Hidden Benefits When It Comes to Board Games

Boy learning to play Endless Games’ Traffic Cop Game

The Korner’d Challenge Game from Endless Games

Traffic Cop from Endless Games

Some hidden benefits of Endless Games’ board games and card games have been exposed by special educators and parents of special needs children.

…we discovered that many of our games have elements that reveal some amazing talents, social skills, as well as physical and mental exercises.”

— Brian Turtle, National Sales Manager of Endless Games, Inc.

MATAWAN, NJ, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — When it comes to exciting, original, new board games, Endless Games has plenty of options for people, but in addition to the fun, some extra benefits are in play too.

Some hidden benefits of Endless Games’ board games and card games have been exposed by special educators and parents of special needs children.

“We didn’t set out to design games that specifically catered to special needs, but we discovered that many of our games have elements that reveal some amazing talents, social skills, as well as physical and mental exercises,” Brian Turtle, National Sales Manager of Endless Games, explained.

Recently, Endless Games’ The Korner’d Challenge, Dropsy Card Game and Mexican Train were announced as top toys for 2020 and featured in the Autism Live Holiday Guide. In 2019 the guide honorees included Traffic Cop Game and The Floor Is Lava.

Possibly the most interesting case is Endless Games’ The Korner’d Challenge Game, a puzzle that is also a game. This game revealed some curious discoveries during its play testing. The object of Korner’d is to be the first player to place all of his/her color or picture patterned tiles to match to a game board. “What we discovered was that Korner’d involves spatial relationships and matching. For many on the Autism Spectrum this is an area of strength. Young kids on the spectrum easily beat older children and adults at this game,” Turtle explained. “You could see that it was a tremendous boost in self-esteem and self-confidence.”

Therapists and parents have cited that Endless Games’ The Floor Is Lava helps with sensory issues as well as physical therapy, such as maintaining balance. Games like Traffic Cop, Red Light Green Light 1-2-3, and Dropsy have been praised for learning left-and-right, following instructions, motor skills, executive functioning and respect for authority.

Often, Endless Games’ Mancala is used in schools for math practice, while Endless Games classic games, Chess, Checkers and Backgammon are all used in logic and strategic thought practices.

“I’m proud that our games bring so much fun to people. The fact that they also help so many people with their challenges is incredibly rewarding,” Turtle said. “At Endless Games, we’ll keep making new games and we can’t wait to bring even more fun and benefits to all people.”

Other games from Endless Games include Card Sharks, Camera Roll, AKA, Jeopardy card game, Wheel of Fortune card game, Password, Sleepover Party Game, Name 5, Everybody Knows, 60 Second Slam, Horror Trivia, What Comes To Mind?, and Encore, among others.

About Endless Games: Founded in 1996 by industry veterans Mike Gasser, Kevin McNulty and game inventor Brian Turtle, Endless Games specializes in games that offer classic entertainment and hours of fun at affordable prices. The three have an uncanny ability for discovering and developing hit games, having been a part in past successes Trivial Pursuit™, Pictionary® and Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon™. The mission of the Endless Games team and partners is to produce high quality entertainment in board games that are quick and easy to learn and offer “Endless” play value to all people. For additional information, visit www.endlessgames.com and interact with the company on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.

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Valor Fitness is continuing to make waves only weeks in to 2021.

Valor Fitness Lakeland, FL

Valor Fitness new location in Lakeland, FL that is expected to open in May.

The online retailer closed the deal on a new location in Lakeland, FL that is expected to open in May.

UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Building on their 2020 success, online fitness store Valor Fitness is continuing to make waves only weeks in to 2021. After a stellar year which included the opening of their very first brick and mortar retail store near St. Petersburg, FL, the online retailer closed the deal on a new location in Lakeland, FL that is expected to open in May.

The 43,000 sqft space conveniently located off westbound I-4 in Lakeland will be a multi-purpose facility, featuring a fully functional retail store and warehouse, as well as an event space for future fitness competitions the company hopes to host. Valor’s first retail store, located in Pinellas Park, FL, has been a huge success by giving customers a clean, organized, and dedicated showroom where they can look, feel, and envision how our high-quality equipment can enhance their personal fitness space. This purchasing experience, however, may have been limited to those directly in the Tampa Bay area. Now, this experience, which is unique in the online fitness equipment retail space, can stretch further to Central Florida and allow their knowledgeable team to not only communicate with and support countless individuals who could not easily access Valor’s high-quality equipment in person.

