On Saturday night, February 9, 2008 at 7:30 p.m., famed international artist Michael Israel will perform a live ‘ART IN CONCERT’ show at the Scottish Rite Center auditorium,Fort Wayne, IN. The artist will be performing a number of 6 foot by 4 foot artworks onstage including one of his signature artworks, “Hero” depicting a fire fighter rescuing a young child, during the Ft. Wayne stop of his Heroes and Icons Tour.

The creation of the live artworks promises to bring the crowd to their feet, cheering, applauding, and at times, giving in to the flow of emotional tears. A performance video of “Hero” currently available on the internet via Youtube has been viewed by nearly 6 and half million new fans http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZFkZiwMLZ4 and resulted in numerous invitations by First Responder related groups around the country. Michael’s “Hero” painting is quickly becoming an artwork with a potential billion dollar impact, inspiring a national tour to benefit Burn Camps, Burn Foundations and local First Responder related charities.

Following Michael Israel’s performance, a live auction of the performed artworks will be conducted to raise funds for two local charities, the Northeast Indiana Burn Council and the Public Safety Foundation of Northeast Indiana. Michael Israel will be performing a private performance of “Hero” earlier in the day at the Public Safety Academy of Northeast Indiana’s Grand Opening of Fire Training. The painting performed in the morning will be presented to officials for display at the new Academy facility.

Tickets for the Fort Wayne event on February 9th are on sale for $25.00 online at www.michaelisrael.com and at the following locations in Fort Wayne:
Public Safety Academy of Northeast Indiana
7602 Patriot Crossing
Hours M-F, 8-5
Firefighters’ Museum
226 W Washington Blvd
Hours M-F 10-4, Sat 10-3
Fire/Police City/County Federal Credit Union

3306 North Clinton Street

M-Th 9-5 F 
9- 5:30

6154 St. Joe Center Road

Hours M,Tu,Th,Fr 9-5 W 9 -5

4705 Illinois Road Suite 118

Hours M,Tu,Th,Fr 9-5 
W 9:30-5

City-County Building, B32
1 East Main Street

Hours M,Tu,Th,Fr 8:30 - 4:30 
W 9:30 - 4:30
1320 East Creighton Avenue

Hours M,Tu,Th,Fr 8:30 - 4:30 W
9:30 - 4:30