Wednesday, August 26, 2009
At age 51, Thomas Kinkade is an American art icon. His works are collected world-wide and his trademark cottages and floral landscapes have been staples of the American art lover for 25 years. Now, as he celebrates a quarter century of fine art, he is conducting a whirlwind six gallery tour that will bring him and his popular wife Nanette to meet fans - right here at Gallery One - on Saturday morning, October 17.
The festivities will actually begin Friday evening at 6-9 p.m. with a wine and cheese preview of Thom’s latest works and an hour-long informal art lecture by noted art educator, Felicia Zavarella Stadelman. Her topic: comparing the lives and works of America’s best-loved art icons - Norman Rockwell and Thomas Kinkade.
Following the lecture, Gallery One visitors can enjoy a big screen version of “Thomas Kinkade - An American Artist,” a 60-minute biographical video...and preview Thom's latest works...all while munching some snacks and enjoying some wine.
Saturday morning, Gallery One will open at 9 A.M. That's early for us, but we need time for visitors who qualify for tickets to Thom’s 10:30-11 a.m. lecture to pick up their passes and enjoy refreshments and the largest display of Kinkade images east of the Mississippi. Thom’s lecture will feature the auction of a rare Kinkade original drawing that attendees will watch him create.
Following the lecture, Thom will personally sign qualifying works of art and Thom and Nanette will meet and greet the hundreds of fans that are expected to pour in - rain or shine.
Purchasers of Kinkade limited-edition canvases are eligible, time permitting, to have their canvases enhanced by a renown Kinkade master highlighter whose Thanksgiving weekend appearance at Gallery One is an annual event. The highlighting, based on personal instructions from Kinkade, further enhances the Kinkade canvases, allowing them to explode with dimension, color and texture. Special Kinkade certificates authenticate each highlighted canvas. Reservations are required for highlighting appointments.
Keep an eye on our website for more information. And plan to visit us during Thom's appearance if you can. Incidentally, if you are one of our collectors over the web and cannot attend Thom's event, we can have your qualifying purchase hand-signed by Thom...and even make an appointment to have your are enhanced by our Kinkade Master Highlighter.
All this is TIME PERMITTING...so make your selections NOW!
That's all for now.