SOCIAL PRACTICE ART
ART + BUSINESS + COMMUNITY
The Fearless Art Projects are collaborative social practice art engagements that connect art + business + community. As an artist, a business woman and a visual journalist Michelle Micalizzi paints with a purpose.
FEARLESS ART PROJECTS
Each Fearless project highlights a specific theme where a traditional multimedia painting is created for each story. However, the painting is only a small part of the art that is created with each project. The audience engagement, human interaction and the business and non-profit collaboration that takes place during the projects are far more valuable than the physical art work that is produced. The paintings created illustrate a story that is shared on the Fearless Blog and via social media as visual journalism. Essentially, the story is one of hope and resilience. Micalizzi believes that entrepreneurs are a perfect example of these qualities, which is why in recent years the art projects have featured entrepreneurs. Ultimately, any story that focuses on these qualities, and that allows for inspiration provides an excellent opportunity to give back. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of paintings produced for the AoFGB and AoFDB is contributed to either the charity that they were inspired by or a charity that is selected for the series.
Art of Fearlessly Giving Back (AoFGB)
This inspirational project is a community awareness series that focuses on one company’s social responsibility mission and the charities that they support. The goal of the project is to demonstrate how giving back is not only smart business, but the real reason companies are in business.
Art of Fearlessly Doing Business (AoFDB)
This unprecedented and unique project celebrates the fearless entrepreneurial spirit.
The Art of Fearlessly Living (AoFL)
This adventurous and fun loving project celebrates the wonder of a life well lived. The goal of the project is to inspire readers to cultivate the art of living fearlessly every day and to achieve a healthy work life balance.
Fearless Pop Ups
The Fearless Pops Ups are flash art shows hosted in unexpected commercial and non-profit locations with the purpose of connecting Art + Business + Community.
Michelle Micalizzi, Artist (All rights Reserved) I feel so incredibly lucky to have had the chance to get to learn so much about the Arizona Science Center and to interview Chevy Humphrey. For the last decade, I have lived in the Valley of the Sun, and every time that I have driven by when I[…]
IT’S AN INSIDE JOB: Dana Gundrum, Culture Captain & Brian Allery, VP of Employee Success & Administration, WebPT
Michelle Micalizzi, Artist (All rights Reserved) For the next two blogs and paintings we are focusing on WebPT’s core value Health And Wellness: Live Better. Health and Wellness: Live Better Rehab therapy is all about improving life, and so are we. That is why we encourage our employees to make better choices for their minds,[…]
BE A BRIGHT LIGHT FOR GOOD: Scott McIntosh, Founder & Board Member, Conscious Capitalism – AZ Chapter
Michelle Micalizzi, Artist (All rights Reserved) When I dreamt up the Art of Fearlessly Giving Back concept two years ago, I thought I would focus on one socially responsible company and one charity that they support. My partner on this year’s project, Tyler Butler of 11Eleven Consulting, and I agreed that WebPT is the[…]
When the Tide Rises – All Boats Rise Michelle Micalizzi, Artist (All rights Reserved) Heidi Jennega’s Interview covered two WebPT Values Accountability: F Up; Own Up (Part I) and Community Outreach: Giving Back (Part II). Click here to read Part I of this interview and see both her interview’s video and the painting Give[…]
Give your Mistakes Wings then Make them Fly in Formation Michelle Micalizzi, Artist (All rights Reserved) I first meet Heidi Jannenga last summer my first thought was that this woman knows what her purpose is and she has a laser focus to that end. I am always relieved when I meet women like Heidi[…]
Higher Ground | Michelle Micalizzi, Artist (All rights Reserved) It is my sincere belief that there is no greater calling in life than to help others earn a living and make a rewarding life. Furthermore, I believe that business owners who give back are in many ways the backbone of our country. There are countless worthy[…]
REPLACING RUBY – THE BACK STORY I bought Ruby, my beloved Harley Davidson Softail on April 14th in 2000. Initially after months of research and dreaming, I had ordered a black Softail Standard from Plattsburgh Harley Davidson. This was back in the days when you had to order and wait for a Harley. I had moved[…]
