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LALO PUBLISHING HAS LAUNCHED

The concept of keeping creative works of art alive and available for viewing on the Let Art Live On website, has led to the birth of a new company and website, Lalo Publishing, Inc. (“LPI”), thanks to the excellent work on new LPI Vice-President of Marketing and Communication Jorge Amselle. Visit www.lalopublishing.com and see what books and workbooks are available and are planned for the near future.

Chips Lickson’s book, WARRIOR OF MANY FACES: An American Clandestine Operative in Castro’s Cuba and Beyond was published in November, 2019. Reading like a spy novel, this fact-based fictional account of an American called upon to do many dangerous missions, is available on Amazon and was available at several regional bookstores. The current pandemic has shifted access to this book onto the web via Amazon. It is also available as a Kindle book.

Chips’ conflict resolution book, IRONING IT OUT: Seven Simple Steps to Resolving Conflict, was last published by Crisp Publications in 1996. This book originally sold thousands of copies in both the English speaking world and has been translated into Italian and Russian. It was out-of-print for many years (although people still bought used copies on Amazon). A revised and updated version of this well-known work was published by LPI in June, 2020. A Pocket Edition summarizing the Seven Simple Steps is scheduled for publication by LPI in July, 2020. These books are also available on Amazon.

Carol Cable, a very talented artist and experienced book designer, has been an essential part of the books from LPI so far. She is the Manager of Art and Design for the new company.

The Great Pandemic and quest for racial justice has made Conflict Resolution such a big topic these days on a national level and in many local jurisdictions (including Front Royal and Warren County, Virginia).

Several other titles are planned for coming months from LPI and are expected to be part of the “Ironing It Out” series. LPI also invites other authors to submit ideas or chapters of their potential books for consideration of the LPI Editorial Team.

LALO ART IN A HOLDING PATTERN

While all of us are holding our breath (sometimes literally) to see what will happen with the Covid-19 Pandemic, our wonderful Lalo Collection of Art and Sculpture remains in safe and secure storage. Online sales have been minimal at best and, with the exception of a few art pieces at the Blue Wing Frog restaurant in Front Royal, no Lalo art can be seen at physical locations.

Those of us involved in Lalo Art (Let Art Live On, Inc.) are waiting to see how the original concept of art being seen both online and in physical locations will work out. It’s even too soon to plan, but readers should know the original concept for this site ( good art should live on even beyond the life of the artist) and the art available through us is still very much on the minds of those who care.

We all mourn the loss of our talented Life Member Reed Armstrong. His beautiful sculpture of an angel is secure and at the heart of the Lalo Collection. Reed’s wife, Roxolana, a wonderful artist and a part of Lalo since Day one, remains in our heart.

We were planning to have a large art show and sale in the Spring 2020, but those plans have been shelved until this winter at the earliest. Perhaps the Spring Show and Sale will go forward in 2021.

For members and friends, please stay tuned.

2018 RECEPTION-FUND RAISER CANCELED

First the June event had to be postponed because of a Civil War re-enactment that did not happen. Next there was a problem with the air-conditioning at Brooklyns. Now that that is fixed, the Board is saddened to announce that the Summer Reception will be not be held. Our apologies to all Lalo members and friends who were asked to hold the date open for the event.

2018 SPRING RECEPTION POSTPONED!

Due to the Civil War re-enactment taking place on Main Street in Front Royal this coming weekend, we regret to announce the postponement of our 2018 Spring Reception. A new date has not yet been selected by the Special Events Committee head & LALO Vice President Jennifer Nicholson. “We are committed to going forward with this wonderful evening of art, music and food we had planned,” said Jennifer. “Watch for the new date – probably in July,” she added.

