School Children to Benefit from Buttonwood Art Space "Fair Play" Sports Art Show

Top Quote Local school children in Kansas City to sell art through Buttonwood Financial Group and its sister company, Buttonwood Art Space during May, 2012. Additional art sales to benefit PE4life, a national 501c3 organization which helps with physical education programs in schools across the nation, providing tools for PE instructors, coaches and other sports activities. End Quote
  • Kansas City, MO-KS (1888PressRelease) April 18, 2012 - Buttonwood Financial Group, LLC has announced that it will partner with PE4life through its sister company, Buttonwood Art Space, to focus attention on wellness and physical activity among school children. In April and May of this year, Buttonwood will host a sports art show and sale, "Fair Play", with proceeds to benefit the national 501(c)3 PE4life. Over 60 original artworks by local and national artists will be offered for sale with 50% of the net proceeds going to PE4life. In addition, local school children have been creating artworks of their favorite physical activities which will be hung during May. Each student artwork is priced at $55.00 with one-half the purchase price to be paid to the child to encourage their continuing artistic creation and one-half to be paid to the child's school through PE4life.

    Featured artist is New York City's Adam Port, one of today's premier sports and celebrity artists ( Local artists include Keith Shepherd, Jim Ryon, Susan Sinclair Shields, Jamie Lavin, Anthony High, Lee Knox, Christi Roberts Bony, Anthony High, Cathie Kline, Sheila Jewell and works by Ernst Ulmer (1925-2009). The First Friday Reception event is free and open to the public on May 4th, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to meet the artists, students and families. The art exhibition space, located at the Buttonwood offices at 3013 Main Street in Kansas City, MO, supports six art exhibitions each year and participates in the Crossroads First Fridays. Regular gallery hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    About PE4lifeŽ:
    PE4life is a regionally focused organization with a national reach, and a vision that all children embrace wellness for life. Our mission is to advocate for improved fitness, social behavior, and learning readiness of children by inspiring, empowering, and educating schools and their community partners to be catalysts for change in establishing quality physical education as the foundation of a comprehensive school wellness program. The Kansas City Metro Project, launched in 2007, expands PE4life's reach to schools and organizations throughout the metropolitan area with support provided from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City, Menorah Legacy Foundation, Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, Bank of America and the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City. To learn more about PE4life, visit

    About Buttonwood Art Space:
    Located at 3013 Main Street, Kansas City Missouri, Buttonwood Art Space offers Kansas City residents a place to see and buy local art. Located on Union Hill, the Art Space is in the former Union Hill Arts building. With two levels of office space, twenty-five-foot-tall walls, open rafters and skylights, the space is light-filled and airy. Underwritten by Buttonwood Financial Group, LLC, a full service Wealth Management company with over $300 million in investment assets under direct management, the Art Space grew out of a commitment of owners Jon & Wendy McGraw to give back to the local community. Buttonwood Financial Group serves as a "Family CFO" - coordinating Tax, Insurance, Estate, Cash Flows and Investments - for families across the country.,,

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