Several months ago, I was privileged to hang my series of tequila prints in Los Dos Molinos in Mesa. John, the general manager there, recently asked if I would be willing to offer some prints for sale in another restaurant. Of course I said, “yes,” and found that he owns La Ristra in Gilbert, Arizona, a “cousin” restaurant to Los Dos. I drove directly to La Ristra and spoke with his son (also John) and found that it was not only a restaurant, but a tequila bar and tequila club with nearly 600 members! During our conversation over what prints to hang, John told me that the bartender’s nine-month-old daughter was fighting cancer of the kidney. John told me the restaurant was donating 15% of the dinner receipts on June 2 to the family. He asked if I would consider putting a giclée print into a raffle to help the family cover medical expenses. I didn’t even have to think about it. My wife and I also participated in the dinner with several of our friends, and were happy to see that the restaurant was very busy.
A wise woman once told me that things happen for a reason. I’m thrilled and humbled that my artwork might bring some help to a family and a beautiful little girl named Raeya.