Contemporary Abstract Ayr Art

Evolution of a Painting, “The Long and Winding Road”

The evolution of a Painting begins with the concept; what would you like to paint. In Graduate school they make you go to the Library and look through various Art books at get ideas from the Masters. There are assignments where you have to paint the Masters to gain your artistic chops. In doing so you are recreating their own special techniques. For instance to make a straight line with a loaded paint brush, you need to roll it in your fingers as you drag it across the page. This is a technique used by Monet.

 

Once you begin painting your ideas begin to flow more fluidly. The painting begins with a blank canvas. The one that I created is 7 feet by 5 feet. I nailed the canvas to the wall and began to gesso the canvas on the wall. Gessoing the canvas allows the fibers to become closed. Imagine filling in the holes on a sponge until the sponge has no more holes and its completely covered so that no water will go through the surface. You need to apply 2 coats. Some people in Graduate school use Rabbit Skin Glue first then gesso. I found the smell too much and found really no big difference with or with out it, so I choose not to use it.  After I had gessoed the canvas I apply texture to the canvas, in this case I used sand. The sand that I collected was from San Francisco next to the Golden Gate Bridge. I waited for it to completely dry before I did anything else to it. 

  

Next I apply the Paint. Oil or Acrylic or Watercolor- Paint to me is all the same. If you have learned how to use each then you know the basic principals on how to create with each type of paint.  I spread the paint onto the canvas with my hands. Which is a No No because you can get sick with toxic chemicals that are in the paints and in the turpentine. Many artist die from bathing in turpentine, which I did. In graduate school I got sick from the metals in the Oil paint. I had a mini nervous break down and had to stop painting with my hands.

After I applied a layer of color to the canvas, the juices began to flow and the concept then turns in to the creation of the painting.  A splash of color over here, a dab or color and tiny red dot or a large arm movement mark of color over there. This continues on until I feel another presence join me. I began to step back and look at my image from another point of view.  Being able to stand back and take in the painting as a whole is very critical. Knowing when to STOP is what an experienced artist knows how to do.  Over the years, I have learned by trial and error when to put the brush down and call it completed.

I work on large scale images up close with my paintings, so its hard to see the whole thing at once. I create something on the canvas. This was my first attempt at creating the image in my head. I think it’s good for now, but not exactly what I was looking for. I next added more color and began to find a subject matter in the swirl of color. I drew something in the foreground and something in the background. I began to see an image of what my mind sees, it is beginning to take on a form on the canvas itself.

I turned the radio up loud and sing with the music, a step over here and a turn over there. I began to dance as I paint. I saw the music and paint the colors of the notes that I hear onto the canvas.  I lose myslef in my work as I began to play with my imagination and let go of what I am holding onto from my day to day incongruousness… to my hidden shadows from my past. Both light and dark dance along with me as I get lost along the way.  I began to figure out where I was going and what comes next in my imagination. Some days roll into night and some nights roll back into days. Time is an illusion, as my muse amuses me to continue on. I saw something in the corner of my eye and I begin to flesh it out. I saw the ocean and something else in the distance. When I put the painting away for the evening and take it out the next day I sometimes might see another image. This time I see mountains in the distance. The colors become vivid and the details begin to show. I conjured up what comes next as I step back and look at what I have created thus far. Each painting takes hours to come to it’s completion. It’s an intimate dance that pulls one direction and pushes another. Each Artist has their own experience of what they may go through with their painting.

 “The Long and Winding Road”, the title of the image above came from a concert I recently went to, Paul McCartney.

The painting takes a turn and I noticed that it needed something else. I saw a golden pathway that leads from the bottom right hand corner (indicates your past) to the top of the purple mountain( the future).  A Long and Winding Road. One of my Professors said that it was the road to enlightenment, perhaps? or a Road less Traveled. Or a Spiritual Journey with lots of twists and turns along the way; basically my life. Each painting is a reflection of what the artist may be going through in their life.  A diary. Blood, sweat and tears go into my art. Blood from my hands dealing with the applied texture of sand turns the canvas into sandpaper. Sweat from the hours I put into it. Tears from the moments when I have felt that I have lost all hope and I have ruined what my imagination has created and what my eyes see before me when they are not aligned with each other. Once I am able to see what my imagination sees and what I am creating to be alike I continued on.

