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PBS Goes ‘One-on-One’ with Autumn de Forest (Video)

Park West Gallery’s youngest artist, 11-year-old Autumn de Forest, recently discussed her work and ideas on the PBS program “One-on-One.” The show presents compelling, real life stories and features political leaders, CEOs, television personalities, professors, artists and educational innovators who each share their experiences and accomplishments.

Learn more about the artist at http://bio.parkwestgallery.com/artists/Autumn-de-Forest.

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Artist Linda Le Kinff in Her Studio: Experimenting with Abstraction [Video]

Park West Gallery artist Linda Le Kinff  loves to experiment, incorporating a wide range of techniques, mediums and materials into her body of work. While she typically concentrates on the figurative style, her focus has recently shifted to mastering the art of abstraction. In this clip, Le Kinff gives us an exclusive look inside her studio in France and at her process as she creates a unique abstract masterpiece.

Watch more art videos featuring your favorite artists at the Park West Gallery YouTube Channel.

Exclusive artwork by Linda Le Kinff is available through Park West Gallery and our cruise art auctions. Learn more at www.parkwest-lekinff.com.

Scott Jacobs to Run the Motorcycle Cannonball 2012

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Scott Jacobs on his 1927 Harley-Davidson J.NASHVILLE, Tenn. — When widely-celebrated artist Scott Jacobs signed on as the first officially-licensed artist through Harley-Davidson’s “Fine Art Program” worldwide in 1993, he had no idea 19 years later he would be running the Motorcycle Cannonball 2012 Endurance Race on his fully-restored 1926 Harley-Davidson J. He will join over 70 other riders of pre-1930 motorcycles from 22 states and 10 foreign countries in a race that begins in Newburgh, NY on Friday, September 7, 2012 and finishes in San Francisco 17 days later.

“To be a part of this ‘rolling museum’ of classic motorcycles on a trek that started almost a century ago is really amazing,” said Jacobs. “This is a test of the endurance of both machine and human body.”

Jacobs, who starred with his daughter Alexis in the season two premiere of ABC Television’s “Secret Millionaire” in June, attended the Motorcycle Cannonball as a spectator two years ago and was bitten by the bug to race. Antique motorcycle specialist and former Cannonballer Steve Huntzinger restored Jacobs’ 1926 Harley complete with matching helmet, and famed Black Hills Harley-Davidson in Rapid City, South Dakota will sponsor Jacobs’ participation.

Scott’s wife will ride her Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Sportster and carry a GoPro® camera to document the ride, and their two daughters will join the ride on their motorcycles at Stage 7 in Sturgis, SD. Copies of his acclaimed coffee table book “The Art of Scott Jacobs – The Complete Works” will be available at each stop of the race, and proceeds will be donated to charity.

The Motorcycle Cannonball 2012 is a motorcycle endurance run with competition based on precision riding and navigational skills on classic motorcycles. The pre-determined 3950-mile route, which kicks off at the Motorcyclepedia Museum, takes riders through a dozen scenic national parks and forests. Highlights include riding along the coast of Lake Erie, through the plains, the Badlands and the Rockies and finishing on 100 miles of the Pacific Coast Highway across the Golden Gate Bridge and into San Francisco.

The 16 stages range from 93 to 326 miles, and less than 100 miles of the trip will be on interstates. Plans call for four stops at motorcycle museums, including hosted receptions, several hosted lunch stops at Harley-Davidson dealers, and a few city-hosted events. Motorcycles will be on display at each stop, and the public is encouraged to take photos and meet the riders.

For additional information about the race, the route, the riders, its history and more, visit www.motorcyclecannonball.com.

Fine art by Scott Jacobs is available for purchase through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions at sea. Learn more at www.parkwest-jacobs.com.

Watch Artist Dominic Pangborn on ‘Detroit 2020’

Detroit 2020, Dominic Pangborn, Park West Gallery“Detroit 2020,” a weekly program on ABC Channel 7 (WXYZ-TV in Detroit), says it’s committed to addressing the challenges facing the Detroit region. The goal of the show is to unify, inspire change and help make Detroit a better place to live, work and raise families. 

