December 2018 Newsletter

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Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness.
—Anni Albers

Arts Classes

Classes for children and adults are being offered in music, art, movement, food, and hands on science by Keyboard Arts, which offers both private lessons and group classes. Some classes take place at the Keyboard School of Arts in Wrightwood, while others take place at the Wrightwood Arts Center. Registration is now open for the Winter/Spring semester, which runs February through May—so sign up today! For more information, visit keyboardart.com.

This Month’s Events


Pine Needles Quilt Guild’s 25th Annual Home Tour and Boutique
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

(WW Community Center, 1275 Highway 2)
Five houses—sparkling for this Silver Anniversary Home Tour—have been decorated for the holidays and draped in warm and wonderful quilts created by artisan members of the Guild. This year’s tour will include an eclectic mix of homes unique to the community of Wrightwood nestled in the San Gabriel Mountains. The tour begins at the Wrightwood Community Building, located at 1275 State Hwy. 2 between Park Drive and Pine Street, where you pick up tickets and a map for the homes on display. You can also browse the many beautifully handcrafted items in the Boutique. Homes can be toured in any order. Though the quilts on display at the tour homes are not for sale, there will be quilts along with jewelry, needlework, gifts, and more available at the Boutique located in the Wrightwood Community Building. Raffle tickets for this year’s “Opportunity Quilt” designed by artist Beth Stanton will also be available at the Boutique. Advance tickets for the Tour are available after November 1 for $15 by mail. Send a stamped, self-addressed envelope and a check made payable to the Pine Needles Quilt Guild to: PNQG, P.O. Box 2800, Wrightwood, CA 92397. Tickets can also be purchased for $18 on the day of the Tour at any of the homes or at the Home Tour Boutique in the Community Building. Proceeds from ticket sales are applied toward Pine Needles Quilt Guild programs, speakers, education and local charities. The Guild meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Wrightwood Community Building at 6:30 p.m. For more information about the Guild, visit www.pnqg.org.


Wine & Watercolors with Gayle Dowling
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

(WW Arts Center, 6020 Park Drive #5)
Every 1st Saturday, including Dec. 1st, Gayle Dowling hosts a Wine and Watercolors class at the Wrightwood Arts Center. The $35 fee at the door includes all materials, wine, and fun!


Snowline Players Presents: Meet Me in St. Louis
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

(WW Community Center, 1275 Highway 2)
The Snowline Players will performing the radio dinner show, Meet Me in St. Louis at the Wrightwood Community Center. Tickets will be available on Brown Paper Tickets. For more information, visit snowlineplayers.org.


Sound Bath at Love Roots Yoga Shala
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

(1329 Highway 2, 2nd Floor)
Anahata Mousai is a sound bath trio from the Antelope Valley, and will be performing at Love Roots Yoga Shala (1329 Highway 2, 2nd Floor). The trio create completely immersive sound experiences with the use of quartz crystal singing bowls, symphonic and planetary gongs, hertz sound frequency tubes, drums, a didgeridoo, a crystal pyramid, and many other bells and flourishes. Sound vibration can be a powerful tool for correcting blockages and imbalances within the body and mind. Come, enjoy an hour of sound and relaxation, and leave feeling recharged and revitalized. $20 early bird ($30 at the door). For more information, visit loverootsyogashala.com.


Healing Breathwork at Love Roots Yoga Shala
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

(1329 Highway 2, 2nd Floor)
In this group immersion, Beth creates a safe haven for self-exploration with the support of music, sacred mantras, essential oils, and sage for added clearing and healing. Guiding you intuitively, she holds space for you to release all that is no longer serving you. Reconnect to your heart – to your inherent wisdom. Experience personal growth and transformation, and develop a stronger relationship with YOU. This Breathwork (Pranayama Yoga) is a simple, yet profound conscious breathing technique. An active meditation used to move and clear stuck energy, it purifies the nervous system, eliminates toxins from the body and blood, and restores balance emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Through this practice you have the power to heal old wounds, cultivate a deeper, clearer connection with your true, authentic self, and step into a whole new way of being that is lighter, more free, and in alignment with your Soul’s highest purpose. $30 in advance, $35 day-of. For more information, visit loverootsyogashala.com.


Wrightwood Blues Society Xmas Show
7:00 p.m. (Start)

Music and more at the Jones Chateau! Members and guest only. To become a member, visit wrightwoodblues.org.
 
