by Tara Williamson
In February we turn our Alive In All Seasons focus to art and invite you to awaken your passion with us. Leo Tolstoy defines the activity of art as “To evoke in oneself a feeling one has experienced, and… then, by means of movements, lines, colors, sounds or forms expressed in words, so to transmit that feeling.”
This month we will transmit our feelings using many different mediums to let other share in our experiences, feelings and passions. We will travel through art around the world and experience art as it is meant to be – inspirational and transformative. We will feel the cool breeze and smell the fragrant blossoms of Monet’s gardens in Giverny, France as we gaze upon In the Garden and the Water Lilies series. We will feel the angst of Vincent Van Gogh as we admire his passionate works such as Vase with Twelve Sunflowers and The Starry Night. We will also pour our passion into our own creations evoking memories of the past to share with the future.
Please join us on this journey as we visit local art museums and create our own art through weekly craft programs. Celebrate with us as we recognize Valentine’s Day with sweets for the sweet and Fat Tuesday foods and fun at our Mardi Gras party.
Our fabulous February 2016 events at Juniper Communities include our:
- Chinese New Year Celebration the grandest traditional Chinese festival with many legends, traditions, taboos and festival food in this Year of the Monkey, be our guests to enjoy a traditional Chinese dinner and celebration on February 8th at 4:30 pm in Chatham, NJ at Juniper Village at Chatham.
- Art Therapy for Seniors informational dinner with Erin Carter featuring our Mardi Gras finest fare as we will grace the tables with favorites like Creole shrimp and grits and traditional King Cake on February 9th at 5:30 pm in State College, PA at Juniper Village at Brookline.
- Go Red for Women Paint and Sip Fundraiser for a fun evening painting a Triptych HeArt, making friends and sharing a good bottle of wine all for a great cause as SPLAT™ will donate a portion of the proceeds to benefit the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign on February 10th at 6:30 pm in Lebanon, PA at Juniper Village at Lebanon.
- Turner Talents Awakens Our Passion event as we invite all friends, families and colleagues to enjoy this spectacular tropical island themed performance featuring elaborate costumes, singing, a beautiful rendition of “Lovely Hula Hands” and many more surprises, then stay and meet our entertainers after the performance on February 12th at 3:00 pm in Cape Coral, FL at Juniper Village at Cape Coral.
- President’s Day Presentation by local honest Abe impersonator, Rick Miller, to discover what life was like for young Abe as a child, how his love of books helped further his education, what his personality was like, why he ran for President, and how his actions before, during and after the Civil War shaped our country’s history on February 15th at 11:00 am in Pittsburgh, PA at Juniper Village at Forest Hills.
- Bessie’s Hope event as we partner with this wonderful organization that is bringing generations together through volunteering and mentoring programs on February 24th at 2:00 pm in Aurora, CO at Juniper Village at Aurora.
We look forward to sharing our February 2016 events at Juniper Communities with you as we Awaken Your Passion.