Daily Archives: October 2, 2009

A Benefit for Michigan’s Children at Park West Gallery

The Park West Foundation was formed in 2006 by Albert Scaglione, CEO of Park West Gallery and his wife, Mitsie Scaglione, to provide assistance to children in need of family support. The Foundation also hosts events for many charitable organizations each year, generating significant proceeds for many worthy causes. For more information, please visit www.parkwestfoundation.org
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Nolan Ross, Park West Gallery, Michigan's ChildrenSOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN — A benefit for Michigan’s Children, a state-wide non-profit advocacy group that works towards making Michigan a place where all children have the opportunity to thrive, will be held in Southfield, Michigan at Park West Gallery on Saturday, October 3 from 7pm to 10pm.

The evening will feature an exhibition and sale of works by the legendary cartoonist Nolan Ross as guests enjoy an extravaganza of live entertainment. Park West Foundation’s youth, the Blue Babies, will present a special award to Jack Kresnak, Michigan Children’s CEO, for his life-long championship of children rights.

Park West Foundation’s Blue Babies are also supporting Michigan’s Children by providing a historical Motown landmark tour at 5pm for VIP guests. Limited VIP tickets are available.

The Historical Motown Tour will depart at 5pm from Park West Gallery and travels to the historic Boston-Edison and Virginia Park communities. The tour will be led by youth impersonators of Rosa Parks and Henry Ford, whose former homes are both featured within the tour. Other features of the tour include the former residences of baseball legend, Ty Cobb; Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin; and Berry Gordy Jr., founder and former CEO of Motown Records.

General admittance tickets are $75 and VIP tickets are $100. For reservations or more information regarding the benefit, please call Chuck Calati at 800-330-8674.

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Artist Peter Max Receives Preserve Putnam Award for Charity Work

In his global causes, Peter Max is a passionate environmentalist and defender of human and animal rights. Park West Gallery has enjoyed a relationship with Peter Max since the 1970s, and is the artist’s largest and longest-running dealer in the world. Browse the Park West Gallery - Peter Max Collection >>
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Peter Max, Preserve Putnam Award, Tilley Farm

NY1 Reporter George Whipple (left) interviews Peter Max (center) and his wife Mary (right)

BREWSTER, NY — World-famous pop artist Peter Max and his wife Mary appeared at the Tilly Foster Farm in Brewster, N.Y. to be honored for a life’s work in charity.

“I think this is why we are here. There’s a line that comes out of India, I got that from the swamis, ‘Love all, serve all.’ We’re here to love all and serve all,” said Max. “And the more people we can serve the better.”

His wife Mary Max, a board member of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, advocates animal rights. “Animals are living beings who want to live their lives just as much as we do,” said Mary Max.

Max and his wife toured the collection of rare and endangered early American farm animals at the Tilly Foster Farm Museum, before receiving the preserved Putnam Award for a life of charitable giving.

[Source: www.NY1.com]
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Miami Artist Britto Designs Parking Meters to Help Homeless

POP ARTIST Romero Britto has lent his talent, energy and time to many philanthropic causes. Known for his bright colors, pop images and playful themes, Britto’s artwork reflects his unrestrained and optimistic point of view. Park West Gallery Artist Biographies: Romero Britto >>
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Romero Britto, Homeless Trust, MiamiMIAMI, FLORIDA  – The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust and a renowned South Florida artist have joined forces to introduce an innovative way for residents to help in the fight against homelessness.

Romero Britto has designed parking meters, which will be installed in several areas throughout downtown to collect cash for the cause.

There are plans to make large money collectors that will be placed in malls and the American Airlines Arena as well as Landshark Stadium.

[Source: WSVN.com]
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New Exhibit Demonstrates Japanese Influence on Western Printmaking

UKIYO-E, or “pictures of the floating world”, is a genre of Japanese woodblock prints produced between the 17th and the 20th centuries, featuring motifs of landscapes, tales from history, the theatre, and pleasure quarters. Browse the Park West Gallery Japanese Woodcut Collection >>
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Henri Rivière. Funeral Under the Umbrellas.SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI — The Saint Louis Art Museum presents Japonisme in the Graphic Arts, an exhibition of 10 works on paper demonstrating the impact that Japanese color woodblock prints had on Western printmaking in the late 19th century.

Examples by Hiroshige, Sharaku and Utamaro will show influences on subject matter and composition, such as flattened space, high horizon line and abstract patterning. Japonisme in the Graphic Arts will showcase woodcuts, lithographs and etchings by the French, Dutch and American expatriate artists James McNeill Whistler, Mary Cassatt, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri Rivière and Vincent Van Gogh. The exhibition will display Henri Rivière’s color woodblock print Funeral with Umbrellas, a recent acquisition that vividly exemplifies the assimilation of Japanese aesthetics into French printmaking.

Japonisme is currently on view through December 13, 2009.

For more information, please visit www.slam.org
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Artist Birthdays October 2 – HANS THOMA

HANS THOMA (October 2, 1839 – November 7, 1924)

  • Nationality: German
  • Field: Painting, printmaking
  • Art Movement: Symbolism
  • ARTiFact: In 1899 he moved to Karlsruhe to become director of the Kunsthalle museum, which now houses the largest collection of his work.
  • Artist Quote: “I must distinctly state that I have never felt myself a martyr, but I have had the happiness to go to my work nearly always with a sense of gladness.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): Children’s Dances, 1884.

Hans Thoma. Children's Dances. 1884.

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