DrewMiddleSchool
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Theme: What can I do? Improve, Invent, Inspire

This event occurred on
November 15, 2014
10:00am - 4:00pm EST
(UTC -5hrs)
Fredericksburg, Virginia
United States

On Saturday, November 15th, 2014, Edward E. Drew Middle School will host the inaugural TEDxDrewMiddleSchool. The TEDx event, which is scheduled from 10AM-4PM, will feature speakers from a variety of different fields within and outside of the Stafford community. Lunch is provided.

This year’s theme is What Can I Do? Improve. Invent. Inspire. Each speaker’s talk uses the theme to spark discussion and connection with the audience. There will be three sessions with intermissions.

Tickets are available for purchase at $25 for Educators, $30 for Non-Educators, $8 for students. Space is limited. All funds go towards the event and the event is not for profit. Note: Purchases using Eventbrite are charged a convenience fee.

Edward E. Drew Middle School Auditorium
Edward E Drew Middle School
501 Cambridge St
Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22405
United States
Event type:
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Speakers

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Gabe Pons

Gabriel Pons is a mixed-media artists based out of Fredericksburg, Virginia. He and his wife, Scarlett, own PONSHOP - an art gallery and retail store in downtown Fredericksburg. Their mission is to share their love for art and design with their community through art exhibits, student workshops, and events. Gabriel graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor's degree in Architecture in 1997 and after living for eight years

Gabriel Pons

Gabriel Pons is a mixed-media artist based out of Fredericksburg, Virginia. He and his wife, Scarlett, own PONSHOP - an art gallery and retail store in downtown Fredericksburg. Their mission is to share their love for art and design with their community through art exhibits, student workshops, and events. Gabriel graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor's degree in Architecture in 1997 and after living in New York City and working in the architecture profession for eight years, he and his wife began pursuing their shared goal of owning their own art studio and gallery. Gabriel's work encapsulates inspiration from his travel experiences, his love of skateboarding and street art. His creative process is grounded in an intimate knowledge of the subject matter coupled with a rigorous layering of material and information that, when complete, inform and delight.

Mirinda Reynolds

Guest presenter Mirinda Reynolds is the recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution Women in the Arts award 2013 and the Paul Harris Fello Rotary International Foundation Award 2014 for her Downtown Mural Project. Street artist, oil painter, and art educator, Mirinda Reynolds has worked with over 10,000 students to find their creative potential. She was Grafton Village's Teacher of the Year in 1999 and currently teaches ages 3-11 at Fredericksburg Academy. She now oversees a Local Visiting Artists Program, where she interviews and shares techniques of local artists in her classroom. She travels as a guest street painter across the nation, organizes local street painting festivals annually, and designs large-scale public murals for the Fredericksburg area. A member of Art First Gallery in downtown Fredericksburg, she sells her work locally and online.

Taylor Givens

Taylor Givens is an eighth grade student at Edward E. Drew Middle School. This is her first speech given on a stage.

Organizing team

Eric
Herod

Alexandria, VA, United States
Organizer