Announced today, Los Angeles-based HelMel Studios, founded by actor, artist, and philanthropist Val Kilmer, and Austin, Texas-based Mosaic Sound Collective announce a strategic partnership, celebrating with multiple events from March 12th through March 20th in Austin, Texas. The two nonprofits are collaborating in a “strategic bond” to offer each other a presence and footing in both cities, with Austin hosting the official kickoff. With the new partnership, HelMel and Mosaic will come together and offer musicians, visual artists, filmmakers and creatives in each city a unique bridge of opportunity and synergy.
Just in time for the kick-off of SXSW 2020 and Festival Season, Kilmer will be in Austin next month beginning with an appearance at the 20th Anniversary of the Texas Film Awards on March 12. From March 12 – 20, the HelMel Studios team will be at Mosaic Sound Collective’s East Austin campus located at 6400 FM 969 Austin, Texas 78724 showcasing Kilmer’s visual art in a pop-up gallery space (by appointment only) and on select days.
Mosaic will also be hosting a Sunday brunch with Val Kilmer at the Alamo Drafthouse at Slaughter Lane on Sunday, March 15 at 1 p.m. Additional details on these events will be announced. Please continue to check back for updates at www.mosaicsoundcollective.com.
On Thursday, March 19, Mosaic Sound Collective and HelMel will join forces with Spaceflight Records to host the inaugural launch of “SkyLab 2020,” a day and night party featuring 26 top Austin artists. The event is open to the public and will take place from 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. at Austin’s historic Scholz Garten, located at 1607 San Jacinto, Austin, Texas 78701.
The event will be hosted by Val Kilmer and special guest Matt Pinfield, former VJ for MTV and host of alternative music show, “120 Minutes.” The oldest live music venue in the state of Texas, 150 year-old Scholz German Biergarten and restaurant will play host to artist that include The Black Angels, And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Golden Dawn Arkestra, Holy Wave, Residual Kid, Think No Think, Kalu and the Electric Joint, Löwin, The Sideshow Tragedy, Croy and the Boys, Buffalo Hunt, Galactic Protector, Ponytrap, The Human Circuit, Como Las Movies and many more.
For Kilmer he has event filled 2020 ahead with the April 21 release of his autobiography “I’m Your Huckleberry,” published by Simon & Schuster, and the June 21 release of “Top Gun: Maverick” from Paramount Pictures. With several film projects incubating and in production, and the subsequent promotional touring, Val makes HelMel Studios a priority, ensuring the growth development of art, music and film programs.
The main goal of the HelMel x Mosaic partnership is being forged to galvanize the arts community. Los Angeles and Austin are currently two of the most creative and competitive cities in which to succeed for artists and long-term planning is needed to build a direct line in supporting them. That said, Mosaic is working with Kilmer to propagate his TwainMania Foundation, using art and education to inspire people of all backgrounds and ages to learn what it means to be an American, through the legacy and lessons of Mark Twain.
As the newly-formed partnership kickstarts their efforts, both Austin and Los Angeles can expect to experience an exciting new cross-curation programming model based on Kilmer and Redman’s love for the arts and staunch belief in the power of collaboration.
For more information please visit: www.mosaicsoundcollective.com.
Source: HelMel, Mosaic Sound Collective