Sensorio fundraiser supports children with cancer and the local food bank

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This year’s biggest super moon photographed over Paso Robles by Peter Schroeder.

Part of November 21 tickets will go to two local charities

– Visitors who plan to experience Bruce Munro: Field of Light at Sensorio will also help support families with a child with cancer, as well as a local food bank, when they visit during Sensorio Gives Back Sunday, November 21. This ongoing initiative at the outdoor art exhibit shines a light on and supports local nonprofits at selected parties, where $ 20 of each ticket sold at Light at Sensorio is donated to selected charities (with $ 10 donated to each organization).

Next month’s special fundraising event will benefit the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation and the Santa Barbara County Food Bank. The acclaimed exhibition by internationally renowned British artist Bruce Munro is currently on view until January 2, 2022 (see full day / time schedule below). Light at Sensorio is located at Sensorio, 4380 Highway 46 East, Paso Robles, California. For tickets and more information, the public can visit sensoriopaso.com.

Established in 2002, the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation advocates for families living in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties who have a child with cancer by providing financial, educational and emotional support. The Financial Stability Program helps low to moderate income families with household bills and the expenses associated with caring for a sick child. The funds also help offset the loss of income due to one or both parents reducing their working hours or quitting their jobs to care for their child. The Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation also provides professional and peer support to the entire family, including parents, the child in treatment, and siblings to ease emotional difficulties. These programs include family counseling groups, family connection events, and more. When it comes to education advocacy, the foundation provides parents with the tools to support and advocate for their child’s school career, ensuring a smooth transition to school after treatment. These programs include tutoring services as well as neuropsychological testing. To learn more about Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, the public can visit teddybearcancerfoundation.org.

The mission of the Santa Barbara County Food Bank is to end hunger and transform the health of Santa Barbara County through good nutrition. The organization serves the community as a leader and expert in improving the nutritional health of Santa Barbara County through increased food security. The program goes beyond the traditional reach of a food bank by providing more than just food, including nutrition education, disaster preparedness, environmental sustainability and community resilience programs to address the underlying causes. -jacent hunger. For more information on the Santa Barbara County Food Bank, the public can visit foodbanksbc.org.

About light at Sensorio

For Sensorio, British artist Bruce Munro has created an immersive experience that includes two Munro course installations. Covering 15 acres of rolling Paso Robles rolling hills, Field of Light is his largest work of art to date, consisting of more than 58,800 fiber-lit rod spheres, gently illuminating the landscape with subtle morphing color flowers. that describe the hilly landscape. Munro’s latest installation for Sensorio, Light Towers, celebrates the vast surroundings of the Paso Robles wine region with 69 towers made up of over 17,000 bottles of wine, illuminated by glowing fiber optics. Rising seven feet high, the towers transform colors into the original composition “Rise and Shine”, composed by Orlando Gough and performed by a vocal ensemble. Powered by solar energy, these stunning exhibits captivate visitors, inviting them to engage with the landscape and environment through a sculptural and ethereal light-based experience.

Sensorio was created by Central Valley residents Ken and Bobbi Hunter as a destination for entertainment, exploration, meditation, adventure and fun, honoring the natural topography of the landscape. It opened with Bruce Munro: Field of Light, which became an international sensation. Sensorio has launched its second phase with the addition of Light Towers, an extension of the current exhibition which is included in the entry price. Both exhibitions will continue until January 2, 2022 in Sensorio. Other exhibitions and buildings are planned for future openings on the site.

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