Tuesday, April 21 was a very important day for the children of Dallas. SPARK! hosted a Creativity Confab to ignite discussions about why the development of creativity is important for children and how SPARK! provides that opportunity. We invited six expert panelists from various spheres of influence in Dallas to chime in on the discussion.
The event was moderated by Scott Murray of Murray Media. Our panel included Robert Dye, PhD. who is a classically trained painter who cultivates creativity both in and outside the workplace. He provided a business point of view as the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at Comerica Bank. Magdalena Grohman, PhD. is Associate Director of the Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology, at the University of Texas, Dallas. Her core interest is to propagate creative thinking as part of a life-span education. John Matthews provided an education point of view as a former Teach for America staff-person who is passionate about education equality. He is currently the project manager at Matthews Southwest. Brad Oldham is a sculptor of international acclaim who strives to elevate environments worldwide with his site-specific artworks. Katherine Wagner, CEO of Business Council for the Arts, believes that the best places to live have a vibrant culture that contributes to economic vitality and a high quality of life for its citizens. Payton Wallace, who is a member of the SPARK! Teen Board and a living example of the power of creativity in education.
The discussion revolved around how SPARK! will be a game changer in the community, helping all our children develop their creativity.
We are grateful to Neiman Marcus for their generous sponsorship of World Creativity and Innovation Week. The community is coming together to ignite the spark of creativity inherent in all children! We invite you to support creativity by bringing your time, talent, and treasure to the children of Dallas. Please click here to get involved and click here to make a donation.