Manual Students attend the annual Idea Fest at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, September 21, 2012.
As the sunset rise Friday, September 21, 2012 Hayley Perkey (12) smiles on her way to Idea Fest. photo by Yazmin Martinez
Students gathered around an X-BOX Kinect as various students took turns playing a game of balancing blocks. photo by Yazmin Martinez
Visual Artist Grimanesa Amoros is interviewed by a few Communication Media Arts students, (from left to right) Avalon Gupta- Verwiebe (09), Henrietta Reily (10) and Noah Rough (10). The student’s asked various questions about the start of her carrier and hr experiences before becoming a well-known artist. Amoros was born in Peru but moved to New York at a young age.
Mayor, Greg Fischer, is interviewed by Tori Kitchens(10) a CMA students during a break. Fischer is one of the only politician who attends to the Idea Fest. photo by Yazmin Martinez
Published Author Baratunde Thurston of the book, “How to be Black” spoke of the how much impact a social media can have on advertising and other aspects. photo by Yazmin Martinez
After every speaker, a microphone stood on two opposite ends of the audience. This made any questions regarding the speaker to be heard by everyone in the audience. Luisa Powell (11) asked a question for speaker Baratunde Thurston after his presentation.
Author of “Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World” Tony Wagner answers questions from the audience after explaining Finland’s Education system and why the U.S. should consider this methods for success. photo by Yazmin Martinez
“I haven’t set any expectations for the festival yet. I’m ready for everything that is presented. Although the the “Finland Phenomenon” about education is what I’m really excited about,” Tim Stone (12) said before the festival. After presenter Tony Wagner spoke, Stone stood up to ask for advice on how to take the first steps for a better education future.
Avalon Gupta-Verwiede (9) addresses a question to speaker Tony Wagner. photo by Yazmin Martinez
Ryan Voor (11) plays an Xbox Kinect game as students wait for the first Idea Festival speaker. photo by Taylor Ratliff
Tahir Hemphill from Creative Capital talks about his studies of hip hop linguistics.photo by Taylor Ratliff
Peter Van Buren speaks at Idea Festival about his experiences with the government and his book We Meant Well. photo by Taylor Ratliff
Henriette Reily (10) asks Tony Wagner a question regarding the Finland Phenonemon. photo by Taylor Ratliff
Grimanosa Amoros explains the inspiration behind her art. photo by Taylor Ratliff
Liz Cohen presents her latest photography project for Creative Capital. photo by Taylor Ratliff
Sam Van Aken discusses his art form of grafted trees photo by Taylor Ratliff
Tony Wagner speaking at Idea Festival about his study of the Finland Phenomenon photo by Taylor Ratliff