The Dream Rocket Project (16)
Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, Smithsonian Institution Affiliations Program - Hutchingson, KS
|Debi West - Suwanee, GA|
|Microsoft: Software Donations
|Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site - Topeka, KS|
|Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library - Topeka, KS|
Kansas Humanities Council - Topeka, KS
“This program is funded in part by the Kansas Humanities Council, a nonprofit cultural organization promoting understanding of the history, traditions, and ideas that shape our lives and build communities.”
|Sarah Hemm - Fintchburg, WI|
|Augusta Arts Council - Augusta, KS|
|Patchwork Designs - Gaineville, VA|
RedStone Credit Union
|Mary T. Green - Folsom, LA|
|Orion Propulsion - Huntsville, AL USA|
|Genevie Crook - Huntsville, Alabama USA
|President David Williams from the University of Alabama in Huntsville|
|Fresh Market - Huntsville, Alabama, USA
|UAHuntsville's International Services and Programs Office , Huntsville, Alabama USA|
|Anonymous Sponsor - Huntsville, Alabama USA|
|Julie Webb - Huntsville, Alabama USA|
|Ben E. Keith Foods / Oklahoma Division - Del City, Oklahoma USA|
|United Launch Alliance - Huntsville, Alabama USA|
|Sew Beautiful Magazine - Bhirmingham, Alabama USA|
|Tamara Bohrer - Worthington, Ohio USA|
|bd Systems - Huntsville, Alabama USA|
|Curtis Benzle & Wendy Wilson - Huntsville, Alabama USA|
|Shirley Hammer - North Bend, OR USA|
|Sandra Little Insurance Company - Meridian, Mississippi|
|Jane Przybysz - San Jose, CA|
|Mary Marr - Huntsville, Alabama|
|Lincoln Mills - Huntsville, Alabama|
|Art on the Square: Athens, Alabama|
|Coral Springs Quilters: Lauderhill, Florida|
|Priscilla E. Hair|
|Gevevieve Crook: Huntsville, Alabama|
|Arts Council of Tuscaloosa|
|Priscilla Marsh Horvath|
|Calico Patch Quilt Shop|
|C. Ann Kittredge from Houlton, Maine|
|Isabel Altamitano from Boonsboro, MD|
|Livingston Intermediate P.T.O.|
|Payge Semmes from Madison, Alabama|
|Arts Erie and the PA Council of the Arts in Eari, PA|
|Mrs. Claude Larson from Branchville, NJ|
|Calico Patch Quilt Shop from Morehead, Kentucky|
|Patty Leinweber (Sponsored another artists to Participate)|
|Victoria Foley from Merriam, KS|
Puffin Foundation LTD.
"Funding has been made possible by the Puffin Foundation"
Microsoft: Software Donations
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General Admission to the Saturn V Rocket Wrap & Exhibits - Dream Theme
Type of Artwork: Dream Theme
Artwork Size: 2 foot x 2 foot (0.60960 meters x 0.60960 meters)
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International Participants General Admission to the Saturn V Wrap & Exhibits - Dream Theme
For International Participants who need a discounted price to participate.
Type of Artwork: Dream Theme
Artwork Size: 2 foot x 2 foot (0.60960 meters x 0.60960 meters)
Cost: $10 each
General Admission for the Saturn V Rocket Wrap & Exhibits - Visionary Theme
Type of Artwork: Visionary Themed
Artwork Size: 4 foot x 4 foot ( 1.219 2 meter x 1.219 2 meter)
Cost: $80 each
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Board of Directors
Courtney Lee Weida
Assistant Professor, Art Education
Courtney Lee Weida is an Assistant Professor of Art Education at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. She has taught within studio art and craft programs for pre-K through twelfth grade within schools and community programs in Boston and New York. She is licensed in Visual Art, English, and Elementary classroom teaching. She completed her doctorate in Art & Art Education at Columbia University Teachers College. She earned an Ed.M. from Harvard University, specializing in Museum Education. Her B.A. (Northeastern University) included a double major in Visual Art and English Literature. Her dissertation and recent publications address ceramic art, studio craft, and gender issues in art education. As a practicing artist, she possesses a unique background in English literature and archaeology museum work that has informed her art and research in ceramics and craft. She welcomes dialogue with other educators about craft in education.
