Tony Bennett and AMM Reiss
"When the uncreative tell the creative what to do, it stops being art." Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett, and his wife Susan Benedetto, founded The Frank Sinatra School of the Arts high school, funded through their non-profit, Exploring the Arts. Learn more at www.exploringthearts.org
OMIROS The Last Judgment
While the treasures in Rome might be beyond reach for a simple excursion to go and see God in Raphael’s Transfiguration, Atelier Omiros presents glimpses of God, the Divine and more, that are easily accessible and well worth the day trip.
Please visit www.atelieromiros.com
Jeff Koons and AMM Reiss
“Just as I experience my own possibility, and want more, I would hope that viewers also experience their own possibilities, and want more.” Jeff Koons
Jeff Koons at Keep Memory Alive’s inspiring, Power of Love Gala, with proceeds benefitting Cleveland Clinic’s Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. You can learn more or become involved at www.keepmemoryalive.org
United Way CEO Brian Gallagher and AMM Reiss
"United Way is opening their arms to the future of philanthropy." Brian Gallagher.
The first-ever global platform that connects employees, customers and partners with the causes they care about the most. Philanthropy Cloud will not only make giving accessible, easier and more effective—it will change the face of philanthropy as we know and understand it.
Bon Jovi and AMM Reiss
“Our mission has always been to affect positive change and address the issues of hunger and homelessness," Jon Bon Jovi.
There are two locations of Jon Bon Jovi and his wife Dorothea's volunteer-run Soul Kitchen in New Jersey. They wanted to create a community where diners pay if they can. Unlike a standard soup kitchen, diners of all socioeconomic backgrounds sit together at communal tables, as the restaurant serves both paying customers and those in need.
Visit www.jbjsoulkitchen.org to learn more.
NIKE GODDESS OF VICTORY
“My work becomes a matter of discovery and investigation; creation as well as destruction with every moment new forms taking place.” Lori Hyland
Hyland is inspired by her natural surroundings, internalizing all energy and light sources to arouse her artistic expression. This process is clearly echoed in her paintings, which exude a fundamentally abstract reflection of color.
Professor Dr. Christoph Meinel
"For artists and collectors blockchain technology can provide a secure, robust and transparent platform for prove and verification of the provenance and ownership of the artworks, without the need for a trusted intermediary." Professor Dr. Christoph Meinel
Professor Dr. Christoph Meinel is Dean of the Digital Engineering Faculty of the Potsdam University and Director and CEO of the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering.
Springsteen and Clarence Clemons
"I had the remarkable good fortune to spend most of the last Born to Run months in the studio with Bruce and the band." Barbara Pyle
Barbara Pyle captured Springsteen and the E-Street Band as they were skyrocketed to stardom. She is also one of the only photographers who has ever been given access inside the recording studio while Springsteen is working...after being given such access, it became a mission.
AMM is pleased to announce a collaborative partnership between Afrofest and Caribbean One TV (C-ONE TV), a soon-to-launch multimedia streaming platform that will offer innovative programming and original content to communities worldwide, the Caribbean Global Market (CGM).
Zapata and AMM Reiss
"My dad was a car painter and my mom was a tailor so I guess I was surrounded by paint and creativity since I was born." Domingo Zapata
Zapata is best known for his signature “Polo” series which first gained him critical acclaim. His clients include Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and the investment bank Goldman Sachs. He often draws on his experiences as a songwriter, working with Michael Jackson.
Atelier Omiros, Bedford New York
"I remember thinking, ‘This art is different, it’s intense and it’s magnificent!’ I was told that Omiros made the paintings." Lawrence Benenson
On a crisp December 15th, 2018 evening, just forty miles from Manhattan, in Bedford New York, many received an early holiday gift. A great master was unveiled and discovered. Atelier Omiros introduced the Atelier as the home of the artist that was known as Omiros. www.atelieromiros.com
Julian Lennon and AMM Reiss
"I've been a philanthropist for all my life, and... I've had many involvements in humanitarian and environmental issues." Julian Lennon
Lennon is devoted to the White Feather Foundation and the Whale Dreamers Organization; organizations which promote the co-existence of all species and the health and well-being of the Earth. Julian Lennon has a new children's book, "Touch The Earth." To learn more please visit www.julianlennon.com/charity
The flowers of the secret room dancing in a starry night
Antonio Nunziante, one of the most important Italian artists, last month exhibited in Art Santa Fe, winning three prizes: The Best Artist, The Best Artwork, The Best International Exhibitor.
