1,250 Frozen Turkeys Given to 1,250 Chicagoland Families by Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys

Glen Lerner Gives Back

Chicago personal injury law firm announced they will give away a total of 1,250 frozen turkeys to Chicagoland families in time for the Thanksgiving holidays.

Thanksgiving gives us a reason to gather together & share our gratitude for the many blessings in our lives. For our team, we are thankful for the relationships we’ve built since arriving in Chicago.”

— Glen Lerner, ESQ.

CHICAGO, IL, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys announced that they will be giving away a total of 1,250 frozen turkeys to Chicagoland families in time for the Thanksgiving holiday at two separate events. The first takes place on Saturday, November 17th at Chicagoland Christian Center (929 E. 103 Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60628), from 10 am – 2 pm. For those who can’t make it to the first event, there is a second event in the Englewood area of Chicago on November, 20th from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm at the Church of the Living God (1738 W Marquette Rd, Chicago, IL 60636). Both events require families to RSVP to reserve one turkey per household.

Attorney Glen Lerner shares the following reasons for why his Chicago personal injury law firms give back, “the Thanksgiving holiday gives us a reason to gather together and share our gratitude for the many blessings in our lives. For our team, we are thankful for the meaningful relationships we’ve built with community groups and individuals since we first came to the area. Additionally, we look forward to fostering even more of those relationships so that we can do more by reaching more disadvantaged people in need.”

Chicagoland Christian Center Baskets of Bountiful Blessings

To kick-off the holiday season, the law firm is partnering with Chicagoland Christian Center and Kings Dominion Church to host a harvest festival. Families that attend will be treated to a festive afternoon of games, face painting, clowns and more! For those families that would also like one of the 1,100 frozen turkeys with the fixings needed to prepare a complete family Thanksgiving dinner, they will need to RSVP in advance to reserve a turkey with fixings for their household.

How to Reserve a Turkey to Pick Up On November 17th

To reserve a turkey for pick up at this event on November 17th, families are asked to RSVP in advance at sendrsvp.com/9133, or by calling 888-902-3011, ext. 9133. It is important to note that the person who RSVP’d must present an ID to pick up their turkey and other goodies.

Church of the Living God Turkey Giveaway

Glen Lerner Gives Back wraps up their Chicago area Thanksgiving activities on Tuesday, November 20th by giving away another 150 frozen turkeys in partnership with Officer Sabrina King with the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS).

How to Reserve a Turkey to Pick Up On November 20th

Families are asked to RSVP in advance to reserve a turkey for pick up at sendrsvp.com/4719, or by calling 888-902-3011, ext. 4719. As with the other event, it is important to note that the person who RSVP’d must present an ID to pick up their turkey.

More Info on Glen Lerner

For over two decades, Glen Lerner has been a powerhouse in personal injury claims. He and his team know how to put passion into every case they handle. Glen Lerner and his team of personal injury attorneys have become one of the largest personal injury firms in the country, with over 50 attorneys and nearly three hundred employees located in Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, Arizona, and California.

Hurt outside one of those states? We’ve got you covered with an established network of attorneys across the country that are ready to help. When you’ve been injured due to someone else's negligence, a personal injury attorney can make the difference between whether you receive a fair amount of compensation for your suffering. Our team is also well versed in social security claims, dangerous product lawsuits, and claims for injuries due to dangerous drugs. To find additional information, visit glenlerner.com/chicago, or call (708) 222-2222.

For current updates regarding legal topics and their community involvement and contributions, follow the law firm on Twitter (twitter.com/glenlerner) and like their Facebook page (facebook.com/glenlernerchicago/).

Christopher D. Wetherspoon
Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys
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Palm Beach estate finds, Asian antiques, archaeological artifacts all in Auction Life's Nov. 11-12 auction in Florida

Monumental pair of bronze Sphinx sculptures, each one 43.5 inches long and 26.5 inches tall (est. $3,000-$6,000).

Pair of gold gilt bronze and lapis French candelabra, 44 inches tall by 16.5 inches wide (est. $7,000-$10,000).

Oil on foam core board painting by Romero Britto (Brazilian, b. 1963), massive at nearly 8 feet long (est. $5,000-$10,000).

Bronze 11.5-inch-tall (with base) original maquette, or 3-D study, by Bill Mack, titled Tranquility (est. $1,000-$3,000).

Important 19th century Japanese Imperial vase, shaped in its entirety as a forest, 9.75 inches tall (est. $750-$1,500).

