PRESS RELEASES

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Millicent Hathaway
August 2, 2016                                                                 
(212) 334-1100
info@michaelingbargallery.com

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Gallery Show to Support Presidential Candidate
A Final Show for the Michael Ingbar Gallery
Opening September 8, 2016

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Facing rising rents, the internationally renowned Michael Ingbar Gallery is being forced to close its doors after 30 years in business. However, rather than retire,owner and native New Yorker Michael Ingbar is trading in canvas for canvassing and running for President of the United States.

Michael is not affiliated with any political party and is registered as a write-in candidate in the State of New York. "I'm looking to form a new political party. I'm still debating between calling it the 'Yes, Party!' or the 'Dance Party'."

The official start of Michael's campaign will coincide with his gallery's final opening for, "The Michael Ingbar Gallery Final Show". The show will consist of Michael's private collection of New York City images and other artworks amassed over his 40-year career as an art dealer and 30 as a gallery owner, in total worth more than $400,000. Artists featured will include Richard Haas, Daniel Hauben, Lawrence Kelsey, and other noted artists. "This final show will close one chapter of my career as I begin a new one in politics. More importantly, I don't think I'll have room to hang everything in the White House."

Guests at the opening will be an exclusive audience to Michael's first official speech as a candidate, in which he'll lay out his entire Presidential platform, including his plan for his first thirty days in office. "My first executive order,made within thirty days of taking office, will be to change the flag of the United States. Back in 1968, after my Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Army, I created the Peace Sign American flag in protest of the Vietnam War. As my first executive order, made within thirty days of taking office, I will change the flag again, this time officially. First, we'll replace the stars - far too sharp and aggressive -

with oranges. Fifty plump oranges will be surrounded by five smaller oranges, symbolizing the states and giving representation to the five permanently inhabited and under-represented territories of the United States (Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa). A single rotten orange will sit dead center to represent, of course, Washington D.C.

I will also change the colors of the stripes. As used in our flag, the color red represents blood that's been shed in our many wars, while white is a symbol of racism. We will replace the blood red with orange, a color named after a fruit as American as apple pie! The white will be replaced with a spectrum of skin-tones to represent the plurality of ethnicities in our country."

Note: This will be a completely self-funded campaign, so donations are not welcome, but you can show your support by buying some artwork and with only 30 days left after the opening for raising funds, the website is now live for purchasing before the actual show opening in NYC.

Reception for the Candidate and Gallery on Thursday, September 8, 2016 will be from 5 to 9 PM. There will be wine and other refreshments served, including, of course,orange juice!

RSVP to info@michaelingbargallery.com

See www.michaelingbargallery.com to preview some of the works, many which are discounted.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Millicent Hathaway
August 5, 2016                                                                 
(212) 334-1100
info@michaelingbargallery.com

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Gallery Show to Support Presidential Candidate
A Final Show for the Michael Ingbar Gallery
Opening September 8, 2016
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Facing rising rents, the internationally renowned Michael Ingbar Gallery is being forced to close its doors after 30 years in business. However, rather than retire, owner and native New Yorker Michael Ingbar is trading in canvas for canvassing and running for President of the United States.

 Michael is not affiliated with any political party and is registered as a write-in candidate in the State of New York. "I'm looking to form a new political party. I'm still debating between calling it the 'Yes, Party!' or the 'Dance Party'."

The official start of Michael's campaign will coincide with his gallery's final opening for, "The Michael Ingbar Gallery Final Show". The show will consist of Michael's private collection of New York City images and other artworks amassed over his 40-year career as an art dealer and 30 as a gallery owner, in total worth more than $400,000. Artists featured will include Richard Haas, Daniel Hauben, Lawrence Kelsey, and other noted artists. "This final show will close one chapter of my career as I begin a new one in politics. More importantly, I don't think I'll have room to hang everything in the White House."

