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Martin Lawrence Galleries Presents: The Art of the Party, Benefitting UMC’s Trauma & Burn Care Center, July 21

ART + PARTY + BENEFIT = THE ART OF THE PARTY

Martin Lawrence Galleries at The Forum Shops at Caesars
Hosts The Art Of The Party on Saturday, July 21 at 7 p.m.

100% of Ticket Sales Supports the UMC Trauma and Burn Care Center

Martin Lawrence Galleries at The Forum Shops at Caesars is showcasing its flagship 26,000 square foot gallery (Las Vegas’ home to the masters and the best of the contemporaries) to create Las Vegas’ first-ever Art of The Party on Saturday, July 21 from 7 – 11 p.m.  Celebrating its one year anniversary in Las Vegas, Martin Lawrence is partnering with UMC’s Trauma and Burn Care Center and will donate 100% of the $25 ticket price to support the life-saving work of UMC’s Trauma and Burn Care Center, Nevada’s only Level 1 trauma facility. Tickets can easily be purchased online at www.theartoftheparty.eventbrite.com.

With art ranging from Warhol to Chagall to Rembrandt, The Art of the Party will celebrate artistic achievement in many variations; highlights of the event include the unveiling of major historical works of art including two works by Alexander Calder, one of which previously hung in the atrium at Lincoln Center, The Art of Chocolate by Max Brenner – Chocolate by the Bald Man, The Art of Beauty by Sephora and The Art of The Cocktail by Van Gogh Vodka. Performance artists including The Bumbys will also be on hand for the festivities, as well as artful music, entertainment, food and drinks.

Also, for the first time ever in Las Vegas, acclaimed artists including Philippe Bertho, Robert Deyber, Franҫois Fressinier, Kerry Hallam, Douglas Hofmann, Liudmila Kondakova, René Lalonde, Felix Mas and others will gather in one place for the evening’s celebration.

“The reason we have created this amazing retail space is to showcase works of art for every level of collector,” said Gallery Director Stacie Goulet.  “Even more important for us is the ability to draw on art to support the community. We are thrilled to be partnering with UMC on this event.  When we learned of the incredible service that UMC Trauma and Burn Care Center provides to the city we wanted to not only bring greater awareness to their efforts, but also support them by making our anniversary a fundraiser for their program.  We are giving 100% of the ticket sales from the evening to UMC, so we are hoping we sell-out!”

“We are extremely honored that Martin Lawrence Galleries is generously donating the ticket sales from their magnificent Art of the Party event to the UMC Trauma and Burn Care Center,” said UMC CEO Brian Brannman.  “Our Trauma and Burn Care Center patients and families realize the caliber of care we provide through their own personal experience, and to be recognized on top of that through this very kind gesture by the prestigious Martin Lawrence Galleries will enable us to continue providing the highest level of care to our entire community.”

Since opening, Martin Lawrence Galleries has transformed the burgeoning art scene in Las Vegas. Whereas works of Warhol, Picasso, Chagall, Rembrandt and Erté were once only on display for a very few to enjoy, they are now exhibited daily at Martin Lawrence; a distinctive exhibition space designed for all lovers of art to view, enjoy and purchase. In addition to the masters, Martin Lawrence Galleries also offers exclusive limited edition works by renowned contemporary artists making art affordable for all levels of collectors.

Renowned for offering the finest quality artworks and for maintaining the highest level of integrity and ethical standards in service to their clients, over the last fifteen years, Martin Lawrence Galleries have loaned two hundred fifty artworks to over thirty museums world-wide.

Martin Lawrence Galleries is located inside The Forum Shops at Caesars near the Atlantis Fountain Show and Aquarium. Hours are 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. – midnight on weekends. For more information, contact 702-991-5990 or email at Vegas@martinlawrence.com

About Martin Lawrence Galleries Las Vegas:
The Forum Shops at Caesars has been home to many firsts in Las Vegas, and now it offers the Las Vegas visitor and local the largest fine art Gallery in the world. This spectacular 26,000 square foot showcase is open to the public and offers artworks at every level of price and experience, including 20th Century masters and 21st Century stars. The gallery features the rare and the sublime; from literally hundreds of artworks from Andy Warhol to the multi-million dollar Alexander Calder mobile “Les trois barres” that has been showcased in Turin, Italy, at Lincoln Center in New York City and The Tampa Museum of Art. Numerous works by Picasso are always on display. The gallery is also home to the brilliant imagery and sculptural works of Erté, the father of Art Deco, Joan Miro, Roy Lichtenstein and the artworks of today’s finest artists, including Liudmila Kondakova, Robert Deyber, Philippe Bertho, Felix Mas, Kerry Hallam, François Fressnier, Douglas Hofmann, Takashi Murakami, Rene Lalonde, Mark Kostabi, and Ali Golkar among a select group.

About Martin Lawrence Galleries:
Martin Lawrence Galleries, which has been in business for over 35 years, is perhaps the premier fine arts gallery network in the United States, with galleries in New York, Boston, New Orleans, Oak Brook, IL, Dallas, San Francisco, Orange County, La Jolla, CA, and Maui.

About UMC Trauma and Burn Care Center:
The UMC Trauma and Burn Center serves patients within a 10,000 square mile region, including approximately two million greater Las Vegas residents and the city’s 40 million annual visitors. The only Level I Trauma Center in the state and the only free-standing Trauma Center west of the Mississippi, the world-renowned center receives patients from California and Arizona as well. Providing 24-hour care, seven days a week, the center stands by to receive, stabilize and treat those whose lives are threatened by multi-system injuries, spinal cord damage, orthopedic injuries, burns and multi-system organ failure.  More than 50 percent of its patients are injured in motor vehicle/motorcycle accidents.  Boasting an astounding 99 percent patient survival rate, the center’s trauma expertise is widely respected; UMC often receives patients referred by other hospitals.  UMC’s Lions Burn Care Center is the only center of its kind in the state of Nevada or in the 10,000-square-mile region.  Opened in 1969, with six beds, the Burn Care Center was expanded in 2007 to a total of 16 beds, providing a variety of services, including pediatric burn care.

For more information about Martin Lawrence Galleries:

www.martinlawrence.com
The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace
3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
702-991-5990

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