As reported recently in NPR’s Deceptive Cadence, an 11 year old violinist named Dylan Hamme got to meet and play a duet with his music idol, Joshua Bell, on live national television no less. It seems he was busking on 5th Avenue near Rockefeller Center and was asked in to the NBC studio of the Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda.
ArtSafe Ohio in Prisons
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ArtSafe Ohio heals persons with damaged or broken lives through the arts. One of their programs is based at the Madison County Correctional Facility for Juvenile Offenders.
ArtSafe (then) Director Berdawn Hutchinson facilitated my visit to the Facility to learn more about ArtSafeâ€™s determination to reach these incarcerated young people. Nick Graves, in for armed robbery committed when he was 16, reads his poetry.
Young Anthony shows his paintings and talks about his family, how his actions let them down and his hopes upon release. I came away with the sense that ArtSafe works to convince the young offenders that thereâ€™s no reason to wallow in a world without hope. Get busy!
Audio recorded interview at the Madison County Correctional Faculty with: Nick and Anthony; and Berdawn Hutchinson.
See also www.artsafe.org.