Education Innovation - Opportunities Abound

By Celebrity & Corporate Artist Derek Russell

Boy oh boy do I have some exciting news I'd like to share. My artwork and reach is growing incredibly fast, and I am so very honored and grateful! Last night I was contacted to create a series of paintings for the 2014 Education Innovation Summit to be held on April 21-23 at the Phoenician in Scotsdale, AZ.

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Direct from GSV + ASU: "Our mission is to become the fulcrum of activity and influence on the current and future states of global education. We're creating a platform for advancement, highlighted by the world's premier events and online conversations surrounding the Knowledge Economy.

Our flagship program is the high-impact annual Education Innovation Summit-known to many as "Davos in the Desert" — now entering its fifth year. Michael Horn, co-author of Disrupting Class, has called the Summit "the can't miss education innovation event." In addition, our website is an essential and evolving digital destination-a center point and catalyst for dialogue, insights, a robust ecosystem of partners and champions, and a global community of bold thinkers and doers.

There are many varied audiences actively participating in what we're doing and building. They're innovators of all kinds: entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists, politicians, educators, and other advocates of education innovation.

Bringing together the world's most visionary, passionate, and energetic players in the education innovation space, the Education Innovation Initiative is stimulating opinions, debate, fundraising, strategic alliances and overall community activism toward global enrichment."

This is an amazing opportunity, and I am so very, very thankful for all the support and gratitude everyone has shown me. It truly is amazing what a little imagination combined with a lot of trust and creativity can create. Together, let's celebrate in the beauty of learning and growing.

To learn more about the upcoming event, check out the website.

I'll be sharing more exciting news about this event in the upcoming days and weeks, stay tuned.




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About Derek Russell

Derek Russell is widely recognized as one of the world's most sought after living artists specializing in his own form of expressionism. As a corporate artist, he has partnered with many remarkable companies (financial institutions, global businesses and private clubs) and offered them innovative ways to showcase their visions and imagination. He has the unrivaled ability to paint his client’s inspiration. Celebrities, business leaders and royalty entrust him to create vivid and vibrant masterpieces for them to display in their homes all around the world.

Known for his unique style & originality, his client’s make extreme visual statements by working with Derek. His rock star hair and flair for going big, bold and vibrant creates that impact clients want. He has a natural sense of aesthetics and an expertise in bringing power & life to his paintings. His honest, respected, & clear communication make the process easy, fun & exciting. There are many artists out there doing "traditional" work but Derek is a true master who creates original, expressive masterpieces. Derek is honored to connect with clients to discuss special commissions.

New Hampshire based artist Derek Russell can be reached at 603.491.1774 or