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Patriotic Artwork Presented to Family on Military Makeover

After hard work and home renovations, the Military Makeover® team welcomed the Phinizy family to their new South Florida home. The military family stepped inside to find beautiful new appliances, refinished wood floors and their very own Park West Gallery art collection.

“It’s so fulfilling to have the opportunity to bring art into people’s lives who probably wouldn’t have had the opportunity before,” Park West Gallery Director Morris Shapiro said.

Park West Gallery was proud to join the award-winning producers of Designing Spaces® on the mini-series Military Makeover. Throughout the show, Military Makeover serves a deserving military family by completely overhauling their home. This season, Military Makeover thanked veteran Billy Phinizy for his service as an Army combat medic in Afghanistan.

To help make the Phinizy’s house a home, Park West Gallery added the finishing touches with artwork from Peter Max, Norman RockwellRomero Britto and Tim Yanke. Park West Gallery’s master framer also custom-framed several photos as well as an American flag presented to Phinizy upon his retirement.

In recognition of Billy Phinizy’s service, Park West Gallery gifted the Phinizy family with several patriotic works of art:

Artwork from Peter Max’s 9/11 Series

Peter Max 9/11 art

“God Bless America – With Five Liberties” (2001), Peter Max

Max uses the Statue of Liberty as an icon in his 9/11 Series. To adorn the Phinizy family’s walls with eye-catching artwork, Park West Gallery presented the family with 2 of the 6 unique variations in Max’s series.

Custom Tim Yanke “Yanke Doodle”

"Yanke Doodle" (2016) Tim Yanke

“Yanke Doodle” (2016) Tim Yanke

To personalize the Phinizy’s home, Yanke created a custom “Yanke Doodle” specifically for the military family. The “Star-Spangled Banner” is written across the colorful flag, creating a multi-layered work of art that adds a patriotic pop to the room.

Norman Rockwell’s “A Pictorial History of the United States Army”

"A Pictorial History of the United States Army" (2012) Norman Rockwell

“A Pictorial History of the United States Army” (2012) Norman Rockwell

Rockwell’s patriot artwork offers a classic interpretation to the Phinizy family’s new art collection. The painting’s serious nature speaks to the solemn reality of war, a reality Phinizy experienced first-hand as an active military member.

“I Love This Land” Romero Britto

Romero Britto

I Love This Land” (2014) Romero Britto

Britto’s “I Love This Land” is a heartwarming tribute to the freedoms United States citizens experience because of military sacrifices. The colorful, three-dimensional artwork adds a warm glow to the Phinizy family’s newly-remodeled home.

Watch Military Makeover airing on Lifetime TV® Friday at 7:30 a.m. EST/PST. Check out artwork from well-known artists in Park West Gallery’s Holiday Sale Collection online.

Detroit artist Tim Yanke reveals new works at Park West Gallery

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“Headdress” (2015) by Tim Yanke.

Park West Gallery is proud to unveil brand new works from Birmingham artist Tim Yanke during its July exhibitions showcasing Detroit artists.

The second show in the gallery’s “Detroit’s Finest” series will showcase the abstract expressionistic artwork of Yanke from July 12-26 at its Southfield, Michigan location.

Yanke will appear during an opening reception on July 12 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend and are encouraged to RSVP.

One of the largest collections of Yanke’s works will be on display during his first-ever solo exhibition with Park West Gallery. Much of the art was created especially for the exhibition, giving collectors an opportunity to view Yanke artwork that has never before been seen by the public.

“To go ahead and have a solo show like this eight miles from where I grew up, was born and where I spent my life, it all comes around, it seems like one complete circle,” he says.

Yanke, the youngest of six children, was encouraged to pursue art while growing up in Detroit. He completed studies at the University of North Texas in 1986, and had his first exhibition at the age of 23. He worked as a graphic designer until 2007 when he decided to pursue art full-time, setting up a studio in Birmingham, Michigan.

David Gorman, Park West Gallery Director, says with clear influences of Klee, de Kooning, and Twombly, Yanke has succeeded in creating identifiable abstract works that incorporate elements of Americana and Native American iconography.

“With art history as a platform and a fearless approach to creating, Yanke manages to offer a new form of art that is simultaneously classic and innovative,” Gorman says.

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“Dragonfly” (2014) by Tim Yanke.

Gallery attendees will see one of the most extensive Yanke collections ever shown in one venue, including some of the largest scale paintings he has created. Collectors can expect experimental works as well as Yanke’s iconic imagery, such as his dragonflies, headdresses and flag-themed “Yanke Doodles.”

“It seems like traditional paintings are always painted in their traditional colors,” Yanke says. “The Impressionists didn’t think that way – the Impressionists departed from traditional painting, and after centuries of painting they decided to start painting from within, and those colors are within all of us.”

Yanke enjoys using his talents to give back to charitable causes. For instance, he has donated “Yanke Doodle” artwork to over a dozen participants with Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County, and has assisted in raising funds for the Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency.

Park West artist Tim Yanke Habitat for Humanity

Yanke presents a “Yanke Doodle” to a Habitat for Humanity homeowner.

Yanke has the honor of being the official artist for the 2015 Amelia Island Jazz Festival in Florida. His largest work hangs in the luxurious Henry Autograph Collection hotel in Dearborn, Michigan.

Yanke’s exhibition is the second of three shows featuring Park West Detroit artists. His show was preceded by Marcus Glenn on June 28, and is followed by Dominic Pangborn on July 26.

Admission is complimentary to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. For more information or to RSVP for the opening, call 248-354-2343 or visit www.parkwestgallery.com.

