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Local Organization Launches New Website

For almost two years, LALO, Inc., has been bringing fine art and social gatherings of artists and art lovers in the area. Now, LALO has been contracted by A Future Without Poverty, Inc. (AFWOP) to create and administer a new project known as “Buy Art – Fight Poverty”. Combining the art marketing skill of Lalo with the worldwide programs of A Future Without Poverty, the new website has been launched. AFWOP held its 2017 worldwide initiative in Costa Rica the first week of October. While hurricane winds and rain struck elsewhere in Central America and the Southwest U.S., the meeting went on. A major part of the meeting was introduction to participants and the whole world of the new website: buyartfightpoverty.org

AFWOP is a respected international non-profit organization whose projects have been carried out in many parts of the world and in the United States. It is based in Catlett, Virginia where Tom Benjamin, Executive Director is located. AFWOP’s programs are worldwide. Mr. Benjamin and Charles Lickson, President of Lalo, jointly came up with the idea of Artists Helping Artists. Out of this idea was born the “Buy Art Fight Poverty” Program. Users of the new website may download good art for only $10 each download. The major portion of the proceeds go to the artist in need. A minority of the proceeds go to the good work of AFWOP and to LALO for administering the program.

While the artist network is growing, the new Project was launched with artists a number of LALO member artists and other artists from the United States, Latin America and Africa.

“Quality of the art is important to LALO and now, to this project”, said Bryane Lickson, Founder of LALO and Chief Curator. Since the project is a joint undertaking between AFWOP and LALO, all art to be placed on the site will be first curated in.

Charles Lickson added, “People can see our art and those of outstanding artists because the Company operates both an online gallery, called “Studio Bee Gallery” on our website, http:/letartliveon.com or www.letartliveon.com and physical galleries in Front Royal (at the Blue Frog), in Winchester (at CrepeWorx) in Luray (at the Warehouse Art Gallery) and now in Falls Church (at Falls Church Distillers LLC.).

AFWOP’s Buy Art Fight Poverty project (administered by LALO) is seeking new art with instructions for submitting images of the art on the website. It is also seeking monetary donations pursuant to its IRS (501)(c)(3) status. Financial donations can be made on FWOP’s website: www.futurewithoutpoverty.org and through CrowdRise – Buy Art Fight Poverty.

LALO, Inc. also provides an opportunity to join the Lalo Society and support the mission of the new organization as well as have fun being with fellow artists, art lovers and supporters. In fact, the Fall LALO Member Party is scheduled for November 11, 2017. Information about membership in the Lalo Society can be found on the firm’s website listed above, by emailing Charles Lickson or by calling him at: 540-636-2515.

The BUY ART FIGHT POVERTY project is scheduling a major fund raiser and “Art Ball” on December 2, 2017.

Announcing our new project

We are so pleased to announce that our Company has been selected by A FUTURE WITHOUT POVERTY, INC. (FWOP) to provide artists around the world with an opportunity to utilize their talents and to better their own financial position. The goal is to help lift these artists out of poverty and to help make their art known to the rest of the world through LALO’s new program: Buy Art Fight Poverty™. By offering digital versions of an artist’s work through LALO’s network and marketing capability, the artist in poverty can realize income which can change his/her economic situation and can lead to an end of poverty for that individual and his/her family. We’ll also be able to supply prints, and, on occasion, the original of the artwork.

We have brought on board a Project Manager, Amanda Lovins, to help us in this endeavor. Amanda has a background in arts management, program development and she knows the not-for-profit world. She will help LALO initiate the new program through a new website: BuyArtFightPoverty.org which is under construction and is expected to be operational and announced at FWOP’s Global Initiative event in Costa Rico the first full week of October, 2017. You will also be invited to the Lalo Fall Party and the new project launch event in the U.S. in October. We’re still working out the time and place.

FWOP (futurewithoutpoverty.org) has been involved in fighting poverty in many countries around the world. Videos on its website picture some of the many projects it has undertaken in working with the unique needs of each community in supporting “Education”, “Enterprise”, “Environment” and “Empowerment” . FWOP is an IRS qualified 501(C)(3) non-profit organization.

In an upcoming news release, Bryane will be quoted as saying: “We expect to uncover amazing art done by talented people, but whose financial situation is dire. Many of these artists in all countries have such good ability, we are happy to be able to show their work and help get them financially sustainable”.

Artists who are not in poverty and who would like to support this endeavor are welcome to do so. Owners of art who have the legal right to have prints made should also contact LALO (info@letartliveon.com). These artists and art lovers can help fellow artists so that this movement can catch fire.

As you know, Bryane is also the Chief Curator of LALO, Inc. We have brought on Darlene Howell as an Assistant Curator. She lives in Falls Church, Virginia – home of Falls Church Distillers LLC (our largest physical gallery to date).

Each piece of art shown on the new project’s website will also be archived and will “Live On” in keeping with the philosophy that good art should never be lost and that artists should, in Bryane’s words, “never let their soul’s light be extinguished.”

LALO Artist Selected For Car Design

World-famous automotive artist Danny Whitfield has been selected to design Mustangs, Corvettes and other classic muscle cars to be built by NuClassics Motors.

