Slightly Stoopid have raised over $20,000 for charity through a successful artwork auction. As we shared last month, the band released a beautiful video for their song "One Bright Day" featuring singer/songwriter Angela Hunte, off of their most current album release, "Meanwhile … Back at the Lab." The video is comprised of animated stills procured from large canvas paintings donated by Hawaii-based artist and aspiring pro-surfer Danielle Zirk.
Six original signed and numbered hand painted canvasses featured in the video were auctioned off allowing fans to own a piece of Slightly Stoopid history. Proceeds from the auction will benefit The Global BrightLight Foundation (GBL), a nonprofit that provides affordable solar energy solutions to rural and impoverished communities globally.
Selected stills were also collected and are going to be featured at Hard Rock International venues. “Adding these original pieces of art to our collection will allow us to represent the undeniable connection that exists between art and music,” says Jerry Fraize, Director Of Memorabilia and Hard Rock International spokesperson. “Our guests are sure to enjoy these original paintings, and the message they convey for years to come."
Global BrightLight is not the only organization Slightly Stoopid has supported this year. The band also regularly partners with many cancer fighting organizations such as Grind For Life (grindforlife.org), a nonprofit started by competitive skateboarder Mike Rogers , and Candlelighters (candlelightersoregon.org) which focuses on battling pediatric cancer. Earlier this year, Slightly Stoopid raised over $30,000 for pediatric cancer research by collaborating with pro-skater Danny Way to release an exclusive album along with a limited edition run of 1,000 skateboards.
Take a listen to Slightly Stoopid's latest release, "One Bright Day" and enjoy the beautiful visuals that accompanying it.