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Olsen created custom giclées for all attendees to receive after the event.


Olsen and guests pose in front of the Mick Jagger and John Lennon portraits created on-site.


Brian Olsen performs for US Chamber of Commerce
Colorado Springs, CO, August 2011

When the luxury hotel, The Broadmoor, hosted the U.S. Chamber of Commerce committee of 100, they needed a way to make the event unique and memorable. They called upon Brian Olsen Art In Action to accomplish such a feat. Olsen's challenge was to develop a program that would be entertaining, communicate the beauty of the surroundings and provide a conversation-starter.

Olsen exceeded the client's expectations by developing a custom painting of The Broadmoor in his studio, while also painting a second painting live on the Lake Terrace - a view that mirrored  the very same perspective when looking above Olsen's canvas. Additionally, Olsen added to the one-of-a-kind experience by creating portraits of John Lennon and Mick Jagger. All paintings were donated to an auction to help child hunger in Washington D.C., and tens of thousands were raised for a great cause.

To top it all off, Olsen was asked to create smaller giclées of his studio custom painting for each committee member to receive upon returning to their room, providing the perfect memento for attendees to remember the event for years to come.

"Brian Olsen is an exceptionally talented artist and performer. His ability to see and creatively sweep together strokes and droplets into a painted image out of a black void is an uniquely transformational art experience. His confident, energetic style completely defines “Art in Action” and wowed the attendees. Brian’s talent and professionalism make working with him a pleasure from start to finish."

- Clint Wheeler, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Vice President

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