“The Art of the Bow Tie” Jeremy Michael Calhoun July 20-August 10, 2012
ilume® GALLERIE 4123 Cedar Springs Suite 107 Dallas , TX 75219
Artist’s Reception : Friday, July 20 , 2012 6:00PM-10:00pm Benefitting: AIDS Interfaith Network, Dallas
contact: Ron Radwanski p:214.507.7369 e:email@example.com
July 10, 2012 (Dallas, TX) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dallas artist Jeremy Michael Calhoun presents his first collection of more than forty original bow ties done with mixed media in fabrics, metals, wood, and plastic. The bow tie originated among Croation mercenaries during the Prussian wars of the 17th century, and was soon adopted by the French with the formal name cravat, which is French for “Croat”. Bow ties have always been associated with different professions such as architects, attor- neys, educators, and politicians, but have graduated to an art form in recent years. The artist’s adventurous and unique adaptions have a placement for fashion aficionados and collectors alike.
The show benefits AIDS Interfaith Network, and is sponsored by KRÜ 82 Vodka. The reception is free and open to the public. The 2013 Mercedes Benz donated by Park Place Motors to be auctioned in November at the Black Tie Dinner will also be featured at the opening reception. Auction tickets will be available for $100.00 each with only 2,000 tickets being sold.
About AIDS Interfaith Network, Dallas “Twenty-Five Years of Help.....Lifetimes of Hope”
AIN works to prevent the spread of HIV and serves more than 2,000 men, women, and youth living with HIV/ AIDS and makes more than 10,000 contacts with at-risk individuals through outreach and prevention programs. Most clients have incomes that range from $0 to $800.00 per month, and almost half are homeless or living in transitional circumstances. The agency adheres to the basic core values of Service, Respect, Inclusion, Collabo- ration, and Compassion. For additional information: www.aidsinterfaithnetwork.org.
About ilume® GALLERIE
The ilume® GALLERIE is instrumental in showcasing new and established contemporary artists in fine art, sculpture, photography, and jewelry. The gallery hosts monthly “benefit shows”, “Artist Talks”, The ModArt Show, and “Objects of Desire II “ this October, 2012 from moderndallas.net Also, this summer and fall 2012, “The ilume® GALLERIE Artist Experience”, which enables the public to enroll in various classes from the gal- lery’s artists. The gallery also has contributed to public art with the placement of sculpture and fine art in the public areas of the ilume®, the main reading room at the Oak Lawn Public Library, and the Cedar Springs thoroughfare.