Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Vote 4 the Best - Park West Gallery

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The annual WDIV Channel 4 vote "4 the Best" contest has begun!

Voters can select their favorites from among 4300+ local Detroit businesses in 100+ categories.

Park West Gallery was selected as the 2008 Winner in the Arts and Entertainment category for "Best Art Gallery in Detroit" -- and we would love to keep our title in 2009!

Click here to cast your vote "4 the Best" - Park West Gallery!

Contest ends August 31, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

Support Buy Michigan Week

Buy Michigan Now
Buy Michigan Week
July 27 - August 2, 2009

Support the local economy by purchasing products made in Michigan and buying from Michigan‐based companies.

The Buy Michigan Now initiative was declared by the official proclamation from Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm stating that the week of July 27, 2009 is Buy Michigan Week in Michigan. In the proclamation, Governor Granholm states her support of the initiative: “I encourage all residents of this state to take advantage of the many great products and services that the state of Michigan has to offer by buying Michigan first.”

How can you make a difference? Here are just five ways you can help:
  1. Visit a different Michigan museum, gallery, theater, or zoo each month.

  2. Invite your out of state friends and/or family to come for a visit.

  3. Believe in Michigan. Tell others about all that this great state has to offer.

  4. Take your family on a Michigan vacation. There is so much to see and do!

  5. Make changes in your buying habits starting today.
How else can you help support the Michigan economy? Share your ideas here!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Pigeons as Discerning Art Critics?

Can a pigeon judge "good art" from "bad art" in the same way as a person? A fascinating new study by Japanese researchers says yes.

June 25, 2009 / TOKYO (AFP) Pigeons may sometimes appear to randomly target city sculptures with their droppings, but according to a new Japanese study they also have the potential to become discerning art critics.

Researchers at Tokyo's Keio University say they have found that the birds have "advanced perceptive abilities" and can distinguish between "good" and "bad" paintings, recognising beauty the way humans do.

The team -- which previously published research saying that pigeons can tell a Monet from a Picasso -- was seeking to find out whether the animals may also be able to prefer one to the other. For their experiment, the scientists took paintings by elementary school children and selected those that were commonly deemed to be "good" and "bad" by teachers and a control group of other adults.

Keio University in a report clarified that the research "did not deal with advanced artistic judgements." "But it did indicate that pigeons are able to learn to distinguish 'good' or 'beautiful' paintings the way an ordinary human being can," it said.

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Pablo Picasso: 347 Series

The 347 Series are among the last hand-signed etchings and engravings Picasso ever created, with each of the original plates being etched or engraved by the hand of Picasso alone.

The 347 Series:

• 347 different etchings, engravings, drypoints

• The last great collection of Picasso graphic works

• The cancelled plates are with the publisher Galerie Louise Leiris

347 Series: No. 34 by Pablo Picasso347 Series: No. 34

Background on the 347 Series:

In just seven months (March 16-October 5, 1968) Picasso engaged in a historical battle against the wave of conceptual and theoretical “art” that was the rage in avant-garde circles in the late 1960’s. He rejected the notions of “anyone can be an artist, and anything can be art,” -- the rallying cry of the conceptualists. Picasso resisted not through words, but through a herculean creativity that pointed the way back to aesthetic beauty, technical brilliance, and the narrative of art history: the building blocks of his life and art. It is doubtful that any artist will ever live again who will match this achievement. Consider that Rembrandt made approximately 300 etchings in his lifetime. Picasso made 347 in seven months. The tirage of hand-signed examples of the 347 Series consists of 50 numbered examples, plus 17 artist's proof examples; 66 of the 347 images were also created for a small folio called Tales of Celestine; 400 folios were created, none were hand-signed.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Park West Gallery ART NEWS: June 2009

Attention Park West Gallery Newsletter fans,
Issue 10: June 2009 is here!

