Oswego, NY – World-renowned artist David Garibaldi, who performed in 2009 in Oswego, is returning this upcoming October 29th to perform his live stage show “Rhythm and Hue” at a Halloween Bash fundraiser for Farnham Family Services, an Oswego-based substance abuse clinic.
Farnham Unplugged at 40: Rock The Arts Halloween Bash, a music and art benefit, will be held Saturday, October 29th at 6:00 pm at the American Foundry in Oswego. Pre-sale tickets are $50 per person, and $60 per person at the door.
For ticket information please call Farnham Family Services at (315) 342-4489.
“We’re extremely excited to welcome David Garibaldi back to Oswego for our 40th anniversary fundraiser,” said Jeanne M. Unger, MS, Executive Director at Farnham Family Services. “Garibaldi is an artist who paints with passion and purpose, who overcame obstacles to get where he is today, and we believe that coincides perfectly with our organization’s 40-year mission, and the families we work with.”
Garibaldi began his artistic career as a graffiti artist on the streets while growing up in California. He utilized his influences of hip-hop culture and performance artist, Denny Dent, to create a unique way of creating art.
Garibaldi has taken his talents onto the stage in his “Rhythm and Hue” show, which has captivated audiences around the world. His show consists of him creating six-foot portraits of pop icons in minutes to music. His résumé is vast, having been featured with celebrities like Carlos Santana; utilized by Fortune 500 companies like AT&T; raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for a wide range of charities; and has used his performances as a platform to motivate students and employees of various organizations.
According to Garibaldi, walking away from a life of graffiti in the streets was one of the hardest decisions he ever had to make. It wasn’t until a high school teacher challenged him to make his art more purposeful, that the decision was made. He shares his personal struggles and triumphs through his wildly splashed paintings in his inspirational art performances. Some of the pop icons he is famous for painting include Albert Einstein, Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Marley, to name a few. Visit him at www.garibaldiarts.com
Garibaldi’s work that he creates at the Farnham event will be auctioned off after its completion, and will directly benefit Farnham Family Services’ Changing Lives Capital Appeal. The agency’s goal for the 2010-2011 year is to raise $50,000—which will provide direct funding for Farnham’s student assistance programs and other services offered through their agency.
“We have a wonderful evening planned that will include a silent art auction, live auction of David’s paintings from the event, performances by CNY musicians, appetizers and beverages, a paint brush raffle, Halloween costume contest and much, much more,” said Unger. “We encourage people to come in costume for the event and maybe even dress like some of David’s famous icons that he paints.”
According to Unger, Central New York musicians are presently being considered for the evening event.
Individuals, businesses, and corporate partners are welcome to help Farnham Family Services continue to “change lives” by generously making a donation or by attending their annual event. Please contact Farnham Family Services at (315) 342-4489 for ticket, event, and sponsorship information. Donations or correspondence can be sent to Farnham Family Services, 283 West Second Street, Suite 200, Oswego, NY 13126.
Established in 1971, Farnham Family Services is a United Way agency that offers prevention services, school-based student assistance and treatment services to all residents of Oswego and surrounding counties. All services are licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. Farnham’s professionally certified staff is comprised of competent and skillful individuals who are continually updated with training through conferences and workshops.
Families or individuals interested in learning more about Farnham Family Services please call (315) 342-4489 or visit them online at www.farnhaminc.org.