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Greg Bell, former NFL Pro Bowl running back and Founder of Athletes for Life presents Art ‘N’ The Bowl “Where Art Meets Sports,” the official Super Bowl Alumni Association Party. Join Bell and fellow hosts, National Football League Hall of Famers Andre Reed, Terrell Davis, Jerome Bettis and many others at the NFL Alumni Association Party and fundraiser for the Athletes For Life Foundation, Thursday, February 10, 7:30p.m. at E.K. Gallery, 1125 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019.
The affair merges Sports and Art on a never-before seen level with NFL Super Stars, NFL Hall of Famers, cultural artists and athletes from across the nation gathering in one place for a night of art, fun, laughter and excitement. Art ‘N’ the Bowl will feature mind stimulating artwork by five of the most talented artists of today. Three-time Grammy Award winner, smooth jazz guitarist and singer Norman Brown will be making a special appearance.
The Ballers Confirmed
The list of NFL Stars and Hall of famers includes: Superbowl Champs-Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Antoine Winfield, Jr and Carlton Davis; Superbowl Champ and 4 x Pro Bowler-Chris Harris, Jr.-Los Angeles Chargers, Rod Martin-Los Angeles Raiders-two time Super Bowl Champs, Greg Townsend-Los Angeles Raiders One time Super Bowl Champs, Chris Hale-Buffalo Bills- 3x AAFC Champs, Amari Rodgers -Green Bay Packers, Ahkello Witherspoon-Pittsburgh Steelers, Eric Kendricks-Minnesota Vikings-Pro Bowl (2019), Nakobe Dean-Top 10 NFL Draftee 2022, Geno Smith-Seattle Seahawks, Jason Verrett-San Francisco 49ers, Kristian Fulton-Tennessee Titans, Malik Jackson-Cleveland Browns, Marcus Williams-New Orleans Saints, Rondale Moore-Arizona Cardinals, Alexander Mattison-Minnesota Vikings, Larry Moriarty-Houston Oilers, Calvin Johnson, Earl Campbell, Uchenna Nwosu, Bobby Oreke, Byron Chamberlain, Tim Brown, Marshall Faulk, Donte Deayon, and many more.
The Featured Artists
The featured artists whose creations will be on exhibit at the E.K. Gallery for visual enjoyment and for purchase to support the Athletes For Life Foundation are:
Painter to the stars and the Official Artist of The National Baseball Hall of Fame, Justyn Farano. His work can be found in professional stadiums, and athlete’s homes including Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes, Derek Jeter and Steph Curry.
Kathleen Keifer is a primary colorist’s whose work is represented in galleries all over the world. Her work is in the private collections of James Cameron, Jack Nicholson, Kelly Clarkson, Barry Manilow and Walt Disney Studios.
Jaehoon Jung aka Zibezi, is a former South Korean rapper. His original work with use of curves and lines was featured in the Academy Award winning film Parasite.
International self-taught artist and attorney, LeRoi Callwell Johnson, aka “LeRoi” is the brother of late funk/rock legend, Rick James. LeRoi’s “electric primitive” style of artistry has been exhibited in showings around the world and on the cover of ArtTour International Magazine and Newspapers internationally.
Taki Gold is known for his towering painted canvases. The Santa Barbara, California based artist’s pieces reveal the complexities of war, power, femininity and identity from his childhood experiences in Liberia during the Liberian Civil War.
Founded by CEO and former NFL Pro Bowl running back Greg Bell, the Athletes For Life Foundation offers Summer Youth, Life Skills, Educational and After School Skills Programs that that provide youth with guidance and leadership to help establish a strong self-image and sense of character that will help
them handle social and personal issues while nurturing their physical skills and building good character and critical thinking skills.
A portion of the proceeds raised at Art ‘N’ the Bowl will go to support programs for youth at the Athletes For Life Foundation.