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C and G News: New Habitat Home Dedicated in Madison Heights

Nonprofit continues to offer a ‘hand up, not a handout’

C&G NEWS — At the dedication ceremony for his new home Aug. 20, Michael Munger was grinning ear to ear, hugging one person after another and basking in the glow of adoring supporters who had spent many hours this summer helping him overhaul a foreclosed house in the neighborhood east of John R and south of 12 Mile.

Now Munger, 48, single with no kids, will have a place to call his own, not far from where he grew up in the 12 Mile and Dequindre area.

“It’s been an incredible experience,” Munger told the crowd gathered on the side of his new home on the 2000 block of Osmun. “Everybody did an excellent job — the quality of work, the time that they spent, ya know, just away from their families and their friends and everything, just to help me achieve a dream.”

From left: Artist Tim Yanke, home recipient Michael Munger, CEO and executive director of HFHOC Tim Ruggles

From left: Artist Tim Yanke, home recipient Michael Munger, CEO and executive director of HFHOC Tim Ruggles

The project was done through Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County (HFHOC), the first of three such projects in Madison Heights this year. Including the Munger home, HFHOC has already built or rehabbed seven homes in Madison Heights since 2010. County-wide, the group has 10 builds or rehabs planned this year.

Local artist Tim Yanke, of Park West Gallery, presented one of his “Yankee Doodles,” the third he’s donated to a Habitat dedication. The painting of an American flag featured the words of the National Anthem, and a rainbow-hued border celebrating the diversity of the United States. There was also a tree planted in the backyard — a new touch for a Habitat dedication. Read More →

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Park West Gallery Supports American Education Week

American Education Week (November 13-19, 2011) celebrates public education and honors individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. Through art donations and sponsored artist lectures, Park West Gallery maintains a commitment to enhancing the quality of education in our schools.

International Artist Dominic Pangborn Visits SPF Middle Schools

Dominic Pangborn, Park West GalleryMindy Scarlett (left), editor of the soon-to-be-launched Scotch Plains/Fanwood Edition of TheAlternativePress.com; Artist Dominic Pangborn; Phyllis Mirabella, vice president of the Education Enrichment Foundation of SPF and Al Mirabella, Freeholder for Union County. Credit: SPF News

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD NEWS – On Monday, Nov. 14, internationally renowned Michigan based Artist Dominic Pangborn visited both Park and Terrill Middle Schools in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District. Pangborn was visiting courtesy of Park West CARES, the philanthropic arm of Park West Gallery, the largest art dealer in the world.

In addition to making one of their premier artists available to speak to SPF Middle School students, Park West Gallery is also making a generous donation of 20 works of art to the Education Enrichment Foundation of SPF. Those works of art will ultimately benefit SPF students district-wide.

While most students were expecting a boring lecture on the finer points of modern art, they were pleasantly surprised by Pangborn’s amusing and unassuming presentation…

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Exclusive artwork by Dominic Pangborn is available for purchase through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions at sea. Visit the Park West Gallery Pangborn Fine Art Collection →

Park West Gallery is committed to art enrichment and community outreach, having donated thousands of new items of clothing, works of art and books to charitable and educational organizations nationwide. To nominate a charitable organization in your community that would benefit from the Park West Gallery CARES philanthropic initiative, please send your submission to pwgcares@parkwestgallery.com.

Texas Students Inspired by Park West Gallery Artist Lecture

Marko Mavrovich, Park West GalleryLast July, Park West Gallery launched our Park West Gallery CARES initiative to give back to communities across the country. Over the last year, we’ve made donations to over a dozen schools, public art programs, shelters and other not-for-profit organizations, exposing communities nationwide to fine art.

One recent donation of 20 works of art was made to the public school system in Plano, Texas.

Park West Gallery artist Marko Mavrovich was on hand to speak to a group of 60 art students participating in Plano’s summer school program.

