Photograph by Tom Kosa
Copyright © 2009 Tom Kosa
I have been a lot of things like an art director, creative director, painter, poet, investigative journalist, think tank operator, teacher, and publisher to name a few. I was Creative Director of The Creative Black Book., Leber Katz Partners, and Random House. I’ve written and designed dozens of books including Tomorrow and Beyond, The Guide to Extraterrestrials, and The Art of The Brothers Hildebrandt.
I identified my loves, and redirected them towards my passion for teaching. I synthesized all the things that worked in my career and created Ian Summers’ Creativity Workshop. Since 1989, thousands of creators who wish to grow, do what they love and prosper have participated in individual and group workshops. In 1994, I developed Heartstorming Adventure Trainings to meet the needs and desires of artists.
Like most of my clients, I am a creator. Recent exhibits include Oxygen 2 Gallery, Minneapolis MN, Transformations Gallery, Amherst MA , Project Blue, Easton PA, Banana Factory, Bethlehem PA, Jac & Company, Easton PA, Keyes Gallery, St. Louis MO, Pfaffman Gallery, NYC, Stewart Leshe Gallery, Milburn NJ and Afferro Gallery, Newark NJ.