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An Evening with Celebrated Artist Adam Port to Benefit the Ronald McDonald House

Proceeds from Celebrity Photorealist Painter’s Gala to Benefit Ronald McDonald House New York
Who: Photorealist painter Adam Port, Ronald McDonald House New York

What:  Celebrated artist Adam Port (, who was recently chosen to create a painting of over 50 NFL Hall of Famers including Jerry Rice and the 2009 Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies including Michael Jordan, will be hosting an evening showcasing his works and benefitting Ronald McDonald House New York.

The photorealist painter, who has also created exclusive works for many of today’s biggest athletes, has emerged as one of the rising stars in the world of sports culture. Some of Port’s work can be found in the collections of Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Michael Jordan, John Salley, Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club and Ray Lewis.

Port has also taken on other projects including an exclusive piece for the Hip Hop Immortals Launch Party in 2002 and pieces for Ludacris, LL Cool J and Eminem. All proceeds from Port’s showcase will benefit Ronald McDonald House New York, which provides a temporary “home-away-from-home” for pediatric cancer patients and their families.

When:  Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 – 6:30p- 10:30p EST
Where:  Openhouse Gallery 201 Mulberry Street, NYC

About Adam Port:
Adam Port ( is a talented, self-taught, young artist from a suburb of New York City. Adam’s artistic abilities were inspired at an early age by artists Chuck Close, Norman Rockwell and Illustrator Drew Struzan. Their work has influenced Adam to develop a realistic style of his own. He perfected his technique while attending Syracuse University’s prestigious School of Visual and Performing Arts, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art. Adam has established himself as one of today’s premier sports and entertainment artists.

Leslie Chasky