Thursday, August 15, 2013

HEALING COLORS with Jeanette Chasworth

Monday, September 16, 7:00 p.m.

The colors around us affect how we feel, think, and what we do. There are many places that health is being affected by the colors in the environment. Some colors help with emotions or the physical body. Find out how to use the colors in the home to increase good health. This program will demonstrate how color can improve sleep, decrease depression, fight overeating and much more. JEANETTE CHASWORTH has been an interior designer in the San Gabriel Valley for 17 years. She is past-president of the Pasadena chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and is a fully certified interior designer both by ASID and CID. She has taught interior design at Citrus College, Mount San Antonio College, and UC Riverside.

Jeanette speaks to people who love their homes and seek to improve their lives. Her program is recommended for those interested in interior design trends, psychology, art and the healing arts. She has spoken for an array of diverse audiences including professional and student designers (FIDM, ASID Northern California chapter), community organizations such as the South Pasadena Kiwanis and Pasadena Women's City Club, and has prepared special programs in color for many groups and organizations, as well as several internet radio shows.

Color is a powerful tool that is often overlooked. Learn how to make the power of color work for you and improve your quality of life during this free program. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

LA Opera Talk: Georges Bizet’s Carmen

Sunday, September 15, 2:00 p.m.

No man can resist Carmen’s gypsy charms, but when she’s ready to move on, watch out! A riveting drama of love and jealousy, filled with famously alluring melodies and captivating dances, Carmen is one of the world’s most popular operas. With dazzling bursts of color, the thrilling production brings the sights and sounds of Seville to life, from the dusty town center to the clamor of the bullring. Bizet’s immortal score overflows with one delight after another, a music lover’s hit parade of opera’s most intoxicating melodies.

LA Opera Community Educator GEOFF KUENNING will present the background and important facts about this classic opera and then, as a special treat, attendees will hear opera singer ADRIEN RAYNIER sing a few selections from Carmen. Ms. Raynier has performed numerous times with LA Opera as well as the Santa Monica Symphony, the Orange County Master Chorale, the Ventura Symphony and many others. You won’t want to miss this Opera Talk with a live singer that will demonstrate the passion and excitement of Bizet’s famous work.
Opera is not just magnificent music, dance and theater with astounding sets on a beautiful stage; opera can sweep you away to foreign lands, take you back in time, dazzle you with pageantry and bring history to life. It is literature, social studies, cultural diversity, multiple languages and most of all, it is exciting! Come explore the world of opera which has something for everyone.
This introduction to opera with a live performance is absolutely free. Mark this date on the social calendar as Crowell Library welcomes LA Opera’s 2013/2014 season on a high note. Light refreshments will be served.