Peter Tunney and AMM Reiss
"I love how they greet and take care of us. God’s Love is always there when I need them." A Client
Artist and Philanthropist Peter Tunney along with other artists recently unveiled The Lost Warhols. These unique creations stemming from a Warhol photo session were auctioned with proceeds going to Gods Love We Deliver. God's Love We Deliver provides meals to people who are too sick to shop or cook.https://www.glwd.org/give/donate.jsp
Mickey Hart's Art
"These works have been drummed, vibrated into existence. This technique is essential in the creation of my art.” Mickey Hart
Deadheads and new fans will now have a chance to experience Hart, legendary percussiionist for the Greateful Dead, utilizing an entire new art form grown from his love of rhythm. The three time Grammy award winner embarks on premiering his pulsing works as a painter.
"Art isn't just the paint I put on the canvas...It's such a universal thing...Your thoughts are art." Skyler Grey
As the youngest artist ever to be internationally exhibited, Skyler Grey is a rising star on the LA street art scene. After the tragic loss of his mother at age 2 and subsequent placement in therapy that involved art and drawing, Grey’s father noticed his son’s incredible artistic interest, talent and creativity.
Peter Max and AMM Reiss
As a Yogi my true feelings about my life is a line stated in yoga "Love all and serve all.” Peter Max
Although most link the Beatles with bringing awareness of yoga to the public it was Max who actually brought yoga into the mainstream in the United States. "I received a phone call from George Harrison, with Ringo, proudly telling me that they also had their own Swami Maharishi Mahesh in England."
"There is a certain integrity that comes through in all Cianciulli’s work. She cares about the smallest details."
Stealing Chanel is a 5-star rated romantic comedy streaming on the Lifetime Movie channel and Amazon Prime.
Jennifer Hudson and Reiss
"Dreams do come true. If anyone's proof of that, it's me." Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson has come a long way since American Idol. She's launched a successful recording career, won an Academy Award, and is a judge on the hit show The Voice. Stand Up To Cancer is a non-profit organization that raises money for cancer research. www.standuptocancer.org
"These dreamscapes are aspirational destinations such as New York, Tokyo, California, Italy and the French Riviera amongst many others... I also love making people feel something, anything and hope that my works do that for the viewer." David Drebin
"Our planet's alarm is going off, and it is time to wake up and take action!" Leonardo DiCaprio
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants. Through collaborative partnerships, they support innovative projects that protect vulnerable wildlife from extinction, while restoring balance to threatened ecosystems and communities.
To learn more please visit www.leonardodicaprio.org
Sammy Hagar and Reiss
"It's greed that is the problem ... It's what I discovered by being both rich and poor." Sammy Hagar
Having been raised by a single mother while his father was in jail, Hagar says he knows both sides of the wealth coin better than most. Hagar donates to local food banks in every city he visits on tour, but he says he's always trying to help others — almost to his own detriment.
Nancy Bergman Pantirer
"Light enables one to witness the multifaceted properties of color and form." Nancy Bergman Pantirer
Nancy Bergman Pantirer Hidden Agenda Series consists of a pure investigation of fluorescent and phosphorescent paint. This series brings to the art world, surprise, suspense and a theatrical experience and to spectators, work that is successful in divergent illuminations.
Cheech Marin and Reiss
“It’ll be the one place worldwide that everybody can go to for all things Chicano art.” Cheech Marin
Primarily known as an actor, director, and performer, Cheech Marin has developed the finest private collection of Chicano art in the United States. Marin began amassing Chicano art in the late 1980s, shortly after he rose to fame with his frequent collaborator Tommy Chong, and now owns one of the most extensive collections in the world. He is known as one of the foremost advocates for the art form.
Robby Krieger, Billy Gibbons, and AMM Reiss
"The chords in 'Light My Fire' are based on [John] Coltrane's version of this song." Robby Kreiger of The Doors
Guitar Legends II raises awareness for those who serve our nation including military, veterans, and first responders. Now in thier third year America Salutes You is proud to present this nationally televised benefit concert that raises funds for the extraordinary non-profits that support mental and brain wellness for these heroes. This year legends included Stephan Stills, Dave Navarro, Robby Krieger, Joe Bonamassa, and was hosted by ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons.
"Art is the ultimate act of being alive." Brian Gormley
Brian Gormley knew Jean-Michel Basquiat well and was influenced by him to create graffiti art. Gormley's graffiti-influenced studio art reflects additional influences of abstract expressionism. Critic Brian Fallon describes Gormley as an heir to abstract expressionism seeing an influence of Jackson Pollock in his more modestly scaled work.