Park West Gallery-newsletter-Issue 10

Issue 10 features include:
  • Mayor Honors Park West Gallery,

  • New Art Enhances Hotel Restaurant,

  • Print Club of Albany Exhibit,

  • Leslie Lew's "Food for Thought,"

  • Romero Britto: Sport is Humanity,

  • Times Top 200 Artists,

  • Summer with the Masters,
    …And More!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Unseen Dalí Works to Appear in Buffalo

The Edmund Klein Collection. Photo Credit: artdaily.org
Published June 22, 2009
Compiled by DAVE ITZKOFF for
The New York Times

BUFFALO, NEW YORK -- Fifteen drawings by Salvador Dalí that have not been previously shown will make their debut as part of an exhibition on his work that will open on Saturday at the Anderson Gallery at the State University of New York at Buffalo, the Web site artdaily.org reported. The drawings were made by Dalí for Dr. Edmund Klein, a researcher at the university’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences who treated him for skin cancer beginning in 1972.

Paul Chimera, a spokesman for the Klein family, told artdaily.org that Dalí, who died in 1989, had paid for his treatments by creating the sketches on blank pages, pads, a photography catalog and the back of a document written by Dr. Klein, who died in 1999.

Friday, June 19, 2009

City Honors Park West Gallery

Published June 18, 2009
By JENNIE MILLER, C & G Staff Writer:
Southfield Sun

SOUTHFIELD - Driving southbound on Northwestern Highway into the city of Southfield years ago, City Councilman Myron Frasier was overwhelmed as he came upon the sight of Park West Gallery. "Now that's what a building ought to look like," Frasier said June 15, recalling the memory of first spotting the 63, 000-square-foot gallery, a Greco-Roman structure with towering columns designed in 1979.

"It was just really great (to see), and it still is," said Frasier as the city celebrated Park West Gallery Day June 15 in recognition of the company's 40 years of operation in Southfield, dating back even further than its awe-inspiring facility to 1969 with its first location on Nine Mile Road.

Founded by Albert Scaglione, Park West is now one of the largest art dealers in the world, selling works of art through its galleries in Michigan and Florida, as well as on cruise ships internationally.

"We are proud to be the home town of this internationally respected business celebrating its 40th year," said Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence, who thanked Scaglione and his wife, Mitsie, for their "loyalty and outstanding contributions to this city." The Scagliones have also been active in the region through the establishment of the Park West Foundation, which provides support to young people who have been aged out of the foster care system.

Proud of the honor bestowed upon him and his company, Scaglione thanked the city for its support.

"It's very gratifying," he said. "It's been a long journey for me here in Southfield. I've been in the city for a long time, and it's great to be recognized in this way." He said it's been a pleasure to work with the city and the community over the last four decades.

"The city has been terrific," Scaglione said. "It's a great place for us to build our homes (and) build our businesses. I think one of the best things about this (region) is the work ethic. (And) we have a great mixed population. We have all different kinds of ethnic groups. (It is) a melting pot of a very high-quality talent pool." As he enters his own 70th year of life, Scaglione isn't sure what the future holds for his company, which he admits is seeing diminished sales in this struggling economy, but he hopes Park West will go on.

"We'll probably do this until we aren't around to do it anymore," Scaglione said, adding that he and Mitsie have five children who work in the family business. "We can work together - it's a privilege; it's a pleasure; it's an honor. I know we're in a tough time, but we just hope we can keep going the way we have been.

We're seeing mild improvements, and I hope that continues. I'm hopeful that the recovery has quietly begun, and we are starting to see that." Scaglione planned to host a celebration for gallery staff this week complete with pizza and wings to commemorate the occasion.

"I'm very close to the staff here; some of them have been here 25-30 years," he said.

As cause for further celebration, Albert and Mitsie Scaglione plan to renew their marriage vows on his birthday, July 4.

Read more at www.candgnewspapers.com

Park West Gallery Day - June 15, 2009Left to right: Southfield Mayor Brenda L. Lawrence, Mitsie and Albert Scaglione, Southfield Council President Donald F. Fracassi

Disney Museum to Open Fall 2009

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NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Walt Disney is a global brand with film studios and theme parks bearing his name, but now his family are unveiling a museum to tell the story of the animation pioneer they say has been lost behind the trademark.

The Walt Disney Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization established in 1995 to promote education and the study of Disney, will open the Walt Disney Family Museum on October 1 in San Francisco.

"My father's name is probably one of the most well-known names around the world, but as the 'brand' or trademark has spread, for many, the man has become lost," Disney's daughter and museum founder, Diane Disney Miller, said in a statement.

The museum will trace Disney's life from his birth in Chicago and childhood in Missouri to his move to California in 1920s, where he married and his animation career took off with the creation of the "Mickey Mouse" character.

