With all of the publicity I have graciously been given surrounding my current show at the Huntsville Botanical Garden, it has been interesting to get to know new clientele who don’t know my history in my art career in regard to art education. To help people get to know me more, about 6 years ago, I was included in a fabulous feature with Alabama Public TV on their program, “Alabama Art Seen”. Michael Martone introduces two others–Amos Paul Kennedy and Auburn University’s Rural Studio program, both of whom I was honored to be with in this episode. It was a glimpse into a day of teaching art in my art gallery that I ran for 20 years in my hometown of Athens, Alabama–just down the street a ways from where I am now in Huntsville. The focus in this is art education, which I am passionate about. Having taught art for 25 years now, I see firsthand weekly how important creative expression is for people–every one of us. Connection with others and expression of ourselves is becoming a lost art. We see it in the amount of violence in society. When creative expression is taken out of public schools, enforcing that more left brain subjects are most important, we hurt our children. Society hurts as a result. That is another topic that could be discussed more fully, and very relevant to our very basic needs to be in relationship with others, to be heard, and to be valued. That is what art education and creative expression can do. I hope you enjoy this feature, and feel free to share it all around! Also, visit my website to see and enroll in many options for art education for you or as a gift to someone else!