Al Diaz with AMM Reiss
"Basquiat had my back." Al Diaz
Albert Diaz Selected works at 57 Great Jones street is an exuberant celebration of the friendship and collaboration that Diaz had with Jean Micheal Basquiat who lived and died at that location. The love of collaboration that Basquiat had can be traced to Diaz, who was Basquiat’s earliest collaborator with their famed SAMO tag.
Fab Five Freddy and AMM Reiss MOMA Club 57 event
"When Jean-Michel was nice, he was excessively nice. But when he was mean, he could also be excessively mean. He was able to freeze a person up, just with a look. And he was able to hit that same mark with his paintings." Fab 5 Freddy
Fred Brathwaite more popularly known as Fab 5 Freddy, is an American visual artist, filmmaker, rapper and hip hop pioneer. He emerged in New York's downtown underground creative scene in the late 1970s as a camera operator and a regular guest on Glenn O'Brien's public access cable show TV Party. There he met Chris Stein and Debbie Harry. He was immortalized in 1981 when Harry rapped on the Blondie song "Rapture" that "Fab 5 Freddy told me everybody's fly." In the late 1980s, Fab 5 Freddy became the first host of the groundbreaking and first internationally telecast hip-hop music video show Yo! MTV Raps.
Marcia Resnick: Basquiat
"I took this photograph of Jean-Michel Basquiat in 1979 in the Mudd Club, a venue for music, art, film, dance and other cultural events in lower Manhattan." Marcia Resnick
In 1977, it was in this milieu that graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat teamed up with Al Diaz, another high school student, to invent a philosophycum - a religion called SAMO.
" It’s all an expression of love, isn’t it? Creation, contribution, communalization and collaboration – I believe that’s what’s at play in charity, art, and music, and so they all work real nicely together." Samantha Michelle
Samantha is a Canadian actress-turned-filmmaker and DJ specializing in 1960s and 70s soul, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, ska and funk. Since moving to NYC, she’s provided the sounds for a series of art, fashion and charity events and has spun for the likes of Saks Fifth Avenue, The Morrison Hotel Gallery, Soho House, Lululemon, Christie’s, Galore Magazine, Topping Rose House, and Omar’s Park Avenue.
Ice T and AMM Reiss
"I make an effort to keep it as real as I possibly can." Ice T
Ice-T, fellow MC, Chubb Rock, along with veteran music manager Mickey Bentson, his wife, Toya Bentson and Dr. Annie Ford, are launching their Male Awareness Foundation. The foundation promotes health through cancer screenings, specifically testicular, colon, pancreatic, oral and other forms of the disease.
“Live your life in full color, with exuberance and purpose and passion—be a person of integrity, resilience and generosity.” Barbara Lazaroff
Ms. Barbara Lazaroff, co-founder with Chef Puck of the Wolfgang Puck brand, was inducted into the Platinum Circle for her innovative concepts of her acclaimed restaurants such as, Granita, Eureka, and Spago Beverly Hills. Barbara is highly recognized as a community activist and philanthropist.
Guenancia and Blanes
This brasserie continues a long tradition of serving the public while providing a place for writers, artists and thespians to gather and huddle over some good wine and a hot tasty meal while exchanging stories. Un Deux Trois has gone beyond being an institution. It has become part of the soul of New York.
"Crosby’s work.... frequently draws on the hip-hop and graffiti culture that was born in New York in the eighties." Nicole Rudick, The Paris Review
Crosby “ClockWork Cros” is a Surrealist artist who was born and raised in the Lower East Side of New York. His clocks challenge ideas about disposability, longevity and reputation, while exploring the consumption of celebrity. Post-post-modern, Crosby's clocks sail across media platforms and technology, but also look back to a time of the handmade.
DMC and AMM Reiss
“Sheila and I had a dream a decade ago. And now we are amazed and humbled how that dream has turned into a reality. I want these kids to understand that there is no one more special than them in this world.” Darryl DMC McDaniels.
The Felix Organization was co-founded in 2006 by Emmy Award Winning Casting Director Sheila Jaffee and Hip Hop Legend Darryl DMC McDaniels. This unlikely duo are adoptees who met while searching for their birth parents. They bonded instantly and that same year launched not only the charity but it’s signature program Camp Felix, a summer camp specially designed for youth in the foster care system. Since its inception ten years ago, Felix has touched the lives of more than 2,500 children.