 

I have put over 100 hours into this image. Various Professors watched my process of this painting and have said, “Oh try this or maybe what if you would try that.” I would ask them to show me on the canvas what they were thinking about and many a professors at Graduate school have added their own hand to it.  Once they added their hand into the paint, it added a whole new direction to the painting. It was both an added touch of inspiration and also rewrite of what my intention initially was. By the end of the painting it turned into something with added flares to it that I did not expect. Art has a voice, it called out to another artist to dip their paint brush into their own soul and touch my canvas with their own light, their own heightened vibration, their own imagination sang along with the painting so it needed to be added. I am happy with the finished product and all the hands that went into its process of being birthed while at graduate Art school.

The evolution of a painting sometimes takes other hands to help it find its way home.

Melissa Ayr – Artist – Taught by student of Pablo Picasso

David Russo News Article - Student of Picasso

David Russo News Article – Student of Picasso

Gratta Wines – Art Reception – Jazz Festival

Melissa Ayr at Gratta Wines

Melissa Ayr at Gratta Wines

Artist Melissa Ayr will be showing at Gratta Wines during the 3rd Annual Butchertown Jazz Festival.
Join Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Howard Willey, Destiny Muhammad and Melissa Ayr at the event.

Gratta Wines
5273 3RD ST, San Francisco, California 94124

Schedule · Sunday, October 14, 2018

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Destiny Muhammad

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Howard Wiley & Extra Happy

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

Melissa Ayr Exhibits at Art Takes SoHo

Melissa Ayr Exhibits at Art Takes SoHo

Ayr Exhibition at Art Takes Soho 2018

Melissa Ayr Joins in Art Battle San Francisco


Melissa Ayr Joins in Art Battle San Francisco

 

Silicon Valley Open Studios – Talk Art Interview

Abstract painter Melissa Ayr describes her very colorful art and demonstrates how to paint with air using a leaf blower. She also builds her own canvases. She discusses the role of the Juror in competitions she has judged and her experience as a gallery owner.

Gallery 85 Presents The Red Zone – Art Exhibition with Ayr

Gallery 85 presents The Red Zone a curated group exhibition focusing on the works by young emerging artists in the Bay Area along with mid-career artists. The theme of the exhibition will be a springboard to the gallery’s new space, the New Year and to highlight the Foundation’s mission.
Participating Artists: John Casey, Alexis Amann, Namita Kapoor, Christine Morla, Phe Ruiz, Melody Kennedy, Manny Silva, Casey Gray, Randy Bricco, Garett Malate, Bruni, Mark Gray, Lorraine Lawson, Jason Burton, Bruni, Mark Gray, Melissa Ayr and more.

“The Red Zone” Exhibition Opening Reception is being held January 14th, 2013 from 5-8PM.  Artwork will be on display from January 14th through February 10th 2013.

Gallery 85
377 Santana Row #1180
Santana Row Shopping Center (between Eli Thomas and Peet’s Coffee)
San Jose, CA 95128

Gallery 85 features work by Vernon Davis as well as work by established and emerging visual artists. The Vernon Davis Foundation for the Arts promotes arts education and art appreciation for at-risk youth and awards college art school scholarships to inner-city youth. Best known as one of the NFL?s 49ers elite pass-catching tight ends, Davis is also a talented, trained visual artist who majored in studio art at the University of Maryland.

Contemporary Artist Paints with a Leaf Blower

Contemporary Artist Paints with a Leaf Blower
Melissa Ayr Paints “Poppy Collection” with Air

Melissa Ayr - Poppy Collection - Leaf Blower - Golden Gate Bridge 75th

Contemporary Abstract Artist, Melissa Ayr is an artist who paints with air. Ayr has emerged from her studio with a fresh perspective on contemporary painting with her unique practice of using a leaf blower to push paint on canvas. Ayr releases her latest works as a collection inspired by California, the Poppy Collection sets the tone and elements of this floral series with vibrant luminosity. Classically trained in the elements of composition, color and perspective, Ayr creates her own canvas and color pallet with a mixture of pigment, oil and acrylic. The Poppy collection is a body of work created entirely using air. Her instrument of choice is her signature leaf blower which enables Melissa to move layers of paint across the canvas with swift strokes creating an ethereal style that is neither tempered nor deliberate.


