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Spotlight that is so beautiful

November 3, 2008

I have been given special permission to spotlight this excellent art.  It is so awesome.  You can check the real site out here.  This is so beautiful and worth looking at as we come to the end of the road.  Especially after the long months of listening to lies, hatred and no substance from the McCain/empty headed Barbie side.  We are not worthy of substance.  But hope reigns and this art depicts it so absolutely wonderfully.

This is so beautiful and he has already received recognition for his beautiful art work so I feel very special to be allowed to showcase his beauty and inner specialness.  Now let’s meet the author and then I will introduce you to his perspective.

In the Artist words:

It feels rather fitting. Here we are near the finish line, and the biggest reason I have been working so hard for Barack Obama has finally hit the interwebs big time.

As an artist, and even more as an art educator, I have never had this much hope in a presidential candidate. Barack Obama actually has a fully fleshed platform for the Arts:

I have been phone banking my ear off these last precious days, and I consistently get parents who agree with this stance. The schools are losing all the enhancement programs that give their children an expanded sense of self. Clubs and music and art and dance and drama programs are being thrown away because of the tragic Bush economy and the criminally short sighted focus on high stakes standardized tests. Parents know how limited their childrens’ education has become. It’s time to do something about it.

You’ve got to love this man’s dedication for hope and change.  Now it’s time to listen to his perspective on art:

Barack Obama’s plan has three specific tactics, but his strategy will encourage all of us to get creative with the solutions to the real “culture war”. Here are the three seeds.

Expand Public/Private Partnerships Between Schools and Arts Organizations: Barack Obama and Joe Biden will increase resources for the U.S. Department of Education’s Arts Education Model Development and Dissemination Grants, which develop public/private partnerships between schools and arts organizations. They will also engage the foundation and corporate community to increase support for public/private partnerships.

Create an Artist Corps: Barack Obama and Joe Biden support the creation of an “Artists Corps” of young artists trained to work in low-income schools and their communities. Studies in Chicago have demonstrated that test scores improved faster for students enrolled in low-income schools that link arts across the curriculum than scores for students in schools lacking such programs.

Publicly Champion the Importance of Arts Education: As president, Barack Obama will use the bully pulpit and the example he will set in the White House to promote the importance of arts and arts education in America. Not only is arts education indispensable for success in a rapidly changing, high skill, information economy, but studies show that arts education raises test scores in other subject areas as well.

He is awesome (yea I’m a champion for people).  I know I said it before, but you can reach his awesome site here.

Enough said.

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  1. […] Barack Obama’s plan has three specific tactics, but his strategy will encourage all of us to get creative with the solutions to the real “culture war”. Here are the three seeds. Expand Public/Private Partnerships Between Schools and … Read more […]



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