The two-day, two-session auction is primarily online, with phone and absentee bidding, plus limited seating is available for live bidders (RSVP required).

The majority of Day 2 items haven’t seen the light of day in decades. We’re excited to feature this once-in-a-lifetime collection of historical artifacts back to the world. Collectors, take note.”

— Tarek ElJabaly

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A two-day, two-session auction featuring market-fresh Palm Beach estate finds on Day 1 and Asian antiques and archaeological artifacts on Day 2 will be held Sunday and Monday, November 11th and 12th, by Auction Life. It’s primarily an online, phone and absentee auction, with limited seating available for live bidders (RSVP is required).

Online bidding is facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Auctionzip.com All lots can be viewed online now, on the Auction Life website. Visit www.auctionlifeflorida.com.

The Day 1 session, on Sunday, November 11th, will begin promptly at 1 pm Eastern time and feature more than 400 lots of antiques, collectibles, clocks, fine art, sculptures, bronzes, art glass, candelabra, furniture, jewelry, porcelain, crystal, watches and more. Most of the merchandise has been pulled from prominent estates and collections in Palm Beach and the surrounding region.

The Day 2 session, on Monday, November 12th, has a 7 pm Eastern start time and will boast 276 lots of Asian antiques and archaeological artifacts, comprising a large part of a 50-plus-year collection of a New York archaeologist and collector. He was also involved in curating several famous Asian art collections and wrote many articles on a wide range of topics.

“They’re all fresh-to-the-market finds,” said Tarek ElJabaly, the owner and auctioneer of Auction Life, based in Loxahatchee, of the Day 2 offerings. “The majority of these items haven’t seen the light of day in decades. We’re excited to feature this once-in-a-lifetime collection of historical artifacts back to the world. Collectors, take note.”

Most of the auction’s expected top lots are in the Day 1 catalog. An 8-carat natural Colombian square-cut emerald, with good clarity and provenance, has an estimate of $25,000-$35,000; and a dazzling pair of Van Cleef & Arpels Snowflake Lampion diamond platinum earrings, having 98 diamonds with a total weight of 5.79 ctw, ranging from F to VS, should bring $15,000-$20,000.

An enormous original oil on foam core board painting by Romero Britto (Brazilian, b. 1963), depicting the sun rising over the water, signed upper left and so large (at almost 8 feet long) it can be folded in half, is estimated at $5,000-$10,000. Also, a monumental pair of bronze Sphinx sculptures, each one about 43 ½ inches long and 26 ½ inches tall, should realize $3,000-$6,000.

Another Day 1 bronze is the 11 ½ inch tall (with base) original maquette, or 3-D study, by Bill Mack (American, b. 1949), titled Tranquility (1996), signed and numbered (“15/150”), and atop a revolving black marble base (est. $1,000-$3,000). Another lot to watch is a pair of gold gilt bronze and lapis French candelabra, 44 inches tall by 16 ½ inches wide (est. $7,000-$10,000).

Star lots of the Day 2 session should include an early Bronze Age (early Spedos variety), circa 2500 BC Cycladic marble figure of a reclining female, 5 ½ inches tall and excavated from the Green Islands (est. $2,000-$4,000); and an important 19th century Japanese Imperial vase shaped in its entirety as a forest, with 3-D birds and a scenic interior, 9 ¾ inches tall (est. $750-$1,500).

Two Egyptian lots carry identical estimates of $750-$1,500. One is a green porphyrite pharaoh’s head, a rare archaeological tomb piece, circa 16th Dynasty, overall 4 ½ inches tall on a base. The other is a limestone carved stele (standing slab with hieroglyphic carving or sculptured design), depicting the figures Isis and Osiris, carved on both sides, 8 ½ inches in height including base.

For those who prefer to wear their antiquities, there is a Spanish “Piece of 8” coin salvaged from the 1622 Atocha shipwreck, mounted in a round pendant and hanging on a 20-inch sterling silver necklace (est. $1,250-$2,500); and a scarce New Zealand green nephrite Hei-Tiki Maori tribal ancestor pendant, measuring nearly 3 inches in length and weighing 38 grams (est. $400-$800).

Auction previews are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, or to RSVP for limited seating at the live venue in the West Palm Beach area, please call Auction Life at (561) 757-1551. They can also be reached at auctionlifeflorida@gmail.com.

