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Scion’s Installation 4 National Art Tour Raises Over $50 000 For Charity

June 16, 2008
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Los Angeles – June 2008 – Scion’s Installation 4, “It’s A Beautiful World,” concluded its nine city national tour in Los Angeles on June 1 with a live auction of all artwork.  The auction was conducted live at Scion’s Installation LA Space Gallery in Culver City, online and via telephone. Over $50,000 was raised on behalf of Art From Scrap, an organization encouraging creative expression in the arts and promoting a greater understanding of environmental issues. In previous years, the auctions have raised more than $110,000 for charity.
 
The innovative Scion Installation Art Tour launched its fourth installment last July and featured a diverse array of artists from around the world. The theme, “It’s a Beautiful World,” was interpreted by each artist, in one of four mediums— painting, photography, sculpture, and collage. This year’s artists included: Andrew Pommier, Andy Mueller, Angela Boatwright, Blaine Fontana, Blek LeRat, Books llll, Caia Koopman, Chris Yormick, Cody Hudson, Dalek, David Choe, Eye One, Francesco LoCastro, Freddi C, J. Shea, James Jean, Jeff Soto, Joshua Krause, Kelsey Brookes, Kenton Parker, Kofie, Mel Kadel, Michael Sieben, Mike Giant, Rammellzee, RETNA, R. Grimes, Ron English, Sam Flores, Sage Vaughn, Skwerm, Tim McCormick, Travis Millard, and The London Police.
 
Scion Installation 4 visited Philadelphia, Austin, Chicago, New York, Seattle, Boston, and Minneapolis.  Each tour stop kicked off with an opening event for local art aficionados, press, and other urban tastemakers.
 
The tour also stopped in Miami for the prestigious Art Basel event. Six of this year’s artists designed custom balloons, each eight-feet in diameter, which were flown over the grounds of the Raleigh Hotel. Also on display were the custom designed Scion art cars from Dalek, Sage Vaughn, and Ron English.
 
The gallery website is: http://www.scion.com/space. For information on this and previous tours, visit: www.scion.com/installation
 
About Scion:
Scion, from Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., was developed with a new generation of youthful buyers in mind.  Scion’s mission is to provide distinctive products, the opportunity to personalize, and an innovative, consumer-driven process at the retail level. The Scion brand features three ground-breaking models. The xD is an urban subcompact five-door, featuring a muscular stance and accentuated wheel flares.  The xB, an urban utility vehicle, combines remarkable interior space with iconic styling.  And the tC sports coupe surprises the buyer with the convenience of a hatchback and the luxury of a standard all-glass panorama moonroof, complementing the usual wide array of features on all Scions. For more information, visit www.scion.com.
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