FAMOUS 3-D POP ARTIST CHARLES FAZZINO TO CREATE 3-D ORIGINAL ALL-STAR GAME ARTWORK LIVE AT THE MLB FAN CAVE STARTING JUNE 7th!
For Fazzino: Julie Maner, 914-654-9370, JManer@Fazzino.com
For MLB: Lauren Verrusio, 212-931-7607, Lauren.Verrusio@MLB.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 31, 2011
FAMOUS 3-D POP ARTIST CHARLES FAZZINO TO CREATE 3-D ORIGINAL ALL-STAR GAME ARTWORKLIVE AT THE MLBFAN CAVE STARTING JUNE 7th!
MLBPLAYERS AND CELEBRITIES WILL ASSIST IN THE CREATION
New York, NY (May 31, 2011)— Famous 3-D Pop Artist Charles Fazzino, an official licensee of Major League Baseball Properties, will create a large, original 3-D artwork live at the MLB Fan Cave in NYC. The work will be based on his commemorative artwork for the 2011 All-Star Game taking place on July 12, 2011 at Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ. The kick off at the Fan Cave is Tuesday June 7, 2011.
Progress will be made on the work every Thursday in June beginning at 2 p.m. Fans will have the opportunity to watch it take shape, with the finishing touches being done on June 30.
Celebrity and player visitors at the Fan Cave between June 2-30 will have the opportunity to contribute to the piece by creating artistic elements that Charles Fazzino will incorporate into the final collaborative work. The finished artwork will be sold to benefit MLB’s Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program.
On Tuesday, July 5 the final original artwork will be unveiled live in the Fan Cave at 11AM, after which Charles Fazzino will conduct a free All-Star Game poster signing for the first 200 fans on line. He will also have on hand the rest of his baseball art collection.
Charles Fazzino stated from his studio in New York, “I am honored to be working with Major League Baseball to create original artwork for the MLB Fan Cave. I’ve been creating All-Star Game artwork since 2003, and I’m excited to unveil this year’s version live in the Fan Cave. Having the players contribute to the work is going to make it an interesting, one-of-a-kind piece.”
About the Fan Cave
The MLB Fan Cave, located at the corner of 4th street and Broadway in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, is a 15,000 square foot space which is fully equipped with an array of state-of-the-art media and entertainment technologies. It is host to interactive fan activities, visits from MLB players, baseball personalities and celebrities, parties, musical performances; and other events throughout the baseball season. With 32 14-foot windows, two super fans, Mike O’Hara and Ryan Wagner, inhabit the Fan Cave every day for the entire 2011 MLB season, and watch all games while chronicling their experiences online and to fans passing by on the street. You can watch it live at www.mlbfancave.com.
About MLB RBI
Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) is a youth outreach program designed to increase participation and interest in baseball and softball, encourage academic participation and achievement, increase the number of talented athletes prepared to play in college and minor leagues, promote greater inclusion of minorities into the mainstream of the game and teach the value of teamwork.
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.
Charles Fazzino’s artwork can be viewed at www.fazzino.com.
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