Auction Life’s team of consulting specialists has over 50 years of combined experience in the fields of estate jewelry, fine art, sterling silver, diamonds and antiques. Tarek Jabaly has been heavily involved in the South Florida auction industry for years, as an auctioneer, estate buyer, manager, auction coordinator and consignor liaison.

Auction Life, Inc. is currently seeking quality consignments for future auctions. To inquire about selling an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (561) 757-1551 or you can email them at auctionlifeflorida@gmail.com. To learn more about Auction Life, Inc. and the two-day, two-session auction scheduled for November 11th and 12th, visit www.AuctionLifeFlorida.com.

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Tarek ElJabaly
Auction Life, Inc.
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Helm Auction, Inc.'s online-only Holidaze! auction, December 1st, will feature Native American, pre-Columbian artifacts

Chupicuaro (Mexico) polychrome female doll made of clay and paint, 11 inches tall (est. $3,000-$12,000).

Original oil on canvas figural landscape painting by Latvian-born German painter Walter Kurau (est. $40,000-$55,000).

8th century Bactrian camel figure from the Tang dynasty, made of terra cotta and paint (est. $50,000-$150,000).

Circa 1890s Apache grain barrel, made by the White Mountain Apache in Arizona of willow and devil’s claw (est. $2,500-$5,000).

15th century Manises Valencia (Spain) ceramic dish, repaired (est. $3,500-$7,000).

The catalog also includes 20th century Native American and Mexican jewelry. Many pre-Columbian artifacts are from a high-end Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., estate.

Our December 1st catalog is wide-ranging, covering antiques and artifacts from all over the world. There is something for everyone, at every price range.”

— Diane Harvey

EL CAJON, CA, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — EL CAJON, Calif. – Helm Auction, Inc.’s end-of-year Holidaze! auction on Saturday, December 1st, will be jam-packed with over 550 lots of Native American artifacts (such as Navajo weavings and Pueblo pottery), pre-Columbian artifacts, other pre-historic items (like arrowheads and stone tools), oil paintings and other fine artwork, Oceanic, African and Asian tribal artifacts and more.

The catalog also includes Native American and Mexican jewelry from the 20th century. Many pre-Columbian artifacts are from a high-end Rancho Santa Fe, California estate, collected by a dentist and descended in the family. Items include fine Native American baskets, antique and decorative glass and ceramics, Japanese and Chinese antiques, plus Helm’s usual tribal offerings.

The online-only auction will get underway promptly at 9:15 am Pacific time, with internet bidding provided by LiveAuctioneers.com, iCollector.com and via the Helm Auction website, at https://live.helmauction.com/auctions/1-1BFBRZ/helms-end-of-the-year-holidaze. Absentee bids can be submitted via email, to admin@helmauction.com, or by snail mail, to Helm Auction, Inc., 772 Jamacha Rd. #303, El Cajon, CA 92019. Due to staff limitations, there is no phone bidding.

“Our December 1st catalog is wide-ranging, covering antiques and artifacts from all over the world,” said Helm Auction owner Diane Harvey. “There is something for everyone, at every price range. In addition to our customary tribal offerings, we have partnered with our friend, author and antique dealer Leon Rosenstein, who will offer many of his finest antique pieces.”

Two rare and highly collectible lots are expected to battle for top earner of the sale. One is an original oil on canvas figural landscape painting by the Latvian-born German painter Johann Valters, better known as Walter Kurau (1869-1932). The painting, housed in a handsome gold gilt frame measuring an impressive 62 ½ inches by 61 ½ inches, should reach $40,000-$55,000.

Another is lot 201 – an 8th century Bactrian camel figure from the Tang Dynasty, made of terra cotta and paint and a fine example of a centuries-old ceramic (est. $50,000-$150,000). The camel stands 21 inches tall and is very finely modeled, with its head raised in a powerful, stately pose. The figure stands foursquare on a mahogany wood-fitted plinth measuring 8 inches by 6 inches.

Another lot to watch is the museum-quality Teotihuacan (Mexico) granite mask, 2,000 years old and measuring 8 ½ inches by 7 ½ inches by 3 ¾ inches. The mask, having core drilled eyes and mouth, has only some minor wear to the ear, nose and lower lip and should bring $3,000-$9,000.

The pre-Columbian artifacts from the Rancho Santa Fe estate will feature a Chupicuaro (Mexico) polychrome female doll made of clay and paint and large at 11 inches tall, with just a minor chip on the toe (est. $3,000-$12,000); and a large male Colima (Mexico) figure, also made of clay and paint and even larger at 13 ½ inches tall, with an unusual face (est. $3,000-$10,000).