Guests at the opening will be an exclusive audience to Michael's first official speech as a candidate, in which he'll lay out his entire Presidential platform, including his plan for his first thirty days in office. "My first executive order,made within thirty days of taking office, will be to change the flag of the United States. Back in 1968, after my Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Army, I created the Peace Sign American flag in protest of the Vietnam War. As my first executive order, made within thirty days of taking office, I will change the flag again, this time officially. First, we'll replace the stars - far too sharp and aggressive - with oranges. Fifty plump oranges will be surrounded by five smaller oranges, symbolizing the states and giving representation to the five permanently inhabited and under-represented territories of the United States (Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa). A single rotten orange will sit dead center to represent, of course, Washington D.C.

I will also change the colors of the stripes. As used in our flag, the color red represents blood that's been shed in our many wars, while white is a symbol of racism. We will replace the blood red with orange, a color named after a fruit. The white will be replaced with a spectrum of skin-tones to represent the plurality of ethnicities in our country."

Note: This will be a completely self-funded campaign, so donations are not welcome, but you can show your support by buying some artwork and with only 30 days left after the opening for raising funds, the website is now live for purchasing before the actual show opening in NYC.
 
Reception for the Candidate and Gallery on Thursday, September 8, 2016 will be from 5 to 9 PM. There will be wine and other refreshments served, including, of course, orange juice!
 
RSVP to info@michaelingbargallery.com
 
See www.michaelingbargallery.com to preview some of the works, many which are discounted.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Millicent Hathaway
August 23, 2016                                                                 
(212) 334-1100
michaelingbar@gmail.com

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Presidential Candidate Says: "LET THEM EAT RATS!"
(Non-GMO New York City Wild Caught by homeless)
(That's one way this candidate plans to kill two or more birds with one stone!) 
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Facing rising rents, Michael F. Ingbar, a gallery owner, native New Yorker, Vietnam War Vet, competitive dancer, and addicted windsurfer, is being forced to close the doors of his Soho gallery after 30 years in business.

Rather than retire, Michael is trading in canvas for canvassing and has registered as a write-in candidate for President. "In a campaign season marked by limited choices, Americans are desperate for more options to vote with their heart. I hope my campaign will appeal to those disaffected struggling to find hope in our failing political system."

Michael hopes his long shot bid will help garner support needed (1% of registered voters) to form a new political party he calls the "Dance Party". Similar to other fringe parties in the state such as the "Rent Is Too Damn High Party", the "Dance Party" will aim to better represent the concerns of Americans.

The party's revolutionary platform (a dance floor) will look to give voters new hope and positivity in politics. One of the more radical tenets of Michael's platform is total world disarmament and the resolution of conflict through dance competitions. "Dance is a universal language that is perfectly suited to non-violent conflict resolution," Ingbar said. "From Tango to Twerk, Swing to Shuffle, Ballet to Belly dance, and Hip-hop to Hustle, dances from all cultures will bring us together without violence. We'll turn the floor of the UN General Assembly into a dance hall!"

The official start of Michael's campaign on September 8th will coincide with the first opening of his gallery's grand final show aptly named - "The Michael Ingbar Gallery Final Show." When asked about the purpose of his final show, Ingbar said, "We're having a big sale of art work amassed over my long career and worth more than $400,000, to raise awareness and support for my campaign. Also, I don't think I'll have room to hang everything in the White House." Works on sale will start as low as $1.00 for invitations from old exhibitions to $12,000.00 for a rare Richard Haas etching of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Guests at the exclusive opening will be treated to Michael's first official speech as a candidate, in which he'll lay out his entire Presidential platform, including his plan for his first thirty days in office. "I tend to mumble when I talk so people just don't understand me. Therefore I say, 'If you don't know what I'm saying how can I lie to you?'"

