An event like PIGShibition doesn’t just “happen.” It’s the hard work of many dedicated volunteers and also through the generosity of individuals, organizations and businesses, all of whom share and support the idea that literacy betters and empowers the NWA as a whole. This Sponsor Spotlight segment focuses on our partners of the PIGShibition event , offering a “behind the scenes” look into the “why” of PIGShibition, the decision-making process and highlighting each sponsor’s thoughts toward literacy and community involvement.
There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint to make you feel proud about a room, or the outside of a house or office. The Ozark Literacy Council is proud to have the skilled professionals at CertaPro as a sponsor for PIGShibition. Their pig–entitled The Reader–is covered with many details not immediately apparent when you drive by and see it at CertaPro’s office. As with all of our pigs, it’s worth a stop and closer inspection! Aaron Lewis, owner of CertaPro, gave us his take on this great event:
What was it about PIGShibition and the Ozark Literacy Council that persuaded you to be a part of this unique event?
My grandfather was an artist so I have always had a very intimate appreciation of art. Also, growing up in Arkansas I have met several adults that cannot read. I feel that reading and speaking English is a very basic skill that people need and deserve a chance to learn.
Why did you pick the pig design that you did? What was it about that design that spoke to you above all the other great choices?
Jason Jones did the design. I’ve worked with Jason for a couple of years now. He is an amazing artist and we just wanted him to have total freedom of design so I just stayed out of the way!
My 3 year old says, “He’s fast”.
“You should love your neighbor as yourself.”