Sunday, January 31, 2010

SDA Member News January 31, 2010

Introducing New York State’s First Ambassador

New York State SDA has a new ambassador, Gordana Vukovic, who lives in the Albany area. Ambassadors partner with State reps to help design and implement local programs and spread the word about SDA.

Gordana moved to the Capital Region from Arizona several years ago.  Soon after she relocated, her love of color, texture, and patterns led her to take classes with Gail Harker, Ruth Issett, Jane Dunnewold, Kerr Grabowski, Elizabeth Busch and others. Gordana's art is best described as layered mixed media.  She experiments with materials and techniques, and finds beauty in the ordinary.

Gordana is developing a questionnaire that you’ll soon be receiving via e-mail. It’s short, simple and asks, “What would you like to see happening in New York State for SDA members?” Your suggestions and input will be most appreciated.

A Little Mid-Winter Boost

If  winter is starting to wear on you, take a few minutes to watch this video. It’s a nice boost and celebration of the power of creativity, even in the most unlikely places.


Prisoners at the Cela Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center in the Philippines choreograph and perform a dance in the prison yard once a month for visiting family and friends. This year they were visited by Michael Jackson's long time choreographer, who spent several hours with them choreographing and filming a routine from "This Is It."

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