This expansion shows Valor’s intent to build relationships with customers outside of their backyard, something that cannot be achieved sitting behind a computer screen. Jim Vanderbleek, who founded the company in 2006 and serves as the President and CEO, noted this announcement as a huge turning point in their history as it is the first expansion outside of the Tampa Bay area. The new facility serves as proof that Valor is continuing to step up to meet demand with more than one physical retail location, with further visions to bring one to all major cities in the State of Florida.

To follow along with Valor Fitness’ expansion in Lakeland, make sure to head over to the new locations official Facebook and Instagram pages, and for more information on the company visit https://valorfitness.com.

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Essentia Announces 2021 Betterhood Initiative with Charitable Donations to Exceed $1.2M to Non-Profit Organizations

The Essentia Betterhood Initiative Logo

The organic mattress company will manage the initiative from its GOLS & GOTS certified organic factory donating Essentia products including mattresses

The Betterhood program represents the core values at Essentia. We focus on giving wellness through sleep, being a good eco citizen for the spaces we share, and sharing what we can with those in need.”

— Jack Dell'Accio, Essentia CEO & Founder

BOCA RATON, FL, USA, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Created by Essentia organic mattresses in 2011 with the goal for Essentia showrooms to get involved and give back to the local communities that they are a part of, the Essentia Betterhood initiative has worked in its local communities getting involved with charities, causes, organization, and giving local artists and entrepreneurs a place to showcase their passion. The Betterhood welcomed all projects and initiatives regardless of size. In the past, the Essentia Betterhood program helped to pass a bill in Calgary Alberta to stop the culling of wild horses, held silent auctions to raise funds for the Vancouver Food Bank, and hosted numerous pet adoption days. A part of Betterhood has also been to share wellness knowledge by sponsoring and hosting the Healthy Living Lecture Series in conjunction with the Hippocrates Health Institute. The lectures featured Hippocrates Health Institute teachings and wellness experts sharing the science of wellness at no cost to local communities.

Now 10 years later, given the changes to social and community engagement in 2020, Essentia’s Betterhood has been reworked in order to still safely be involved with local communities. Essentia is proud to announce it’s new overarching Betterhood program, managed from Essentia’s GOLS and GOTS certified organic factory headquarter, the new Betterhood will see Essentia donating mattresses, foundations, and pillows to local charities with a focus on charities that directly benefit the focus of spreading wellness through sleep with a donation goal of over $1.2 million worth of product over the year. This includes charities that help families impacted by natural disasters, job loss, and other issues highlighted by COVID-19 such as women and children in abusive environments and those suffering from depression.

“The Betterhood program represents the core values at Essentia. We focus on giving wellness through sleep, being a good eco citizen for the spaces we share, and sharing what we can with those in need. Throughout the greater part of 2020, Covid-19 has reaped havoc on our communities in so many ways including mental health. Not all families have had a safe and happy space at home. The success of 2021 will rely on how strong we bounce back and in order to do so, we need to help our neighbors most in need.” Jack Dell’Accio, Essentia Founder & CEO.

Essentia has just recently completed its first Betterhood donation of the year valued at $250,000. This donation has benefited, amongst others, Montreal’s Old Brewery Mission whose mission is to work with Montreal’s homeless men and women, meeting their essential needs while finding practical and sustainable solutions to end chronic homelessness.

The new Betterhood initiative sees Essentia opening its reach of donations to more communities outside of those that Essentia has a physical presence. Should you know a non-profit organization that could benefit from Essentia’s Betterhood initiative Essentia invites you to reach out.

About Essentia
Essentia is the world’s only natural memory foam company. Its mattresses are free of harmful toxins, allergens, and off-gases found in synthetic mattresses so that customers can reap the full health benefits of sleep, without harming them or the environment. Essentia was founded on this mission of ensuring people achieve their best rest possible, wishing them a good night for a better day. Offering top of the line, innovative, healthy sleep solutions championed by pro athletes and health gurus alike, Essentia’s patented natural memory foam and molding technology address comfort and health without compromise. To learn more, visit www.myessentia.com and stay updated on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

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Essentia Natural Memory Foam Mattress
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BriskNPosh – Continues to grow its service list


NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — BriskNPosh continues to grow by adding new services. The location offers their new Lip Blush, Lash Line Enhancement and Semi-Permanent Eyeliner.