Other pre-Columbian items will include a scarce stone turkey from Mexico City, Mexico, made of basalt, measuring 12 inches by 10 ½ inches by 9 inches, quite heavy (est. $2,000-$4,000); and a large stone head from Olmec, Veracruz, Mexico, pulled out of an old 1960s-era San Diego, California collection and showing a nick on the bridge of the figure’s nose (est. $3,000-$6,000).

Native American objects are highly collectible and will be plentiful in the sale. A large White Mountain Apache (Arizona) basket, made in the 1920s of willow and devil’s claw and measuring 18 inches by 3 inches, should command $2,500-$10,000. The basket has a fine geometric design.

Other Apache lots include a lovely old circa 1890s grain barrel, made by the White Mountain Apache in Arizona of willow and devil’s claw, having crosses, diamonds, deer and arrowhead designs (est. $2,500-$5,000); and a nice, polychrome San Carlos Apache (New Mexico) olla, circa 1940s, made of willow, red bud and devil’s claw, in good condition (est. $2,000-$6,000).

A Northern Plains Blackfoot/Cayuse dag knife with a fringed, square-bottom sheath from the Indian Wars period, made of wood, carbon steel, brass tacks and hard leather, 15 ½ inches in length, has an estimate of $1,000-$3,000. The pitted blade is decorated with file burns and brass tacks; the sheath is constructed of harness leather, sinew sewn. The knife is in excellent shape.

Rounding out the Native American category, a circa 1920s Pomo (San Francisco County, Calif.) beaded gift basket, made of grass and shell, very rare, is estimated to bring $1,000-$1,500; and a Northern Plains back rest, made of willow, string, sinew and cloth circa 1900, 55 inches long by 29 inches wide at the base, with nice paint and just a little cloth tearing, should hit $500-$1,500.

A pre-historic frog effigy mortar from the Columbia River region (USA), made of granite and boasting beautiful patina, has an estimate of $1,000-$10,000; a cache of Clovis arrowheads, made of basalt and obsidian and discovered around Pocatello, Idaho, should hit $3,000-$6,000; and a 15th century Manises Valencia (Spain) ceramic dish, repaired, should bring $3,500-$7,000.

Asian objects will feature a pair of Ming Dynasty porcelain plates, each plate 10 inches by 2 inches, with minor wear, has an estimate of $1,800-$3,600; while a stunning, hand-painted Japanese Edo Period painted porcelain bowl, 8 ½ inches by 4 ½ inches, should hit $750-$1,500.

A buyer’s premium of 22 percent will be applied to all winning bids. No returns. Previews are by appointment; one can be made by e-mailing Helm Auction, at admin@helmauction.com, or by calling them at (619) 440-0320, at least two weeks prior to the date of the auction, December 1st.

Helm Auction, Inc. is an online auction firm specializing in Native American and tribal artifacts. It is owned by Diane Harvey and Craig P. Helm, Sr. Diane is from the American Northwest and has always been attracted to Native American art and jewelry. Craig is Helm Auction’s resident artifact expert and auctioneer and has been collecting Native American artifacts all his adult life.

For more information about Helm Auction, Inc., and the December 1st end-of-year Holidaze! online auction, please visit https://live.helmauction.com/.

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Diane Harvey
Helm Auctions
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The Case for More Poetry in the Classroom – Finding Inspiration in the Classics

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, October 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The quest to improve student language skills can be assisted with the implementation of more poetry lessons in English classes. Classic poems offer the opportunity for vast learning, as well as the chance to build reading and writing skills, while also providing great inspiration.

Lyric poems can be used to stimulate discussion and deeper thinking in the classroom. Teachers can task students with deciphering the meaning of a poem and then compare various interpretations. Boosting analytical skills, students can engage critically with a text and build an argument to support their interpretation, while also supporting their perspective with textual evidence.

Furthermore, the classics still have a role to play in education. Homer and Virgil, even in translation, offer exciting challenges for literary analysis, and also provide students with more background into the roots of European culture. The English Romantics, such as Wordsworth and Keats, provide new ways of thinking about existence and humanity, while also offering a high aesthetic standard. Teachers should not be afraid to revisit the great poets of history, venerable poets who were devoted to beauty and wisdom. Classics are also great to link to historical lessons, as teachers can address the historical background, discussing ancient Rome or 19th century Britain.

