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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 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