Saturday, June 11, 2011

3 Months Later...

Today, June 11, 2011 marks the three months to the day the deadly earthquake hit Japan. And today we're excited to celebrate NOZOMI! It's time to look past the tragedy and help Japan rebuild. Come out and bring the whole family for a day full of Art, Sweets, Crafts, Entertainement, and much more. Don't forget to bring some cash...we wanna raise a lot of money for those still suffering. Hope to see you all there!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Art, art, and more ART....Sneak Peek

We are really excited for this Saturday, especially after seeing the art and items that are being donated. We are blessed to be working with such awesome individuals that were willing to donated their creativity, talents, and time for NOZOMI. We want the rest of you to feel our excitement. We will have over 30 pieces to auction off, but here is a sample of the items that you will be able to bid on and WIN during the event!

Name: The Sun Always Shines
For my father (Jan. 11, 1940 - May 16, 2011)
Artist: Jason Leung
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 12" x 24"
Description: I think the imagery is self-explanatory, but it's the story behind the story that holds the most meaning for me. My father passed away shortly after I started sketching this piece in May 2011, and I didn't think I'd ever want to finish painting it afterward. But then everyone started supporting me with love and giving me strength. That's when I realized that anything that matters should be about one thing -- being there for others. With compassion. With love. Being there to give strength to friends, family, strangers, entire nations. That's what this painting is about. That's what hope is about.

Name: Untitled
Artist: Sarah Lopez
Medium: Original (Display) Oil on Canvas, Print (Donated) White Carbon/Photo
Size: 36" x 36"

Name: Jets to Japan
Artist: Lynn Azali

We can't thank Mayra from Monkeyhouse Toys enough for helping us out with this Artshow! Not only did she provide us with the many Artists, but she was also kind enough to donate a whole bunch of fun items from her shop to raffle off! It was a great pleasure working with Mayra! Below are a few items to get excited about...

Geisha Pillows

Limited Edition Skateboard Decks
Instructions to bidding on Artwork: We will be selling raffle tickets for $20 during the show. Each art piece will have an envelope in front or beside it. You may bid on any piece you like by simply adding your ticket stub into the envelope of your choice. The more tickets you add, the higher your chances are for winning that piece of art. Most pieces are valued at $100 and over, so you could easily be the winner for only $20. All proceeds made from this auction will be donated to Global Givings Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund

Aside from the Artwork, you also have a the opportunity to get Sweets & Treats, Hearts & Things, and Arts & Crafts for the kids (or adults that are kids at heart). Also, don't forget to bring something to DRUM ON! We will have a Recycled Drum Circle where anyone can participate and jam!

It's going to be a fun day for a great Cause!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

After tsunami, elderly couple rebuilds a 'small life'

This is the headline I saw just before turning off my computer. I was intrigued so decided to click and read. This story touched me and reminded me why the NOZOMI Artshow was created. I couldn't imagine this happening to my city, Long Beach. The elderly couple were one of the lucky ones to survive, yet they are still coping with the aftermath. They are the epitome of HOPE.

Please check out their story...

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Recycled Drum Circle

Pacific Wind Art's very own Resident Artist, Trace Fukuhara is part of Long Beach's Recycled Drum Circle. They will be jamming out during NOZOMI Art Show and we encourage everyone of all ages to participate to create some awesome beats using recycled items.  Trace is also a fan of Hip-Hop culture and suggested having a B-Boy/B-Girl and Pop-n-Lock session. Through music and dance, we can spread messages of Hope!

The video below is a feature of the sounds of the Recycled Drum Circle and our friend Lisa Hernandez from The Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse. Thanks to her, we were able to meet Trace and coordinate this important event. With so many natural disasters affecting our world today, it is important that we live a sustainable lifestyle for our future generations; after all, we only have one Mother Earth.

This video was featured on

Visit Lisa Hernandez...she's a very friendly lady :) She might have something you need for really cheap!

The Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse
320 Elm Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802
Monday thru Saturday 11am-6pm

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Support the Artist!

Happy June Folks! Only 10 more days until NOZOMI Art Show.

If you haven't done so already, check out our Featured Artists for NOZOMI....simply click on the link above or click here. You can check out a few of their work on their websites...just scroll over their names and it will lead you to their link.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Spread the Word...

Thanks to our talented friend and Graphic Designer, Michael Tandiama, we have some awesome fliers to help spread NOZOMI's message. He is also one of our featured artists for this event. Feel free post these up on your blogs, facebook updates, twitter accounts, emails, etc.

You can check out more of Michael's work at

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

2 months later...

Today is May 11, 2011. Exactly 2 months ago, Japan's world unexpectedly changed forever. We must not forget about that horrific day.  Many still deal with the tragedy of losing just about everything from their homes, to their loved ones. But through tragedy comes triumph, and Japan is a resilient nation. There is still Hope.