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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The Oakland Press: Auburn Hills Family Receives Habitat for Humanity Home in Waterford

The Oakland Press, Albert Scaglione, Park West Gallery
 
THE OAKLAND PRESS (June 21, 2013) — An Auburn Hills family will leave their trailer Saturday and drive over to Waterford to receive keys to their newly refurbished Habitat for Humanity home.

“They are so excited and cannot get wait to get out of where they are and into this beautiful new home,” said Stephanie Osterland, Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County’s director of family and community relationships.

Park West Gallery of Southfield is presenting a large artwork created by artist Tim Yanke to the Meffords for their new home.

Gallery owners plan to donate a piece of art to all 2013 Oakland County Habitat homes, said gallery officials.

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DBusiness: Park West Gallery Partners with Habitat for Humanity

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DBUSINESS (June 18, 2013) — When the Mefford family receives the keys to their new home on Saturday, they will also be the first Habitat partner family to receive a vibrant painting by Tim Yanke from the latest in a long line of corporate partners, Park West Gallery in Southfield.

“Park West Gallery exemplifies the many corporate and community partnerships that Habitat for Humanity depends on to serve the community and help Oakland County families achieve safe and affordable housing,” says Tim Ruggles, executive director and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County. “It is heartwarming and exhilarating to see the diversity of corporate partners who donate their resources, time and talent to help us achieve Habitat’s mission.”

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My TV20 Detroit: Local Artist Tim Yanke Helps Kids

Park West Gallery abstract artist Tim Yanke is painting with preschoolers in Pontiac to help raise funds for the community group Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA)’s Head Start which helps families in need. Yanke and the kids are creating paintings that will be auctioned off later this month at Park West Gallery in Southfield.

Here’s MyTV20 Detroit with more on this story:

To purchase tickets and for more information about “Four Seasons, 504 Reasons,” visit www.OLHSAYanke.EventBrite.com or call (248)-209-2623.
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For more information about the Park West Foundation, Park West Gallery CARES and Park West Gallery’s other philanthropic initiatives, please visit www.parkwestgallery.org.

Fine art by Tim Yanke is available through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions at sea. Learn more at www.parkwestgallery-yanke.com.

Art by Tim Yanke and Head Start Preschoolers Featured at Fundraiser Benefiting OLHSA

tim yanke, park west gallery, olhsaWhen Birmingham-based neo-southwest artist Tim Yanke teamed up with 504 of  Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA)’s Head Start preschoolers, creativity, laughs and a new appreciation for the simple fun of art were unleashed. The tangible result – 16 pieces themed in the four seasons – will be offered in a silent auction at an upcoming exhibition and fundraiser ‘Four Seasons, 504 Reasons.’

Tickets are now on sale for this after-work soirée, to be held on Thursday, November 29, from 6 to 8 pm at Park West Gallery in Southfield.

Event goers will enjoy a mix and mingle atmosphere among some of the Detroit area’s finest art, appetizers, drinks and musical entertainment. The crowd will hear from some of the miniature painters themselves as they share in their own words what the experience of painting with Tim meant. Proceeds from the event will support OLHSA in its efforts to empower struggling families in Oakland and Livingston Counties.

“’Four Seasons, 504 Reasons’ is the culmination of a meaningful year at OLHSA’s Head Start,” said Ronald B. Borngesser, OLHSA CEO. “This inspired partnership has unlocked the creative potential that lies within every child, and we’re proud to unveil the final result to the community.”

Throughout 2012, Tim Yanke graciously donated his time to enriching the lives of OLHSA’s Head Start preschoolers, aged three to five years, by visiting once per quarter to paint the season-themed pieces. All 504 Head Start students participated in the paintings. Art supplies were donated by Park West Gallery.

“Let’s pack the house at Park West and find each of these paintings a fine home,” said Tim Yanke. “OLHSA helps thousands of kids and families every year. When I think of the energy and curiosity the preschoolers showed, and the good work this organization does, I feel thrilled to give back and be part of it all.”

Tickets are priced at $125 each with sponsorship opportunities starting at $250. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit www.OLHSAYanke.EventBrite.com or call (248)-209-2623.
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For more information about the Park West Foundation, Park West Gallery CARES and Park West Gallery’s other philanthropic initiatives, please visit www.parkwestgallery.org.

Fine art by Tim Yanke is available through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions at sea. Learn more at www.parkwestgallery-yanke.com.

Artist Tim Yanke Returns to OLHSA Head Start for Third Painting Session

tim yanke, oakland livingston human service agency, park west gallery

Contemporary artist Tim Yanke returned to Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA) today to continue a series of seasonal paintings with Head Start preschoolers. These children of low‐income families were emerged into a world of discovery and creativity for the third time this year as Yanke worked with them to paint a summer‐themed piece. Art supplies were donated by Park West Gallery.

Throughout 2012, Yanke has graciously donated his time to enriching the lives of OLHSA Head Start preschoolers, aged three to five years, through art. Already this year he has helped the children paint a winter-themed piece in January and a spring themed piece in May. With a fall piece to come later this season, the collection will be complete.

The pieces, finished with Yanke’s vibrant and skilled hand, will be auctioned off at a fundraiser for OLHSA, to be held at Park West Gallery.

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For more information about the Park West Foundation, Park West Gallery CARES and Park West Gallery’s other philanthropic initiatives, please visit www.parkwestgallery.org.

Fine art by Tim Yanke is available through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions at sea. Learn more at www.parkwestgallery-yanke.com.