Lip blushing is a type of semi-permanent service using a technique called pixelating, which deposits pigments in your lips by using small needles. This service focuses on altering the color and/or shape of your lips to create “younger looking lips”.

Lash Line Enhancement is a thin semi-permanent line that sits at the root of your lashes and gives the illusion of a fuller lash line. Almost as if you applied eyeliner underneath your lashes rather than on top of the lash line. Lash line enhancement is meant to subtly define your eyes, leaving you with a soft pretty result.

Similar to the lash line enhancement, semi-permanent eyeliner is a service done on the lash line. It fills in the lashes to create the illusion of thicker, darker, and completely fuller lashes without looking lined or like obvious makeup.

The new lineup of services has been added to continue to create a holistic approach to the beauty service business. The location has been determined to put together a one-stop shop feel so that the busy SoHo New Yorkers can save time by getting most of their services under one roof. It is the new approach to the industry.

Schedule an appointment with BriskNPosh Mon-Fri from 10-8 and Sat 11-7 https://www.brisknposh.com/. You can also reach the salon by phone at +1-212-433-4477 or email the BriskNPosh team at info@brisknposh.com.

About BriskNPosh: Founded by esthetics expert Natalia Romaneko, BriskNPosh is an innovative salon that provides waxing and beauty treatments in the New York City area. The mission of the BriskNPosh team is to create an aesthetic community that is inclusive, diverse, and actively trying to shift the public viewpoint of hair removal from something painful to something essential and fun.

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Quick Quack Car Wash Celebrates Grand Opening of Third Corpus Christi Location with Fundraiser and Free Car Washes

Quick Quack

Award-winning Car Wash Chain to Hold Special Fundraiser on Jan 18 and Free Washes from Jan 20 through Jan 31

We love opportunities to really make a difference in the lives of a family, a community, and our own people.”

— Jason Johnson, CEO

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS, USA, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Quick Quack Car Wash, the fastest growing car wash chain in Texas, is giving away their best “Lucky Duck” car wash to every customer for 12 days to celebrate the opening of a new location serving the Bay Area of Corpus Christi and surrounding areas. The free car wash days begin on January 20th and run through January 31st and are only available at the new location. Quick Quack will also be awarding prizes of “Free Car Washes for a Year” to five lucky customers during the first hour of the Grand Opening on January 20th. Quick Quack Car Wash is open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The new car wash is located at 542 Airline Road and is the third Quick Quack Car Wash to serve Corpus Christi. An additional Quick Quack Car Wash location is currently under construction at 7406 South Staples Street.

In conjunction with the Grand Opening, Quick Quack will also hold a special fundraiser on Monday, January 18th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. to benefit the Anderson family, who recently lost their father in a tragic accident. During the fundraiser, customers will be able to preview the car wash prior to the Grand Opening and receive the Best, or “Lucky Duck” Wash, for free. Quick Quack will be matching donations made by customers during that time.

“This past year has been challenging,” said Jason Johnson, CEO of Quick Quack Car Wash. “One of the bright spots for us has been being able to focus on opening car washes, adding team members, and continuing to establish our unique brand in Corpus Christi. We love opportunities to really make a difference in the lives of a family, a community, and our own people.”

Quick Quack Car Wash frequently sponsors local events and athletic programs, including facilitating and contributing to community groups’ fundraising efforts. Quick Quack is regularly named the favorite or best car wash in the areas where it operates and has been recognized for sustainable business practices and water conservation.

In addition to a big yellow duck named Quackals, Quick Quack Car Wash is best known for its free vacuums and “wash-all-you-want” unlimited car wash memberships starting at only $19.99 per month.

About Quick Quack Car Wash
Quick Quack Car Wash operates more than 120 locations in Arizona, California, Texas, Utah, and Colorado. The Quick Quack Car Wash concept grew from a desire to get cars clean using the best technology and to do it extremely fast. The high-quality and environmentally-friendly car washing system uses neoprene foam, soft cloth and filtered, recycled water. The customer stays in their vehicle while being automatically guided through the car wash where the vehicle is soaked, soaped, washed, polished, rinsed with spot-free water, and dried, all in a matter of minutes. More information is available online at www.DontDriveDirty.com. ###

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Berlin School Meets Bluesy Electronic Space Rock: Strange Gravity by Craig Padilla and Marvin Allen is Available Now

Strange Gravity: a spellbinding blend of ambient electronic atmospheres, Berlin school sequences, and classic rock flavored guitar textures.

