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.