With the (anticipated) arrival of spring, the Warehouse Art Gallery returns to its full schedule: Monday through Friday: 12pm – 5pm Saturday and Sunday: 11am – 5pm Or by chance or for an appointment, please call 540-742-3620.
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.
Reflecting some changes in the New Year (2018), LALO (“Let Art Live On”) has a new phone number: 540-660-4643, which replaces 540-636-2515. The email addresses remain the same. We’ll have other changes to announce in the coming months said Charles “Chips” Lickson, Lalo President. “Look for an easier to use main website”, Chips added. “There will also be far greater activity on the Company website as we expect to move forward with Search Engine Optimization in 2018.” Artist members and the general public still have access to letartliveon.com, and also buyartfightpoverty.org, a website administered by LALO for A Future Without Poverty, Inc. As the Company expands its physical presence in 2018, help is always needed to put up art and take it down as the art is moved from place to place and rotated until sold. While the Company plans to increase its financial resources in the coming months, help is needed on a qualified volunteer basis now – leading to employment possibilities in the future. Watch also for the opening of the LALO COLLECTION, an eclectic collection of paintings, drawings, fine prints and photographs which are owned by LALO. The Company is actively seeking a location for the Collection as the Licksons (Bryane and Charles) are moving their residence to new, smaller quarters. The LALO Collection has been housed in the Lickson home in Front Royal, Virginia.
Just in time for the 2017-2018 Holiday Season, Brooklyn’s Marketplace opened in its new home, the former Kibler’s Furniture Store at 206 East Main Street in Front Royal. The Marketplace was founded in 2007 by Arlene Ballou, who is known by her nickname “Brooklyn,” and has expanded from its original 3,000 square feet to 11,000. The Marketplace is funded by The Center for Workforce Development, Inc., a not-for-profit entity administered by Brooklyn. “We are delighted to have so much interest in art at our new site,” said Brooklyn recently. Art at Brooklyns is not new. The former facility also housed a number of artists and art being sold by other non-artists, but, as Brooklyn herself points out, the growing relationship with LALO brings both new art and an art professionalism that brings a new perspective. “It brings exposure and a bit of professionalism” to the field, she said in a recent article in the Warren/Frederick County Report. Brooklyn was referring to LALO’s philosophy of tracking sales and having the art continue to live on through the LALO website, even if the art is sold. Bryane Lickson, founder and Chairman of Lalo, was also pleased to open a new outlet for LALO Society member artists. Currently over 30 pieces of art are on exhibit at Brooklyns. “This also represents our fifth physical gallery she said, “in addition to our online gallery.” All pieces at Brooklyns are for sale, but even if sold, this art will “live on” through LALO’s online exhibition hall. Bryane also pointed out that the display has both original paintings and fine art prints of works done by Lalo member artists. Brookyn herself has become a member of the Lalo Society and Brooklyn’s Marketplace has begun an affiliate relationship with Lalo. Bryane continues to say: “Our mission to ‘Let Art Live On’ remains paramount to any place we display Lalo member art. Any person or organization buying a piece of art from Lalo at Brooklyn’s Marketplace or any of our several galleries will get Certificates of Originality or that the work is a signed, numbered print and a Certificate Upon Resale if they should dispose of the work” . She reminds potential buyers and artists: “We’re going to trace the provenance (history) of each work acquired from Lalo or one of its affiliates as much as possible”. “We’re so pleased that Lalo member artist Karen Weinberg helped bring about the connection with this newest place to see member art,” said Charles “Chips” Lickson, Lalo President. Karen Weinberg has her own space at Brooklyns and also offers classes there on her signature alcohol and ink on glass artwork. Also on display at Brooklyns is art, in print form, from many places around the world. This display is part of the Buy Art Fight Poverty Program which has become the art component of the commitment to end poverty of A Future Without Poverty, Inc. (FWOP), a 501(c)(3). The Program website, www.buyartfightpoverty.org, has been set up and is administered by Lalo, Inc. for FWOP. The opportunity to see LALO member art at Brooklyn’s Marketplace joins other LALO exhibitions at the Warehouse Art Gallery in Luray, the Blue Wing Frog in Front Royal, Falls Church Distillers LLC in Falls Church and CrepeWorx in Winchester.
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.
Luray: Now showing artwork 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-November, 2017. The Lalo wall at the Main Gallery at the Warehouse Art Gallery will feature one or two Lalo artists. Front Royal: Fall Party for Lalo Members scheduled for November 4, 2017 at Lickson home from 7:00 to 8:30PM. All active Lalo Members are invited. Falls Church: Exhibit and Sale for Lalo Artists continue through the Fall at Falls Church Distillers LLC. Several Lalo artists have sold artwork. Winter show is set for Late November, Come to the Church for an evening of good art and cheer. Browntown: Lalo artists will display their works for sale at the Browntown Holiday Event from 9:00AM to 3:00PM on November 18, 2017. Selah Theater: 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. Front Royal: Major Fund-Raiser is now scheduled for the Northern Virginia Metro Region on December 2, 2017. The “Artists’ Ball” will feature good food, live music and a collection of the works of Lalo artists. Watch for this major event coming up and plan now to hold the date.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.”