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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

LALO SUPPORTS NAACP CHAPTER FREEDOM FUND DINNER

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.

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.