LALO President Hard at Work on New Book

WATCH FOR REFUGE FOR A SCOUNDREL™, THE UPCOMING NOVEL BASED ON THE PRESSURE – PACKED, EXCITING LIFE AND TIMES OF AN AMERICAN HERO. PRESENTLY, HE CANNOT BE NAMED (FOR LEGAL PURPOSES) BUT THIS STORY, BASED ON REAL FACTS, IS BOUND TO KEEP READERS ON THE EDGE OF THEIR SEATS! Jonathan Carlyton (a fictitious name) has led an amazing life. Readers of the book and listeners of the Audio Version will have difficulty accepting that all of this could happen to one life, but IT DID HAPPEN and this fictionalized account of real experiences is certain to entertain and arouse feelings of both patriotism and wonder. Jonathan’s personal roots (family ties) go back to the beginning days of British America, to Colonial Times, to America’s struggle in time of great wars and then up to current days. Continue reading LALO President Hard at Work on New Book

LALO PRESIDENT ADDRESSES SHENENDOAH BUSINESS SYMPOSIUM

Keynote speaker Randi Zuckerberg was the big draw for the Shenandoah University Graduate Business School “Business Symposium” on March 30, 2018. But she was not the only draw. Charles Lickson, President of Lalo, Inc. and Senior Neutral for Conflict Management Consortium spoke in the afternoon about “Avoiding and/or Resolving Conflict.” His session, which was one of many break-out sessions for the event was a “sell-out.” Registrars for the 2018 event had to close registering for Lickson’s portion over a week in advance of his talk. “I see a close relationship between Art and Conflict,” Lickson said. “In fact, many artists are conflicted internally or externally (i.e. with others) and Art is a way of dealing with it,” he added. The confluence of art and conflict resolution is a topic Charles Lickson should know a great deal about. His book, IRONING IT OUT: SEVEN SIMPLE STEPS TO RESOLVING CONFLICT has sold thousands of copies in the United States and in Europe. Lickson is a former practicing attorney, turned mediator, turned art professional. He and wife, Bryane Lickson, founded Lalo, Inc. (Let Art Live On) several years ago. Bryane is also a mediator, as well as an accomplished artist, art teacher and author. The Licksons co-authored several books including NEGOTIATION BASICS (5TH Edition – Logical Operations Books). A new edition of IRONING IT OUT is scheduled for publication in early Summer, 2018. “I’m still involved with helping individuals and organizations deal first with avoiding conflict, if possible, but not back away if they have to engage or address the emerging internal or external conflicts,” he reported. “Helping people and organizations is, in itself, a fulfilling – almost artistic undertaking,” he added. The group at Shenandoah University heard Lickson say, among other things, that conflict can be very productive, but he was quick to add, that it can also be very destructive. “All we have to do is look at the News these days to see that is true,” he said. Lickson is both Senior Neutral for Conflict Management Consortium and President of Lalo, Inc. Lalo is the administrator of “Buy Art Fight Poverty” for A Future Without Poverty, Inc. an IRS 501(c)(3) worldwide charitable organization. (www.buyartfightpoverty.org). Charles Lickson can be reached at: clickson@comcast.net or 540-660-4643.

THE LALO COLLECTION TO BE SEEN AT BROOKLYN’S IN FRONT ROYAL

The first exhibition of artworks owned by Lalo, Inc. will be exhibited soon at Brooklyn’s Marketplace on Main Street in Front Royal. The Lalo Collection represents original works of art by Lalo member artists and contributions of art by Lalo members who want the art to ”live on”. The Lalo Collection is growing. Now numbering over 50 pieces, the entire collection cannot currently be seen in one place. “We’ve tried giving viewers a good cross-section of works by Lalo artists and works by other artists which are now part of the collection,” said Bryane Lickson, Lalo Founder and Chief Curator. The Lalo Collection goes on view in March, 2018 at Brooklyn’s. Works in the Lalo Collection are not for sale, as Lalo is building up an art collection which can be taken to places where original art from a gallery or museum is not usually seen. Lalo also has gallery space upstairs at Brooklyn’s where art by Lalo artists is for sale. Original paintings and fine art prints can also be seen at the Art Gallery at the Warehouse in Luray, the Blue Wing Frog in Front Royal, CrepeWorks in Winchester and Falls Church Distillers in Falls Church. Many artworks for sale and for viewing are online at letartliveon.com. Prints of works from artists all over the world can be seen at: buyartfightpoverty.org – a site administered by Lalo for A Future Without Poverty, Inc.