A Blade of Grass Board Member
Michael Quattrone is an artist and philanthropist curious about the interplay of the arts, social and environmental justice, and wellbeing. Together with his wife, actor and communal theater maker Kala Smith, the pair founded Hearthfire in 2011. Hearthfire is a non-profit retreat organization that offers experiences of earth, art, and heart to a community of creative spirits in the Hudson River Valley. Michael‘s practice of experiential learning also includes 11 years of wilderness, music, and council, with the Hero’s Journey Foundation. He serves on the boards of A Blade of Grass, the David Rockefeller Fund, The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
Michael has taught in the Theater Arts and Studies program at Johns Hopkins University, and co-curated the KGB Monday night poetry series in the East Village. More recently, he has been writing, recording, and performing music as One River. Wolfe Island Records released his album in 2018. Michael holds a BS from Northwestern University, where he studied theatre and performed with the university mime company. He holds an MFA from the New School, where he studied poetry and was awarded publication of a chapbook called Rhinoceroses.