We love lounging by the pool on stylish towels, and are particularly excited when style and philanthropy intersect! grantLOVE x Devon Tsuno beach towels are a new collaboration between two Los Angeles artists: Alexandra Grant and her grantLOVE project to benefit artists and arts non-profits, and Devon Tsuno. Both Grant and Tsuno as artists and teachers are dedicated to supporting arts education, with 100% of the profits from the sale of the towels going to support two organizations: Big City Forum and HOLA (Heart of Los Angeles).
The towel designs are based on Tsuno’s graphic and colorful designs of water, with the grantLOVE symbol in the center. The grantLOVE x Devon Tsuno towels come in blue and pink, are sized 60″ x 35″ and made of velour Turkish combed cotton with artwork printed in the United States. The towels may be purchased at grantlove.com.
Devon Tsuno is a Los Angeles-native. His recent abstract paintings and print installations focus on the LA watershed and native vs. non-native vegetation. Tsuno was awarded a 2014 CCF Emerging Artist Fellowship for Visual Art and has exhibited projects at the Hammer Museum Venice Beach Biennial, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (IMOCA), and Roppongi 605 in Tokyo. www.devontsuno.com
Alexandra Grant is a Los Angeles-based artist who uses language, literature and exchanges with writers as the basis for her work in painting, drawing and sculpture. Grant’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LAMCA), among other museums and galleries. www.alexandragrant.com
HOLA (Heart of Los Angeles)
HOLA provides underserved youth with exceptional programs in academics, arts and athletics within a nurturing environment, empowering them to develop their potential, pursue their education and strengthen their communities.
HOLA’s Visual Arts Program encourages youth to channel their energy and emotion into creative endeavors in the visual arts, developing their powers of self-expression, instilling self-confidence, and fueling their interest in learning. www.heartofla.org/arts/visual-arts
Big City Forum
Founded in 2009, Big City Forum is an interdisciplinary, conversation-based curatorial research project that explores the intersections between design-based creative disciplines and public space, the built environment, and social change.
Big City Forum’s programs range from small conversational gatherings to collaborations with larger scale institutions such as the Skirball Center, The Santa Monica Museum of Art, The Armory Center for the Arts, Otis College of Art and Design, and Art Center College of Design. Big City Forum’s mission is two-fold: to create ongoing programming with cultural institutions that redefine participatory activities and education/community-based opportunities to engage youth and students around place-making and the role of the arts in transforming and re-engaging communities. www.bigcityforum.blogspot.com
Towels available for purchase here!