Saturday, June 3, 2017

Jimmy Reagan, Through Jimmy's Eyes - Color as Communication - 4 Pillars Gallery, New Ulm , MN June 5 to July 21st, 2017

Thanks to the New Ulm Area Foundation for sponsoring Jimmy's show titled: Through Jimmy's Eyes - Color as Communication. The show runs from June 5th through July 21st, 2017 at the 4 Pillars Gallery in the Grand Hotel in New Ulm. This show hosts 26 pieces of Jimmy's work including pastels, painting and foam sculptures. Jimmy's painting, "Girl with Flower" will be at the New Ulm Medical Center an Allina hospital. Opening event - June 9th 7 to 9pm 4 Pillars Gallery
New Ulm Billboard with Jimmy's painting, "Pink Tulips"  
Jimmy's self portrait Oil Pastel and Acrylic Painting 
"Two Guys" oil pastel and painting, "Italian Man" pastel and "Goodbye Ron" painting


"FACE - Sick", "Mad Cat" and "Dad" pastels
"Green Cow" and "Workers in the Field" pastels


"Mad Cat". "Cow, Pig and Rooster" and "Red Lion" foam sculpture paintings and "Orange Fish" pastel

"van Gogh" pastel, "Girl from France". The Horse" and "Girl in the Forrest" paintings





"Girl with Flower" acrylic paintings at New Ulm Medical Center 












Thursday, June 1, 2017

Artist Jimmy Reagan and Award Winning Author Caryn Sullivan in store at DEBUT at Mall of America June 14th Noon to 3pm

THROUGH JIMMY’S EYES AND AUTHOR CARYN SULLIVAN
AT DEBUT ON JUNE 14TH FROM NOON TO 3 













Need a unique Father’s Day Gift? Shop at MOA’s DEBUT and Shop for Kindness with a gift that gives back to great organizations. Through Jimmy’s Eyes artist, Jimmy Reagan and award winning author of “Bitter or Better”, Caryn Sullivan, will be at DEBUT on June 14th from noon to 3. Jimmy’s unique style of art and merchandise offer great gift opportunities for Dad. Caryn and Jimmy will be at DEBUT to shake hands and sign books. A portion of the proceeds from Through Jimmy’s Eyes and “Bitter or Better” are made to the Ann Connelly Memorial Fund supporting nurses at the U of MN Masonic Cancer Center and the Smile Network. 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

DEBUT at Mall of America is OPEN! Through Jimmy's Eyes - Jimmy Reagan art and merchandise AVAILABLE!


Through Jimmy's Eyes and Jimmy Reagan 
at DEBUT at the Mall of America! 
OPEN NOW!

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Check us out! Artwork, Scarves, Ties, Handbags, Onesie, Note Cards.....unique gift ideas! Open for Mother's Day shopping NOW!

We're donating a portion of proceeds to the Ann Connelly Memorial Fund at the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center.  Ann's fund supports the Nurses at the Masonic Cancer Center.

DEBUT is on the 1st floor of the Mall of America next to ZARA.
Former Gopher, NFL player, KFAN talent and
Minnesota Viking's Game Day announcer
Ron Johnson looking dapper in Through Jimmy's Eyes
Bow Tie and Pocket Square.  











Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Through Jimmy's Eyes - donating a percentage of sales from DEBUT at Mall of America to Ann Connelly Memorial Fund at the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center



Ann Connelly April 6th, 1962 - January 5th, 2015
Jimmy Reagan designer canvas tote - "Ann - Girl in Orange Hat"


Ann Marie Connelly Memorial Fund
University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center

Ann Connelly passed away on January 5th, 2015 from colon cancer. She fought a dire diagnosis for 12 ½ years. She supported her family and friends while she quietly battled cancer. Ann spent her time on this earth living, loving and helping others. Her strength was passed onto many who encountered her including Jimmy Reagan and his family.

Jimmy’s fabrics titled “Ann-Girl in Orange Hat”  are named in honor of Ann – a true fashionista! The print is a detail from Jimmy's painting "Girl in Orange Hat."

Through Jimmy’s Eyes will be donating a percentage of all sales to Ann’s memorial fund at the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center 

Opening May 12th, 2017! 

