I'm a libertine with a conscience who refuses to acknowledge a distinction between work and play, who believes that you don't get the days back and therefore aspires to embrace the eternally messy present for what it is; a gift. And all gifts should be shared.
Within this framework I'm also a dad, an angel investor, a business owner, deeply passionate about the visual arts, music, literature, technology and politics (the degrees of interest aren't equal and what's posted here is a fair barometer of what captures my attention), and a dedicated philanthropist.
Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes. - Walt Whitman
Board Member: Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center "Whenever someone asks me where I studied art, I always say it was at Hallwalls." - Cindy Sherman
Former Board Member: No Longer Empty: No Longer Empty redefines public art through temporary site -specific exhibitions that draw together the vitality of the contemporary art world and the values of building community.
Owner: Fast Orbit, LLC
Owner/Investor: Wireless-NRG: Innovative consumer, commerical and industrial applications using unique solar technology. Stay tuned for the imminent introduction of the Lillypad (Kudocase) for IPad, IPad2, IPad3.
Owner/Investor: Veenome - a video enabling platform translating video content into machine-readable data for superior organization, publishing, searching and monetization.
Owner/Investor: Social Prize: Social Prize is a new way of sharing that makes it easy for you to share what you like with your friends and win. For the everyday business owner, Social Prize evens the odds by making it a snap for you to use social sweepstakes as a cost-effective means to get the word out about your business and grow your customer base.
Smart Tools. Safer Kids
Keep your kids safe from bad guys and bullies online and on the mobile phone.
Collector-level Member - Issue Project Room
Sponsor of Hallwalls
Fall 2012 Music Program
Nora Ligorano/Marshall Reese: Morning In America Ice Sculpture at the RNC/DNC Conventions
Composer Poul Ruders: New Symphonic Music (including a solo piano commission)
Channeling Coltrane: A concert video of "Electric Ascension"
Grammar: A documentary film about Jason Moran
Even Though the Whole World is Burning: A film about the life and work of Poet Laureate, two-time Pulitzer winner, and environmental activist W.S. Merwin.
George: A feature length documentary on George Maciunas, the founder and impresario of Fluxus, the radical international art movement.
Electronic Arts Intermix Benefactor
Founded in 1971, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is a nonprofit arts organization that is a leading international resource for video and media art. A pioneering advocate for media art and artists, EAI's core program is the distribution and preservation of a major collection of over 3,500 new and historical video works by artists. For 40 years, EAI has fostered the creation, exhibition, distribution and preservation of video art, and more recently, digital art projects.
Sponsor: Kreppa: A Symphonic Poem about the Financial Situation in Iceland
By: Örn Alexander Ámundason, Performed by Metropolis Ensemble, Andrew Cyr, Artistic Director/Conductor
The Armory Show 03/07/2012 The Wall Street Journal Media Lounge
Sponsor of Hallwalls
Winter 2012 Music Program
Sponsor of Hallwalls
Fall 2011 Music Program
Richard Garet (refer to post)
Curated by Laura Bardier
11 August - 30 October 2011
EAC – Espacio Arte Contemporáneo
Montevideo, Uruguay http://www.eac.gub.uy
Steve Swell's Nation of We Recording: "The Business of Here"
Producer (one of thousands) of the upcoming 2011 film: Lemonade: Detroit
Contributor: +Pool: A Floating Pool in the River For Everyone
Challenge grant to the Metropolis Ensemble for the recording of composer Timothy Andres on Nonesuch Records Fall 2011. (Supporting contemporary composition is critical to the health of the culture and visionary Director Andrew Cyr is a living, breathing exemplar of leadership.)
Sponsor: No Longer Empty's About Face art exhibition May/June 2011
Sponsor: Hallwalls Artists & Models 2011 - RAPTURE/RUPTURE May 2011
Principal Benefactor NMC Recordings
Donor of artist Kate Gilmore's (a tireless, fearless creator with a limitless imagination) "Blood From a Stone" to the Brooklyn Museum 2010.
Bedrock financial support for the Cecil Taylor / Tony Oxley 2LP limited edition recording "AILANTHUS / ALTISSIMA bilateral dimensions of 2 root songs" on Triple Point Records.
Sponsor of numerous Hallwalls concerts including: Cecil Taylor's 80th birthday performance, Evan Parker & Ned Rothenberg, Henry Grimes solo, Chicago Underground duo, etc.
Commissioned Composer Frederic Rzweski's "Peace Dances" as part of pianist Sarah Cahill's project "A Sweeter Music."
Wordplay: Celebrating Buffalo's Youngest Writers
Join My Village: a click-to-commit social change initiative that gives you the power to inspire charitable donations from companies to women and girls in Malawi through CARE.
CMH Counseling, Buffalo, NY
Food Bank of Western New York