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Soprano’s Actor Contributes Original Artwork for Mad About Art Charity Auction

Duke and Duchess of North Caldwell Sopranos
Duke and Duchess of North Caldwell By Federico Castellucio

Fountain Gallery, part of the Fountain House organization and charity is pleased and excited to share the addition of Soprano’s cast member Federico Castellucio’s work to its 100 artist line-up for its annual benefit auction, Mad About Art, scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 21st, 2013Castellucio played reoccurring character Furio Giunta, a member of Tony Soprano’s crew who was secretly in love with Carmela Soprano, and was a huge fan favorite. Casteluccio has donated one of his original prints entitled, The Duke and Duchess of North Caldwell – in honor of James Gandolfini and Edie Falco, who are depicted as Duke and Duchess from the original painting Duke and Duchess of Urbino by Piero della Francesca, seen below.

Duke and Dutchess Original
Duke and Duchess of Urbino by Piero della Francesca

This year’s Mad About Art will take place on Thursday, November 21st, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, at Cedar Lake, located at 547 West 26th Street in Manhattan. The event theme is A Black and White Affair, featuring striking black and white décor; with the 500 guests expected to attend requested to wear black and white cocktail attire. One hundred original artworks will be presented at auction to benefit the member-artists of Fountain Gallery, New York City’s premier venue representing artists living with mental illness. Singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega is the special musical guest. This should be an exciting and fun event to support an excellent cause!

Event Chairs are: John P. Casaly, Rick Froio, Carmel and Brett Fromson, Dario Gristina, Leslie Harwood, Rich Hiler, Louis J. Mantia, Bonnie and Frank Pratt, Jerry Schumm, Gabriel Stefania. Ms. Harwood and Messrs. Froio, Gristina and Schumm are past Fountain Gallery honorees.

Individual ticket price is $250. Sponsorship levels range from $500 to $25,000. For tickets and information, contact Robyn Marks at 212-582-0341, Ext. 1288, or email rmarks@fountainhouse.org.

Pink Thing of The Day: Pinkburst Project!

Pinkburst Guitars & Amps Collection (Photos by John Peden, Click Image to Enlarge)

The Worleygig is proud to announce a Pink Thing that is not only awesomely pink but also benefits a very worthwhile cause. The Pinkburst Project, sponsored by Guitarist Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister, is a collection of one-of-a-kind, custom made guitars from a variety of leading instrument manufacturers including Gibson, Fender, Paul Reed Smith, Epiphone, Gretsch and Martin. There is also a matching collection of pink custom amps from Marshall, Fender, Vox, Mesa, Orange, Hartke and Diamond. All guitars and amplifiers will be offered for sale at an auction to be held on Sunday, May 1, 2011 during the Skinner Fine Musical Instruments Auction in Boston, Massachusetts. View the full collection of individual guitars at This Link.

These stunningly beautiful guitars and amps have been built for sale at auction to create awareness of The Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation. Proceeds from sales will raise much-needed funds for research, education and support for those affected by Uveitis and other inflammatory eye diseases. Uveitis is the third leading cause of preventable blindness in the USA, and the leading cause of blindness of American girls.

Jay Jay’s daughter, Samantha was diagnosed  with Uveitis at age six during a routine eye exam at school. Samantha’s sight has been preserved through a cocktail of topical and systemic medications that her physician, Dr. Stephen Foster and his associated doctors at MERSI (Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution) in Cambridge, Massachusetts have carefully administered. Dr. Foster and his Foundation will benefit from the monetary proceeds of this auction.

Prior to the auction, a benefit concert, “The Pinkburst Project: An Evening with Twisted Sister and Friends benefiting the Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation” will take place on Friday, April 29 at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square. Tickets are $45 with, an American Express presale on Wednesday, January 26, and sale to the public starting on Friday, January 28 via Ticketmaster.com, Charge by Phone 800-745-3000, and (for no service charge) at the Best Buy Theater box office located at 1515 Broadway at W. 44th Street.

A full and finely detailed Press Release can be viewed at This Link.

Here’s wishing great success to Jay Jay with the Pinkburst Project!