 


Winter Solstice Celebration at Love Roots Yoga Shala
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. |

(1329 Highway 2, 2nd Floor)
On this shortest day of the year, we will welcome back the light by taking time to spiral inward to create a more meaningful season of giving and receiving. A labyrinth spiral walk will be created to represent walking from darkness into finding our light. A short, gentle flow and restorative yoga session will be offered along with the reading of The Return of Light: Twelve Tales from Around the World. Our evening will conclude with the lighting of The Yule Log and enjoying community over hors Devours and wassail. For more information, visit loverootsyogashala.com.

Looking Ahead


Paradise Camp Fundraiser
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

(WW Community Center, 1275 Highway 2)
The Village Grind will serve wine and snacks for a $25 donation. Gayle and Company will play folk music, which includes Mike Biggers and a few guest singers like Shane Grey and maybe George Keene. There will also be a raffle.


Wrightwood Arts Center Membership Meeting
4:00 p.m. (Start)

(WW Arts Center, 6020 Park Drive #5)
There will be a quarterly meeting for the Wrightwood Arts Center. All members are welcome to attend. Guest speaker to be announced.

Poem of the Month

WHAT SHE DID NOT DO

by Pam Herbet Barger

But for a parking space
she would have gone to watch the monks,
their stillness in the midst of mandala-making
an antidote to the double espresso
quickening her blood—

espresso as response
to frigid late-October air,
friends, tallgrass, song sparrows,
even lying right down on the
skin of the turning planet.

She did not mourn lack of serendipity.
Parking space, no parking space.
Monks, no monks.
Is one outcome better?

It’s not that she set out
to do any one thing.

What she did not do, however,

cannot be called
nothing.

from Rattle #36, Winter 2011

November 2018 Newsletter

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November Events

November 3rd, 1pm – 4pm (Saturday) | Wine & Watercolors with Gayle Dowling
Every 1st Saturday, including Nov. 3rd, Gayle Dowling hosts a Wine and Watercolors class at the Wrightwood Arts Center, 1pm – 4pm. The $35 fee at the door includes all materials, wine, and fun!

November 4th, 3:30pm – 5:30pm (Sunday) | Wrightwood Classical Concert Series, Winter Concert 2018
The 2018 Winter Concert features Laura Rosky-Santoni, violinist, and Ana Maria Maldonado, principal cellist, both of the San Bernardino Symphony. The concert is produced by Joyce Wonderly of Keyboard Art and held at the United Methodist Church at 1543 Barbara Street in Wrightwood. Tickets: $20 pre-order, $25 at the door. $5 discount for those 65 and older and students. Keyboard Art School of Music students no admission, parent $10. Bring a friend to a WCCS concert for the first time for only $5. Send checks payable to Joyce Wonderly, PO Box 354, Wrightwood, CA 92397, or purchase tickets online at keyboardart.com.

November 18th, 3pm (Sunday) | Meet and Greet Artist Barbara Whitten
Barbara Whitten is hanging a show in the Wrightwood Community Center on the 15th and it will be up for the months of November and December. Barbara’s interest in arts and crafts goes back to her childhood in Sherman Oaks. It wasn’t until ‘post-motherhood’ years, living in Wrightwood, that she found both time and inspiration to develop her love for artistic expression in many forms. From crocheted blankets to beading, from painting to polymer clay-based work, Barbara’s many-dimensional art is always full of vibrant color. Barbara’s interest in creating beaded jewelry began many years ago when she gave her daughter a beading loom kit for Christmas. After creating a few simple bracelets, Barbara began experimenting with various designs and colors in her art. Her work now includes bracelets, necklaces, pins, and crystal window art. In recent years, she ventured into other forms of expression, including both ‘pouring’ and ‘mallet’ styles of painting, paper bowls made from recycled paper pulp, and clay tile art. From delicate crystal bracelets to bold beaded necklaces and earrings, Barbara’s jewelry is always in demand. With the addition of various styles of paintings, clay-based wall art, and colorful display bowls, her eclectic art offers something for every taste.

