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HERO – A Heart-Warming Speed Painting Performance Depicting a Firefighter’s Sacrifice to Save His Own Daughter

HERO – A Heart-Warming Speed Painting Performance Depicting a Firefighter’s Sacrifice to Save His Own Daughter

Hero —the most endearing speed painting performance portrays a young firefighter who risks his life to save a child after being told by his chief, “Get Out! Save yourself, the building is collapsing.” Facing the flames and thinking he might not make it out alive, it becomes apparent when he reaches the child she is his very own 4-yr old daughter. Read the full story below.

Don’t miss the end! Goosebumps, cheers, smiles, and tears! This work has helped with many important causes and produced by Wolfgang Films. HERO explores commitment to an ideal. It asks the question: What endeavor would you undertake knowing full well that the odds are you will fail? What would you give your all to knowing you will likely be severely injured or even die trying? What is the greatest possible reward, and in that thought, what is the most valuable and priceless thing on earth? Paul and Chrissie are a young couple in their twenties, and have started a new family. The story as told by Chrissie I’ll never forget that day…It plays like a movie in my mind, over and over. My Husband, Paul, didn’t even eat breakfast that day. He was so excited he wanted to get to the fire station early. It was his first week on the job. Paul headed for the door but realized he had forgotten something important to him…

Jessie, our adorable three-year-old. She came running across the floor and jumped up in his arms…when Paul told her that he loved her, Jessie’s face lit up with a big smile, and in her tiny voice, she said, ” Daddy, will you play with me when you get home?” Paul smiled and said, “Of Course, Jessie… you are why I do what I do!” And then Jessie said, ” Daddy, you’re my big HERO…be careful, Daddy.” I hated that we both had to work, but I was glad Jessie could go to Gayle’s apartment to play with her daughter, Jen. When we got there, Jessie and Jen started playing with dolls right away and chattering about one thing and then another, and I heard Jen say that her Dad worked up in the clouds in the tallest office building. Then on my way out the door, I heard Jessie tell Jen that her Daddy is a Fireman. She sounded so proud. I left feeling happy and proud of both Jessie and Paul. I didn’t know that day would change my life….forever! Gayle told me that Jessie got up to go to the bathroom. Right after she closed the door, there was a massive explosion. Gayle said the apartment was filled with smoke. Without even thinking, she grabbed Jen and ran out. She said she frantically found the Fire Chief and told him that another little girl was trapped in the bathroom, up in her apartment. She told me she didn’t know what to do as the Chief told her there was no way that he could send any more men into that collapsing, old building as it was too far gone. They had also lost two Firefighters in the blaze. Then, Gayle heard Paul’s voice on the radio, saying he was on the second floor. The Chief told Paul to “GET OUT! He had his own family to think about.” … read the rest at http://michaelisrael.com/2012/videos/…

Wet Paint & 50 Drop-Dead Gorgeous Swimsuit Models: A Night of Unforgettable Art and Fashion

Wet Paint & 50 Drop-Dead Gorgeous Swimsuit Models: A Night of Unforgettable Art and Fashion

Miami, the city of sun-kissed beaches and endless summer vibes has always been synonymous with glamour and style. But when you mix Miami Swimsuit Week, the artistic genius of Jeton Mullaliu, 50 drop-dead gorgeous swimsuit models, the charity powerhouse Shake-A-Leg Miami, and the incomparable Michael Israel in a room at the dazzling Briza on the Bay, you get something truly extraordinary.

Imagine this: Miami Swimsuit Week, an event where beauty meets fashion, is in full swing. The anticipation is palpable as the fashion elite gathers in one of Miami’s most enchanting venues. The air is charged with excitement, and you can feel that something magical is about to happen.

Enter Jeton Mullaliu, the artistic maestro who’s known for turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. With a canvas as vast as his imagination, he embarks on a journey to create something that will leave the world awestruck. And what better way to do it than with the canvas of 50 drop-dead gorgeous swimsuit models, each a living work of art in their own right?

