Thursday, May 20, 2010

Our NOMAD LAB Spring 2010 Culminating Event and VDO Festival!!

The NOMAD LAB culminating event and Valle del Oro community festival on May 1st was a wonderful success!! It was so inspiring to see so many community residents, the youth, the NOMAD LAB instructors, volunteer artists, The Village Management staff, City staff all working together and enjoying the fruit of our collaboration!!!

Some of what we did...

Drum circle with Rob Peterson
NOMAD LAB certificates and summer session announcements
Concert by The Bossanova Project
Concert by The Nomad Jokers Band
Storytelling sessions at Elsa’s Storytelling Lab
Opening of NOMAD LAB art exhibition
Road Art Chalk Mural
Car painting workshop by Wesley F.
Face painting
NOMAD Garden
“Homes for Puppies” by Ana
and much more!!

This festival is an initiative of the Valle del Oro Neighborhood Committee, and was made possible thanks to the invaluable commitment and energy of our Valle del Oro residents, and the exceptional support of Cynthia Llerenas, Hope Horner, and the City of Santa Clarita Community Services Division. We would also like to give very special thanks to Geoffrey Palmer, owner, GHP Management, and the management staff at The Villlage Apartments for hosting this event and supporting NOMAD LAB programs at the Village. The Committee would also like to recognize Dr. Sandra Thomas, Josh Parr and the Los Angeles Human Relations Commission. We would like to thank musicians Rob Peterson and his Bossanova Project music ensemble for generously sharing their artistry with us all. To the outstanding NOMAD LAB team of instructors and volunteers, and our brilliant, fearless and infinitely talented NOMAD LAB Spring 2010 participants and their supportive families we say: your dreams, talents and collaborative spirit are helping us turn our neighborhood around!
Thank you all for your contribution to this festival and to our Valle del Oro community!!!!!