SATURDAY: JULY 23RD, 2016 3:30 PM CST
INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE: CHECK PRESENTATION : ARTWORK TRANSFER
VISUALS: TONY CASTLEBERG, DALLAS POLICE ASSOCATION’S ASSIST THE OFFICERS FOUNDATION, ARTIST RYAN SPIRITAS, DONORS JANA & DANNY FREUNDLICH, GALLERIST TAL MILAN
Allison Zucker-Perelman, Relevant Communications,
Location: Milan Gallery 505 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Dallas/Fort Worth July 22nd, 2016: Ryan Spiritas is a Dallas/Fort Worth born and bred Artist whose works have premiered to great acclaim throughout North America. Two weeks ago the events in Dallas rocked his world. He reacted to the events in the way an Artist reacts….he went to his studio and in four days straight he created Healing Dallas: A Tribute to Blue. On Friday, July 15th,2016, at the premiere VIP opening of his new Exhibition, the gallerist, Tal Milan, offered the piece for sale, with 100% of the proceeds donated to the Assist The Officer Foundation www.atodallas.org.
Healing Blue: A Tribute to Dallas sold in the first 3 minutes, for an appreciable sum of money, to Dallas/Fort Worth couple Jana and Danny Freundlich. The Artist, the gallerist and the donors will present a check to Tony Castleberg of the Dallas Police’s Assist the Officer Foundation at 3:30 pm CST on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 at the gallery.
The piece was created by the Artist addressing the slain officers and unrest in Dallas. The Artist and the gallerist are committed to both aiding and healing the community in which they live and work. Spiritas has created an exact replica of the artwork that he will present to the Mayor and hopes to have it hang in City Hall, as a Commemorative in honor of the officers.
It is the expression of his love for his community and a tribute to the men & women if the Dallas Police force who put their well-being and their lives on the line each and every day.
As Chief Brown expressed his heartbreak over the loss of five fallen “Guardians of Freedom”, the City of Dallas mourns. Five families will not see their loved ones again, while the reasoning behind their loss goes beyond reason.
We owe it to the living to remember. The Dallas Police Department, on behalf of the Assist the Officer Foundation, will thank the Artist publicly for remembering them, with your prayers, with your support, with your contributions. Let us all move forward from this event strengthened, united and better for their sacrifice.