About this project
FUNDED!!! But we still need your help.
Thanks to all of you Visionaries and Entheon builders, we not only reached our initial funding goal, we also became the
2nd most funded ART project in Kickstarter history!
With only a few days left to go, we'd like to set some stretch goals that will help with all the costs of various construction elements of Entheon and allow us to break ground as soon as possible.
Stretch Goal Rewards
Going for $187,500 with 48 hours to go!
I cannot believe the overwhelming support of the backers. You guys are Kickstarting ENTHEON into existence. If we reach 150% or $187,500 then I promise everyone at $75 pledge and above will also get a vintage (1982) signed KISSING black and white poster, in honor of Allyson and my first day together 38 years ago, May 31. Our love was the holy possibility of Entheon existing, and our working together to make it happen. May the blessings of love bring you all your highest visions! One Love - Alex
As a special thank you to all backers who have donated at the $10 REWARD LEVEL AND ABOVE, we are giving away a digital copy of "The Mission of Art" audio book read by Alex himself!
$150K Stretch Goal Reached!
We are sending everyone at the $75 REWARD LEVEL AND ABOVE, a mini poster of the latest Entheon design by Alex Grey and digital sculptor Ryan Tottle (shown below).
We send our love and gratitude to all of you who answered our prayers :)
For over 30 years, the art of Alex Grey has reached the hearts and minds of people all around the globe with its portrayals of the physical and subtle anatomy of individuals in the context of cosmic, biological and spiritual evolution.
From 2004 to 2010 the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors installation was on view in the heart of New York City and saw tens of thousands come from all walks of life to experience the transformational power of art. Since closing its doors, the paintings have been in storage and unavailable to the public. It's time to bring the paintings back!
Our plan is to build a permanent exhibition space for these iconic works of art, along with works from other visionary artists. It will be a destination you can visit anytime of year to commune and contemplate with the art, now and for generations to come.
That place is ENTHEON.
This is your chance to help your favorite artist create his most ambitious project to date. Estimated costs to build Entheon is over $1.5 million. The bank has approved a construction loan, but it won't be enough to cover the entire amount.
We're reaching out to the fans.
If you're a fan, or have ever been inspired by one of Alex's images, this is the time to show your support. The more we can raise, the more visionary we can make the experience when you visit.
Let's create a place of pilgrimage, beauty and meaning together.
Let's build Entheon.
Get to know Alex's work through his TEDx talk “How Art Evolves Consciousness”.
Learn more about the Sacred Mirrors in this clip filmed at the previous CoSM installation in New York City.
WHAT IS ENTHEON
Entheon is already under construction at CoSM, a center for visionary arts and culture located in New York's Hudson Valley. New technologies in 3D scanning, modeling and printing are being utilized to bring this unique architectural design to life.
Once inside, visitors take an immersive journey through a visionary art universe with meaning and intention in every detail. Featured at Entheon will be the art of Alex Grey, including the Sacred Mirrors series, plus over twenty-five of Alex's best-loved works such as Theologue, Transfiguration and Net of Being.
The inevitable consequence of love is the building of Temples. Take this moment to show some love and help manifest Entheon!
A specially designed series of original rewards are available only through Kickstarter with options for fans at every pledge level including admission coins, t-shirts, signed posters, phone skins, and more exclusive rewards like fine art prints, canvas reproductions, 3D sculpture editions, plus original paintings and drawings.
Entheon Opening Celebration
A Kickstarter pledge of $150 will get you into the Entheon grand opening celebration featuring live music and art with world class DJ’s and other special guests. Only 300 tickets are being offered for this event. Pre-order your ticket now to secure your spot!
$10 Pledge Level - SPECIAL THANKS: You'll receive a heartful thank you email from Alex and Allyson, plus our weekly newsletter to stay updated on all of the progress as we build Entheon.
$25 Pledge Level - DIGITAL BUNDLE: You’ll receive the updates, plus, a downloadable digital PDF of the "Making of Entheon" with never before seen building designs, CG models and high resolution desktop wallpapers.
$30 Pledge Level - ENTHEON ADMISSION E-TICKET: You'll receive the updates and digital bundle, plus, a ticket via email exchangeable for one regular admission to Entheon. Pre-order your admission now and help build it!
$35 Pledge Level - STICKER PACK: You’ll receive the updates, the digital bundle and the admission e-ticket, plus, this assorted Alex Grey high quality vinyl sticker pack.
