On February 29, The Art of Elysium was thrilled to have philanthropist and jewelry designer Joan Hornig organized a creative workshop at LAC-USC Hospital. The Art of Elysium is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of both artists and critically ill children by providing creative arts programming in the following disciplines: Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Music and Theatre/Media Arts.
We were thrilled to have Joan speak with the children and families about how she is inspired by what can be seen by all of us in our environment and from nature and how the materials and gems she works with originates from nature. She brought all the children and families kaleidoscopes which they handcrafted themselves. They were able to view rocks, beads and plants through the prism-experiencing the true beauty that comes from nature and creativity. For an extra treat, each child designed a necklace from Joan’s nuts and bolts giving collection representing Joan’s true philosophy, “Philanthropy is Beautiful.” The smiles on the children’s faces were priceless. The Art of Elysium joined Joan a few days later in a special trunk show she hosted to benefit The Art of Elysium’s programming for hospitalized youth.
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