“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Albert Einstein. It’s so true. Children explore and grow their imaginations through play and art education. And in our current conceptual economy it is the "right brainers that will rule the world." * Playing music and making art is much more than just ‘fun’ for kids - it is transformational and vital. Yet budget cuts have forced many school music programs to close, especially in schools serving low-income communities. Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit that transforms children's lives by restoring and revitalizing music education in disadvantaged public schools. The rockers that support Little Kids Rock include the Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, Carlos Santana, and the list goes on. Michael Fernandez, who diligently serves on the Ann Rea, Inc. Advisory Board is the Chairman Emeritus of the Little Kids Rock When Michael introduced me to Little Kids Rock I wanted to figure out a way to support them. So I have three exciting announcements. 1. On Wednesday, April 18th, First Republic Bank, 750 Wines, and I will deliver an Art & Wine Pairing experience to thank the board members and the major sponsors of Little Kids Rock for their dedication and support to this worthy cause. And the after party will include a performance of the Little Kids rocking out. 2. This marks the formal launch of my new Art & Wine Pairing Program, a way to show your appreciation by sharing a cultural experience in an intimate salon setting. A short film by my filmmaker Dalan McNabola demonstrates this innovative concept. 3. And last but not least, I am proud to announce my first corporate sponsor, First Republic Bank. My banker will be underwriting the Art & Wine Pairing Thank You Party on April 18th, to benefit Little Kids Rock. I’m so excited to be combining art, wine, and philanthropy in such a fun fresh way. Stayed tuned for more details on my new corporate sponsorship program.
*"A Whole New Mind" by Daniel Pink