As the night unfolds, Briza on the Bay is transformed into a wonderland of creativity and beauty. The runway is set, the models are poised, and the atmosphere is electric. But there’s one more star waiting in the wings – Michael Israel, the artist whose talents are nothing short of legendary.

Michael’s show begins, and it’s as if time stands still. His art comes to life in a mesmerizing dance of color and form, leaving the audience spellbound. With every brushstroke, he weaves a narrative that transcends words. It’s a performance that reaches into the depths of the soul, leaving an indelible mark on all who witness it.

But this night isn’t just about art; it’s about giving back. Shake-A-Leg Miami, a charity with a heart as big as the ocean, is the benefactor of this spectacular event. As the bidding begins, the room is alive with generosity. Michael’s artwork becomes a vessel for hope, and it’s heartwarming to see how art can change lives.

The crescendo of the evening arrives as Michael’s artwork generates an astounding $88,000 with Shake-a-leg Miami the charity beneficiary. It’s a moment that defines the power of art and the beauty of giving. The funds raised will go on to make a real difference in the lives of those in need, a testament to the magic that can happen when art, fashion, and philanthropy come together.

In the end, what do you get when you combine wet paint, 50 drop-dead gorgeous swimsuit models, Miami Swimsuit Week, Shake-A-Leg Miami, and the brilliance of Michael Israel? You get an epic, mind-blowing White Party Art and fashion event that defies expectations and leaves an indelible mark on all fortunate enough to be there.

It’s a night that reminds us that in the heart of Miami’s glamour, there beats a soul of compassion, creativity, and generosity. And in the strokes of wet paint and the beauty of 50 swimsuit models, we find a fusion of art and humanity that’s nothing short of breathtaking.

Burlesque – Sexy – Unleashing the Extraordinary in the Midst of COVID Lockdown!

Burlesque – Sexy – Unleashing the Extraordinary in the Midst of COVID Lockdown!

Unleashing the Extraordinary: Michael Israel’s “Burlesque” Transforms Fundraising in the Midst of COVID Lockdown!

In the face of adversity during the COVID lockdown, artist extraordinaire Michael Israel dared to defy limitations and brought forth an awe-inspiring spectacle like no other. On Valentine’s Day, he orchestrated an adult-themed live-action art performance titled “Burlesque” that mesmerized audiences on a virtual streaming platform. This groundbreaking event was not only a mesmerizing showcase of artistry but also a vital initiative to generate funds and keep the Works4Charity program alive.

“Burlesque” was a harmonious blend of captivating choreography, breathtaking art, and the electric energy that only Michael Israel could bring to life. As the virtual curtains lifted, viewers were transported into a world where artistic expression and philanthropy intertwined seamlessly. The stage became a canvas, and Michael’s brush strokes transformed into stunning movements, capturing the essence of passion and seduction.

But this performance was more than just entertainment. It was a lifeline for the Works4Charity program. With the lockdown hindering traditional fundraising efforts, “Burlesque” became a beacon of hope, uniting art enthusiasts and philanthropists worldwide. The funds generated through this groundbreaking event breathed new life into the Works4Charity program, ensuring that its impactful mission of giving back to the community could continue.

In the face of adversity, Michael Israel’s determination and creativity shone through. He not only brought joy and inspiration to countless individuals during these challenging times but also demonstrated the remarkable power of art to ignite change. “Burlesque” was a testament to the resilience of human spirit and the unwavering commitment to making a difference, even in the darkest of times.

As we reflect on this groundbreaking event, let us celebrate the indomitable spirit of Michael Israel and the Works4Charity program. Together, we can overcome any obstacle and create a better world through the transformative power of art and philanthropy.

$110,000 ART SOLD! to benefit the GLENDORA FOUNDATION

$110,000 ART SOLD! to benefit the GLENDORA FOUNDATION


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