November 18, 4pm – 7pm (Sunday) | Paradise Camp Fire Relief Fundraiser ft. Gayle & Company and the Universal Dudes
Join your Wrightwood neighbors in supporting those affected by the devastating northern CA incident at the Paradise Camp Fire Relief Fundraiser at the Wrightwood Community building. $20 per person donation includes food, one beer or wine and music by Gayle & Company and the Universal Dudes. FREE ENTRY FOR FIREFIGHTERS! Donations will be distributed to Butte County Schools Fire Fund for student supplies and to the Butte County SPCA. Guests choose organization, additional donation monies welcome. We often call Wrightwood our own little paradise and hold it close in our hearts. Sadly some of our towns’ family members and those living in the Paradise CA community lost everything in the still uncontained fire. Can we share the same compassion shown to us during and after the Blue Cut fire? Let’s open our hands and give from our hearts!

November 23rd, 5pm – 7pm (Friday) | The Annual WAC Student Art Show
The Wrightwood Arts Center will host its annual Student Art Show in conjunction with Mountain Holiday Celebration. Many students have been creating art at Gayle Dowling’s Wine & Watercolor Class and will have a body of work on display. All are welcome, free of charge. Light refreshments will be served. The Wrightwood Arts Center is located in the Big Horn building, above the Village Grind, at 6020 Park Avenue, Suite #5, Wrightwood, CA 92397. Join us to see what our local artists are creating these days. Visit Wrightwood Arts Center or our Facebook page for further details. Hope to see you there!

Looking Ahead

December 1st, 11am (Saturday) | Pine Needles Quilt Guild’s 25th Annual Home Tour and Boutique
Five houses—sparkling for this Silver Anniversary Home Tour—have been decorated for the holidays and draped in warm and wonderful quilts created by artisan members of the Guild. This year’s tour will include an eclectic mix of homes unique to the community of Wrightwood nestled in the San Gabriel Mountains. The tour begins at the Wrightwood Community Building, located at 1275 State Hwy. 2 between Park Drive and Pine Street, where you pick up tickets and a map for the homes on display. You can also browse the many beautifully handcrafted items in the Boutique. Homes can be toured in any order. Though the quilts on display at the tour homes are not for sale, there will be quilts along with jewelry, needlework, gifts, and more available at the Boutique located in the Wrightwood Community Building. Raffle tickets for this year’s “Opportunity Quilt” designed by artist Beth Stanton will also be available at the Boutique. Advance tickets for the Tour are available after November 1 for $15 by mail. Send a stamped, self-addressed envelope and a check made payable to the Pine Needles Quilt Guild to: PNQG, P.O. Box 2800, Wrightwood, CA 92397. Tickets can also be purchased for $18 on the day of the Tour at any of the homes or at the Home Tour Boutique in the Community Building. Proceeds from ticket sales are applied toward Pine Needles Quilt Guild programs, speakers, education and local charities. The Guild meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Wrightwood Community Building at 6:30 p.m. For more information about the Guild, visit www.pnqg.org.

December 2nd, 7pm (Sunday) | Snowline Players Presents: Meet Me in St. Louis
The Snowline Players will performing the radio dinner show, Meet Me in St. Louis at the Wrightwood Community Center (1275 Highway 2). Tickets will be available on Brown Paper Tickets beginning November 1st, 2018. For more information, visit snowlineplayers.org.

December 15th, 7pm (Saturday) | Wrightwood Blues Society Xmas Show
Music and more at the Jones Chateau! Members and guest only. To become a member, visit wrightwoodblues.org.

Poem of the Month

AUTUMN

Poem by Gregory Orr, Art by Trisha Orr

from Rattle #29, Summer 2018

Special Event: Paradise Camp Fire Relief Fundraiser


November 18, 4pm – 7pm (Sunday) | Paradise Camp Fire Relief Fundraiser ft. Gayle & Company and the Universal Dudes

Join your Wrightwood neighbors in supporting those affected by the devastating northern CA incident at the Paradise Camp Fire Relief Fundraiser at the Wrightwood Community building. $20 per person donation includes food, one beer or wine and music by Gayle & Company and the Universal Dudes. FREE ENTRY FOR FIREFIGHTERS!

Donations will be distributed to Butte County Schools Fire Fund for student supplies and to the Butte County SPCA. Guests choose organization, additional donation monies welcome.

We often call Wrightwood our own little paradise and hold it close in our hearts. Sadly some of our towns’ family members and those living in the Paradise CA community lost everything in the still uncontained fire. Can we share the same compassion shown to us during and after the Blue Cut fire? Let’s open our hands and give from our hearts!