A Blade of Grass Board Member
Michael Quattrone (he/him) is an artist and philanthropist curious about the interplay of the arts, social and environmental justice, and wellbeing. With actor and communal art-maker Kala Smith, Michael founded Hearthfire, a non-profit organization that offers experiences of earth, art, and heart to a community of creative spirits in the Hudson River Valley. He is the author of Rhinoceroses (New School Chapbook award, 2006) and the songs of One River (Wolfe Island Records, 2018). Michael’s practice of experiential learning includes over a decade of wilderness, music, and council gatherings with the Hero’s Journey Foundation.
In addition to A Blade of Grass, Michael supports socially engaged art through board service to the David Rockefeller Fund, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and the Hudson Valley Writers Center.
Michael earned a BS from Northwestern University, where he studied theatre and English literature, and an MFA in poetry from the New School.