Arts & Social Issues
Jon Coffelt is a Gandhi’s Be Magazine “Artist For Peace” and internationally-acclaimed artist living and working in NYC.
Described as a highly acclaimed artist, activist, curator, and former gallery owner living in New York, this hardly describes the dynamic character and passion that fuel Jon Coffelt’s art and activism and how those intertwine into a powerful force for arts and social issues.
Jon is currently known for his “Cosmos” series, “Circuitry” series, and the fabric art series known as “Miniatures” or memory clothing. He is also co-creator of the “One World Wallet” initiative creating duct tape wallets that remind collectors of the power of the wallet and giving back—part of the proceeds from One World Wallet go to Amnesty International, and most recently the Gandhi Global Center For Peace.
CLICK HERE to read more about Jon and his work featured in Gandhi’s Be Magazine’s “Profiles of Changemakers.”
Kristin Hoffmann is a Gandhi’s Be Magazine “Artist For Peace” and internationally-acclaimed singer-songwriter living and working in NYC.
Starting at the age of 4, ethereal renaissance songstress, and Juilliard trained multi-instrumentalist, Kristin Hoffmann began building a prolific career in music. She studied opera with acclaimed teachers Lorraine Nubar and Zehava Gal and composition with Rob Mathes and Behzad Ranjbaran. With a strong sense of artistic altruism, she is most passionate about projects that explore music’s healing power and allow listeners to tap into their higher potentials.
Having studied with French Sound Healing pioneer Fabian Maman, Hoffmann not only made music to accompany acupuncture sessions but also composed 170 songs for health-challenged children as a writer/producer at non-profit organization Songs of Love. A spokesperson for ocean conservation, she has performed her Song for the Ocean at environmental awareness conventions and concerts around the world, including TEDxSF, Bioneers, Hermanus Whale Festival (South Africa) and with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London. Song for the Ocean was recently performed at The Sydney Opera House in August 2016. In 2011 she became the singer for Bella Gaia, a multimedia immersive theater experience created in conjunction with NASA. In October 2015, Kristin began a new monthly musical blog with Gandhi’s BE Magazine, called “BE~Cause: Music with a Message,” and has been creating a new song every month focused around important worldly issues and themes.
CLICK HERE to follow Kristin’s blog on Gandhi’s Be Magazine.