I am a visual artist and art center director. I have also worked as a writer for several publications but prefer to get out from behind the computer and get my hands and my mind into my work so I shifted my focus away from writing but still like to write a piece from time to time and nice editors let me do that. The best days at the art center are when there are dancers, actors, musicians and artists all swirling around the building working on productions and projects. It is a very busy and alive place to work. I thrive there. We also host meetings and seminars on a variety of interesting subjects. Never a dull moment.
My neighbors because they coexist so beautifully. I wish it could spread around the world.
I can read your mind. It scares me.
Parking tickets. Ugh.
Celeste’s CreativeMornings activity
You have some kind of power, some kind of ability to change the world. You just have to figure out how to go about it...and ask for help.
Being angry and being scared is a total waste of energy and human potential.
The work for justice is not easy. But it can get easier if we all work towards it together.
If you think you're doing enough, you're doing the minimum. If you're doing too much, you're doing barely enough.
We have to grow daily to work against injustice.
Soreyda Begley The daily fight against injustice
It matters for each and every one of us to work toward building an authentic community of curiosity and leadership rooted in optimism, love and understanding for one-another.
We are the best versions of ourselves when we are given the opportunity and ability to ask for help, and knowing that the response we are going to receive is compassion.
We're the best versions of ourselves when we truly accept the uniqueness and backgrounds of one-another's identities.
Hadeel Abdallah The Process of Inclusivity
Marianne Eaves A creative journey distilled.
We have to give until we can't give anymore...then give some more.
When we move up in life, it is our duty to turn around and help somebody up along with us. Through support, through guidance, and through forgiveness.
Your personal values don't have to be sacrificed. They can be perfectly aligned with everything you do in life.
Perfection isn't just symmetry. Symmetry isn't just perfection. It's about human connection. It's about reciprocity. It's about harmony. It's about 'get what you gift.'
What I have found is that the businesses that admire the most share the same three pillars: community, service and culture.
Wherever there's imbalance, there is balance. Wherever there is imperfection, there is perfection. Wherever there is authenticity, there is beauty. Wherever there is asymmetry, there is symmetry.
What I have found is that when you design something that is perfectly symmetrical, you can design people out of a space—whether you mean to or not. What I've found is that when you design something that isn't perfectly symmetrical, it becomes inviting, it becomes tangible, it becomes inclusive. Inclusivity breeds community.
What we did with A Cup of Commonwealth is we threw out all the 'rules' of business. And we said 'hello' to intentional chaos.
At the end of the day, it's about showing, not telling. People can see through it. They can see through carefully curated photographs. They can see through fake verbiage. They can see through empty promises. They can see through hollow missions. They want to KNOW you. That's the whole idea of connection.