Jerry Garcia Family Creates Foundation For Philanthropy
March 30, 2015 at 11:47 AM (PT)
Wife MANASHA and daughter KEELIN GARCIA have created THE JERRY GARCIA FOUNDATION, a nonprofit charitable organization. Established as a vehicle to serve philanthropic projects, it honors music's iconic legend and artist by serving artistic, environmental, and humanitarian causes epitomizing the generous spirit that the late GRATEFUL DEAD member brought to his fans. THE JERRY GARCIA FOUNDATION is in the process of forming partnerships with other like-minded nonprofits in support of meaningful causes. One hundred percent of all proceeds directly benefit those in need.
As a first project, THE FOUNDATION will exhibit and donate several pieces of JERRY's fine art to the inaugural ART! VANCOUVER 2015 exhibition to support the work of the SARAH McLACHLAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC, which provides music education to underserved youth at no cost.
ART! VANCOUVER will present a collection of fine art from around the world at the VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE MAY 21st-MAY 24th. JERRY's daughter, KEELIN GARCIA, will be featured as an emerging artist, while the work of MANASHA GARCIA and ROBERTA WEIR will also be included in the exhibition.
In JUNE, THE FOUNDATION will partner with DRAWBRIDGE, a SAN FRANCISCO nonprofit that supplies art programs to homeless children. Together they will produce an art exhibition entitled "The Art Of Rock Legends." Donated works of JERRY GARCIA's art will be displayed in this benefit exhibition to be held at ARTWORKS DOWNTOWN, a nonprofit art center located in SAN RAFAEL. This upcoming exhibition allows JERRY GARCIA's renderings to be viewed by the public while also making a positive difference in the lives of children.
"It is a tremendous honor to participate in nonprofit work that is in accordance with my father's values," said co-founder KEELIN GARCIA.
"From our very first conversation, I realized JERRY was a compassionate humanitarian as well as a brilliant artist touched by the muses. My husband's art, music and vision continue to inspire love and appreciation. In many ways, JERRY is still very present. It is a blessing to share his creativity with the community," said MANASHA.
For more information, visit THE JERRY GARCIA FOUNDATION website.