MOCA's 10th Distinguished Women In Arts Luncheon

Updated: Nov 8, 2017

November 1st 2017

It was a pleasure to join my fellow Women in the arts at the Beverly Wilshire hotel last Wednesday, to honor the wonderfully inspiring Lillian Lovelace and artist Tala Madani.

Being part of the MOCA family here in Los Angeles it is always a pleasure to attend their art programs and meet cutting edge artists and cuators as well as learn about new artists from all over the world. Listening to chief curator Helen Molesworth describe with passion every artist she talks about in her curators walks and speaches is intoxifying. One feels immediately connected to the art and artists in question. She reminds me of my favorite History of art teacher Mrs Dale whose class was the only one I actually bothered attending or doing homework for as I sat engrosed in her art history lectures. Such passion for art and the meaning of the work is rare and I feel honored to be lucky enough to hear her speak on a regular basis.

Another inspiration is Lillian Lovelace, a charter funder and trustee at MOCA. At 90 something years young, her invovlement in Southern Califonian arts and organizations as well as volunteering for mental health drug treatment and education is outstanding. Both her and her late husband's deidication to philanthropy energizes my wish to do the same. She really is a Wonder Woman of the arts and an inspiraton to us all to be the best we can and share our good fortune and skills to help others.

What better way to end such a glamourous affair than watching the AW/2017 ETRO runway show. Stunning fabrics inspired by the design labels trip to India over 30 years ago swirled around the runway and made me want to go home and work on my own Guirado Design prints for next year. For me art, design and fashion are all ONE hence my own fabric and wallpaper designs inspired by my fathers art work

A wonderully inspiring luncheon that, despite the lack of a alcohol??? (very un-European but very Angelean), was a pleaure to attend.

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