Monday, April 19, 2010

Best Buy 2nd Saturdays!

So - we had our first Best Buy Second Saturday Urban Arts day! Junkyard Drumming was a huge success... we will post a video soon. It was awesome! Thanks to all who came out...and thanks for keeping the beat on the buckets Tim Riggs. See you 2nd Saturday in May for Urban Photography!

35 Seconds

Come here! I heard him say, while I visited the carribean nation
I was captivated. I sat. I listened through tears to the young Haitian.
“Tell her,” he says, with conviction and without reservation.
“Tell her that her 35 seconds that shook us planted seeds for a new creation!”

(and he gave me this…)

Dear 35 seconds, I wanted to write, you came on my birthday
Since January 12, I’ve been thinking about what I’d say
It’s true you ravished Haiti and the world felt your vibrations
Some watched you, but I felt you as you violated our nation.

Some people, like Evan Muncie, survived 27 days in the rubble.
Found thanks to those armed with faith and a shovel.
Many people responded to your moment of terror:
Sweat. Tears. Money. Solemn moments of prayer

Some people were left without father or mother,
Me? Personally, I lost both sister and brother.
Brothers. Sisters. Fathers. Mothers.
The world saw devastation, not races or colors.

You thought you destroyed my family, but I just redefined the word:
Family isn’t a noun, in my dictionary it’s a verb.
Defined as action, to instill hope, in spirit or deed
See, you opened the earth and we chose to plant a new seed.

You thought you destroyed hope, but look around, it’s still here!
Young faces, old faces… sure, there’s still some worry and fear.
With faith being the substance of what we hope for and more -
Like beds, water, medicine. These are things i pray for.

You thought you swallowed peace, but mine is still holding strong
You thought you shattered joy, but I still have a song.
So, 35 seconds, you had your moment and you took.
But before you claim victory, please take another look.

You tried to steal happy, you tried to put laughter away!
You tried unsuccessfully, new hope rises with each day!
See the world, with her hands open, putting history aside.
See the love that pours out as fellow man swallows pride.

See me, less two siblings, like the sun sure to rise.
Saying “Yes, 35 seconds, you may have claimed lives…
But eternity will testify that hope never dies!”

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Thanks to generous businesses

Wow... in just a few short weeks, we have had great conversations with FIG Lancaster, Barnstormers and Best Buy about what our partnerships could yield for our community. Check out our latest video about our in-school programs... what a cool partnership to offer urban arts programs in schools!

If you'd like to be contacted about upcoming Heads Up events, workshops and classes, let us know via email at

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Jim Sponaugle - whose named I butchered on New Years Eve in front of a few thousand people - won the $10,000 PRS Electric Guitar. Ticket number #0209! congrats Jim!

All other prizes have been allocated and winners notified... what a great joy to notify people of their prizes!

ALSO - without spoiling the whole surprise... Best Buy has officially partnered with Heads Up this year and let's just say that your shopping experience will soon never be the same! We are completely humbled and thankful for the hearts behind Best Buy Lancaster. Manager Steve and the crew there are awesome people who are going to knock your socks off with what's coming from our partnership.... more news coming soon!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

New Years Countdown!

So - the numerous businesses that have so generously donated their services are about to be a huge blessing to Heads Up.

New Years Eve is the big drawing for prizes

It is only $10 for a ticket and you can win $10,000 Custom 22 Electric Guitar autographed by Paul Reed Smith!

See you Jan. 1 and what an exciting year we have ahead! Programs are in full swing and our wings are spreading.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

December 1, here we come!

Wahoo! LIFE programs start December 1 so we are ramping up to go! Raffle tickets are on sale online... the discounts and perks and prizes are amazing!

Heidi has a new website which is awesome.

Let's keep a good thing rollin!