Park West Gallery Celebrates Inspire Your Heart With Art Day on ABC Detroit TV
Have you felt inspired lately? Park West Gallery appeared on ABC TV’s WXYZ morning show in Detroit today to help the station promote the benefits of National Inspire Your Heart With Art Day.
The holiday, which is celebrated every January 31st, shines a light on “poetry, painting, music, dance, films, or just about anything that makes your senses soar,” according to the National Day Calendar.
Morning anchor Alicia Smith was joined on camera by Park West’s Gallery Director David Gorman and Fine Art Consultant Trista Maltby. You can watch the full segment here:
While talking about Inspire Your Heart With Art Day, Gorman noted that Park West celebrates art “every day” and invited local viewers to visit the Park West Museum in Southfield, Michigan. The museum is free-to-the-public and is open seven days a week.
When Smith mentioned that the museum has the largest collection of Picasso ceramics on display anywhere on the planet, Gorman revealed that Park West has plans to further expand the museum in 2020, devoting even more room to Picasso’s ceramic works.
Gorman and Maltby also introduced the anchor to a few works they brought to the television studio, including a sculpture by Pop art icon Peter Max and an ancient illuminated manuscript page that can be traced back to being owned by Catherine de Medici, a descendant of the Medici family and the eventual Queen of France.
Gorman stressed that the manuscript painting “dates to 1500—it is a 520-year-old work of art. To put things into context, considering that Michelangelo was painting the Sistine Chapel between 1508 and 1512, this work pre-dates that, which is extraordinary.” That manuscript, in addition to others, is currently on display at the Park West Museum.
The anchor also called out Park West’s current 2020 Charity Challenge, where people can vote online to decide which three charities will get to split $500,000 in donations from the gallery. (The top three charities with the most votes will receive $250,000, $150,000, and $100,000, respectively.)
Voting is still open now, but the voting window closes at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, February 2.