Peter Max, Coca-Cola Unveil 2002 Olympic Winter Games Mural Featuring Youth Artwork as Legacy Gift to Salt Lake City

Youth From 38 States Contribute Original Art to Peter Max Creation;

Proceeds from Commemorative Poster to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America



Feb 06, 2002, 00:00 ET from The Coca-Cola Company

    SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrated pop culture artist Peter
 Max joined members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake City today
 to unveil a giant 2002 Olympic Winter Games mural featuring artwork collected
 from youth across the U.S. during the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Torch Relay. Max
 was commissioned by The Coca-Cola Company to create the mural as a special
 legacy gift to Salt Lake City.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020206/MNW011 )
     The 6' x 8' mural, a tribute to the spirit of the 2002 Olympic Winter
 Games, will be on public display Feb. 7 during a community event at Washington
 Square at the start of the 2002 Games festivities in Salt Lake City.  During
 the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, visitors will be able to see the Peter Max
 mural at the Coca-Cola Pin Trading Center in downtown Salt Lake Olympic
 Square.
     The mural design also will be offered as a commemorative poster with
 proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
     "Through this Olympic mural, I am able to share the inspiration and
 creativity of children across the country with the people of Salt Lake City
 and athletes and visitors from around the world," said Max. "It is my hope
 that through this special tribute to Salt Lake City, people from all walks of
 life will feel united in the celebration of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games."
     Finita Maka, 15, and Rosemary Williams, 17, members of Boys & Girls Clubs
 of Greater Salt Lake, created artwork that is featured in Max's design and
 helped Max unveil the mural today. The Olympic mural is an acrylic on canvas
 featuring Max's unique rendition of the American flag with red and white
 stripes, stars and Max's signature heart design. Approximately 100 pieces of
 children's artwork from 38 states are interwoven in the seven white stripes of
 the flag.
     "Nothing inspires young people at our Clubs more than an opportunity to
 display their artistic talent.  Thanks to our friends Coca-Cola and Peter Max,
 Clubs across the nation have provided kids a chance to show their stuff.  Boys
 & Girls Clubs of America is proud to be the national partner of Coca-Cola and
 honored to work with Peter Max on this project," said Roxanne Spillett,
 president of Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
     The children's artwork featured in the mural is part of the Coca-Cola
 Olympic Torch Relay "Community Canvas" Art Contest. Coca-Cola invited young
 people from more than 120 Boys & Girls Clubs and other youth programs along
 the Torch Relay route to submit original artwork depicting inspirational
 people, places or events in their communities. Max used the original creations
 from these young artists to design the mixed media original work of art.
     "We created the Coca-Cola Olympic Torch Relay Community Canvas Art Contest
 to give youth across the country a chance to share in the spirit of the 2002
 Olympic Winter Games. We hope this artwork will serve as a legacy and lasting
 reminder of Olympic festivities for Salt Lake City," said Quinton Martin, vice
 president, Coca-Cola North America.
     Max also will create a special commemorative poster featuring a rendition
 of the signature mural that will provide fans across the country with a
 keepsake of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. It will be available for $25 at
 Coca-Cola's online shopping experience, http://www.coca-colastore.com .
 Coca-Cola and Peter Max are donating proceeds from sales of the poster to the
 Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
 
     Peter Max has created works of art for five former U. S. presidents,
 including Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George Bush and Bill
 Clinton. He also was invited to the White House to paint the signing of the
 historic Peace Accord. In the sports arena, Max has been named the Official
 Artist for the Super Bowl, The World Cup USA in 1994, the U.S. Tennis Open and
 the NHL All-Star Game.
     Boys & Girls Clubs of America ( http://www.bgca.org ) comprises a national
 network of more than 3,000 neighborhood-based facilities annually serving some
 3.5 million young people, primarily from disadvantaged circumstances. Known as
 "The Positive Place for Kids," Clubs provide guidance-oriented after-school
 programs on a daily basis for children 6 - 18 years old, conducted by a
 full-time professional staff.  Key programs emphasize character and leadership
 development, educational enhancement, career preparation, health and life
 skills, the arts, and sports, fitness and recreation.  National headquarters
 are located in Atlanta.
     For more than 70 years, The Coca-Cola Company has been associated with the
 Olympic Games -- longer than any other corporate sponsor.  Since 1928, The
 Coca-Cola Company has helped make the Olympic goals and dreams of thousands of
 athletes worldwide come true through its partnership with the Olympic Games.
 Nearly 90 percent of the Coca-Cola system's support of the Games goes toward
 assisting athletes with training and competition and the staging of the Games.
 In 1996, The Coca-Cola Company signed an unprecedented sponsorship agreement
 that will maintain the involvement of Coca-Cola with the Olympic Games through
 2008.
 
