Las Vegas, NV (PressExposure) April 17, 2008 -- The artistâs works also grace the walls of some of the most prestigious establishments in the world. His sculptures and paintings have been presented to Pope John Paul II at the Vatican, President Ronald Reagan at the White House, Mikhail Gorbachev of the Kremlin and King Juan Carlos of the Royal Palace in Madrid. The beloved artist will be at the Club for a very special showing and auction of approximately 30 pieces of his valued works.
The show will be held on Sunday, May 4th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm in the Clubhouse. The charismatic Lorenzo Ghiglieri will be on hand to discuss his works and will be unveiling his latest masterpieces. This special event is open to the public as art lovers join the Clubâs members for what promises to be a special afternoon and rare opportunity to view several of Ghiglieriâs fine sculptures and paintings. Please RSVP to Mimi Province, Spanish Trail Communications Director, at 702-364-5050, extension 1002.
Few words are needed to define and reveal the power and beauty of Lorenzo Ghiglieriâs art. Expressed in his own evocative style, every unique creation is original, recognizing the truth that Ghiglieriâs profound diversity and skill will stand the test of time in equaling and occasionally surpassing the great masters of history. Born to an Italian sculptor father and French artist mother, Ghiglieri grew up in a rich ethnic culture on the fringe of a Los Angeles ghetto. After receiving extensive formal training, Lorenzo took it upon himself to study the Old Masters, especially deriving influence from Rembrandt, Velasquez and Corot. At the age of 17 he was honored with a prestigious art scholarship, and by the age of 20, Ghiglieri was working on national accounts.At 22, while serving in the U.S. Navy, he received his first commission from none other than the United States Government to paint what became a gift to Great Britain at Queen Elizabeth IIâs coronation. His search for meaning in his work lead him from formal training into tackling raw life experiences; living the life of a frontiersman. Ghiglieri trekked across mountains and deserts, researching and documenting for his art. He lived the simple life, rugged life with the Eskimos on the final frontier of Alaska. Out of the richness of these experiences he emerged, deeply engrained with the will to preserve, protect and prolong Americaâs western heritage.
It is etched in every stroke of his paintings, molded in every one of his bronze sculptures. In 1994, Ghiglieri sculpted the âOfficial American Bald Eagleâ in bronze, silver and gold; now on display at the White House and part of their permanent collection. More recently, he was commissioned to complete the Timeline of Liberty, a historical bronze piece documenting the forefathers of liberty from ancient Greece to modern times. Every work adheres to his philosophy: It must be purposeful and meaningful; it must be positive and uplifting. As a result, his work is immensely valuable not only for what it is, but for what it stands for. It will endure, serving as a record of the past, a lesson for the present and a hope for the future. Spanish Trail Golf and Country Club is an exclusive haven of timeless elegance, nestled in a 640-acre enclave of spectacular homes, lush landscaping, and welcoming camaraderie.
Private gates swing open, beckoning you into a world of luxury and privilege, where the pleasures of membership are many. Spanish Trail Golf and Country Club was founded in 1984 by the Blasco family and is the only private, not-for-profit, 27-hole Club in Las Vegas. The desert landscape's natural beauty is enhanced by the imaginative, visionary eye of course designer Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and features three unique nine hole courses; Canyons, Lakes and Sunrise. The club also boasts twelve tennis courts, and refreshing swimming facilities. The crowning jewel is the newly renovated 50,000 square foot clubhouse, which recalls the style of its namesake, âThe Old Spanish Trail,â in a casual grandeur that says home, offering members and their guests consummate country club amenities and spectacular ambiance. At Spanish Trail, "Details Make The Difference!â Spanish Trail Golf and Country Club is the proud recipient of the VegasGolfer Fairway Awardsâ BEST CLUBHOUSE (2007) and BEST PRIVATE COURSE (2006) honors.