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ilume GALLERIE presents “The Art of the Bow Tie”

Dallas artist Jeremy Michael Calhoun presents his first collection of more than forty original bow ties done with mixed media in fabrics, metals, wood, and plastic. The bow tie originated among Croation mercenaries during the Prussian wars of the 17th century, and was soon adopted by the French with the formal name cravat, which is French for “Croat”. Bow ties have always been associated with different professions such as architects, attor- neys, educators, and politicians, but have graduated to an art form in recent years. The artist’s adventurous and unique adaptions have a placement for fashion aficionados and collectors alike.

The show benefits AIDS Interfaith Network. The reception is free and open to the public. The 2013 Mercedes Benz donated by Park Place Motors to be auctioned in November at the Black Tie Dinner will also be featured at the opening reception. Auction tickets will be available for $100.00 each with only 2,000 tickets being sold.

When: July 20-August 10, 2012

Where: ilume® GALLERIE, 4123 Cedar Springs Suite 107 Dallas , TX 75219

Artist’s Reception: Friday, July 20 , 2012 6:00pm-10:00pm

For more information contact Ron Radwanski at 214.507.7369 or email at

The Art of the Bow Tie INVITE July 2012

About ilume® GALLERIE

The ilume® GALLERIE is instrumental in showcasing new and established contemporary artists in fine art, sculpture, photography, and jewelry. The gallery hosts monthly “benefit shows”, “Artist Talks”, The ModArt Show, and “Objects of Desire II “ this October, 2012 from Also, this summer and fall 2012, “The ilume® GALLERIE Artist Experience”, which enables the public to enroll in various classes from the gallery’s artists. The gallery also has contributed to public art with the placement of sculpture and fine art in the public areas of the ilume®, the main reading room at the Oak Lawn Public Library, and the Cedar Springs thoroughfare.

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