                 *** NOTICE - CORRECTED DIRECTIONS TO EVENT ***
 
     Directions from the Salt Palace: Turn right on W 400, turn left onto
 Concord Street.
     Directions from Hwy 80: Exit on Redwood Road, go south on Redwood, turn
 left on W 400, turn right onto Concord Street.
 
 
                Picture 1              Picture 2              Picture 3
 
     Row 1   George Ferreira       Rosemary Williams         Finta Maka
                 12                    17                        15
             Ogden, UT             Park City, UT             Salt Lake City
 
     Row 2   Alice Ahern           Ricky Albright           Desiree Roberts
                 13                    18                       16
             Colorado Springs, CO  Huntington, WV           Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 
     Row 3   Sophia Johnson        Thang Tran               Negash Mulu
                 13                    13                       14
             Longmont, CO          Olympia, WA              Seattle, WA
 
     Row 4   Jessica Crum          Alvin Reese              Alana Parrish
                 15                    12                       14
             Detroit, MI           Flint, MI                Kansas City, MO
 
     Row 5   Indiana Garcia        Kimberly Martinez        Alycia Tucker
                 13                    12                       11
             New York, NY          Highland Park, IL        Milwaukee, WI
 
     Row 6   Giovonna Moreno       LaParris Mallory         Rio Bell
                 TBD                   16                       13
             Tucson, AZ            Dayton, OH               Columbus, OH
 
     Row 7   Admiral Lee           Joey Harpseter           Ashlee Jackson
                 11                    11                       12
             Charleston, SC        Erie, PA                 Cleveland, OH
 
 
              Picture 4             Picture 5                 Picture 6
 
     Row 1   Janell Haycock        Ashley Brennan           Suzie Johnson
                 14                    18                       16
             Toole, UT             Reno, NV                 Columbus, MT
 
     Row 2   Aaron Roggensack      Connor Drumm             Yesenia Solis
                 18                    13                       16
             Grand Junction, CO    Vail, CO                 Salinas, CA
 
     Row 3   Angelo Pallotto       Mario Riveron            Lauren Cardin
                 11                    14                       17
             Coronado, CA          Portland, OR             Buena Vista, CO
 
     Row 4   Whitney Jennings      Leroy Gladden            Alesia Torres
                 12                    11                       8
             Columbia, MO          Omaha, NE                Oklahoma City, OK
 
     Row 5   Maire Rivage          Anne Marie Chiodi        Christopher Ellis
                 11                    10                       15
             Miami, FL             Cincinnati, OH           Baton Rouge, LA
 
     Row 6   Raja Berryhill        Amanda Copeland          Jonathan Colon
                 14                    9                        12
             Charlotte, NC         Atlanta, GA              Chicago, IL
 
     Row 7   Sophia Parson         Chazmin Clark            Efrain Melendez
                 16                    11                       12
             Rochester, NY         Baltimore, MD            Albany, NY
 
 
              Picture 7              Picture 8                Picture 9
 
     Row 1   Amanda Qualls         Ruberta Rodriguez        Paris Wright
                 14                    14                       13
             Billings, MT          Syracuse, NY             Buffalo, NY
 
     Row 2   Michelle Miller       Trisha Gill              Corrie Bouchard
                 18                    10                       15
             Casper, WY            Boise, ID                Spokane, WA
 
     Row 3   Kathleen Roberts      Nicole Lee Francisco     Tapia Chevez
                 16                    14                       15
             St. Augustine, FL     S. Lake Tahoe, CA        Squaw Valley, CA
 
     Row 4   Anthony Diaz          Joseph Chevere           Brandon Scott
                 13                    12                       12
             Phoenix, AZ           Albuquerque, NM          San Diego, CA
 
     Row 5   Brandon Daviller      Tony Nguyen              Sabrina Reeves
                 13                    8                        12
             New Orleans, LA       Houston, TX              Indianapolis, IN
 
     Row 6   Michelle Miller       Whitney Malone           Henry Gibbs
                 12                    11                       10
             Aspen, CO             Greenville, SC           Columbia, SC
 