Shelley Bartenstein, Ph.D., GPC is a professional grant writer who helps organizations research funding opportunities and produce winning proposals. After a successful career in the private sector, first as a fine artist, medical illustrator, and scenic artist, then later as an instructional designer and organizational development specialist, she worked for ten years in the California State University developing and marketing continuing professional education programs. Nine years ago, Dr. Bartenstein launched her consulting business to assist others in developing grant proposals, marketing plans, and business plans. Shelley is a Certified Grant Professional, and Past President of the Southern California Chapter of the American Association of Grant Professionals; she has achieved an outstanding track record of grants awards: nearly $25 million from government and private sources. She has a BA in Fine Arts (UCLA), MS in Instructional Technology, and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Southern California.
(Participant List 'Link' in the left menu)*Featured
My name is Liudmila and I am from Russia. I jointed the Dream Rocket project soon after I had come to the USA in fall 2010 to become a graduate student at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Acquaintance with the American culture and getting a new experience here were my key goals when I applied for a relevant scholarship. Being already here in the US I started looking for something special that was going on in Huntsville and I found the Dream Rocket project, which amazed me with its exciting idea and truly international scale. I guess that the space is a subject that thrills people’s minds everywhere. I also believe that space exploration is something that units the people from around the world with its ideas of peace, generosity, and collaboration.
I was lucky to meet Jennifer Marsh in person and learn more about the project. The Dream Rocket is a tangible expression of a hundred intangible but so important ideas about our world and its future.
Although I have enough experience of working in the nonprofit organizations in Russia, probably, no one project was so exciting to me before. It makes us to go beyond our daily routine activity, and it really inspires to dream. So, I was more than happy to distribute the information about the Dream Rocket in Russia and bring some participants from my country to this project.
See Attached Resume
Just Some artworks that Liudmila has organized from Russia, her home country....(many more posted through out the Dream Rocket Website!
Video: You Can Make a Difference, "I made this video for a scholarship. It envelops the theme that one person can make a difference." - creator
- Resume_Liudmila_Potryvaeva.docx (2463 download)
Sign up to Create a 'Visionary' Panel
The Dream Rocket would like to celebrate these historical figures by exhibiting “Visionary Panels,” where each work of art will be colorfully displayed and stitched by children and teachers from all over the world, and will remind everyone that any dream is possible.
1. Jane Addams - She opened the Hull House, the first American settlement house, in 1889 with Ellen Gates Starr. The house included night school for adults, classes and clubs for children, a public kitchen, a library, and more. She later became the president of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and travelled the globe supporting peace.
2. Madeleine Albright - She became the first female United States Secretary of State in 1996 under Bill Clinton, making her the highest-ranking woman in United States government history.
3. Maya Angelou - She was an African-American poet, author, and civil-rights activist. In the 1960s she became the northern coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference at Martin Luther King Jr.’s request and became the first African-American woman welcomed into the Directors Guild of America.
4. Susan Brownell Anthony - She was a civil rights activist who acted as a leader and orator in the early 1900s women’s rights and suffrage movement.
5. Gloria Anzaldua - She was a Mexican American who wrote poetry, novels, and children’s books supporting feminism and gay and lesbian rights, and bridging cultural identities.
6. Aristotle - He was a Greek philosopher who wrote the earliest formal study of logic and pondered morality, aesthetics, science, politics, and metaphysics.
7. Jane Austen - She was an English novelist who used realism to convey sometimes critical and, at other times, comic plots and observations about English high and low society.
8. Dr. Thomas John Barnardo - He noticed the great number of destitute children in England in the mid to late 1800s and started a number of homes dedicated to care for and then train the homeless youths.
9. Clarissa Harlowe Barton - She was a teacher and nurse who, after working to ease the chaos of the Civil War, organized the American Red Cross in 1881 to deal with any crisis.
10. Simone de Beauvoir - She was a French author and proponent of both existentialism and feminism.
11. Alexander Graham Bell - He was a scientist, inventor, and engineer who invented the first practical telephone.
12. Boudicca - She was queen of the Iceni tribe in the eastern part of England who led her people in a rebellion against occupying Roman forces. Though the rebellion was ultimately a failure, the Iceni won many victories and Boudicca became an inspiring symbol of British independence and strength in the Renaissance era.
