Furthering its mission to incite social change through the arts, The Collective Art Tank today announces it will be the launching point for renowned British artist Glyn Macey's charitable, nationwide tour 'USA 4 UNICEF.' Kicking off at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 5 at the Asbury Park-based arts collective, USA 4 UNICEF will cover 3,000 miles, 12 states and three time zones as Macey paints 100 original studies to be auctioned off in support of UNICEF, the United Nations children's organization. Liquitex, an industry-leading acrylic-based paint supplier and co-sponsor of The Collective Art Tank, will provide Macey with necessary art supplies throughout his journey. "We are honored that Macey, a celebrated artist with international recognition, has chosen to kick-off his American tour at The Collective Art Tank. . Liquitex and its sister brands Winsor & Newton and Conté ŕ Paris, also sponsors of The Collective Art Tank, are dedicated to supporting the arts as an agent for social change. The company's support of Macey throughout USA 4 UNICEF will provide him with the art materials he needs, and further promote his good-will mission," commented Jimmy Leslie, resident artist at Liquitex, Winsor & Newton and Conté ŕ Paris, and director of The Fine Art Collective. A celebrated artist who is known for capturing the essence of a landscape through mixed-media techniques, Macey also is commonly recognized for giving back to notable causes. Over the past four years, the artist has raised more than $65,000 for noteworthy organizations. Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and National Trust are two such organizations recently supported by the artist. An arts education-driven cooperative, The Collective Art Tank offers professional artists and leading art educators a free space to work and teach classes. Additionally, art material brands Liquitex, Winsor & Newton and Conté ŕ Paris, its sponsors, offer free ample products and supplies to working artists in the space. For additional information regarding the USA 4 UNICEF tour, please visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/usa-4-unicef#home. To learn more about the USA 4 UNICEF launch event at The Collective Art Tank on May 5, please call 732-927-1317 or visit www.CollectiveArtTank.com. About The Collective Art Tank The Collective Art Tank is the collaboration of John Viggiano, an artist, gallery owner and graphic designer based in Asbury Park, and industry leaders in fine arts materials Liquitex, Winsor & Newton and Conté ŕ Paris. The education-based collective aims to support artists in Asbury Park and surrounding areas with technique-based demos, workshops and classes, samples of art materials, and exhibition opportunities. The Collective Art Tank is also committed to community outreach by working with and supporting local arts groups in an effort to make Asbury Park and Monmouth County an art destination in the tri-state area. Professional artists who are looking for a space to teach their own classes are encouraged to contact the Collective Art Tank at www.collectivearttank.com. About Liquitex Liquitex created the first water-based acrylic paint in 1955. Since then, the company has partnered with artists to ensure its products continue to evolve – resulting in a long history of acrylic innovation. Today, Liquitex offers the largest array of vibrant acrylic paints, mediums and tools to enable acrylic artists to continually explore art and new, unprecedented boundaries. With its innovative drive, creative passion and intense desire to share the joys of artistic expression through unparalleled education and community outreach programs, Liquitex is and will continue to be a strong partner to help artists explore art in decades to come. To learn more about Liquitex, visit www.Liquitex.com.
Monday - May 05, 2014
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