Announcing Our Spring 2017 Juried Show

Announcing an all-media show presenting the best art in all categories. The theme is: “SPRING’S BLOSSOMS.”
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Falls Church Distillers Opening Delayed

Things are on track for the opening of Falls Church Distillers, but the timing needs to be adjusted. As reported before, Michael Paluzzi, the Principal of Falls Church Distillers, LLC (FCD), and LALO, Inc. have an agreement in principle whereby LALO will provide the art for the new operation, the first of its kind in rapidly growing Fairfax County, Virginia.
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Front Royal Office Expands

Thanks to the addition of Alford “AD” Carter to the Lalo Advisory Group and an informal working relationship with Home Repair Central of Front Royal, Lalo will have a new artwork and work station in downtown Front Royal on North Royal Avenue. AD Carter, who is principal of the well-regarded home repair service center, is no stranger to Art. His late brother, Big Al Carter, was a very well-known and highly regarded artist. Big Al’s works have been shown in museums and galleries throughout the United States, as well as in many private fine art collections. He is written up in books on leading black artists in America, and is especially well known in the Washington, DC, metro region.

AD Carter is also well known throughout the Washington metro area as well as in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. He is President of the Warren-Page Chapter of the NAACP. “It’s hard to think of anyone who knows more people or who has better contacts, than AD Carter,” said Charles “Chips” Lickson, Lalo’s President.

The principal Front Royal Studio Bee Gallery remains at the Jennerations Hair Studio, Royal Plaza. Member artists’ works may also be seen at the Daily Grind in Front Royal, at the Luray Gallery, part of the Art Gallery at the Warehouse and online. Lalo is also planning its first Washington metro area gallery at the Falls Church Distillery this winter.

Luray Reception And Show Draws Great Group

While all of the past Lalo Society events have been addressed only to Lalo Society members and good friends, Lalo had its first Open Reception and Party at the Art Gallery at the Warehouse in Luray, Virginia on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 2PM to 5PM.img_4457

Actual numbers were unavailable because nobody took attendance but estimates are between 50 and 60 people showed up. Many Lalo Society members with relatives, friends and munchies to share enjoyed the beautiful, warm Virginia Fall afternoon. img_4457Great musical accompaniment was supplied by Lalo member Keith Traylor and the Eva Weber Trio.
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Shenandoah University’s Ethics Event To Feature LALO

“Integrity in the Workplace” is the title of a program being presented on Saturday morning, November 12, 2016, from 9:00AM to 1:00PM, at the Byrd Business School of Shenandoah University. The event came about through the good efforts and ideas of Dr. Richard Anson and his wife Barbara, who are the principles of Ezekiel’s Place/Peace and Justice Academy of Shenandoah Crossing, West Virginia.
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Lalo Art At Shepherd University Event

“IT WAS A VERY POWERFUL EVENT AND ONE THAT SHOULD BE REPLICATED OFTEN” was the comment most heard at the Race Relations Dialogue held the evening of October 10, 2016, at the Byrd Center of Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV. The audience for the program, numbering over 100 people, included members of the regional community (from West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia and DC), local officials, activists and the folks from law enforcement.
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LALO Reception and Member Party October 29

We will have a Party, Reception and Art Event on October 29, 2017 from 2-5PM. Several Lalo Artists’ works will be on display on that day and through December, 2016. The reception and show will be held at The Warehouse Art Gallery (WAG) as well as online.

The show is open to the public and to all Lalo Society member artists whose work is juried in. Artworks expected will include many interpretations and portrayals, from the traditional to the abstract. New pieces including paintings, pastels, sculpture and photographs will be shown.

Lalo Directors And Advisory Member Hear And Meet NAACP President

Everyone agrees that the address that NAACP President and CEO Rev. Cornell William Brooks gave to approximately 200 people gathered to hear him and his views on the progress and challenges facing Americans in the future was significant. Brooks was introduced by his wife Janice in most eloquent fashion. The news is full of clashes between police and demonstrators that have risen again in several American cities, and Brooks’ remarks could be a peacemaker in these troubled times. Continue reading Lalo Directors And Advisory Member Hear And Meet NAACP President

Late Summer in the Shenandoah Valley

Yesterday, LALO President Charles Lickson, accompanied by LALO webmaster and photographer Tom Wible, journeyed into the scenic countryside to visit LALO artist Barbara Jennings to photograph several of her paintings, as well as to sightsee.


Recently, Gary Gillespie Israel, a good friend of Lalo and the son of well known artist Dorothy Gillespie, attended the opening of a major exhibition at the Taubman Museum of Art, formerly the Art Museum of Western Virginia, in Roanoke. Titled “Legacies: Honoring Artistic Luminaries from Southwestern Virginia,” the posthumous exhibition celebrates twenty artists who shaped the artistic landscape of the region. The entrance to the exhibition states:  Continue reading DOROTHY GILLESPIE ART PART OF FAMOUS SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIANS SHOW