- Bill Strickland
Strickland presents “The Art of Leadership” at The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy
October 20, 2014 11:55 am
The American Experience Distinguished Lecture Series is proud to have presented “The Art of Leadership” by Bill Strickland, President and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation and its subsidiaries.
For 46 years, Bill Strickland has been in the business of successfully shaping―and changing―lives. At the heart of their unique interrelationship under Strickland’s Manchester Bidwell Corporation, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild and Bidwell Training Center share a dedication to helping disadvantaged individuals by offering them exceptional quality educational and cultural opportunities. Strickland will also speak about the National Center for Arts & Technology, the organization he founded to export the Manchester Bidwell educational model to communities both domestic and international.
To learn more about Mr. Strickland, click here.
Date: October 8, 2014
This event was sponsored by the Dick Thornburgh Forum and the University Honors College and co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Entreprenurial Excellence.
Manchester Craftsman Guild director Bill Strickland stands by some of the images of himself which are being used for a exhibit on Friday Oct. 17, 2014. Being Good is a collaborative effort to document three remarkable locals who are using their art, and committing their resources, to improve distressed neighborhoods in the city.
Read more: http://triblive.com/news/allegheny/6971280-74/manchester-strickland-craftsmen#ixzz3I3xs7S42
William E. Strickland, Jr.: A life’s recounting in the subject’s own words...
I'm a North Side kid. I grew up in the Manchester section of Pittsburgh and graduated from Oliver High School, where I was lucky enough to meet a person named Frank Ross, who was my art teacher. In several important ways, Frank turned my life around dramatically.
Read more: http://www.pittsburghquarterly.com/index.php/Contemporary-Profiles/william-e-strickland-jr.html
Being Good A Collaborative Photo Documentary Exhibit About The Good People Do In Their Pittsburgh Neighborhoods..
Being Good is a collaborative effort to document three remarkable Pittsburghers who are using their art, and committing their resources, to improving distressed neighborhoods in the city: Vanessa German, poet, performance artist and sculptor, photographed by Lynn Johnson; Bill Strickland, ceramicist, educator and entrepreneur, photographed by Scott Goldsmith; and Randy Gilson, visual artist and gardener, photographed by Brian Cohen
The Jewish Chronicle
Akko, Israel, project could pave way to Middle East reconciliation
An arts education and job training program that has been turning around the lives of thousands of Pittsburgh’s underserved for decades is set to be replicated in Akko, Israel, and if organizers’ dreams take hold, it could ultimately help pave the path for reconciliation in the Middle East.
Read more: The Jewish Chronicle - Akko Israel project could pave way to Middle East reconciliation
Jane Chu, NEA Chair -how the arts foster creativity for the current generation of leaders...
This September when I was in Pittsburgh for the Arts Education Partnership National Forum I was also able to visit frequent NEA grantee ManchesterCraftsmen's Guild (MCG) and spend some time with MCG president/CEO and former National Council on the Arts member Bill Strickland.
Make the Impossible Possible has been selected for Common Reading at FAMU, Florida Agriculture Mechanical University For Summer 2013 and Boston College.
Make the Impossible Possible has been selected for Common Reading at the following institutions:
A number of Schools have selected "Make the Impossible Possible" as their Common Freshman Reader:
* Frank Phillips College* Indiana University Pennsylvania* Juniata College* Kendall College * Mt. Union College* North Dakota State University * Penn State-New Kensington* Purdue University* University of Southern Indiana * Voorhees College* Winthrop University* Florida A & M University * Boston College
Bill Strickland hopes to persuade 200 cities around the world to replicate his arts, education and job-training program. It's late spring, and Bill Strickland is spending some quiet time in the ceramics studio at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, the art and job-training center he founded in Pittsburgh's struggling Manchester area. ... more