Edith Windsor the plaintiff in the June 2013 Supreme Court decision that struck down the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act,” coming in at #3 for Time magazine’s person of the year, capping off a year of landmark progress for equality for all LGBT people. "Designing Edie's website has been a collaborative effort with one of my heroes and a labor of love for me personally,” said Carla Grande, a New York based agent, producer and web designer. “Creating an online resource for ‘all things Edie’ has been a joy and an unforgettable experience," Grande continued.
“From the landing page video chronicling Edie’s life with Helen Reddy’s “I am Woman” in the background [Note: song used with permission of the artist] to sections of the site that offer a glimpse into Edie and Thea’s relationship, and the highlights of the DOMA case, the award-winning documentary "Edie and Thea: A Long Engagement,’ my hope is that everyone who visits this site is inspired by Edie, her life and the power of one person standing up to injustice,” concluded Grande.
Hunt Slonem, internationally-renowned American Artist. The list of museums that include works in their permanent collections by American neo-expressionist Hunt Slonem reads like a list of the most important institutions in the United States: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Smithsonian Institution, The National Gallery - to name just a few.
More than 100 museums around the world, as well as important corporate and private collections, proudly display the artist’s colorful, vibrant, patterned paintings of exotic birds, bunnies, butterflies, monkeys, portraits of the famous and celebrated, as well as saints and siddhas. He is also the recipient of multiple important awards.
Arne Svenson is an American artist who was born in 1952. Arne Svenson has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the The Andy Warhol Museum and the Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh.
"The Neighbors" is a photography series that Arne Svenson shot of high-rise condo units across from his New York studio. Organically composed with the assistance of right-angled steel windowpane frames, and using a telephoto lens inherited from a deceased bird watching friend, Svenson has captured private domestic moments that are classical in their grandness yet contemporary in their voyeuristic details.
Basil Twist is a New York City-based puppeteer who is best known for his underwater puppet show, "Symphonie Fantastique"
Originally from San Francisco, Basil Twist is a third generation puppeteer. He graduated from the École Supérieure Nationale des Arts de la Marionnette in Charleville-Mézières, France. He is founder and director of the Dream Music Puppetry Program at Here Arts Center in NYC, which supports and produces new puppet artists.
He is considered an important theater artist by critics of the New York Times, The New Yorker, et al. He has received national and regional recognition through numerous awards, including an Obie Award and a Guggenheim fellowship, the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, and his work has been presented internationally.
After 32 International gold and platinum records, Carlos Alomar’s place in music history is secure. The legendary guitarist burst upon the rock scene with David Bowie in the mid-1970s, when he, Bowie, and John Lennon co-wrote the hit song “Fame.” Over the course of the next 30 years, Alomar would record and tour the world as Bowie’s music director. His ability to play R&B, Philly soul, hard rock, and ambient music meant that he was always in demand – and able to keep up with Bowie’s quicksilver changes of musical persona.
He also co-wrote Mick Jagger’s first solo effort, “She’s The Boss,” Iggy Pop’s comeback hit “Sister Midnight,” and played guitar for a Who’s Who of pop/rock royalty – from Paul McCartney to Simple Minds.