Local journalist Brandon Cone wrote about the MDA telethon this week:
Bear said in addition to the live remote broadcasts of the MDA telethon from Branson Landing and a concert by M-Dock at Town Square several other area businesses would be participating in the fund raising effort.
The Titanic Museum will be making a $1 donation for every visitor they have the day of the telethon.
BODIES the Exhibition will be donating $4 for each visitor they have over Labor Day weekend.
The Baldknobbers would be holding a special show sometime that weekend to benefit MDA.
And Stone Hill Winery will have “tips for tours” to benefit the cause over the holiday weekend.
Micheal Godard will be at the "Oh My Goddard" Gallery at the Branson Landing
Here's Godard's Bio...
Michael Godard, the olive and martini artist
Oh My God...ard! These are usually the first words out of peoples' mouths when they view Michael Godard's artwork. Godard, known as the “Rock Star of the Art World” is currently the #1 best selling artist in the U.S. Since childhood Godard has had paint flowing thru his veins. He attended the University of Nevada in Las Vegas for Fine Arts and later attended The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
After college Godard began working as a freelance illustrator with such high profile clients as Coca Cola, Dodge, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Striking out on his own as an Artist, he started to get noticed for his unique take on the vices of life. He became the first artist commissioned in California to paint a life–sized cow, part of the “Cows on Parade” exhibition which appeared on the Today Show and Oprah. Godard has been featured on Television in HBO’s Cat House, A&E’s Criss Angel’s Mind Freak, Inked, and as of yet in an untitled feature movie.
Today many collectors of Godard’s art feel that his portrayal of fun is an exciting combination of imagination and humor which evoke a dramatic feeling. Paintings depicting drunken grapes, gangster olives, dancing strawberries, and flaming dice have taken the art world to proclaim” Michael Godard's paintings are incredible." Gallery owners and the public agree Godard is one of the most creative and versatile artists of our time.
Godard is very fortunate that painting has given him the opportunity to give back to others less fortunate. Philanthropy is very important to Godard. In 2006, aware of the fact that his daughter Paige’s illness gave her only two weeks to live, Godard, with her blessing, made time to perform at a charity event hosted by the Dallas Margarita Society. Godard painted in front of a crowd of over ten thousand people, raising an unheard amount of money in a single evening. Also during the short time he toured in 2006 on his “Magic, Mayhem and Martini Tour”, he raised over half a million dollars for charities focused on childhood illnesses.
Michael would like his fans to live an intoxicating life every day!