Video: Painting with Air – In the Studio with AYR


Ayr is not new to the concept of layering. There is a natural evolution that has taken place that has developed painting by painting and continues to evolve still. With experimentation comes new ground as she defines the style of work she builds. Ayr will often start with the colors at hand and expand. Pushing, pulling and mixing to create her unique art. Paint flows, it dries, it lies somewhere betwixt a liquid and permanence. With the addition of paint, layers form to create a background ripe for expansion or content to be present. Ayr applies the paint in translucent layers on the Canvas and is able to control the air to bend and shape into the essence of floral.

Melissa has been known to use non-traditional methods to produce her works. She has painted with her fingers, hands, arms, breasts, feet and her entire body often bathing in the colors she uses to create. Drizzling, pouring, flowing, throwing have been in her artistic repertoire as tools in her arsenal. Melissa is not attuned to any prescribed method, but chooses to be sporadic, spontaneous and unabashed in her approach to a new piece.

The art world awakens in Miami during the month of December for a host of premiere art fairs, events and all night parties. Art Basel Miami Beach, Red Dot, Pool, NADA Art Fair, Verge Art Miami Beach, and Art Miami will all be on view in early December.

The Poppy Collection will be featured at Red Dot Miami, DECEMBER 5th-8th, 2012. in Florida. Wynwood Art District, 3011 NE 1st Avenue (at NW 31st Street), Miami, FL 33137.

To find out more about the upcoming exhibition and artist Melissa Ayr visit http://www.melissaayr.com.

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About Artist Melissa Ayr:
Melissa Ayr, born in New York, is an international contemporary abstract artist. She was nationally recognized and selected as one of ten artists represented by Ruinart Champagne, a brand of Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessey. Her art is on the cutting edge of color with bold flowing blends of light and dark. Her style is colorful, vibrant, and full of texture. She incorporates high energy, fluidity, growth and life. She’s known for her rich vibrant color and her ability to create dimension on a flat canvas. http://www.melissaayr.com.

“Buttergirl” 3D Body Art by Melissa Ayr

Melissa Ayr releases “Buttergirl” a contemporary 3D painting on a mannequin torso.  Obsession with the perfect butt is embodied by the youthful structure used to sell the next hot product.  Buttergirl originally comes out of a Sears display from a store that was closed down in 2011.  Sears Roebuck and Co. has been a staple of the American dream and is fading, as is, the sticks of home sweet home.  Consumerism has changed and the colorful faceless girl of America remains beautiful despite her flaws.

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“Buttergirl”

3D Acrylic on Mannequin
17″ x 10″ x 14″

Buttergirl will be featured during the month of March and will be showcased at a Gala Champagne Reception on Thursday, MARCH 8, 2012. 6:00-8:00 pm in Chelsea.  511 West 25th Street #406, New York, NY 10001.

“Chaos” unleashed from the Ayr Vault!

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“Chaos” Oil on Canvas 60″ x 48″ x 1½”

Melissa Ayr unleashes “Chaos” into the New Year of 2012.  Pulled from the Ayr vault, this painting borrows from the embodiment of confusion and disorder that represents our current state of affairs.  With passive betrayal and irrational exuberance behind us “Chaos” is a beacon of color that shows the future the path towards organization.  This oil original was created out of the raw emotion and exacerbation of our political offering.  Showcased for the first time this unique work from the Fire Rainbow Series scores the beginning of the Ayr signature style.

To learn more about the artist or this available painting please contact Ayr Art.

 

 

 

Contemporary Artist Dares to be Square

Melissa Ayr Releases the ‘SquAyr’ Collection featuring Elegant Squares of Creativity.

New York, NY, March 15th, 2011 – Melissa Ayr – Contemporary Art Abstract Painter – today announces her new series of colorful paintings titled ‘SquAyr’.  The paintings will be featured at The Artist Project New York later this week.  SquAyr is the latest collection of artwork from Contemporary Abstract Artist Melissa Ayr and features a little bit of air, a little bit of Art Deco and a whole lot of color.

Melissa Ayr, born in New York, is an international contemporary abstract artist.  Melissa Ayr was nationally recognized and selected as one of ten artists represented at Art Basel Miami Beach by Ruinart Champagne, a brand of Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessey.  Her art is on the cutting edge of color with bold flowing blends of light and dark. Her style is colorful, vibrant, and full of texture. She incorporates high energy, fluidity, growth and life.  Melissa Ayr is known for her rich vibrant color and her ability to create dimension on a flat canvas.  Melissa paints through an expressive process she calls “Pure Creativity” and she carries this creativity into her SquAyr collection.

