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

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.
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LALO SPRING RECEPTION THIS YEAR AT BROOKLYN’S

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).
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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.

Luray Festival of the Arts this weekend!

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