April Meeting

Education

At a time when budget cutbacks have substantially reduced arts programs from the curriculum in most schools, the McCallum Theatre Institute, the educational division of the theater, works in close partnership with local education agencies to make the arts available to students. Children from across the Valley and the High Desert have the opportunity to attend world-class theater, dance and musical performances at the McCallum. Approximately 40,000 students and teachers participate in McCallum Theatre Institute experiences each year.

Come learn about the women’s organization that supports the McCallum Theater Institute,
and the many educational programs the Institute is able to provide to the community.

 

Linda Weakley

president the Muses and Patroness Circle of the McCallum Theatre

 

Barbara Klein 

education chair of the Muses and Patroness Circle of the McCallum Theatre

 

Will join us

 

April 19, 2016



11:30-1:30
Lunch buffet followed by the program

 

Desert Falls Country Club
Palm Desert

 

Reservations required. $26 member $28 guest
Please RSVP by April 15 to Jill at jadlersportink@sbcglobal.net
or 209-872-5673

March Meeting

Every month it appears on the news stand. You see it in the grocery store or it comes in your mail.
You can’t wait to see what’s on the cover. What is this Desert icon?
Palm Springs Life has been reporting on the happenings of the greater Palm Springs area since the 1950s.
What many don’t know is that it is just part of a company which produces over 30 other publications.

We will have an opportunity to learn more about the work that goes into magazine publishing
from

Julie Sinclair
Desert Publications Inc. Editorial Director, Custom Publishing

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 March 15, 2016

11:30-1:30
lunch buffet followed by program

Desert Falls Country Club

Palm Desert

 

Julie, previously editor in chief of Palm Springs Life, has enjoyed a career in the magazine industry that spans 20 years. Most of her work has been in New York with consumer lifestyle magazines such as Good Housekeeping Do It Yourself, House Beautiful Kitchens and Baths, Home Remodeling and Decorating Ideas, Bridal Guide, and Spa. 

 

Reservations required. $26 member $28 guest
Please RSVP by March 11 to Jill at jadlersportink@sbcglobal.net
or 209-872-5673

 

February Meeting

The literary world can be confusing. 
You want to get a book published, but where do you begin? 
How do you decide what to write? 
How do you know if what you write can actually be published? 
How do you find an agent, and how do you know what to submit to an agent?

These and other questions will be answered

by

Literary Agent
and author of
GET PUBLISHED: A GUIDE TO LITERARY TIPS, TRAPS, & TRUTH


Diane Nine

Nine Speakers, Inc.

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Diane with her companion and muse.

February 16, 2016

 

11:30-1:30
Buffet lunch followed by the program

 

Desert Falls Country Club
Palm Desert

 

Reservations required. $26 member $28 guest
Please RSVP by January 15 to Jill at jadlersportink@sbcglobal.net
or 209-872-5673

Diane, who calls the nation’s capitol her home, has held numerous positions in politics and the media.  She is the President of Nine Speakers, Inc., and a graduate of George Washington University’s Law School.  Founded in 1988, Nine Speakers is a full service entertainment agency representing people across the world in the literary, lecture, television, film, and theatrical arenas. She is currently representing Cindy Williams and her book Shirley, I Jest

January Meeting

Learn about the creative process of
Altered Books  

with
Sylvia Torres and Carole Hatcher

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An altered book is a type of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a different form, altering its appearance and/or meaning.  The artist may add pockets and niches to hold tags, rocks, memorabilia, or other three-dimensional objects. Some artists change the shape of the book, or use multiple books in the creation of the finished piece of art. It may be as simple as adding a drawing or text to a page, or as complex as creating an intricate book sculpture. Altered books are shown and sold in art galleries and on the Internet.

 

January 19, 2016

11:30-1:30

lunch buffet followed by the program

Desert Falls Country Club
Palm Desert

About the artists:
Sylvia Torres (satorres@me.com) creates altered books, and will show examples for sale.
Carole Hatcher (carolejhatcher@gmail.com) creates altered books for use in her event planning business.

Reservations required.
Please RSVP by January 15 to Jill at jadlersportink@sbcglobal.net
or 209-872-5673

 

December Meeting

       Dreams do come true . . .

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   Old Town Artisan Studio, founded in 2009 as a small studio, will expand to a 10,800 square-foot art
and education center
 with the recent purchase of a 1.6 acre parcel of land in La Quinta.

