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.
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.
The Page Valley Arts Council
is sponsoring an Art Show
29 Sept-31 Oct with the theme “Color”. It should be an interesting show and will include paintings, photographs, sculpture, stained glass, dolls, etc.
There will be a free Artists’ Reception
on 29 Sept from 2-4pm. We hope you will come!
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.
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
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.
Please join us this weekend, March 23-25th, for our “Festival of the Arts”, in beautiful downtown Luray, Va. It promises to be a wonderful weekend, rain or shine, since all activities are indoors.
Our program of events/schedule is attached
or see our webpage: ValleyArtsCouncil.org
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.
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.
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.