Monday, March 30, 2015

Relay for Rachael 2015

The fifth annual Relay for Rachael, it is hard to believe... since I woke up in the hospital paralyzed from the neck down in 2010, I have been working everyday to gain my movement back. This is only possible because I have an amazing community of friends and family who are willing to go out, run hard and raise money for me. It is uncomfortable for me to ask for help, but I am learning that people want to help. I see the happiness on people's faces when they see my strength coming back, and this makes me happy, I am excited for the changes ahead. It is a tough world and I feel so grateful that everyday I am getting stronger. Everyday I am one step closer to stepping again...

This year I have 20 runners, 5 relay teams running in the Big Sur Marathon, along with a good friend who is running the full marathon! This is the 5th annual Relay for Rachael and we are stronger than ever with the most runners yet. The goal is to be the fastest team and raise the most money to help with my physical therapy costs. 6 days a week, 4 hours a day I work out with my trainer and this is possible because of people like you who donate to my recovery. Over the past year I feel the strength all over my body returning, my arms and hands are becoming more useful, my rehab is working! The runners are training hard and hit highway 1 on Sunday, April 26th to run their hardest for my recovery and I am forever grateful for their amazing support and yours!


Donations can be made **************PO Box 6445, Carmel Ca 93921 831.238.0127 ...BE THE LIGHT**************



Photo news from Rachael...

  I recently just curated my first official show at the Center for Photographic Art where I also serve on the Board of Trustees. It has been an honor and a pleasure to work with such great photographers and a wonderful organization. If you've never been to the CPA in Carmel now is your chance, it is the Central Coast’s only non-profit photography center focused on promoting a broader understanding of photography’s visual, emotional and social impact in our community not to mention Ansel Adams and Brett Weston were a couple of the original founders back in 1967.

About the show...

Next Generation
Photographs by Kodiak Greenwood, Michelle Magdalena and Zach Weston Curated by Rachael Short
March 14th through May 9th, 2015
"Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow."—Imogen Cunningham
The future of photography is changing faster than ever. With over a billion digital images uploaded daily, our world has never been more photographed. Looking towards the Next Generation, what will the future of photography look like?
Here on the Monterey Peninsula, film and wet darkrooms are still alive as new generation fine art photographers Kodiak Greenwood, Michelle Magdalena and Zach Weston both continue and expand upon the legacy of the great West Coast photographers who pioneered this medium and evolved its traditions before them.

Next Generation spotlights the work of these three emerging artists and exposes the rawness that so effortlessly yet individually distinguishes their images. Kodiak is inspired by the rugged beauty of the Big Sur coast that has been his home since birth. Michelle's images emanate femininity derived from the natural form. Zach continues in the footsteps of his father Kim, grandfather Cole, great-uncle Brett and great-grandfather Edward, creating soulfully composed images and perfectly crafted prints. For all three young artists, film is still preferred over digital, the land and sea are ever-stirring muses, and the innate beauty of the female body is timeless. —Rachael Short, Exhibition Curator