Attention SoCal Young and the Restless fans. Thom Bierdz (ex-Phillip Chancellor, III) will be appearing at 6:30 pm PST, today, Sat. May 10, 2008 at the AIDS Service Center's 11th Annual Big Night Out in Pasadena, CA. The talented actor, painter and author will paint live as part of a live auction for the Center's annual fundraising event.
Then on May 31 Bierdz will host an opening at his West Hollywood gallery (8430 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 201, West Hollywood, CA) with 50 percent of the evening's proceeds going to the mental illness charity NARSAD.
Bierdz was recently interviewed by Luke and Mike and shared what it was like to be a wildly popular teen heartthrob on Y&R, while living as a gay man in his personal life; the harrowing murder of his mother by his mentall ill brother, which he documented in his memoir Forgiving Troy and the successful art career he has embarked upon since leaving daytime. Look for that very powerful episode of the Daytime Confidential podcast soon.
For more information on 11th Annual Big Night Out , contact the AIDS Services Center at (626) 441-8495. To attend the opening of Bierdz's gallery on May 31, RSVP to (310) 726-8177. To visit Bierdz online go here.