SOURCE: JoinTheDot

October 20, 2008 23:57 ET

JoinTheDot™ Day "What's Your Message to the Next President?" Hits the Streets of LA

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 20, 2008) -


JoinTheDot™ "What's Your Message to the Next President?," sponsored by American Airlines, and in collaboration with Rock the Vote and Ken Kragen, the legendary producer of "Hands Across America" and "We are the World."


JoinTheDot™ will be traveling around Los Angeles in conjunction with their "What's Your Message to the Next President?" campaign. The day will be dedicated to giving people the opportunity to voice their message for the next President of the United States, and, at the same time, become part of the Presidential Portraits of Barack Obama and John McCain.

Celebrity artist, David Ilan, will be traveling with JoinTheDot™ to physically put each individual's dot into the works of art. This unique method of art known as pointillism uses millions of tiny hand-drawn dots to create one larger image. Each dot in these portraits represents one person and a message to their favorite candidate. The Smithsonian museum is in discussions with JoinTheDot™ to display the works of art following the election.

Ilan, a renowned portrait artist who has worked with such celebrities as Eric McCormack of "Will and Grace" and the cast of "Seinfeld," will be visiting various locations throughout Los Angeles, including schools, tourist attractions, community centers, health clubs and fire stations, where he will truly give people an enduring voice in this election. JoinTheDot™ is bringing together millions of people to participate in the creation of two contemporary presidential portraits -- one of Barack Obama and the other of John McCain. Each work of art will be an enduring freeze-frame of the hopes, dreams and experiences of the American people.


Tuesday, October 21st, 2008
(Please see the schedule of locations below).

     9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
     LAX Terminal 4, American Airlines Ticket Counter

     12:15 to 2 p.m.
     Garfield High School
     5101 East Sixth Street, Los Angeles 90022
     (the school made famous by the movie "Stand And Deliver")

     3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
     Reach Back L.A.
     1773 East Century Blvd., Los Angeles 90002

     6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
     Fire Station
     1556 South Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles 90035

     7:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.
     24-Hour Fitness
     9911 West. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles 90035

     8:45 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.
     Mann's Grauman's Chinese Theatre
     6925 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles 90028

     11 p.m. to midnight
     Canter's Deli
     419 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles 90036

Promotional Giveaway:

JoinTheDot™ will be giving away Guitar Heroes and V.I.P. trips at specific locations. Please inquire for more details.

Please direct all media inquiries to Cara Morrissey at Ballantines PR.

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