Jesus 3.0 is the next coming of WeHo Jesus (AKA Hollywood Jesus, Rainbow Jesus).
Their Holiness, Jesus 3.0 is a performance art resurrection from West Hollywood artist, K Ryan Henisey, inspired by the original presence of neighborhood performer Kevin Lee Light (details below). Jesus 3.0 is a secular, pop art reading of the Christ symbol, focusing on messages of contemporary advocacy through fun, kindness, and community.
Jesus 3.0 returns to Los Angeles with a month-long showing at TAG Gallery. The display includes costuming and art from artist K Ryan Henisey and friends as well as photographs from friends of the artist, including Miss Brightside, Joseph Moreno, and others. Jesus returns April 13-May 7.
Inspired by the local, West Hollywood community, Jesus 3.0 shares Seven Pillars of Community during his neighborhood wanderings. These pillars mirror the Core Values of the City of West Hollywood. Jesus 3.0 is a semi-collaborative art project, working closely with LGBTQIA+ and WeHo resident costumers, photographers, and artisans. The views expressed by Jesus 3.0 are not reflective of the views of the City of West Hollywood, any of the participating collaborative artists, or other organizations used in advocacy messaging. Jesus 3.0 is a pop art performance.
Photos of and with the Lord of Rainbows are encouraged.
Embellished by the artist, Rainbow Jesus is a celebration of West Hollywood and the LGBTQIA+ community.
Hand-printed by the artist, Piña Colada Jesus is the harbinger of summer, reminding us all to "stay fresh."
Designed by Katie Bright using vintage fabrics and buttons from K Ryan Henisey's great grandmother, La Bamba Jesus is a delight of Southwest traditions.
Designed and hand-painted by the artist, Black Lives Matter Jesus speaks to the names of unarmed black and brown persons killed by police in the United States.
Inspired by the Los Angeles skyline and Sunset Boulevard, this robe is hand painted by the artist.
This retro-themed Jesus was a collaborative design with artist Chuck Hohng. Stay fresh.
Jesus carries the storms in their pocket in this thunder-themed robe. A lighted marquee proclaims the Majesty of Rainbows in brightly colored LEDs.
Love is. Love wins. Need we say more?
Within each of us is a passion and love for life. Ignite your fire with rainbows of joy and love.
Designed by Miss Brightside, Mad World Jesus highlights Mental Health Awareness, encouraging love and acceptance for all peoples.
Your voice matters. The Rainbow majesty, inspired by WeHo City's Core Value, Responsiveness to the Public, reminds all members of the community to share their voice.
West Hollywood is the Creative City and there are many ways to be inspired. Get creative with Jesus 3.0. Walk our boulevards. Visit the local library. View our public art. Embrace our nightlight. Meet our residents.
Inspired by the city's core value, Idealism, Creativity and Innovation. More about WeHo.
Hands, hearts, and human connections are at the center of Jesus 3.0's message. Be a part of the community by joining local organizations, exploring the parks, and meeting your neighbors. Inspired the the city's Quality of Residential Life core value.
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Everything in moderation—even moderation! Engage with all the fun of West Hollywood, exploring all aspects of the Creative City. Join us in our parks during the day and celebrate life with us throughout the night. Inspired by West Hollywood's Core Value, Promote Economic Development.
One of the greatest threats to contemporary public safety across our nations is founded in the historic racism of our past. Inspired by the city's core value of Public Safety, Jesus 3.0 joins millions around the world in declaring Black Lives Matter.
Inspired by West Hollywood's Core Value, Responsibility to the Environment, Jesus 3.0 shares simple messages of conservation that all members of the community can achieve.
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Kevin Lee Light (Kevin Short) wandered West Hollywood and the surrounding areas dressed as Rainbow Jesus. Kevin died in December 2017 at the age of 57. An actor and all-around wonderful person, Kevin is remembered for playing Jesus in music videos, and for film and television. As WeHo Jesus, Kevin inspired many with the iconic persona.
Image Credit: Kevin McShane (Flickr; Creative Commons)
With 20 years of experience as an artist and designer, Miss Brightside has received international press and is highly regarded within the creative field.
Miss Brightside is recently an artist in residence at the award-winning La Peer Hotel and worked as a designer for major labels including The United Colors of Benetton and Akira Isogawa.