AO Onsite – New York: Project on Creativity with Chuck Close at the New Museum, Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

May 31st, 2010


All images courtesy of Patrick McMullan

On Wednesday night, AOL inc. kicked-off their 25th Anniversary celebrations in New York with an intimate ceremony at the New Museum to launch Project on Creativity – a new initiative spearheaded by a series of portraits of the innovators and creatives photographed by American artist Chuck Close – a select few, including images Dalai Lama, segway inventor Dean Kamen, artist Kara Walker, director Gus Van Sant and the actress Claire Danes, were displayed in the Seventh-Floor Sky Room at the Museum which was packed with the members of the New York society world including Andy and Kate Spade, Lisa Anastos, Genevieve Jones, Jennifer Missoni, Will Cotton, Waris Ahlualia, Glenn O’Brien, Bill Powers and AOL CEO Tim Armstrong. The ground floor of the museum was dedicated to a high-tech display of original artwork by four artists from around the world who are part of a larger group of 41 young artists who are to be featured on AOL’s homepage as well as AOLArtists.com – a new destination where users can learn more about how AOL is using creative expression across their sites and the artists who created involved. In addition to these initiatives, AOL representatives used the evening as an opportunity to announce plans for 25 for 25 - a scholarship program, which will grant 25 $25,000 scholarships to tomorrow’s journalists, artists, illustrators, chefs, producers, videographers, and editors. The evening continued for guests who headed a few blocks north to the Bowery hotel for the official after party which was headlined by an intimate performance John Legend.

More images and related links after the jump….



Video of the packed Skyroom at the New Museum – via ArtObserved


AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and Chuck Close


Lisa Anastos


Kate Spade


Kate Schelter


Gina Nanni, Glenn O’Brien


Doutzen Kroes


Dave White


Andy Spade, Chuck Close

Related Links:
AOL Artists Homepage
AOL Marks 25th Anniversary With Portraits by Chuck Close [WSJ]
Chuck Close and AOL Celebrate New Partnership [ArtInfo]
Closer With Chuck at AOL’s Project on Creativity [PaperMag]
AOL Throws 25th Birthday Bash with Chuck Close, Launches ‘Project on Creativity’ [Unbeige]
AOL Gets Creative With Artist Chuck Close [Tonic]

Vital Statistics, June 2, 2004

St. Joseph News-Press June 2, 2004 Births The following births were reported at Heartland Health. The general public visiting hours are noon to 8 p.m. daily. web site north kansas city hospital

Justin Martin and Julia Smith, Rushville, Mo., a son born Friday, May 28, 2004.

Keidi Duncan, Troy, Kan., a son born Friday, May 28, 2004.

William Harris and Sydney McCord, Grant City, Mo., a son born Saturday, May 29, 2004.

Jesse and Sheila Dillman, Savannah, Mo., a daughter born Saturday, May 29, 2004.

Taliah Cary, St. Joseph, a son born Saturday, May 29, 2004.

Chad and Maggie Winder, Troy, Kan., a daughter born Saturday, May 29, 2004.

Chris and Kristin Spiegelberg, St. Joseph, a daughter born Sunday, May 30, 2004.

Josh and Amber Haley, St. Joseph, a daughter born Monday, May 31, 2004.

Out-of-town births Jeffery and Malinda Edson, Kansas City, a son born Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at North Kansas City Hospital, Kansas City; Malinda is the former Malinda Habert, St. Joseph; Jeffery is also a former St. Joseph resident.

Jacob and Christina Owen, Clarksdale, Mo., a son born Wednesday, May 19, 2004, at St. Luke’s Northland Hospital, Kansas City; Christina is the former Christina Wheatley, St. Joseph. site north kansas city hospital

Damon and Crystal Powell, Pleasant Valley, Mo., a daughter born Thursday, May 27, 2004, at North Kansas City Hospital, Kansas City; Damon and Crystal are both former St. Joseph residents.

David and Kaysie Wahlert, Liberty, Mo., a son born Saturday, May 29, 2004, at Liberty Hospital, Liberty, Mo.; Kaysie is the former Kaysie Willis, St. Joseph; David is also a former St. Joseph resident.

Marriage licenses Branden Michael O’Grady, 18, and Theresa Martea Shorter, 16, both of St. Joseph.

Warren Scott Kalin, 21, and Ashley Dawn Crockett, 25, both of St. Joseph.

Jeffrey Scott Lisenbee, 41, and Susie Renee Chance, 32, both of St. Joseph.

Andrew Raymond Rodriguez, 20, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Crystal Rachelle Nicholson, 21, St. Joseph.

Divorce suits granted Division 1 Judge Randall Jackson Patrick Duncan Karl Jr., St. Joseph and Angela Mechelle Karl, St. Joseph; joint legal custody of one minor child with sole physical and residential custody granted to her; child support of $567 per month awarded to her.

Christina K. Heath, St. Joseph and Jeffrey N. Heath, Wathena, Kan.; joint legal custody of one minor child with sole physical custody granted to her; child support of $285 per month awarded to her.

Division 2 Judge Weldon Judah Robert Wayne Hildreth, St. Joseph, and Janice Jean Hildreth, St. Joseph.