“It feels great to see people in the community respond so positively to our idea,” says TLC Founder and Executive Director, Attorney Denise Glinatsis Bayer. “For us, it’s a sign that we are creating a resource that addresses an immediate need in our area.”
Artists and attorneys alike showed up in droves to mingle with local celebrity bartenders including State Representative Bob Hagan, WYTV news anchor Stan Boney, and artist Chris Yambar, as well as WFMJ Today’s Lauren Lindvig, who hosted the event.
Proceeds from bar tips as well as hand-drawn caricatures from Yambar helped TLC reach its fundraising goal. Carmella’s Café also benefited, citing the event as its most successful fundraiser yet. “To see such an outpouring of support is really affirming. And it feels great to know we are also supporting a local, family owned business at Carmella’s,” stated Brooke Shorrab, Special Events and Marketing Director of The Legal Creative.
Thanks to fiscal sponsorship from the Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County, all donations from the evening are tax deductible. All monies raised will be used to apply for non- profit status and other initial start up costs. The next phase of TLC will be locating a public space for their offices, which will house a reading room stocked with a variety of educational, legal, and business resources available to local artists at any time.
The Legal Creative will be making its next public appearance at YSU’s Summer Festival of the Arts, where, in addition to setting up alongside other Valley based non-profits such as First Night Youngstown and Mill Creek Metroparks, Attorney Bayer will be presenting a free lecture dispelling common copyright myths in the art world. Common Copyright Myths will be presented on Saturday, July 13, at 1:00 p.m. in the McDonough Museum of Art. This free 30 minute presentation will help to dispel common myths surrounding copyright use; including a discussion on fair use, notice requirements, and transformative use.
Photo Credit: Tony Nicholas