13. Wernher von Braun - He was a rocket scientist who, as director of the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, oversaw the development of the Saturn I and Saturn V boosters, the Gemini managed-flight project, and the Apollo Moon Flight project.
14. Muriel Morris Gardiner Buttinger - A psychoanalyst and psychiatrist, she was concerned with the disenfranchised and the poor. While living in Vienna, she used her home as a safe house for anti-Fascist dissidents until the outbreak of World War II.
15. George Washington Carver - He was an African-American botanist who taught former slaves superior faming techniques to ensure their self-sufficiency. He experimented with cycling crops to improve the efficiency of farms and discovered 300 ways to use peanuts to make the crop more profitable.
16. Jimmy Carter - He was the 39th President of the United States and used his position to pursue environmentally conscious national energy policy, peace between Israel and Egypt in 1979, and the return of the Panama Canal to Panamanian government
17. Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel - She revolutionized French fashion with her modernist philosophy, love of expensive simplicity, and belief that women should dress for themselves and not their husbands.
18. Cesar Chavez - He was a migrant worker who, in 1962, founded the National Farm Workers Association which worked for Latino civil rights, fair treatment of farm laborers including migrant workers and grape-pickers, and improved conditions on all farm facilities.
19. Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm - She was the first African-American woman elected to Congress in 1968 and in 1972; she became the first major-party candidate for President of the United States.
20. Agatha Christie - She wrote English crime novels and plays. She is the all time best-selling author of book and the best-selling writer of any kind with only the Bible outselling her collected sales.
21. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill - He served as the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 and from 1951 to 1955, most notably leading and inspiring the Allied powers during World War II.
22. Christopher Columbus - He journeyed across the Atlantic in 1942 and initiated Spanish colonization of the Americas that led to European colonization.
23. Confucius - He was a Chinese philosopher who developed an ethical system employed throughout East Asia. His values focus on the importance of education and morality.
24. Marie Curie - She was a physicist and chemist who broke new ground in the study of radioactivity, was the first to be awarded two Nobel Prizes, and was the first female professor at the University of Paris.
25. Dalai Lama - He is the official leader of the Tibetan government and is believed to be a reincarnated individual put on earth to enlighten others.
26. Charles Robert Darwin - He studied the natural world and developed the theory of evolution and natural selection which, once accepted, fundamentally changed the perception of history and human development.
27. Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey - He invented the Dewey Decimal Classification System which revolutionized library science.
28. Emily Dickinson - She was a visionary poet whose individual style, development of imagery, and creative use of capitalization pressed the limits of creative writing and the social boundaries of women in the late 1800s.
29. Walt Elias Disney - After creating Mickey Mouse in 1928, Disney became a famous cartoonist, producer, director, voice actor, and entrepreneur by co-founding Walt Disney Productions, now one of the best-known motion picture producers. He was an innovator in animation and, thanks to the very popular Disneyland, theme park design.
30. Frederick Douglas - A former slave, he was an abolitionist and suffragist who dedicated his life to supporting equal rights by writing, speaking, and serving as a statesman
31. W.E.B. Du Bois - He advocated civil rights in America and Pan-Africanism. He was a well-educated man and a prolific writer who started the Niagara Movement and, later, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He encouraged black literature, art, and thought and promoted African-American history.
32. Marcel Duchamp - Associated with Dada and Surrealism, he contributed to the American avant-garde arts and proposed that art is made by perception not by technique or a particular style. His most celebrated work, “Fountain”, consisted of a urinal turned upside down.
33. Amelia Earhart - She was one of the first women to earn a pilot’s license, the first woman to fly across the Atlantic in 1928, and actively supported the growth of aviation and women’s role in the sciences.
34. Thomas Alva Edison - He was an American inventor and scientist who developed the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the light bulb. He was a prolific inventor and contributed greatly to the modern industrialized world.
35. Albert Einstein - He contributed to modern physics, quantum mechanics, cosmology, and statistical mechanics, won the 1921 Nobel Prize for Physics and famously formulated the theory of relativity in 1915.
36. Elizabeth I - She was the Queen of England from 1558 to 1603 and pursued cautious and moderate politics. As a result her rule was relatively peaceful and ushered in a golden age of art and literature known as the Elizabethan era. Authors like William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe flourished during her reign.
