Canadian Artist Aaron W. Lacey to Donate Art to Sentebale and New York-based Art Start

painting by Aaron Lacey - copyrightBeyond Borders: Exhibition of Fine Art from Canada at the Agora Gallery in New York, Artist To Donate Funds to Charity –
Prince Harry and Lesotho’s Prince Seeiso in the memory of their mothers, Diana, Princess of Wales, and Queen ‘Mamohato founded Sentebale to help AIDS orphans.

TORONTO,CANADA (RUSHPRNEWS)09/24/2008 – 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 $19.800,00 to Sentebale (www.sentebale.org) to be exhibited at the Beyond Borders: Exhibition of Fine Art from Canada.

As the only artist in the show giving his proceeds to charities, Aaron W. Lacey, explained his decision, “I picked Art Start because of its support for homeless kids living in shelters in New York City. The program helps to nurture and hopefully give them a better chance at life”. He further explained, “I picked Sentebale because I want to support Prince Harry in his endeavor to continue his late mother Diana’s, Princess of Wales, work with AIDS orphans.”

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

painting Artic Blooms by Aaron Lacey - copyrightProceeds 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 ‘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
Wiltshire $4500.00
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.

Guess $10,000.00
Paul Marciano Vintage $25,000.00

ABOUT AGORA GALLERY:
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.

Beyond Borders: Exhibition of Fine Art from Canada
Exhibition Dates: 10/1/2008 – 10/21/2008
“Beyond borders is an exhibition of innovative and stunning Canadian Art. Works span the range of artistic expression, each artist imparting with their unique style a little piece of the Canadian spirit. Playful, humorous, saturated with color, and presented in unique fashion, this is an exhibition to delight the senses.” Angela Di Bello, Director
Angela Di Bello, Director
530 West 25th Street,
Chelsea, New York City, NY
10001, USA

“Opening Reception Thursday, October 2nd-08”
6pm-8pm

Contact information:
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 Rio at (514)-523-3771. Or reach them by e-mail at request@annehoward.com.

Showing in Hamilton – Baileys Bistro, 255 James Street north, Hamilton – “Oops” 48×70 acrylic and mixed media including Abercrombie. Nike and diesel clothing priced 18 000.

ORIGINALS www.art-mine.com/ArtistPage/Aaron_W._Lacey.aspx

PRINTS www.redbubble.com/people/awlstudio

AGORA GALLERY www.agora-gallery.com/