Careers in Creativity

Posted Oct 26th, 2012 by Annette Jensen  Category: Arts & Entertainment


PRIZM Creative Community a non-profit 501 (c) (3) for education, service, and collaboration in the visual and literary arts is sponsoring the second annual “Careers in Creativity Seminar” featuring some of the most successful professionals in Northwest Ohio who make a living in the Creative Industries. Sponsorship and prizes for this event is provided by Buckeye Telesystem and Meijer. Print media sponsor is The Blade. Multi-media sponsors are Buckeye CableSystem, BCSN and Clear Channel Radio. The Careers Seminar will be held at Perrysburg High School Campus at 13385 Roachton Rd. in Perrysburg, on Saturday Nov. 10th, from 1-5 p.m., and is FREE and open to the public. Brian P. Kennedy, Director of the Toledo Museum of Art will be the Keynote Speaker and introduce the distinguished professionals leading afternoon classes. Perrysburg High School alumni Aubrey Cox will be honored for her recent accomplishments. Co- host/ student ambassadors for the day will be the Perrysburg High School Art Club directed by counselors Don Griffith, Lynne Barefoot, and Michelle St. John-Brunner.

The full event catalogue for class selection and individual and group registration forms can be viewed on the PRIZM website @ www.MyPrizm.com. Please register early to insure your selection. Registration is on a first come, first served basis, and must be emailed to prizm@bex.net, or ceb2002@bex.net OR mailed to PRIZM Communications Chairman Jim Barnhart @ 504 Highland Dr., Rossford, OH 43460. Faculty, Guidance Counselors, and Groups are encouraged to use the Group Registration form to specify the class preferences of each individual attending. It is anticipated that some Walk-in Registrations can be accommodated, but classes may fill early. Register early to ensure your selection. Priority seating will be given first come, first served, especially to those who submit by the Nov. 2nd, Pre-Registration Deadline.

Participants should enter the Perrysburg High School Roachton Rd. entrance, park in the East Parking Lot, and enter the school through the East Student Entrance. After a stop at the registration line to pick up their class schedule, participants will be able to view the prize tables where they will be able to vote with raffle tickets for over $1,500 in valuable prizes courtesy of PRIZM, Buckeye TeleSystem, and Meijer before the program begins. Among the prizes will be The Adobe Creative Suite Software, an electronic Wacom Drawing Tablet, professional portfolio, classic wooden floor easel, art supplies, and more!

This year six different occupations will be highlighted by area professionals, and participants will have an opportunity to select three of the six presentations to attend in a round robin fashion. After attending the three lectures, at 4 p.m. participants will enjoy delectable food in the Commons Area, while enjoying a “New York Fashion Week” Style fashion show choreographed by Starbound Entertainment Group using models from Perrysburg High School and Toledo School for the Arts. Featured will be one of kind hand-painted clothing by Mercé L. Culp followed by the trend setting, high quality designer fashions from Sophie’s Sister and Ticknors Men’s Clothier. Immediately following the fashion show, winners of the raffle prizes will be revealed. You must be present to win. In addition to valuable prizes for students life-long learners will also be treated to a prize drawing. Students and adults who have never been PRIZM members will also have an opportunity to win a FREE year of membership in PRIZM Creative Community. Membership affords reduced price educational workshops in the visual and literary arts, access to quality exhibitions, art therapy and recreation, as well as opportunities for commerce and networking.

Artistic Talent enhances our everyday life from entertainment, product design, packaging, architecture, business marketing, information technologies and fine art just to name a few. The Seminar will be geared toward high school and early college students exploring career options as well as life-long learners who may want to increase their revenue stream in the creative industries or learn. PRIZM is sponsoring this FREE and open to the public event as a service to the community. It is hoped this Seminar will be a yearly event to explore area resources, different creative occupations, and inspire/ mentor those seeking to supplement or make a living in the Creative Industries. Area institutions of higher learning will supply information for the event highlighting local training and education opportunities.

The following occupations, with presenting professionals will be highlighted at this year’s Seminar.

SCRIPT WRITING, VIDEO, PRODUCTION, and BROADCASTING will be discussed by three professionals from BCSN (Buckeye Cable Sports Network,) and WTOL Channel 11. Tom Cole; Mike Lacet; , and Greg Franke will share their career paths, and the many talents they employ to bring quality sports programming to Northwest Ohio.“

ART THERAPY: will be represented by Carol Coder, a board certified Art Therapist who also has a Master’s degree in Art.

THE FASHION INDUSTRY: will be discussed by Amanda Robinson, a NW Ohio native who works as a buyer in New York for Rainbow Stores a national chain for young and trendy clothing.

STUDIO ART AND ART EDUCATION will be explored by Master Glassblower, Leonard Marty, who is both a Studio Glass Artist, and Art Educator at The Toledo Museum of Art.

JOURNALISM AND TECHNOLOGY will feature the Executive Editor of The Blade, Mr. Kurt Franke. He will discuss new and growing trends in Journalism, and how technology is helping us stay informed on the go with inventions such as The e-Blade.

COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLISHING will feature a panel discussion exploring the many career’s options for talented authors, and performers. Serving on the panel will be:
Lylanne Musselman, award winning poet, artist, produced playwright, and Creative Writing Educator. Judith Crandell, Washington D.C. Speech Writer, editor, a creative writer with lots of experience in licensing, branding and marketing.
Rob Thomas, from Clear Channel Media, will discuss his experience in Radio, and public sector communications/marketing specialties.

It should be noted that in addition to their professional career, all the participants have personal interests, hobbies, and even professional pursuits in other areas of Art and Creativity often unrelated to their current occupation, and can share a wealth of Creative Industry experiences.

PRIZM Creative Community is appreciative of the generosity of participating professionals, area business sponsors, and their member volunteers who make this event possible for the community. PRIZM is a 501 c. 3 nonprofit organization who has received support from The Ohio Arts Council, The Toledo Community Foundation, and Public and Private Donors. To support PRIZM’s work in the community or for more information on upcoming PRIZM educational workshops in the visual and literary arts visit our website @ www.MyPrizm.com, email prizm@bex.net or call (419) 931-8732

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Annette Jensen - PRIZM Creative Community | Toledo, OH

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