     Row 7   Pelha Lobsang         Kinsey Madsen            Ian Nicklin
                 12                    8                        17
             Burlington, VA        Idaho Falls, ID          Bozeman, MT
 
 
              Picture 10             Picture 11              Picture 12
     Row 1   Tiffany Garza
                 10
             San Antonio, TX
 
     Row 2   Richard Spangler      Jessica James
                 13                    NA
             Akron, OH             Twin Falls, ID
 
     Row 3   Nicole Brewer         Erica Landeno            Mattie Parker
                 12                    10                       16
             Concord, CA           Sacramento, CA           Seaside, CA
 
     Row 4   Marissa Romero        Kanesha Shelor           Angela Perez
                 10                    12                       10
             Santa Fe, NM          Alexandria, VA           Tucson, AZ
 
     Row 5   Joshua Moronko        Equailla Mobley          Cesarina Custodio
                 11                    10                       11
             Austin, TX            Ft. Worth, TX            Orlando, FL
 
     Row 6   Keyosha Simpson       Micaela Williams         Shelotta Young
                 13                    16                       15
             Nashville, TN         Little Rock, AR          Jackson, TN
 
     Row 7   Sherry Chungo         Monica Price             Kate Jalbert
                 17                    11                       NA
             Cumberland, MD        Hartford, CT             Quincy, MA
 
 
              Picture 13            Picture 14               Picture 15
 
     Row 4   Juanita Iriarte       Ericha Vickers           Martin Almanza
                 12                    8                        11
             San Luis Obispo, CA   St. Louis, MO            Santa Barbara, CA
 
     Row 5   Ivan Jaurez           Edwin Lewis              Stephanie Lehmeier
                 13                    18                       17
             Dallas, TX            Washington, DC           Pittsburgh, PA
 
     Row 6   Josh Watkins          Jordan Wright            Dominic Sanchez
                 15                    11                       15
             Bowling Green, KY     Charleston, WV           Denver, CO
 
     Row 7   Steven Day            Kashawna Walker          Takeeia Wilkins
                 12                    12                       15
             Providence, RI        South Bend, IN           Philadelphia, PA
 
 
              Picture 16             Picture 17
     Row 4   Adam Zavitz
                 14
             Council Buffs, ID
     Row 5
 
     Row 6   Loi Le                 Tommy Phan
                 17                     13
             Louisville, KY         San Francisco, CA
 
     Row 7   Ashley Gallagher
                17
             Boston, MA
 
 
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SOURCE The Coca-Cola Company
    SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrated pop culture artist Peter
 Max joined members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake City today
 to unveil a giant 2002 Olympic Winter Games mural featuring artwork collected
 from youth across the U.S. during the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Torch Relay. Max
 was commissioned by The Coca-Cola Company to create the mural as a special
 legacy gift to Salt Lake City.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020206/MNW011 )
     The 6' x 8' mural, a tribute to the spirit of the 2002 Olympic Winter
 Games, will be on public display Feb. 7 during a community event at Washington
 Square at the start of the 2002 Games festivities in Salt Lake City.  During
 the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, visitors will be able to see the Peter Max
 mural at the Coca-Cola Pin Trading Center in downtown Salt Lake Olympic
 Square.
     The mural design also will be offered as a commemorative poster with
 proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
     "Through this Olympic mural, I am able to share the inspiration and
 creativity of children across the country with the people of Salt Lake City
 and athletes and visitors from around the world," said Max. "It is my hope
 that through this special tribute to Salt Lake City, people from all walks of
 life will feel united in the celebration of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games."
     Finita Maka, 15, and Rosemary Williams, 17, members of Boys & Girls Clubs
 of Greater Salt Lake, created artwork that is featured in Max's design and
 helped Max unveil the mural today. The Olympic mural is an acrylic on canvas
 featuring Max's unique rendition of the American flag with red and white
 stripes, stars and Max's signature heart design. Approximately 100 pieces of
 children's artwork from 38 states are interwoven in the seven white stripes of
 the flag.
     "Nothing inspires young people at our Clubs more than an opportunity to
 display their artistic talent.  Thanks to our friends Coca-Cola and Peter Max,
 Clubs across the nation have provided kids a chance to show their stuff.  Boys
 & Girls Clubs of America is proud to be the national partner of Coca-Cola and
 honored to work with Peter Max on this project," said Roxanne Spillett,
 president of Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
     The children's artwork featured in the mural is part of the Coca-Cola
 Olympic Torch Relay "Community Canvas" Art Contest. Coca-Cola invited young
 people from more than 120 Boys & Girls Clubs and other youth programs along
 the Torch Relay route to submit original artwork depicting inspirational
 people, places or events in their communities. Max used the original creations
 from these young artists to design the mixed media original work of art.
     "We created the Coca-Cola Olympic Torch Relay Community Canvas Art Contest
 to give youth across the country a chance to share in the spirit of the 2002
 Olympic Winter Games. We hope this artwork will serve as a legacy and lasting
 reminder of Olympic festivities for Salt Lake City," said Quinton Martin, vice
 president, Coca-Cola North America.
     Max also will create a special commemorative poster featuring a rendition
 of the signature mural that will provide fans across the country with a
 keepsake of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. It will be available for $25 at
 Coca-Cola's online shopping experience, http://www.coca-colastore.com .
 Coca-Cola and Peter Max are donating proceeds from sales of the poster to the
 Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
 
