As usual, the recipient of the Visionary award curates the evening. The 2020 honoree, selected for its creative contributions, is We Are Hear, the label/publishing/management/production company run by Linda Perry and Kerry Brown.
The pair are working with artist Kii Arens to conceive their vision of Heaven, which Perry and Brown define as “Heaven is rock & roll, a unique rock collaboration of unified voices coming together for the greater good.” Past Visionaries have included John Legend, Stevie Wonder, Shepard Fairey and Perry, who received it as a solo artist.
The Art of Elysium, which was founded in 1997 by Jennifer Howell, is a nonprofit artist organization that fosters the belief that art can be a catalyst for social change. Proceeds from the gala support the organization’s programs and services.
“Heaven 2020, the year of perfect vision, is upon us. It is with such great pleasure that we get to work with one of our past visionaries Linda Perry and We Are Hear,” Howell said in a statement. “What Linda and Kerry Brown have created is truly special and it is the first time that we have gotten artists to collaborate on building Heaven.”
Ashley and Topher Grace, who met at a previous Heaven gala, will be honored with the 2020 Spirit of Elysium award. Past recipients include Amber Heard, David Arquette, Elijah Wood, James Franco, Kirsten Dunst and Eva Mendes.
For more information, go to Art of Elysium.