AAMP Founder, Aaron Williams Passes Away

Ed. Note: It was only a few months ago that I briefly met Aaron at one of our Arts meetups and talked about the amazing things he had done for the artistic community. His energy and vitality was overwhelming. I remember him discussing how he began AAMP and all of the people he had a part in helping, and the possibilities for the greater arts community. I left that meetup inspired, as did everyone else who had a chance to meet Aaron that day. Although I just met Aaron in passing, I know that the Austin arts community has suffered a great loss.

Reposted from austinamp.org

AAMP Founder, Aaron Williams Passes Away



The Austin Art & Music Partnership (AAMP) is sad to report the death of Aaron S. Williams, co-founder and Director of the Austin Art and Music Partnership, who died last week at his home in South Austin. A memorial celebration of his life is scheduled to be held on August 14th, 2010 at 2:00p.m. at the Austin Art & Music Partnership (AAMP) Creative Space, 411 W. Monroe Street, downtown Austin, TX.

For the past fifteen years, Aaron worked quietly behind the scenes to help untold numbers of artists and musicians secure support and services to make their lives and their community better. As the founding architect of the Austins Musicians Clinic, Aaron designed a model organization that helps musicians with health related needs. This ongoing dedication to the art and music community eventually became the mission of the Austin Art & Music Partnership (AAMP) — a home for the creative class in Austin to come, work, heal and be.

In other areas, Aaron was an inventor receiving a patent on a product that turns packaging waste into environmentally friendly building products. He was a master at finding unused resources in areas where others never looked and using those newfound resources to build a better world. He truly believed that if we worked together, and used our best talents, we could accomplish anything. Family spokesperson, Truitt Ray, said of Aaron, “Generous and complex, Aaron was a vital man and singular individual. We are stunned and fundamentally shaken by our loss.“

Aaron’s absence will be deeply felt throughout the community, and friends are asked to band together to ensure Aaron’s “Vision” and the continued success of AAMP. Donations to AAMP (www.austinamp.org) are encouraged.

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