"Back in 1968, after my Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Army, I created the Peace Sign American flag in protest of the Vietnam War. Within thirty days of taking office, I will present Congress with a plan to change the flag, this time officially. First, we'll replace the stars - far too sharp and aggressive - with oranges. Fifty oranges will be surrounded by five smaller oranges, symbolizing the states and giving representation to the five permanently inhabited and under-represented territories of the United States (Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa). A single rotten orange will sit dead center to represent, of course, Washington D.C. I will also change the colors of the stripes. As used in our flag, the color red represents blood that's been shed in our many wars, while white is a symbol of racism. We will replace the blood red with orange, a color named after a fruit as American as apple pie! The white will be replaced with a spectrum of skin-tones to represent the plurality of ethnicities in our country."

The second opening, on Saturday, October 8, will coincide with his 150th birthday celebration, will take place again at the gallery with an offer for any other candidates to join him for a hope-to-be-televised live on ABC, NBC and CNN debate with all candidates, including but not limited to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Mickey Mouse (Yes-Mickey got 11 votes for president in 2008!)

The third and final opening will be on November 9, the day after Election day, with a concession speech planned far in advance!

Note: As this will be a completely self-funded campaign, donations cannot be accepted. However, you can show your support by setting up an appointment to visit the gallery in person at 568 Broadway in New York City or online at: www.michaelingbargallery.com.

To find out more about Michael's quixotic run for the US Presidency, you can visit his website at: www.michaelingbar.com.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Millicent Hathaway
August 26, 2016                                                                 
(212) 334-1100
michaelingbar@gmail.com

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Presidential Candidate Says: "DUMP THE GARBAGE INTO THE EAST RIVER!" (Solving the affordable housing crisis one garbage bag at a time)
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Facing rising rents, Michael F. Ingbar, a gallery owner, native New Yorker, Vietnam War Vet, competitive dancer, and addicted windsurfer, is being forced to close the doors of his Soho gallery after 30 years in business.

Rather than retire, Michael is trading in canvas for canvassing and has registered as a write-in candidate for President. "In a campaign season marked by limited choices, Americans are desperate for more options to vote with their heart. I hope my campaign will appeal to those disaffected struggling to find hope in our failing political system."

Michael hopes his long shot bid will help garner support needed (1% of registered voters) to form a new political party he calls the "Dance Party". Similar to other fringe parties in the state such as the "Rent Is Too Damn High Party", the "Dance Party" will aim to better represent the concerns of Americans.

The party's revolutionary platform (a dance floor) will look to give voters new hope and positivity in politics. One of the more radical tenets of Michael's platform is total world disarmament and the resolution of conflict through dance competitions. "Dance is a universal language that is perfectly suited to non-violent conflict resolution," Ingbar said. "From Tango to Twerk, Swing to Shuffle, Ballet to Belly dance, and Hip-hop to Hustle, dances from all cultures will bring us together without violence. We'll turn the floor of the UN General Assembly into a dance hall!"

The official start of Michael's campaign on September 8th will coincide with the both the first opening of his gallery's grand final show aptly named - "The Michael Ingbar Gallery Final Show" as well as the beginning of the NDC (National Dance Party Convention). When asked about the purpose of his final show, Ingbar said, "We're having a big sale of art work amassed over my long career and worth more than $400,000, to raise awareness and support for my campaign. Also, I don't think I'll have room to hang everything in the White House." Works on sale will start as low as $1.00 for invitations from old exhibitions to $12,000.00 for a rare Richard Haas etching of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Guests at the exclusive opening will be treated to Michael's first official speech as a candidate, in which he'll lay out his entire Presidential platform, including his plan for his first thirty days in office. "I tend to mumble when I talk so people just don't understand me. Therefore I say, 'If you don't know what I'm saying how can I lie to you?'"