Album Packaging - colorful 6-fold layout

The CD version of Strange Gravity arrives in a factory sealed 6-panel gatefold package that includes vibrant artwork, liner notes, a 4-page booklet, and exquisite package design by Daniel Pipitone.

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Spotted Peccary Music, Portland, OR

The synth and guitar duo Craig Padilla and Marvin Allen release their second collaboration album on Spotted Peccary Music.

Strange Gravity is a continuation of what we began with Toward the Horizon about the story of the Umbrella person, and how she represents all of us regarding how we gravitate towards others.”

— Craig Padilla

PORTLAND, OR, USA, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — An impressive example of space rock at its finest, Strange Gravity is a sophomore release by electronic music veteran Craig Padilla and electric guitar virtuoso Marvin Allen, teaming up once again for the Spotted Peccary Music label. The album releases everywhere today on most platforms, in formats listed here: https://orcd.co/strange-gravity-pre

Strange Gravity is a compelling example of what is possible when two gifted musicians from different musical backgrounds are pulled into a common orbit and develop a creative synergy. Riding the waves of inspiration, the duo deliver an honest and spellbinding blend of ambient electronic atmospheres, Berlin school sequences, and classic rock flavored guitar textures. Interspersed with introspective moments – and even a few memorable melodies – the music on Strange Gravity moves through an array of music moods that range from hypnotic and dreamy, to powerful and epic.

Swirling electronics, pulsing synthesizers, soaring guitars, and hypnotic rhythms twist and turn throughout the album’s 65 minutes, gliding through the stratosphere with an effortless freedom. Craig Padilla & Marvin Allen’s Strange Gravity is the perfect follow-up to their debut album Toward the Horizon (SPM-9086).

In an imaginative review, music journalist Robin James describes the sound as “a dialog between two inspired friends, taking us on a journey through breathtaking vertiginous expanses, the inertia builds slowly until the warping phenomena kicks in and a flock of creatures, perhaps mermaids or tiny bizarre aliens, continue their flight in the direction of the horizon.”

Allen reveals that “The sound of the album is a blend of Craig's Berlin School and ambient tendencies connecting with my bluesy classic rock leanings. The title, Strange Gravity, relates to the way Craig and I are drawn towards a common center.”

“Strange Gravity is a continuation of what we began with Toward the Horizon about the story of the Umbrella person, and how she represents all of us regarding how we gravitate towards others,” says Padilla. “The music is a natural progression from the first album to this one with more ambient rock music filled with melodic sensibilities and experimental ideas.”

Strange Gravity was mastered by Ben Cox, and is available now for physical purchase in CD format and in 24-BIT AUDIOPHILE, CD QUALITY LOSSLESS, MP3 and streaming formats. The CD version of Strange Gravity arrives in a factory sealed 6-panel gatefold package that includes vibrant artwork, liner notes, a 4-page booklet, and exquisite package design by Daniel Pipitone.

Artist interviews and review copies are available, please contact Beth Ann Hilton at Spotted Peccary Music with all media requests: beth@spottedpeccary.com

1 Strange Gravity (18:46)
2 The Revelation (06:47)
3 Friendship (11:00)
4 Fractured Illuminations (09:40)
5 All Around Us (18:19)

Visit Spotted Peccary's official website for new, limited edition 35th Anniversary merchandise, as well as its new free sampler, 34. Watch the label's 3+ hour TRANSMISSIONS livestreams on YouTube, and listen to its artist-curated IMPULSE playlists on Spotify.

About Craig Padilla:
With more than 40 releases over the course of his prolific career, Craig Padilla has proven to be a driving force in the current electronic music scene. Never letting technology overcome the humanity in his compositions, he creates electronic music that is rooted in tradition while still sounding new, interesting and fresh. Craig has always endeavored to create engaging musical landscapes as experiences to be treasured and played indefinitely.

