After earning a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Music from New York University, Chris spent two years working at the renowned alternative music venue in New York City, The Knitting Factory where he assisted in the marketing and production of their Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival, in addition to serving as a staff writer and researcher for Jazze.com. After moving to the Seacoast in 2001, Chris worked for over nine years at The Music Hall, most recently as the Box Office Manager and the associate curator of the monthly arts series “Scene@5.” Throughout this time, Chris has been a passionate and active member of the Seacoast’s arts and cultural community. From 2005 to 2012, he served on the City of Portsmouth’s Cultural Commission, Art-Speak, twice co-producing their Overnight Art exhibition. He has been an active musician (performing regularly, as well as recording and producing a handful of albums), a producer of live music events, and a freelance music writer. In 2005, he co-founded the RPM Challenge, an annual creative challenge to musicians around the world to write and record an album in a month. In 2010 he cofounded 3S Artspace, New Hampshire’s first nonprofit, multidisciplinary contemporary arts space. To be comprised of three spaces — a mid-sized performance venue, non-commercial art gallery and farm-to-table restaurant — 3S will foster the creative community and engage and educate the community at large. Focusing on emerging, innovative and unconventional arts, 3S will feature local, regional and nationally and internationally recognized artists, presenting accessible, high quality programming across multiple media. As a dynamic cultural gathering place for the Seacoast region and beyond, 3S will provide artists and the public affordable farm-to-table dining and a welcoming venue for professional development, networking and the discussion and exchange of ideas.
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