Today’s literary works are built on the foundation of the influential classics, those brilliant predecessors who must be honoured. A good education should involve an understanding of that cultural background, of that tradition which shapes us still.

About Poetry Immortal:
Poetry Immortal is a Canadian-based online encyclopedia and blog, providing a database of historical poets and their works. This large collection includes poems in multiple languages, with many English translations. The directory will continue to be updated, while the blog provides many thought-provoking articles. Poetry Immortal is a must-read website for any poetry enthusiast or aspiring poet.

Christopher M.
Poetry Immortal
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Red Herring Games team up with Social Ladder to create a unique Ambassador program.

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This Autumn Red Herring Games are approaching customer engagement in a totally different way – exactly what we'd expect from the quirky murder mystery firm!

GRIMSBY, N.E. LINCS, UK, October 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — This Autumn/Winter Red Herring Games are approaching customer engagement in a totally different way, rewarding their top customers with unique gifts, games and experiences as a way of saying thank you for sharing the word.

“We’re always receiving word of mouth recommendations,” Said Managing Director Jo Smedley, “We thought it was about time we had a system in place to reward those people who are recommending us.”

With three strands to the business, murder mystery games, events and the increasingly popular Cosykiller subscription – Ambassadors can gain rewards from all areas of the business and feed in at any point.

“Becoming an ambassador is free”. Jo Smedley said. “Many firms these days are recruiting famous you tubers and superstars as their brand ambassadors – but we’ve always found our customers are our best advocates. They’ve seen what we can do, they love what we can do for them – and they’re best placed to spread the word.”

You can join Red Herring Games Brand Ambassador team by downloading Social Ladder ap from the ap-store and typing in code “REDHERRING”.

“Our first ambassador has already received two murder mystery games free.” Jo Smedley told us. “This would be a great way of getting a game for New Year without spending a penny!”

Mrs Joanne Smedley
Red Herring Games LTD
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Fine works on paper, rare books and illuminated manuscripts at Gray's Auctioneers, November 14, online and in Cleveland

Etching on paper by Salvador Dali, titled St. George and the Dragon (1947), signed, one of 250 (est. $12,000-$15,000).

Lithograph by Charles Ephraim Burchfield, titled Summer Benediction (1953), from an edition of 260 (est. $4,000-$5,000)

Lithograph by Thomas Hart Benton, titled Approaching the Storm (1938), signed, from an edition of 200 (est. $4,000-$5,000)

Etching on laid paper, final state, by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, titled Turkeys (1880), monogrammed (est. $2,000-$4,000).

French Illuminated Manuscript, circa 15th century, from a Book of Hours, on vellum (est. $3,000-$5,000).

The auction will start at 11 am Eastern. Featured will be an impressive collection of fine editions from the Print Club of Cleveland, among other rare items.

CLEVELAND, OHIO, UNITED STATES, October 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — CLEVELAND, Ohio – Gray’s Auctioneers will offer an extensive number of fine works on paper, rare books and illuminated manuscripts at an auction planned for Wednesday, November 14th, online and in the firm’s gallery at 10717 Detroit Avenue in Cleveland, starting at 11 am Eastern time. Featured will be an impressive collection of fine editions from the Print Club of Cleveland, among other rare items.

The catalog is up and online, at GraysAuctioneers.com. Bidding is also available on the two platforms Liveauctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted. For any collector of fine art, literature, or historical texts, the November auction is a celebration of these arts and more. In-person previews will be held Monday thru Friday, November 8th -14th, 10 am-5 pm, EDT.

Starting off the auction in Lot 1 is a print of St. George and the Dragon, from 1947, by Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989). Dalí had an extensive history with the city of Cleveland through his patrons Reynolds and Eleanor Morse. Reynolds Morse was a highly successful local businessman who first encountered Dalí via a retrospective that was held March 21st, 1943 at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Morse attended with his soon-to-be wife Eleanor and the couple became diligent collectors of Dalí’s work. They even formed a friendship with the artist and his wife, Gala. St. George and the Dragon (1947) is one of Dali’s most recognizable lithographs, depicting the famous Christian legend, which Dali revisited many times, first as a painting completed in 1942, then as a sculpture completed in 1947.

