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Richard Hight headlines 29th Annual Advocacy Awards

The 29th Annual TARC Advocacy Awards and Volunteer Recognition event will be hosted Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Southern Hills Marriott Hotel in Tulsa beginning at 6 p.m.

LeAnne Taylor, KOTV’s “6 In The Morning” personality, will serve as the master of ceremonies. Guests will gather in the ballroom for an evening filled with live music provided by local music sensation, Branjae, the opportunity to bid in a silent auction, dinner, and program featuring keynote speaker, Richard Hight.

Richard Hight is an internationally-known artist and motivational speaker who hails from Oklahoma. His work is housed in over fifty museums and universities around the country. Richard discovered his love of drawing while struggling with dyslexia in school, and has been producing art and engaging audiences ever since. Growing up with dyslexia led him to valuable lessons learned about focusing on strengths and recognizing possibilities, not limitations. His experience having a disability allows him to teach those valuable lessons to his daughter, Averie, who has Down syndrome.

In his presentations, Richard focuses on helping audiences to re-imagine the possibilities in store for them and to engage their passions and natural talents. His presentations focus on the power of creativity and all of its applications, be they the arts, business, or everyday problems. His programs combine the spoken word with compelling music and a live, visual demonstration where he creates (in full scale and color) an original piece of art to inspire individuals to achieve fulfillment in their personal lives and challenge organizations to implement creativity and innovation to accomplish their vision.

Richard has been named a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) by the National Speakers’ Association, and has appeared numerous times on CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX networks to discuss his work and perform demonstrations. Richard has also launched numerous international tours and shared his work with millions of people abroad.

We are thrilled to have Richard Hight join us this year and we look forward to his demonstration that will “ignite passion, purpose, and possibilities”.