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Peter Lik Donates Work to the Sony Open in Hawaii


The Artist’s Foundation Rewards Big-Hearted Players with Stunning, Fine Art Photography Books

2017 has just begun, yet Peter is already kicking things off with a worthy nod to his philanthropic mission: Charity Through Art. As a thank you to the 140-plus amateur golfers playing in the PGA Event, the Sony Open Pro-Am, the Artist chose to generously gift each amateur entrant with a copy of his landscape photography book, Hawaii.

Meanwhile, Justin Thomas, winner of the tournament (and all-time record-breaker) received a personally signed edition of Peter’s award winning, gallery-in-itself, Equation of Time.

Throughout the entire 19th Sony Open in Hawaii, which ended on Sunday, January 15th, Director of Global Strategies for LIK Fine Art, Sne Patel, and LIK Waikiki Gallery Director, Jeff Pride, were on hand to witness the action and present champion, Thomas, with his well-deserved, 106-pound victory prize: “Being behind the scenes of a Professional Golf Tournament, and getting up close with players and celebrities was an incredible experience,” Patel boasts. “But, the best part was presenting our books to Justin and all the others that donated their time and money to something so worthwhile.”

Each January, the largest charity golf event in Hawaii attracts 144 of the world's greatest professionals to the Waialae Country Club on the Island of Oahu. Through the Friends of Hawaii Charities, the tournament has donated over $16 million dollars to over 350 local not-for-profit agencies since its inception in 1999. “Partnering with FOHC continues to be an extremely gratifying way of supporting the Hawaiian communities that have been so welcoming to my work and galleries over the years,” states Peter. “I look forward to accomplishing much more with them in the future.” The LIK Foundation is already scheduled to participate in 2018’s 20th annual Sony Open in Hawaii, a milestone event that is sure to give back even more to those in need.

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