Irony is everywhere. As I attempt to go from a zero bank balance to 1.5 million dollars to fund a variety of projects I am also straightening up my 2 studios and storage spaces. I am going through old suitcases, portfolios, file cabinets, multiple briefcases, boxes, bags and shipping tubes to find my past that ties all of this together. In the process I found this receipt from Anthony Peter Senecal, former Mayor of Martinsburg and butler to one of the worlds best known of the 1% - Donald Trump. I am so thankful to Mr. Senecal for the contribution which helped pay for the 1st business cards.
Heatwole exhibits energy at the Contemporary Art School and Gallery
10 East Main Street, Waynesboro, PA
I am showing a collection of my 3D art and the art from my Points of Perception series through December but on display now! Hope to see you at the opening
Opening December 6th 4 - 6pm
A Great 45th birthday on Capitol Hill!
Starting to make my mark and share the TACNET dream (Read about TACNET under the National Vision) and the possibilities of having it powered by STEAM. Adrian gave Heatwole more information on where to find help and asked if he might be interested in presenting his story to the STEM to STEAM CAUCUS. Heatwole's response was "absolutely!"
Yesterday the priest at the church that I attend asked me to share a little bit about what I want to talk about as a guest speaker in a coming month. We have guest speakers on the 5th Sundays of each month. So I shared a little bit about my lecture on "Art, Creativity and the Power of the Imagination" that I give to schools and then shared how I am trying to get to Uganda with a team of artists and about this strange meeting with Iraqi arts directors back in 2007 and how I might be able to help facilitate in some way the hunt for some of the Iraqi art treasure that was looted when the U.S. was occupying Iraq. Afterwards a lady asked me if I had heard about the book "Thieves of Baghdad" and she proceeded to tell me a little of what the book is about. My head was swimming then and even more this morning. I found the book on Amazon and ordered a copy of it and the audio CD since i spend more time in the car than time able to read. What I found very interesting and am now even more focused on this "mission" is why is this all happening in 2014. Why so many years after I was asked if I might be able to find a publisher who could publish a book featuring photos that a professor has of their museum treasure that had disappeared did i come back in touch with someone that published the book monument men? Why is this book "Thieves of Baghdad" now a best seller the same time that I finally might be able to help them regain their culture? Didn't this marine find all the art? Did he miss something? Does God want this unknown, nonwealthy, artist to help find a missing treasure with the help of this Marine/Author and the Director of Monument Men Foundation? Questions that lead me to say HMMMM.
A few minutes ago my neighbor came over and asked me more about what this campaign to be the 1st U.S. Arts Ambassador was all about. I didn't get into it all I just got into the Iraq story because interestingly enough, he was in Iraq when I met these three people from Iraq and he was aware of my desire to possibly do something over there because I asked him about the logistics of getting supplies through the U.S. military in the green zone to my contact at the Arts Center. As i was telling him about what was happening we had a good chuckle because I was wearing the really nice overcoat he gave me back then that was too big for him. Anyway, he told me about how he was approached by an U.S. soldier who tried selling him a painting of a man pushing a shopping cart while a stormy sky was above him and the man had no flesh only the clothes of the man. Like he had lost everything. Maybe his flesh disappeared during the rapture or he was a ghost eternally stuck in reality pushing a cart trying to find things that don't exist. I am going to paint my version of this painting next. My friend and neighbor said that a lot of american's bought art treasures that might have been looted.