Evolve Gallery Celebrates and Pays Tribute to Muhammad Ali’s 70th Birthday


Ali: The Greatest opens at Evolve the Gallery on Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Sacramento, CA — Evolve the Gallery will honor and pay tribute to Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday (January 2012) with a fine art exhibition that captures the essence and spirit of Ali’s most memorable moments. From 1960 to 1981, Ali won 56 of 61 matches, 37 by knockout. Not only is Muhammad Ali a former heavyweight boxing champion, he is a social activist, philanthropist, humanitarian and cultural American icon. Over 20 prominent and prolific artists from across the country and Europe will express their deep fondness for Ali in their own artistic way and in a wide variety of mediums. Some of the featured artists include: Adrian Pickett, Alvin Burts, Alex Forster, Corey Pickett, Charly Palmer, Gerry GOS” Simpson, Frank Morrison, Joe Iurato, James Gayles, James Henninger, Kadir Nelson, Kevin OKeith, Kelvin Curry, Kinzie Davis, Lauren Gillette, Lisa Alonzo, Paul Goodnight, Tim Okamura, international illustrator, Charles Bibbs, London artist Michael Grattan, renowned Muhammad Ali photographer, Michael Brennan; and multi-faceted artist David P. Flores who designed the image for the commemorative poster.

“Never has a fine art exhibition and sporting venue been better suited and matched,” states A.Michelle Blakeley, co-owner of Evolve the Gallery. “This venue promises to be something sports fans and art enthusiasts will not soon forget.”

In addition, the gallery plans to travel the exhibition to Las Vegas, the Bay Area, Los Angeles and the Muhammad Ali Center in Kentucky. A catalog will be created to document this historic event.

Who, What, When, Where
· Ali: The Greatest – A fine art exhibition homage and tribute to boxing legend Muhammad Ali’s 70th Birthday
· Preview Reception for Boxing Enthusiasts – Thursday, January 12th (6pm-9pm)
· Opening Reception – Saturday, January 14th (6pm-10pm)
· Gallery Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 1-6pm … Please call first (916) 572-5123
· Evolve the Gallery |2907 35th Street Historic Oak Park, Sacramento California 95817

About Evolve the Gallery. Evolve the Gallery is a private contemporary fine art gallery in Historic Oak Park, Sacramento, the art nucleus of Northern California and an emerging focal point for fine art in the West. The premier place for all forward-thinking artists to show their work in an exclusive, personal and intimate venue. We are dedicated to finding and exhibiting evocative and compelling fine art and increasing the interactive exploration of diverse points of view in visual art and film. Our shows are smart, creative, poignant and produced to ignite and inspire spirited conversation and dialogue. For more information, visit www.evolvethegallery.com or call (916) 572-5123. For directions, visit http://tinyurl.com/directionstoevolve

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