I have been invited to speak to groups frequently about my program at Red Rock as well as my own artwork. I have exhibited consistently since my graduation from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1977. Some of my exhibitions have been shared with students during important events such as exhibits on capitol hill in Washington DC twice; once during our bid for the National Medal of Arts in 1997 and secondly during the inclusion in the “Breaking the Walls of Stigma, Bias and Prejudice” international exhibit that appeared in the Dirksen Senate office Building in 2001. That exhibit traveled to the UN buildings in New York City during August 2001 (at the 10th annual Indigenous Peoples Day”) and Durban South Africa during the “World Conference Against Racism” in September of 2001. The connection made with these noted exhibits came about due to the consistent networking that goes on at Red Rock. The artist and organizer of one these exhibits, Marietta Dantonio-Fryer, Professor of art from Cheney University, had direct contact with our student population and as quoted in a news article said “The talent of his students and depth of emotion in their work is astounding.” It is common for professionals looking into our program to see and acknowledge strength in the connection of arts with our at-risk youth.