Erie, Pa-On Thursday, 1/30/2014, Higherglyphics CEO, Todd Scalise, captured a 2014 Fractured Atlas, Arts Entrepreneurship Award.

This national award is given to artists whose passion and innovation in business, matches their creative fervor. Todd shares this title with winners from New York, Austin, and Chicago. His work in visual public relations has lead to creations ranging from promotional merchandise, to large scale artistic installations like the Erie Philharmonic, Centennial Mural, and the Erie Art Museum, Stairwell Annex Project. He adds this award to a collection which already includes the Erie Downtown Art & Cultural Coalition’s Morton Wright, Artist of the Year Award and the Applied Media Arts track of the Innovation Erie Design Competition, which earned Todd a $10,000 dollar grant.

As a graduate of Mercyhurst Prep, Temple and Boston Universities and a former Adjunct Professor at Edinboro University among other universities, Todd and Higherglyphics are prime examples of the limitless potential that the Erie area has to offer. As his name continues to appear in headlines, Higherglyphics and the term “Scalisized” become more synonymous with the Erie arts.