"Back in 1968, after my Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Army, I created the Peace Sign American flag in protest of the Vietnam War. Within thirty days of taking office, I will present Congress with a plan to change the flag, this time officially. First, we'll replace the stars - far too sharp and aggressive - with oranges. Fifty oranges will be surrounded by five smaller oranges, symbolizing the states and giving representation to the five permanently inhabited and under-represented territories of the United States (Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa). A single rotten orange will sit dead center to represent, of course, Washington D.C. I will also change the colors of the stripes. As used in our flag, the color red represents blood that's been shed in our many wars, while white is a symbol of racism. We will replace the blood red with orange, a color named after a fruit as American as apple pie! The white will be replaced with a spectrum of skin-tones to represent the plurality of ethnicities in our country." Sign the petition to change the flag at Change.org.

The second opening, on Saturday, October 8, will coincide with his 150th birthday celebration, will take place again at the gallery with an offer for any other candidates to join him for a hope-to-be-televised live on ABC, NBC and CNN debate with all candidates, including but not limited to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Mickey Mouse (Yes-Mickey got 11 votes for president in 2008!)

The third and final opening will be on November 9, the day after Election day, with a concession speech planned far in advance!

Note: As this will be a completely self-funded campaign, donations cannot be accepted. However, you can show your support by setting up an appointment to visit the gallery in person at 568 Broadway in New York City or online at: www.michaelingbargallery.com To find out more about Michael's quixotic run for the US Presidency, you can visit his website at: www.michaelingbar.com.



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Millicent Hathaway
August 31, 2016                                                                 
(212) 334-1100
michaelingbar@gmail.com

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Announcing the first in a series of FINAL SHOWS OF THE MICHAEL INGBAR GALLERY
September 8, 2016
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We are both pleased and saddened to announce the first in a series of final shows of the Michael Ingbar Gallery which has been located in the Prince Building at 568-578 Broadway for the last 30+ years. There have been a great many changes within the building as well in the surrounding Soho neighborhood.

When the Michael Ingbar Gallery was founded in 1986 as a subsidiary of the MFI Art Company (a corporate art consulting firm in business since 1977), it shared space in 568-578 Broadway with 43 other galleries. As Soho gentrified and became more upscale, these galleries were replaced by such high end tenants such as Armani Exchange, Bliss, Equinox, and Zoc Doc. The gallery managed to hang in there and stay within the same building. Now things have gone full circle - galleries which had left to go to Chelsea are themselves being priced out of that area and are moving back downtown to the Lower East Side.

The opening for the first of a series of final shows in the Michael Ingbar Gallery will take place September 8th from 6 to 9pm. The artwork in the show will be a curated selection of the owner's extensive private collection of both iconic and obscure New York City images by various New York City based artists, most notably Richard Haas. The total artwork collection is valued at almost a half million dollars and a portion of it can be previewed online at: www.michaelingbargallery.com.

When asked, "What next?" Mr. Ingbar responded tongue in cheek, "Maybe I'll just run for President".  If you're interested in his quirky long shot Presidential campaign, feel free and visit his campaign website at: www.michaelingbar.com.



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YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF FINAL OPENINGS FOR THE MICHAEL INGBAR GALLERY, THIS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th, FROM SIX TO NINE PM.
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The Final Shows for the Michael Ingbar Gallery, with its first opening on September 8, will feature art from Michael Ingbar's private collection of New York City images. Amassed over his 40-year career as an art dealer and gallery owner, the collection is worth nearly a half million dollars. Artists featured will include Richard Haas, Daniel Hauben, Lawrence Kelsey, along with other noted artists.

Aptly, the September 8th opening will coincide with the official start of Michael's quirky campaign for President of the United States. "This final show will close one chapter of my career as I begin a new one in politics. More importantly, I don't think I'll have room to hang everything in the White House. Guests at the opening will be treated to Michael's first official speech as a candidate, in which he says: "I tend to mumble when I speak so people just don't understand me. Therefore I say, 'If you don't know what I'm saying, how can I lie to you?'"

