Next video to shoot is Verve Vertu. I HAD to shoot video because it’s an Art Studio. In fact, as Gwen Harlemann, the director (who is actually a friend of mine, and also the sweetest person alive) says, Verve Vertu “taps into the creative energies of people with special needs.”” A neat explanation for an awesome nonprofit.
Much though I love all the nonprofit organizations I’ve come in contact with through this project, I think I love Verve Vertu the best. They turn “special needs” people into “artists.” That’s a label anybody’d be proud to wear and it really, really works here. Talk about empowerment.
Anyhow back to ME! I could only show a few of the artists and their art, since what I wanted the people to do is go down to the Farmer’s Market in Wilkes Barre every Thursday and buy arty stuff, like purses, keychains, dolls, silk batik collage, greeting cards, wallets, post cards, and tons of other things. When you want the people to do something you have to SHOW them what you want them to do, so I put that picture of Gwen and one of the artists at last year’s Farmer’s Market so people will know what to look for.
Again stymied by the “motion” graphics, so they are pretty basic here. I’m getting better, I’d like to think!