The SquAyr collection has been crafted with creativity and designed for flexibility. As a play on words Melissa Ayr has gone back to the basics with her use of both the square shape and the mixing of primary colors. Ms. Ayr states that, “the artwork is made during the act of playful discovery.” Her style is Abstract Expressionism and her techniques are rather unconventional. The artist utilised primary straight pigment and paint combined with “Forced Air” to craft an extraordinary set of abstract paintings on 36” x 36” geometric square canvas. The square shape provides the ability to rotate the painting to the desired orientation and can be grouped together as a set.

For additional information about the Artist please visit The Artist Project New York – Booth #105 or her website: http://www.melissaayr.com.

Melissa Ayr

Melissa Ayr is a colorful contemporary abstract painter whose work incorporates high energy, fluidity, growth, and life.  Melissa Ayr’s art has hung in the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and her art resides in homes of high profile fine art collectors.  Media Contact:  Harris Bevier 646.360.0297 media@ayrart.com

The Artist Project New York

The Artist Project is an exhibition of fine art by a selection of unrepresented international artists.  The event is featured along with the 10th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show at Pier 92/94 March 16th– 20th, 2011.  Produced by MMPI, a leading producer of fine art, craft, antiques and home design shows, The Artist Project New York will present a rare opportunity to view and purchase contemporary fine art offering collectors, curators, dealers and the public direct access to a juried selection of emerging and established talent.   Media Contact: Victoria Kent 312.527.7508 vkent@mmart.com

Contemporary Artist Debuts Wearable Art New Fashion Luxury Lifestyle Brand

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Harris Bevier
646.360.0297
media@ayrart.com

CONTEMPORARY ARTIST DEBUTS WEARABLE ART NEW FASHION LUXURY LIFESTYLE BRAND

Melissa Ayr Launches ‘Wearable Art’ with One of a Kind Painted Designer Jeans

DALLAS, TEXAS, February 2011 – Melissa Ayr – Contemporary Art Abstract Painter – today announces her new brand, Ayr Wear™, which will design, market and sell various lifestyle products. The new fashion luxury lifestyle brand made its official debut in December 2010 at Art Basel Miami Beach.  First to launch in the exclusive Ayr Wear line are the Wearable Art Painted Jeans collection.  The clothing features colorful contemporary artwork directly on the fabric of premium designer jeans and jeggings, in a painting style for which Melissa Ayr is famous.

Melissa Ayr, born in New York, is an international contemporary abstract artist.  Melissa Ayr was nationally recognized and was selected as one of ten artists represented at Art Basel Miami Beach by Ruinart Champagne, a brand of Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessey.  Her art is on the cutting edge of color with bold flowing blends of light and dark. Her style is colorful, vibrant and full of texture. She incorporates high energy, fluidity, growth and life.  Melissa Ayr is known for her rich vibrant color and the ability to create dimension on a flat canvas.  Melissa paints through an expressive process she calls “Pure Creativity” and carries this creativity into her Ayr Wear™ clothing.

The initial line consists of a collection known as Elegant Creativity – luxury designer jeans embellished with one of a kind art work in Melissa’s own signature style.  Ayr Wear™ uses a proprietary process to paint clothing that can endure everyday use.  The Elegant Creativity collection will be available in several boutiques around Dallas in the next month.

Melissa also offer’s an exclusive service to provide one of a kind Ayr Art on your favorite pair of denim’s.  This premium service will provides the ultimate fit, including your choice of colors, style, leg(s) and placement.  Melissa has painted on several famous designer brands including Seven for All Mankind, True Religion, Lucky Jeans, Joe’s Jeans, Dylan George, Citizens of Humanity, Stitch’s Jeans, Calvin Klein and many others.

Ayr Wear will kick-start the business with various jeans collections and will soon expand into dresses, purses and shoes to serve as a full fashion luxury lifestyle brand.

The Ayr Wear™ line will be available at high-end retailers and online. Retailers interested in carrying the line can call 646.360.0297 or send an e-mail to sales@ayrwear.com.

For more information, art work, media inquiries and interviews please contact Harris Bevier at 646.360.0297 or media@ayrart.com.

