Tuesday 12 February 2013

Liverpool To Celebrate George's Birthday with Special Exhibition


26 February ~ 8 March
Liverpool Academy of Arts
32 Seel Street
Liverpool, Merseyside L1 4 BE
Gallery times from 00 44 (0)151 709 0735.

"George Harrison loved to draw. As a boy he drew endless guitars in his school books. The Beatles wiled away hours in hotel rooms painting together ~ notably during their time in Japan in 1965 and again when they were in Rishikesh. He painted his own sleeve for Electronic Sounds and to the end of his life loved to write notes in coloured pens and even special drawings for close friends. He used to look forward to the art lessons he was given by Legs Larry Smith at home in Friar Park and he was a patron of the Arts. As late as 2001 George commissioned a painting "Let It Be". (Telling that the title was of a tune by a friend and not one of his own...)

For this reason 5 Artists are will be exhibiting work to illustrate his life, music and philosophy in Liverpool to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of George's Birthday in the City of his Birth.

Also on display will be the "HandMade" cards (named for George's HandMade Films) which have been sent in especially by fans from all over the world. These cards will be sent on to Friar Park after the Exhibition by For George.

For more information on the exhibition and other celebrations of George's birthday, visit the For George website at http://www.forgeorge.co.uk or the For George Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/forgeorge

The BBFC would like to thank For George for allowing us to share this information with you, and for ensuring that the 70th birthday of the Quiet Beatle will not pass without the celebration that George so richly deserves.

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