Come hear

 Old Town Studio founder Victory Grund

and

Studio Director Linda Baughman

tell us about their exciting plans

 

 

December 15, 2015
11:30-1:30
lunch followed by the program

 

Desert Falls Country Club
Palm Desert

 

 

Reservations required.
$26 members $28 guests 
Please RSVP by December 11 to Jill at jadlersportink@sbcglobal.net
or 209-872-5673

November Meeting


Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe

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 High heels throughout history have had a complex relationship to fantasy, functionality, identity and power.
They have been seen as an object of art as well as played a part in the cultural influences of societies.

 

Come join us on a docent led tour
of more than 110 contemporary high heels and 50 historical designs drawn from designer archives and the Brooklyn Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art’s renowned costume collections.  

 

 

November 17, 2015
11-am-1pm

  

 

Palm Springs Art Museum
101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs

 

 

Lunch to follow the tour at the Muses cafe in the museum

 

Lunch choices: 
       1) Clyde’s Wrap – grilled chicken, tomato, avocado, lettuce and Swiss cheese with   cheese spread in a flour tortilla.
       2) Palm Springs Salad – mixed salad greens, chopped chicken breast, strawberries, toasted almonds with sesame dressing.

Reservations required.
$26 members $28 guests includes tour and lunch
Please RSVP to by November 12 to Jill at  jadlersportink@sbcglobal.net

or 209-872-5673

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October Meeting

 

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Gas Station at the entrance of the road to the Tram

 

Palm Springs is known world-wide for its mid century modern architecture which can be found on government offices, businesses, and homes scattered throughout the Palm Springs area. The architecture of Wexler, Frey, and Williams has left its stamp on a community that seeks its appreciation and preservation. The public is invited to celebrate this unique period of architecture and design during 
MODERNISM WEEK

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Coachella Valley Savings and Loan

 

Mary Jenson

from the Modernism Week organization

will tell us the exciting events planned for this year’s celebration  

October 20, 2015

11:30-1:30

buffet lunch followed by program

 

Desert Falls Country Club
Palm Desert

 

Lunch is $26 for members $28 guests
Reservations required. Please RSVP to jadlersportink@sbcglobal.net 
or 209-872-5673

May 19 2015 Meeting

Reflections

panoramic-sunrise-reflections-dan-hollandA presentation of art and writings by our members

. . . an opportunity for us as artists and writers to share and fete our own in an enjoyable and fun way.

 

 

 

May 19, 2015

 

 

 

11:30–1:30
lunch buffet followed by program
$26 members            $28 guests

 

 

 

Desert Falls Country Club
Palm Desert

 

 

Please make your reservations by Friday, May 15 to Donna at donnaturrentine@reagan.com

 

 

 

April Meeting

As artists and writers we all have a story to tell, but in the midst of our computers and Kindles sometimes we need to be taken back to the beginning . . . way back to the campfires of early man where storytelling was an art and the best storytellers were held in high regard.

 

Has storytelling become a lost art?  We will learn the answer from our guest speaker 

 

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Lois Whitney
Master storyteller

 who will entertain us with her stories 

 

 

April 21, 2015

 

 

 11:30-1:30
buffet lunch followed by program
$26 members $28 guests

 

 

Desert falls Country Club
Palm Desert

 

Lois Whitney has a broad background in music and drama. She has been active in barbershop quartet performances, a comedy singing quartet, and is a member of Desert Storytellers who visit schools, hospitals, and senior centers. Lois has been a resident of the Coachella Valley for twenty-seven years. Lois has no web site, so here is a special page for you to view:http://www.storyarts.org/library/nutshell/index.html

Please make your reservations by Friday, April 17 to Donnaturrentine@reagan.com

March Meeting

 

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September 11, 2001


A day of unbelievable horror that still stays etched in our memories

 

 

Bert Upson

eye witness to the disaster
. . . was on the 78th floor in the South Tower of the World Trade Center when the first plane hit.

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Bert will share his gripping description and insights of that day 

 

March 17, 2015

 

 

11:30-1:30
buffet lunch followed by program
$26 members $28 guests

 

 

Desert Falls Country Club
Palm Desert

 

Please make your reservations by Friday, March 13th, to Donnaturrentine@reagan.com

 

Bert describes his miraculous escape, the horrible destruction and heroic evacuation of that day in his book On A Clear Day www.amazon.com/bert-Upson/e/B00AVRA7RI
A graduate of Yale, Bert began a career in the army. After his Army service, Upson became a top East Coast advertising executive in New York. He and his wife retired to Palm Desert in 1998 where he was living that fateful day.