Read the Full Article at Reuters.com

More about the Disney Family Museum

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Miró - Dupin. Art and Poetry

Jacques Dupin and Joan Miró - Qui ravaude l'aigre tranchée..., 1970. Hand-written poem with an illustration: gouache and ink on paper, 72 x 54 cm. Private collection, Paris © Successió Miró

BARCELONA, Spain -- Twenty-five years after artist Joan Miró's death, The Joan Miró Foundation presents a new exhibit Miró – Dupin. Art and Poetry. The show examines the artist’s lifelong interest in poetry and his close friendship with French poet, biographer and art critic, Jacques Dupin.

The exhibit pays tribute to Dupin, a trustee of The Foundation since its inception, for his contribution as a poet, biographer and writer on the art of Joan Miró. In Volume I of "Miró Engravings (1928 - 1960)," the catalogue raisonné written by Dupin, the author explains:

"If the sense of craftsmanship favorizes Miró’s coming to engraving, his passion for poetry plays an even more determinant role. He has always felt and affirmed the need, for him vital, to surpass the limits of his art and to go beyond painting. Poetry, more than the writings of philosophers and novelists, more even than music, is his magnetic pole, his creator of tensions, this 'bouche d'ombre' which summons and paralyzes, instigates and mediates, which is capable of opening space and strenghtening his creative powers." [Jacques Dupin. "Miro Engravings, Vol. I." Rizzoli Publishing. New York. 1989.]
Miró - Dupin. Art and Poetry is divided into three parts:
  • Joan Miró and poetry - examines the artist's lifelong interest in poetry.

  • Dupin - Miró. Dialogues between a poet and a painter - highlights the very close working relationship and friendship between the two men that began in 1957 when Dupin started work on his book on Joan Miró.

  • Dupin, poet and artists' biographer - analyzes the author's work as a poet and his commitment to the world of art.
The exhibit is open to the public starting June 17 and runs through October 18, 2009. For more information visit http://www.fundaciomiro-bcn.org/.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

June 15 is "Park West Gallery Day" in Southfield

Park West’s 40 years of bringing art to the world as one of Southfield’s most successful companies is recognized

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Park West Gallery is being recognized for its 40 years as one of Southfield’s most successful companies. The City of Southfield, Michigan has declared June 15, 2009 “Park West Gallery Day” to commemorate Park West’s ongoing commitment to the community, its employment of thousands of Southeast Michigan citizens, and its ongoing success in bringing the joy of art to more than one million customers worldwide.

Park West Gallery
Albert Scaglione, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Park West Gallery, will receive the formal proclamation of “Park West Gallery Day” from Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence during the Monday, June 15 meeting of the Southfield City Council. Southfield is the 15th largest city in Michigan and is considered Michigan’s business center with more than 9,000 businesses and more than 80 Fortune 500 companies.

“For more than 40 years, Park West Gallery has provided the citizens of Southfield and the state of Michigan with a world-class art gallery featuring works from the most distinguished and well known artists in the world,” said Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence. “Park West Gallery has been a leader in its support of the community through its involvement in countless non-profit organizations and through its own Park West Foundation, which provides support to young people who have recently aged out of the foster care system. I want to personally recognize the leadership and entrepreneurial spirit of Albert Scaglione who has made Park West Gallery an institution for all of Michigan to be proud.”

Albert Scaglione said, “Park West has been pleased to call Southfield ‘home’ for the last 40 years. We appreciate the tremendous support we receive from the community and we look forward to another 40 years of bringing the joy of art to the people of the world from our headquarters right here in Southfield.”

Southfield residents can watch the live presentation of Mayor Lawrence’s presentation of the proclamation declaring June 15, 2009 “Park West Gallery Day” by attending the Monday, June 15 meeting of the Southfield City Council at 7 p.m. The event also will be streamed live on the city’s website and will be broadcast live on City Cable 15. Replays of the Park West presentation can be found on City Cable 15 on June 16 & 23 at 12:30 p.m.; June 17, 20, 21, 22, 24, 27 & 28 at 7:30 p.m.; and, June 18 & 25 at 11 p.m.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Art Exhibit By Leslie Lew "Food for Thought"

NEW YORK -- The John C. Hart Library is pleased to announce an exhibit of “Food for Thought,” sculpted oils by Leslie Lew. An artist’s reception will be held on June 13 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend. The exhibition, “Food for Thought” explores the themes of products, food and places within our culture.

