Local First AZ Fall Festival

This weekend is the annual Local First AZ Fall Festival.   Come join the fun from 10 am to 4 pm at Hance Park downtown Phoenix. I will be there with my family enjoying my amazing AZ community.

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I have been a proud local first member since the inception of this amazing Arizona organization and have donated a piece of art for the auction every year. You can bid now and day of – check it out HERE.

 

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Game of Clones

I had the privilege of working with Athena Aktipis to design a science communication tool as a way to explain to the public how cancer cheats. It’s called Game of Clones and while cancer is not fun nor funny I believe sharing information on why it is so hard to cure cancer inspires others to join this fight. Or as Athena explains it in her research on cancer shows us it is no longer about fighting cancer – it’s about learning to collaborate with cancer so we can use cancer clones as cooperative team players. If cancer cheats by changing the way business is done, by acting differently in every body it takes up residence in then we have to look at what can we learn from that? Here is a video on how the public game worked, followed by pictures at the public event.

Game of Clones Explanation from Biodesign Institute at ASU on Vimeo.

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Bio Cancer Tent

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If a ten year old had fun at this event and learned about how cancer cheats, they are better equipped. So that at a family event when Great Aunt Marge raises her fists and yells out “why can’t they cure cancer already?” The ten year old can explain it’s because cancer cheat. This is how we win our future . . . .

End Of the Year Tax Donation Idea

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“EVERYTHING IS FREE IT ALWAYS WILL BE” but we need your help to keep it that way! 2014 marked our 10th Anniversary providing art worthy materials for creative minds free of charge.

The Art Resource Center (ARC) helps any non-profit to facilitate their art needs.
The ARC has saved thousands of pounds of waste from going to our landfills by collecting materials. When a teacher calls and says they are a new hire but the classroom is empty we fill the shelves with art supplies. When volunteers from March of Dimes want to do a special project we help with ideas and send them away with supplies. When Head Start needs tactile fabrics and inspiration for young minds we are the ones they come to for help. When a homeless artist walks through the door we give her paints and canvas and brushes.

The ARC touches well over 20,000 lives a year and our reach into the community and around the state is growing annually.

Please consider supporting the work of the ARC. Your dollars are needed to increase our space, build a gallery for recycled art exhibits and to offer classes to the community and so that we can be self sustaining.

If everyone on in our network donated $25 we would reach our 2015 goal and fulfill our dreams.

THE ARC is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit your donation is tax deductible.

Please write your check to:
THE ART RESOURCE CENTER
1860 W. University. Suite 102
Tempe, Arizona 85281

Or go to our website www.artresourcecenter.org and click on the donate button.

Thank you and may you have the happiest of holiday seasons,

Sherrie Zeitlin
Director

Luminaries

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This weekend at the Desert Botanical Garden you will find more then just a few prickly pears.  The garden will be filled with thousands of hand-lit luminaria bags, for its annual Las Noches de las Luminarias every weekend until the end of December. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the beauty of the desert, and be inspired by the lights that fill its night sky. Come after 5pm to see the bag lit walkways and enjoy a southwestern style meal.

Event Info

Las Noches de Las Luminarias

1201 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85008

November 28-29, December 5-6, 12-13, 19-23, 26-30

5:30 – 9:30 p.m

Laboratory5 Inc is a local business based out of Tempe, Arizona

– We love and support our local community! Shop Local This Holiday Season! xoxo – All of us at Lab5

Take The Lead Challenge

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Take The Lead Challenge Event Brings Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO & Lean In Author,

to ASU Gammage Auditorium, ASU, February 19, 2014 & FREE On-line Livestream

New initiative commits to women holding fair share of leadership positions by 2025

 

(New York, NY) – Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of Lean In, headlines at the Take The Lead launch of a new initiative to prepare, develop, inspire, and propel women to take their fair share of leadership positions by 2025The ticketed event takes place February 19, 2014 at Gammage Auditorium, Arizona State University, Tempe from 6 to 8:30 p.m. MST. It is open to the public and available FREE, nationwide on-line livestream.

The program is sponsored by Take The Lead in partnership with Arizona State University.  “Take The Lead is the movement for this moment.  Gender parity in pay and leadership is good for business and the economy; it’s the right thing to do; and it’s way past time,” said Gloria Feldt, women’s advocate and New York Times bestselling author who is Co-Founder and President of Take The Lead.  Amy Litzenberger, former investment banker, is Co-Founder and Chairperson.

In addition to Sandberg who will be introduced by the Hon. Barbara Barrett, former Ambassador to Finland, the program features prominent leaders who will inspire, motivate and call to action.  Speakers include Karen Finney, host of MSNBC Disrupt , who moderates the panel on Women, Media and Leadership (co-sponsored by the Women’s Media Center and ASU Cronkite School of Journalism), Erica Gonzalez, Editor-in-Chief of El Diario/La Prensa, Pat Mitchell, president of the Paley Center for Media, ASU President Michael Crow and Carla Harris, Managing Director Morgan Stanley.

Take The Lead invites all students to attend the launch from all Universities, Colleges, Community Colleges and High Schools in Arizona. Student need only to call or visit ASU Gammage Box Office to present their valid student ID and they will receive a free ticket to the event. There are a limited number of tickets and they are first come first served.

Can’t make the live event? Take The Lead expects to reach 1 million virtual attendees through on-line, live-stream.  For information about Take The Lead Challenge live stream event visit taketheleadwomen.com and learn how to create your own viewing party.

 

COST:

ASU Gammage Tickets:

General Admission $15, Students FREE with Valid ID (College and High School)

For Tickets visit:

http://www.ticketmaster.com/take-the-lead-tempe-arizona-02-19-2014/event/19004C26F17E71A0?artistid=1951077&majorcatid=10005&minorcatid=104&tm_link=venueartist_msg-0_19004C26F17E71A0

 

To host or participate in a Free Live Stream party visit:

http://www.taketheleadwomen.com/take-lead-challenge-launch-event/attend-event/

 

 

ASU GAMMAGE

Web: http://www.asugammage.com/event

 

 

Digital Farm Collective Fundraiser

As a board member of Digital Farm Collective I was very proud of our fundraiser last Sunday night. Set in the lovely home of  Aric Mei, owner of Parlor. The amazing dinner was created by Chef Aaron Chamberlain, the wine was provided by Dos Cabezas, the beer and coffee from Cartel, and tequila offered by 3 Amigos.

I had the pleasure of being asked to do all of the decoration and table-scapes. It turned out so lovely I had to share some photos.

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If you are interested in learning more about Digital Farm Collective or to Donate to this amazing project Click HERE.