This is a press release submitted to the Las Vegas Sun. It has not been verified or edited by the Sun.
International Artists Raise Funds To Provide Insurance For Special Needs Children
Published on Fri, Nov 16, 2012 (3:06 p.m.)Life Long Dreams a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping special needs students realize their dreams of exploring the world of visual and performing arts, has experienced a down turn in donations due to the recent economic crisis in Las Vegas. Marilyn St-Pierre and Mark Boneham internationally acclaimed artists have come to the aid of Life Long Dreams in an effort to help raise funds to pay for the liability insurance necessary for the students to continue their visual and performing arts programs.
Tshelene Henreid Co-Founder of Life Long dreams is quoted as saying “it is vital that our students are kept safe and that every contingency is covered when it comes to insuring their health and well being.” Our students perform at various venues in the Las Vegas community supporting the efforts of other organizations and bringing awareness to the amazing personal success they achieve as they create amazing art or step onto the stage and perform, sometimes as well as the professional entertainers and artist that mentor their journey into the world of professional entertainment and the visual arts.
On November 11th 2012 Life Long Dreams hosted a private reception at their “My Heart’s Art Gallery” in the Dinosaurs & Roses Midtown Art Gallery located above Dinosaurs & Roses Thrift Shop at 6029 W Charleston and Jones to introduce the artists and art of Marilyn St-Pierre and Mark Boneham to the Las Vegas community.
Marilyn St-Pierre recently arrived in Las Vegas from Hawaii. Her artistic vision began to emerge when she opened her first art gallery in Palm Springs, California in 1966. She has flourished as a painter and continues to capture the imagination of patrons not only because of her thought provoking compositions but also because of her deepest conviction of the healing potential of her work. As of this release, her work is becoming enormously popular in the United States, Europe, and Asia, particularly in Japan. At present there are 23 of her original paintings hanging at the medical clinic in Osaka, Japan. Her paintings have been published in Beauty Magazine in Japan, along with poems written by Marilyn accompanying each painting.
Mark Boneham, born in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England is also a recent transplant to Las Vegas. Mark began painting after exploring the world for several years. Vietnam, Thailand, Australia, America and Italy mark some of the highlights of his trek around the world. The inter-cultural experiences he was exposed to created the passion in his artwork. Mark’s work has been premiered in Philadelphia, Aviano (Italy) and London.
While his first works reflected the essence of early American culture, his present work shows a progression into a more colorful style, reflecting an evolving depth of spirituality. Mark’s spiritual energy flows into each of his creations and invariably is felt by each and every viewer, speaking to their individual spiritual needs.
The exhibition will be on display at the Life Long Dreams “My Heart’s Art Gallery” in the Dinosaurs & Roses Midtown Art Gallery located above Dinosaurs & Roses Thrift Shop at 6029 W Charleston and Jones until Dec. 2nd. A portion of the proceeds of all art sold will be donated to Life Long Dreams. Stop by enjoy the art, talk to the artists, make a purchase and help us reach our goal.