Imperial Arts is pleased to announce 2 gifts – an original piece of fine art was given by Imperial Arts, and a rare grand piano was given to Imperial Arts.
Imperial Arts gives…
On July 26, Imperial Arts’ Visual Arts and Education Director, and Director of The Imperial Gallery, Ms. Robyn Miller, was a featured live artist at Rosenberg’s Business Appreciation Reception, cosponsored by the Rosenberg Development Corporation and the Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance.
The event, held at the Rosenberg Civic and Convention Center, hosted over 30 restaurants, small businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and community leaders for a midday time of networking and refreshments.
Ms. Miller painted a 30″ x 40″ canvas in an abstract design of oranges and greens. Attendees at the reception were able to observe the piece being painted, literally inches away from the creation of an original piece of fine art by a professional artist.
Imperial Arts receives…
In 1909, a grand piano was built by Chickering & Sons of Boston, MA (founded in 1823, and ceased production in 1983). That piano has finally made its way to Imperial Arts and their new Center for the Arts in Historic Downtown Rosenberg.
The late Mr. and Mrs. R. Herb Bailey of Houston purchased the instrument in 1969 from Steinway & Sons in Houston.
After Mr. and Mrs. Bailey’s passing, the beautiful and rare instrument was inherited by the Bailey’s son and daughter-in-law, Brent Bailey and Jenny Bailey.
When the Bailey Family decided that it was time for the Chickering grand to find its new home – one in which it would be played and enjoyed – they looked to Imperial Arts. Imperial Arts’ Executive Director Mr. Edward Crowell III received the gift at the Bailey’s home, presenting them with a tax-deductible donation receipt and a certificate of appreciation.