Thursday, February 4, 2010

We are proud to be donating the funds raised to organizations partnering with (SLO native) Dr. Scott Nelson in Haiti, and I want to thank everyone for their support!

CURE's Dr. Scott Nelson in Haiti from CURE Video on Vimeo.

Haiti Benefit

Below is just a small taste of Jenn's (my beautiful and incredibly talented wife) latest blog on i art u. Click here to read and see the entire post. enjoy.

"the sense of community was palpable on friday evening!
i've never felt anything like it.
a melting pot of
gathered together to do what they could, to help a nation rise.

the elements in the following pictures
create a perfect and intoxicating concoction
that make me weak in the knees!
they create warmth, hope, inspiration and fulfillment.
a feast for my senses and then some!

most importantly i was struck with an epiphany.
for once i deeply grasped what we as people should be doing...
and how we as a community should be living and loving! "

"a HUGE thank you goes out to each and every one of you who participated in this event!
whether you donated your time, talent, and efforts or just attended the benefit, it could not have been possible without each and every one of you!
collectively, we raised approximately $4000 for this event!!!
it was wildly successful and a powerful fulfillment of our vision as a community!

here is a sweet video summary created by the mustang daily!"

Thanks to Mikaela Akuna for covering this event!

"also, special thanks go out to:
{please let me know if i left someone off of the list!}
jen and brandon manuele
sally loo
all the workers at sally loo's!
members of slo refuge
all of the talented face painters!
dan and jodie davies
travis adelman
the wells family
rosemary poblacion
pacheco kindergartners and daria hernandez
mary o'neill
craig van rooyen
stephen eastwood
heidi shelton
jim ringley
adela soo
neal breton of san luis art supply
sharon burnett
andy padre
yvonne macias
ashley kitto
becca flaiz
michael young and tommy panigot of le grand cru
shannon and jesse moore
matt cross
amy williams
adam pasion
crooked wheel
sierra chavez
black water union
josh collins
jon gallo and alicia baratta
talia ortega"

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

ART for Haiti

An estimated $1000.00 was raised through art and baked goods at the Haiti benefit! Thanks so much to all of the artists who donated their time and artwork to help make this event a success!

Here's a look at just a few of the creative works donated to help raise the much needed funds for Haiti relief.

Incredible Music!

The Music on Friday Night was incredible! I was completely blown away by the overwhelming support we experienced from the music community here in SLO. My only regret was that we couldn't fit everyone who wanted to play into the lineup! Here's a look at just a few of the artists who performed for the benefit.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Haiti Will Rise!

Sally Loo doing her part to bring in those donations! Look at those big brown eyes, how can anyone say no???

A big THANK YOU to all those who volunteered their time to make this event a success!

Peeking at the many goodies donated to the Hope For Haiti Benefit.

Monday, February 1, 2010


I am glad to announce that our community Haiti Benefit was a success! Here's a few pics from our photo booth, provided by Moore Photography. More pictures, videos, stories and updates are on the way, so stay tuned!