Marcus Glenn takes the mound

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Marcus Glenn took the mound at the home of the Detroit Tigers – Comerica Park – for a ceremonial first pitch at Friday night’s game against the Colorado Rockies. The official artist of the 56th Annual Grammy Awards and Park West collector favorite jumped at the invitation and enjoyed every minute of the experience.

The Glenns’ family and friends came out to cheer him on, and Park West Founder and CEO Albert Scaglione and his wife Mitsie accompanied Marcus and Yolanda Glenn on the field.

PWG Marcus Glenn Tiger Game Aug 1 2014-4

In the spirit of fun, Marcus gave multiple examples of how he was going to handle the pitch. He and Albert had fun hamming it up for the camera. (See Albert Scaglione’s blog post for more photos.)

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“Am I nervous? Yes,” said Marcus before heading to the field. “I’m excited. I just hope I get the ball to home plate.

“This left hand is for painting, not pitching,” the south-pawed artist said. “But I’m going to do my best.”

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The artist met his goal – making the pitch and making a great memory.

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Tiger Blayne Hardy signed a baseball for Marcus and together they stopped for a photo opportunity with the team mascot, Paws. Marcus created a custom painted baseball glove and ball for the team in thanks for the honor.

Marcus Glenn - Tiger baseball first pitch Park West Gallery

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  • Judi Mac
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    Gotta love Marcus and Yolanda!! They are the best!!

  • Judi Mac
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    Can’t wait to collect more of Marcus’ works.

  • Ed Taylor
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    Hello,
    We met Marcus at an auction in Californial years ago where he was being introduced to the world. We were so impressed with him as an individual that we had to buy one of his original works. We found him to be a unique artist, but also a wonderful human being.
    Thank you,
    Ed Taylor

  • Linda sauer
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    Are the ball and gloves going to be sold?

  • Susan Wilson
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    We are enjoying the art work we purchased when tarkay was at his last show. Your paintings bring us a lot of joy and smiles. My husband also enjoyed dancing with Yolanda.

  • Ken Alessio
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    We met Marcus and Yolanda at a Park West VIP event recently. Wonderful people and a truly fantastic artist. We just acquired a Marcus Glenn piece. We look forward to meeting him again sometime.

  • margaret thomson
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    Enjoyed your e-mail. I am looking forward to receiving my painting on Tuesday {Fedex tracker). Thank You and your staff for my wonderful experience.

  • Joseph Guarino
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    What a very gifted individual. He is very blessed and uses his knowledge to benefit himself and others.

  • Joseph Guarino
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    Now go ahead and throw out the winning team’s ball. Good Luck.

  • Brenda Clark Mooers
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    Marcus and his wife have such a positive vibe. They associate themselves with causes and organizations that bring joy to so many. As a lifetime baseball fan I am thrilled to see their involvement in yet another way to promote all that is good about Detroit.
    My husband Richard and I met them in January, just before the Grammys. All the best to them.

  • margaret thomson
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    My picture is wonderful!!!!
    Thank You so very much.

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