Drink whisky, enjoy art, support students

A Whisky Brew & Art Affair art images

The Mad Duck brewery is hosting the Edward O. Lund Foundation event “A Scotch, Brew & Art Affair.” The event is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20 at The Mad Duck at 3085 E Campus Pointe Drive. Tickets are $40 and attendees must be 21 years or older.

Enjoy an exhibition and silent action of works of our finest local and international artists, while grooving to the smooth sounds of Ben Boone and friends.

Food and beverages will be served while Alex Costa, proprietor of The Mad Duck Brewing Co. leads the potation-curious through an exploration of the many articulations of whiskey that scotch has given to the world.

On Saturday, Oct. 19, The Hammer Road Rally bicycle and music event at Shaver Lake’s Camp Edison also benefits the Edward O. Lund Foundation. The event features several bicycle route options from 27.5 miles to 85 miles.

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. 

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The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.

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