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Melvin Lars

Melvin Lars

About Artist

Basic Information

  • Gender

    Male
  • Artist Statement

    Art in its purest form awakens ones' unique, intrinsic imagination; It provides the canvas that houses a literal potpourri of ideas, behaviors, beliefs, and ones inner-most thoughts.
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    Melvin Lars’ Bio

    Mr. Lars is a native of Shreveport/Bossier City, Louisiana; he received several under graduate and graduate academic degrees from various universities; La. Tech. Univ. & Centenary College) in Louisiana, Texas (Tx. Southern Univ), Michigan (Eastern, Mi Univ,  & Saginaw Valley St. Univ.) and has done extensive educational studies in Ohio (Youngstown St Univ) and California (Los Angeles, City College) . He is a licensed/ordained Elder/Minister in both the C.O.G.I.C. & C.M.E.Church. He is the CEO/founder of Brighter Futures Inc; a Family Wellness, Violence Prevention/Intervention and Academic Enhancement and entertainment Company; an affiliate representative for the NFL ALLPRODADS Initiative. Former interim; Executive Director of Urban League of Greater Muskegon, Former NAACP President of Muskegon County; 2010-2012, employed as a consultant to the Michigan Department of Education as a Compliance Monitor for the (NCLB Highly Qualified) initiative for Highly Qualified Teachers and works collaboratively with Hall of Famer Jim Brown and his Amer-I-Can Program. He is married to Ann Lars and is the father of one adult son (Ernest).Mr. Lars is a cancer survivor (Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia) and was told once in 1990 that he would not survive to see 1991 and was again told in 1992 that he would not survive to see 1993, as you can see he is here to see 2012.Mr. Lars is a former free-agent with the Houston (Practice squads)  Oilers, and Oakland Raiders, former Defensive line coach for the Shreveport Pelicans, He is a recently retired High School principal; where he served in an administrative capacity for twenty-two (22) years and six and one-half (61/2) years as a class room instructor. He is an academician with an educational publication titled “Dare To Be Positive”, he has several poetic publications registered in the National Library of Poetry and he has two published books of poetry; “Painted Images” and “Reflections of Life”. He eagerly anticipates his third publication of Poetry titled “Mind Muscle”, this work of Poetry is slated for release in February 2008. He currently is writing two additional publications; “Danger Zone” and “Mothers and Their S’Men”.He is most proud of his instructional tenure at the infamous George Washington High School in South Central Los Angeles; with famed, nationally renowned Principal; Dr. George J. McKenna, III of the “George (Movie) McKenna Story”, Portrayed by the renowned Denzel Washington.He and his wife Ann co-own “Brighter Futures” an Educational and music management, violence prevention/intervention and Athletic consulting firm.He describes himself as just a “regular brother” who is proud to be Bernice’s son and a servant of the king.He is a proud member of KAPPA ALPHA PSI, FRATERNITY INC.,
    And the Kiwanis of MuskegonHe lives by the motto “Dare To Be Positive” “What You Do Speaks So Loudly; I Can’t Hear What You Say”.Mr. Lars’ personal creed:“The Positive Power of One is the Empowerment of Many”
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Member since
Friday, 26 December 2014 00:00
Last online
2 weeks ago
  • Melvin Lars shared 3 photos in the Book signings/Talk album
    2 weeks ago

    Dual book discussions and signings; Dying On My Feet My Journey Times Two & Mind Muscle
  • Melvin Lars shared 2 photos in the Book signings/Talk album
    2 weeks ago

    Dual book discussions and signings; Dying On My Feet My Journey Times Two & Mind Muscle
  • Melvin Lars shared a photo.
    2 weeks ago

    Dual book discussions and signings; Dying On My Feet My Journey Times Two & Mind Muscle
  • Melvin Lars shared 10 photos in the Book signings/Talk album
    3 weeks ago

    Dual book discussions and signings; Dying On My Feet My Journey Times Two & Mind Muscle
  • Melvin Lars shared 9 photos in the Book signings/Talk album
    3 weeks ago

    Dual book discussions and signings; Dying On My Feet My Journey Times Two & Mind Muscle
  • Melvin Lars shared 8 photos in the Book signings/Talk album
    3 weeks ago
  • Melvin Lars shared 8 photos in the Book signings/Talk album
    3 weeks ago
  • Melvin Lars shared 8 photos in the Book signings/Talk album
    3 weeks ago

    Dual book discussions and signings; Dying On My Feet My Journey Times Two & Mind Muscle
  • Melvin Lars shared 7 photos in the Book signings/Talk album
    3 weeks ago

    Dual book discussions and signings; Dying On My Feet My Journey Times Two & Mind Muscle
  • Melvin Lars shared 6 photos in the Book signings/Talk album
    3 weeks ago

    Dual book discussions and signings; Dying On My Feet My Journey Times Two & Mind Muscle
  • Melvin Lars shared 5 photos in the Book signings/Talk album
    3 weeks ago

    Dual book discussions and signings; Dying On My Feet My Journey Times Two & Mind Muscle
  • Melvin Lars shared 4 photos in the Book signings/Talk album
    3 weeks ago

    Dual book discussions and signings; Dying On My Feet My Journey Times Two & Mind Muscle
  • Melvin Lars shared 3 photos in the Book signings/Talk album
    3 weeks ago

    Dual book discussions and signings; Dying On My Feet My Journey Times Two & Mind Muscle
  • Melvin Lars shared 2 photos in the Book signings/Talk album
    3 weeks ago

    Dual book discussions and signings; Dying On My Feet My Journey Times Two & Mind Muscle
  • Melvin Lars shared a photo.
    3 weeks ago

    Dual book discussions and signings; Dying On My Feet My Journey Times Two & Mind Muscle
  • Melvin Lars shared 6 photos in the Book signings/Talk album
    4 weeks ago

    Dual book discussions and signings; Dying On My Feet My Journey Times Two & Mind Muscle
  • Melvin Lars shared 5 photos in the Book signings/Talk album
    4 weeks ago

    Dual book discussions and signings; Dying On My Feet My Journey Times Two & Mind Muscle
  • Melvin Lars shared 4 photos in the Book signings/Talk album
    4 weeks ago

    Dual book discussions and signings; Dying On My Feet My Journey Times Two & Mind Muscle
  • Melvin Lars shared 3 photos in the Book signings/Talk album
    4 weeks ago

    Dual book discussions and signings; Dying On My Feet My Journey Times Two & Mind Muscle
  • Melvin Lars shared 2 photos in the Book signings/Talk album
    4 weeks ago

    Dual book discussions and signings; Dying On My Feet My Journey Times Two & Mind Muscle