Melissa Ayr
Melissa Ayr, born in New York, is a contemporary abstract painter.  Ayr Wear™ is a fashion luxury lifestyle brand started in 2010 by Melissa Ayr.  Ayr Wear™ painted clothing is a subsidiary of Art Art, Inc.  http://www.ayrwear.com

Plight of the Ball


Melissa Ayr Art Plight of the Ball

“Plight of the Ball”
Mixed Media Painting on Canvas
48″ x 96″ x 3″

“Plight of the Ball” is the latest painting produced by contemporary abstract artist Melissa Ayr. The artwork has a focus around conflict and represents the ephemeral and ever present battle for the ball.  Pastel undertones are supplanted by the blitz of primary colors under the essence of a scrimmage line.

“Plight of the Ball” employs several techniques and media and is created on a custom made hand stretched red cotton duct canvas.  The paint contains a special blend of medium including sand and sawdust. While creating this painting Melissa hurled a football covered in paint against the canvas to make this extraordinary artwork. The background was created by Melissa only using her body and signature “release” painting method.

China vs Google

Melissa Ayr Art China vs Google

“China vs Google”
Acrylic on Canvas
16″ x 20″ x 3″

“China vs Google” was inspired by the significant interactions between Google and China during March 2010.  This painting was painted at the beginning of April 2010 and represents the divide between technology and the awakening of the world to propagate freedom of speech.

Google China launched in January 2006 in the belief that the benefits of increased access to information for people in China and a more open Internet outweighed the discomfort of Google agreeing to censor some results.  In March 2010, Google puts a halt to its China search engine, redirecting the site to its search site based in Hong Kong which is uncensored. (1)

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2010 to Liu Xiaobo for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.  According to the Nobel Committee, “China’s new status must entail increased responsibility. China is in breach of several international agreements to which it is a signatory, as well as of its own provisions concerning political rights. Article 35 of China’s constitution lays down that “Citizens of the People’s Republic of China enjoy freedom of speech, of the press, of assembly, of association, of procession and of demonstration”. In practice, these freedoms have proved to be distinctly curtailed for China’s citizens.” (2)

(1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_China
(2) http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2010/press.html

Ruinart Selects Ten Artists For Exhibition at The Betsy Hotel South Beach

NOVEMBER 23, 2010 – The Betsy South Beach will be playing host to the works of ten artists, commissioned by Ruinart, the first established champagne House in 1729.  On December 2, 2010, the exhibition will kick off during Art Basel in Miami Beach highlighting a commitment to the arts from both organizations.   The works were produced using classic and avant-garde techniques, in a variety of mediums, including photography, paint and sculpture.  Artist’s were inspired by many facets of this pioneering Champagne, from the unique bottle shape to the history of its creator Dom Ruinart, all producing unique works that will ultimately be auctioned in New York to benefit the non-profit organization The Art of Elysium .

Official – Ruinart Event Program

This November, the pieces will travel to Miami to form a pop-up gallery at The Betsy located on Ocean Drive.  The pop-up gallery will be located in the lobby bar, where Ruinart Blanc de Blancs (100% Premier Crus Chardonnay) will be available for sale to guests wanting to sip fine champagne while browsing the exhibit, enhancing the total experience.

The artists who have been inspired by Ruinart and will be showcased at the exhibition are:  Melissa Ayr, Elijah Blue, Isaac Fortoul, Mark Leibowitz, Pascal Pierme, Johnny Robles, Dane Storrusten, Carrie Sunday, Kiki Valdes, and Trish Williams.

The exhibit closes by February 2011, at which time these contemporary works of art will travel to New York to be auctioned in the Spring. All proceeds will go to The Art of Elysium, a non-profit organization founded in 1997 supporting the creativity of children battling serious medical conditions.

About Ruinart

In 1729, when Nicolas Ruinart laid the foundations of the very first champagne house, he was in fact realizing the ambition of his uncle, Dom Thierry Ruinart. A Benedictine monk, Dom Ruinart intuitively foresaw the fame and success champagne would enjoy by gauging the popularity of this new sparkling wine amongst his contemporaries in the court of Versailles.  The House of Ruinart was the first to use Gallo Roman chalk cellars to age its wines, and opened the American market as early as 1831. Since then, Ruinart has continued to develop its reputation as the sophisticated boutique champagne for discerning wine lovers.