The Hart Library, Yorktown’s Community Library, is located at 1130 East Main Street, Shrub Oak, New York. It is open Monday through Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The library is closed on Sundays. Call (914) 245-5262, x-227 or visit http://www.yorktownlibrary.org/.

Leslie Lew ArtworkABOUT THE ARTIST
Leslie Lew’s paintings bespeak the legacy of Pop Art. Her embrace of throwaway imagery - specifically of mundane printed matter, from comic books to pulp periodicals to elementary school textbooks to ad illustrations - revisits the most radical of Pop’s earlier subject matter along with addressing American culture.

An artist that began showing in the 80’s as part of the East Village Art Movement, Ms. Lew’s career has spanned over 25 years. Her painting technique is like no other artist and results in a work she refers to as “Sculpted Oils”. They are really between painting and sculpture, in which the surface is first built up with acrylic, and then painted with thick, impasto oil paint. This creates a surface that can be three inches thick.

Ms. Lew has had over twenty solo shows, and is currently in the Westchester Biennial 2008. She has participated in numerous museum exhibitions including the New Museum, the Katonah Museum, and the Guggenheim Museum. She is also in a number of respected art collections and was recently included in the art history publication of The Martin Z. Margulies Collection, alongside other notable artists as Lichtenstein, Warhol, Stella, De Kooning, Pollock, Miro, and Picasso.

Norman Rockwell’s Rosie the Riveter Joins Crystal Bridges’ Collection

Press release courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art -

BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 8, 2009 – Norman Rockwell’s painting Rosie the Riveter, an immensely popular icon of the American work ethic, is now part of the permanent collection at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Painted for the May 29, 1943 cover of the Saturday Evening Post, Rosie the Riveter depicts a strong, capable feminine figure on the home front work effort during World War II.

“Rockwell’s thoroughly modern Rosie not only addresses the war effort as touching all American lives but a ‘can do’ spirit and the emergence of women into the workforce during a time of national crisis,” said Chris Crosman, chief curator at Crystal Bridges. “She is emblematic of a sea change in American culture,” said Crosman. “Importantly, the artist’s depiction celebrates, even helps to invent, due to mass distribution as a War Bond poster and magazine cover, the beginnings of gender equality.”

Well known for capturing idyllic, yet honest, images of American life, from Thanksgiving to baseball to topical subjects such as the Civil Rights Movement, many of Norman Rockwell’s paintings became popular symbols of American values and turned multitudes of Americans into art enthusiasts.

Crystal Bridges’ acquisition of Rosie the Riveter from a private collector will now give public audiences opportunities to share in this important painting’s timeless spirit and transformative story.

Rosie the Riveter, Norman RockwellNorman Rockwell, Rosie the Riveter, 1943, oil on canvas, 52 x 40 in.
Image courtesy of The Saturday Evening Post, Photography by Dwight Primiano

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Salvador Dali Retrospective Opens in Melbourne

Excerpt from thewest.com.au --

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA -- A Salvador Dali work that was shunned by Melbourne’s major gallery 70 years ago will dominate the National Gallery of Victoria’s Winter Masterpieces program.

Memory of the Child-Woman, Salvador Dali
Sir Keith Murdoch brought Dali’s Memory of the Child-Woman (pictured above) to Australia in 1939, but the NGV’s director at the time wanted nothing to do with it, and the painting was instead shown at Melbourne’s Town Hall.

Now it is back as a highlight of the Salvador Dali Liquid Desire exhibition opening this weekend, which features more than 200 pieces spanning the artist’s entire career, from cubism to surrealism to film.

Dali designed the disturbing dream sequence for Alfred Hitchcock’s Spellbound and worked with Walt Disney on the animated film Destino. Both films are screening as part of the exhibition.

The exhibition opens on June 13 and runs until October 4.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Picasso's Chateau in France Opens to the Public

Excerpted from Telegraph.co.uk -

In the grounds of Château de Vauvenargues, near the Provençal town of Aix-en-Provence, there is a simple mound of earth, covered in grass and ringed by ivy. Perched on top is a curvaceous bronze nude, made by Pablo Picasso in 1933, and exhibited alongside Guernica in the Paris international exhibition of 1937. But, in terms of significance, it doesn’t come close to what lies beneath: the body of the artist himself.

