Spike Dolomite is an artist, cartoonist, writer, arts education activist, and health care reform advocate. She is a regularly featured cartoonist on NoHoArtsDistrict.com, and has a published book of cartoons, - "ART by Spike Dolomite" which can be purchased at a number of arts centers in the Valley or online. She founded and runs a nonprofit organization thirteen years ago, Arts in Education Aid Council, to restore the arts to public schools of the San Fernando Valley. She became politically active after her first child was born eighteen years ago, and has become even more active after finding herself with Stage 3 breast cancer while temporarily uninsured in November 2011. Saved by the Affordable Care Act (â€œObamacareâ€), Spike has become a proponent of health care reform out of gratitude. â€œLeft Turn in NoHoâ€ is her new liberal political blog. As the Republicans get crazier and more medieval, Spike gets more outspoken and more liberal. To see some of her paintings and cartoons, visit her website, www.spikedolomite.com. For more information on her arts education nonprofit, visit www.aieac.org. To read her health care blog, â€œHealth Hazardsâ€, visit www.highdeductibles.blogspot.com. Get one new ART cartoon a day by liking ART by Spike Dolomite on Facebook. Follow her on Twitter @SpikeArt.
The Reseda Renaissance and Arts in Education Aid Council, are producing an open studio tour for the Reseda area on Saturday, November 1, 2014.
For the past six months, L. J. Williamson, native of Granada Hills, has been working on bringing a plaza to Granada Hills so residents can kick back and relax, talk to one another, eat good food, and enjoy the arts. She was inspired to do this after reading an article in the Los Angeles Times about the city’s pedestrian parklet plaza program: (http://articles.latimes.com/2014/mar/16/opinion/la-ed-people-st-pedestrian-parklet-plaza-20140316).
Whether regaled as “America’s Suburb” or ridiculed as the capital of mini-malls and Valley Girls, the San Fernando Valley is one of Los Angeles’s most misunderstood and stereotyped areas.
The Valley Cultural Center is the San Fernando Valley’s number one producer of free outdoor concerts, cultural events, and summer family entertainment. Its mission is to entertain, enrich and educate current and future generations.
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