37. Federico Fellini - He was an influential Italian film director famous for baroque images and fantasy.
38. Terrance Stanley Fox - Canadian born Fox ran his Marathon of Hope from the Atlantic to the Pacific to support cancer research after losing one leg to cancer. He never finished his run due to the spread of his cancer, but he inspired many more runs and raised millions of dollars for cancer research.
39. Benjamin Franklin - He helped found America and served as a political advisor, a leader during the Revolutionary War, and a winning diplomat in Europe. Franklin also was a successful printer, newspaper editor, and writer and formed the first public lending library and fire department in America.
40. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi - He was a paramount political and spiritual leader in India during the Indian independence movement and developed non-violent civil disobedience to protest oppression.
41. Bill Gates - He developed an early microcomputer and founded the Microsoft Corporation with Paul Allen that constructed some of the first affordable home computers and software.
42. Ruth Joan Bader Ginsburg - She served on the US Supreme Court and was the second female Justice in US history. She notably swore in Vice-President Al Gore in 1997 and advocated equal rights for men and women.
43. Jane Goodall - She is an English UN Messenger of Peace famous for a long-term study of chimpanzee society and family structure. She is an activist for animal welfare and safe environmental practices.
44. Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev - He served as the last General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and helped negotiate the end of the Cold War. He also helped orchestrate the dissolution of the Soviet Union and won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in 1990.
45. Martha Graham - She was an influential dancer and choreographer credited with dramatically furthering the development of modern dance. She was the first dancer to perform at the White House, the first dancer to act as a cultural ambassador, and the first dancer to receive the US Medal of Freedom.
46. Johannes Gutenberg - He was a German printer who first used movable type printing in 1439 and invented the mechanical printing press which increased the ease of communication and made the written word more accessible.
47. Alfred Hitchcock - A filmmaker and producer, he experimented with suspense. He was successful in the UK for his silent films and beloved in the US for his psychological thrillers.
48. Thomas Jefferson - He was the principal author of the 1776 Declaration of Independence and co-founded the Democratic Party. He was the first US Secretary of State and, from 1801 to 1809, he served as the third President of the United States.
49. Edward Jenner - He discovered the smallpox vaccine in 1796, the first vaccine.
50. Jesus - Regardless of his role in religions, he campaigned for love, forgiveness, obedience to law, faith, and charity. The qualities he preached about are valued in most societies today.
51. Joan of Arc - She was a peasant girl who, upon hearing the call of God to free her lands from the English, led French troops during the Hundred Years’ War to several victories before being burned at the stake by the English at the age of 19
52. Helen Keller - In 1904, she was the first deaf and blind person to graduate from college, and used her education and experiences to become an international activist for those with sensory disabilities.
53. John F. Kennedy - He was the 35th President of the United States who, along with Robert F. Kennedy, spoke in favor of civil rights legislation and acted decisively for peace during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
54. Robert F. Kennedy - With his brother, he advocated advances in civil rights through legislation and played a crucial part in ending the Cuban Missile Crisis.
55. Martin Luther King, Jr. - He was a civil rights activist and preacher who led the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a group dedicated to ending segregation and racism in the Southeast, and played an integral role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955 and the March from Selma to Montgomery in 1965.
56. Aung San Suu Kyi - She received the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy of democracy and nonviolent resistance in Burma and is the Prime Minister-elect of Burma though she remains imprisoned by a military junta.
57. Abraham Lincoln - He protested American aggression against Mexico over the Texas border and protested the secession of the south during the Civil War. He served as President of the Union from 1860 until his assassination in 1865.
58. Martin Luther - He protested the Catholic ritual of indulgences and supported the translation of the Bible into local languages with his 95 Theses in the early 1500s. His protest is credited with starting the Protestant religions.
59. Malcolm X - He was a militant Black Nationalist leader in the United States and an activist for international human rights. He promoted black pride, economic independence, and cultural separatism often in opposition to Martin Luther King, Jr.
60. Nelson Mandela - He was an anti-apartheid activist from South Africa and, after the fall of apartheid, became the first fully representative, democratically elected President of South Africa.
61. Henri Matisse - He painted using expressive and wild colors that were labeled Fauvist, or like a wild beast. He contributed to the development of modern art and remains popular to this day.
