Fundraiser in memory of Edward O. Lund raises money for scholarships

In the right third of the image, Edward O. Lund hangs a piece of art depicting a rusted letter 'O' on barn wood. On the left two thirds, a group of Fresno State students ride the London Eye as the sun sets over the city.

Enjoy beer, scotch and jazz as you bid on over 60 pieces of fine art at the “A Scotch, Brew and Art Affair” on Sunday, Oct. 17 at the Mad Duck Brewing Co. at Campus Pointe. The event honors the memory of local artist and Fresno State arts curator Edward O. Lund III, benefiting the Edward O. Lund Foundation. The foundation provides scholarships for art students participating in the College of Arts and Humanities Study Abroad in London program. So far, 20 exceptional students have benefitted from this scholarship and life-changing experience in London. 

Additionally, the Hammer Road Rally bike race is Saturday, Oct. 16, in Shaver Lake. The race is inspired and ridden in memory of Edward O. Lund, who died from injuries suffered in a cycling accident during a charity bike ride in Sonoma County in 2015.

“He loved his work, and I have no doubt those who knew him would agree that Ed embraced everything and tried to live each moment of his life fully and authentically,” Lund-Brown said.

“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.”

This year, the Board awarded ten $1000 scholarships to deserving students in lieu of the canceled London trip. The London course is expected to return in winter 2022/23.

Additional details:

  • The Hammer Road Rally bike race Saturday, Oct. 16 – The Hammer Road Rally begins and ends at Shaver Lake. It features some of the most incredible roads and scenery you can find on two wheels. The event is timed, competitive with prizes awarded to competitors in various age and gender categories. HAMMERists will be greeted at the finish line with groovin’ tunes, great food, and Mad Duck brews in celebration of another legit Sierra cycling adventure. Register here.
  • A Scotch, Brew and Art Affair from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17 – An exhibit and silent auction of artworks from some of the Valley’s finest artists – including Lund Scholars – will be featured. The Mad Duck’s Alex Costa will guide a tasting of fine scotch and bold Duck beers, while the Ben Boone Quartet performs a musical journey of spectacular jazz. The culinary team at the Mad Duck will also provide a bounty of bites and additional beverages to fill the soul and complete the embrace of this Ed-spirit-filled event under the setting sky. Purchase tickets.

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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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