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Poems Art Introduces Catalogue Supplement

Poems Art Inc., Salt Lake City, announces the release of its Catalogue Supplement 3: Spring­Fall 2007 Collection featuring 69 exclusive images. This newest supplement showcases visuals by its key artists Steven N. Meyers, Kate Birch, and Darlene Shiels, and includes 10 oversized additions to the line. An easy to navigate, updated web CD catalogue featuring Poems' entire current collection of almost 600 images is included. For information, telephone (888) 447-6367 or visit: www.poemsart.com.

"Red Licorice" by Marsha Boston graces the cover of Poems Art's Catalogue Supplement 3 with CD.

Flores-Fiol's Painting for Peruvian Victims

Oscar FloresFiol, Oregon's Consul Emeritus of Peru and also an artist based in Eagle Creek, OR, has created an oil painting to benefit victims of the devastating August 15 earthquake in Pisco, Peru. In creating the artwork, shown, FloresFiol was inspired by the Incas, Oscar Flores-Fiol's oil painting benefits Southern Peru's Pre-Incas, Peru's earthquake through Chincha Chamber of Commerce. ruins, and a Catholic priest. Measuring 40 by 30 inches, the piece retails for $4,400. Telephone (503) 637-3373 or send an e-mail to: [email protected]

Classic Collections' `Natural Home' Inspirations

"Natural Home" is the newest design theme being introduced by Classic Collections, Irvine, NY, this season. The open edition collection features birds, butterflies, and botanicals that have been updated with borders and backgrounds of organic fibers like sisal, linen, and rattan. "It is a logical extension of today's `natural' emphasis in home furnishings," says Larry Tolchin, president. "And nothing is more rewarding than taking creative inspiration from nature itself." The collection is available in sizes 11 by 14, 12 by 16, and 16 by 20 inches, with retail prices between $15 and $28. A supplement is available illustrating all new releases. Call (800) 628-7518 or "Natural Home II" by Susan Davies, visit: www.classiccollections.com. available from Classic Collections.

Bering & James Exhibit Aids Trafficking Victims

In Houston, the week of September 17­21 has been named Human Trafficking Awareness Week. As a part of this initiative, Bering & James Art Gallery and the Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition presented "Look Beneath the Surface," an art and fashion benefit to assist in rescuing and restoring the lives of trafficking victims. J. Antonio Farfan's "Persistence of Nature," shown, was the promotion image for the benefit for the coalition which provides a hotline for victims and has started a billboard campaign across the Greater Houston area. In 2006, of all the human trafficking victims rescued and certified in the U.S., 25% of them were rescued in Texas. For further information, telephone Bering & James at (713) 524- J. Antonio Farfan's "Persistence of 0101 or visit the gallery's website Nature," an acrylic and oil on located at: www.beringandjames.com. canvas measuring 48 by 60 inches.

Franklin 54 Gallery Raises Money for Charity

Franklin 54 Gallery, New York, helped raise money for Equality Now with a silent auction featuring the work of more than 30 artists associated with the gallery. A portion of the proceeds from the auction are going to the nonprofit organization that works to end violence and discrimination against "Legend Tablet #2" by Edward Evans is an acrylic on linen women and featured in the benefit auction at Franklin 54 Gallery. girls around the world. Opening bids started at $200 for smaller pieces and $300 for larger ones. For details, call the gallery at (212) 627-8690 or: www.artnet.com /franklin54gallery.html. For more on Equality Now, www.equalitynow.org. PAGE 16

Exhibit Highlights Plight of Tigers in the Wild

A traveling exhibition entitled "Beauty of the Beast: Tigers Facing Extinction" featuring the paintings, prints, and drawings of Denver artist and environmentalist Francesca Owens highlighting the plight of tigers in the wild, is being made available to galleries. Underwritten by the Save the Tiger Fund of the National Fish and Wildlife Federation, the exhibit made its debut at Reed Photo-Art Gallery, Denver. Owens' giclées on paper in editions of 250 have images measuring 7 by 14 to 15 by 11 inches. "Tiger Gaze," shown, is available framed, 23 by 26 inches, ($350). For details on the exhibit, go to: www.beautyofthebeast .org. For more details on the artist, visit: www.francescaowens.com. "Tiger Gaze" by Francesca Owens. ART WORLD NEWS

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