Bernie Williams and Reiss
“I believe that no kid, and I mean NO kid, shouldn’t have the opportunity to play an instrument and learn it. It enriches their lives.” Bernie Williams
Puerto Rican musician and baseball player, Bernie Williams was a member of four World Series championship teams with the Yankees, and is a classically trained guitarist who was nominated for a Grammy. Bernie was honored with the ‘Big Man of the Year’ award by Little Kids Rock, given each year to an individual who help put transformational music classes and modern musical instruments into the hands of low-income school children.
Jeff Krauss: How did you come up with the idea for How You Glow?
Tara: How You Glow came to be through our desire to explore the vibrancy surrounding us — everything from delicious food, to inspiring people, cool and innovative brands, cutting edge wellness, fulfilling travel, nourishing books, natural beauty products and more.I’m a trained natural foods chef, holistic nutritionist, and yoga teacher; Jessie is a yoga teacher and art therapist; together we combine our expertise into How You Glow and share our quest for all things glow-related with our readers. We initially wanted to create a physical space but then decided to create a space online, a destination for all things GLOW. www.howyouglow.com
Harry Edelson and Reiss
"I'm always good, never sick, always ready to do things." Harry Edelson.
In his book, Positivity, Edelson offers his tried and true methods, into how to live a truly happy and healthy life. Whether it be everyday chores, the stock market, or putting together a multimillion dollar deal, Harry helps us better realize that life is between the ears, and is a truly a state of mind. From tips on how to be smarter through speed reading, mnemonic devices, and math tips to common sense insights on how to be more prosperous. Some people have gotten rich off books on how to get rich, but Edelson has gotten rich and gives insights and tips on how you can too.—Positivity AMM recommends we all practice Positivity by visiting: www.edelsontech.com
Sable Elyse Smith
"There is something really special about being a part of this tremendous legacy and the immediate access or the kind of intimacy that creates." Sable Elyse Smith
Since 1968, the Studio Museum in Harlem has consistently identified and supported some of the most critically recognized artists working today—from David Hammons and Kerry James Marshall, to Julie Mehretu, Mickalene Thomas, and more recently Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Kevin Beasley, and Jordan Casteel.
Samuel Waxman recieves Ellis Island Medals Of Honor
On July 13, 2019, hundreds of guests flocked to 15th Annual Hamptons Happening event to benefit the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF).
They have provided more than $100 million in funding to researchers in the U.S., Canada, Israel, and China. On the heels of its discovery of a cure for a form of leukemia, the SWCRF-funded research has led to numerous clinical trials and targeted treatments for cancer.www.waxmancancer.org
“As an artist, you must capture movement within stillness. That’s the challenge of painting water.” DAVID PRENTICE
Prentice is possibly, even probably, the finest overlooked master painter in the current era of money-driven gallerists now dominating the New York art world…Pieces from that series were acquired by the Smithsonian, the MoMA, Yale University, the Wadsworth Atheneum, and other public and private collections.
“Le Bal de Provence” 2015
"Art is really everything to me. A source of beauty and love when surrounded by sadness or loneliness. A chance to create something can give you a reason to live." Brett Roberts
Bret Roberts is an Alaskan born Painter, poet, actor, musician, film producer— acting in over 60 movies and producing 11. From a family of painters Bret's grandfather was Erling Roberts, the master portraiture and landscape. Bret's unique Human Landscape's have gained acclaim in NYC, New Orleans, and Montpellier, France.
"Asian Americans represent the perfect blend of Asian culture with American ideologies...Ultimately, Asian Americans are the individuals at the forefront of bridging US China relations while respecting the values and culture of both nations." John Wang
John Wang established the Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC) in 1994 because he saw a need to promote greater recognition of Asian American businesses’ contributions to the general economy, and wanted to connect the U.S. and China on projects and investments at a private, corporate, provincial and municipal government level. www.aabdc.com
"Technology is the single most influential tool to embrace as we pursue our goal of creating a worldwide arts community." Jed Bernstein
Lincoln Center is one of the cornerstones of New York City’s culture, consisting of a campus of 11 organizations focused on music, dance and theatre. Together, they bring thousands of performances to life each year.
"I was always taught to be a ‘giver’ not a ‘taker’. It’s what drove me to start my company with the goal of helping other people." Rachel Goldstein
Rachel P. Goldstein is the Founder and CEO of Agent of Change, a company making a difference in people's lives through its event production, strategic marketing campaigns, and project management. Rachel’s fundamental principle is to provide those who seek change with proper tools to achieve it.
