Oswego, NY – World-renowned artist David Garibaldi, who performed in 2009 in Oswego, is returning this upcoming October 29th to the American Foundry to perform his live stage show “Rhythm and Hue” at a 40th anniversary 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 also include CNY bands Vitamin X, Doc Apple, and the Love Volcanoes. A silent art auction, live auction of Garibaldi’s live stage performance paintings, raffles, food, Halloween costume contest, and much more is planned.
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 are thrilled to have David Garibaldi return to Oswego to take part in our 40th anniversary fundraiser,” said Jeanne M. Unger, MS, Executive Director at Farnham Family Services. “Garibaldi’s artistic talents have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for non-profit organizations throughout the country, and we are honored to have him once again support our mission and services.”
“Rhythm and Hue” is a performance art show where artist David Garibaldi creates six-foot portraits of pop icons in minutes to music.
Garibaldi began combining rhythm and hue, music and color, while listening to hip-hop artists Run DMC and Snoop Dogg while painting graffiti with his middle school friends. A high school animation teacher encouraged Garibaldi to take his passion for graffiti and turn it into a more positive direction. According to Garibaldi, he will never forget this support and more importantly the value of someone believing in him.
By 2003, Garibaldi began the transition from graffiti to canvas while combining the cultural influence of jazz. Garibaldi paints live throughout the world by transforming a blank black canvas into pop art icons through his “Rhythm and Hue” shows. Musical inspirations for Garibaldi include: Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Garcia, U2, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Beatles, Lady Gaga and Glitch Mob.
“There are a variety of events planned for the evening including a silent art auction, a live auction of David’s paintings from the event, performances by CNY musicians, appetizers and beverages, a paint brush raffle – which is currently going on, a Halloween costume contest, and much more,” said Unger. “We encourage the audience to come in costume for the event to add to the exciting atmosphere of David Garibaldi’s shows.”
Garibaldi has performed for Fortune 500 companies including AT&T, Intel and Disney. He has also been featured at charity events for Playboy, NBA, and celebrities such as Snoop Dogg, Santana, Tommy Lee, Dave Navarro and Blue Man Group.
Every performance is an opportunity for Garibaldi to give back to the community, either through teaching youth or providing resources.
Garibaldi’s art is now an international brand and has been made into posters, clothing apparel and iPhone cases. He is a featured Disney Fine Artist and has secured licensing rights for Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley and Elvis Presley.
Garibaldi has also been featured on numerous networks like MTV, NBC, UPN, PBS, along with worldwide publications such as Art World News, Art Business News, and Yahoo! News.
In a few short years, Garibaldi has raised over $700,000 for nonprofits and charities across the country through his artistic creations. By 2013, he will reach a personal goal to help raise over $1 million for nonprofit organizations. He works closely with charities such as Special Olympics, Echoes of Hope, Sacramento Children’s Home and World Vision. To learn more about David Garibaldi visit www.garibaldiarts.com.
According to Unger, Farnham Family Services is also calling on individuals, businesses, and corporate partners, to help their non-profit organization continue to “change lives” in the Central New York community by considering a bequest in the way of a donation or by attending their annual event. For more information on how to donate a piece of artwork for the event please feel free to contact their offices at (315) 342-4489.
To join on as a sponsor of this year’s Farnham Unplugged at 40: Rock The Arts Halloween Bash please call Step One Creative at (315) 342-2554.
Sponsors that have joined on thus far for the event include: Pathfinder Bank, Step One Creative, Alliance Bank, Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, Oswego County Federal Credit Union, Palladium Times, The Broadwell Companies, The Beacon Hotel, Benefit Advisors Group of NY, Inc. Oswego County Weeklies, Canale’s Restaurant, Frito Lay, Fulton Savings Bank, OswegoCountyToday.com, Mitchell’s Speedway Press, Oswego Quality Carpet, Oswego Valley Insurance Agencies, Port City Chiropractic, Galaxy Communications, Oswego Printing, Oswego Health, Wal-Mart, and The Oswegonian. In addition, numerous local businesses and artisans have donated items for giveaways, raffles, and the silent art auction.
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.