Lot 2 is a lithograph Summer Benediction (1953), by Charles Ephraim Burchfield (American, 1893-1867). A visionary artist known for his moody and hallucinatory watercolors, Burchfield graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art under watercolor artist Henry George Keller. In 1928, Burchfield approached artist Frank Rehn to ask if he could sell his paintings through his gallery in New York City.

The two men struck a deal and, fortunately for Burchfield, his paintings continued to sell through the Great Depression. By 1954 he was an esteemed veteran painter and was elected as a full member into the National Academy of Design. Like many of Burchfield’s pieces, Summer Benediction depicts a hazy and mystical nature scene, almost dreamlike in tone, with a wavy contour and deft use of shading.

Lot 3 is a print entitled Approaching Storm (1938) by Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975).
Benton cultivated a vivid naturalistic style known as Regionalism, depicting scenes of everyday life in a swirling and almost musical style influenced by his friend Stanton Macdonald-Wright’s synchronism. Benton found his first big break as a muralist, for the 1933 Century of Progress Exhibition in Chicago.

Benton went on to prestigious career as a painter, muralist, an educator, writing an autobiography titled An Artist in America in 1937. He often courted controversy for his outspoken political beliefs, advocating for working people and including allusions to America’s race problem in his murals. He eventually alienated himself from the New York arts scene, pushing him to find his true muse in the vast expanses of rural America, as can be seen in the ominous and melancholy Approaching Storm.

Lots 4 and 5 are two pieces by Lyonel Feininger (German-American, 1871-1956): a lithograph titled Off the Coast (1951) and a woodcut titled Gelmeroda (1920). An expressionist who was born in New York but was educated and spent most of his adult life in Germany, Feininger began his artistic career as a caricaturist and comic strip artist for The Chicago Tribune, known for his strip The Kin-Der Kids.

Feininger eventually transitioned to fine art, joining the Berliner Sezession in 1909 and becoming associated with other leading German expressionist groups, including the Bauhaus. Feininger’s unique expressionistic style, with its hard angles and fragmented light, brings to mind a softer futurism or cubism, finding a warmth in the midst of jagged abstractions, as seen in the two prints up for auction.

Also up for bid will be three pieces by the revolutionary French painter Henri Matisse (1869-1954). Considered one of the true luminaries and innovators of modern art in the early twentieth century, Matisse developed a style of flat expressionistic shapes and vibrant color that came to be known as Fauvism. He famously expanded the limits of what was possible with color and form in modern art.

Gray’s will also offer three lithographs by the equally legendary French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919): Louis Veltat in Lot 9, La Pierre au Trois Croquis in Lot 10, and Claude Renoir, La Tête Baisée in Lot 11. Renoir befriended Claude Monet, and the two developed an artistic partnership, making similar inquiries into light and color as they became the leaders of the Impressionist movement.

Renoir was often penniless and struggled to find financial security from his paintings but by the end of the 1870s had become successful, prolific and fashionable and is now recognized as one of the seminal figures in the development of modernist aesthetics. Renoir painted several thousand paintings in his lifetime and is known for his luminous use of color and brushwork, and unique warmth and sensuality.

Also for sale will be four etchings by Frank Weston Benson (American, 1862-1951): The Punter, 1927, in Lot 15; Turnstones, 1928, in Lot 16; Rainbow Cove, 1927, in Lot 17; and Evening Flight, 1927 in Lot 18. Born in Massachusetts, Benson was a contemporary of Renoir and Monet’s and derived great inspiration from them in developing his own contributions to the American school of Impressionism.

Benson attended the Académie Julian 1883 and found near immediate success in Europe, traveling across the continent to see exhibitions of his own work and spending time painting. A master of light and color, he produced some of the most achingly beautiful landscapes and portraits of any American painter, and he was a foundational figure in America’s burgeoning art scene in the late 19th century.

Gray’s has an extensive collection of etchings this month by American artist James Abbott McNeil Whistler (1834-1903), known for his striking sense of realism and masterful technique. He developed a moody realistic style, later incorporating influences from the burgeoning Impressionist movement and Japanese painters. At age 21, Whistler left for Europe to pursue an artistic career and never returned.

While he developed a great reputation as a painter and wit, Whistler’s temper and combative nature fractured many of his close relationships and turned many critics against him. He was deeply defensive of his work and, while his stylistic contributions are not in doubt, his contributions to attitude and ethos have been just as influential on later artists. Gray’s is offering seventeen of Whistler’s works in the sale.

