The ‘Olympics’ Category

Prince Albert to Visit Fort Myers, FL Museum

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Art of the Olympians
By Betsa Marsh, Postmedia News April 1, 2011

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco kicks off his running shoes and pulls on a white jumpsuit. Just point him to the paint.

Handlers guide him to a giant canvas stretched taut on the coarse Florida grass. Winding up, he hurls a discus into a tri-color puddle of paint and the colours — and the crowds — explode.

This first splat! signals the official opening of the Art of the Olympians Museum in Fort Myers, Fla., with paintings, drawings, photos and sculpture by more than 30 Olympians. (more…)

Peggy Fleming hosts Art of the Olympians documentary

Sunday, August 15th, 2010
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  • Naples Daily News
  • Posted September 21, 2010 at 3:27 p.m., updated September 21, 2010 at 3:27 p.m.

Peggy Fleming

Ilene Safron, Main Sail Video Production

Peggy Fleming

The Art of the Olympians, began as a dream of Olympic gold medallist Al Oerter. He spent the last two years of his life organizing Art of the Olympians by collecting artwork in various mediums from Olympic athletes, lobbied for a (more…)

Art and the Olympics

Friday, April 10th, 2009

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Roald Bradstock: Art and the Olympics

10 April 2009altBy Roald Bradstock – 10 April 2009

As an artist and an athlete I find the recent discussion about the “The Cultural Olympiad” and its role in the Olympics very interesting. A journalist wrote in an article recently that “it” would “be a tiny side show” to the Olympics and Paralympics in 2012.

Unfortunately this is a point of view that many people may have, but what amuses me is that art and the arts is so intertwined with the Olympics that people cannot see it. (more…)

Art and the Olympics

Friday, April 10th, 2009
Friday, 10 April 2009
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By Roald Bradstock – 10 April 2009
As an artist and an athlete I find the recent discussion about the “The Cultural Olympiad” and its role in the Olympics very interesting. A journalist wrote in an article recently that “it” would “be a tiny side show” to the Olympics and Paralympics in 2012.

 

Unfortunately this is a point of view that many people may have, but what amuses me is that art and the arts is so intertwined with the Olympics that people cannot see it.

(more…)