Sensorio Gives Back, Supporting Children With Cancer and Santa Barbara Food Bank • Atascadero News

Sunday, November 21 $10 from every ticket sale goes to any charity

PASO ROBLES — Visitors who want 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 on November 21. This ongoing initiative at the outdoor art exhibit highlights and supports local nonprofits, when $20 from every ticket sold to Light at Sensorio goes to the chosen charities (with $10 donated to each organization). Next month’s special fundraiser event will take place on Sunday, November 21, and will benefit the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation and the Santa Barbara County Food Bank. The exhibition of internationally acclaimed British artist Bruce Munro is currently on display until January 2, 2022 (see full schedule of days/hours 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.

Founded in 2002, Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation advocates for families 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 middle-income families with household bills and expenses related to caring for a sick child. Funds also help compensate for the loss of income due to one or both parents working less or quitting their job to care for their child. Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation also provides professional and peer support for the entire family, including parents, the child in treatment, and their siblings, to alleviate emotional hardship. These programs include Family Counseling Groups, Family Connection events, and more. With regard to educational advocacy, the foundation provides parents with the necessary tools to support and advocate for their child’s academic career, and ensures a smooth transition to school after treatment. These programs include counseling services and neuropsychological testing. For more information 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 scope of a food bank by providing more than just food, including programs for nutrition education, disaster preparedness, environmental sustainability and community resilience to solve the root causes of hunger. For more information about the Santa Barbara County Food Bank, the public can visit foodbanksbc.org.

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About Light at Sensorio
For Sensorio, world-renowned British artist Bruce Munro has created an unparalleled immersive experience in a breathtaking different world. Featured in The New York Times as #6 in “50 Places to Visit in 2020”, Light at Sensorio features two walk-through installations from Munro. Covering 15 acres of Paso Robles’ rolling hills, Field of Light is his largest work of art to date, consisting of more than 58,800 stemmed spheres illuminated by fiber optics, which gently illuminate the landscape in subtle flowers of changing colors describing the undulating landscape. Munro’s latest installation for Sensorio, Light Towers, celebrates Paso Robles’ expansive wine country setting with 69 towers comprised of more than 17,000 wine bottles lit by glowing optical fibers. The towers, which are seven feet high, change color to 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 and invite them to participate in the landscape and environment through an ethereal, light-based and sculptural experience. Smithsonian Magazine has called Munro’s art “stunning”, while The Guardian noted, “This is art you feel, rather than art you look at.”

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

Sensorio is open:
1 Nov. 6: Thursday to Sun 5.30 pm to 10 pm
Nov 7 – Jan. 2: Thursday/Sunday 4.30pm-9pm, Friday/Saturday 4.30pm-10pm

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