World-Renowned Artist Peter Max Helps Philadelphia's City Hall Celebrate 100 to the Max!

Original Banner Commemorating 100th Anniversary to be Unveiled and Presented

May 25 at West Portal



Event Marks Noted Artist's First Exhibit and Appearance in Delaware Valley



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Ocean Galleries

    STONE HARBOR, N.J., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- As a way to celebrate his
 first appearance and retrospective exhibit in the Delaware Valley, and the
 Centennial birthday of one of Philadelphia's greatest landmarks,
 world-renowned artist Peter Max is designing a special banner commemorating
 the 100th Anniversary of Philadelphia's City Hall.  The 12-ft x 6-ft vertical
 banner, created in Max's signature bold style, will be unveiled and presented
 to Mayor John Street on Friday, May 25th, at 10 am at City Hall's West Portal.
 The production of the banner is being generously sponsored by ACE-INA
 Insurance Company, headquartered in Philadelphia.
     A true patriot, this visionary pop artist and Neo-Expressionist master,
 whose vibrant colors have become part of the fabric of contemporary American
 culture, has long used his canvas to celebrate American icons and symbols.
 Now, that canvas will celebrate one of Philadelphia's greatest treasures.
     As one of the most celebrated American artists of our time, Peter Max
 immortalizes images of social awareness, pop culture, American icons, music
 and life while striving to make his art accessible to all.  Max has made his
 mark with bold and vivid works that range from U.S. postage stamps to a Boeing
 777 jumbo jet currently flying skies worldwide for Continental Airlines.
 Peter also has been the Official Artist for five Super Bowls, World Series
 2000, World Cup USA, five Grammys, and other events too numerous to mention.
     The Peter Max banner is being created for City Hall's 100th Anniversary in
 conjunction with Max's premiere area exhibit -- PETER MAX - POP TO PATRIOTISM,
 opening at Ocean Galleries in Stone Harbor, NJ, May 26-27, 2001 -- a
 retrospective of over one hundred original paintings, drawings and limited
 editions spanning the artist's incredible 35-year career.  The show will be
 highlighted by an 8-ft.-x-4-ft. painting of the Statue of Liberty created by
 Max on July 4th, 2000 on the deck of the John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier for
 Operation Sail 2000, the National Fourth of July Celebration for the
 Millennium, in the presence of President Clinton.  The exhibit will be open to
 the public throughout the weekend, and Max himself will be present for two
 public receptions: Saturday, May 26 from 7 pm - 10 pm; and Sunday, May 27 from
 4 pm - 7 pm. Ocean Galleries is located at 9618 Third Avenue, in Stone Harbor.
 For more information or directions call 609-368-7777.
 
 

SOURCE Ocean Galleries
    STONE HARBOR, N.J., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- As a way to celebrate his
 first appearance and retrospective exhibit in the Delaware Valley, and the
 Centennial birthday of one of Philadelphia's greatest landmarks,
 world-renowned artist Peter Max is designing a special banner commemorating
 the 100th Anniversary of Philadelphia's City Hall.  The 12-ft x 6-ft vertical
 banner, created in Max's signature bold style, will be unveiled and presented
 to Mayor John Street on Friday, May 25th, at 10 am at City Hall's West Portal.
 The production of the banner is being generously sponsored by ACE-INA
 Insurance Company, headquartered in Philadelphia.
     A true patriot, this visionary pop artist and Neo-Expressionist master,
 whose vibrant colors have become part of the fabric of contemporary American
 culture, has long used his canvas to celebrate American icons and symbols.
 Now, that canvas will celebrate one of Philadelphia's greatest treasures.
     As one of the most celebrated American artists of our time, Peter Max
 immortalizes images of social awareness, pop culture, American icons, music
 and life while striving to make his art accessible to all.  Max has made his
 mark with bold and vivid works that range from U.S. postage stamps to a Boeing
 777 jumbo jet currently flying skies worldwide for Continental Airlines.
 Peter also has been the Official Artist for five Super Bowls, World Series
 2000, World Cup USA, five Grammys, and other events too numerous to mention.
     The Peter Max banner is being created for City Hall's 100th Anniversary in
 conjunction with Max's premiere area exhibit -- PETER MAX - POP TO PATRIOTISM,
 opening at Ocean Galleries in Stone Harbor, NJ, May 26-27, 2001 -- a
 retrospective of over one hundred original paintings, drawings and limited
 editions spanning the artist's incredible 35-year career.  The show will be
 highlighted by an 8-ft.-x-4-ft. painting of the Statue of Liberty created by
 Max on July 4th, 2000 on the deck of the John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier for
 Operation Sail 2000, the National Fourth of July Celebration for the
 Millennium, in the presence of President Clinton.  The exhibit will be open to
 the public throughout the weekend, and Max himself will be present for two
 public receptions: Saturday, May 26 from 7 pm - 10 pm; and Sunday, May 27 from
 4 pm - 7 pm. Ocean Galleries is located at 9618 Third Avenue, in Stone Harbor.
 For more information or directions call 609-368-7777.
 
 SOURCE  Ocean Galleries