About Marvin Allen:
Marvin Allen is a northern California based multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, performer, and music educator. As an accomplished musician, he has been lending his talents to numerous jingles, recording sessions, and short film soundtracks for many years. He also co-founded the Shasta Blues Society and continues to mentor many talented youths. His 2019 collaboration with longtime friend Craig Padilla is Allen’s first foray into the world of ambient electronic music.

About Spotted Peccary Music:
Portland-based Spotted Peccary Music is North America’s finest independent record label with a focus on deep, vast and introspective soundscapes. For over three decades, the artists of Spotted Peccary have been on a mission to develop, produce, publish and release ultra-high-quality, deep-listening experiences that engage the listener and exceed expectations. Every release is carefully prepared in a variety of high quality formats from MP3 to high-res studio masters. Explore more than 165 titles and 45 artists at www.SpottedPeccary.com and www.AmbientElectronic.com.

Spotted Peccary Album page: https://spottedpeccary.com/shop/strange-gravity/
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SPM Artist page: https://spottedpeccary.com/artists/craig-padilla-and-marvin-allen/
Bandcamp: https://ambientelectronic.bandcamp.com/
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A look inside the album Strange Gravity, designed by Daniel Pipitone.

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Room Visualizer App Changes How People Shop For Wallpaper Online

Wallpaper Visualizer Tool by Wallpaper Boulevard

Wallpaper Visualizer Tool

No more endless wallpaper samples! New room visualizer app shows you how your newly decorated room will look.

NEW PORT RICHEY, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, January 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Wallpaper Boulevard has launched an app that shows how a wallpaper will appear inside your home.

The days of ordering wallpaper samples and taping them to your blank drywall, trying to picture how the design would look in your entire area are over.

Sometimes you just have to actually see the wallpaper on your own wall to get truly inspired. Now, there’s now a tool for that.

Online wall treatments & wall finishes retailer Wallpaper Boulevard has developed a Wallpaper Room Visualizer App – the first in the home décor industry that offers augmented reality to display how a wallpaper will look in any real space.

Homeowners and designers can instantly see how the finished product will come out before making any decisions or purchases.

Apps like these have been around for paint, carpet, flooring and furniture but until now there hasn’t been one for wallpaper, which is arguably one of the most cost- and time-intensive items to install.

It’s a vast improvement over the current wallpaper ordering process which involves just blindly ordering wallpaper based on a computer screen image and hoping it looks the same in person or waiting a week or more for a dozen samples to come in the mail.

You have the ability to choose a stock image of a room already within the app or upload pictures from your phone, tablet or desktop.

About 60% of the patterns are equipped with the Wallpaper Room Visualizer App.

A black “Room Visualizer” button appears when the app is available for a specific wallpaper design. Not all match types work well with the app (i.e., drop match patterns) but there is enough so that you have plenty of choices to look at.

Developed in Eastern Europe, this digital assistant allows you to see how wallpaper will look and match with your furniture and available lighting. You can get really close to a wall to see the intricate details or get really far to see a panoramic view of the entire room.

‘Wallpaper is back and many people who have never heard of wallpaper before are willing to give it a try. They see someone else post pictures of their newly wallpapered room on Instagram and get exited about the possibilities. Unfortunately, there are thousands of patterns to choose from and people struggle to visualize a design on their wall. It's a big commitment. The jump from seeing a wallpaper you like on website to putting it on your wall is really high, ‘says Alyssa Muller, head of customer relations at Wallpaper Boulevard. ‘This app makes it simple to really see how different colorways and prints will look on your wall with all your room décor. And if you find something you fall in love with, you can purchase it right then and there.‘

This wallpaper app aims to shorten and improve the whole wallpaper buying process. ‘We just wanted to do something different than everyone else, says Alexis Barnett head of IT at Wallpaper Boulevard. ‘However, we’ve found that people are buying more bold and adventurous wallpapers. They’re becoming more riskier now that they can see exactly what that wallpaper would look on their own wall, inside their own house. ‘

The Wallpaper Room Visualizer is available to use for free on approximately 60% of the patterns found on WallpaperBoulevard.com. The ability to go straight from the app to checkout will be available later this year.

