February 20, 2008
A senior-living facility for creative adults offers residents the chance to explore the arts and now to share their work with the community. Residents will be demonstrating painting, sculpture and playwriting skills during “EngAGE in Creativity” a fundraising show and sale on Saturday afternoon at the Senior Artists Colony. The nonprofit group EngAGE: The Art of Active Aging, which supplies services to apartment complexes in Southern California that promote active aging, is hosting the event, said Maureen Kellen-Taylor, vice president of the organization.
March 4, 2000
Robert Blechl MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- SpiritWorks Center for Spiritual Living --formerly Burbank Church of Religious Science -- will give a free six-week workshop to enhance individual creativity. "Masterwork: Discovering, Recovering and Breaking Through to the Spiritual Source of Creativity" will be held at 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday from March 8 to April 19. The classes will discuss how to recognize the creativity within, how to deal with creative blocks and how to keep creativity at the forefront in all future endeavors, organizers said.
November 23, 2005
Jack Kyser addresses businesses in keynote speech at the Hilton Glendale.GLENDALE -- As long as creativity is the power that drives the region's economy, Glendale and Burbank should continue to enjoy strong economies. The challenge is to ensure the region has enough trained workers and affordable housing while finding the right balance between retail and manufacturing. Jack Kyser, chief economist of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., brought that message to local business and city leaders during his keynote address at the Verdugo Workforce Investment Board's Business and Economic Forecast and Workforce Summit at the Hilton Glendale on Thursday.
July 5, 2000
Paul Clinton SOUTH SAN FERNANDO -- The whiz-kid animators at Nickelodeon's Burbank studio needed a work atmosphere to match their labor-of-love creativity. They got it in March 1998 when Nickelodeon threw open the doors of its distinctive Pop "Googie" architecture studio. With its medley of colorful shapes -- including a mammoth blob of green slime and oversized orange foot attached to the facade -- the Olive Avenue studio brings to mind the zany world of cartoons that Nickelodeon animators create.
July 6, 2002
Joyce Rudolph What if your kids could spend two hours each morning participating in theater workshops and using their imagination to create their own shows? They can, if they join in the Kids On Stage experience coordinated by Rob Bowers. This year, the Burbank resident is integrating the theme of "What if ..." into the two-week program for youngsters 4 to 12, which begins Tuesday at the Starlight Bowl. "What if" are the two most important words in creativity, Bowers said.
April 3, 2010
The Burbank Senior Artists Colony staged the annual EngAGE in Creativity ? Celebrating the Arts for All Ages event last week at its East Verdugo Avenue complex. EngAGE, a nonprofit organization that transforms senior apartment communities into vibrant centers of learning, wellness and creativity, believes the luxury of having time should be used to discover the art of living. Contracted by the owners of senior apartment communities throughout Southern California, EngAGE provides a whole-person approach to creative and healthy aging, offering life-enhancing creative outlets along with wellness, educational, intergenerational and community-building programs.
April 1, 2000
Irma Lemus MAGNOLIA PARK -- The John Burroughs High School Odyssey of the Mind team won first place in a regional competition and will move on to the state finals of the engineering challenge, school officials said. Burroughs' 14-member team took first place in the Structure, Vehicle and Invention categories at the competition, which was held March 24 and 25 in Pasadena. For the second year in a row, the team also won the Ranatra Fusca Award for originality, engineering and creativity.
August 27, 2003
A huge thank you to the Friends of the Burbank Library, the children's librarians, and all others involved in the summer reading clubs for children at our Burbank public libraries. It clearly took much effort, financial resources and creativity, but it was all deeply appreciated by our family and many of our friends. Our almost-first-grader had to read 15 books for school over the summer, and the library's inspired program with required book reports rewarded by performers, contests and raffles made this process a treat rather than a chore.
April 13, 2002
Laura Sturza SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT -- Orthodontist Farnaz Zand helps people have broader smiles, but her patients get more than straighter teeth at their appointments. "Especially with the young people, it seems that they are so worried about their look, so I try to give them overall self-esteem," Zand said. "You don't want to correct the teeth only. You want to help the person." The orthodontist and inventor initially had a passion for the visual arts, but has channeledher creativity into sculpting teeth and developing new tools for her trade.