Also up for auction are a number of Illuminated Manuscripts from the collection of Otto F. Ege, dating from the 13th thru the 16th centuries. Coming chiefly from the Middle Ages, Illuminated Manuscripts are manuscripts – typically written on vellum – that have been decorated with painted lettering or pictures, and are often even inlaid with gold or silver, from which the term “illuminated” originates.

Illumination was a way for medieval scribes to make important texts legible to both the masses and to a ruling class that was largely illiterate in Latin, the language in which these holy texts were transcribed. They are also the best surviving specimens of medieval painting, and the best preserved. Indeed, for many areas and time periods, they are the only surviving examples of painting. There are 21 for sale.

This month’s auction also features a section of rare books, including a first edition printing of Charles Dickens’ beloved masterpiece A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas (1843), including original illustrations by John Leech and printing mistakes included in only the first release; a first edition copy of L. Frank Baum’s classic allegorical fairytale The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900), with original illustrations by W.W. Denslow in Lot 145; and a 1935 limited edition printing of Edgar Alan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination with intricate illustrations by Arthur Rackham in Lot 125.

The highlight of this section is Lot 91, John James Audubon’s seven-volume Royal Octavo edition of The Birds of America, From Drawings Made in the United States and their Territories. Consisting of 435 hand-colored, life-size prints, made from engraved plates and measuring around 39 by 26 inches, the set includes images of six now-extinct birds, including the passenger pigeon and Carolina parakeet.

The book was originally released by pay-as-you-go subscription, as a series of copperplate etchings released over time, one print at a time, every two-to-five months. Only 120 full copies of this original set are known to survive. In December 2010, The Economist magazine estimated, adjusted for inflation, that five of the ten highest prices ever paid for printed books were paid for copies of Birds of America.

Gray’s Auctioneers & Appraisers is Northern Ohio’s leading licensed auctioneers and appraisers of fine art, jewelry, antiques, decorative arts, rare books, and antique rugs. A boutique auction house with over two decades of experience in the art business, the experts at Gray’s now offer traditional real estate services. The specialists at Gray’s have worked with museums, educational institutions, corporations and private collectors to achieve the full value of their collections at auction. Gray’s auctioneers are licensed, insured and bonded in favor of the State of Ohio. Learn more at www.graysauctioneers.com

Gray’s Auctioneers & Appraisers is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To inquire about selling a single piece, an estate or an entire collection, you may call them at (216) 226-3300; or, you can send an e-mail to their appraisals department, at appraisals@graysauctioneers.com.

To learn more about Gray’s Auctioneers & Appraisers and the live and internet auction planned for Wednesday, November 14th, at 11 am EDT, visit www.graysauctioneers.com. Updates are posted often.

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Serena Harragin
Gray's Auctioneers & Appraisers
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Source: EIN Presswire

Martin F. Garcia Exemplifies USSSA Values Through Regular Volunteering

Martin F. Garcia

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Volunteers like Martin Garcia strengthen relationships between youth and adults in their community by contributing to the USSSA.

WAUCONDA, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, October 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Without volunteers like Martin F. Garcia, the USSSA wouldn’t be able to reach as many kids and teenagers whose trust in their authority figures is limited. Through the program, volunteers work alongside the youth teaching them how to improve their sports performance, how to win––and lose––with respect, and how to trust and communicate with adults and others maturely.

The USSSA is centered around three staple values: commitment, honor, and integrity. Parents, coaches and the athletes they mentor interact and build on these values to instill in them well after the game has ended. Their vision is to develop athletes and strengthen youth relationships while creating healthy, competitive environments and servicing the local sports communities.

As an organization, the USSSA provides support and a platform for young athletes to showcase their talents and grow as individuals to eventually serve larger, positive roles in their communities.

Without sponsors like coaches, parents, and regular crowd fans, the youth involved in the USSSA wouldn’t receive the well-rounded experience that encourages true growth. “They’re like a family both out on the field and off it,” Martin F. Garcia says. “We get to show them community and respect all while having fun playing competitive sports.”

Garcia has sponsored teams in his own community, serving as manager for years in the Wauconda area on multiple baseball teams. He, along with the regular supporters and the team coaches, encourage stress and worry-free participation from the youth. Leaders urge their athletes to grow as individuals as well as in their talents, and treat them with respect and understanding throughout practices and games. In this way, the USSSA offers positive reinforcement, adult-interaction, and a safe outlet for entertainment.

