December is such a busy time for all concerned. The Lalo Board of Directors thought that better timing for the Company’s first “open-to-the–public” fund raiser for BUY ART FIGHT POVERTYshould be the Spring of 2018. As a result, the fund-raiser initially announced for December 2 is postponed. Your friends at Lalo (Let Art Live On) hope your Holiday Season will be great and we all will hope you’ll join us in the Spring for a big gala. Watch for the date and thanks also for continuing to support our galleries in Front Royal, Winchester, Luray and Falls Church, for visiting us online and for the growing support for supporting artists in need at buyartfightpoverty.org.
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.
Exhibit and Sale of Lalo Artists continue through the Fall at Falls Church Distillers LLC. Several Lalo artists have sold artwork at the Church. Winter show is set for Late November, Come to the Church for an evening of good art and cheer.
Look for Lalo artists who will be participating in the upcoming events at the Selah Theater in Front Royal. Live theater in Front Royal. Contact the Selah Theater for a schedule.
Works by Lalo artists continue to be on display and for sale at CrepeWorx on the downtown mall in the City of Winchester. A number of new works have been added.
The Warren-Page County Chapter of the NAACP #7125 is holding its 60th annual dinner and event on September 23, 2017, at the Holiday Inn, Route 522, Front Royal, VA.
This year’s event is chaired by LALO’s own Founder and Chief Curator, Bryane Lickson. She has pulled together the speaker, the place and a selection of art for the celebration of NAACP progress and the growth of the local chapter. Working with NAACP Chapter President Alford “AD” Carter, Bryane expects a large crowd of members and supporters to be present for an important evening of talk, fellowship and good food.
The featured speaker for the September 23 event is Glenda F. Hodges, PhD, JD, M.Div and Founder of Still I Rise, Inc. of Clinton, Maryland. Dr. Hodges is expected to talk about the good work of her organization and the wonderful, yet delicate times we have had in this country since Charlottesville and related events. Still I Rise, Inc. is an organization which helps victims of domestic violence, engages in civil rights advocacy and helps fight human trafficking.
“We have gathered many pieces of great art to show at the event ”, said Bryane. She points out that art knows no race, no nationality, no creed, – only a visage which is comfortable to behold by the viewer. “In many ways, art is the perfect way for artists of all backgrounds to express themselves – whether they appeal to themselves, a small group or the masses”, she added.
The festivities on September 23 begin at 5:15PM with a social time until 6PM when the Banquet and evening program begins. Tickets are $55 each.
LALO (Let Art Live On) appreciates the opportunity for member artists from a variety of backgrounds to have their work exhibited. LALO also takes the opportunity to show off some art from its new project, “Buy Art, Fight Poverty” (www.buyartfightpoverty.org) which it is administering for A Future Without Poverty, Inc., an internationally recognized not for profit company (www.fwop.org). While there will only be room for a small group of art at the Holiday Inn program, Bryane assures everyone that all the art is good and each piece has been selected by her for this special event.