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René Yañez Memorial Fund

On May 30, 2018, SOMArts' beloved Día de los Muertos curator René Yañez passed away due to complications from cancer. We were truly blessed to work with such an incredible mentor, artist and friend for so many years. As the caretaker and creative genius behind SOMArts' art garden, we know that René would want to see his work in the garden continue for generations of Bay Area community members to enjoy. Contributions to this memorial fund will be dedicated entirely to continuing René's legacy of hospitality, beauty and creativity in SOMArts' garden. Thank you for your generosity.
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Roberto Varea & Violeta Luna donated $25 on 7/8/2018
Cary Cordova donated $100 on 6/22/2018
In honor of all the art that René Yañez created and inspired. So much to love and remember.
Ellen Bepp donated $25 on 6/20/2018
Kathy Fujii-Oka donated $100 on 6/10/2018
RIP Dear Rene Yanez
Johanna Poethig donated $100 on 6/7/2018
For the universal garden of art and creative life, the beauty and love that continues to grow. Thank you Rene.
Woff donated $25 on 6/6/2018
Much love and respect for René.
Mark Eisner donated $75 on 6/4/2018
Tom Nishimura & Elvira Walden donated $300 on 6/3/2018
Rene will continue to inspire my students and me when we attend the annual Dia de los Muertos exhibiton at SOMArts Cultural Center. Gracias.