“Every day is an opportunity to connect with these kids through the things they’re interested in, and I’m glad the USSSA is here to give us a place to do that.”

Martin F. Garcia teaches youth how to play baseball, and how to be a graceful player and a respectful teammate––both in sports and in life. Partnering with the USSSA, Garcia provides a platform for competitive sports that increases young athletes’ chances of succeeding in education, physical fitness, interaction with authority and beyond.

The nonprofit organization is headed out of Viera, FL, having relocated from its original home in Petersburg, VA in 2015. The USSSA has been active in the community since 1968, helping boost the potential for youth to excel athletically and at life in general. Originally promoting softball, the USSSA expanded its offerings in 1998 to make a place for many competitive sports.

Building community through team sports and positive engagement, Martin F. Garcia and other USSSA volunteers build lasting relationships with youth that they hope will echo into the latter’s future choices.

Eric Ash
Web Presence, LLC
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Source: EIN Presswire



TAIPEI, TAIWAN, October 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — フラワーインスタレーションと都市美学観念の連結


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LikeCoin Partners with Australian Blockchain Company Animoca Brands

Animoca Brands

Securing Investment with a Mutually Beneficial Agreement to Accelerate the Adoption of Blockchain & Further Enhance the Value & Utility of its Token

LikeCoin Foundation (LIQUID:LIKE)

We are excited to to kick off our cooperation with Animoca Brands with this mutual investment. We look forward to the exciting content that Animoca Brands will develop around the LikeCoin ecosystem.”

— Kin Ko, Founder & CEO of LikeCoin

HONG KONG, CHINA, October 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Animoca Brands has announced its strategic partnership with LikeCoin Foundation Limited ‘LikeCoin’, a Hong Kong based NGO targeted at “reinventing the like” to realign content creativity and reward.

Animoca Brands is a renowned blockchain game development company, listed in Australia (ASX:AB1). The mutually beneficial partnership will accelerate Animoca Brand’s projects with access to the technology, products, expertise and network of LikeCoin. Likewise, Animoca Brands will drive the popularity, utility and value of the LikeCoin Token by leveraging the company’s expertise in blockchain, gaming, AI, software development, publishing, and branded IP collaboration.

Animoca Brands will exchange $50,000 USD of the company’s shares in return for the equivalent amount in LikeCoin Tokens (LIKE). Both parties with further collaborate to to create and encourage the adoption of decentralized applications (DApps) and blockchain technology to encourage the uptake in the consumer mass market, and enhance the value in one another’s product.

About LikeCoin
The LikeCoin Foundation is justly redirecting profits to content creators with its unique blockchain protocol, aptly name “Proof-of-Creativity”. The protocol enables content to be traced with a cryptographic footprint, and as a result its generated ‘likes’ are directly rewarded with cryptocurrency and allocated to the creator. The latest campaign has been started since 2018, Oct 22 by releasing 60,000 LikeCoin to content creators everyday.

Edmond Yu
LikeCoin Foundation Ltd
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Source: EIN Presswire

Puut A/S Wins 2018 Red Herring Top 100 Global Award

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Puut A/S the world's leading provider of digital wallet solutions has won the prestigious 2018 Red Herring Top 100 Global award

We believe Puut A/S embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Puut A/S should be proud of its accomplishment”

— Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, October 27, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Puut A/S the world's leading provider of digital wallet solutions has won the prestigious 2018 Red Herring Top 100 Global award.

Puut A/S placement on Red Herring's Top 100 Global list is a true mark of distinction, with the committee having previously recognized companies like Alibaba, Google, Skype, SuperCell, Twitter, Facebook, Spotify and many more.

“It's a honor to be recognized as a global technology innovator,” said Mark Arthur Founder and CEO of Puut A/S “This award is a validation of our vision for a global digital society embodied by Puut Wallet,” concluded Mr. Arthur.

“Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across the globe to the Top 100 Winners. We believe Puut A/S embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Puut A/S should be proud of its accomplishment.”

Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track records and standing of startups relative to their peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models from around the world.

About Puut A/S
Puut A/S is a leading blockchain and AI company that offers mobile wallet services, social finance enablement and content sharing as a service to end-users, service providers and merchants alike. Puut A/S is seeking to bring the experience of a traditional cloud network to mobile devices, a global mobile experience to mobile phone users and an operator and bank agnostic approach to mobile wallet services.

Mark Arthur
Puut A/S
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Source: EIN Presswire