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Innovation Showcase - Scrap Art Sculptures

Jay talks with Leah Jeffery of Bruised Reed Studio. Leah is a very talented and creative artist based in Hogansville, Georgia She’s here today to inform us about how she goes about taking a wide range of scrap metal parts and turning these discarded items into exquisite sculptures of various wildlife. Let’s start by meeting Leah, finding out how she goes about her craftsmanship, and then enjoying some of her outstanding artwork.

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Innovation Showcase - Artolution

Jay talks with Max Frieder, Ed.D., Suza Uddin, Syed Rashad Imam Tanmoy, and Esero Nalyong, all of whom are associated with Artolution—a global non-profit organization that seeks to strengthen communities experiencing crisis through collaborative art-making. Artolution is based out of New York and has facilitated more than 400 projects in 30 countries globally since 2009. Max is one of the Co-founders of Artolution and now serves as the Chief Creative Officer, Suza serves as the Bangladesh Country Manager for the Rohingya Crisis, Syed is a Lead Teaching Artist Trainer in Bangladesh, and Esero is the Ugandan Field Manager and Lead Teaching Artist. During the program, we'll be learning why and how Artolution came about and how it's grown, developed, and operates today. We'll find out about some of their groundbreaking and life-changing programs and, in the process, come to better understand and appreciate the importance, value, and power of collaborative art making as a means of providing a sustainable and long-lasting social impact on the next generation of citizens.

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Innovation Showcase - Project ComeBack

Jay talks with Lindsay Andon. Lindsay is the founder and she now serves as the executive director of Project ComeBack. Located in Holliston, Project ComeBack is an organization that matches rescued horses with people who have endured trauma, primarily veterans, for the purpose of mutual healing. During the program, we'll be learning about the history and mission of Project ComeBack, how it’s grown and developed over the years, we'll find out about the different programs and opportunities that are offered, and how the group’s efforts have and continue to positively affect and improve the quality of life of the rescue horses, veterans, and others who have experienced trauma.

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Innovation Showcase - New England’s Notable Women: The Stories and Sites of Trailblazers and Achievers

Jay talks with Patricia Harris. Patricia is a highly accomplished writer who has written or coauthored more than thirty books on travel, food, and art. She’s here today to share her most recent book entitled New England’s Notable Women: The Stories and Sites of Trailblazers and Achievers. During the program, we'll find out why and how the book came about and learn about some of the remarkable women that are featured from each of the six New England states.

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Innovation Showcase - Gerry Kulzer: Butter Sculptor at the Minnesota State Fair

Jay talks with Gerry Kulzer. Gerry is a highly accomplished sculptor as well as being an Art and Industrial Technology teacher He’s here today to talk about his craftsmanship and to share some of his outstanding creations. Most notably, we’ll be learning about Gerry’s new role as the official butter sculptor at the Minnesota State Fair and all that this very prestigious and somewhat amusing position entails.

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Innovation Showcase - Akshata Nayak and Little Patakha

Jay talks with Akshata Nayak. Akshata is the founder of Little Patakha, a Vermont-based business that addresses and supports racial justice and diversity by creating children’s books and other accessories that spark curiosity, celebrate differences and defy stereotypes. During the program, we'll be learning why and how Little Patakha came about and how it’s grown, developed, and operates today. We'll find out about the engaging books and other items that have been created and, in the process, we'll come to better understand and appreciate the company’s overall mission and the positive impact Little Patakha has had in promoting and enhancing multicultural education.

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Innovation Showcase - From the Hands of the Makers

Jay talks with Scott Fulton. Scott is the Head Conservator for the Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants. Often referred to as the Glass Flowers, this incredible collection is located at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. During the program, Scott will be informing us about the fascinating current exhibit entitled From the Hands of the Makers, which explores what it takes to both make and conserve a glass model. In doing so, we’ll come to better understand and appreciate how Leopold and Rudolf Blascka achieved their extraordinary accomplishments.

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Innovation Showcase - Stoney Brook Farms

Jay talks with Brad Chmielewski from Stoney Brook Farms, a family run business which is located in Foley, Minnesota. In addition to hearing about their very successful farming operation, Brad will inform us about their World Record Corn Maze that covers 110 acres and 32 miles of pathways.

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Innovation Showcase - Potter Kim Press

Jay talks with Kim Press of Sailing Adrift Studios. Kim is a highly accomplished potter based in Jonestown, Texas. In addition to sharing some of her outstanding work and talking about her craftsmanship and other opportunities at Sailing Adrift Studios, Kim will also be informing us about a very admirable and uplifting initiative she started several years ago called Free Art. As we'll soon hear, this is a extremely kindhearted, generous, paying-it-forward type gesture whereby Kim leaves some of her exquisite pieces of pottery for others to find and take during her travels throughout the United States and other countries.

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