SWITHEART – The Watercolour Artistry & Animal Activism of Loretta Swit
SwitHeart chronicles the artwork of Loretta Swit, a true champion of the animal kingdom – watercolorist, animal activist, and award-winning actress, known worldwide for her iconic starring role on TV’s most honored series, M*A*S*H. More Book Information HERE
Loretta Swit is best known for her role as the sexy and smart military nurse Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan on the TV show M*A*S*H. She is also a painter and a passionate animal rights advocate.
The Limelight was a chain of nightclubs that were owned and operated by Peter Gatien. The Limelight had locations in Hallandale, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, New York City, and London. The club in New York City, situated on the Avenue of the Americas at West 20th Street, was inarguably the most significant and infamous of all the Limelight locations. It opened in November 1983. The site is a former Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion. The church was a Gothic Revival brownstone building which was built in 1844-1845 and designed by architect Richard Upjohn. In the early 1970s. The New York Limelight originally started as a disco and rock club. In the 1990s, it became a prominent place to hear techno, goth, and industrial music.
JUE LAN CLUB – “COME ON! LET’S CREATE THE WORLD WITH OUR CRAZY ENTHUSIASM AND SOUND REASON!” –JUE LAN SOCIETY, CIRCA 1930, SHANGHAI
HISTORY OF THE JUE LAN CLUB – In the early 1930s, the Chinese painter Ni Yide came to Shanghai to organize a group of like-minded artists, sharing a disaffection of conventionality and a devotion to the avant-garde. They declared themselves the Jue Lan Society. A new art scene emerged by creating secret meeting places in 1930’s Paris to trade, create and buy art outside the watch of their homeland in Communist China. It was the Chinese response to the European art movements of Cubism, Surrealism and Dadaism.
The name itself ( 决 澜 社 ) literally means, “determination to create change.” That small group of artists rejected what had come before them; they sought to improve not only themselves but also the world around them through their artwork.It is in that spirit, on the site of the 20th centuries’ most notorious nightspot that we opened the Jue Lan Club at The Limelight Church in New York City. It is a space where we invite you to share in our cuisine, art and our nightly revelry. Welcome to the Jue Lan Club.
SwitHeart Animal Alliance’s mission is to prevent cruelty and end animal suffering by partnering with numerous non-profit organizations and programs.