This summer, 36 years after Picasso’s death, the château in the south of France opens its gates to the public for the first time. The Spanish artist bought Château de Vauvenargues in 1958 after he discovered it in the foothills of Mont Sainte-Victoire, the mountain immortalised in countless paintings by Paul Cézanne, the man Picasso regarded as his artistic father.

Picasso's Château de Vauvenargues

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Henri Matisse Exhibition Now Open in Spain

Excerpted from ArtDaily.org

From June 9, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is presenting the exhibition Matisse: 1917-1941, comprising a survey of the artist’s work during the central period of his career. The exhibition’s curator has selected 74 paintings, sculptures and drawings, most of which have never been previously exhibited in Spain, loaned from about fifty museums and collections world-wide.

Matisse: 1917-1941 aims to analyze Matisse’s work over a lengthy period that has until now been of less scholarly interest than the start and end of his career. It proposes to establish the keys to this period in the light of the artistic climate in which the artist was working.

Odalisque with a Turkish Chair by Henri MatisseHenri Matisse, Odalisque with a Turkish Chair, 1927-28. Oil on canvas, 60 x 73 cm. Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Romero Britto: Sport is humanity

Posted June 4, 2009 by fifa.com --

World-renowned Brazilian painter Romero Britto is one of many artists proud to participate in the campaign for the Official Art Poster Edition of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™, part of the profits of which will be put back into the '20 Centres for 2010' campaign. In an exclusive interview with FIFA.com at the 59th FIFA Congress in Nassau, where two of his works were being showcased, this colourful 46-year-old spoke passionately about his art, football, his motivations and the FIFA World Cup.

Britto_FIFARomero Britto and Jennifer Santiago release a painting done by the Brazilian artist, during the 59th FIFA Congress opening ceremony, 2 June 2009. Photo courtesy: foto-net.

FIFA.com: Romero, could you tell our readers a little bit about yourself?
Romero Britto: I was born in Recife, north-east Brazil, almost half a century ago. I come from a large family, with seven brothers who played football non-stop, whether on the street, on the beach, or in the house! Looking back, it really was chaos - the house was always full of my brothers' friends, as well as a veritable menagerie of animals.

Where did you go from there?
I studied law because when I was a kid I dreamed of being the Brazilian ambassador. But back then I was already painting and drawing as well. From the age of eight, I started drawing everywhere, including on the walls at home, artwork which my mother somewhat failed to appreciate. But I never thought that this passion for art would develop into a career, or that one day I would be travelling around the world exhibiting my work. I left Brazil for Europe once I'd given up on the idea of becoming a diplomat. I stayed there for a year, before moving on to the United States, where I've now been living for the past 23 years.

And how would you describe your art?
Through my art, I try to express the things I would personally like to experience on a daily basis, such as positivity, energy and joy. I don't want to depict events like death and tragedies which we see in the media every day. I wake up every morning with the goal of being a source of hope and inspiration for everyone, including myself. I want to feel good and I hope that this is reflected in my art. If I'm able to share this feeling with others, why shouldn't I? I'm truly flattered that so many people appreciate my work.

What can you tell us about the painting you did for the Official Art Poster Edition?
I was very excited to be asked to do that painting. Africa as a whole is a fascinating continent - it was the birthplace of civilisation and will once again be the setting for a new beginning. Sport is a medium; it is humanity, a way to unite people. On the pitch, everyone is equal and can express themselves freely. The 2010 World Cup will be an opportunity for the world to get to know Africa as a whole, beginning with South Africa.

You have said that art can be a reflection of the good and simple things in life. Do you think that this applies equally to football?
Absolutely. By that I meant that you don't need major events to live life to the full. Sport is very simple and yet can change people's lives. The act of playing together, in a group or even just one-on-one, is an imitation of life. People must talk to each other and continue to share, and sport enables them to do that regardless of culture and race - that's the beauty of it.

What does football mean to you?
Football is all about friendship and togetherness. This can start in the smallest communities and spread throughout the country. It is humanity, people who are living their passion and who love to play. It's not really about winning or losing, but doing something you love. It is this spirit of celebration and sharing that brings people to the stadium. It really gets the emotions flowing.

