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For Charles Fazzino

Cathy DelPriore

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Collector’s Item Commemorating Israel@60 to Benefit JNF

 

October 27, 2008 -- New York -- Renowned artist Charles Fazzino, the creator of some of the most well known 3D pop art, has created a commemorative work entitled “Israel Forever” as a tribute to the 60th anniversary of the State of Israel.

 

Available for purchase through Wentworth Galleries, through January 31, 2009 10% of the proceeds from the sale of this limited edition piece of art will benefit Jewish National Fund (JNF).

 

“I created ‘Israel Forever’ to commemorate the spirit of the 60th anniversary of the State of Israel,” said Fazzino, who has a large following of Jewish collectors. “I tried to capture the special feeling and connection my Jewish collectors in the U.S. have for their Jewish nation -- that of awe and love.  I am also very excited that my artwork can be used to help support JNF.”

 

Said Michael O'Mahoney, president of Wentworth Galleries: “Charles Fazzino's collectors throughout the U.S. will be thrilled to add ‘Israel Forever’ to their art collection. Wentworth Galleries is most honored to be in a position to support JNF and its important mission by donating a portion of the proceeds from sales of ‘Israel Forever.’”

 

Charles Fazzino will be present for several one-person exhibitions featuring “Israel Forever” at Wentworth Galleries throughout the US.  For information about these exhibitions, including locations, dates and times, please contact Wentworth Galleries at 305-624-0715.

 

To purchase one at the location nearest you, go to http://www.wentworthgallery.com/ or call 800-732-6140.

 

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Jewish National Fund (JNF) began in 1901 collecting coins in blue boxes to purchase land and return the Jewish people to their homeland. In over 106 years, JNF has evolved into a global environmental leader and become the central address for the land and people of Israel. JNF has planted 240 million trees. Built over 1,000 parks and recreational areas. Constructed security roads. Educated students around the world about Israel. Created new communities so that Jews from around the world would have a place to call home. Discovered drip irrigation and new means of growing plants under arid conditions, bringing green to the desert. Built over 200 reservoirs and water recycling centers, increasing Israel’s water supply by 10%.

 

As a United Nations NGO, JNF sponsors international conferences on desertification, shares afforestation techniques and funds research on arid land management. Is restoring northern Israel, making it home again to its residents. Is supporting Israel’s newest generation of pioneers by developing the Negev Desert, Israel’s last frontier.  For more information on JNF, call 888-JNF-0099 or visit http://www.jnf.org/site/R?i=ndSH7DPqeOtYW_X1eQi-9w... JNF is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.



Charles Fazzino one of the most popular artists in the world is the Official Artist of the 2008 -2009 President's Challenge for the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.  He is also the Official Artist for the Alzheimer's Association 2008 Annual Memory Walk in NYC.

 

He is an officially licensed artist of the National Football League and Super Bowl XLIII, Major League Baseball All-Star Game (2004-present), NASCAR Sprint Cup series (2005-present), NHL All-Star Game (2007-present), U.S. Olympic Teams (2000-present), Belmont Stakes (2005-2007), Daytona 500 (2006), Indy 500 ((2004), CMA Awards (2006-2007), Grammy Awards (2004), U.S. Tennis Foundation,  NBC’s “Today” Summer Concert Series, Rosie O’Donnell’s For All Kids Foundation and the President William J. Clinton Presidential Foundation. 

 

For additional information about Charles Fazzino, please visit:  http://www.fazzino.com/.

 

 

 

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