Encouraged by Bill Walton, Rex's longtime board members Bob Weir, Carolyn Garcia, Mickey Hart and John Perry Barlow tell a few stories of the organization's unique history. Photo: © Susana Millman
Inspired by Jon McIntire and Mickey Hart’s idea of having long-standing Rex board members tell stories about Rex grants that were especially memorable to them over the years, we recently were able to put together a special occasion at Bob Weir’s TRI Studios. Having seen Bill Walton’s magic in eliciting great tales at the Sacramento Kings’ Grateful Dead night, we sought out his involvement to orchestrate the conversation, as well as to share his own stories.
With a maximum of 25 attendees in the tiny studio, we arranged to have the storytelling video recorded so that this unique gathering and exchange could be documented and made available to a wider audience. Now, we’re pleased to present some highlights.
The Rex Foundation is deeply grateful to Bill Walton, Bob Weir, Carolyn Garcia, John Perry Barlow, Jon McIntire (who was not able to attend), and Mickey Hart for coming together to support Rex, and to the attendees, whose generous contributions provided a huge boost to Rex Foundation’s grant making capacity.
Sandy Sohcot, Rex Foundation Executive Director, explains the history of the Rex Foundation
Bob Weir explains how TRI Studios was conceived (Bobby explains how he didn't want a fancy car, he wanted a spaceship in his old age)
More of the posted videos can be seen here. rexfoundation.org/2011/08/19/an-evening-of-storytelling/
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