62. Michelangelo - He was a prominent Italian Renaissance painter, architect, sculptor, poet, and engineer who was so well-liked that Italians referred to him as the Divine Michelangelo during his life. He is most famous for the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and the scaffolding he invented to paint it, the Medici Chapel, and the Statue of David.
63. Doris Miller - He was the first African American to be awarded the Navy Cross for manning an anti-aircraft gun despite his lack of training, and shooting down a Japanese bomber during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
64. Joan Mitchell - She was an Abstract Expressionist painter who gained international acclaim when most female painters were largely ignored.
65. Samuel F. B. Morse - He created the single-wire telegraph system and Morse Code to communicate over that telegraph system.
66. Pablo Neruda - He wrote poetry and won the 1971 Nobel Prize for Literature. He supported communism in Chile with his poetry and fame and, upon his death shortly after a military takeover, inspired protests against the new Chilean military dictatorship.
67. Isaac Newton - In 1687, he published Philosophie Naturalis Principia Mathematica which is considered to be one of the most influential books in science, advanced the scientific revolution, laid the basis for universal gravitation, and proposed the three laws of motion. He built the first practical reflecting telescope, developed a theory of color by using a prism to decompose white light, and helped develop differential and integral calculus.
68. Florence Nightingale - She was a pioneer in nursing who received training despite social criticism and later worked with wounded solders in the Crimean War. Her revolutionary ideas on hygiene, organization of patient care, and the need for medical records reduced the mortality rate by more than 30%, proving the importance of nurses and expanding the roles of women.
69. Alfred Bernhard Nobel - He was a Swedish chemist, engineer, and inventor who invented dynamite and owned a major armaments manufacturer. He willed all of his fortune to institute the Nobel Prizes supporting innovations in several intellectual fields and supporting profound social contributions.
70. Barack Obama - In 2008, he was elected President, making history as the first African-American President of the United States.
71. Rosa Parks - She fuelled and participated in the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott as the movement’s test case, and continued to actively protest segregation and support equal civil rights.
72. Plato - Greek philosopher, he founded the Academy in Athens, contributed to mathematics, and taught Aristotle.
73. Pablo Picasso - He co-founded the Cubist movement with Georges Braque and produced a wide array of famous and beloved paintings such as “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.”
74. Edna Annie Proulx - She wrote such titles as The Shipping News, “Brokeback Mountain,” and Postcards which won her the Faulkner Award for Ficion.
75. Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan - A librarian from India, he developed the five laws of library science and is considered the father of library science, documentation, and information science.
76. Ronald Reagan - He was a famous actor and the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. He reduced business regulations, reduced the growth of the government and its spending, and cut taxes in policies referred to as “Reaganomics.” As President, he denounced Communism and the Soviet Union, then negotiated with Mikhail Gorbachev to create the INF Treaty and eventually end the Cold War.
77. Sally Ride - She was the first women in space in 1983 on the shuttle Challenger (STS-7)
78. John Davison Rockefeller - He founded the Standard Oil Company in 1870 and became America’s first billionaire. He felt that the privileged are obligated use their good fortune to help others and so he created foundations that pioneered the development of medical research, improved education, and furthered scientific research.
79. Jackie Roosevelt Robinson - He was the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers, ending almost 60 years of segregation in professional baseball leagues. He was also a really good ball player.
80. Eleanor Roosevelt - As the First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945, she used her influence to support civil rights and continued to be a powerful advocate and prominent speaker for the New Deal coalition, the United Nations, the Freedom House, and many other human rights causes. From 1945 to 1952 she also served as a delegate to the UN General Assembly.
81. Franklin D. Roosevelt - He was the 32nd President of the Unites States. He created the New Deal to alleviate the Great Depression and worked with Winston Churchill before and during the United States’ entry into World War II to defeat the Axis Powers.
82. Theodore Roosevelt - He served as the 26th President of the United States. He was a progressive reformer who dissolved forty monopolistic corporations, created the “Square Deal” as a compromise between businessmen and citizens, and supported conservation and universal health care. He was also instrumental in the creation of the Panama Canal.
83. Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre - He was a French author and playwright who influenced philosophy and helped develop Existentialism.
