art & design: Nancy
Artist: Connor Collins
Yarra , Art
& Poetry Competition 2005
2004 Painting Competition Winner
● ● ● A Memoir ● ● ● By Gianni Menichetti
“You saw in her the personalization of something torn and loose and
deep down primitive in all of us.”
George Plimpton, in the Paris Review
"Vali's dogs, Vali's trees, Vali's donkey,
the birds, the flowers, the caves, the
spiders of Vali. We have seen for the
first time the old skeleton of nature."
Bernardo Bertolucci, film-maker,
Last Tango in Paris, Stealing Beauty
For thirty years,
Gianni Menichetti, the author of this memoir, lived with
Vali Myers in the wild canyon of Il Porto first
as a sort of willing slave, then as lover, and finally as friend,
confidant, and protector. In this frank, loving and fascinating
book, he gives us Vali and the Valley. Gianni is an artist
and poet, whose work is represented in numerous private collections
in Europe, America and Australia.
See Home page for purchasing information.
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2007 CHILDREN'S ART CALENDAR Featuring
the students of Bullard Talent School of Arts
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FASHION SHOW 2006
The Golda Foundation presented a Haute Couture runway Fashion Show on April 7, 2006 at the Grand Ballroom in the Trade Center Building in downtown Fresno. It was a unique, elegant and unforgettable evening.
Fashions provided by The Edge Boutique, She She, Mia Bella, Angelica Haley Milan Fashion, Nichole Angelina Grazioli, Designer, and Corey Sprouse, Designer. Hair Design by Eric Gomez.
CHILDREN'S ART COMPETITION
SECOND ANNUAL ART AND
AND CALENDAR 2005
On October 29th, the Golda Foundation, held the judging for
its first children's art exhibition at the Valley Oak Elementary
School, located in north Fresno.
The Golda Foundation produced a calendar of the juried children's art
work and donated 400 to the Parent's Club to promote further fund
raising efforts for the school. The Golda Foundation will offer
this project along with other visual and literary art projects
to different schools in the community.
POETRY COMPETITION 2005
June 2-30, 2005
T.W. Patterson Building, Fresno
Artists and poets were honored at the
Fresno Art Expo Gala on Saturday, June 4, 2005
1st: Glenn Cooper, Sr. "Yamaha"
2nd: Glenn Cooper, Jr. "Red Number 1"
3rd: Hazel Hofman "Night at the Opera
1st: Mary Mata "Poste Italiane - Jane II"
2nd: Alice Egoyan "Ink Series 1"
3rd: Armando Torres "Untitled" with Kandinsky"
1st: Mary Lourdes Silva "Letter to an 8th
2nd: Mary Lourdes Silva "Galloco"
3rd: Mike Ryan "Farm Labor"
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FOUNDATION'S FIRST ANNUAL PAINTING & POETRY COMPETITIONS,
PAINTING EXHIBITION & GALA 2004
painting exhibition consisted of works by the juried competition
winners, first place winner Marilyn E.H. Hochhauser, runner-ups,
Joan K. Sharma, Laura Swytak and Jenny Balisle along with works
by Nancy Calef, Elizabeth Dante, Paul Graf, Aung Aung Taik, Linda
McCoy, Naomi Wright and Diane Abbott.
The competition winners were also displayed on The Golda Foundation's
on-line gallery for one year.
Painting & Poetry Competitions
Curator of Fresno Art Museum
Instructor, Fresno City College
Hanzlicek, Author of 8 books of poetry; retired Prof. Cal State
Everwine, Award winning author; retired Prof. Cal State University,
October 21, 2004, The Foundation held its first
annual gala evening for the painting exhibition and poetry competition
at the Fresno Art Museum. Winners were announced, awards were
given, and award winning poetry was read by authors, Elizabeth Sosaya and Dixie Salazar. Jody Weiner also read
from his new novel, Prisoners of Truth. Live music by
Tower Jazz Ensemble in the Sculpture Garden, delicious wines and
delicacies from Palma Restaurant.