Institute for Philosophy & the Arts'
Salon on the Spiritually Creative Life

Carol Soucek King
[Photography by Nathaniel Taylor]

THE SALON ON THE SPIRITUALLY CREATIVE LIFE

Our 25th Year Continues!

Please join Carol Soucek King virtually on
Sunday, May 9, 2021 Via Zoom or Call-In*

For a Special Presentation on Community Outreach:

WAKE UP AND EAT THE ROSES
THIS MOTHER'S DAY!
with
Felis Stella

 

9:30 am – Zoom Room Arrivals and
Himalayan Singing Bowls by Healing Arts Practitioner
Janet Martorello

 

10 am until noon – Program

 

Meditation
with

Nan Rae

Artist/Teacher/Author

 

Opening Song
"Mama"
Dean LeGrand Carlston, DDS
Singer/Composer

 

Salute to May Birthdays
with
Graham Lance Richardson

 


Wake Up and Eat the Roses
This Mother's Day

With
Felis Stella

Wake Up and Eat the Roses This Mother's Day Join Felis Stella and celebrate Mother Earth by paying homage to the queen of all flowers – the rose. Watch and learn from Felis as she prepares the very same delectable confection she watched her mother make every summer while growing up in Soviet Moldova – rose petal jam.

Not only will she demonstrate how to make and serve this most special of treats, but she will also briefly discuss what types of roses are used to make jam, the origin and history of roses, and their symbolism and utilization in spiritual and religious practices. Felis will touch on other topics as well, including roses in literature and art, and their generous contributions to the floral, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and culinary industries.

 

Followed by Discussion
Starting with comments by James "Jim" Vitale,
Louise Wannier, Edward Goldstein, Sandy Bleifer

All are invited to participate - just "raise your hand"
so that Janet Martorello will call on you.

 

Discussion Highlighted With

"Do You Ever Wonder?"
Lyrics by Nancy Glowacki
Read by Graham Lance Richardson

My greatest joy in life has been “hanging out” with children and “drawing them out” so they ask questions about life and really “wonder what it’s all about”. I am a learner-teacher just as they are. Whimsical yet observant...thoughtful and contemplative...and fun!
– Nancy Glowacki

 

Finale
"When You Wish Upon a Star"
Susie Katharine Shaw

Actress/Vocalist

 

And then Susie will lead us in Richard King's favorite
Native American Prayer

 


About Our Speaker
Felís Stella

California’s Inland Empire Felís Stella is an interdisciplinary artist who transforms the mundane and profane into the sublime with humor and insight. Immigration from the former USSR played a dramatic part in shaping her art life. Growing up under an oppressive Soviet regime of censorship and institutional antisemitism, Ms. Stella dreamed of expressing herself freely, and depicting the world the way she saw it, not as she was told to see.

Through all her trials and tribulations there was one constant – the love of her family abundantly expressed through food. As a culinary artist Ms. Stella channels and embodies this love when she cooks for her clients and her family and friends. And as a visual artist she creates photographic, installation, and performative works that are investigative and observational in nature, exploring aspects of the human condition that are shared cross-culturally. Some food related, naturally.

Felís Stella is a UCLA art alumnus who has exhibited and performed both nationally and internationally at museums and galleries in Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, Moscow, Prague, and Perth, Western Australia. Some of the noted venues that have hosted her work are Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, The Getty Center, Artists Space, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, and Torrance Museum of Art. She has been a member of the celebrated artist collective, L.A. Art Girls, since 2005, and her collaborative works are a part of the Getty Research Institute archives.

Felis Stella
www.chezfelis.com
speak@felisstella.com
323.325.1615


For the time being, the Salon will continue to meet on Zoom. When appropriate, we will meet in person once again at Arroyo del Rey.


For access to the Salon on Zoom:

This meeting is being hosted by Zoom.
There is no charge to use this service.

Before the Salon on Sunday:
You will need to either go to the Zoom website, www.zoom.us, and register for a free account to access this meeting through your web browser or download and install the Zoom application on your device.

If you download the application to your device, you do NOT need to register for a free account. To download the Zoom application, click on this link... https://zoom.us/download

For any questions or assistance,
email Curtis McElhinney at Curtis@curtisvision.com


 

“Mama”
Lyrics and Music by Dean LeGrand Carlston

You could have been in the movies
An actress a famous star
You had the looks and talent
That could have taken you high and far

But you chose to be a wife and mother
To create life, give it meaning and direction
In my eyes there will never be another
For whom I hold this special kind of affection

Mama, you’re my star, you gave me life and self-esteem
Mama, you’re my star,
you helped fulfill my childhood dreams
You’re the heroine in my life’s drama
You’re my friend, my confidant, my Mama

You didn’t seek the world’s acclaim
Fame and fortune’s dream you cast aside
You decided to pursue Motherhood,
to be our teacher, director, Papa’s bride

You didn’t choose an easy road
And you never shrank from your obligation
The consummate homemaker, eternal optimist
Finally gets her standing ovation

Mama, you’re my star, you gave me life and self-esteem
Mama, you’re my star,
you helped fulfill my childhood dreams
You’re the heroine in my life’s drama
You’re my friend, my confidant, my Mama

 

"Do You Ever Wonder?"
Music and Lyrics by Nancy Glowacki, 2005

Everything you see is meant for perfect harmony,
A very special plan for earth and all of man
You and I are keepers of that harmony...
While we’re living here on earth, it’s up to us to see
The Spirit of Love is everywhere…to all life we sing
The Spirit of Love is everywhere...it’s in every living thing!

Do you ever wonder why the sky is blue?
Then how it can be rainy gray for a day of two?
Do you every wonder about such changes in the weather
Or why it is that birds are the ones with pretty feathers?
Do you ever wonder why some fish have scales
Or why it is that tadpoles have to lose their tails?
Do you every wonder why the mountains peak
Or why there are so many ways for everything to speak?

Do you ever wonder why life goes round and round
When a flower dies in fall there’s still life in the ground?
Do you ever wonder what makes a water fall
Or how it is that some things grow short and some so tall?
Do you ever wonder why people need to fight
And try to prove that one is wrong or one is right?
Do you ever wonder about the mystery of it all?
And why the part we each play is great though looking small?

Everything you see is meant for perfect harmony,
A very special plan for earth and all of man
You and I are keepers of that harmony...
While we’re living here on earth, it’s up to us to see
The Spirit of Love is everywhere…to all life we sing
The Spirit of Love is everywhere...it’s in every living thing!

 

"When You Wish Upon a Star"
By Jenny Oaks Baker

When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you.
If your heart is in your dreams
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star
As dreamers do.

Fate is kind
She brings to those who love
The sweet fulfillment of
Their secret longing.
Like a bolt out of the blue
Fate steps in and sees you through
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true.


 

All 2021 Salon dates and themes

STABILITY
Sunday, January 10, 2021

GROWTH
Sunday, February 14, 2021

POSSIBILITY
Sunday, March 14, 2021

SPECIAL PRESENTATION
Sunday, April 11, 2021

SPECIAL PRESENTATION
Sunday, May 9, 2021

HUMOR
Sunday, June 13, 2021

UNDERSTANDING
Sunday, July 11, 2021

KINDNESS
Sunday, August 8, 2021

HARMONY
Sunday, September 12, 2021

LOVE
Sunday, October 10, 2021

HEALING
Sunday, November 14, 2021

SPIRITUALITY
Sunday, December 12, 2021

Please let us know which salons you can attend by calling (626) 449-1238.


With all loving thoughts and hoping to see you soon!

Carol Soucek King, M.F.A., Ph. D.
Email: KingCarol@aol.com  
 


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