Hudson High students and Alumni Design…

Hudson High students and Alumni Design mural with Mark Foster from “Foster The People”

Tim Naujoks, (Hudson High Photo teacher, former Nordonia High Photography teacher) & Mark Foster, from “Foster the People” organized a collective mural at Hudson High School along with 20 students and 8 alumni.

The mural was based around an improvised quote from Mark, who came to visit while on his off time:

“Artists are given the keys to the heavens, and with their chariots, they bring celestial treasures back to Earth. They are messengers that retrieve light from the unknown. To put color to emotion. And to give the gift of flight to those who didn’t know they had wings”

Many creative minds were at work at this event. The room and the people there procured an extremely powerful moment: We were all there to have fun while we were “us”. No feelings of judgement or fittings. “Let’s just be us. Who we were meant to be.” ……It was very hard to comprehend the amount of creativity thrown into one space…. It was a hurricane of artistry. It makes me want more. A lot more.

I had a fantastic night with all of Mr. Naujoks students, past and present. My wish is for this outstanding forum to continue the art education of the rising youth and let them know that if you have passion, love, freedom, happiness, and a sense of curiosity and “grit”, DO IT. DO NOT let anyone tear you down. GO AND BE. And try to love every minute of it. It won’t always be easy, but it WILL be fun!

A big thank you to Hudson High School and especially Tim Naujoks, for hosting and creating such an amazing event! Thank you Mark Foster for taking some time out to give the next gen some wise words and something to strive for! We ARE given the keys to the heavens. Let us all never forget that…

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Posted: June 25, 2015


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