Please join me at the ARTHOUSE Gallery & Studios this coming Saturday April 8, 2017 to preview my latest work for the “What Home Means to Me” project. Seven artists were chosen in January to transform recycled doors into works of art. You can see all seven entries at ARTHOUSE, this Second Saturday - April 8, 2017. This could be your only chance to see the doors. They will be auctioned off at the Habitat for Humanity Gala on April 28th and then will be in private collections ever after!
Habitat for Humanity - Door ProjectThe Habitat for Humanity Doors Project is a collaborative project that is part of the 2017 Hard Hats & High Heels Gala. The project brings together local artists to support Habitat for Humanity’s mission of creating a world where everyone has a safe, decent place to call home.
Door Project Sneak Peek
ARTHOUSE Gallery & Studios
10th & R in Downtown Sacramento
April 08, 2017 - 6:00 - 9:00 PM
More About the Doors Project
This new and unique element to the Habitat Gala will bring together interested, selected, socially-conscious local artists to create artwork on a recycled door (provided by the Habitat ReStore) in the theme of “what home means to you.” Artwork can include, but is not limited to, painting, collage, recycled materials, and more. Creativity and inventiveness are encouraged.
The doors will be displayed prior to the Gala for public viewing at ARTHOUSE on R throughout the month of April and will be part of their Second Saturday event and then auctioned off on Friday, April 28th as part of the event.
I received a text message while on my morning walk today from my friend Joan. Joan and I have been friends for many years now and most weeks we have a walking date. Today's text invited me to visit her new blog site... JoanStockbridge.com and read a post about our walks. It has been many months since I have posted on my blog site. In celebration of Joan's new website I am inspired to post again!!!! The painting I am sharing attached to this post is called "Friendship" it belongs to the Stockbridge family.
This has been a beautiful and inspiring week for me. I am surrounded by a community of talented, passionate and generous people . I met with and got to witness first hand Amber Scott this week founder of California Food Literacy. Their mission educate young children on food literacy. Her volunteers and the children they serve filled a large lunchroom space with LOVE. Please visit their web site www.californiafoodliteracy.org. Yesterday I installed my newly finished "eternity" painting at Placer Community Foundation . Again I shared time with 5 beautiful hearted, bright woman as I hung my art in their board room. They do an amazing job supporting Placer County residents in so many ways. Janice Forbes passed on this year and her generosity lives on through this beautiful organization.Please visit their web site www.placercf.org.
Sondra is highly disciplined and knowledgeable in her art making skills. she is able to affect other because she has a developed sense of intuition, is compassionate, understanding of the innate skills of others. She is able to work with students in a respectful manner through the use of stories and metaphors. She is able to transfer the professional artistic process because of the depth of her understanding of art history, psychology and her ability of positive communication. She is truthful, honest and cares about people.
Sondra lives her artistic and spirtual philosophy and is able to express this passion through a well developed sense of wisdom. She has a genuine sense of the transformative art process experience and is committed to seeing that her artistic presence serves a greater purpose.
Sondra is consistent and committed to personal health and well being through prayer, learning, meditation and exercise. She is grounded in learning that supports personal development such as taking workshops, reading, traveling. She is an avid seeker of knowledge and how that knowledge can benefit others. Sondra and I have shared any experiences where I have been able to directly observe her interacting with individuals and group of diverse life experiences. She has a rare gift of transending personal/ social/ religious experiences to honor the universal human spirit that unites us all. Our relationship, for example, is a testament to this fact. I am racially/ culturally Native Americian, she is Jewish. She is passionate, social and outwardly expressive. I am a methodical , private and inwardly expressive. She is pro active in her pursuit of the arts. I am accepting of whatever comes of my expression. She is a mother, grandmother. I am a father, grandfather. Our relationship transcends these aspects and flourishes beacause Sondra's attitude is large enough to include all of this yet able to focus on the transformation of the human spirit.
Sondra is a light which attracts others because she is nurturing, giving, and helpful. She speaks the truth and has the gift of strength to confront human obstructions in a way that offers alternatives in a very kind manner. An example is that students emulate her positive lifeways and bring other students and family members to meet her as a role model. Some students model the artistic work after her example." Written by Stan Padilla,Atist, Teacher, Friend I share this in gratitude and love, Sondra
Please join me for an enjoyable evening of inspiration and learning with Rabbi Yossi Korik at the Chabad Jewish Community Center in Granite Bay. See the exhibit of my Virtues Series and hear about the process and inspirations for this body of work. Admission is free and kosher wine and refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
Thursday, November 7 – Kislev 4 – 7:00 PM
Chabad Jewish Community Center
4410 Douglas Boulevard
Granite Bay, 95746
Please watch the video below for a sneak peak of some of the artwork that will be on display tonight.
Join us for and enjoyable evening of inspiration and learning with Rabbi Yossi Korik. See the original exhibit of the "Virtue" series. I will talk about the process and inspiration for this body of work.
Thursday November 7- 7:00 PM
Chabad Jewish Community Center
4410 Douglas Blvd.