Laurance Rassin Showcases Artwork at St. John Boutique to Benefit Dress for Success

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Internationally renowned contemporary expressionist painter will showcase his latest art work alongside St. John Knits' Spring clothing line.

I hope to influence people with my artwork similar to the way these two great organizations impact people everyday.

Laurance Rassin, Internationally recognized contemporary expressionist painter today announced he will showcase his latest collection of oil paintings and ceramics at St. John Boutique in Palm Beach, Florida for its annual Spring Fashion Preview.

The January 19th event, sponsored in part by St. John Knits® and the Sullivan Drinkwater Wealth Management Group of H&R Block® Financial, will benefit Dress for Success of Palm Beach County - an international non-profit organization committed to helping disadvantaged women prepare for employment in today's competitive marketplace.

"I travel the globe in search of the most important twentieth century masterworks for my Paris gallery and it's rare that I get a chance to see emerging art, but when I do, I am constantly reminded of how little I care for it," said Laurent de Pass of Galerie Du XXe in Paris, France. "Yet, there is one American artist that I have met who breaks clean from this often banal scene - Laurance Rassin. His canvasses are the best combination of old and new school in a distinctive new wave of great contemporary expressionism."

"I'm honored to be able to showcase my artwork alongside St. John Knits' unique and fashionable clothing, all to benefit Dress for Success," said Laurance Rassin. "I hope to influence people with my artwork similar to the way these two great organizations impact people everyday."

Laurance Rassin and St. John Knits will donate a percentage of all sales to Dress for Success of Palm Beach County.

The event takes place on Friday, January 19, 2007 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM. St. John Boutique is located on 256 Worth Avenue in Palm Beach Florida.

About Laurance Rassin

Laurance Rassin's artwork has been recognized as leading the next wave of great contemporary Expressionism. With over 400 paintings to his credit that seem to flow together like an epic narrative, Rassin captivates even the most discerning audiences with anticipation of the next piece of the story. His lively paintings vary from interior scenes and individual portraits to large scale floral designs, all of which are scrupulously textured and often exceed 70 layers of oil-based paint. Auctioneers and private collectors have likened his work to that of Picasso, Dubuffet and Matisse, all of whom he credits with influencing his work. Visit http://www.laurancetheartist.com for more details.

About Dress for Success

Dress for Success, an international non-profit organization, is committed to helping disadvantaged women prepare for employment in today's competitive marketplace. Starting with an interview suit and continuing with ongoing support and career development, Dress for Success helps women gain the confidence and independence they need to succeed. Founded in 1996, Dress for Success has served more than 250,000 women in 78 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the U.K. and New Zealand. Please visit http://www.dressforsuccess.org for more information.

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