October 24, 2001
102.9 WMGK, Philadelphia, Will Exhibit Works of Art Created by Popular Musicians, Singers and Songwriters at the Shops at Liberty Place
The Month-Long 102.9 WMGK Rock Art Show and Silent Auction Opens to the Public On Friday, November 16 and Will Benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- WMGK (102.9FM/Philadelphia) will showcase a never-before-seen collection of original art and lithographs, as well as handwritten, autographed song lyrics from popular music's greatest songwriters at the second annual 102.9 WMGK Rock Art Show to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. The 102.9 WMGK Rock Art Show opens to the public on Friday, November 16 at 9:30 a.m. and runs seven days a week, during mall hours through Sunday, December 16, 2001 at the Shops at Liberty Place at the corner of 17th and Chestnut Streets (former location of Warner Brothers Store), in Center City, Philadelphia. Admission to the show is free and all works of art are available to purchase via silent auction with the proceeds benefiting the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. 102.9 WMGK on-air personality Debbi Calton will broadcast live from the show opening on November 16th. Popular musicians Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty are the Honorary Chairpersons for this event.
The 102.9 WMGK Rock Art Show features over 125 works of art from a diverse cross section of popular music artists including: Jerry Garcia, Ron Wood (Rolling Stones), John Lennon, John Entwistle (The Who), Phil Collins, Tom Petty, Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane), Santana, Tony Bennett, Graham Nash, REM, Art Garfunkel and dozens more. In addition to the original art and handwritten song lyrics, the 102.9 WMGK Rock Art Show will feature classic fine art photography from legendary photographers such as Baron Wolman (original photographer from Rolling Stone Magazine) and Richard E. Aaron. Detailed information concerning the 102.9 WMGK Rock Art Show including directions to the show, celebrity appearances, images of some of the artwork as well as the current high bids on each piece of art will be available on line at http://www.wmgk.com.
102.9 WMGK will host a private VIP celebrity/press reception on Thursday, November 15th from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Shops at Liberty Place, at the corner of 17th and Chestnut Streets. Press credentials are available by calling Scott Segelbaum at (610) 667-8500 extension 2131 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is the leading worldwide nonprofit organization dedicated to identifying, funding, and conducting pediatric HIV/AIDS research as well as promoting global education, awareness and compassion about HIV/AIDS in children. In addition, the Foundation is committed to working on other serious and life-threatening diseases facing children through the newly created Glaser Pediatric Research Network. The Network brings together five of the nation's pre-eminent academic medical centers in an unprecedented collaboration that will accelerate better treatments for seriously ill children, help train the next generation of pediatric clinical investigators, and serve as a united voice to advocate policies that improve children's health worldwide. Since 1988, the Foundation has raised more than $120 million to ensure that children are at the forefront of every scientific breakthrough. For more information, visit http://www.pedaids.org.
The 102.9 WMGK Rock Art Show, a free exhibit showcasing the multi-talents of popular musicians, singers and songwriters opens Friday, November 16, 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Shops at Liberty Place, at the corner of 17th and Chestnut Streets. Admission to the auction is free to the public and all works are available to bid on to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. All bidding will close on Sunday, December 16th at 4:00 p.m.
102.9 WMGK is Philadelphia's Classic Rock Radio Station. The 102.9 WMGK Rock Art Show is underwritten by WMGK Radio, The Shops at Liberty Place, Hyundai and Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen LLP.