SmART Men Spotlights
There is an art to everything, and we create unique opportunities to feature our SmART Men in all sectors to share their inspiration and expertise. It is an important part of our advocacy to put the spotlight on the arts!
We have explored the following topics so far:
Art of Cigar (Industrial Cigars)
Art of Brandy (Vom Fass)
Art of Style (Adam Aleksander at the Star)
Art of Design: Tumbleweed TexStyles
Public Art and Photography: Stephen Ross & Suad Bejtovic)
#1 NY Times Best Selling Author of The Monuments Men: Robert M. Edsel
MAY 26, 2020: ROBERT M. EDSEL
Our next SmART Men Spotlight features Robert M. Edsel, the #1 NY Times bestselling author of The Monuments Men and Founder of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art. Robert's book was actually the basis of the movie The Monuments Men directed by George Clooney, whom he worked closely with, and starring Matt Damon, Bill Murray, and Cate Blanchett. Robert is also the recipient of the Records of Achievement Award, an annual tribute given to an individual whose work has cultivated a broader national awareness of history and the identity of the United States. Executive Director Tammy Meinershagen will be talking to Robert about his lifelong passion for rescuing lost art, his books, his travels, his inspiration, and more. Tune in on Facebook live at noon on Tuesday May 26th to join the conversation!
APRIL 28, 2020: STEPHEN ROSS & SUAD BEJTOVIC
We need the arts more than ever! This SmART Men Spotlight was aired live on Facebook, Tuesday April 28th. We featured Stephen Ross, Frisco Public Art Administrator, and Suad Bejtovic of Suad Bejtovic Photography and Frisco Chamber Board member. We learned more about their background, inspiration, the Frisco public art collection, the importance of photography as "writing with light", and upcoming projects. Thanks to our sponsor Mike Kurz, CEO of Overshare Advice and Planning, LLC, and Anthony Burokas of Stream4.US as our livestream producer.
APRIL 14, 2020: TUMBLEWEED TEXSTYLES
Our guests are the creative minds behind Tumbleweed TexStyles, founders Jeb Matulich and Brian Wysong. We learned more about how this Frisco-based company grew from an idea by 2 FISD art teachers to a successful business creating unique Texas-inspired t-shirts and products sold all over the country. The video was streamed live at Frisco Association for the Arts on Facebook on April 14, 2020.