This week, “Detroit 2020” highlighted Park West Gallery artist, Dominic Pangborn, whose studio is located in downtown Detroit. Pangborn said that with all of his success, he is committed to Detroit, explaining, “I specifically chose Detroit because I really firmly believe that businesses should be in the city. So I moved into the city of Detroit.”

Fine art by Dominic Pangborn is available for purchase through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions at sea. To learn more visit, parkwestgallery-pangborn.com.

‘Made in Michigan’ Profiles Artist Tim Yanke

Made in Michigan, Park West GalleryThe WWJ Newsradio 950 program, Made in Michigan, spotlights people and businesses based in Michigan. This week, WWJ reporter Marie Osborne profiled Park West Gallery abstract expressionist Tim Yanke. A highly successful Michigan-based artist, Yanke also has fans spanning the globe, with his paintings having been collected on every continent.

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Exclusive artwork by Tim Yanke is available through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions at sea. Learn more at www.parkwestgallery-yanke.com.
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Dominic Pangborn’s Artistic Journey

The Wire, Dominic Pangborn, Park West GalleryOn the bright side: artist Dominic Pangborn shares inspiration

Oct. 19, 2011 — Dominic Pangborn was the illegitimate child of an American soldier, born into a divided and bombed-out country in 1952, during the Korean War. On the bright side, he had next to nothing.

“Having nothing and being in an environment of nothing taught me a lot of things,” he said. “One was creativity.”

Pangborn’s unfailing positivity has helped him become a successful artist, represented by the world’s largest art dealer, Park West Gallery. He’s the founder of both a graphic design firm and a fashion label, and finally, an endearing and inspiring public speaker.

He spoke recently at Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth as part of the school’s monthly Leadership Series, which invites students and the public to meet with businesspeople and discuss their success stories, philosophies, and current issues and trends…

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Exclusive artwork by Dominic Pangborn is available for purchase through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions at sea.

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Art News — July 18, 2011

Marilyn-Monroe-Sculpture-unveiled-in-Chicago“Forever Marilyn” will stand through Spring 2012 in Chicago. Credit: UPI 

“Forever Marilyn” in the Windy City:
Artist Seward Johnson‘s 26-foot high sculpture of Marilyn Monroe was unveiled Friday in Chicago’s Pioneer Court. Spectators haven’t wasted any time walking around—and underneath—the massive replica of the actress, positioned in her famous stance from the 1955 film “The Seven Year Itch.” {via Chicago Tribune}

Obama borrows a Rockwell painting: On Friday, President Obama met with Ruby Bridges, the subject of Norman Rockwell‘s iconic civil rights painting, The Problem We All Live With. The painting is currently on loan to the White House in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Bridges’ famous walk Nov. 14, 1960. (Read more: Park West Gallery stories featuring Norman Rockwell) {via NOLA}

Now on view: Through October 11, 2011, the National Galleries of Scotland presents Dürer’s FameAlbrecht Dürer (1471-1528) was the most important artist of the Northern Renaissance and one of the most celebrated artists of all time. This exhibit showcases a selection of drawings, paintings and iconic prints, including Melancholy, Saint Jerome in his Study and Knight, Death and the Devil. (Read more: Park West Gallery Artist Biographies | Albrecht Dürer) {via National Galleries of Scotland}

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Britto Luggage for the Trendy Traveler

World renowned pop artist Romero Britto has teamed up with Hews New Day Hardside Luggage to come up with some incredibly colorful, fabulous trendy luggage! The new Britto Collection is being sold at Bed Bath and Beyond and the Park West Gallery bloggers can’t wait to get their hands on a complete set! 

Britto luggageThe luggage includes patterns and colors from Britto’s most famous artworks. And if that wasn’t enough, the luggage features premium zippers, nickel finished TPR grip handle system, four smart spinner design wheels for greater control and also a security lock to keep your stuff safe. The best part? You will never mistakenly grab someone else’s generic black suitcase at the airport again! Happy travels…..

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