Let NoHo Senior Arts Colony help answer your questions at our Health Care Reform Workshop on December 3, 2013 at 4:30pm. The event is FREE and will take place in our beautiful on-site Theatre located at 10747 Magnolia Ave., North Hollywood 91601. CLICK HERE to read more about it. For additional information, call 818 985-2200.
Los Angeles’ unofficial poet laureate Wanda Coleman passed away after a long illness on November 22, 2013. For over four decades, she represented the very best of poetry in Southern California. Her presence on stage was strong and captivating. Her words on the page are compelling and authentic. Among Coleman’s best-known works was “Bathwater Wine” (1998), which brought her the Lenore Marshall National Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets in 1999. Her next volume, “Mercurochrome” (2001), was a finalist for the National Book Award, whose judges said, “Coleman’s poetry stings, stains and ultimately helps heal wounds” of racial injustice and gender inequality. CLICK HERE to read more about here and the prolific and powerful legacy she left us. At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we send our best to her loved ones at this time. She left amazing words for future generations to discover and an inspirational work ethic for us all.
It’s hard to believe it’s been fifty years. We remember where we were that day and we’re sure you do too. The Kennedys were such supporters of the arts, especially Jackie (who went on to work as a book editor at Viking Press after leaving the White House). Their legacy of strength, curiosity about the world and different cultures and creativity continues on. At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, we are very fond of this quote from JFK and found a wonderful pick of him doing one of the things he loved: sailing.
If you have ever wanted to design fabric, a mural, or even fun gift wrap, Spoonflower is a great resource for the creative spirit! They use eco-friendly printing on a wide variety of surfaces, and are a “print on demand” company so no ordering more than you need! Finally you can create your very own original designs that you can make into truly special printed gifts like pillows, clothes, curtains, quilts and the possibilities are endless! You can also buy other peoples’ amazing designs in every theme, color palette and style imaginable too! Click here to find out more.
Among the great American artists of the 20th-century, Georgia O’Keeffe stands out as one of the most compelling. No artist since her has been able to paint with such intimacy and stark precision. Today is her birthday and we at NoHo Senior Arts Colony thought you would enjoy these inspirational quotes from her.
“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.”
“I decided to start anew, to strip away what I had been taught.”
“You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare.”
“I had to create an equivalent for what I felt about what I was looking at – not copy it.”
Singer/songwriter/painter Joni Mitchell turns 70 today and we at NoHo Senior Arts Colony love her creative zest for life. Click here for a link that has an interesting video interview talking about painting, writing poetry and music and her creative process. She is the perfect example of indulging in as much creativity, exploring different facets, as you can. Creativity is a mindset, not limited to one particular medium. So if you are a writer, try a hand a painting. If you’re a painter, try writing some poems. When you live here, you’ll be in the perfect place to explore all ranges of your imagination.
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