STEAM Initiative for Parents and Kids: Free Community Demonstration with Special Guest Patrick Hunter (Patcasso)


Saturday, October 28th, 2017
4:30pm to 5:30pm
2017-10-28 16:30:00 2017-10-28 17:30:00 EST STEAM Initiative for Parents and Kids: Free Community Demonstration with Special Guest Patrick Hunter (Patcasso) Auditorium at the D. H. Hill Library


Event Description

As part of the STEAM initiative, we are offering a special community demonstration for families: Innovation Is Art, Identifying Creative Confidence with Patcasso.

From the Hieroglyphs in Egypt, the exploration of space and even our iPhones, the sciences and the arts have always driven innovation. This talk will rethink how we look at creativity and creatives as well as identify some of the common barriers that block innovative thinking. We will rediscover how to unlock our fullest potential and our childlike ability for creative problem solving and expression.

Software Engineer turned performance painter Patcasso through the use of stories and performance painting will inspire and share what we’ve learned from Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein and Leonardo da Vinci about tapping into the left and right brain to drive better innovation and be more fulfilled.

Innovation Is Art will review the following:

  • Rediscover creative confidence
  • Re-Think approaches at solving business challenges
  • Challenge our notion of what is possible

About Patcasso

Patrick Hunter better known as Patcasso is one of the nation’s leading live performance painters. His background as an artist and engineer makes him a STEAM Ambassador and one that visits classrooms and boardrooms to challenge creative problem solving.

Thousands have seen him perform live turning a blank canvas into icons such as MLK, Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, Maya Angelou and Ray Charles in minutes to diverse genres of music. He has been featured at charity events for the Atlanta Braves, NBA, Sundance Film Festival and celebrities such as Ben Stein, Geena Davis, Hank Aaron and Snoop Dogg.

A native of Detroit, Hunter holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.


Contact Information

Marian Fragola

Admission Information

Free and open to the public. 


If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Marian Fragola at or 919-513-3481 to arrange services. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs​.