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Wallpaper Boulevard
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Visionary Proprietor, Lisa M. Berman, of Sculpture to Wear Gallery Celebrating 22nd Anniversary

Lisa M. Berman (Photo by Bonne Schiffman)

“There’s Tiffany, Cartier & then, there’s SCULPTURE TO WEAR”. – Where Magazine

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, January 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Jan. 16th, 2021 Visionary Proprietor Lisa M. Berman of Sculpture To Wear Gallery will celebrate their 22nd Anniversary. The inaugural exhibition Structural Integrity – Jewelry's Foundation in Bergamot Station Art Center in Santa Monica not only launched the West Coast iconic gallery but the careers of dozens of important designers of today. Sculpture To Wear, similar to the Algoncqin in NYC was the gathering place to find the most interesting and cutting edge works creating a new genre of art – Wearable ART by international artists. Art Directors and Stylists loved working with the unusual pieces because they made a bold statement and Berman innately understood their vision. From the cutting edge shows which were curated geographically or with a specific theme in mind, the works were shown in a museum quality presentations and caught the eye of collectors and museums alike. Berman has placed jewelry, paintings & photographs in museum collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian, LACMA, the GETTY, MAAD, etc. Her most recent exhibition titled, "Feel the Frill" honored the late Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and received contributions of COLLARS from around the world. The first piece purchased was from the one of the most prominent donors / collectors / museum makers on the West Coast.

“When it comes to understanding contemporary art jewelry, I’ve never met anyone who gets it like Lisa does. This is a microcosm of the fine art world in general and like any other art form, it's about understanding the nuance of design, material and the artists commitment. Lisa has developed a new vocabulary for looking at artwork which very few people speak in," states Robert Berman, Gallery and Auction House owner and expert of Man Ray in the United States.

Wearable Art, although technically jewelry from the un-converted eye is considered a niche market – Berman is committed to changing that and its place in the Art world. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sculpture to Wear sold the largest collection of the Robert Lee Morris ARCHIVES to a single collector during Morris' vast 50-year long career! Also notable, all eight pieces were purchased via email, never touched by the collector (who had no prior knowledge of RLM before Lisa’s 45 min. interview on the Jewelry Journey Podcast) and trusted the expertise of Berman’s guidance. "Lisa is a wonderful addition to my professional world, and I appreciate all that she does and say and all the efforts she spends on my behalf. We lovers of Sculpture to Wear need to stick together and grow this light filled force as much as we can," states Coty Award and unprecedented 3-time CDFA Award recipient, legendary jewelry designer, Robert Lee Morris. Sculpture to Wear has been named the “Official West Coast Representative for the Robert Lee Morris Archives.

Sculpture To Wear International Contemporary Art Jewelry is the quintessential link between the artist and collector. The work represented is conceived from visionary imagination, evolved through the creative artistic process and solidified into the indelible from cultivated craftsmanship. Wearable art from the gallery has been featured in hundreds of magazines (Vogue ELLE, W, Vanity Fair, People, BAZAAR, Angeleno, TV shows and films and has “attended” the MTV awards, The Emmy’s, Governors Ball, and the Academy Awards.

Dorris Raymond, owner of The Way We Wore Vintage boutique and TV show of same title, also thinks highly of Lisa and her gallery. Dorris states, “Lisa M. Berman is the (Coco) Chanel of Los Angeles. No one wears her wares like Lisa." This 22nd Anniversary is quite an achievement and we have no doubts that many more successful years are to come.

Sculpture To Wear gallery is a place to explore the legacy of wearable art. The first owner, Joan Sonnabend, presented only jewelry by fine established artists such as Alexander Calder, Man Ray, Pablo Picasso, Jean Arp, and Louise Nevelson. Sonnabend also launched the career of Robert Lee Morris, who opened his iconic Artwear store and has traversed various genres of fine, studio, fashion, and costume jewelry in his illustrious career. According to writer Gloria Lieberman, speaking about the original location in NYC, “Sculpture To Wear was responsible for the creation of a market for artists-made studio jewelry in the United States.” Today, Sculpture To Wear continues that legacy with presentations of eclectic works in metal, textiles, and unexpected and recycled materials.

The global Wearable Art movement emerged at the close of the 1960s, flowered in the 1970s, and continues in the early 2000s. It is no accident that wearable art crystallized at the end of the tumultuous 1960s. The social, political, and cultural upheavals of that decade provided fertile ground for personal expression and explorations into body adornment. Wearable art, for all intensive purposes, was first the “step-child” of the art world, as photography was 60 years ago and was passed over without a glance. The addition of technology and the collaboration of the previously established mediums combined made ART Jewelry into a small, yet indelible impact into the global artworld. The important by-product of this transition is the verifiable and collectable markets of this genre, especially into fine art museums and notable cultural institutions.

