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Artpark, Philip Burke announce partnership for 2016 season

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Tue, May 31st 2016 11:35 am
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Burke will paint live and raffle completed work at select Artpark concerts

Artpark and LB Mason Fine Art LLC have announced a partnership showcasing the vibrant, unique and famous artwork of Philip Burke, a Buffalo-born artist. Burke's work has adorned the pages of major publications, including Newsweek, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Time and Rolling Stone.

Burke has an innate ability to capture the true soul and aura of music's royalty. As a premier live music venue that focuses on the arts, Artpark provides the ideal backdrop for Burke to paint his subjects live at select Artpark Amphitheater concerts, including Barenaked Ladies (June 14), Blue Rodeo (June 21), The Band Perry (July 5) and Ben Folds (July 13). Burke will complete these paintings of the performers, just steps away from the stage, for all to see. The original painting will be raffled off to one fan at the end of the show.

Raffle tickets will be sold for $10 each. Burke's pieces typically sell on the market at a starting price of $40,000. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Artpark's Rock Workshop program for teen musicians.

Burke raffle tickets are on sale now and can be purchased prior to the show at artpark.net or tickets.com, by phone at 1-888-223-6000, or in person at the Artpark box office, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays). Raffle tickets will also be sold throughout the night at the merchandise stands inside the venue. A variety of Burke merchandise, including an exclusive Artpark poster, will be available for purchase at all outdoor concerts.

More Burke live painting events will be announced.

Artpark & Company said, Burke's collaboration "blurs the line between fine art and great music. His bold interpretations of rock and roll icons have caught the attention of music fans and critics alike."

Rolling Stone honored Burke as a "Featured Artist" for an astounding seven years. In addition, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the mecca of music artifacts, proudly displayed Burke's paintings for countless museumgoers to enjoy.

For more information on Burke's Artpark appearances, or to purchase raffle tickets, visit artpark.net

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