Press Information for Ruinart

Dorothy Bakker, Brand Manager
Ruinart Champagne
T. (212) 251-8471
Email: dorothy.bakker@mhusa.com

Jeffrey Pogash, Communications Director
Moët Hennessy USA
T. (212) 251-8337
Email:  jeffrey.pogash@mhusa.com

Melissa Ayr “Be Ruinart” at Art Basel Miami Beach

Art Basel Miami Beach10 Artists for Ruinart at Art Basel Miami BeachOfficial – Ruinart Event Program

TEN NEW WORKS BY TEN AMERICAN ARTISTS

Contemporary abstract painter Melissa Ayr was one of “Ten Artists” 2010-2011 within the United States to be selected by Ruinart Champagne. Opening Party is Dec 2 at 7 PM – Show is up until February 28, 2011. (Proceeds from the sale of these works will be donated to charity)

Original Ayr Painting “Be Ruinart” at Art Basel Miami

"Be Ruinart"

"Be Ruinart"

Exhibition at The Betsy South Beach (1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Fl) during Art Basel Miami Beach.

Betsy Hotel Logo

Melissa Ayr and Chuck Close at the Betsy Hotel Miami Beach

TEN NEW WORKS BY TEN AMERICAN ARTISTS

Commissioned and sponsored by Ruinart Champagne. Opening Party is Dec 2 at 7 PM – Show is up until February 28, 2011. (Proceeds from the sale of these works will be donated to charity)

TEN NEW WORKS BY TEN AMERICAN ARTISTS

Commissioned and sponsored by Ruinart Champagne. Opening Party is Dec 2 at 7 PM – Show is up until February 28, 2011. (Proceeds from the sale of these works will be donated to charity)

Melissa Ayr joins Advisory Board for International Child Art Foundation

Contemporary Abstract Artist Melissa Ayr joins the Advisory Board for International Child Art Foundation.  Melissa Ayr joins with artist Chuck Close and Dr. Cathy Malchiodi, Founder, International Art Therapy Organization.
The International Child Art Foundation’s mission is to integrate the arts with science, sport and technology for the development of children’s innate creativity and intrinsic empathy – preconditions for a more just, prosperous and nonviolent world.

Kindly read about ICAF and join us. You can help alleviate suffering through Healing Arts Programs, end violence through Peace through Art Program, and grow imagination through the Arts Olympiad. Then come celebrate the next generation at the World Children’s Festival 2011.

More on our Vision…

Abstract Painter Melissa Ayr on “The Linnda Durre’ Show”

Abstract Painter Melissa Ayr on “The Linnda Durre’ Show” May 3rd, 2010.

Hear the interview.

Linnda Durré is a radio and TV talk show host, journalist, author, writer, and business and
corporate consultant; an Internet, magazine and newspaper columnist; and an award winning filmmaker. She was admitted to WGA when she sold a TV series to Aaron Spelling, and she has written and hosted for the Disney Channel.

She has hosted and produced two TV shows (one national) and this is the third radio show she has hosted and produced. She has appeared on Oprah, 60 Minutes, The Today Show, Daytime, Good Morning America, The O’Reilly Factor (twice), and the local and/or national news programs on ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, PBS, CW, and Fox.

Grand Opening Event – Melissa Ayr’s Painted Piano

Piano Gallery’s Grand Opening
Benefiting Musical Angels

When:
Thursday, October 28th, 2010
5:30pm – 9:30pm

Where:
Piano Gallery | Arlington Highlands
4000 Five Points Boulevard, Suite 155
Arlington, TX 76018

Black Tie Optional

Featuring Musical Performance by Danny Wright

Melissa Ayr Art Painted Piano "Live Energy" Young ChangLive Auction of a Young Chang Baby Grand Piano Painted by Internationally Acclaimed Artist Melissa Ayr.

Special Appearances by NFL Players & Local Celebrities
Television Coverage by “Inside DFW” on ION Network

Musical Angels is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides free music lessons to hospitalized children.

Melissa Ayr Presents Painted Baby Grand Piano “Live Energy”

Melissa Ayr Art Painted Piano "Live Energy" Young Chang“Live Energy”
Acrylic on Baby Grand Piano
Young Chang

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Piano Provided by the  Piano Gallery
"Piano Gallery"Images Courtesy of Skipping Stone Studio

Sign the Ayr Art Guest Book

See more about the making of the Painted Piano “Live Energy”
See a sneak peak Video of Melissa Ayr’s hands on process