Alex Grey is best known for his paintings which “X-ray” multiple dimensions of reality, interweaving physical and biological anatomy with psychic and spiritual energies. Grey’s visual meditation on the nature of life and consciousness, the subject of his art, is contained in three books. His two monographs, Sacred Mirrors and Transfigurations, follow the history of Grey’s artistic life. The Mission of Art reflects on art as a spiritual practice. Grey’s world renown career includes exhibitions and keynote addresses from Basel, to Tokyo, to Sao Paulo, and features on the Discovery Channel, in Newsweek and Time Magazines. Grey’s art has been used on albums for the multi-platinum bands Nirvana, Beastie Boys, Tool, and String Cheese Incident.
An accomplished visionary artist, Allyson Grey’s paintings invent a symbol system representing chaos, order and secret writing. Co-founder of the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors in New York City, is the wife and partner of internationally renown artist, Alex Grey, and the mother of film actress Zena Grey. Born in 1952, Allyson received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Tufts University in 1976. She has edited and co-written a dozen books and journals, taught art at Tufts University, the Boston Museum School and at Omega Institute for 17 years. A leader of a growing community, Allyson has spoken widely at conferences and symposia. She has received several commissions for long-term and permanent installations of her artwork, which has been exhibited throughout the U.S. with many paintings collected by both corporate and private collections.
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Joe Saponare is a technology consultant and entrepreneur. He has practiced technology consulting since 2003 as president of PsiMac LLC, a technology consultancy based in Connecticut. Mr. Saponare is recognized by Apple Inc. as an Apple Certified Technical Coordinator and an Apple Certified Support Professional. He has been an active member in the Apple Consultants Network since 2005.
Mr. Saponare has supported the information technology systems for the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors since 2004. After years of dedicated service and support of the cause, Joe Saponare was honored to join the Board of Directors of CoSM in 2009. Presently, Mr. Saponare leads the development of a modern online presence for CoSM as chair of the Web Development committee.
Eric Dean is an innovative technologist specializing in integrating online business technologies. Mr. Dean most recently founded an investment firm specializing in purchasing and managing distressed assets. Mr. Dean is also an owner of M.C. Dean, Inc. one of the nation’s top engineering and integration firms. Mr. Dean supports COSMs online initiatives to build its membership basis, e-commerce storefront, web implementation, and messaging. Mr. Dean has a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from George Mason University and a Masters of Science in Telecommunications from University of Maryland.