Art of Stanford’s Climate-Energy Investment; Speaker Series in Menlo Park, Ca. Feb. 16-27, 2019

Photo of artist Michael Killen (left) with Vice President R&D of EDF, Inc. [Electricity of France], Jan van der Lee (right). He shares his thoughts Tuesday. 
IMMEDIATE RELEASE – (Menlo Park, Feb. 5th, 2019) – Dr. Katharina Powers announces the Art Ventures Gallery Speaker Series:   Stanford’s Climate-Energy Investment In Perspective: Art, Politics, and Science.  This nine-day art and speaker series help the general public, and the business and investor communities deepen its understanding of why the university invested in under-reported energy technology, to reduce costs, greenhouse gas emissions and water.  It enables other organizations to discover an approach that might help them reach their climate and energy goals,  including that of California reaching one of its six climate-change goals.
Michael Killen, talk show host and painter, starts the series by sharing why he painted “Stanford’s  Climate and Energy Solution” (6ft x 15ft).  Dr. Powers said, “Artists do not usually paint important developments or speak on global business opportunities.” Michael will discuss the challenges of helping viewers “see” what Stanford has accomplished.
Confirmed speakers and schedule:
·         16   Sat  5:00 PM – Opening Reception featuring Michael Killen, Artist & Talk Show Host
·         18   Mon  6:30 PM – Open
·         19   Tues  6:30 PM – Jan van der Lee, Ph.D., VP R&D, EDF Inc. (Electricity of France)
·         20   Wed  6:30 PM – Joe Stagner, Executive Director, Sustainability & Energy Management, Stanford University
·         21   Thur  6:30 PM – Alex Cannara, Ph.D., Nuclear Energy & Ocean Change Advocate
·         22   Fri    6:30 PM – Ripudaman Malhotra, Fellow: American Chemical Society & Co-author: A Cubic Mile of Oil
·         23   Sat   5:00 PM – Nicole Kemeny, President, 350 Silicon Valley
·         26  Tues  6:30 PM – Pat Burt, Former Mayor, City of Palo Alto; and Ray Mueller, Mayor, City of Menlo Park.
·         27   Wed  6:30 PM – Franklin (Lynn) Orr, Ph. D., Former US Dept. of Energy Under Secretary for Science and Energy & Professor Emeritus, Department of Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University
Art Ventures Gallery
888 Santa Cruz Ave
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Art Ventures has always been active regarding inspirations that impact society, as traditionally all throughout time, art is the receptor of all walks of life, beautiful and disastrous.
For additional information, contact:
Dr. Katharina Power, 650-272-6154, or Killen & Associates, 650-392-5988.
The gallery open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from noon to 6 pm, Friday and Saturday from 10 am – 6 pm, closed Sundays & Mondays.  Artwork can also be seen by chance and appointment.  Please call 650-400-5325 or email
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Tom Steyer’s Voter Rights Framework

Artist, Talkshow Host, and CEO of Killen & Associates who painted “Resilience of America” (5 ft. x 24 ft) that the US. Dept. of Commerce displayed shares that he might paint the Tom Steyer’s Voter Rights Framework, to help the country.


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Last Chance to View Michael Killen’s Climate Energy Solutions Art In San Francisco Is Approaching

The ten-piece art exhibition that features Michael Killen’s painting “Safeguard Civilization” (6 Ft x 20 FT ) (1.8M  x 6.1 M)  ends 5 PM on Sunday, Nov 25. Details on the content of the exhibition and visitor hours here:

Michael Killen’s SF Art Event

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‘Climate Change In Era of Trump’ Art Exhibition In San Francisco

Michael Killen taps into Trump’s actions, great  liturature, namely Don Quixote;  and principles of strategies–Adaptation, Mitigation,  Resilience and Sustainability  to provde a new look at the clinage challenge and need for energy and other solutions. Photos from the ongoing exibition “Art of Michael Killen: In the Era of Trump” below:

Comments from viewers of the exihbition:

“Michael Killen taps into Trump’s actions, great literature, namely Don Quixote;  and principles of strategies–Adaptation, Mitigation,  Resilience and Sustainability to provide a new look at the climate challenge and need for energy and other solutions. Photos from the ongoing exhibition “Art of Michael Killen: In the Era of Trump” is below:

Comments from viewers of the message art exhibition include:
“It’s museum art.”
“You see Killen’s passion.”
“They’re amazing. They’re huge.”
“What I love about his [Killen’s] work is he shows human suffering in a meaningful context.”
“Some art you just see it and go ‘yeah, yeah’. But not this art.  It makes you stop, look, think and feel.”

The First Unitarian Universalist of San Francisco, in its Starr King Room, to host the art from 9am-5pm through November 26, 2018. Admission is Free.

Rent Killen’s art to help make your event a success.

Commission him to paint your company’s or country’ climate energy message. Killen is also a syndicated talk show host and publisher of white papers. He invites his partners to share their message on his TV/Radio show “The Killen Report.” He will also publish a white paper that further helps share an important message. He lives and works in Silicon Valley.

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Anna Eshoo, Sierra Club and Board of Midpen Regional Open Space District Endorsement

Anna Eshoo, Sirerra Club and entire Board of Regional Open Space District Board endosted Karen Holman.   Vote.  “I voted for her, too”,  Michael Killen, too.



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San Francisco Reception Sun. Oct 28, 2018 “Art of Michael Killen: Climate Change In Era of Trump”

Michael will display 10  paintings, including the “museum” painting “Safeguard Civilization” 6′ X 20′ that remind us of the need for climate, energy and political solutions.  Michael looks forward to meeting all attendees.

Place:  Starr King Room, First Unitarian Universalist of SF —  1187 Franklin Street (corner of Franklin and Geary) San Francisco, California 94109

Time:  1:30PM- 3:30PM

All are welcome.


Please introduce yourself to Michael.


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Michael Killen Interviews Odis Schmidt-Important Wood Artist

“My wife keeps purchasing Odis’s designs”,  says Michael Killen.  In this interview Michael tryies to descover  how Odis makes fine art that sells.

Carl W. Laur produced the interview.

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