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Landmarks of love | kellyannartsalon.com Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Annual Man & Woman of the Year Nominee Public Art project | Landmarks of love April 27, Live Auction June 3rd.
Artist Kellyann Gilson Lyman | kellyannartsalon.com (San Francisco, CA)
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is pleased to announce a public art project of mixed media/printmaking entitled | Landmarks of Love | from west coast based artist Kellyann Gilson Lyman, April 27 & June 3rd. There will be a landmarks of love public art project reception Thursday April 27th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, featuring live jazz from 6-8pm. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Annual Man & Woman of the year fundraiser brings together a collaborative community in fundraising for blood cancer research. All participants share a common thread of losing a loved one from cancer. This event celebrates those lost, survivors & brings awareness to cancer research.
Kellyann Gilson Lyman is a visual artist based on the west coast. Both a designer, curator and artist, Kellyann studied visual communications & graphic art & design at the University of California Santa Barbara after receiving her B.A. at UCLA in Sociology. She has worked in a variety of fields from graphic design and web design to real estate & curation. It is this unique and diverse background that truly informs her work. Gathering a plethora of subjects in her field of vision, she draws her inner world. Inviting us to join her on a journey of discovery into the essence of being, depicting new truths of the meaning of existence, love & relations. With each work more enigmatic and luxurious than the last, she creates an organic experience never before seen in abstract expressionist art. Not simply an accomplished printmaker & painter the artists, is also a graphic designer & photographer. Her showing at the New Design Collective in NYC highlights her interest, appreciation & connection to fashion & design, and her commitment to juxtapose the two spheres within her visual art.
Through her handcrafted platform kellyannart.com | kellyannartsalon.com, she curates annual collections of modern culture that are at once interactive. Since her first solo show Kellyann has exhibited in international group & solo exhibitions, articulating her vision of large scale work in public art spaces. Her recent projects have included exhibitions at the Friedman Gallery, in soho, Artspace 29 chelsea, The Lisbon Contemporary in Europe, and see.me global projects & see.me takes times square & ongoing global private project commissions + showcases of her art work on the west coast and her first full career retrospective.
The artist will provide public art facilitation & 2 artworks + printmaking - 36 x 36 shadow box abstractions: Fire & Ice for the LLF Auctions.
This public art project & auction connects LLF to the Emily Lyman Foundation in Burlington Vermont. Emily Lyman was Kellyann’s niece, who passed away from Leukemia in December 2013. Her mother, Monica Lyman, began the Emily Lyman Foundation. Emily was a talented poet whose legacy lives on through the foundation. Emily’s poetry book is published and the foundation is working with other poets & families dealing with leukemia. More information about purchasing the poetry book & the Emily Lyman Foundation can be found at http://www.inspiredbyemilylymanfoundation.org
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