See works available for sale at: www.michaelingbargallery.com See the campaign at www.michaelingbar.com "The Michael Ingbar Gallery Final Show" September 8, 2016 6 PM TO 9 PM Michael Ingbar Gallery 568 BROADWAY NEW YORK 10012 Please RSVP - info@michaelingbargallery.com. The event will feature live music, dance competitions, refreshments, and of course orange juice.


Hello!

I would apologize to those who received this invitation more than once, either via Facebook or any other means, instead I would rather apologize to those who didn't get any prior invites at all.

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE THE LAUNCH OF MY PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN AS WELL AS THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF FINAL OPENINGS FOR THE MICHAEL INGBAR GALLERY THIS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th, FROM SIX TO NINE PM.
See the campaign at http://www.michaelingbar.com  
See the event schedule at: http://www.michaelingbar.com/events/

U.S. Presidential Campaign & The Michael Ingbar Gallery Final Show
September 8, 2016
6 PM TO 9 PM
Michael Ingbar Gallery
568 BROADWAY NEW YORK 10012

Please RSVP - michaelingbar@gmail.com
 
The event will feature live music, dance competitions, refreshments, and of course orange juice.

AT LEAST VOTE FOR ME!! Mickey Mouse got 18 votes in the 2012 presidential election...I'm sure with the current choices that I can do better...don't you think??

-Michael


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Millicent Hathaway
September 23, 2016                                                                 
(212) 334-1100
michaelingbar@gmail.com

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The second in a series of FINAL SHOWS OF THE MICHAEL INGBAR GALLERY
October 8, 2016
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We are pleased (and saddened) to announce the final shows of the Michael Ingbar Gallery. We have been located in 568-578 Broadway for 30 years and have seen a great many changes to this building as well as to the Soho neighborhood. Buffa's Deli, on Prince Street and Lafayette, and the Dominican rice and beans place on Lafayette were the only places within blocks to eat lunch. (Buffa's now is a trendy restaurant called "Delicatessen.") Jerry Josef Framers was on Prince Street, and sold it so he could open his restaurant "Jerry's" nearby (which has also been gone for years). The original Dean and Deluca's on Prince was down the street with vegetables overflowing on the sidewalk.

When founded in 1986 as a subsidiary of the MFI Art Company (a corporate art consulting firm in business since 1977), the Michael Ingbar Gallery shared 568-578 Broadway with 43 other galleries, all of which have left or gone out of business over the years. (Remembering Althea Viafora, Exit Art, Crown Point Press, John Gibson, Simon Lowinsky, even Leo Castelli was here!) Yes, it's been 30 years!!

We are now among tenants such as Armani Exchange, Bliss, Equinox, and Zoc Doc. As we have seen the "malling" of Soho, and the rents skyrocketing - we have also seen many galleries move to Chelsea, and now to the Bowery and the Lower East Side.

Although we thought to follow the crowd after an almost building-wide rent strike (and then major exodus) after the building was sold and all tenants had to pay a share of the enormous property tax increase the new owner had received, per their leases, we decided time and time again to stay in Soho.

We are currently in our third location in what is also known as the "Prince Building" at 568-578 Broadway. We have been on a month-to-month lease for many years, while the building hopes that Armani or another tenant would like to have the basement space as so many of the shops on Broadway have done in the past few years.

All of New York City, not just Soho and Chelsea, has undergone a renaissance in the last 20 years, making the City a safer, more livable place - yet a more expensive place to live and work. Fifteen years ago, the gallery was located one flight above the Armani Exchange. Now, as rents have moved it into the basement, it's located one flight below the Armani Exchange.

