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HERO – A Heart-Warming Speed Painting Performance Depicting a Firefighter’s Sacrifice to Save His Own Daughter

HERO – A Heart-Warming Speed Painting Performance Depicting a Firefighter’s Sacrifice to Save His Own Daughter

Hero —the most endearing speed painting performance portrays a young firefighter who risks his life to save a child after being told by his chief, “Get Out! Save yourself, the building is collapsing.” Facing the flames and thinking he might not make it out alive, it becomes apparent when he reaches the child she is his very own 4-yr old daughter. Read the full story below.

Don’t miss the end! Goosebumps, cheers, smiles, and tears! This work has helped with many important causes and produced by Wolfgang Films. HERO explores commitment to an ideal. It asks the question: What endeavor would you undertake knowing full well that the odds are you will fail? What would you give your all to knowing you will likely be severely injured or even die trying? What is the greatest possible reward, and in that thought, what is the most valuable and priceless thing on earth? Paul and Chrissie are a young couple in their twenties, and have started a new family. The story as told by Chrissie I’ll never forget that day…It plays like a movie in my mind, over and over. My Husband, Paul, didn’t even eat breakfast that day. He was so excited he wanted to get to the fire station early. It was his first week on the job. Paul headed for the door but realized he had forgotten something important to him…

Jessie, our adorable three-year-old. She came running across the floor and jumped up in his arms…when Paul told her that he loved her, Jessie’s face lit up with a big smile, and in her tiny voice, she said, ” Daddy, will you play with me when you get home?” Paul smiled and said, “Of Course, Jessie… you are why I do what I do!” And then Jessie said, ” Daddy, you’re my big HERO…be careful, Daddy.” I hated that we both had to work, but I was glad Jessie could go to Gayle’s apartment to play with her daughter, Jen. When we got there, Jessie and Jen started playing with dolls right away and chattering about one thing and then another, and I heard Jen say that her Dad worked up in the clouds in the tallest office building. Then on my way out the door, I heard Jessie tell Jen that her Daddy is a Fireman. She sounded so proud. I left feeling happy and proud of both Jessie and Paul. I didn’t know that day would change my life….forever! Gayle told me that Jessie got up to go to the bathroom. Right after she closed the door, there was a massive explosion. Gayle said the apartment was filled with smoke. Without even thinking, she grabbed Jen and ran out. She said she frantically found the Fire Chief and told him that another little girl was trapped in the bathroom, up in her apartment. She told me she didn’t know what to do as the Chief told her there was no way that he could send any more men into that collapsing, old building as it was too far gone. They had also lost two Firefighters in the blaze. Then, Gayle heard Paul’s voice on the radio, saying he was on the second floor. The Chief told Paul to “GET OUT! He had his own family to think about.” … read the rest at http://michaelisrael.com/2012/videos/…

Virtual Art Auction and Live Show by Michael Israel for Museum of Discovery and Science

Virtual Art Auction and Live Show by Michael Israel for Museum of Discovery and Science

Michael Israel Art Studios produced a fantastic virtual event for the Museum of Discovery and Science with programming from the museum and a live show and art auction!

Let’s paint the town red, blue, pink, green and yellow too! Picture a vibrant evening of colorful science, delectable snacks, and an original LIVE Art performance as world-renowned speed painter Michael Israel creates art before your eyes from the comfort of your couch.

Recap: A Spectacular Evening for the Benefit of IRCHS

Recap: A Spectacular Evening for the Benefit of IRCHS

Recap: A Spectacular Evening for the Benefit of IRCHS

The Windsor Charitable Foundation proudly presented “Propelling the Arts featuring artist Michael Israel,” a remarkable fundraiser held on April 16 at the newly unveiled state-of-the-art auditorium of Indian River Charter High School (IRCHS). This inaugural event marked a momentous occasion for IRCHS as they showcased their magnificent Charter Hall, a versatile venue designed by Donadio and Associates and constructed by Proctor Construction. With a seating capacity of 500, the hall serves as a dynamic space for music, drama, dance programs, testing, and general assemblies. The Windsor Charitable Foundation, established in 2015 as a 501c3 organization, took immense pride in sponsoring this event, which not only highlighted the incredible talents of artist Michael Israel but also exemplified their commitment to giving back to the local community. Through the generous contributions from the Windsor community, The Windsor Charitable Foundation continues to raise funds, including those generated from The Gallery at Windsor and various onsite fundraising events, to support and propel the arts within the community.

The Windsor Charitable Foundation proudly presented “Propelling the Arts featuring artist Michael Israel,” a remarkable fundraiser held on April 16 at the newly unveiled state-of-the-art auditorium of Indian River Charter High School (IRCHS). This inaugural event marked a momentous occasion for IRCHS as they showcased their magnificent Charter Hall, a versatile venue designed by Donadio and Associates and constructed by Proctor Construction. With a seating capacity of 500, the hall serves as a dynamic space for music, drama, dance programs, testing, and general assemblies. The Windsor Charitable Foundation, established in 2015 as a 501c3 organization, took immense pride in sponsoring this event, which not only highlighted the incredible talents of artist Michael Israel but also exemplified their commitment to giving back to the local community. Through the generous contributions from the Windsor community, The Windsor Charitable Foundation continues to raise funds, including those generated from The Gallery at Windsor and various onsite fundraising events, to support and propel the arts within the community.