$50 Pledge Level - ENTHEON ADMISSION COIN: You’ll receive this CoSM brass coin will be mailed to you and is exchangeable for TWO regular admissions to Entheon when we open. Plus, you get the updates, digital bundle and sticker pack. Does not include the admission e-ticket.
$75 Pledge Level - ENTHEON T-SHIRT: You'll receive Alex Grey's hand drawn Entheon logo design on a black and white T-shirt available in Men's or Women's. Plus, the updates, digital bundle, sticker pack and admission coin for two.
$100 Pledge Level - PICK YOUR POSTER: Choose from any one of these three never before released art posters of Alex Grey’s most recent creations. These are being made available exclusively through Kickstarter. Pick from "Sunyata", "Planetary Prayers" or "Godself" (approximately 24" x 36"). Plus, the updates, digital bundle, sticker pack, admission coin for two and the T-shirt.
The Fan Pack
$125 Pledge Level - FAN PACK: It keeps getting better. You’ll receive everything listed above -- special thanks, the digital bundle, the sticker pack, admission coin for two, the T-shirt and the poster -- plus, your poster comes SIGNED by Alex Grey.
$155 Pledge Level - 2 POSTER PACK: You get a second poster of your choice from the new set of images above at a huge discount signed by Alex Grey. Plus, the updates, digital bundle, sticker pack, admission coin for two, T-shirt and the signed poster.
$175 Pledge Level - SUNYATA SMART PHONE HARD CASE: Turn your phone into a work of art with this Kickstarter exclusive special-edition "Sunyata" hard case for iPhone 4/4S/5 or Galaxy. Plus, the updates, digital bundle, sticker pack, admission coin for two, T-shirt and the signed poster.
$200 Pledge Level - DVD COMBO PACK: You get a DVD copy of the two Alex Grey documentaries "Worldspirit" and "CoSM The Movie" and Alex will sign the DVD jacket for you. Plus, the updates, digital bundle, sticker pack, admission coin for two, T-shirt and the signed poster.
$200 Pledge Level - ONE YEAR CoSM MEMBERSHIP: One year membership to CoSM benefits include an exclusive Membership Card, entry to CoSM Full Moon events and Art Church, special member admission price for many CoSM workshops, and the Latest Issue of CoSM Journal of Visionary Culture. Plus, the updates, digital bundle, sticker pack, admission coin for two, T-shirt and the signed poster.
Art Can Build Entheon!
$250 Pledge Level - ALEX GREY ENTHEON ELEMENT DRAWING: You can own an original Alex Grey drawing at an affordable price. Choose from any one of the Entheon structural elements designed by Alex Grey (Steeple Head, DNA Dragon, Angel, or Soulbird) and Alex will draw and sign it like the example below. Each drawing will be unique. This series is being offered exclusively to Kickstarter backers only. Plus, the updates, digital bundle, sticker pack, admission coin for two, T-shirt and the signed poster.
$350 Pledge Level- ENTHEON ELEMENT 3D SCULPTURE MODELS: Choose any one of the Entheon structural elements designed by Alex and get it as a 3D print out signed and numbered by the artist. Plus, the updates, digital bundle, sticker pack, admission coin for two, T-shirt and the signed poster.
$450 Pledge Level (Limited of 300 each) - FINE ART PRINT ON PAPER: Choose any one of the new exclusive set of images ("Sunyata", "Planetary Prayers" and "Godself") on a limited-edition giclee fine art cotton-stock paper print numbered and signed to you personally by Alex Grey. (Approx. 16" x 20"). Plus, the updates, digital bundle, sticker pack, admission coin for two, T-shirt and the signed poster.
$750 Pledge Level (Limited Editions of 200 each print) - PRINT ON CANVAS: You get any one of the three new images reproduced on stretched canvas (approx. 30 inches high). Plus, the updates, digital bundle, sticker pack, admission coin for two, T-shirt and the signed poster.
$1,000 Pledge Level (Limit of 25) - PERSONAL CONSULTATION WITH ALEX & ALLYSON: Ever wish you could have a conversation with your favorite artist about art and life? Pledge now at this level and you get a 45 minute conversation with Alex and Allyson. You can speak with them in their studio at CoSM, over the phone, or through Skype (Travel and accommodations not included. Times subject to availability). Plus, the updates, digital bundle, sticker pack, admission coin for two, T-shirt and the signed poster.
