Canadian Artist Aaron W. Lacey to Donate Art to Sentebale and Art Start
NEW YORK (RUSHPRNEWS)Â 09/16/2008-Â – Canadian artist Aaron W. Lacey to show his latest work in New York, at the Agora Gallery from October 1st to the 21st. Lacey is donating 70% of proceeds from the sale of any painting that may sell from the Beyond Borders exhibition, an exhibition of Fine Art from Canada, (October 1 – October 21, 2008 / reception on October 2), to Art Start (www.art-start.org) and to Sentebale (www.sentebale.org).
The value of the donated art to Art-Start (www.art-start.org) is $19,500.00 and $13,500.00 to Sentebale (www.sentebale.org) to the Beyond Borders: Exhibition of Fine Art from Canada.
Angela Di Bello, director at the Agora Gallery describes Lacey’s work in those terms, “Aaron W. Lacey creates remarkable artworks with a mixed media process that incorporates moulding pastes, clothing and acrylic paint. While evoking consumer culture as in Pop Art and the untamed aesthetics of Abstract Expressionism, each piece has an individual character based upon the materials that he is working with. The petrified state of the fabrics appears nearly archaeological while its textures and folds create a visually dynamic force within the work. By varying his process Lacey is able to create a swath of fascinating effects, from bubbling metal to glistening flower petals”.
Lacey’s approach to art merges his passion for all that is beautiful and sensorial with science, the artist explains “My work is unique and rare because I have fused science, art and fashion,” he states. “All my work has texture for the purpose of touch.”
Paintings for sale at the Agora Gallery
Proceeds donated to Sentebale: Sentebale – which means “forget me not” in Sesotho – was founded by Prince Harry and Lesotho’s Prince Seeiso in the memory of Harry’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, and Prince Seeiso’s late mother, Queen â€˜Mamohato, to help orphans and vulnerable children in a nation of 1.8 million people, where about 300,000 children have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. As reported by the Associated Press (July 9, 2008), “”The vulnerable children of Lesotho will always be welcome here,” said Prince Harry.
Arctic Blooms $16,500.00
Frutti Di Mare $6800.00
Proceeds donated to Art Start: Art-Start was founded in 1991 by Scott Rosenberg and a handful of New York artists to make art with homeless kids living in shelters. The purpose of the non-profit organization is to value and nurture the voices, hearts and minds of under-served children and teenagers and help them transform their lives through the creative process. Art Start received the President’s Service Award, April 27, 1997 from President Clinton.
Paul Marciano Vintage $25,000.00
Agora Gallery established in 1984, is a fine art gallery dedicated to the promotion of national and international artists, providing quality and original art to established and emerging collectors, catering to special events in support of fine art, organizations that foster social awareness and promote environmental issues. The gallery is also the publisher of ARTisSpectrum Magazine and the sponsor of Art-Mine.com
Angela Di Bello Director
530 West 25th Street,
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“Opening Reception Thursday, October 2nd-08”
To schedule an interview with Aaron W. Lacey or to obtain additional information about his work, contact Aaron W. Lacey’s publicists, Anne Howard or Isabelle RioÂ in Montreal at (514)-523-3771, or by e-mail atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org .