The Blunt Club to Host Benefit for Phoenix Painter Jules Demetrius on April 4

When local artist Adam Dumper learned that fellow painter Jules Demetrius had been diagnosed with colon cancer, he didn't waste much time being bummed out about his longtime friend's misfortune. Instead, he and other mutual friends immediately got busy planning a benefit in Demetrius' honor.

"Since the first week we found out what was happening we knew we had to help him out right away, so we started putting something together," Dumper says.

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