You're clearly a strong believer in charitable actions. Why is this?
Ever since I was small, I've always loved sharing. I wasn't a selfish child. Later, in the United States, I met people who had experienced tragedy and who, as a result, had set up charitable associations. I realised that life had been kind to me - I was born in a fabulous country, I'd travelled all over the world, I had a good education, etc - so when I can, I like to give something back. I went to many schools, from Yale to Georgetown, to share my passion and maybe even provide a little inspiration. Helping your community is important work, and I love doing it.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Park West Gallery Summer Sale

Park West Gallery Summer Sale 09

Fine artwork, designer jewelry, Japanese woodcuts and sports memorabilia featured

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The Park West Gallery Summer Collection is currently being featured online and boasts an array of fine artwork, high-end designer jewelry, Japanese woodcuts and sports memorabilia - all of which are being sold at exciting sale prices now through September 14th. Customers may also visit Park West’s elegant gallery to view the Summer Collection along with the 3 ½ acres of sculpture gardens and luxuriant grounds that surround the gallery.

More than 300 works from some of the world’s greatest artists including the Masters - Rembrandt, Picasso, Goya, Chagall, and Dali as well as contemporary artists - Peter Max, Yaacov Agam, Romero Britto, Simon Bull, Linda Le Kinff, Marcus Glenn, and Itzchak Tarkay, are included in the Summer Collection. A variety of mediums including oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors and drawings, hand-signed limited-edition etchings, lithographs, serigraphs and hand-embellished graphic works make up the selection of artwork.

Fine jewelry from high-end designers such as Erte, Yvel, Di Modolo, Lumiere, Diara, and Roberto Coin is also featured. While the collection is diverse, all of the jewelry has certain qualities in common: timeless characteristics, superb craftsmanship, and unique design.

The Japanese Woodcuts in the Park West Gallery Summer Collection were created in the 1800s and provide a glimpse into the rich history of Japan. The subject matters depicted include: sumo wrestling (viewed by the Japanese to be equally spiritual and physical); the Tale of Genji (perhaps the first complete novel which was written by Lady Murasaki Shikibu in the eleventh century); Bijn-Ga (meaning pictures of beautiful women); and kabuki (depictions of actors from the Edo period, during which the theater was both fashionable and popular).

A portion of Park West Gallery’s expansive sports memorabilia collection has been incorporated into the Summer Collection. A selection of signed photographs and sport-specific memorabilia are included in the offering as well as Muhammad Ali collectables exclusive to Park West Gallery.

Gallery hours: Monday - Wednesday 10am - 6pm Thursday - Friday 10am - 7pm Saturday 11am - 6pm. The Summer Collection can be viewed at sales.parkwestgallery.com, and knowledgeable Park West Gallery representatives are ready to help with purchases at 800.521.9654.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

"Chagall for Children" Traveling Exhibit

Kohl Children’s Museum put together a world-class, multi-sensory, hands-on exploration of one of the best-known and best-loved artists of the twentieth century, Marc Chagall. The exhibit is on the road and is currently at Port Discovery Children's Museum in Baltimore.

Courtesy of MarylandFamilyMagazine.com --

Kids can experience the art of Marc Chagall at an exhibit opening this month at Port Discovery Children’s Museum.

“Chagall for Children,” an interactive exhibit, will allow kids to create mosaics, weave tapestries, use touch screens to digitally alter Chagall’s masterpieces, conduct symphonies and even insert themselves into one of his paintings.

Chagall was a Russian-born Jewish painter who lived most of his life in France. The exhibit features 14 reproductions of his works including “The Birthday," “The Rooster," and "Paris Through the Window.”

“The similarities between Chagall’s fanciful paintings and children’s artwork is one of the reasons his work was chosen as the center of the exhibit,” according to a press release. Developed by the Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago, “Chagall for Children” is an introduction to art for very young children that can be enjoyed by children of all ages.

The exhibit will be at Port Discovery May 23 to Sept. 7. The museum is located at 35 Market Place in Baltimore. Admission is $11.75 for children 2 and up. For more information call 410-727-8120 or visit http://www.portdiscovery.org/.

Chagall For Children
Photo Courtesy of Kohl Children's Museum

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