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The Signature Project is perhaps the most exceptional presentation and journey I have ever experienced from both an international and stateside perspective. Patrick Dunning is brilliant, a genius, a master of timing, and perhaps the most talented of divergent thinkers I have ever encountered. Our students were captivated from the first moment of his production and were still talking about their experience long after his presentation. What a rare treat and gift for people of any age to experience. We all, adults and children, reveled in his energy, his joie de vivre, and his passion to connect with each and every one of us in his own unique way. I am grateful to have been a small part of this significant, sensory-enriching, emotionally-charged, and thought-provolking multi-media project! Kudos to this consumate master and artist! Thank you for such an extraordinary journey, Patrick; one that so profoundly affects our perceptions of life! 10/20/11
I have had the good fortune to see the Signature Project twice -- once last spring at my daughter's middle school and today at my two sons' grammar school. I was blown away both times -- Patrick truly is a Renaissance Man in every way and his art is so brilliant and inspiring. Words cannot do it justice. It will touch everyone -- from age 5 to 105 -- in a profound way. I feel so blessed that all of my children have had the opportunity to experience this rare and beautiful gift. Thank you so much, Patrick!
Denise Clayton (witch women)
This was the most amazing show I have ever seen. Didn't want it to end. You are truly a visionary I was amazed at the way you put everything together on the canvas and then in the show. Thank you for sharing your story with us at old mill! I will never forget it and can't wait to see the finished work! Do you ever present at adult venues? My husband and son would live your show!
Michele Moger, instructional paraprofessional
I truly was captured by your brilliant and inspirational presentation of this journey of life through the priceless medium of the arts. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to be given the priviledge to be a part of this positive, enlightening project!
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.