#GetThingsStarted – Art Auction to Benefit Dan Colonna


About three weeks ago, I noticed a tweet from Alex Wright on twitter, talking about a charity art auction. It was similar to this tweet:

Screen Shot 2013-11-18 at 5.45.20 PMI had no idea who Dan Colonna was… I was planning to be in Orlando already that weekend, so I made a note to check it out. More tweets started popping into my timeline, with more and more pictures attached, like this one from Jason Grandt:

Screen Shot 2013-11-18 at 5.43.08 PMNow, two of my favorite tweeps were talking about the same thing, so I had to check it out… I clicked on the facebook event link to read about the auction. I found out that Dan Colonna – a Design Consultant with Walt Disney Imagineering – had been diagnosed with glioblastoma earlier this year. His friends, being both awesome and creative, decided to hold a charity art auction to help raise money to help Dan and his family.

I had to go. I love art (especially Disney-themed art!) and, even more, I love a community coming together to help one of their own. My plan was to bid on a few pieces and to write an article about the event so that everyone would know how awesome this community can be. I didn’t win any of pieces on which I bid, but I can definitely share the event with all of you and also encourage you to throw a few bucks Dan Colonna’s way if you can spare it.

This event was not sponsored in any way by The Walt Disney Corporation, nor was it endorsed or sanctioned by The Walt Disney Corporation. Just like this blog, it was a labor of love.

Check out the gallery below to see some of the art and other photos from the event. I do apologize for the distortion of some of the pictures, but it was a packed house, necessitating close photography with a wide lens to capture everything.

If you would like to donate to donate to help Dan Colonna, please click here.

The photos, in random order, were shot with a Canon 6D using a 28mm f/1.8 lens and an iPhone 5. Processing was done in Aperture for OS X.


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