$1,500 Pledge Level (Limit of 25 each) - "SUPPORTRAIT" BY ALEX GREY: You can have Alex draw a portrait of you (or with your beloved) by Alex Grey. Visit CoSM and sit down with Alex in person, or provide a photo. (Travel and accommodations not included). Plus, the updates, digital bundle, sticker pack, admission coin for two, T-shirt and the signed poster.
$2,500 Pledge Level (Limit of 25) - RETREAT AT CoSM: You and a guest get your own room in CoSM's Visionary Victorian for a 3 day / 2 night stay. CoSM, the future home of Entheon, is located in the Hudson Valley. Wait until Entheon is built, or come and witness the progress. Plan your visit simultaneous with a CoSM event. While at here, you'll also get to have a 45-minute consultation with Alex and Allyson (subject to availability). Plus, the updates, digital bundle, sticker pack, admission coin for two, T-shirt and the signed poster.
$3,000 Pledge Level (Limit of 30) - ALEX GREY & MARS-1 COLLABORATION PRINT: Get this extremely rare limited edition giclee print of the collaborative painting between Alex Grey and Mars-1 called "Bicycle Day" (approximately 24" x 36"). Plus, the updates, digital bundle, sticker pack, admission coin for two, T-shirt and the signed poster.
$4,500 Pledge Level (Limit of 10) - ENTHEON 3D PRINT STASH BOX: That’s right! You can have your own Entheon stash box with removable roof to store personal items. This 12” x 6” unique structural model will be created utilizing new technologies in 3D laser cut printing. Plus, the updates, digital bundle, sticker pack, admission coin for two, T-shirt and the signed poster.
$7,500 Pledge Level (Limit of 1) - ORIGINAL ALEX GREY DRAWING OF ENTHEON: Own this original drawing of Entheon by Alex Grey on 16" x 20" paper and it comes framed. Plus, the updates, digital bundle, sticker pack, admission coin for two, T-shirt and the signed poster.
$10,000 Pledge Level (Limit of 5) - THROW YOUR OWN EVENT AT ENTHEON: Throw a private soiree at Entheon for up to 25 people for an entire day and night. Overnight accommodations at our guest house included. Plus, the updates, digital bundle, sticker pack, admission coin for two, T-shirt and the signed poster.
$10,000 + Pledge Level - OWN AN ORIGINAL PAINTING: For serious art collectors, there are several original paintings by Alex Grey being made available for the first time ever. Prices of each work created by the artist are between $10K to $35K. Kickstarter disallows reward options over $10K, but you can offer a higher level of support to the Entheon Kickstarter campaign.
For serious inquiries only, contact us and receive a catalogue with details on each available artwork. For a great investment, manually pledge the specified amount through Kickstarter and receive your new original work of art! Plus, the updates, digital bundle, sticker pack, admission coin for two, T-shirt and the signed poster.
NEW ARTWORKS AVAILABLE!
These large canvases are recent collaborations between Alex and Allyson painted live on stage. Each one is an elegant 3ft. X 6ft. hand-painted creation, available for purchase at $15,000. A gorgeous addition to any home.
These are just a few of the works available. To request a complete catalog of artworks or to check on availability, please message through Kickstarter or send an email to email@example.com.
Risks and challenges
Many risks and challenges come with any construction project, especially when working with an unconventional design and new technologies. Man-hours required for completion are formidable.
Fortunately, we have been blessed with a remarkably talented and supportive team of advisors to help overcome obstacles as they arise. Our top quality team includes experts in ornamental glass fiber reinforced concrete who have restored the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Brooklyn Academy of Music, among other major buildings.
The Entheon team is broadening to include extraordinary specialists from the CoSM and Hudson Valley community. Members are actively invited to offer their specialized skills. General volunteers are needed to contribute many services and talents. Contact CoSM (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you're interested in getting involved.
Entheon is a work in progress. We are ready to hit the ground running when the funding come through.
Lastly, about the rewards: We're used to fulfilling and shipping orders through CoSM Shop (http://shop.cosm.org). Every order will be shipped as soon as possible. Lots of new exclusive items are being launched with this campaign. Those who make pledges for Alex's original art, please know that the artist intends to provide those as soon as he can.
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