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Art Speaks

March 14, 2013

Produced for the 1900 Art Gallery & Reception for Springfield Public Schools, Thursday, March 4, 2013.

video by Dave Heinzel
produced by Elizabeth Marcy
music by Radiohead
featuring audio from: Ken Robinson, Elliot Eisner, Mike Huckabee, Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Gilbert, Steve Jobs, Thelma Golden
thanks: Les Boston, Jill Grove, Cindy Huffman, Kevi Jackson, Sue Krumrei, Carrie Logsdon, Lisa Long, Amy Minch, Jake Stapleton


Great job Dave!

 Les Boston   Thu, March 14, 2013

Awesome video! An important message! Elizabeth Marcy rocks!!!!

 Nancy LaTourelle   Fri, March 15, 2013

Just watched this. VERY nice!

 E. Kuhn   Fri, March 15, 2013

that was awesome!

 Bri Vogel Kindergarten So. View   Fri, March 15, 2013

awesome. School is about making a life, not just a living....so true

 Marcia Bunchman, MS, CCC-SLP/L   Fri, March 15, 2013

Nicely done. If there ever was a time in the history of humanity when it was important to know that being creative is to be encouraged, this is it. With the world so stressed about right and wrong answers, what refreshment comes with knowing that different shades of answers produces different sounds of chords in music and different shades of sight to the eyes. Thank you to all who worked on this project....the arts, still speaking and reminding us that there is often more than one right answer. Heaven forbid that we ever come to a point of only allowing black and white, right and wrong.

 Donn Stephens   Fri, March 15, 2013

thanks for such a great video-
We try to provide art activities at LEC for the adult population. It is so important even at our level to provide an outlet for creative thinking.

 Kathi Lee   Fri, March 15, 2013


 Mariagrace Welsh   Sat, March 16, 2013


Thanks for all that you do for our students!

 Phyllis Drury   Sat, March 16, 2013

Thank you Dave for making us all look so good. Thank you for being our voice in such a wonderful way. Thank you for showing what goes on everyday in art classrooms all over this district. Thank you.

 Sue Krumrei   Sun, March 17, 2013

This presents a very powerful message about the arts. Just look at the students as they work. You can see the concentration, the passion and the creativity (and sometimes the frustration) all woven together to give birth to their creation. The voice-overs are every bit as compelling as the visuals. This video, as a piece of art, surely speaks to all of us.

 Debbie Dunn   Sun, March 17, 2013

Amazing, Absolutely Amazing Video!!! Most kids aren't afforded the ability to enjoy 'life', to feel, see, hear, embrace with all of the senses, because they are placed in front of a box. We push reading, but how are they to relate to the stories, if they've never been given the chance to experience. The Arts give children the opportunity to use their imaginations, to participate, and to express life in order to relate to so much more. For some kids, this is their only source of expressing who they are and what they feel, where they can feel like their understood, when words don't work. Excellent Job!!! Thanks for sharing and enlightening us.

 BethAnn   Mon, March 18, 2013

So true! Bravo!

 Sam Telford   Tue, March 19, 2013

Inspiring message, wonderful video. Great job!!

 Anne Morris   Tue, March 19, 2013

This is so beautiful, and such a powerful message of how important the Arts are in creating wonderful, passionate, and completely whole citizens in our world. Thank You to all our educators of The Arts!

 Missy Cartwright   Tue, March 19, 2013

I LOVED the video and the message! I can only imagine what a better place the world would be if we helped every child tap into his/her creative and sensitive side. A big thank you to all educators of The Arts, both past and present!

 Patty Chiles   Sun, March 24, 2013