“I appreciate Marko taking the time to share his incredible talent with our students, and I also would like to express my gratitude for the art donation,” said Kathee Ross, art teacher. “I loved it! But more importantly, the students loved it. I heard them talking about how ‘cool it was to see a famous artist paint’ in the hallways. Thank you so much, Park West!”

Park West Gallery CARES initially limited its outreach to organizations in the Detroit, MI and Miami, FL areas where Park West Gallery has physical locations. However, due to its overwhelming popularity, Park West Gallery has extended the initiative to communities throughout the United States.

If you know of a charitable organization in your community that would benefit from Park West Gallery CARES, please send your suggestions to pwgcares@parkwestgallery.com.

(Photo above: Artist Marko Mavrovich does a live painting demonstration for the Plano students.)

Park West Gallery CARES Continues Partnership with Douglas High

park west gallery cares, douglas high schoolDouglas High School art teacher Debbie Cusack and her students pose with various Thomas Kinkade artworks donated to the school by Park West Gallery CARES.

Park West Gallery donates additional works to support the school’s arts in education programming

WINSTON, OR – Like most of America, Winston, Oregon has been hit hard by the downturns in the economy.  However, unlike many other schools, Winston’s Douglas High School has been able to maintain a thriving arts program for its students.  Impressed with the school’s dedication to arts in education even in bad economic times, Park West Gallery donated five works of art by Thomas Kinkade through its philanthropic Park West Gallery CARES initiative to the high school with hopes of furthering and supporting the school’s art programming. 

This donation follows a previous donation of 20 works by various Park West artists and a lecture by artist Dominic Pangborn in November 2010.  Douglas High School was able to auction works of art by Thomas Kinkade from the previous donation and use the proceeds to purchase art supplies and materials including: shelving, drying racks and containers for art storage and an opaque projector.

“Thank you for these gifts for our art program!  I am in awe and speechless with Park West Gallery’s generosity.  Just the idea of someone remembering our struggling little school is an amazing concept for the students and me.  We are extremely thankful and appreciative of these donations.  It feels so good to check—rather than cross—much needed supplies off my list, and we are only able to do so because of Park West Gallery,” declared Debbie Cusack, Douglas High School’s art teacher. 

“We are committed to keeping the arts alive in our schools,” said Stoney Goldstein, executive vice president of Park West Gallery.  “We realize that budgets are being crunched and funding for the arts is drying up, and we’re simply stepping up to the plate to do our part.  Park West Gallery is very impressed and inspired by Winston and by Douglas High School’s dedication to keeping arts in education for their students.  The arts allow our children to be creative, which in turn helps develop critical and forward thinking skills.  Kids feel a sense of pride and ownership of the artwork they create and develop the ability to think outside of the box.  We recognize that the arts provide a foundation for innovation.”

Launched in July 2010, Park West Gallery CARES initially limited its outreach to organizations in the Detroit, MI and Miami, FL areas where Park West Gallery has physical locations.  However, due to its monumental success, Park West Gallery has decided to extend the initiative to communities throughout the United States.  Douglas High School is one of many organizations that have received similar donations and artist talks provided by Park West Gallery CARES.  Other recipients include the Lake Geneva Public Library in Lake Geneva, WI, the Youth Arts Corp. in St. Petersburg, FL, the City of Clayton’s public art program in Clayton, MO, St. Mary’s Interparochial School in Philadelphia, PA, The International School in Bellevue, WA, Goethe School in Chicago, IL and the Woodbridge Public Library in Iselin, NJ.

If you know of a charitable organization in your community that would benefit from Park West Gallery CARES, please send your suggestions to pwgcares@parkwestgallery.com.
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Park West Gallery Welcomes Thirkell Elementary Students

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park west gallery, tim yanke, thirkell elementary, beyond basicsPark West Gallery recently welcomed the fifth grade class from Thirkell Elementary in Detroit and volunteers from Beyond Basics for a day filled with fine art, fun and surprises.

