Monday, June 22, 2015

SOxSO Welcomes #iTOMB

At 10am on Saturday, June 27th a discussion on the Healing Powers and Neuro-science of Poetry and Visual Arts will take place at South X South Orange, hosted by Seton Hall University and the Village of South Orange, NJ, with the South Orange Performing Arts Center – and #iThinkOutsideMyBox has been invited to provide a real world example by engaging the public in public art.

"For three groundbreaking days in late June (26th, 27th and 28th), South Orange Village comes alive with creative collisions of arts, ideas and music. From live drone demonstrations to coding concerts, compelling talks to live blues, rock and jazz, SOxSO has something for everyone."

Our info for the festival is below. Come join us in South Orange for both an academic and practical look at how creativity shapes our world in better ways.

#iThinkOutsideMyBox is a global community studio and gallery engaging the public in public art  by encouraging people to paint. #iTOMB was founded by David Everitt-Carlson in 2011 at Occupy Wall Street in New York and was featured in the Wall Street Journal that year. The project continues on the High Line at 22nd St., and other locations around New York.

In two and a half years over 20,000 intimate cardboard conversations between individuals and the world at large have been created, yet #iThinkOutsideMyBox  is not a business – as none of the paintings will ever be sold. We are currently in application for 501(c)3 status as a non-profit foundation to gain wider access to arts grants and funding.

#iTOMB continues to be the world’s largest collection of publicly painted works and we would very much like to grow that experience outside of New York.  #iThinkOutsideMyBox is also available to schools, museums, non-profits, private events and corporate creative motivation programs.

David Everitt-Carlson has engaged in a creative career his entire life, first as an actor in his teens, then to director, singer, sign painter, newspaper editor, graphic designer, filmmaker, journalist, executive creative director, Vice President, entrepreneur, CEO, founder, professor, public speaker, mentor, motivator, consultant, author, activist and social organizer. 

All of which have made him an unusually effective creative leader. 

As a New York native with a degree in Corporate Communications, he was featured early in his career in the New York Art Directors Show for both writing and design and began a creatively ambidextrous path of award-winning work with agencies such as The Richards Group/Dallas, Bozell/Dallas, Earle Palmer Brown/Wash D.C. and Leo Burnett/Chicago.

His work for American Airlines ran on the Super Bowl and garnered four CLIOs shortlisted, followed by four more the following year for work on Marriott. 

Moving to Leo Burnett to produce award winning work for Miller Brewing, Nintendo, Sony & Kellogg’s, he was named VP/Creative Director in 92 and moved to Seoul, Korea in 95 as VP/Chief Creative Officer.

Following Burnett he founded Korea’s first 100% foreign invested advertising agency, CarlsonCreative, Inc, in Seoul in 1997. with clients, the Korean Ministry of Finance, Samsung, LG, Hyundai and British American Tobacco. The company was sold in 2003. 

Moving to Vietnam, David founded aSaigon/CreativeMorning, as a monthly speaker series bringing world-class creative thought leaders to Southeast Asia. Working also as a journalist he penned daily and monthly columns for The Morton Report and East & West Magazine. 

Returning to the US in 2011, saw the birth of the iThinkOutsideMyBox™ concept, a public studio and gallery that reimagines the idea of public art by engaging the public to make the art℠. Featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Huffington Post, New York Daily News, Gothamist, and hundreds of international blogs, TV and radio shows, #iThinkOutsideMyBox has since become a global phenomenon and the world’s largest collection of publicly painted work at over 20,000 paintings. 

Currently living in Manhattan and leading DEC Communications, David Everitt-Carlson  is available on a consulting basis for corporate communications work, including creative staff motivation and campaign direction, and regularly engages the iThinkOutsideMyBox™ project with schools, museums, universities and non-profits.

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