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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

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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.

LALO HAS NEW PHONE NUMBER

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.

NEW GALLERY IN FRONT ROYAL

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. FWOP printsAlso 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.

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.

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.