The cars will be custom-built on new frames based on Danny’s designs. Each will have brand new interiors and high performance engines. Orders are being taken now through eBay and other sellers.

Danny, a Lifetime Artist Member of the Lalo Society, is well known as one of the world’s finest car artists. He is also an Affiliate of LALO, which has exclusive selling rights to his art in the Eastern United States.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT LALO, INC

  • Luray
    New showing by Lalo artist Karen Weinberg at Warehouse Art Gallery in Luray. Her work is in alcohol ink on glass. Her exhibit is in the Main Gallery and runs through mid-July, 2017.

  • Front Royal
    Several Lalo artists’ works can be seen at the Blue Wing Frog on Chester Street. Artists represented include Barbara Jennings, Donna Werley, Roxolana Armstrong, Bryane Lickson, Charles Lickson, Clive Turner, Deb Schneider, Barbara Stevens, Hannia Smith, Maxine Weitzner and Karen Weinberg.

  • Selah Theater
    Lalo artists will be participating in the arts event at the Selah Theater in Front Royal on June 23, 3017.

  • The 4-H Center
    Lalo artists’ work will be on display and for sale at the Front Royal community day beginning at 4PM on July 1, 2017. Lalo is pleased to support the 4-H Center and to participate in the community’s celebration of America’s birthday.

  • Winchester
    Works by Lalo artists are on display and for sale at CrepeWorx on the downtown mall in the City of Winchester.

  • Falls Church
    Lalo will supply all the art for the opening of Falls Church Distillers LLC. The Falls Church location expects to open sometime in June.

For details, visit our Calendar.

SOME CHANGES TO LURAY GALLERY

Effective on June 1, 2017 there have been changes to the Studio Bee Gallery (Lalo’s Retail Art Gallery) in Luray. Jim Mayes, the owner of the Warehouse Art Gallery (“WAG”) and a Lalo Member, had asked that the Expressions Room be returned to its original purpose at WAG as an activity and all purpose room. He also suggested that Lalo receive a display wall in WAG’s largest gallery room.
This offer to change from the Expressions Room at WAG to space in the Main Gallery was accepted by the Licksons on behalf of Lalo.

The change means that Lalo space at WAG would be reduced, but that artwork on display is now moved to the Main Gallery and, in the opinion of Bryane Lickson, Lalo’s Chief Curator and Jim Mayes, the result would be better visibility for Lalo artists.

Karen Weinberg, Lalo artist, now has her alcohol and ink on glass pieces on display in WAG’s Main Gallery. Her works went up on May 31, 2017 and will remain, unless sold, until mid-July. Bryane said she expects that Lalo will rotate member artists onto the new Lalo Wall in Luray so artists will have the benefit of their work being seen in WAG’s Main Gallery.

“While we’re a little sad at losing our own room at WAG in Luray, we’re delighted that we have moved to a wall in the Main Gallery,” said Bryane. “I think in the long run, this will be better exposure for Lalo artists,” she added.

SCIENTIST DECRIES “BORDER WALL” IN FRONT ROYAL TALK

At a recent luncheon talk given by Dr. Alonso Aguirre to the Calvary Church Men’s Group in Front Royal, listeners learned of the perils of lost species and a growing lack of caring for our home planet. “The so-called Border Wall between the U.S. and Mexico will prevent the natural migration of certain species,” warned Dr. Aguirre, who is both a veterinarian and environmental scientist. “This may add to the dimunition in numbers of affected animals,” he added. Continue reading SCIENTIST DECRIES “BORDER WALL” IN FRONT ROYAL TALK

Invitation to the Community

The speaker for this month’s Men of Calvary (Calvary Episcopal Church) meeting is an internationally known ecologist and conservationist, professor and author. Dr. Alonso Aguirre heads a department at George Mason University. His own background is diverse including veterinarian medicine, masters in science and a doctorate in ecology of and wildlife disease. He heads a collaborative program looking at links to human health of wildlife disease and is an acclaimed expert in biodiversity.
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A NEW VENUE ON WINCHESTER’S FAMOUS WALKING MALL NOW FEATURES LALO ART

Just in time for the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, a new art gallery opened April 12 and 13, 2017, at CrepeWorx™ on the Downtown Mall in the City of Winchester, Virginia. This popular eatery is the work of Tony Might, owner and operator, and his staff of well-trained people. Adding art to the beautifully designed establishment is a great fit.
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LALO BOARD ADDS NEW MEMBERS

At a recent meeting of the Board of Directors of Lalo, Inc. new members were added and some former Board members were thanked for their service. The Board welcomed Pam Nicholson and Karen Weinberg to the Board. Resignations have been accepted from both Tom Wible and Dr. Mark Appleton. They were thanked for their service on the Board as Lalo underwent some of its earliest days.
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A BIG VENUE IN FRONT ROYAL NOW FEATURES LALO ART

Just in time for Christmas, 2016, a major art exhibition and sale opened at the Blue Wing Frog on Chester Street in Front Royal. “The food is wonderful,” “all natural,” “locally sourced products” are some of the comments from Lalo people and customers at the Blue Wing Frog.
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