Tue, 9 October 2012
Tim Carpenter is the founder of EngAGE, a nonprofit that changes aging, and the way people think about aging, by transforming senior apartment communities into vibrant centers of learning, wellness and creativity. EngAGE provides life-enhancing arts, wellness, lifelong learning, community building and intergenerational programs and events to thousands of seniors living in Southern California.
Tim also catalyzed the creation of the Burbank Senior Artists Colony, a first-of-its-kind senior apartment community with high-end arts amenities and programs. The NOHO Senior Arts Colony and the Long Beach Senior Arts Colony will open in 2012.
In 2008, Tim was elected an Ashoka Fellow for being one of the top social entrepreneurs in the world. In 2011, he received the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award. He also serves on the board of the National Center for Creative Aging, and is the host and producer of the EXPERIENCE TALKS radio show.
Direct download: EngAGE__The_Art_of_Active_Aging__An_Interview_with_Tim_Carpenter.mp3
Category:community -- posted at: 7:08am PDT
Sat, 11 August 2012
Marney Makridakisis the author of Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock and Reclaim Your Life. She founded the Artella online community for creators of all kinds, and the print magazine Artella. A popular speaker and workshop leader, she created the ARTbundance approach for self-discovery through art. She lives in Dallas, Texas. Visit her online at artellaland.com and on Facebook at facebook.com/CreatingTime.
Wed, 2 May 2012
Lori Portka is an art creator and love radiator. Her artwork is made with an open heart carrying the intention to spread love and healing. Lori's designs appear on greeting cards, prints, calendars and magazines internationally, and reach other sweet souls who connect with her genuine and compassionate spirit. You can learn more about Lori and her A Hundred Thank Yous project on her website, loriportka.com, and follow her on Twitter at @loriportka.
Reminder: The nomination deadline for the Arts and Healing Network Award is May 15th. For more information, go to:
Direct download: Lori_Portkas_100_Thank_Yous__A_Gratitude_Painting_Project.mp3
Category:Visual -- posted at: 3:46pm PDT
Thu, 1 March 2012
Christine Mason Miller is a Santa Monica based writer and artist who has been creating, writing and exploring since she was a little girl. Her mission to inspire has provided the foundation for all of her creative work. The desire to encourage others to pursue their passions and create a meaningful life is the common thread throughout an expansive body of work that includes mixed media collage, commercial illustration, photography, writing, teaching and speaking. Her latest book is Desire to Inspire: Using Creative Passion to Transform the World. You can learn more about Christine and her work on her website, christinemasonmiller.com, and connect with her on Twitter at @swirlygirl18.
Direct download: Desire_to_Inspire__Interview_with_Christine_Mason_Miller.mp3
Category:creativity -- posted at: 10:05am PDT
Tue, 17 January 2012
"I believe color creates energy, and I believe energy creates inspiration, and then I think inspiration creates the change. If you can create color, which murals do, then you're making a massive impact." ~ Ricky Lee Gordon
Ricky Lee Gordon is a South African muralist and artist who goes by the name of Freddy Sam. He is the founder of three initiatives. The first is Write on Africa, a community art and inspiration project that creates murals and workshops in poor communities to uplift and inspire social change. Their philosophy is, "Inspire ourselves to inspire others to inspire change." The second project he founded and directs is A Word of Art, which includes an art space, art projects, and an international art residency program dedicated to celebrating new art and emerging young artists. The third is the Woodstock Industrial Center, a derelict industrial building in the heart of Woodstock, a suburb of Cape Town, where together with a willing landlord he has now brought in over 75 creative tenants. The building now has a coffee shop, skate park and bookshop, and hosts talks, exhibitions, movie nights, dinners and drawing evenings.
Ricky Lee is one of three recipients of the 2011 AHN Awards. The Arts and Healing Network is so impressed by his incredible creative vision and use of art to revitalize and transform his neighborhood of Woodstock.
To learn more about Ricky Lee's work, please visit his websites at www.writeonafrica.org and www.freddysam.com. You can also read an interview by Arts and Healing Network Director, Mary Daniel Hobson, with Ricky Lee on the Arts and Healing Network.
Direct download: South_African_Muralist_and_Artist_Ricky_Lee_Gordon.mp3
Category:Visual -- posted at: 4:26pm PDT