Jacksonville, FL—Local startup gallery GAAM has officially announced the first Games Art And Music Charity Show to take place December 14, 2012, at The Museum at 4160 Boulevard Center Dr, Jacksonville, FL.
Local artists, Edmund Dansart, Logan Zawacki, Derrick Nevado, and Ryan Paul Thompson have collaborated over the past year to create a local event that appreciates and celebrates the video game culture, and bring attention to the SouthEast.
This is a one night only event that has the support of many in the video game industry, including award winning game industry and hollywood composer Penka Kouneva, EA Games, Game designer and author Chris Solarski, and Square Enix (well known for Final Fantasy, Tomb Raider, and Dragon Quest).
The event will feature several art exhibitions, include a charity art auction where 100% of the proceeds will go to Child’s Play, a juried art show for other artists to showcase their work, a real world Super Mario Experiential Exhibit, famous cosplayer Candy Keane, DJ Nes, martial arts demonstrations by Nevado Karate Arts, and more.
GAAM stands for Games Arts And Music, and was formed in 2012 and is an art curation and creation company. They specialize in representing the gaming culture in it’s various forms and creating unique gaming events and experiences.
About Child’s Play
Child’s Play was founded in 2003 by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins of the online comic strip Penny Arcade, which concerns itself with video games and gamer culture. In response to the media’s negative portrayal of gamers, the pair called for the gaming community to donate to Seattle Children’s Hospital during the holiday season.
The response was overwhelming—within weeks, they had a garage packed full of toys, games, and gifts to brighten the holiday of many sick kids. That year, they raised over $250,000; a number that has grown each year; up to nearly $10 million as of 2010. The gaming community comes together to raise millions of dollars, put together hundreds of community fundraisers, and change the lives of countless children.
For more information regarding Child’s Play, please visit the website.