Artist Garibaldi To Celebrate Wooden With Art Show At Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament

LOS ANGELES - World renowned artist David Garibaldi will pay tribute to the life and legacy of former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden by performing his live art show, Rhythm and Hue, at halftime of tonight's USC-Arizona men's semifinal of the Pacific Life Pac-10 Basketball Tournament at the Staples Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

Garibaldi will paint a portrait of Coach Wooden to music from mid-court. The music is originally scored by DJ Joseph One and will feature quotes from Coach Wooden.

Rhythm and Hue is a performance art show where Garibaldi creates 6-foot portraits of pop icons in minutes to music. Garibaldi's unique show is extremely versatile and has been featured with celebrities, utilized by Fortune 500 companies, raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for various charities, and used as a platform to motivate students and employees of various organizations.

No one has had a greater impact on college basketball than Wooden, who led UCLA to an unprecedented 10 NCAA Championships during his final 12 seasons as head coach. During his 27-years in Westwood, he amassed 620 wins, including a record winning streak of 88 games and posted four perfect 30-0 seasons. However, as incredible as his resume reads, he may be most remembered for the words of wisdom and life lessons he shared with anyone who was fortunate enough to cross his path.

The Pac-10 dedicated the 2010-11 season to Wooden and have honored his legacy by sharing the teachings of his Pyramid of Success in each Pac-10 home arena throughout the season. The Pac-10 Coach of the Year Awards have been renamed to the John Wooden Coach of the Year Award.

Garibaldi's Rhythm and Hue is much more than a performance art, and paint flailing presentation; it is an inspirational experience as well. Garibaldi was once living the life of a graffiti rebel until a high school teacher challenged him to make his art more purposeful. He shares his personal struggles and triumphs that helped to shape him into a world-renowned painter and performer in the studio and on the stage.

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