The Main and The City of Santa Clarita proudly present, Heartopia, an exhibition featuring selected works from multimedia artist and activist, Jennifer Korsen. Join us for an evening filled with heart themed art, magical photo booths, cocktails and interactive installation. The evening will also highlight five years of successful community outreach showcasing past collaborations from Korsen’s What’s in Your Heart Project. Heartopia will be held Friday, February 9th 2018 from 7 – 11 pm at The Main, 24266 Main Street. Newhall, CA 91321.
Heartopia will feature Korsen’s world of hearts in new large scale installations, new mixed media work as well as pieces from the artist’s private collection which will be sold in an online auction hosted by Bid27. Attendees will be able to contribute to the evening’s What’s in Your Heart interactive installation and create their own heart to add to the conversation. The evening’s proceeds will go towards What’s in Your Heart Project, a platform created by Korsen to connect community with charitable organizations inspiring creative expression through art. Korsen encourages art as a form of self-care to guide expression and human connection – one heart at a time.
Korsen is a lifelong creative and credits art for giving her life purpose as well as keeping her balanced during times of turmoil and uncertainty. She is known best for her anatomically incorrect heart murals spray painted on walls from Los Angeles to Oakland, Portland to Miami as well as other US cities. She began creating the hearts in 2010, since then they have been seen in galleries around the world, on film and television, published in art books, sold at auction, and in collaborations with top brands like Whole Foods, Toms, and Perrier. She has been featured in Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, Eye on LA, ABC news, LA Weekly, RedBull Curates, LAist and Crave Online in addition to many other media outlets including print, digital and video. Korsen’s past artist residencies include; The Neutra Museum, Imperial Art Studios, The Hive Gallery and Studios and the 6th St. Warehouse. Korsen hopes her work makes people feel connected to places, themselves, and each other in a fun and nostalgic way.