David Fairrington is presenting a preview exhibition of THE RED KIMONO II PROJECT on Friday, December 7 at the DESERT ART CENTER, Palm Springs, 6 PM – 8 PM.

Recently, David painted a portrait series called The Red Kimono I Project, where each subject was draped in a vintage Japanese kimono. So successful, David will continue with The Red Kimono II Project, which will encompass people of note in Palm Springs. This series is aimed at, and benefits, the LGBTQ community of the desert. The idea of an LGBTQ fundraiser, The Red Kimono II Project, was inspired by a conversation about the success of the Red Dress/Dress Red Fundraiser party, and evolved from there.

The concept grew from the fact that wearing the red kimono allows each person to make a statement about how he/she wants to be seen. The red kimono represents how we are all cloaked in the same cloth of humanity.

For the December 7 preview, the first public phase of The Red Kimono II Project, David has completed six portraits and hopes to have an additional five ready for the exhibit. 

The purpose of the exhibition is to generate interest in and growing the exhibition into a fundraiser for 501 (c) 3 organizations in the Valley with Mission Statements specific to the needs of the LGBTQ community.