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.
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.
The Board of Directors of LALO, Inc. has announced that the Spring Reception will be held June 9, 2018, at the new Gallery Area of Brooklyn’s Marketplace upstairs on the Main Street, Font Royal, VA facility (formerly Kibler’s Furniture Store). Continue reading LALO SPRING RECEPTION THIS YEAR AT BROOKLYN’S
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-660-4643.
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.
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.
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.
- Luray New showing 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-July, 2017.
- Front Royal Several Lalo artists’ works can be seen at the Blue Wing Frog on Chester Street. Artists represented include Barbara Jennings, Donna Werley, Roxolana Armstrong, Bryane Lickson, Charles Lickson, Clive Turner, Deb Schneider, Barbara Stevens, Hannia Smith, Maxine Weitzner and Karen Weinberg.
- Selah Theater Lalo artists will be participating in the arts event at the Selah Theater in Front Royal on June 23, 3017.
- The 4-H Center Lalo artists’ work will be on display and for sale at the Front Royal community day beginning at 4PM on July 1, 2017. Lalo is pleased to support the 4-H Center and to participate in the community’s celebration of America’s birthday.
- Winchester Works by Lalo artists are on display and for sale at CrepeWorx on the downtown mall in the City of Winchester.
- Falls Church Lalo will supply all the art for the opening of Falls Church Distillers LLC. The Falls Church location expects to open sometime in June.