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Meet Rafael Colon, Artist and Champion in the Fight Against Parkinsonís Disease


(Kingston, NJ—January 11, 2016) We are pleased to announce that a portion of the proceeds from Artist, Rafael Colon’s New York City art exhibition, will be donated to the Parkinson’s Unity Walk to support efforts in finding better treatments for those diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

Rafael is a self-taught artist, born in 1973 in Puerto Rico and raised in the Bronx. After serving in the U.S. Marines in the first Gulf War, Rafael decided to become a personal trainer while continuing to develop his artistic talents. Rafael became interested in Parkinson’s disease after training a client with early onset Parkinson’s disease. He quickly found that through the right exercise program he could help to improve the quality of his client’s life and through his art, he hopes to help the Parkinson’s community dealing with the challenges of Parkinson’s disease.

Over the last nine months Rafael has created an amazing series of water colors and wood burned hand painted skateboards that celebrate iconic Asian images. In the first solo New York City show, Peking, Geishas and Skate Boards, celebrates the Art of Rafael Colon. The show debuts with a special reception on Thursday, January 14th (8pm-10pm) and will run through Thursday, February 11th (1pm-8pm), at Art on A Gallery, 24 Avenue A in New York City.

We are so proud that Rafael has decided to donate a portion of the proceeds from the art exhibit to the Parkinson’s Unity Walk. Generous donations allow us to support efforts in finding better treatments and hopefully, one day a cure for those diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

If you live in the tri-state area or are visiting New York City during this time, please visit Art on A Gallery and enjoy the exhibit and show your support for Rafael!