"I am so pleased someone understands how special this work is and that Lisa is doing so well. Lisa is our hope for the future of ART Jewelry," concludes Helen Drutt, considered by most as the Grand Dame of Art Jewelry in the United States (Founder of the Helen Drutt Gallery just celebrated her 90th Birthday & currently sits on the Advisory Council for the Smithsonian and many other boards).


Lisa M. Berman

Lisa M. Berman, is the Visionary Proprietor of Sculpture To Wear, a gallery instrumental in launching studio jewelry in the United States. Berman curates exhibitions and places collections into museums, as well as offering an eclectic array of art, jewelry and unique objects via her gallery installations to discerning collectors, media and art institutions, which have been featured in multiple films, television and publications. She is also the founder of Berman Arts Agency, Director of the Oropeza Sculpture Garden, Official West Coast Representative of the Archival Collections of Robert Lee Morris and Cara Croninger. In 2020, Berman was appointed as the first Ambassador for the Milan based company ARTISTAR Jewels in the United States and her gallery is the first to collaborate with their global brand. Berman continues to be a trailblazer.

Berman is a consultant for Jewelry, fashion, design and fine art-her expertise extends to major markets, museums, and corporations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Asia, and Europe. Based in Southern California, Berman has served on the Board of Governors for Otis College of Art and Design, as Public Relations Chair for the Fashion Council at LACMA, and on the museum collection board at Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She was recently appointed to the Advisory Board of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Renée C. Byer’s nonprofit, Positive Change Can Happen. Berman volunteers for projects supporting wearable art/studio jewelry and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) projects. Berman recently collaborated with sculptor and ArtPrize winner Daniel Oropeza to launch the six-acre Oropeza Sculpture Garden at the Nursery by SouthWinds in Irvine, CA, which also hosts an atelier for Sculpture To Wear.

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MasterPieces Signs License Deal for Sesame Street

Sesame Street Garbage Truck is a DIY wood paint kit featuring Oscar the Grouch

Sesame Street Best Friends Character Bank is a personal coin saver wood bank box paint kit featuring Elmo on one side and Cookie Monster on the other side.

Sesame Street Alphabet Bingo

MasterPieces, Inc. today announced a new license deal with Sesame Workshop for a line of products featuring the beloved Sesame Street brand and characters.

We’ve been able to create some of our most captivating and fun, educational products that all feature many of the tremendously popular characters, including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, and more.”

— David Rolls, President of MasterPieces, Inc.

ORO VALLEY, AZ, UNITED STATES, January 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — MasterPieces, Inc. today announced a new license deal with Sesame Workshop for a line of products featuring the beloved Sesame Street brand and characters.

MasterPieces, now in its 25th successful year of providing the world with high quality puzzles, toys, games, and crafts, adds one of the most internationally recognized brands to its list of licensed properties.

David Rolls, President of MasterPieces, said, “We are thrilled to be working with Sesame Workshop. Together, we’ve been able to create some of our most captivating and fun, educational products that all feature many of the tremendously popular characters, including Elmo, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, and more.”

The new MasterPieces’ Sesame Street products, which will begin to appear on store shelves this summer, engage children in original craft activities, memory games, and classic card games that entertain as they educate young minds.

For over 50 years, Sesame Street, produced by the nonprofit organization Sesame Workshop, has delivered not only school-readiness lessons promoting literacy and numeracy, but also age-appropriate guidance on healthy habits, self-expression and self-regulation, empathy, friendship, and much more.

“Sesame Workshop’s mission is to help kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder, and that means nourishing the mind and body,” said Gabriela Arenas, Vice President of Licensing, North America, Sesame Workshop. “We’re pleased to be working with MasterPieces to bring fun and engaging activities to children and families.”

The new Sesame Street products include:
• Craft Kits:
o Sesame Street Garbage Truck (MSRP $14.99) is a DIY wood paint kit featuring Oscar the Grouch
o Sesame Street Best Friends Character Bank (MSRP $14.99) is a personal coin saver wood bank box paint kit featuring Elmo on one side and Cookie Monster on the other side.
o Sesame Street School Bus (MSRP $15.99) is a large cardboard traditional school bus featuring bus riders: Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Snuffleupagus and other characters to decorate with the stickers and 8 included markers.

