation. “I am so committed to this organization. I have a child of my own, and as a mother, protecting my child from predators is at the top of my list,” says the artist.
McKenzie (mckenzieartstudio.com) has created an original painting depicting Inspirational Musical Artists, Aly and AJ, to be sold as posters to raise awareness and funds for the foundation. The posters will be released to the public for the first time at the benefit concert in Laguna Beach on December 10. A single gallery wrapped collectible canvas Giclee will also be sold through a silent auction. McKenzie will be in attendance signing the posters and greeting the fans.
“McKenzie has dedicated her life to helping others through her art. She has an amazing talent which she uses to raise awareness and funds for organizations that touch her heart and benefit many. The AmberWatch Foundation is one such organization,” says John Ershek, agent for McKenzie.
McKenzie’s work has been coined “Alluvious Chromatism” or Flowing Intense Colors. Her paintings are know for their luminescent and fluid quality. “McKenzie’s art exudes energy, passion, and a mastery of her craft,” says collector and art critic, James Christianson.
McKenzie’s mixed media artwork is collected around the world and has raised many tens of thousands of dollars for charities such as; The Red Cross, Humane Society, Global Green, and more.
About the AmberWatch Foundation
PHILOSOPHY-When it comes to issues of personal safety, we believe that if the children and parents can see it, hear it and talk about it, they will learn it! For this reason, the AmberWatch Foundation "Be Safe!" Education Program was created to dynamically and proactively educate children and parents on the dangers that exist, and how they can protect themselves from child abductors and molesters.
IMPLEMENTATION-The AmberWatch Foundation "Be Safe!" Education Program is a three-pronged approach to arming children against abductors and molesters. The AmberWatch Foundation (amberwatchfoundation.org) is fulfilling its mission by presenting the "Be Safe!" Curriculum in schools with the help of local law enforcement professionals, distributing the "Be Safe!" Book to ignite conversation between parents and children, and disseminating print, radio and television public service announcements nationwide.
Terry Hatcher, actress and star of Desperate Houswives, has been named the Official National Spokesperson.
The event will be held Sunday, Dec 10, 2006 2:00 PM PST (1:00 PM Doors) at Irvine Bowl – (Home of Pageant of the Masters ) - For more information and tickets see the official AmberWatch Foundation website.
An online art exhibit of McKenzie’s work will run concurrently with the benefit concert at her official website.
About Aly and AJ
Aly & AJ are a Christian pop duo consisting of sisters Alyson Renae "Aly" Michalka and Amanda Joy "AJ" Michalka. They were born in Torrance, California, but spent part of their childhood in Seattle, Washington. They are actresses and singer-songwriters.