Photographer Sky Bergman sets out to marry photography and the life stories of senior citizens with the launch of Lives Well Lived. The project is inspired by her 100-year-old Italian grandmother, Evelyn Ricciuti. Her wise and witty “rockin” grandma cracks people up wherever she goes with her unique and well-earned perspective on health and happiness: “Live life to the limits, be kind, have younger friends, and learn something new every day.”
Read about Lives Well Lived: ARTBOUND
Nominate a senior:
Hear advice from 100-year-old Evelyn Ricciuti:
About Arts & Culture Along the El Camino Real
Season #2: Travel along the coastal route of the El Camino Real and explore the rich, diverse cultural and artistic identity of San Luis Obispo County. This second season celebrates the mavericks, pioneers, and experimental thinkers.
http://www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/columnists/pedro-inzunza-arroyo-and-cathe/of the county.
Aug 12 2012
Temporary outdoor public art installation of a unicorn-shaped piñata.
1. Write down wish
2. Place inside piñata
The purpose was to record SLO’s wishes as the community hiked up the Irish Hill’s trail. These are a few of the recorded results. (there were over 500!)
Dear: “I wish for the wife of my dreams…should I use Facebook?”
See more: here
Aug 3 2012
Wrapping up season one for KCET’s ARTBOUND, we interview Inga Swearingen, Jim Bagnall, Gary Dwyer, and Heidi Harmon:
Episode #5: Inga Swearingen Explores Swedish Jazz Roots on the Central Coast
Swedish-American jazz vocalist Inga Swearingen and A Prairie Home Companion regular creates her unique hybrid of jazz, Bossa Nova and Swedish folk ballads on the Central Coast.
Pedro Arroyo and Catherine J. Trujillo interview her in two of her most treasured environments: her coastal home and her beloved hometown venue the Steynberg Gallery.
Episode #6: The Polymath Designer, the Salon Keeper, and the Illustrated Diarist
San Luis Obispo shelters a small enclave of cultural theorists who put their ideas and dreams into practice through their artistic pursuits, community organizing, and quiet interactions with the county’s natural landscape. Their stories are a source of rich depth and understanding because of the commitment they hold to the community, and their identifiable points of view. These artists and architects are of two-minds and many have collaborated on designing their habitats for artistic expression and production. Their collective artistic approach has resulted in building and living that are inhabitable installations. (Gary Dwyer, Jim Bagnall, and Heidi Harmon)
Arts & Culture Along the El Camino Real set out to document San Luis Obispo County with a new voice. What emerged was an operatic note about the love for our county. These residents, occupants, transplants to the county are deeply invested in their community and stitching together their stories has built a road with an ongoing mix of voices, opinions, connections — a road of people’s dreams.