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Art for Healing

February 23rd, 2010

One of my paintings will be a part of an exciting charity event called Circus Couture coming up this Sunday, February 28th at Rain Nightclub in the Palms Resort and Casino. In their own words, “Circus Couture is a Performance, Fashion, and Art Event to benefit St. Baldrick’s and The Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases of Las Vegas.” You can find out more about the event and this wonderful charity on their website www.circuscouture.org/.

Once I found out that this event would be put together by performers and crew from the different Cirque du Soleil shows here in Las Vegas I knew instantly which painting I wanted to contribute. Late last year I featured masks from the Cirque shows “O” and “KA” in my painting Love at First Sight, shown below. (I wrote about the creation of this painting here.) When I dropped the painting off today it was met with much excitement – making me even happier with my decision.

Love at First Sight

Love at First Sight – ©2009, Don Michael, Jr.

On a TOTALLY” different front, my copy of the book “Art Buzz, the 2010 Collection” finally arrived in the mail today. I now know that my painting Birthright was the one selected to appear in this publication which will be sent to museums and galleries around the world in support of up-and-coming artists. I’m so happy Birthright was juried into the book and proud that it was also awarded a 3rd place in acrylic. Below is a photo showing my featured painting as well as an inset showing the cover.

Art Buzz Pg 40 - lo-res

You can find out more about this publication here.

Now, it’s time to paint… Happy Creating!

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11 Comments for 'Art for Healing'

  1. Stan Kurth Said:

    Nice contribution Don. Really enjoyed the story about the title. It fits and you are a romantic. Congrats on the book and award!

  2. Celeste Said:

    Congratulations on “Art Buzz”! Your painting looks remarkable–it jumps off the page. And your donation painting is also so striking. I am certain they will be completely happy to have it !!

  3. Mark Sheeky Said:

    Wow well done on getting into Art Buzz, the picture looks amazing there. I’m sure Love at First Sight will be a big hit too.

  4. Kathy Said:

    Congratulations on BOTH achievements, Don!! Your star is rapidly rising and deservedly so. Before you become so famous that you’ll have no time to blog, we have the wonderful opportunity to learn about your thoughts and work here. I’m taking full advantage of it 🙂

  5. sue elliot Said:

    You’re just a river running downhill to the ocean right now…CONGRATULATIONS on both counts!

  6. Margaret Ryall Said:

    I can’t believe what a dynamo you are this year. Every time you post the news get’s better and better, not to mention the stunning work. I think you’re becoming my idol for productive studio time. I’ve never heard about this organization nor this publication. Thanks for the info.Congrats on being included.

  7. Robin Said:

    I love cirque de soliel – your painting makes a perfect connection to the charity event. Also, congratulations on the book, your painting looks great.
    p.s. I just gave you a “Sunshine Award” and you can find out about it on my blog.

  8. Pam Huggins Said:

    Don- every time I come here to visit- such marvelous things are happening! Your contribution to the event is just perfect- and it’s speaks to your uncanny ability to gauge a feeling- your sensitivity is ever present. And the book- WOW!!! Congratulations!!! Your painting does just jump off the page- it’s a stand out. Words just can’t express how happy I am for you Don. Your hard work and your commitment to art and people continues to shine through.

  9. Don Said:

    Stan… Thanks! I’m afraid you’re onto me…

    Celeste… Thank you. I was really excited about where it was and its size in the book. My fingers are crossed on the donated piece…

    Mark… Thank you, so much… I hope it does well.

    Kathy… Thanks for another generous comment! Now I’ve got the Bad Company song, “Shooting Star” rattling around in my head… Can’t quite put my finger on why. 😛

    Margaret… Thank you! It HAS been an exciting year, so far… I hope to keep that momentum going.

    Robin… Thank you! I’m so excited that I’ll be around several of the Cirque performers – in costume and performing – on Sunday night. Thanks also for the Sunshine Award. I left you a note on your blog.

    Pam… Thank you! You have such a generous and sweet heart. Your words mean a lot to me.


  10. Suzanne Said:

    Congratulations my friend!! It looks wonderful in the book and the award as well!!!! So deserved, I’m so happy for you.

  11. Don’s Blog » Circus Couture – The Event Said:

    […] week I blogged about one of my works being auctioned off for charity. (You can read about it here.) Well, last night was the event and I knew I couldn’t miss […]



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