Autumn de Forest at the Butler Museum of American Art
Autumn de Forest bio reel
Las Vegas, Nevada October 2016: The Gallery of Music & Art, Las Vegas's premier Fine Art Gallery, is honored to present an exhibition and a series of in gallery Artist Appearances by world-renowned Prodigy Artist Autumn de Forest. The exhibition entitled "ART MIAMI 2016: THE COLLECTION" opens November 1st and runs through December 1st, 2016, premiering the gallery's selection of works that will then travel to RED DOT 2016. This is Autumn's first Las Vegas exhibition. The Artist, who travels the globe exhibiting her works and as an ambassador for the President's Council on the Arts & Humanities is a resident of Las Vegas.
The Gallery of Music & Art is honored to be the only Las Vegas Gallery exhibiting at the venerable Art Miami/Art Basel 2016 shows.
GALLERY OF MUSIC & ART
The Artist will appear in the gallery located at Las Vegas' Forum Shop at Caesars for three appearances:
MEET AUTUMN DE FOREST:
Friday, November 18th, 2016
Saturday, November 19th, 2016
Sunday, November 20th, 2016
All appearances are complimentary and open to the public; RSVP's are suggested.
All artwork on Exhibition & Available for Acquisition
GALLERY OF MUSIC & ART
THE FORUM SHOPS AT CAESARS
3500 SOUTH LAS VEGAS BLVD. THIRD LEVEL
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Selected Autumn de Forest works will be a part of the gallery's permanent Collection of offerings, and the Artist will be hosting school groups at the gallery throughout the year; in addition to conducting "creativity workshops". (Schedule available upon request)
Pope Francis Receiving de Forest's "Resurrection" November 2015
In 2015, the young artist was awarded the International Giuseppe Sciacca Award for Painting and Art, an acknowledgment of a select few young people chosen from around the globe, believed to be changing the world for the better. While in Rome, she was invited to the Vatican where Autumn then presented a piece of her artwork to Pope Francis. The piece "Resurrection" now resides in the Vatican. The Vatican Series Collection is currently on exhibition at the Gallery of Music & Art at the Forum Shops at Caesar's.
"I have always wanted to change the world for the better with my art, explains Autumn, "and if my paintings can help other young people express themselves, by providing money for musical instruments, arts education, or to help supply arts materials, that is just incredible. That is just an incredible honor…" "And if my artwork can help those who have been in a tragedy," she continues, "or a natural disaster, by helping young people to express their hope, or even their fears with creativity, well, that is just an incredible feeling.
VIDEO FROM ROME
As the youngest member of the Presidents' Committee on the Arts & Humanities Turnaround Arts, de Forest travels the country painting with and inspiring students at under-privileged and under-resourced schools.
The Many Faces of an Autumn de Forest Workshop
In-Classroom w/ Turnaround Arts San Bernardino, Ca 2016
The Celebrities of Turnaround Artist
Full View of de Forest Exhibition
The Butler Institute of American Art, premiered the exhibition, "Autumn de Forest: The Tradition Continues" which ran through October 17th, 2016. By all accounts, at age 15, she is the youngest artist to ever have her work featured in a solo exhibition in a major US museum.
It is with this sort of nod to the past, and respect for art history which makes de Forest such a welcome addition to today's art and museum world. "This wonderful exhibition of paintings by such a young artist gives us hope about the future of American art." says the museum's director Dr. Lou Zona about Autumn's exhibition. "(She) has inspired us with her creativity, her knowledge of the field and her outstanding accomplishment.".