Benefit for Ian Hesford @ Metro Gallery
Thursday June 28th (7pm-midnight)
The Metro Gallery (1700 N Charles St Baltimore, MD)
$5 at door
Live music by Aligning Minds, Fractal Cat, Bassdread, SwampCandy (solo), and more!
Listening party for Telesma's new album Action in Inaction!
Silent auction featuring goods, services and artwork including art by Alex Grey, Adam Scott Miller, Patricia Tamariz, Renee Weber, Matt Muirhead, and more!
Vendors will be selling crafts, clothing, and jewelry to benefit Ian as well!
Raffles including a PRS SE model guitar!
ALL FUNDS RAISED WILL GO TO "THE PAINTED TALIS-MAN TRUST" WHICH WILL BE USED FOR IAN HESFORD.
On Friday April 20th 2012, Ian Hesford, of the band Telesma, suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while performing onstage at Ram's Head Live in Baltimore. Thanks to two members of the audience, Sarah Saccoccio and Tom Swiss, who started CPR immediately, Ian made it to the hospital where EMTs worked to revive him for over 90 minutes. They had given up, but at the insistance of a determined ER nurse, one more attempt was made, and Ian's pulse came back. His recovery, which included round-the-clock care in Mercy Medical Center's Critical Care Unit, hyperthermia treatment, physical and occupational therapy, was ultimately successful. Exactly three weeks after his near-fatal heart attack, Ian walked out of the hospital, much to the wonder and amazement of doctors, nurses, friends, family and fans.
Unfortunately, Ian, like many artists, has no health insurance coverage. His medicals bills are enormous, and he must continue care for his heart for the rest of his life. For that reason a special fund, The Painted Talis-man Trust, has been set up to handle donations for Ian's ongoing needs.
The arts community in Baltimore is coming together to support one of its own. The Painted Talis-man Trust is hosting the "Benefit Concert for Ian Hesford" on Thursday, June 28, 2012 to raise money for his trust. All funds raised will go to the trust, which will be used for Ian.
Metro Gallery (View)
1700 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|