Since college, Greg's interest in the Literary, Visual, Performing & Creative Arts has taken different forms. He has co-authored two books (with a third on the way) & has accepted invitations to perform a one-man-play based on the story featured in the books). The books highlight various forms of Art (i.e. the main character's interest in Visual Arts) & lessons learned from artistic sources (i.e. a photographer). The books also reinforce the value of curiosity & the power of our imagination in coming up with creative ideas to make a positive difference. The companion workbook also highlights various forms of art. The books & workbook have been used in creative contexts (i.e. a high school had students in a Fashion Design course design Spring Collections based in part on themes in the story). Companies (i.e. Viewpoint Creative) have ordered copies of the book for students in their local community. Organizations that value creative thinking (i.e. Busy Brains Children's Museum) have ordered copies for their own staff.
Greg also has written columns & articles for newspapers & magazines. His poem, Legacy, became the basis of a poster. His portrait collection (My Sleepless Nights) has gone on exhibit at events in different nations. He served as Scholar-in-Residence for a civic engagement program for student performing artists in South Africa. In 2013, he was named one of the Aspen Ideas Festival Scholars. Over the years, he has been invited to speak at a variety of events related to Innovation, Creativity &/or the Arts (i.e. Self-Employment in the Arts Conference, The Art of Engagement Conference). He has participated in the READ campaign for multiple libraries. At some schools, the students have participated in art-related activities in their classes in conjunction with an event or reading with Greg at their school. At an event in Canada, he received the Portraits in Humanity Award -- given to someone who used the Arts to make a difference. The Washington Post wrote a kind story on the parallels between Greg & filmmaker Steven Spielberg. His creative efforts have been featured by media like Art World News. His interest in these topics trace back to his childhood. As a boy, he spent much of his time at the theater (where his godfather was the projectionist) & the library. As a teen, he served as Editor-in-Chief of a literary magazine. To read Creative-related feedback, click here