     Peter Max has created works of art for five former U. S. presidents,
 including Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George Bush and Bill
 Clinton. He also was invited to the White House to paint the signing of the
 historic Peace Accord. In the sports arena, Max has been named the Official
 Artist for the Super Bowl, The World Cup USA in 1994, the U.S. Tennis Open and
 the NHL All-Star Game.
     Boys & Girls Clubs of America ( http://www.bgca.org ) comprises a national
 network of more than 3,000 neighborhood-based facilities annually serving some
 3.5 million young people, primarily from disadvantaged circumstances. Known as
 "The Positive Place for Kids," Clubs provide guidance-oriented after-school
 programs on a daily basis for children 6 - 18 years old, conducted by a
 full-time professional staff.  Key programs emphasize character and leadership
 development, educational enhancement, career preparation, health and life
 skills, the arts, and sports, fitness and recreation.  National headquarters
 are located in Atlanta.
     For more than 70 years, The Coca-Cola Company has been associated with the
 Olympic Games -- longer than any other corporate sponsor.  Since 1928, The
 Coca-Cola Company has helped make the Olympic goals and dreams of thousands of
 athletes worldwide come true through its partnership with the Olympic Games.
 Nearly 90 percent of the Coca-Cola system's support of the Games goes toward
 assisting athletes with training and competition and the staging of the Games.
 In 1996, The Coca-Cola Company signed an unprecedented sponsorship agreement
 that will maintain the involvement of Coca-Cola with the Olympic Games through
 2008.
 
                 *** NOTICE - CORRECTED DIRECTIONS TO EVENT ***
 
     Directions from the Salt Palace: Turn right on W 400, turn left onto
 Concord Street.
     Directions from Hwy 80: Exit on Redwood Road, go south on Redwood, turn
 left on W 400, turn right onto Concord Street.
 
 
                Picture 1              Picture 2              Picture 3
 
     Row 1   George Ferreira       Rosemary Williams         Finta Maka
                 12                    17                        15
             Ogden, UT             Park City, UT             Salt Lake City
 
     Row 2   Alice Ahern           Ricky Albright           Desiree Roberts
                 13                    18                       16
             Colorado Springs, CO  Huntington, WV           Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 
     Row 3   Sophia Johnson        Thang Tran               Negash Mulu
                 13                    13                       14
             Longmont, CO          Olympia, WA              Seattle, WA
 
     Row 4   Jessica Crum          Alvin Reese              Alana Parrish
                 15                    12                       14
             Detroit, MI           Flint, MI                Kansas City, MO
 
     Row 5   Indiana Garcia        Kimberly Martinez        Alycia Tucker
                 13                    12                       11
             New York, NY          Highland Park, IL        Milwaukee, WI
 
     Row 6   Giovonna Moreno       LaParris Mallory         Rio Bell
                 TBD                   16                       13
             Tucson, AZ            Dayton, OH               Columbus, OH
 
     Row 7   Admiral Lee           Joey Harpseter           Ashlee Jackson
                 11                    11                       12
             Charleston, SC        Erie, PA                 Cleveland, OH
 
 
              Picture 4             Picture 5                 Picture 6
 
     Row 1   Janell Haycock        Ashley Brennan           Suzie Johnson
                 14                    18                       16
             Toole, UT             Reno, NV                 Columbus, MT
 
     Row 2   Aaron Roggensack      Connor Drumm             Yesenia Solis
                 18                    13                       16
             Grand Junction, CO    Vail, CO                 Salinas, CA
 
