I was thrilled to be a part of the wonderful Art for CARE event this past Thursday evening! As one of the 80 + photographers who donated work for the silent auction, the image above was my contribution. It is from my fine art series and was taken at a skatepark in Tacoma, WA– because the image has such a painterly aesthetic, I chose to have it printed on canvas and stretched for final presentation.
Art for CARE was conceived of and produced by the fabulous and kind-hearted Brian Holliday, in conjunction with several CARE staff members, to raise money for SF General Hospital’s C.A.R.E. program (Cancer Awareness Resource Education).
A wonderful, excited spirit ran throughout the night at the gorgeous, donated venue, Left Space Studios, and ultimately, a good chunk of money was raised for a program that has touched and helped cancer patients, as well as, family members of patients. It was a beautiful success and I am already excited about this event continuing again in 2009!
Here is some further info about the event and program:
“CARE offers “live” health education programs in English, Spanish, and Cantonese for San Francisco General Hospital’s cancer patients. We also offer a multilingual theater program, The Araceli Theater Project. The cancer patients CARE serves are vibrant and diverse, but face enormous challenges in taking care of their health. Since its inception in 2002, over 600 cancer patients at San Francisco General Hospital have participated in the CARE program and the Araceli Theater Project.