GBK’s 2013 Golden Globes Press Release
Gifting to the Stars: St. Louis-based Klings & Things Photography Chosen to Gift 2013 Golden Globe Awards Nominees and Presenters
St. Louis, MO — Klings & Things Photography, a St. Louis-based fine art photography store, in association with The Artisan Group, will participate in a luxury celebrity gift lounge hosted by GBK Productions on January 11-12, 2013 at an exclusive location in Beverly Hills, California, in honor of the 2013 Golden Globe Awards Nominees and Presenters. Christina Kling-Garrett, the store’s founder and artist, contributed 100 prints of her piece “Roses on the Stairs” to be included in the swag offerings gifted at this exclusive event.
All attending celebrities will receive the print and the event will be attended by nearly fifty press and media outlets.
“I am honored and excited that “Roses on the Stairs” was chosen to be included as part of the celebrity gift bags at The 2013 Golden Globe Awards,” said Kling-Garrett. “The Artisan Group has provided a way for artists across the country to introduce their crafts to an exclusive clientele; I’m proud of my affiliation with this organization.”
The Artisan Group makes it possible for Hollywood celebrities to be introduced to some of the country’s best artists at opportunities that may otherwise prove cost-prohibitive for these craftspeople. Through this organization, Kling-Garrett has had the opportunity to gift an original piece to Mariska Hargitay of Law and Order SVU and was featured in a program at the 2012 Country Music Awards.
“Roses on the Stairs” was inspired by a lyric of a song, submitted by her fan base as part of Klings & Things Photography’s Lyric Project—an initiative developed to engage Kling-Garrett’s audience in her subject selection.
Klings & Things Photography was founded in February 2012 and features fine art prints and print products created by Kling-Garrett. Her images range from nature scenes to monuments to moments—always from a unique perspective.
“I’ve always believed that beauty is not—and shouldn’t be—synonymous with elite and expensive,” said Kling-Garrrett. “Art should be accessible and affordable to anyone, anywhere. But it is really nice to have the opportunity to show that art to some high profile people who, I hope, are intrigued by what I’m doing.”