Wine & Watercolors Art Auction Welcomes Public
Memory-Impaired Put Brush to Canvas to Support Others with Alzheimer’s Wine & Watercolors Art Auction Welcomes Public ESCONDIDO, CA – Feb. 26, 2014 -- If a picture is worth a thousand words, a group of artists has spoken volumes. They reside at Silverado Escondido, a memory-care community that has offered art classes to its residents for nearly 10 years and holds auctions of their work to benefit others with dementia. The community’s upcoming third annual Wine & Watercolors Mixer and Silent Auction featuring about 30 paintings by residents, is expected to draw more than 100 participants and raise several thousand dollars for the San Diego Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. The event represents a practice central to Silverado’s care, which is enriching lives of those with dementia by helping them to experience the fulfillment of achievement, giving and engagement. “The classes and auctions bring joy and a feeling of connection to our residents, as well as showing that people with dementia can lead meaningful lives,” says Rick Topete, Community Ambassador for Silverado Escondido. “This is a wonderful celebration of their abilities, not limitations. It helps create community awareness and hope, and of course benefits a cause that is close to all of our hearts.” Wine & Watercolors art show and silent auction will be held from 4 – 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6 at Silverado Escondido at 1500 Borden Rd., Escondido. The event is free and open to the public. RSVPs to 760-737-7900 are requested and attire is business casual. Funds collected will be donated in the artists’ names to the Alzheimer’s Association – San Diego/Imperial Chapter. Inspired by the Association’s Memories in the Making art therapy program, every Monday evening about 10 Silverado Escondido resident artists gather for class, where they create many of the pieces that will go up for auction. Paintings from the previous two shows have sold for several hundred dollars each and hang in offices and homes throughout the area. The classes and auctions however, represent far more than just the works produced and sold. “Assisting other people is very uplifting, so enabling our residents to serve their community helps them contribute to the world in a meaningful way and restores self-worth,” Topete says. “Most residents have participated in non-profit organizations during their lives and we are reconnecting them with something that has always mattered. And art allows people to express themselves without having to use words, which is especially significant for the memory-impaired, because verbal capacity can be affected as the condition progresses. With art, the possibilities can be almost endless.” About Silverado Silverado was founded in 1996 with the goal of enriching lives of those with memory loss by changing how the world cares for and perceives the cultural stigma of cognitive decline. With locations in eight states – including Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin – the company delivers exceptional care and unmatched service to address the spectrum of changing needs, for individuals and families alike. To learn more, visit silveradocare.com or call (866) 522-8125. Media Contact: Scott McCaskey / Audrey Knoth (757) 625-2518 firstname.lastname@example.org
ESCONDIDO SEEKS FEEDBACK ON POTENTIAL CLOSURE OF ...
The City of Escondido is considering closing Maple Street Plaza to motor vehicles at Grand Avenue and Maple Street, in addition to the existing closure at Maple and Valley Parkway. An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Room at City Hall, 201 N. Broadway, to solicit feedback from the public about this issue. Currently vehicles may enter Maple Street Plaza from Grand Avenue as well as from the alleyway between Grand Avenue and Valley Parkway. The city is considering closing the street at Grand Avenue, but may allow delivery trucks to continue to access businesses from the alleyways. The closure is intended to enhance pedestrian safety as well as to encourage more special events on the plaza. If you are not able to attend the meeting but wish to send in comments, please send them to Joyce Masterson, Director of Economic Development and Community Relations at email@example.com or by calling 760-839-4621. Call Send SMS Add to Skype You'll need Skype CreditFree via Skype
LIGHTING THE PATH TO A NEW ESCONDIDO...
A walk to celebrate new lights along Escondido Creek! LIGHTING THE PATH TO A NEW ESCONDIDO... When: Saturday. March 8, 6:30PM Where: Creet Trail Opening at Broadway between Washington and Valley Parkway. This 1 hour walk will immediately follow the Escondido Creek Lighting Ceremony, which begins at 6:00pm at the same location. Free & All Ages! Dogs and bikes welcome. Hear about what is being done to take Escondido into the future through culture, art, and public places.
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National Federation of the Blind, Escondido Chapte...
FREE TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND, ESCONDIDO CHAPTER INVITES YOU TO THEIR TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR BY ENHANCED VISION. TECHNOLOGY AND DEVICES WILL BE ON DISPLAY FOR YOUR VIEWING AND TESTING. INFORMATION AVAILABLE FOR THOSE THAT ARE VISUALLY IMPAIRED/BLIND, OR MAY NEED ASSISTANCE IN READING OR SEEING BETTER IN THEIR EVERYDAY LIFE. A PEBBLE-MINI HAND HELD MAGNIFIER WILL BE RAFFLED, VALUED AT $295.00O RAFFLE TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED AT EVENT. CALL MONA AT 760-672-8057 or EMAil AT: firstname.lastname@example.org REFRESHMENTS SERVED
Casey Weldon: Subnatural
"Subnatural" Featuring the Art of Casey Weldon April 9 - May 3, 2014 Reception: Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 6-10pm We are excited to present an extraordinary solo exhibition featuring the artwork of Casey Weldon. This exhibit titled "Subnatural" will highlight Weldon's most current paintings. Weldon will be in attendance at the Opening Reception to meet, greet and answer questions. The Opening Reception with Live Music will be held on Saturday, April 12 from 6-10pm. Local artists within the ArtHatch building will have their studios open to the public as well. Complimentary Stone beer and wine will be served to guests. Born in Southern California, Casey Weldon spent the majority of his formative years there graduating from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. After operating a studio out of Las Vegas, Weldon relocated to New York, then California, and now Portland where he works as a full time artist. His fine art, imbued with a sumptuous illustrative quality, is indicative of his profession. Weldon mixes iconography of today and the past to evoke a sense of humor, nostalgia, fantasy and even melancholy within the viewer. His pallet and haunting subjects recall the Surrealist masters like Breton and de Chirico. Weldon has exhibited and sold his work in galleries across the United States and his pieces now reside in collections across the world. The exhibition will run from April 9 - May 3, 2014. ArtHatch is a 7000 square foot building which houses the front gallery: exhibitions changing monthly, "The Alley," featuring new and previous works from over 25 artists, the teen room featuring artwork by 15 local teens, 14 artist studios, ranging in size from 150 to 800 square feet, featuring the work of 20 local artists. ArtHatch 317 East Grand Avenue Escondido, CA 92025 (760) 781-5779 http://distinctionart.com http://arthatch.org ArtHatch Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11am-6pm, & Saturday 12-5pm
Palomar Gem & Mineral Club Annual Show
The Palomar Gem & Mineral Club will hold its 2014 annual show at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA. There will be dealers selling rock rough, finished stones, jewelry, beads, and other rock related products. Lapidary and jewelry demonstrations will be available as well as educational displays and free gem identification. Admission is $3 for adults. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult. Parking is free.The proceeds from this show support club activities and enable us to maintain a lapidary shop for member use. Membership is open to the public. Contact the club at (760) 743-0809 or Mike Bagstad, Show Chair, (760) 489-1897 email@example.com. Web page www.palomargem.org.
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