Every year Sang An and his husband Bob Bathrick get on their bikes and ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money and awareness for AIDS/HIV. The ride is 575 miles long, and takes 7 days. I did a similar ride from Boston to NYC in 1997, it was a mere 300 miles, and let me tell you, my bum hurt, and so did the rest of my body. I didn’t really mind the pain as it was an incredible, community supported experience, and I am proud to have been a part of it. My close friend from high school, Todd, died from AIDS when he was in his 20’s, and I rode in his memory. And it is with Todd in my heart that I donate a gleena piece to the auction organized by Sang each year.
Sang and Bob have raised tens of thousands of dollars for AIDS/HIV research, awareness, and support through BANG, an online auction of photography and artwork by some of the most talented artists practicing today. Go here to view the selections: 1st Gear, and then click through to 2nd Gear, 3rd Gear, and so on. Here are a few samples of photographs being auctioned:
Yun Hee Kim
Alongside talented ceramic artists, gleena is very honored to support this rare auction to raise funds for such an important cause:
Fifty One and a Half Ceramics
Frances Palmer Pottery
Please contact BANG with any questions about the artwork, click here.