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"FOR THE LOVE OF CHOCOLATE"--
Michael Bell's "For the Love of Chocolate" painting Superbia made it's debut on Saturday Night, 7pm on February 10th, 2007 in Chicago! Thousands inndulged in the senses in a decadent chocolate wonderland with Celebrity Artist Michael Bell while supporting a worthy cause at Chicago's historic South Shore Cultural Center.
ON MICHAEL BELL's RECENT PRESS-- Since exploding onto the art scene Michael Bell has developed an extremely unique list of accomplishments. Bell is a self-made man, who single-handedly rose to fame by painting some of the most famous and infamous celebrities of our time, including numerous cast members from HBO's "The Sopranos," television's "CSI: Miami," "Law & Order," and movies such as "Goodfellas" and "A Bronx Tale." He has done numerous Celebrity Signers with "The Sopranos," and various domestic violence charity benefits with Hollywood Author and ex-mafia wife Georgia Durante, which makes for an interesting cast of characters at his art openings.
BUT THE RIDE DOESN'T STOP THERE-- Michael Bell just launched a brand new RADIO SHOW called MBELLART Live! Radio with co-host and friend John Fiore of "Sopranos." He will be looking forward to your LIVE CALLS, and if you are planning on bidding on his painting (Superbia, as seen below) on Saturday Night in the Silent Auction in Chicago call in and let other fans know on the air! Bell also has two more paintings available in the series! Serious Inquiries only. Detailed views are available of each painting upon request.
The MBELLART Live! Dial in Number is (347) 996-5781
Celebrity Artist Michael Bell with "Superbia", 30" X 40" oils on canvas (front: featured painting in the Silent Auction, just in time for Valentine's Day! Retail value $9,600.00 US) and "Luxuria 30" X 40" oils on canvas (rear, available for sale via Galleria Redô)
On Saturday Night, February 10th, just in time for Valentine's Day, thousands took in the sultry aromas of chocolate and the sounds of Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials at the South Shore Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois at 7 p.m. The event, hosted by the French Pastry School, benefits Careers through Culinary Arts Program, a nonprofit that prepares at-risk urban high school students for college and careers in the hospitality industry.
Other highlights throughout the evening included a bridal-themed fashion show showcasing intricate chocolate
clothing and accessories, chocolate body painting by Celebrity Artist Michael Bell, Jessie Smith-Larson and Holly Jackson, plus indulge in edible works of art, including a
chocolate wedding cake competition.
Tickets cost $95 through Feb. 7; $125 at the door. Reserve your spot for next year's February 9th event at (312) 726-2419 or at fortheloveofchocolate.org
COLLECTORS-- Michael Bell also is making his acting debut this Summer in a major motion picture based on his TICKET TO RIDE Painting Series, along with cast members from "The Sopranos", including a directorial debut by John Fiore. This painting series will most certainly sell out fast before the movie hits the big screen, so get in on them while you still can! Each large format painting is 60" X 60" and retail for $28,800.00 US. Also, check back for new MBELLART GALLERY Locations...to be unveiled Summer, 2007.