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The Signature Project was an amazing program presented by an equally amazing individual: Patrick Dunning. This project has many dimensions which the students discover as Patrick delves into his vision. He initially created a piece of artwork which you can see on the home page. From that he divided the work into many smaller canvases and has recreated the work with thousands of colored signatures. Within the canvases are other pieces of art which are revealed throughout the presentation. The program covers the creation of this artwork in various forms, the many stories of those who have signed a canvas, the importance of family, friends and life itself. Students were in awe of the multi dimensional components of Patrick's presentation. Note that this is a work in progress. I highly recommend this program. It is one of the best I have seen. Patrick Dunning is extremely talented, peronable and creative.
Karen Wry Brewer
I have been teaching art for 30 years, this is the most inspirational presentation I have seen. I am thrilled to be one of the million signatures that will make up this multi-faceted work of art. Thank you Patrick Dunning!
As a School Psychologist I am always looking for inspirational ideas for working with students of all ages who may be experiencing social-emotional difficulties. The Signature Project presentation was incredible and has given me a new perspective of the work that I do. The many "layers" that were unveiled through Patrick's amazing artwork certainly allowed everyone in the room to realize that not only are we all connected in some way, but each of us also has a story to tell. There is a fundamental similarity in all people and Patrick has given us a glimspe of the powerful effect of creativity and the human spirit!
It was great meeting you today and seeing your vision, Mr. Dunning. Your work is truly inspirational to me personally and memorable for the sutdents at John F. Kennedy School as well. I asked a first grade class what they thought and their words were "AWESOME", "fun", "cool",
"magical". They said they "loved" the music and the "computers" (technology). How remarkable to be able to reach an audience of 5 - 100+ year olds with the same show! Best of luck as you carry your project forward...I hope you will be able to expand it to a larger audience as we discussed.
Talk to you soon,
A truly inspiring presentation for one of the most creative pieces of artwork I have ever seen. My 3 children 7,9,11 enjoyed it very much and it provoked a ton of deep thought and questions for them afterwards.I have never seen so many middle school students completely captivated for an entire assembly. You should be extremely proud of your work Patrick. Thank You East Middle School for inviting us to see this.
Cory Radisch, Principal
This performance was astounding. Mr. Dunning provides a sense of genius that is remarkable. For educators, he is the quintessential reason why we must always believe that our students possess some kind of brillance. Truly inspiring!! Should be on broadway.
Lois Gallt Accardi
I feel surrounded by the energy of your work. A truly stunning display of talent, art, music and method. Your decision to include individuals through their signature pulls us together in such a divine and spiritual way. I am deeply touched. Thank you Patrick.
Patrick J. Lott
As assistant principal at Bernardsville middle school I see a lot of assemblies. Without a doubt this was one of the most inspiring performances I've ever seen. Patrick Dunning is a genius, an artist and a great performer. The students were in awe of this amazing man, as was I!
Saw the show this afternoon in Randolph, NJ. Brilliant,inspiring, magical. Twenty-eight years of teaching, and this was the best thing I've ever taken my students to. Thank you.
Patrick, What I saw today was profound and deeply moving. You have a gift that is very rare. You have the ability to open up this world to everyone and allow us to see the infinite richness of existence. I will never forget this. Thank you.