     Row 3   Angelo Pallotto       Mario Riveron            Lauren Cardin
                 11                    14                       17
             Coronado, CA          Portland, OR             Buena Vista, CO
 
     Row 4   Whitney Jennings      Leroy Gladden            Alesia Torres
                 12                    11                       8
             Columbia, MO          Omaha, NE                Oklahoma City, OK
 
     Row 5   Maire Rivage          Anne Marie Chiodi        Christopher Ellis
                 11                    10                       15
             Miami, FL             Cincinnati, OH           Baton Rouge, LA
 
     Row 6   Raja Berryhill        Amanda Copeland          Jonathan Colon
                 14                    9                        12
             Charlotte, NC         Atlanta, GA              Chicago, IL
 
     Row 7   Sophia Parson         Chazmin Clark            Efrain Melendez
                 16                    11                       12
             Rochester, NY         Baltimore, MD            Albany, NY
 
 
              Picture 7              Picture 8                Picture 9
 
     Row 1   Amanda Qualls         Ruberta Rodriguez        Paris Wright
                 14                    14                       13
             Billings, MT          Syracuse, NY             Buffalo, NY
 
     Row 2   Michelle Miller       Trisha Gill              Corrie Bouchard
                 18                    10                       15
             Casper, WY            Boise, ID                Spokane, WA
 
     Row 3   Kathleen Roberts      Nicole Lee Francisco     Tapia Chevez
                 16                    14                       15
             St. Augustine, FL     S. Lake Tahoe, CA        Squaw Valley, CA
 
     Row 4   Anthony Diaz          Joseph Chevere           Brandon Scott
                 13                    12                       12
             Phoenix, AZ           Albuquerque, NM          San Diego, CA
 
     Row 5   Brandon Daviller      Tony Nguyen              Sabrina Reeves
                 13                    8                        12
             New Orleans, LA       Houston, TX              Indianapolis, IN
 
     Row 6   Michelle Miller       Whitney Malone           Henry Gibbs
                 12                    11                       10
             Aspen, CO             Greenville, SC           Columbia, SC
 
     Row 7   Pelha Lobsang         Kinsey Madsen            Ian Nicklin
                 12                    8                        17
             Burlington, VA        Idaho Falls, ID          Bozeman, MT
 
 
              Picture 10             Picture 11              Picture 12
     Row 1   Tiffany Garza
                 10
             San Antonio, TX
 
     Row 2   Richard Spangler      Jessica James
                 13                    NA
             Akron, OH             Twin Falls, ID
 
     Row 3   Nicole Brewer         Erica Landeno            Mattie Parker
                 12                    10                       16
             Concord, CA           Sacramento, CA           Seaside, CA
 
     Row 4   Marissa Romero        Kanesha Shelor           Angela Perez
                 10                    12                       10
             Santa Fe, NM          Alexandria, VA           Tucson, AZ
 
     Row 5   Joshua Moronko        Equailla Mobley          Cesarina Custodio
                 11                    10                       11
             Austin, TX            Ft. Worth, TX            Orlando, FL
 
     Row 6   Keyosha Simpson       Micaela Williams         Shelotta Young
                 13                    16                       15
             Nashville, TN         Little Rock, AR          Jackson, TN
 
     Row 7   Sherry Chungo         Monica Price             Kate Jalbert
                 17                    11                       NA
             Cumberland, MD        Hartford, CT             Quincy, MA
 
 
              Picture 13            Picture 14               Picture 15
 
     Row 4   Juanita Iriarte       Ericha Vickers           Martin Almanza
                 12                    8                        11
             San Luis Obispo, CA   St. Louis, MO            Santa Barbara, CA
 
     Row 5   Ivan Jaurez           Edwin Lewis              Stephanie Lehmeier
                 13                    18                       17
             Dallas, TX            Washington, DC           Pittsburgh, PA
 
     Row 6   Josh Watkins          Jordan Wright            Dominic Sanchez
                 15                    11                       15
             Bowling Green, KY     Charleston, WV           Denver, CO
 
     Row 7   Steven Day            Kashawna Walker          Takeeia Wilkins
                 12                    12                       15
             Providence, RI        South Bend, IN           Philadelphia, PA
 
 
              Picture 16             Picture 17
     Row 4   Adam Zavitz
                 14
             Council Buffs, ID
     Row 5
 
     Row 6   Loi Le                 Tommy Phan
                 17                     13
             Louisville, KY         San Francisco, CA
 
     Row 7   Ashley Gallagher
                17
             Boston, MA
 
 
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