This series of final shows will consist of Michael Ingbar's extensive private collection of both iconic and obscure New York City images by various New York City based artists. Work by artists like Richard Haas, the most prolific trompe de l'oeil artist in America who created the iconic Prince Street Mural, will be represented heavily in the show. The artwork collection is valued at almost a half million dollars and a portion of it can be viewed online at: www.michaelingbargallery.com

Out of town visitors to New York City always like to bring memories of the city back home with them. The gallery is running a special offer - anyone visiting from out of state or out of the country (with local State ID/Non-U.S. passport and a copy of an airplane ticket showing you are going back home soon) will qualify for a special limited time deal: buy an artwork for the regular price and receive 50% off any other artworks purchased at the same time (same value or less).

When asked, "What now?" Mr. Ingbar responds with a silly grin, "Maybe I'll run for President". If you're interested in his quirky Presidential campaign, see his personal website at www.michaelingbar.com.

"The Michael Ingbar Gallery Final Show"

October 8, 2016 6 PM TO 8 PM Michael Ingbar Gallery 568 BROADWAY NEW YORK 10012

Reception will be on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 6 to 8 PM. There will be wine and other refreshments served, including orange juice (when you read his website-you'll get that).

DANCE CHALLENGE TO THE FOUR MAJOR CANDIDATES

A dance competition between Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Gary Johnson, and Jill Stein or their representatives will be held against Michael's representatives, Brendan and Arielle at 8 p.m. sharp. All four major candidates have been "served" - let's see who'll chicken out and who'll show.

All the major media have been sent invitations to this event, including presidential debate moderators Martha Raddatz from ABC, Anderson Cooper from CNN, Lester Holt from NBC, and Chris Wallace from Fox News.

MICHAEL'S 150th Birthday Dance Party (with dancing!)

The evening will conclude with Michael's 150th birthday celebration party from 9pm until 1am. Think about it, how many people celebrate their 150th while they're still alive? (Admission to the party after 9 is an 85% or higher dark chocolate bar or any chocolate cake.) There will be Lindy Hop and Blues dancers and DJ's and possibly some live musicians.

Please RSVP - info@michaelingbargallery.com

Note: As this will be a completely self-funded campaign, donations cannot be accepted. You can show your support by visiting the gallery in person at 568 Broadway, New York, NY 10012 or online at www.michaelingbargallery.com.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Millicent Hathaway
September 27, 2016                                                                 
(212) 334-1100
michaelingbar@gmail.com

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The Presidential Candidates Have Been "Served"
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The Official Presidential Dance Challenge is on! Michael Ingbar, write-in candidate for President and founding member of the Dance Party, has "served" an official challenge to the leading candidates for President (Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Gary Johnson, and Jill Stein) to compete in a dance competition on Saturday, October 8th, 8PM at the Michael Ingbar Gallery in New York City, New York. Debate moderators and esteemed members of the media (Lester Holt, Anderson Cooper, Chris Wallace, and Martha Raddatz) have been invited to act as judges.

Candidates or their designated representatives will defend their bids for the Presidency through dance (Michael will be represented by Brendan and Arielle, champions of his September 8th event). Competitors will perform a dance in the style of their choosing and we strongly encourage the candidates to dance with their running mates. Winners will be chosen based upon the strongest performance. In the event of a tie, a winner will be selected through a dance-off. A reception and gallery opening will be held 6 - 8pm, followed promptly by the start of the competition. All media is requested to arrive no later than 7PM.

"The Michael Ingbar Dance-Off Challenge" October 8, 2016 6 PM TO 9 PM Michael Ingbar Gallery 568 BROADWAY NEW YORK 10012

Please RSVP - michaelingbar@gmail.com

Please visit www.2016michael.com to learn more about the campaign.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Millicent Hathaway
September 30, 2016                                                                 
(212) 334-1100
michaelingbar@gmail.com

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Imaginary Friend selected as Running Mate
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Imaginary friend Millicent Hathaway selected as my running mate for Vice President of the United States!!

Real Rights for Imaginary Friends

Millicent is to my knowledge the first ever imaginary friend to be a vice presidential candidate. In fact, not only is she my imaginary friend, she's been an imaginary employee since 1979. When I began my art business in San Francisco, we had many potential employees and artists asking who to contact when they came to the gallery.

