Utah's Potterboy, Ben Behunin, has lots to say about the benefits of living a colorful, artful life. Many of these thoughts are scattered throughout his five books, his house, and obviously his art. This Hive Series production barely scratches the surface of Ben's musings, but you can find out more by visiting his site : www.potterboy.com
Critically acclaimed writer Ray Bradbury shares some insight into his life as a madman. This piece was produced from an audio interview captured in 1972 then animated by the team at PBS for the Blank on Blank series. www.blankonblank.org
"Art and music are the drugs of choice for millions of kids. If we expect them to just say no to a chemical high, we must recognize the healing alternative; their own creativity. Demand and support the real anti-drug program – arts in education."
In his now-famous TED talk from 2006, author, advisor, speaker, educationalist, and creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson makes a case for why "creativity is as important in education as literacy." This talk, and several of his followup talks have become among the most watched TED talks of all time. Though this could be because of his exceptionally good looks, more likely it's because society is seeking answers to how we can fix our broken educational systems in order to make a better world for ourselves.
“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
This is an interesting article written by one of the creators of this campaign on it's development.
This short documentary photo and written essay documents the life and career of Clay Christiansen, one of the full-time organists for "America's Choir", the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He shares his thoughts on divine inspiration, hard work and lots of practice.
“I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way. You see, the world looks very different from up here. You don’t believe me? Come see for yourself. Come on. Come on! Just when you think you know something, you have to look at it in another way. Even though it may seem silly or wrong, you must try!”
The incredibly talented filmmaker Mac Premo has created this short look into the work of the best selling children's book author and artist Oliver Jeffers. In this creative portrait, Oliver talks about always being ready for the strike of an idea, being compelled to tell stories, and his process of creation.