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Recap: You Never Can Tell…What SPWLA Is Up To!

By Kimberly Lee ’00 On March 6th, SPWLA kicked off the spring season early with its annual jaunt to A Noise Within, Pasadena’s premiere repertory theater company. Approximately twenty-five participants met for an afternoon of theater and the opportunity to get an exclusive, intimate look at this renowned artistic venue. The event began with a talk and backstage tour led by the theater’s managing director, Michael Bateman ’08. Attendees received a behind-the-scenes look at

Recap: Creativity and Self-care

On January 31st, sixteen fearless SPWLA members and guests braved the start of El Nino to attend the Creativity and Self-Care event. Ping Ho ’76, MA, MPH, a health educator, administrator and performing artist, and truly inspiring leader, conducted an interactive workshop in which participants explored the process of creative expression. We drummed (loudly), sang, moved, wrote and made art together. Ping taught us that there is no room for judgment or criticism in the process of self-expre

Recap: 2015 Holiday Tea

By Vanessa Hoppe ’00 In December, SPWLA members and guests enjoyed a sumptuous meal at the adorable High Tea Cottage in Woodland Hills. Attendees were treated to delicious scones, tea sandwiches and of course, a sampling of specialty teas. We had a great turnout for our annual Holiday Tea and look forward to the next one!    

Art + Food: SPWLA Takes “The Grand Tour”

By Kimberly Lee ’90 SPWLA members and guests gathered on a crisp fall afternoon to experience a unique juxtaposition of food and culture. Attendees met at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on November 14th, where ArtBites founder Maite Gomez-Rejon led the group through exhibits featuring art collections gathered by English aristocrats of the 17th and 18th centuries. Prior to beginning their careers and families, Gomez-Rejon explained, men (and a few women) of England’s upper class

Recap: SPWLA Day

Industry Panelists from left to right: Audrey Diehl ’00, Vice President of Animation Development at Nickelodeon, Lori Nishiura Mackenzie, Executive Director at Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Leslie Wickman ’83 Ph.D ’94, Program Director of Engineering & Director of the Center for Research in Science at Azusa Pacific University, Ping Ho ’76, MA, MPH, Founding Director of UCLArts & Healing    On October 10, SPWLA members gathered for a day of workshops

Recap: SPWLA Members learn how to create Floral Masterpieces 

By Kimberly Lee ’90 “Flowers are the earth laughing.” Ralph Waldo Emerson SPWLA members and guests received a preview of the beauty of spring at our floral arranging workshop on February 28th. Top LA florist Casey Coleman Schwartz, co-founder of Flower Duet, led the event at the spacious Torrance studio. The workshop began with lunch, fellowship, and a talk on various topics in plant biology and floral design. Attendees then had the chance to try their hand at creating their ow

Recap: Cultivating Mindfulness


Recap: Annual Holiday Tea

By Michelle Kim ’05