Tomorrow morning, I’m posting a profile of a remarkable young art student of Sue Silverstein’s at Bishop Gibbons. I was dazzled by Isaiah Batista, a senior at Bishop Gibbons High School. We have supported Sue’s radical and wildly popular art program all year.
I met Isaiah Friday, and he has been making flannel pants for his grandmother (she and his grandfather have been raising him since childhood. Isaiah also worked hard to get his Eagle Scout badge – cleaning up streets and gardens, distributing food to the needy, hiking, and studying nature. He is impressive. He talked about why Sue’s art program is different from any other he has taken, and why he loves choosing his art project, a part of her very successful art program to pull kids off of the Internet and into the world of creativity. It is working, Isaiah has helped me to understand why.
(Isaiah, senior at Bishop Gibbons
See you in the morning, have a peaceful and meaningful evening. I’m finishing one book and moving on to another. Thanks for following and supporting my work.