Logo
Rialto Center for the Arts

Speaker Spotlight: M. Ayodele Heath

As a kid, M. Ayodele Heath didn’t like to read. He was good at math and science but could care less about literature. Much less poetry, which he thought was corny. In his teens, however, the geek discovered two things that had a profound effect on his life: the lyrics of hip-hop and the writings […]

Learn More

2015 Speaker Spotlight – Jill Perry-Smith

How would your level of creativity differ if you had different friends? How would your critical thinking skills be different if you had different co-workers? Dr. Jill Perry-Smith’s work in organizational psychology and informal social networks delves into the possibility that who you know directly influences your ability to achieve creative and innovative success. After […]

Learn More

TEDxPeachtree 2015 Speaker Spotlight: Galo

“I try to embody the creative aspect throughout my life and through my own training,” says Galo, founder and force behind The Movement Project. The Crossfit trainer and former financial analyst’s blog embodies that philosophy, bringing together observations on life, on physicality, on creativity. Take, for instance, his entry A Beautiful Practice, dated September 27th, […]

Learn More

2015 Speaker Spotlight: Eric Dozier

Growing up in a black church in Tennessee, Eric Dozier had a broad range of musical influences, including gospel greats Shirley Caesar, Walter Hawkins and James Cleveland. Outside church he was listening to B.B. King, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Earth Wind & Fire. He had the best of both worlds. “And then in high […]

Learn More