Jimmy Reagan designer 100% Silk Infinity Scarf
"Ann - Girl in Orange Hat" 

Jimmy Reagan designer "Stadium" Bag
 "Ann - Girl in Orange Hat"

Jimmy Reagan Acrylic painting "Girl in Orange Hat." 16"x20"


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Jimmy's "Man with Sad Face" in CAKE!


This was a cool surprise!  About 8 months ago, I was contacted was a cake artist interested in using an image or images of Jimmy's in cake decorating. The purpose....celebration of #worldautismawarenessday on April 2, 2017. This 3D representation of Jimmy's painting "Man with Sad Face" is fantastic. We're been working with Jimmy on creating 3D versions of his paintings as well. The decorators have done a wonderful job of recreating Jimmy's color and texture. It's a terrific cake.  For more check out this link - http://cakesdecor.com/cakes/275483-man-with-sad-face-sugar-art-4-autism-2017






Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Through Jimmy's Eyes and Jimmy Reagan are making their DEBUT at Mall of America's DEBUT! #DEBUTatMOA

WOW! Who would have thought that Jimmy's artwork and merchandise would be available at Mall of America? Not me, that's for sure. Thanks to Mich Berthiume for reaching out to us and making this happen.  Jimmy was thrilled to see his name and logo on the "in progress" store front. We are so fortunate to have a "village" of people who help tell Jimmy's story. Debut's Shop with Kindness collection is available from May 12th through September 10th, 2017. Each vendor will donate proceeds to their favorite organization.

Earlier today, I was remembering a story from when Jimmy was in about 6th grade.  Being the middle of 5 kids and surrounded by mainstream friends and family, Jimmy never really realized that he was different.  In 6th grade, he was at what was the beginning of an other epic health care down turn lasting 3 1/2  years.  His elementary and middle school friends were seeming to move in a different direction with social activities that no longer worked for Jimmy or his growing illness. In a moment of complete frustration and tears, he said to me "You're different from the rest, you're different from the rest!" It wasn't until this point in his life that he recognized his difference. It was heartbreaking to see this. For the next 4 or five years, especially while he was very sick, he'd repeat...."your different from the rest." I always found it hard to respond to this. Finally, it struck me after he'd had some success with this artwork. He is different and it's amazing. So, the last time I heard him say, "Your different from the rest, " was a long time ago. When he said it to me, I responded, "Yes, you are!  If you were the same as everyone else, no one would know who you are. Your art is different and you stand out among the rest." 
He clearly took comfort in those words. Me too!

 Through Jimmy's Eyes merchandise available at DEBUT. http://www.mallofamerica.com/shopping/directory/debut . We are donating a percentage of sales to the Ann Connelly Memorial Cancer Research Fund at the University of Minnesota.  Ann passed away on January 5th, 2015 from colon cancer.  She fought a dire diagnosis for 12 1/2 years.  She supported her family and friends while she quietly battled cancer. Ann spent her time on this earth living, loving, laughing and helping others.  Her strength was passed onto many who encountered her including Jimmy Reagan and his family.  Jimmy's fabrics titled, "Ann- Girl in Orange Hat" are named in honor of Ann - a true Fashionista!


 

Ron Johnson - former Gopher and NFL football player, FOX SPORTS Analyst and Viking commentator wearing Jimmy's "Italian Coast" bow tie and pocket square. 

Saturday, February 4, 2017

On the Road to New York and Hong Kong

Last week, I delivered three of Jimmy's paintings to my fabulous friends at ArtServeMN. Bob Lindell and staff have been shipping Jimmy's work for years. Bob is seasoned in the art world and has taught me much over the years. He installs and ships artwork for museums, collectors and artists. I am so proud that he purchased two of Jimmy's pieces and they hang at ArtServeMN. So, lovely.

Jimmy Reagan's "Man of the World."
Jimmy's painting, "Man of the World" 
is heading to Studio 26 East Village 
where it will be processed and sent onto 
Hong Kong with the gallery 
and other artists. This will be 
Jimmy's first showing in Asia. 
We continue to learn as we go. 
















Jimmy's painting, "Man with Sad Face" 
has been well traveled after spending 3+ months in Milano, Italy for ArtExpo Milano. He has also graced the cover of TOSCA Magazine. 

Jimmy Reagan's, "Man with Sad"




Jimmy Reagan's, "Girl from France"

 "Man with Sad Face" and "Girl from France" will be part of the AFFORDABLE ART FAIR, CHELSEA in March. Hope that they are well received!