RED FANG Announce Benefit Show For Grant High Art Department
- Posted by Kevin Juliff on April 25, 2012
Red Fang apparently like art, and as professional musicians it's not hard to see why. Red Fang have recently announced they are playing a benefit show scheduled for May 25th at Hawthorne Theater in Portland, Oregon to benefit something that hit's pretty close to home for the band's Aaron Beam.
Over 20 years ago, while a student at Fort Collins High School, Aaron Beam of Red Fang helped stand up for music programs put at risk due to lack of funding. Today, Portland schools are struggling to fully fund art, photography, ceramics and other arts classes. Red Fang is honored to headline this benefit to give Portland students greater access to the arts, and have basic materials like paint, paper, and clay.
Red Fang's Aaron Beam commented on the state of Grant High's Arts Program saying, "It is a shame that Grant High's arts are underfunded, and a bit mysterious to me. Young artists looking for cheap venues to create and display their works move to and revitalize cities and neighborhoods. It happens repeatedly. I watched it happen in Portland in the 1990s, with artist communities such as The Lab and The Modern Zoo, and clubs like the X-Ray."
The event is called, "A Benefit For Grant High Art Department" and Red Fang will be headlining the event with support coming from Lopez, Nether Regions and Grant High's own Hell's Parrish. Tickets for the show can be purchased HERE.