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RIVERSIDE (Oct. 18, 2013)—California Baptist University's annual Homecoming Awards Dinner Nov. 1 will feature world-renowned artist David Garibaldi, known for transforming large blank canvases to art as the audience watches. Garibaldi appeared as a contestant on America's Got Talent, Season 7.

Although Garibaldi's interest in art began as a child, his life as a serious artist began with painting graffiti art in South Sacramento. While he admits his life could have taken a much tougher path, Garibaldi eventually discovered he could combine his love of color with his passion for music to create a completely unique performance.

"I create images in an entertaining way, and my hope is to inspire the audience to use their passion to benefit and inspire others," Garibaldi said on his website. "That is music and color. That is rhythm and hue."

His large-scale paintings are created to the musical works of Stevie Wonder, U2 and The Beatles, among others.

Garibaldi's performances for Fortune 500 companies, including AT&T, Intel and Disney, and during charity events for groups like World Vision and the Special Olympics have all been inspired by his personal mission statement, "living with passion and purpose."

At the age of 29, he has raised more than $1 million for charities and non-profits around the world.

Garibaldi's performance at the Homecoming Awards Dinner will take place at the CBU Recreation Center gym from 6-8 p.m. The event also will feature the 55-Buck Art Sale, at which works by alumni, faculty, friends of the university and celebrity artists will be sold for $55 each. The public is invited to attend.

Tickets for the Homecoming Awards Dinner are available for $40 each and can be purchased by clicking here.