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RESIDENT ARTIST OF LIQUITEX, WINSOR & NEWTON TO OPEN RED BANK EXHIBIT
Artist Jimmy Leslie to Celebrate Opening of “Location! Location! Location!” at Salon Concrete
ASBURY PARK, NJ (May 28, 2014) – As the Two River region bustles with summer anticipation, two best-in-class art material brands Liquitex and Winsor & Newton today announce their support of resident artist Jimmy Leslie in his much-anticipated “Location! Location! Location!” exhibit at Salon Concrete in Red Bank. Kicking off at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 14 at the Broad Street salon, the opening reception will offer attendees the opportunity to view Leslie’s iconic landscape paintings while enjoying complimentary tastings from gourmet grocery The Cheese Cave. Aligned with Liquitex and Winsor & Newton’s community-driven mission, ten percent of proceeds from Leslie’s work will be donated to Hometown Heroes, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that supports local communities in times of crisis. Earlier in May, the organization’s Toms River, New Jersey office, which is known for leading the Restore the Shore Hurricane Sandy Relief campaign, was destroyed by a three-alarm fire.
“In today’s fast-paced society, it is imperative as professional artists that we create opportunities to showcase our work. In collaboration with Liquitex, Winsor & Newton and Salon Concrete, I have utilized a grassroots opportunity to showcase ‘Location! Location! Location!.’ Focused on supporting the arts and local community, Salon Concrete has demonstrated ongoing support of Hometown Heroes through past art exhibitions. Together, our efforts will help strengthen Red Bank’s mark as an arts destination and continue to raise awareness for the mission and needs of Hometown Heroes as it continues to rebuild its Toms River office,” commented Jimmy Leslie, resident artist of Liquitex and Winsor & Newton and director of The Fine Art Collective.
Liquitex, an innovator in acrylic art supplies, and sister-brand Winsor &Newton, an industry leader in fine art materials, provided Leslie with acrylic, oil and watercolor art materials for Location! Location! Location!. Later in August, at the close of the exhibit, Leslie will further the philanthropic mission of the show by designating one his signature pieces for auction with 100 percent of proceeds to benefit Hometown Heroes.
In addition to creating landscape images, Leslie enjoys pushing his artistic boundaries with oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media collage. He is a graduate of the New York Academy of Art with a Master of Fine Arts degree. Prior to joining Liquitex, Winsor & Newton and Conté à Paris as a resident artist, Leslie served as a college professor for 15 years. His work has been exhibited in New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, Nebraska, Idaho, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
The opening reception of “Location! Location! Location!” will be celebrated from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 14 at Salon Concrete, 123 Broad Street in Red Bank. The event is free and open to the public.
To learn more about artist Jimmy Leslie, please visit www.LeslieArtStudio.com.
For more information about Location! Location! Location!, please call (732) 219-6558.
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.
About Winsor & Newton
Founded in 1832, Winsor & Newton is the world’s leading brand of art materials and has developed an unrivalled reputation for quality, reliability and product innovation. Winsor & Newton has built its reputation on the quality and reliability of its products, combined with continual product development, improvement and innovation. However, while keeping true to the principles laid down by William Winsor and Henry Newton in the 1800’s, Winsor & Newton actively embrace new ideas and technologies while searching the world for the best raw materials available. To learn more about Winsor & Newton, visit www.WinsorNewton.com
About Salon Concrete
Salon Concrete, an award-winning salon in Red Bank, New Jersey offers signature precision hair cutting, color and an array of hair treatments personalized for every unique client look and style. Salon Concrete has received countless accolades including being featured as a top salon in Elle and Allure Magazine, identified as Salon Today’s Top 200 Salons and voted Best Salon in Red Bank four years in a row. For more information visit www.salonconcrete.com or SalonConcrete on Facebook.
About The Cheese Cave
The Cheese Cave is an artisan cheese shop featuring the world’s greatest cheeses along with imported and domestic cured meats and specialty products such as crackers, jams, preserves and chutneys. Daily sandwiCHEESE specials and custom created cheese and charcuterie platters are a featured offering of The Cheese Cave. The mission of The Cheese Cave is to promote the finest gourmet and artisan cheeses as an old-fashioned cheese shop, hand-cutting all cheese to order and ensuring every customer is confident in their purchase. Every cheese has a story and the passionate and friendly staff aim to share those stories with personalized service that will excite each customer in gaining a greater appreciation of true artisan cheese making. In addition, The Cheese Cave hosts cheese educational classes and cheese tastings as well making The Cheese Cave available for private events.