Michael Bell ‘Cioccolato’ Paintings at Rachael Powers Bakery. Cakes by Rachael 155 Mitchells Chance Road, Edgewater, MD. Fantastic paintings for a fantastic place! Enjoy your weekends, Yareah Magazine friends!
Michael Bell ‘CIOCCOLATO’ paintings launch party at the Honey Hive.
On September 6, 2013 from 6 – 9pm the Honey Hive, owned by RACHAEL POWERS, will launch its new boutique Artisan Bakery at 155 Mitchells Chance Road in Edgewater, MD with Per Amore del Cioccolato, a solo art exhibition featuring sumptuous figurative paintings on canvas by renowned artist MICHAEL BELL.
Locally, Michael Bell has done the unprecedented in the field of education – winning three national awards this year alone! As Art Department Chair at Southern High he has helped his students earn over 2 million in scholarship offers each of the past 3 years, and for the 4th year in a row one of his students has won NAEA Rising Star Award, presented to just one student artist in the entire country. Nationally, Bell’s own art is taking America by storm. He’s got friends in high places, and has become renowned for his large, thematic series paintings and for his infamous portrait clientele, which includes the late John Gotti and numerous actors from the Sopranos, Goodfellas, A Bronx Tale and more. Bell has never exhibited his work locally, focusing just on helping his students realize their dreams, although his paintings sell in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles from anywhere between $10,000.00 – $60,000.00.
Now, he’s working to help a former art student of his through the sale of his own art.
“Rachael is a truly extraordinary person, and she’s living proof that everyone should relentlessly pursue their dreams”, says Bell. “I’m hoping this exhibition of my work will create a huge buzz, attract a high profile clientele locally, and help her raise capital to grow her business through the sale of my paintings. I’ve given 19 years to this community, so I’m hoping they will come out and return the support.”
Friday, September 6th Bell offers the sale of his paintings locally for the first time ever to the “Who’s Who of the Annapolis & South County areas” to help support Rachael Powers, a former Southern High grad turned owner and pastry chef of an exciting new business!
Rachael Powers has owned Cakes by Rachael for two years now and she’s already won the Capital Style Bridal Readers Choice, Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice, and was nominated for the Chesapeake Bayside Bride Award for top Annapolis Wedding vendor.
Rachael is now launching her new boutique Artisan Bakery, called The Honey Hive, which features Cakes by Rachael and will specialize in European coffee, specialty cakes, chocolates, desserts, and ice-cream! Located just outside of Annapolis, at 155 Mitchells Chance Road in Edgewater this is a must stop!
Bell’s exhibition at the Honey Hive will run September 6 – October 3 and each work will be available for purchase for $12,000.00 per painting. Bell is donating $4,000.00 from each painting sold directly to The Honey Hive. Bell has already pre-sold Superbia, the first work in the series (featured below) at a high profile auction in Chicago in front of thousands to help benefit the French Pastry School’s Culinary Arts Program, a nonprofit that prepares at-risk urban high school students for college and careers in the hospitality industry.
To view Michael Bell’s entire painting series visit http://mbellart.com/fortheloveofchocolate.htm
For pre-show purchase inquiries contact Rachael Powers at email@example.com or 443-995-1691 Also visit: http://www.cakesbyrachael.org