Artist McKenzie debuts original eco painting for The Penitent Man Film Premiere to benefit EMA

Los Angeles, CA (May 19, 2010) –  Renowned Fine Artist McKenzie has created an original eco painting for the movie, “The Penitent Man”, starring Lance Henriksen, to benefit the Environmental Media Association (EMA).  The original canvas art piece, valued at $17,500.00, will be auctioned at the red carpet event. The silent auction will also feature limited edition platinum prints signed by the director, producer, cast, and artist McKenzie.  All proceeds will be donated to EMA.

Artist McKenzie original painting for the film, The Penitent Man, starring Lance Henriksen.

The Environmentally friendly apparel company, Dirt-LA, will also auction online, a limited edition commemorative scarf, designed by Artist McKenzie and inspired by the movie poster through eBay.  A portion of the proceeds will go directly to EMA.

“The Penitent Man” movie premiere will take place on Wednesday, May 26th at 8:00pm at the W Hotel Hollywood, located at 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. This exclusive red carpet event hopes to raise funds and awareness to support the Environmental Media Association in educating the general public about environmental issues.

About the Artist: Mixed Media Painter, McKenzie, has used her award-winning art to raise funds and awareness for causes close to her heart for over 20 years. She has created, Inku Art, which utilizes state-of-the- art green practices and technologies in the field of art creation and design.

About Dirt-LA: Dirt-LA strives to transform the eco-fashion industry by providing designer collections that infuse complete earth-conscious fabrics, processes and inks with aggressive colors and lines. Using the paintings from eco-artist McKenzie, their new approach to sustainable clothing rebels against the more traditional and mundane products and represents the new direction of earth-friendly clothing. Dirt-LA also contributes their efforts to various local and national charities including the Music Cares Foundation and the Grammy Foundation.

About the Movie: Nicholas Gyeney’s Film, The Penitent Man, starring Lance Henriksen,  tells the story of psychologist Dr. Jason Pyatt, a man devoted to his work – a man torn from his family. With his struggling marriage and mounting bills, Jason is at a crossroads with the life he has chosen and the life he could have. When one of his clients – the mysterious Mr. Darnell – walks into his office and paints him a repentant tale of future economic and moral collapse, Jason’s eyes are forever opened. With the help of his best friend Ovid, he embarks on a personal mission to change the course of his future, and possibly the world, forever.

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Artist McKenzie original painting for the film, The Penitent Man, starring Lance Henriksen.

Artist McKenzie original painting for the Nicholas Gyeney film, The Penitent Man, starring Lance Henriksen. Proceeds to benefit


~ by Alex Martoni on May 23, 2010.

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