Monday, November 9, 2015

Michael Stanley & The Resonators Photos Charity Auction

Michael Stanley & The Resonators Photos Charity Auction
by Joanna Wilson

Attention: all Michael Stanley fans! A fun and worthwhile charity auction is going on right now.  Michael Stanley and The Resonators have team up with renowned Cleveland concert photographer Joe Kleon to raise money for Kitten Krazy, a nonprofit cat shelter in Medina, OH.

You may remember Joe Kleon's work from a previous Akron Empire essay.  I interviewed Joe two years ago when he had an rock photography exhibition at a coffee shop here in Akron.  Click HERE to see that interview again.  I've actually known Joe for many years--we went to school together!

Joe Kleon has been Michael Stanley’s concert photographer for 12 years and his photos have appeared in several of the band’s releases and are used to promote all their shows. He has photographed over 700 concerts and has aimed his lenses at legendary artists such as Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Rush, Aerosmith, Kiss, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, and countless others.

Joe has provided eight (8), 11”x14” color photos autographed by Michael Stanley and The Resonators to the auction and he is donating 100% of the proceeds to Kitten Krazy for the care of the cats. Joe has been volunteering at Kitten Krazy for almost two years and provides exceptional photos of the cats to help promote their adoptions. A lifelong lover of cats, rock music, and especially the band Rush, it’s no surprise his two cats are named “Geddy” and “Alex.”

Left to Right: Wynne Kreps (KK Adoption Coordinator), Michael Stanley, Joe Kleon, Wendy Mirrotto (KK President).

Kitten Krazy opened 11 years ago in Brunswick Hills and has placed over 3,500 cats and kittens. Today, the cats are located in a beautiful 4,000 SF multi-room, free-roaming shelter at 910 Lake Road in Medina.  Fully-vetted cats and kittens are available for adoption Tuesday thru Friday 12-5, and every Saturday 12-3. After-hour appointments are also available by calling 440-465-9654.

The e-bay auction will be held starting Friday, November 6th and will end Monday, November 16th.

To check out the photos and/or place a bid, the link to the auction is found HERE.

Good luck with your bidding!

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