Hundreds of people from Front Royal, the Washington D.C. metro area and surrounding regions learned about “Letting Art Live On” at the Saturday evening program on April 16, 2016. Organizations which participated this year picked mystery books and based their display on that theme. Lalo selected Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express as the book featured and provided a delicious group of desserts prepared by Lalo Society members. And Lalo added a collector’s model train (Thanks to Bruce Benzie) and many pieces of art including paintings done by Lalo artists Walter Mabe, Roxolana Armstrong, Deb Schneider, Bryane Lickson, Johanna Elik, Barbara Jennings, Charles Lickson and D.J. Werley.
Lalo is a relatively new organization in support of the arts, artists and collectors. It launched operations in Front Royal and Luray as 2015 ended. The brainchild of long time Front Royal native Bryane Miller Lickson, herself an artist of national repute, Lalo, Inc. is the corporate anagram for “Let Art Live On”. The Company operates both an online gallery, “Studio Bee Gallery,” and physical galleries in both Front Royal and Luray.”
Many artists and collectors want their art (created by them or collected by them or their family) to Live On, so the Lalo galleries, online or in-person, represent work by area artists and others.
“We were delighted to participate in the Samuels Library fund-raising, not only was it a fun evening, but we also had a chance to show some artworks by Lalo artists, to eat well and to dress up as we provided desserts at our table”, said Bryane. “As an added bonus to the evening, we garnered the prize for “Best Costumes”, she added.
Many people did not know that an online and national art support company existed in Front Royal. “The Library event helped us get out the word on letting art live on”, said Lalo President Charles “Chips” Lickson, cofounder and husband of Bryane.
“Please visit our galleries online or at our physical locations in both Front Royal and Luray”, encouraged the Licksons. “It doesn’t cost anything to look and maybe you’ll fall in love with a wonderful piece of art – and, in turn, support the good work of our artists,” they added.
Walter Mabe, Lalo Vice-President of Operations and a member artist, reminded people that Lalo, Inc. 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. Information about membership in the Lalo Society can be found on here, by emailing Walter Mabe or Charles Lickson, or by calling him at: 540-636-2515.
(Photos of the Lalo Table at the Samuels Library event by Walter Mabe. Permission is granted to publish)