• Games:
o Grouchy Old Oscar card game (MSRP $9.99)
o Elmo & Friends Matching Game (MSRP $9.99)
o Elmo & Friends Supersized Playing Cards (MSRP $7.99)
o Sesame Street 3-in-1 Educational Card Games (MSRP $9.99) includes color match, number match, and alphabet match games.
o Sesame Street Alphabet Bingo (MSRP $9.99)

About MasterPieces:
Celebrating its 25th full year in business, MasterPieces Inc. was founded by David Rolls, former 8-year professional baseball player for the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers organizations, in 1995 with a passion to serve diverse retail markets and partner with evergreen brands and top puzzle artists. Twenty-five years later, MasterPieces has established itself as the market leader for combining the best quality products with the best value. Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, MasterPieces reputation for producing innovative and high-quality products has propelled its global growth and the company’s commitment to ensuring great value and superior customer support has earned its dedicated, worldwide customer loyalty. MasterPieces creates some of the world most elegant puzzles and innovative packaging, as well as toys and gifts, while also partnering with brands such as Caterpillar, Scholastic, Hershey’s, John Wayne, Realtree, and Warner Bros., as well as sports licensing with MLB, NFL, NCAA, and NHL organizations. For more information about MasterPieces, visit the company website at MasterPiecesInc and for the most immediate information and interaction with the company, please like and follow MasterPieces on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

About Sesame Workshop:
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. We’re present in more than 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal education, and philanthropically funded social impact programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve. For more information, please visit www.sesameworkshop.org.

Sesame Workshop is a 501(c)(3) not–for–profit organization. EIN number 13–2655731
Sesame Workshop®, Sesame Street® and all related trademarks, characters and design elements are owned by Sesame Workshop. ©2020 Sesame Workshop. All rights reserved.

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Tieks CEO Kfir Gavrieli Delivers Cupcakes and Facemasks to Los Angeles Front Line Workers

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — As COVID-19 surges throughout the southland, local frontline healthcare workers have been left overwhelmed with doubled the patient load while hospitals remain at maximum capacity due to the record number of Covid cases. On December 31st, Kfir Gavrieli, CEO of Los Angeles based shoe wear brand Tieks, hand-delivered 2,500 cupcakes and facemasks to Los Angeles county nurses, doctors, and hospital staff to celebrate and thank our healthcare heroes. The New Year’s Eve philanthropic effort was part of the #goodforthelonghaul initiative started by the Emergency Supply Donor Group.

When he heard about the giving back initiative, Gavrieli generously jumped at the opportunity to spread some kindness to the frontline heroes of COVID-19 in hopes that this would spark some much-needed joy for the New Year. Kfir Gavrieli, along with Joe Sanberg and team members, hand-delivered 2,500 individually wrapped Hansen Cakes Bakery cupcakes and Tieks cloth face masks to the medical workers at LAC+USC Medical Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital, and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, all of which are currently at capacity in the fight against coronavirus.

The generous donation of Tieks branded cloth face masks are part of a continued #MaskTOGETHER effort by Tieks to ensure as many people as possible have the PPE needed to keep safe and healthy. Kfir Gavrieli and his company Tieks have helped supply PPE across the US with his Operation #SewTogether initiative and continues to give back within the Los Angeles community.

Kfir Gavrieli is available for email, phone, or video (webcam) interview. Please contact Allie Longo at Miller Ink, allie@miller-ink.com or call 310-571-8461.

“I am incredibly honored to be able to visit our local frontline heroes and hear firsthand of their selfless dedication to keeping our county safe and healthy. We hope this small act will bring smiles and comfort to the heroes keeping our community safe and functioning,” Gavrieli said. “We can’t fix everything, but we can all do something to support our friends on the frontline.”

About Tieks: Stylish, comfortable, durable, and foldable, Tieks are the most versatile flats in the world. Tieks is committed to women’s empowerment and, through the Gavrieli Foundation, has become the largest individual lender in the world on Kiva, sending over $10,000,000 to women entrepreneurs living in poverty around the world.

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