Chairs of Hope is an art-based community outreach project in which students & staff at Vandora Springs Elementary School in Garner, NC paint wooden chairs to raise money for the fight against cancer through Relay for Life of Garner. Each year, over 30 chairs are hand-painted with a specific theme in mind. The finished chairs are then auctioned off in a silent auction format in April, with all the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.
Though I haven’t painted a chair for this year’s Chairs of Hope auction, I am happy to be a part of it in some way. I have been working on a video project with Chairs of Hope founder Jim Hunt, and am glad to share part of it here on the blog along with the blog/website and poster I created to help advertise the event. This year’s theme is “Sports,” and my lovely wife decided to base her chair around Quidditch from Harry Potter 🙂
Here are some pictures from the 11th Annual Music And Gaming Festival, four days of non-stop games and concerts at Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center! Despite being totally sick, I had a fantastic time with some awesome folks seeing lots of live music, panels, cosplayers, etc. I also shot a couple of interviews for RPGFan.com so be on the lookout for those on their YouTube Channel. One is with Kan Gao, the Director & Composer at Free Bird Games, and the other is with none other than Yuzo Koshiro!
Here is the video interview with Kan Gao!
And here is the video interview with Yuzo Koshiro!
Recently, I designed this poster to help promote an awesome event called Chairs of Hope. Vandora Springs Elementary School Art Club members (and anyone else who wants to chip in) paint chairs with different themes each year. These chairs are sold at a silent auction to raise money for Relay For Life. The theme for 2012 is “Famous Works of Art.”