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Live Art Collaboration Benefits Food For People



36" x 36"
Acrylic on Canvas
Matt Stanton Beard (collaboration with Spencer Reynolds) 
Funds Raised: $183.90
Nonprofit: Food For People

AidCurrent artist Matt Stanton Beard recently teamed up with long time art buddy Spencer Reynolds to create this piece to benefit Food For People during a night of Music, Art and Charity at the Redwood Curtain Brewery in Arcata, sponsored by the folks at Eidon and the Neighborhood Board Shop. 

The two artists had never previously collaborated on a single work before, and with the pressures and distractions of painting live in a noisy, busy, and alcohol fueled setting, they were both a little shocked at how well this piece turned out in the end. Pushing through doubts and adversity is part of what art is all about, and the fact that some hungry folks will be fed in the coming weeks through their efforts makes the final result all the more satisfying.

We'll try to get these two together for some future collaborations. Stay tuned for more.

Live Art supporting Food For People

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"The Song Rises"

36" x 36"
Acrylic on Canvas
by Matt Beard 
Funds Raised: $125
Nonprofit: Food For People

AidCurrent artist Matt Beard painted "The Song Rises" from start to finish on stage during a musical performance from Josephine Johnson at a packed out Arcata Playhouse show on February 24, 2015. $125 was donated out of the sale of the finished piece to Humboldt based nonprofit Food For People.