The Mad Duck brewery is hosting the Edward O. Lund Foundation event “A Whisky Brew & Art Affair.” This year, the annual event is moving away from the spirits of Scotland to explore the fine art of Japanese whisky. The event is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21 at The Mad Duck at 3085 E Campus Pointe Drive. Tickets are $35 and attendees must be 21 years or older.
On Saturday, Oct. 20, The Hammer Road Rally bicycle and music event at Millerton Lake also benefits the Edward O. Lund Foundation. The event features several bicycle route options from 26 miles to 102 miles. Back at Millerton Lake, at 11 a.m., the live music festival begins which includes four bands and features BANNERS.
Every year, the Edward O. Lund Foundation scholarships assist undergraduate and graduate students of Art and Design Fresno State through study abroad. The scholarships fund covers all the program fees, travel and accommodations, as well as an allowance for expenses for The London Program in England.
Edward Lund died from injuries suffered in a cycling accident during a charity bike ride in Sonoma County in 2015.
“Ed literally grew up on the Fresno State campus and in the halls and classrooms of the Conley Art building,” said Lund’s sister Lisa Lund-Brown. “Our father was a professor of art there for 33 years, and Ed spent most of his childhood time hanging out with Dad and his artist friends like Tom McDougall, Gene Thompson, Charles Gaines, the Hansen Family, Gina Strumwasser, Frank and Jean Ray Laury and so many others.”
Lund went on to attend Fresno State and was very involved in the dance department. He was a member of the Portable Dance Troupe and received accolades for his performances in “Coalinga Coaling Station” and “Our Grenadiers” which premiered on December 7, 1996.
He later returned to Fresno State to obtain his master’s degree in art.
Lisa Boyes contributed to this article.