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Carnegie Science Center celebrates 500 years of Leonardo da Vinci

The Pittsburgh Carnegie Science Center is celebrating 500 years of Leonadro da Vinci starting Thursday May 2nd through the 5th. They have included in the exhibition a Horse & Rider cast presented by our own Brett Maly. A link to the video follows: https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/cast-of-leonard-da-vincis-only-sculpture-at-carnegie-science-center/?printerfriendly=true


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24th Annual Educational Taste of Excellence

 24th Annual Educational Taste of Excellence      Art encounter CEO Rod Maly auctioneered  for the 24th Annual  Cultural Diversity Foundation’s Educational Taste of Excellent Event, held in Las Vegas, March 9th.  (Pictured with Rod at the event is his wife Kristine). Proceeds from the event go to fund scholarships for Clark County NV High School seniors to attend the college of their choice. ‘Empowering our Community through Education’ is the motto of the Cultural Diversity Foundation.  Art encounter has continued to support this worthy event for many years.


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Meet our Newest Team Member, Dara Dzurinko

Meet Dara Our Newest Fine Art Appraiser.   Dara comes to us highly qualified and experienced. She graduated with a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and was certified as an appraiser through UC Irvine’s Certification Program in Fine & Decorative Arts.  Ms. Dzurinko has an extensive background in Fine Art sales, framing and gallery management with over 15 years of experience. We’re grateful Dara is joining us and know she will be a benefit to our company and clients!  Welcome, Dara!


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Today we are morning the loss of our dear friend Robin Leach

Today is a sad day for Art encounter and the entire world. Our dear friend Robin Leach has passed on less than one week before his 77th birthday. He will truly be remembered and missed by all who were fortunate to know him.  Our CEO Rod Maly memorialized his friend here: “It is a sad day. I just found out that my friend, Robin Leach, passed away early this morning.  I knew Robin for over 20 years and worked with him numerous times, mostly on charity events, and enjoyed his company at many Art encounter events.  He was a customer,


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Brett Maly of ‘Pawn Stars’ fame appraised art pieces in Peoria.

This past Friday and Saturday (Aug 8 & 9) the Peoria Art Guild hosted a very special appraisal event. They had several pieces on display from various collectors. These works included pieces by Warhol, Goya, Basquiat, and more. The event featured a talk by our company President and Pawn Star’s very own Brett Maly from the History Channel. He appraised the many works that were brought in by those in attendance and also did a spot on the Greg and Dan Radio Show. Check it out here:    http://www.pjstar.com/news/20180728/brett-maly-of-pawn-stars-fame-will-appraise-art-pieces-in-peoria  


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