Press Release: Charles Fazzino to Visit Williamsport, PA

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 21, 2014

Official Artist of the 75th Anniversary of Little League®, Charles Fazzino,

to Visit Williamsport, Pa., for Educational Workshops

Nationally-celebrated pop artist Charles Fazzino, has created officially licensed works of art for 14 NFL Super Bowls, nine MLB All Star Games, the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi as well as the last seven Olympiads, and many other major sporting and cultural events. On February 25, 26 and 27, through the support of the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania, he will be holding a series of educational workshops for students and teachers from Lycoming and Sullivan County school districts in Pennsylvania to work on the official artwork for the 75th Anniversary of Little League®.

 

The media is encouraged to attend the events detailed below.

 

Mr. Fazzino is available for one-on-one interviews during his time in Williamsport. Please contact Julie Maner, jmaner@fazzino.com, to schedule an interview.

 

If you plan on attending any event, please RSVP to Brian McClintock (bmcclintock@LittleLeague.org) at your earliest convenience indicating the events you will be attending.

 

Tuesday, February 25
12 – 3:30 p.m.

Professional Development with fifth grade art teachers. Mr. Fazzino will lead a workshop for teachers from Lycoming and Sullivan County school districts. The teachers will then lead their fifth grade classes to construct their own piece of Pop Art to be displayed at The Gallery at Penn College on the campus of the Pennsylvania College of Technology from July 10 to August 24.

Location: The Recreation Hall, Creighton J. Hall International Grove, Little League International,

South Williamsport, Pa.

Parking: Behind the Little League International Headquarters building.

 

Wednesday, February 26
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

“Fazzinopalooza” Assembly for fifth grade students, teachers and administration officials. Mr. Fazzino will give an interactive presentation on the world of Pop Art to all those gathered.

Location: Community Arts Center, Williamsport, Pa.

 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

High School Student Master Class. Mr. Fazzino will bring his educational workshop to high school students from Lycoming and Sullivan County school districts. Details of an art contest for high school students in these counties will be released at this time. More information will be available following the event.

Location: The Recreation Hall, Creighton J. Hall International Grove, Little League International,

South Williamsport, Pa.

Parking: Behind the Little League International Headquarters building.

 

Thursday, February 27
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Little League 75th Anniversary Official Artwork Construction, in which select fifth graders from the schools in Lycoming and Sullivan Counties will work with Mr. Fazzino to construct the original artwork that will be dedicated at the 2014 Little League Baseball World Series and be a permanent fixture in the World of Little League: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store.

Location: The Recreation Hall, Creighton J. Hall International Grove, Little League International,

South Williamsport, Pa.

Parking: Behind the Little League International Headquarters building.

 

About Little League®

Little League® Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with 2.4 million players and one million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and more than 80 other countries. In 2014, Little League is celebrating its 75th Anniversary of developing major league people. For more information, visit LittleLeague.org, or follow the Little League on Facebook (facebook.com/LittleLeague) or Twitter (twitter.com/LittleLeague). Celebrate Little League’s 75th Anniversary online at LittleLeagueBigLegacy.com, official hashtag: #LittleLeague75.

 

About Charles Fazzino

Charles Fazzino — one of the most popular artists in the world — is most well-known for his unique, detailed, and vibrant three-dimensional style. His work is exhibited in hundreds of fine art galleries and museums in twenty different countries. He is an officially licensed artist of the National Football League and the Super Bowl (2000-present), Major League Baseball and the MLB All-Star Game (2003-present), and the US Olympic Team (2000-present).  He has also recently created official artwork for high profile events, including: the 2011 Centennial Celebration for the City of Fort Lauderdale, the President’s Challenge for President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, NASCAR Sprint Cup series, NHL All-Star Game, Belmont Stakes, Daytona 500, Indy 500, Andy Roddick Charity Gala, U.S. Tennis Foundation, CMA Awards, Grammy Awards,  Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC’s “Today” Summer Concert Series, Rosie O’Donnell’s For All Kids Foundation and the President William J. Clinton Presidential Foundation, among many others. You can view more of Fazzino’s work at fazzino.com.

 

About First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania

The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania works regionally and locally to bring together people, partners and places to grow local giving and investment, strengthen area organizations and results, and take on the critical issues and efforts needed to build vibrant communities and a thriving north central Pennsylvania region. FCFP serves the Danville area, Union County, Williamsport, and Lycoming County to create powerful communities, through passionate giving. For more information, visit fcfpartnership.org  or follow FCFP on Facebook: facebook.com/FirstCommunityFoundationPartnership   

 

About The Gallery at Penn College

The Gallery at Penn College strives to be an important instructional resource for students and a cultural asset to Pennsylvania College of Technology and local communities. The Gallery is dedicated to promoting art appreciation and understanding through its exhibitions of traditional and contemporary art in a variety of media. Throughout the year, The Gallery is host to numerous exhibitions and events that range from local collections to international traveling exhibitions. Penn College is a special mission affiliate of Penn State, committed to applied technology education. Located in Williamsport, Pa., the College enrolls nearly 6,000 students in bachelor’s, associate and certificate programs relating to more than 100 different career areas.

 

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 For more information contact:

Brian McClintock

Little League

Office: 570-326-1921, ext. 2252

Email: bmcclintock@LittleLeague.org

Website: LittleLeague.org

 

Julie Maner

Museum Editions, Ltd.

Exclusive Publishers for 3-D Pop Artist Charles Fazzino

Office: 914-654-9370

Email: jmaner@fazzino.com

Website: Fazzino.com

Erin Ruhl

First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania

Office: 570-321-1500

Email: ErinR@fcfpartnership.org

Website: fcfpartnership.org

 

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2 Responses to “Press Release: Charles Fazzino to Visit Williamsport, PA”

  1. Dear Charles Fazzino,
    Would you be interested in being a Visiting Artist at New Canaan High School After May 14th, 2014.
    I teach mostly photography/digital media and would like my student to explore turning their creative ideas into 3D constructions. We do have a Visiting Artist Program and we are interested in exploring the idea of you coming to the high school and sharing your creative experiences with the art students.
    Please visit my school website to see what we do: ncps.digication.com/jeanne.mcdonagh
    Thank you.
    Best,
    Jeanne McDonagh

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