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. For more information or to get involved please visit:
I Wanna Be a Cowboy
From publicly defending his star of David ring in Anti-Semitic Eastern Europe, to showing in art exhibitions despite lacking the money or support of contemporaries, like Ai Weiwei and others, Terrenceo has stayed true to his thought-provoking social commentary and political criticism, always risking himself to get people’s deeper attention.
Hailing from the same time and place of South Central Los Angeles as his contemporary artists, Henry Taylor, Marc Bradford, and Sanford Biggers, Terrenceo took a slightly different path after college. “I began performance art in the streets of Hollywood. I wanted to do something that didn't depend on me needing to sell artwork all the time and the contradictions that it can sometimes lead to."
Dominic Chianese and AMM Reiss
"For TV I don't think I could have gotten a better part than Uncle Junior because of the intimacy of the character based on David Chase's brilliant writing." Dominic Chianese
Dominic Chianese is an American actor, singer, and musician. He is best known for his role as Corrado "Junior" Soprano on the HBO series The Sopranos, and Johnny Ola in The Godfather Part II. Chianese is an accomplished tenor and musician, having released Hits in 2000, on which he sings American and Italian songs. In 2003, Chianese, along with AOL Music, released a second CD titled Ungrateful Heart, which features 16 classic Neapolitan songs.In 2010, Chianese received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in recognition of his humanitarian efforts.
Michael Reiss: What advice could you offer on acting?
Jerry Stiller: When you get your five minutes…just say your lines.
Gerald Isaac "Jerry" Stiller is an American comedian and actor. He is perhaps best known for playing Frank Costanza on the NBC sitcom Seinfeld and Arthur Spooner on the CBS comedy series The King of Queens. He spent many years in the comedy team Stiller and Meara with his wife, Anne Meara. They are the parents of actor Ben Stiller, with whom Stiller co-starred in the films Zoolander, Heavyweights, Hot Pursuit, The Heartbreak Kid and Zoolander 2. Stiller is best known for his unique angry, yelling acting style.
Melle Mel and Reiss
"God is smilin’ on you but He’s frownin’ too, Because only God knows what you’ll go through." Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Melle Mel
Melle Mel the lead rapper and main songwriter for Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five was the first rapper to call himself an "MC", an abbreviation of "Master of Ceremonies." Melle Mel began to turn to more socially aware subject matter...economic and drug policies, and their effect on the black community. A song entitled "The Message" became an instant classic and of the first glimmers of conscious hip hop.
"If you’re lucky enough to figure out what you are meant to do with your life, follow that passion. For me it was music." Stevie Nicks
“It’s such an honor to be able to do that: to go around the world and see how your songs—your children in a way—are so deeply loved, understood, and appreciated by others who only know you through your words and music. Sometimes it feels like a lot of work, but ultimately it’s a privilege. Too many of us who have succeeded in the popular arts have somehow forgotten that.”
Anthony Kearns and Reiss
“Once they’ve started, you can’t shut these guys up!” Martin Sheen:
Anthony Kearns, considered Ireland’s Foremost Tenor, is recognized around the globe for over a decade of extraordinary collaborative work with the PBS super-group, The Irish Tenors. Kearns sings for many causes and charities throughout Ireland and America, including Autism Awareness, music education, and US Veteran’s causes.
"Once in a man's life, for one mortal moment, he must make a grab for immorality; if not, he has not lived." Sylvester Stallone
While writing Rocky, Stallone painted a picture, “On Finding Rocky,” to help explore the inner workings and soul of his inspiring and iconic Rocky character....Carol Connors fondly remembers the moment she came up with the words for the scene when Rocky runs up the stairs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She was in the shower replaying the scene and melody in her mind when she came up with the iconic three words, “Gonna Fly Now.”
“For the past 24 years, it has given me much joy to help over 20,000 artists fulfill their dreams.” Anita Durst
With more than 150 subsidized studio spaces in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Manhattan, and New Jersey, forty exhibition spaces, and last year nine million dollars in space grants to artists, the impact Durst and Chashama have on emerging and mid-career artists is immeasurable.
"Purity and precision are evident in the paintings of the artist Qiheng Liu. He is a visionary and a superb technician. The clarity of his style in his latest series of paintings displays the influence of the portraiture of Hans Holbein the Younger." Stephen DiLauro
Robert Greenberg with Reiss
All of us at AMM want to give a very special thanks to assistant to the publisher Robert Greenberg. Though still in high school, his incredible work ethic, genuine understanding of complex projects, and professional attention to detail all made him invaluable to AMM. Robert is an integral part of the magazine. Everyone at AMM wishes him well as he heads off to Cornell University next year.