84. Albert Schweitzer - He was a German-French theologian, philosopher, musician, and physician who attempted to reconcile the secular and traditional Christian view of Jesus and promoted life through is philosophy of “Reverence for Life.” He founded and sustained the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in west central Africa and worked on a universal ethical philosophy to make compassion and moral values available to all.
85. William Shakespeare - This prolific English poet and playwright was famous during his own life but left very little evidence of his existence apart from his works, which include: “Romeo and Juliet”, “Hamlet”, “Macbeth”, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “Julius Caesar”, and “Othello.”
86. Socrates - A Greek philosopher, he taught Plato and developed the Socratic Method while contributing to the studies of epistemology, logic, and ethics.
87. Elizabeth Cady Stanton - She was a social activist who helped lead the women’s rights movement in the mid-1800s, organized the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls which demanded voting rights for women long before they were granted, and participated in the anti-slavery movement.
88. Igor Stravinsky - He was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor who transformed 20th - century music with his unusual rhythms, energy, and changing compositional style.
89. Rabindranath Tagore - He won the 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature making him Asia’s first Nobel laureate as a poet, visual artist, playwright, novelist, educator, social reformer, nationalist, business-manager, and composer. He supported the Indian Independence Movement and now two of his songs, “Amar Shonar Bangla” and “Jana Gana Mana”, are the national anthems of Bangladesh and India respectively.
90. Mother Teresa - She founded the Missionaries of Charity in 1950 and spent the rest of her life ministering to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying throughout India and elsewhere. She won the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize for her humanitarian efforts and dedication to missionary work.
91. Nicola Tesla - He contributed to the field of electricity and magnetism by inventing various tools that made commercial electricity. Tesla’s studies also formed the basis of modern alternating current electric power systems.
92. Francois Truffault - He was a French filmmaker who helped initiate the French New Wave movement.
93. Sojourner Truth - A freed slave, she protested slavery and spoke out for women’s rights. She was a celebrated speaker and famously delivered the speech, “Ain’t I a Woman?” at the Ohio Women’s Right Convention in 1951.
94. Alan Mathison Turing - He developed modern computer science and formalized the concept of the algorithm and computation. In 1948 he designed the Manchester Mark 1, the world’s earliest true computer.
95. Archbiship Desmond Tutu - He opposed apartheid in South Africa, became the first Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town in South Africa, and chaired the Truth and Reconciliation Commission following apartheid’s fall. He continues to fight for human rights throughout the world, winning him the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize, the 2005 Gandhi Peace Prize, and the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism.
96. Vincent Willem van Gogh - He was a Post-Impressionist and inspired Expressionism with his use of bright and contrasting colors in works such as “The Church at Auvers”, “Starry Night”, and “The Night Café.”
97. Leonardo da Vinci - He was an artist, scientist, inventor, and engineer that helped define the Italian Renaissance with his innovations and memorable works of art, such as “Mona Lisa” and “The Last Supper.”
98. Madame C. J. Walker - She founded the Madame C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company to sell cosmetics and hair tonics in the 1910s. By 1917 it was a thriving business and Madame Walker became the first female American self-made millionaire and the first African-American millionaire.
99. Booker T. Washington - He opened and led the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute in 1881 to educate and train African-Americans in an effort to make them economic equals to whites and therefore earn equal civil rights. He was an advocate for civil rights and education.
100. George Washington - He was the commander of the Continental Army during the America Revolutionary War and then served as the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797. He is consider the father of the country and remains a beloved symbol of America.
101. Eli Whitney - He invented the cotton gin which revolutionized farming and utilized interchangeable parts which revolutionized industrial work in America.
102. Oprah Gail Winfrey - She hosted an AM Chicago television talk show, later the Oprah Winfrey Show in 1986, and used her popularity to become influential and address serious human plights. She is a successful entrepreneur and considered one of the most powerful women in the world.
103. Frank Lloyd Wright - He was an American architect and interior designer fascinated by organic architecture who led the Prairie School movement of architecture in the early 1900s. He completed over 500 projects.
104. Orville and Wilbur Wright - The Wright brothers designed and implemented both controllable gliders and the first practical airplane called “Flyer I” in 1903, leading to a long history of reaching to the skies.
