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About the Event
Thursday, April 28, 2016 • 7PM • VIP Reception at 6PM

The Premier Foundation presents the fourth annual Perspective: A Jared Emerson Art Show and Benefit. The event benefits the Premier Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation committed to serving the world’s impoverished. The event will feature an art show and auction by nationally-acclaimed artist Jared Emerson and introduce the talent of rising artist Troy Murray. The evening will consist of  heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, live music, silent and live auction and special live performances by Emerson and Murray.

Silent Auction

Anyone can participate in the auction, even if you are unable to attend the event. All proceeds benefit the Premier Foundation.


Click the thumbnails below to view photos of the 2015 Jared Emerson Art Show & Benefit. All photos by Amy Strickland Photography.
View more pictures from the event as featured in TOWN Magazine.


Price: $75/person

3 Ways to Purchase Tickets

Tickets include entrance into the event, food and open bar.

Tax-deductible per the limits of the law


1. Mail a check

Make your check out to “Premier Foundation”:
Mail to: Perspective
8 Crevasse Lane
Greenville, SC 29617
Please include a return mailing address.


2. Order Online

Click the link below to purchase your tickets.
We look forward to seeing you at this year’s event!

Purchase Your Tickets Online


3. Order via Phone

To order tickets via phone, feel free to call us at (864) 561-3091.

Perspective is sponsored by:

Gold Sponsors









Supporting Sponsors














Leslie Milling, Bob Oehlers, Spinx, Peter Larocque, Andy Coburn, Guy Furay, Jeff McClusky & Associates, Catch 22 Bail Bonds, Thrivent Financial, Tom Kassab, Don Jackson/Tencarva, Monica Sancho Calles, David Black, CG Grant




Become a Sponsor

As a sponsor, you will receive added exposure for your business throughout the Upstate community. You will also receive exclusive VIP passes to enjoy the event. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or would like to receive more information, please contact Gene Krcelic at

Supporting Sponsor / $1,500

Sponsorship Benefits:
• Six (6) individual tickets to the event
• Six (6) individual tickets to VIP reception and lounge
• Exclusive meet and greet with Emerson 1 hour prior to event start – Entrance into private VIP Reception during event
• Open bar
• One (1) signed limited edition Emerson print
• Sponsor recognition: Programs, Listed with other Supporting Sponsors on a poster prominently displayed at the event – Company name, logo and web link on event website and logo and link featured on separate auction website.

Host / $500

Sponsorship Benefits:
• Four (4) individual tickets to the event
• Four (4) individual tickets to VIP reception and lounge
• Exclusive meet and greet with Emerson 1 hour prior to event start
• Entrance into private VIP Reception during event
• Open bar
• Sponsor recognition: Name mention in event program and Patron name, logo and web link on event website

About Jared


About the Artist
Jared Emerson

Jared Emerson’s focus is to capture the essence of what he creates with charcoals, oils, acrylics, graphite and other mixed mediums.

Born in Michigan and residing in Greenville, Jared’s passion was the result of being raised in a loving Christian home as he incorporates his values into every aspect of his life and work. His values have led him to perform and create art for a large number of churches and charities including Make a Wish Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, BMW Charity Pro-Am, Heartstep Foundation, Rape Crisis Center, Defenders for Children, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the Premier Foundation.

Jared’s renowned art has sold for as much as $20,000 and has included subjects such as Jerry Rice, George Rogers, Larry Holmes, George Hincapie, Don Felder, NewSong, Tim Tebow, Bill Haas, Bubba Watson, Edwin McCain and countless others.

“My faith has given me the strength to set a level of intensity that pours onto the canvas for you to enjoy. Every stroke, every detail, I leave a piece of me on the canvas. If I didn’t believe in what I was doing, you would be able to see it in my work.”

– Jared Emerson


Introducing Artist
Troy Murray

Troy Murray started drinking and smoking weed in eighth grade.  By tenth grade, he was a daily user of every drug imaginable.  Although he started out loving the lifestyle and carefree attitude he had while high, his life quickly took a turn for the worse.  Between the ages of 15 – 21, he repeated the painful cycle of using, crashing and burning, and entering rehab six times before he reached rock bottom on April 23, 2012.  On that night, Troy woke up bloodied and bruised on the cold floor of a jail cell.  Although it was not his first time in this situation, it would prove to be the last.  He did something he thought he would never do again – he prayed.  In that moment, he knew this time would be different.

During the first several months of sobriety, Troy turned to art as a way to avoid thinking of going out and using again.  He was able to escape the pressures of life for hours at a time while focusing on his canvas.  Troy’s journey has not been an easy one, but he’s thankful every day that God spared him and allowed him to rediscover himself as a new person and as an artist. Troy is coming up on four years sober in April.

Troy currently lives in Detroit, Michigan where he is living out his dream as a full-time artist.  He is building and growing his brand and recently held his first solo exhibition titled “FusionHD.”  Troy enjoys helping others through their own personal struggles and is very active in his church community.  Learn more about Troy’s work by visiting his website or following him on Instagram at Typ_art.

Premier Foundation
Help Us Change the World

logoThe Premier Foundation is an international Christian non-profit organization committed to being a voice for the disadvantaged. We exist to love and serve the impoverished by meeting their physical, spiritual, educational, social and emotional needs; thus, empowering them to be agents of change in their own communities.

The proceeds from the Art Show will go to benefit the Premier Foundation and the Adopt the Block Program. Read about Adopt the Block below.

Adopt the Block

Adopt the Block (ATB) is the official charitable ministry of the Premier Foundation. ATB has identified a handful of communities where our current ministry partners have made a significant impact; however, there is currently a considerable amount of work to still be accomplished in these impoverished areas. Instead of attempting to be a ministry where our mission has no definable initiative, other than supporting other charities, ATB allows the Foundation and its donors to take ownership of specific projects in these communities. It also allows donors to feel a sense of investment in the Premier Foundation as opposed to considering it only as a “pass-through” agency.

Instead of imposing what we “think” the community needs, we will work to determine the needs of the block from those who live there. Projects may include, building a church/community center, building a corner store, supplying athletic equipment and school supplies for the children, developing a sustainable community garden, providing Biblical supplies for spiritual growth, etc. The intent is to develop programs that will create a sense of ownership, responsibility and Christian growth for those within the block (not excluding other residents from around the area).

The first ATB project was a significant success in Cozumel, Mexico where the need for a playground was identified within the Ciudad de Angeles block. Over $20,000 was raised to fully fund the project for the orphans at the children’s home.Our vision is embodied in John 15:12, “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” By loving and serving our brothers and sisters, ATB will be able to help change the face of our global community with sustainable results.

Current Targeted Communities & Partners

Cozumel, Mexico – Felix Hernandez Neighborhood (Premier) & Orphan Care (Ciudad de Angeles Children’s Home)
Nairobi, Kenya – Kawangware Slum (World Hope)
Detroit, Michigan – Revival of Detroit (World Hope)
• Jamaica – Free Hill Primary and Infant School (Premier)
• Greenville, South Carolina – Veterans Welfare (Upstate Warrior Solution)
Cambodia – Human Trafficking Recovery (Agape International Missions)


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Perspective: A Jared Emerson Art Show and Benefit

Join us on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7PM
The Art Show and Benefit will be held at Zen in downtown Greenville.

Proceeds will benefit the Premier Foundation and the Adopt the Block Program.

For More Info

For more information or to purchase tickets, please feel free to contact us.
We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Email address:
Phone: (864) 561-3091