Thursday, April 21, 2011

Anthony Williams - Detroit Artist

Tony was one of my figure drawing instructors in college. He passed away in October of 2008. A memorial retrospective of his work is being planned for October 2011 at Paint Creek Center for the Arts in Rochester Michigan.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Bike For Kam

San Francisco to Santa Monica (April 25-29, 2011)

I wanted to share a project that friend and fellow artist Kam is involved in. Kam is a very talented artist who has HIBM: Hereditary Inclusion Body Myopathy. It is an extremely rare genetic muscle debilitating and degenerative condition. It causes progressive muscle wasting and weakness that begins in young adulthood and can lead to a quadriplegic state within 10-15 years. Because of it's rarity there isn't the funding or support for funding of research to find a cure for this disease. Bike for Kam is trying to raise awareness and funds for research through a bike ride from San Francisco to Santa Monica. Here is the video that tells a little about Kam and the project:

Please check out the official website. There is a lot more info about Kam and the project there.

You can also buy shirts designed by Kam to support the cause:
Bike For Kam Shop
They have a couple of different styles and colors of men's and women's shirts so check it out! I will be ordering mine shortly!