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I want to show you a short video we shot in our new Amri Studio headquarters in Portland, OR – snippets of a spontaneous evening of art, dance, song, and philanthropy that I created with my staff, my neighbors, and Kathy Kingston, a world-class philanthropic auctioneer. We were auctioning time... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2015 at Amri Studio
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We regard every charitable donation as "an act of light." As such, that act and the people responsible for it deserve deep and lasting honor for their selfless generosity. As do the people who work in those much-needed institutions. This is why one of our specialties at Amri Studio is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2015 at Amri Studio
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When the head of the Foundation of The Christ Hospital of Cincinnati asked me to design a Donor Wall with history elements, as well as some individual Donor Tribute Plaques, I knew exactly where to start. Not with today's Donors, but in the past. In this case, 125 years in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2015 at Amri Studio
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Photo by Jim Nix from his blog Nomadic Pursuits We have finally completed the long-contemplated move of our Studio from the rolling hills of California wine country to Portland, Oregon, home to exciting new ventures, lots of young talent, and other wonderful resources. It's also a lot easier to fly... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Amri Studio
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Building a new community hospital is an act of love -- and patience and determination and cooperation and generosity! The new Sutter Santa Rosa (CA) Regional Hospital, right here in the town where Amri Studio has had its home for 30+ years, will open October 25. It was my honor... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at Amri Studio
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How do you design a Donor Wall to please a hospital's sophisticated philanthropist-Donors that will also entertain and divert the children who come there for treatment? Our answer was to incorporate 3-D layers of child-pleasing elements into a 26-foot-long museum-like diorama that we hand-carved and hand-etched into crystal. The wall... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Amri Studio
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Next week on Monday, July 21 we begin our Studio’s annual summer closure, a time for us to rest, renew, refresh, and think deeply about the meaning of what we do. Sometimes in the rush of day-to-day deadlines -- especially right now when we just wrapped up two big projects... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at Amri Studio
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This is the time of year when we gear up for attending our first philanthropy conference of the year -- the Association of Fundraising Professionals, which is meeting in Atlanta next week. Before each event like this we design and email a special invitation to our email list, which many... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at Amri Studio
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During an interview with our writer/researcher, a delightful client of ours, Pat Burns, president of the Miller-Dwan Foundation, had some compelling things to say about philanthropy and how she works with her Donors. Her insights are both wise and touching, and I want to share them with you. (The photos... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2013 at Amri Studio
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I'm proud to say that our award-winning Donor Recognition Art appears this week on the front page of the McMorrow Healthcare Facilities Management Report. This image of the nurse and baby is taken from the luminous Heritage Wall we created for St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, CO. The complete... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2013 at Amri Studio
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I wanted to share some spiritual beauty with you at this both difficult and blessed time. Please note that we will have our annual winter closure from Dec. 22 to Jan. 8. Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at Amri Studio
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Recently I was asked to reflect on some fascinating questions: How does the Donor Recognition work we do for healthcare institutions directly contribute to their quality of care? Do our installations affect patient outcomes, and if so, how? These questions were on the application for the Nightingale Product Design Awards,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2012 at Amri Studio
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"Necessity truly can be the mother of invention — if you have people supporting you and helping you hold a positive vision." I am delighted to report that my guest editorial about the importance of strategic and sincere collaboration has just been published in the North Bay Business Journal of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2012 at Amri Studio
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Shh! Sneak preview of the Amberwing Donor Wall One of the best things about creating Donor Recognition Art is that we get to meet and support people who are doing amazing things in the world. Our chief installer, Charly Rinn, and I just got back from installing a Donor Wall... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2012 at Amri Studio
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“Pull a thread here and you’ll find it’s attached to the rest of the world.” NADEEM ASLAM Two weeks ago I attended an event called LocalMade at Gensler's San Francisco headquarters. Its goal was to connect Bay Area commercial, residential and interior designers with Bay Area artisans of national repute.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2012 at Amri Studio
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Tribute to Willard and Alice Marriott at the Marriott Library, University of Utah. This double-layer plaque includes formal photos of the couple, and a larger image showing the pair as young sweethearts. I was working with the Donor Relations Officer of a new hospital the other day, helping her find... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2012 at Amri Studio
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This evening I have the honor of showing our work at Gensler's San Francisco headquarters. This is our second invitation to present there this year and I'm looking forward to chatting with tonight's guests. These will include Gensler's own design team as well as designers from HOK, SOM, and IDA.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2012 at Amri Studio
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Some of the first questions I am asked by administrators planning a new Donor Wall are: How will we update it? And how will we cost-effectively maintain it? More and more of our clients are also asking, How do we keep the beauty of a custom wall AND have flexibility... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2011 at Amri Studio
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Love of glass and love of gratitude combined this week in a blog post by Patricia Linthicum in her "Designers on Design" column on the Decorative Glass Magazine website. Patricia contacted me with the wonderful idea of doing a blog this week about giving thanks in glass, and asked me... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2011 at Amri Studio
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I thought you’d enjoy seeing something completely different from us here at Amri Studio -- breathtakingly beautiful carving in stone! We are not only the deepest glass carvers in the country, but we shape and detail the designs with great sensitivity, precision and artisanship. We have carried that skill into... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2011 at Amri Studio
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We got a wonderful gift in the mail today -- the June issue of Healthcare Design magazine, with an article by Contributing Editor Richard Peck about our Donor Wall at the renowned Children's Hospital Boston! HCD, as it is called, covers the latest in architecture and interior design for healthcare... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2011 at Amri Studio
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I am in Houston this week at the amazing annual expo of the American Association of Museums. Among the wealth of technical exhibits -- such as lighting, display hardware and catalog printing -- there are fascinating booths sponsored by companies that create replicas of our primitive ancestors, life-sized dinosaur skeletons... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2011 at Amri Studio
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One of our important goals when we create a work of Donor Art is to ensure that it echoes and enhances the architecture of the building in which it will be displayed. I thought you'd enjoy seeing some examples of installations where the gesture of the carefully crafted exteriors and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2011 at Amri Studio
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To delight your eyes and refresh your spirit all year long, we have created a little CD-sized calendar to sit on your desktop. You can download a pdf for printing it by clicking on one of the links below, depending on how high a resolution you want. Amri Studio 2011... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2010 at Amri Studio