Michigan-based Park West artist Tim Yanke graciously volunteered to spend the day at the gallery, painting with students and inspiring them with his unique artwork.

The day’s art enrichment activities included a tour of Park West Gallery provided by Director Morris Shapiro, drawing and creative writing sessions in the galleries, and a hands-on painting experience with Tim Yanke.

Students and volunteers were also treated to a pizza lunch and provided with take-home goodies. Additionally, Park West Gallery donated various art supplies to the school.

Everyone was surprised and elated as the field trip ended with Tim Yanke generously donating the finished work of art to Thirkell Elementary. The fifth graders are looking forward to the masterpiece they helped to create being permanently displayed in their school.
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Park West Gallery is committed to community outreach, having donated thousands of new items of clothing, works of art and books to charitable and educational organizations nationwide. To nominate a charitable organization in your community that would benefit from Park West Gallery CARES, please send your submission to pwgcares@parkwestgallery.com.

Park West Gallery CARES Brings Art Enrichment to Chicago Students

Goethe Elementary School welcomes 20 donated works, artist to inspire students, invigorate improvement projects

CHICAGO, IL – While it is said that art imitates life, parents and teachers at Goethe Elementary School in Logan Square hope it also inspires learning. The school is the recipient of 20 works with an approximate retail value of $20,000, donated by Park West Gallery, which was on display when artist Dominic Pangborn visited students on Monday, April 11, 2011.

Dominic Pangborn, Park West Gallery, Geothe ElementaryPark West Gallery artist Dominic Pangborn speaks to students at Goethe Elementary.

Korean-born Pangborn immigrated to the United States as a child, where he developed his mostly self-taught artistic skills. The successful working artist and businessman shared his inspirational story with sixth, seventh and eighth grade students during his visit to the school.   

“We are delighted to welcome Mr. Pangborn, and to receive these works of art from an array of talented artists like him,” says Barbara Kargas, principal, Goethe Elementary School. “We hope that these gifts help nurture our students’ own artistic development, and encourage their academic achievement. We also hope that this donation serves as an invitation to other artists and community members to get involved with their local schools. We all benefit so much when schools and communities work together.” 

The donation and artist talk are the result of a partnership between neighborhood group Friends of Goethe School (FOGS) and Park West CARES, Park West Gallery’s national outreach initiative. Launched in July 2010, the program provides art work donations to community organizations across the United States.

Beyond Monday, Goethe and FOGS hope that the donation spurs other partnerships with creative individuals and groups. FOGS is developing children’s programming for the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival and is working with artists to take part in beautification projects on the campus during its annual block party, both happening in late July. The group also featured local comedians and musicians at its recent fundraiser, which brought in more than $6,000 to help spruce up the school’s playground and outdoor field. 

“We serve clients all across the country, including Chicago, and we are privileged to assist their communities through activities like these,” says Stoney Goldstein, Executive Vice President of Park West Gallery and Chicago resident. “Goethe is a wonderful example of how collaboration between schools, parents and the community breeds student success, and we hope that our contribution helps the school build on that success.” 

About Goethe Elementary School/Friends of Goethe School
Goethe Elementary School is a high-performing, multicultural preK-8th grade neighborhood public school located in the Logan Square community of Chicago. Supporting the school’s programs, Friends of Goethe School is a group of parents, friends, and neighbors working together to make Goethe an even better school. FOGS sponsors programs and raises funds to help provide educational enrichment programs and much-needed building and ground improvements to the school. Learn more at http://friendsofgoetheschool.org
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» Learn more about the artist at  www.parkwestgallery-pangborn.com

Park West Gallery Inspires Seattle Students with Celebrity Artist Noah

Park West Gallery provides art enrichment, donation to the International School

Seattle, WA – Park West Gallery furthered its national outreach initiative, Park West Gallery CARES, by donating 20 works by various artists to the International School in Bellevue, Washington on February 28, 2011. Additionally, Park West artist Noah gave an inspirational lecture to art students at the International School. 

