Saturday, October 9, 2010

REMINDER! STEPHEN BULGER GALLERY CELEBRATES JOHN LENNON'S BIRTHDAY TODAY!


JOHN LENNON'S 70TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED WITH CAKE,
MUSIC AND MEMORIES !



Exhibition and Sale: October 9 to 23, 2010
Birthday Celebration: Saturday, October 9, 11am – 6pm

Toronto, Ont. Sept. 28, 2010 … In harmony with events in New York, Liverpool, Chicago and other centres in the world, Stephen Bulger Gallery is giving John Lennon fans a place to celebrate what would have been the musician's 70th birthday. From October 9 to 23 the gallery will be exhibiting a selection of powerful images from the famous Give Peace A Chance Montreal Bed-in taken by Gerry Deiter in 1969. All images are for sale as limited editions.

Said gallery owner Stephen Bulger, “I want to celebrate Lennon's significant and lasting contributions to the peace movement, as evidenced by these historic photographs, which are exclusive to my gallery. Honouring his birthday gives us another reason to think about what a more peaceful world could feel like”.

Lennon's birthday is Saturday, October 9. Drop by the Stephen Bulger Gallery for a piece of cake, write your memories down in a guest book that will be sent to Yoko Ono, reflect on the images and enter a draw for a copy of the popular book by Joan Athey, Give Peace A Chance. The Globe and Mail named Give Peace A Chance “Illustrated book of the week” in May 2009. It has already sold over 20,000 copies.

Gerry Deiter was assigned by LIFE magazine to photograph Lennon and Ono at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel during their protest against America's involvement in the Vietnam War. He captured hundreds of images of the couple in public and behind the scenes, as celebrities and visitors poured through the room. It was during this protest that Lennon wrote the song “Give Peace A Chance”, which he then recorded spontaneously with an unlikely crowd who just happened to be there at the time. Despite the media attention that the event received, Deiter's photographs were never published in LIFE; it was bumped in favour of another story about the war. Instead, they were filed away for 30 years until 2001 when the events on September 11th inspired Deiter to try and rekindle the couple's message of peace, love and compassion.

Stephen Bulger Gallery
1026 Queen Street West, Toronto, On
416-504-0575
info@bulgergallery.com
www.bulgergalllery.com

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