Real employees changed so frequently that, rather than continuing the confusion, we created an imaginary employee named Millicent Hathaway. Our plan worked wonderfully over the phone. When they'd actually come by the office, she was, of course, never there, so we decided to put something together to represent her. One of the staff came up with the idea of hanging this mannequin's lower body from the ceiling. Soon after she wore pantyhose, a skirt, and heels.

Here's Millicent Hathaway:

Soon she had received free magazine subscriptions, job offers, and believe it or not (we have no idea how), she was named a Founder of the New York City Host Committee for the 2004 Republican National Convention:

She has never been late for work, never been sick, never lied to me or anyone or complained about anything.

Real Rights for Imaginary Friends!

"The Michael Ingbar Dance-Off Challenge" October 8, 2016 6 PM TO 9 PM Michael Ingbar Gallery 568 BROADWAY NEW YORK 10012 Please RSVP - michaelingbar@gmail.com

Please visit www.2016michael.com to learn more about the campaign.



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THREE EVENTS, ONE SPOT, ONE NIGHT
This Saturday!
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE SECOND IN A SERIES OF FINAL OPENINGS FOR THE MICHAEL INGBAR GALLERY HAPPENING THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8th
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A FINAL SHOW FOR THE MICHAEL INGBAR GALLERY

The Series of Final Shows for the Michael Ingbar Gallery, with its second opening this Saturday October 8th, will feature art from Michael Ingbar's private collection of New York City images amassed over his 40-year career as an art dealer and gallery owner. Artists featured will include Richard Haas, Daniel Hauben, Lawrence Kelsey and other notable artists.

Guests to the opening will be offered three limited-time discounts on artwork:

* Buy one; get one half off on all architectural New York City artwork (of equal or lesser value).
This Saturday!
* Any purchase of my owned inventory of Christopher Burkett photos will include a free frame we have in stock.
* All framed posters are half off their original price.  

 Please join us at our opening reception This Saturday, October 8, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Wine and other refreshments will be served.

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You may also wish to stick around for

THE OFFICIAL PRESIDENTIAL DANCE CHALLENGE

The Official Presidential Dance Challenge is on! Michael Ingbar, write-in candidate for President and founding member of the Dance Party, has "served" an official challenge to the leading candidates for President (Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Gary Johnson, and Jill Stein) to compete in a dance competition on Saturday, October 8th, 8PM at the Michael Ingbar Gallery in New York City, New York. Debate moderators and esteemed members of the media (Lester Holt, Anderson Cooper, Chris Wallace, and Martha Raddatz) have been invited to act as judges. Also invited is the honorary would-be-winner to this challenge, President Obama. See www.michaelingbar.com for more information on his quirky campaign.

Guests will watch as candidates or their designated representatives defend their bids for the Presidency through dance (Michael will be represented by Brendan and Arielle, champions of his September 8th event). Competitors will perform a dance in the style of their choosing and we strongly encourage the candidates to dance with their running mates. Winners will be chosen based upon the strongest performance. In the event of a tie, a winner will be chosen by dance-off.

Saturday, October 8, from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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Following the Dance Challenge, you are welcome to join us for

MICHAEL'S 150th BIRTHDAY PARTY

Michael Ingbar will be celebrating his 150th birthday late into the night! There is an admission fee to this party which is a 85% or higher dark chocolate bar, or a chocolate cake if you want to bring a friend or three.

Thursday, October 8, from 9:00 pm to midnight.

SEE WORKS AVAILABLE ON SALE AT: WWW.MICHAELINGBARGALLERY.COM

ALSO, PLEASE RSVP - DUE TO THE POTENTIAL GUESTS COMING AND THE SECURITY IN THE BUILDING, YOU MUST BE ON THE GUEST LIST AND HAVE OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT PHOTO I.D. IN ORDER TO GAIN ENTRY.