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When creating your Visionary panel, you are asked to consider your chosen Visionary’s dreams and how he or she influenced history and the world we live in today. These questions are designed to help you think of different concepts and ideas for the creation of your Visionary panel.
Example: How did this Visionary influence the world? How did he or she influence me? If I were standing in his or her shoes, what would be my dream for a better future?
"Some believe there is nothing one man or one woman can do against the enormous array of the world's ills - against misery, against ignorance, or injustice and violence. Yet many of the world's great movements, of thought and action, have flowed from the work of a single man. A young monk began the Protestant reformation, a young general extended an empire from Macedonia to the borders of the earth, and a young woman reclaimed the territory of France. It was a young Italian explorer who discovered the New World, and 32 year old Thomas Jefferson who proclaimed that all men are created equal. ‘Give me a place to stand,’ said Archimedes, ‘and I will move the world.’ These men moved the world, and so can we all."
- Robert F. Kennedy
★What is a Dream Theme Panel?
The Dream Rocket project would like to challenge you to ‘Dare to Dream’. To dream about your future and the future of our world through dream themes such as health, community, conservation, science, technology, space, peace, and so on. We would like you to use your selected Dream Theme to express, explore, and create your vision on your section of the wrap. We hope that you are able to express and learn through this creative collaboration.
How do I create a Dream Theme panel?
1. Pick A Dream Theme (See below)
2. Your Dream Theme Panel needs to be 2 feet x 2 feet, (0.60960 meters x 0.60960 meters)
Examples of Backer Materials: Canvas, Burlap, Cotton, Recycled Material, etc. (However backing is not required if you are crocheting, knitting, or weaving your panel.
Examples of Techniques: Painting, Collage, Weaving, Crochet, Quilting, Knitting, Stitching, Felting. You can invent your own technique, I have seen people whom print photographs on fabric, or even use laminating to put a collage together to create their panel.
Recyclable Examples: Trash Bags, Old Cassett Tape, Soda Labels, (all of which is soft and sewable).Some examples of what Participants have used...Quilting, Applique, Maching Sewing, Painting, Stitching, Cotton, Digital Images cut and Sewn, Ribbon, Silk, Acrylic Paint, Plastic Tarp, Fabrics, Hand Sewing, Buttons, Beads, Dolls, Jute, Sharee, Handmade Fabric, Felt, Fusible Fibers, Water Proof Glue, Yarns, Nylon, and Polyester, Permenant Ink Markers, Commercial Cotton, Batik Cotton, Cotton Batting, Wonder Under, Misty Fuse, Angelina Fibers, Tayon Thread, All purpose Thread, Beads-Glass, Acrylic Paint, Free-Motion Quilting, Beading. Lots of recyclables, fabric, plastics, waterproof glue, acrylic paint, candy wrappers, buttons, cut-up recycled clothing, oil Pastels
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100th Kansas State Fair All skill and age levels are welcome to participate.
|Tecumseh South Elementary School||KS||Aug 15|
Salina Public Library A talk with scholar Tom Averill is scheduled for August 29 from 6:30 - 7:30
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|Alcatraz Island||CA||May 15|
Marin Headlands Visitors Center
|Ida Long Goodman Memorial Library||KS||Apr 15|
Brown v. Board of Education, National Historic Site
Theme: Expressions of Freedom & Equality
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Theme: My Favorite Story
Kiowa County Library
