Monday, January 4, 2010

A Tribute to Brad....

Bradley R. Germata, born December 23, 1982, lost his heroic fight against cancer on October 12, 2009.

Brad loved art. Whether it was making art, going to see art, learning about it – he was there, and he was excited. Brad graduated in 2005 from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) and pursued his artistic dream working as a graphic designer at the advertising firm Marx McClellan Thrun, in Milwaukee’s Third Ward – having once said, “I can’t believe I’m getting paid to do something I love.”
You may have known him as family, as a close friend, a classmate, student or coworker. A thoughtful and all-around nice guy, Brad went out of his way to help those he cared about in any way he could. As a talented artist and supporter of the community, he touched the lives of many people he met through professional events and art benefits.

My daughter, Kasey, knew Brad as a great friend, as did many of their friends, she spoke of him often, we had Brad on our prayer chain as well as he went through his cancer treatments, and continue to hold his family and friends in our prayers.

Many friends are donating great items in memory of Brad. Kasey K Photo has a great photo session package she is donating, which includes a FREE Outdoor Individual PORTRAIT SESSION & Free Print Portrait Package A: which includes, 1-8x10, 1-5x7, 2-4x6's & 8 wallets.

A Tribute to Brad, by his friends and family, is being held on Friday, Feb. 19th, at Flux Design 811 E. Vienna Avenue – Milwaukee. Check out their website for more info...there will be wonderful items for auction, art, gifts from area businesses, family & friends, food, music and more.

Kasey told me about Brad's love for music, so I've donated the "Guitar Heroes" assemblage, and another one pictured here (Buddha Vane) as a donation to Brad's tribute, which will go towards establishing the Brad Germata Scholarship Fund at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, and supporting cancer research.

Please check out their website, and if you are in the Milwaukee area consider coming to the event as well!! Thanks.


Maureen said...

I am so sorry to learn of your loss.

What a wonderful tribute!

In peace.

(We have a tribute page at Our Cancer; once registered at, you may leave a remembrance in the Discussion Forum's "A Moment of Silence: Our Cancer's Honor Roll".)

Roberta said...

Thank you Maureen... and thanks for the link too!

Kasey K. Photo said...

Mom! I give this 2 thumbs up! :)