Breaking Eggs by Michelle Micalizzi As many of you may be aware of, Fearless Art Works closed its doors for business at the end of October. Given that change, I (and all the participating artists) want to thank all of you who supported us, everyone at Spanish Village and the entire Carefree/Cave Creek community. We[…]
Michelle Micalizzi, Artist (All rights Reserved) What a truly transformational whirlwind this series has been! I started this series with a very keen understanding about what my main motivation would be, “One Thing,” as dubbed by Gary Keller. I also identified my charity for this year’s series, which is the Contemporary Forum, a support organization[…]
Michelle Micalizzi, Artist (All Rights Reserved) My muse this week is Tyler Butler. Tyler owns 11Eleven Consulting. 11Eleven inspires companies to operate with a conscience by incorporating visionary principles, diverse perspectives and sustainable practices to create programs that benefit society and build positive sentiment for brands. WHY TYLER QUALIFIES TO BE ONE OF THE 2017[…]
Michelle Micalizzi, Artist (All Right Reserved) My muse this week is Nick Stelfox. Nick co-owns Carefree Outdoor Living with Jim and Valerie Sheehan. Carefree Outdoor Living is your go-to resource for innovative outdoor room components, designs, and patio furniture. WHY NICK QUALIFIES TO BE ONE OF THE 2017 FEARLESS THIRTEEN. Nick and I met[…]
Michelle Micalizzi, Artist (All Rights Researved) My muse this week is Jerry Levinson. Jerry owns Carpets of Arizona and he serves the communities of Chandler, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, and Phoenix. They carry a fine selection of flooring options including carpet, hardwood, laminate, tile, luxury vinyl tile, plank, and Hunter Douglas window coverings. WHY JERRY QUALIFIES[…]
Michelle Micalizzi, Aritst (All Rights Reserved) My muse this week is Lynn Moran. Lynn is co-owner of the Arizona Coaching (AZC3) and Consulting Center with her partner Dee Crane. AZC3 is a multi-faceted business that provides executive, leadership and team coaching as well as general business and educational consulting services. WHY LYNN QUALIFIES TO BE[…]
Michelle Micalizzi, Artist (All Rights Reserved) My muse this week is Chuck Trautman. Chuck is the CEO and Founder of the Arizona Marketing Association (AzMA) and a GKIC Dan Kennedy Certified Independent Business Advisor. The AzMA helps educate small business owners to master direct response marketing and facilitates high energy, high impact Mastermind groups. WHY CHUCK[…]
Michelle Micalizzi, Artist (All Rights Reserved) My muse this week is John Meade. John and his wife Kimberly are the new owners of Azzkikr Customs, a premier custom motorcycle bagger builder, and parts supplier located in Peoria, Arizona since 2006. WHY JOHN QUALIFIES TO BE ONE OF THE 2017 FEARLESS THIRTEEN. I always try to[…]
Michelle Micalizzi, Artist (All Rights Reserved) My muse this week is Sung Cha. Sung has owned Bell Union Auto Service for twenty-seven years, a genuine establishment where honest repair is the best repair. Bell Union is a filler of Sinclair Gas, which is one of the largest privately owned companies in America. WHY SUNG QUALIFIES[…]
Michelle Micalizzi, Artist (All Rights Reserved) My muse this week is Gelie Akhenblit the owner of NetworkingPhoenix.com. NetworkingPhoenix.com is a platform for local networkers to connect online and in person through mixers, business events, and local educational partners. WHY GELIE QUALIFIES TO BE ONE OF THE 2017 FEARLESS THIRTEEN. Gelie is exactly the kind of[…]
Michelle Micalizzi, Artist (All Rights Reserved) My muse this week is Deborah Batman. Deborah Batman owns Deborah Bateman, LLC. a coaching and consulting firm, which supports and enables individuals to reach their goals, aspirations, and live the life they deserve. WHY DEBORAH QUALIFIES TO BE ONE OF THE 2017 FEARLESS THIRTEEN. I briefly met Deborah[…]
Michelle Micalizzi, Artist (All Rights Reserved) My muse this week is Eli Hall. Eli is the owner of AMS Landscaping. His company provides lawn care services for both residential and commercial clients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and throughout the entire valley. WHY ELI QUALIFIES TO BE ONE OF THE 2017 FEARLESS THIRTEEN. Eli and I have[…]
Michelle Micalizzi, Artist (All Rights Reserved) My muse this week is Luke Kayyem. Luke owns The Fittest Tribe Alive. The FITTEST TRIBE ALIVE is an Empowerment Coaching Program that delivers the necessary tools to live a higher quality of life. WHY LUKE QUALIFIES TO BE ONE OF THE 2017 FEARLESS THIRTEEN. I have known Luke and Najla[…]