A talk with scholar Sarah Smarsh is scheduled for April 4 from 6:30 - 7:30
Kingman Carnegie Library A talk with scholar Sarah Smarsh is scheduled for April 3 from 6:30 - 7:30
|Columbus Public Library||NE||Mar 15|
|Crissy Field Center||CA||Mar 15|
|Stanhope Public Library||IA||Mar 15|
|Lyons Public Library||KS||Mar 15|
|Northeast Lauderdale Elementary School||MS||Feb 15|
|2013 NAEA National Convention||TX||Feb 15|
|Blue Valley Library||KS||Feb 15|
|Leawood Pioneer Library||KS||Feb 15|
|Central Resource Library||KS||Feb 15|
|Lackman Library||KS||Feb 15|
|Corinth Library||KS||Feb 15|
|Gardner Library||KS||Feb 15|
|Antioch Library||KS||Feb 15|
|Cedar Roe Library||KS||Feb 15|
|McPherson Public Library||KS||Jan 15|
|Douglas County Law Library (Dec 1, 2012 - Jan 2013||KS||
|Baright Public Library||NE||Nov 15|
|Kansas State Fair||KS||Aug 15|
|Yulee Branch Library||FL||Aug 15|
|Bryceville Branch Library||FL||Jul 15|
|FOOTWISE Window Display||OR||Jul 15|
|1855 Harris-Kearney House||MO||Jul 15|
|Lawrence Public Library||KS||Jun 15|
|Paul Sawyier Public Library||KY||Jun 15|
|Winfield Public Library||KS||Jun 15|
|Arkansas City Public Library||KS||Jun 15|
|Mulvane Art Museum||KS||Jun 15
|Tallgrass Prairie National Park Visitors Center||KS||Jun 1|
|Clay Center Carnegie Library||KS||Jun 1|
|Philip S Miller Library||MO||May 20|
|Corning City Library||KS||May 15|
|Kiowa County Library||KS||May 15|
|Harper Public Library||KS||May 15|
|Morton-James Public Library||NE||May 15|
|Durham County Main Library||NC||Apr 15|
|Cheney Public Library||KS||Apr 15|
|Grant County Library||KS||Apr 15|
|POTTAWATOMIE-WABAUNSEE REGIONAL LIBRARY||KS||Apr 15|
|SUMP Memorial Library||NE||Apr 15|
|Goodland Public Library||KS||Apr 15|
|Eskridge Branch Library||KS||Apr 15|
|Fernandina Beach Library||FL||Apr 15|
|Alta Vista Mini Library||KS||Apr 15|
|Olsburg Mini Library||KS||Apr 15|
|Westmoreland Mini Library||KS||Apr 15|
|Harveyville Mini Library||KS||Apri 15|
|Onaga Branch||KS||Apr 15|
|Alma Branch||KS||Apr 15|
|Amelia Island Quilt Guild Visit and Display||FL||Apr 15
|Augusta Arts Council||KS||Apr 10|
|Wamego Public Library||KS||Mar 15
|Rossville Public Library||KS||Mar 15|
|Salina Public Library||KS||Mar 15|
|Silver Lake Public Library||KS||Mar 15|
|St. Mary's Grade School||KS||
|Mabee Library at Washburn University||KS||Mar 15|
|Revere Public Library||MA||Mar 15|
|Unified School District 321 Office, St. Mary's, KS||KS||Mar 15|
|Jetmore Public Library||KS||Mar 15|
|Hudson Park Branch||NY||Mar 15
|Seneca Free Library||KS||Mar 15
|Chaffee Elem.School||AL||Feb 15
|2012 NAEA Exhibit||NY||Feb 10
|Pratt Public Library||KS||Feb 15|
|Jay Johnson Public Library||KS||Feb 15|
|Kansas Discovery Museum, National Youth Art Mounth
|St. John's Catholic School||AL||Jan 15
|Ottawa Library||KS||Jan 15|
|Mundy Branch Library||NY||Jan 15
|Grand Central Branch||NY||Jan 15|
|Liberal Memorial Public Library||KS||Jan 15|
|Hamilton Fish Park Library
|Crestwood Elementary School||MS||TBA|
|Atkinson Public Library||NE||Dec 15|
|Imagine It Children's Mus||GA||Dec 15
Univ. of Huddersfield
|Valparaiso Public Library||NE||Nov 15|
|Huntsville-Madison County Public Library||AL||Nov 15
|Houston Public Library||GA||Nov 15
|Eleanor E. Murphy Library||AL||Nov 15
|Discovery Gateway Children's Mus.||UT
Children's Mus. of Phoenix
|Tompkins Sq. Branch Library||NY||
|KAEA (Kansas) Regional NAEA Conference Display||KS||
|Hands On Children's Mus.||WA|
Bronzeville Children's Mus.
|Tillman D. Hill Public Lib.||AL||
Ottendorfer Branch Library
Elizabeth Carpenter Public Library
World trade Center Memorial
National Quilt Museum
|SW Branch Library 3rd Show||FL||
|Atlanta-Fulton Public Library||GA||
Ruffner Mountain Nature Center
|Children's Mus. of Cleveland||OH|
|SW Library Branch 2nd Show||FL||