Author and Activist
An advocate for social justice and community action, Andy Smithyman is first an artist. His appreciation for revival history, imagination, and the beauty of what is often overlooked play a significant role in his compositions. He has completed two books examining historical activism and is working on a fiction novel at this time. “Art has a provocative way of bringing into the light what is hidden,..” he writes in his blog (06/17/2013). Andy believes we are all natural storytellers, and has worked for 25 years to encourage people to value their unique qualities.
Andy has been a significant supporter of World Education Connection, initially serving as a valued mentor immediately after WEC earned the Solvey Grant.