Noah, International School, Seattle, Park West GalleryPark West Gallery artist Noah speaks to students at International School in Bellevue, WA.

The International School is a nationally recognized public charter school, ranking among the top ten schools in the United States. It serves middle and high school students in the Bellevue School District in Bellevue, WA. 

“We run a rigorous program in which students study seven years of seven subjects,” said the International School’s Nationally Board Certified Art and French teacher Enid Smith Becker. “Because of this, students have a rich experience in the arts, learning technique and developing a personal voice as they explore photography, drawing, painting, design, ceramics, glass and more. We greatly appreciate Noah’s talk as well as the beautiful artwork from Park West Gallery!”

The artist known simply as Noah is recognized globally for his amazing talent. His roster of clients includes name brands like Levi Strauss, Lexus, Toyota, CBS Television, Fox TV and The Walt Disney Company™, and numerous celebrity clients such as Craig T. Nelson, Val Kilmer, Barbra Streisand, Tom Cruise and Ted Danson. Noah gained global recognition for his work on The Learning Channel’s Rides, Universal Pictures’ 2 Fast 2 Furious, and MTV shows Meet the Barkers and Rob and Big. In 2006, Noah became the official painter for Arturo Fuente Cigars and has also teamed up with famous motor cross rider Carey Hart, of A&E’s Inked. Exclusive fine art by Noah is available through Park West Gallery and its international cruise art auctions.

“By providing seven years of arts for its students, the International School is leading the way in arts education. Through this donation and Noah’s art lecture, Park West Gallery hopes to assist this school in furthering its outstanding mission,” said Albert Scaglione, founder and CEO of Park West Gallery. “While our physical locations are in Michigan and Florida, we serve clients all across the country. We are privileged to assist these communities, like Seattle, along with our own.”

Launched in July, Park West Gallery CARES initially limited its outreach to organizations in the Detroit, MI and Miami, FL areas where Park West Gallery has physical locations. However, due to overwhelming positive feedback and subsequent requests, Park West Gallery has decided to extend the initiative to communities throughout the United States. The International School is one of many organizations that have received similar donations and artist talks provided by Park West Gallery CARES. Other recipients include the Lake Geneva Public Library in Lake Geneva, WI, the Youth Arts Corp. in St. Petersburg, FL, the City of Clayton’s public art program in Clayton, MO, and St. Mary’s Interparochial School in Philadelphia, PA.

To nominate a charitable organization in your community that would benefit from Park West Gallery CARES, please send your submission to marketing@parkwestgallery.com

Park West Gallery’s Philanthropic Initiatives Reach Local Community in Missouri

park west gallery cares, clayton, missouriPark West Gallery CARES program donates twenty works of fine art to the City of Clayton

CLAYTON, MO — Clayton’s Parks and Recreation Department received word that Park West Gallery of Southfield, Michigan would donate twenty works by artists represented by the gallery to the City of Clayton. The donation was made through Park West Gallery CARES, an initiative designed to donate artwork to schools, communities and other non-profit organizations.

Park West Gallery has held art auctions in Clayton in the past and held one at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton this past weekend. The City received the works, worth approximately $20,000, over the weekend.

The City is authorized to use the works as it sees fit. Some may be displayed in City facilities. Works not designated for display will be given to the Clayton Century Foundation for fundraising.

The Clayton Century Foundation (CCF) is a public-private partnership that serves as an umbrella nonprofit community organization. The CCF was established to privately finance long-term capital projects and to develop projects in preparation for the 100th anniversary celebration of the City of Clayton in 2013.

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If your charitable organization is interested in hosting an event at Park West Gallery or you would like to suggest a nonprofit that would benefit from a Park West Gallery CARES donation, please email marketing@parkwestgallery.com.

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