Monday, July 29, 2019
The Fairfield-Suisun City Visual Arts Association (FSVAA) graciously extends an invitation to the Public to the Opening Reception for the “Let There Be Light” Art Show and the Matt Garcia Foundation/Mannequins Fundraiser.
These fun-filled free art events run from June 26 to August 4 at the Solano Town Center Gallery located at 1350 Travis Blvd., Ste. D-8, in Fairfield. The Mannequins will be on display during this time and offer a variety of figures that are uniquely painted by a theme that is sure to captivate the eye. These creative, one-of-a-kind pieces of art will be auctioned off during the Closing Reception on August 3rd from 3-5:30 pm. Wine, donated by BackRoad Vines, and snacks will be served during the receptions. Bidding is open to everyone! The Mannequins will be awarded to the highest bidders so be sure to attend and place your bids between June 26 and August 1.
These events are sponsored by Macy’s, JC Penney, and the artists of the FSVAA. The FSVAA supports keeping Matt Garcia’s Dream alive and will donate all proceeds and donations from this exhibit to the Matt Garcia Foundation. Let’s unite and help make this a successful event!
For additional information regarding this exhibit and future events, please visit our DONOR WEBSITE or contact Gallery Director and FSVAA President, Dennis Ariza at 707-688-8889.
Friday, July 26, 2019
When: Saturday, July 27, 2019, at 9am
Where: Starbucks Downtown Fairfield 700 Jefferson St Corner of Jefferson & Texas (map)
Description: We meet every last Saturday of each month (weather permitting). We clean up different locations and neighborhoods. Please join us. All are welcome
At the Matt Garcia Foundation, we don’t want to complain about this, we want to create solutions to problems. It is with this spirit that we began our Monthly Community Clean Ups.
On the last Saturday of every month, volunteers get together and clean up a neighborhood in Fairfield. We pick up trash, work on landscaping paint windows, fix fences – all in an effort to improve our community. This is another example of a community coming together to help make a difference.
The Matt Garcia Foundation Dream Team is all about stepping up and stepping out of ourselves to serve others and our communities to be a part of the solution. Matt would say ” if you see a piece of garbage on the ground, please just pick it up” How simple is that! So, that is what we do.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
How you respond after setbacks is what defines your character. Stacey Abrams was the first black woman in the history of the United States to be nominated by a major party for governor -- she lost that hotly contested race, but as she says: the only choice is to move forward. In an electrifying talk, she shares the lessons she learned from her campaign for governor of Georgia, some advice on how to change the world -- and a few hints at her next steps. "Be aggressive about your ambition," Abrams says.
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Have you ever talked with a friend about a problem, only to realize that he just doesn’t seem to grasp why the issue is so important to you? Have you ever presented an idea to a group, and it’s met with utter confusion? What’s going on here? Katherine Hampsten describes why miscommunication occurs so frequently, and how we can minimize frustration while expressing ourselves better.
Lesson by Katherine Hampsten, animation by Andrew Foerster.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019
"No matter how educated, talented, rich or cool you believe you are, how you treat people ultimately tells all. Integrity is everything."
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Let’s take time to reflect on how we can make a difference. Let’s reach out to those who need help and volunteer for causes that change us for the better, just as they change the world.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
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Saturday, July 6, 2019
The great business of life is to eliminate negative emotions. I’ve spent more than four-thousand hours studying how to turn negative situations into positive ones, and what I’ve discovered is that negative emotions are the single biggest enemy that any of us have. If we had no negative emotions, our lives would be wonderful -- as would our relationships, our health and everything else. Watch this video and learn how to eliminate negative feelings and take control of your emotions.
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Why would anyone follow you? Barry Posner asserts that we follow people we believe are credible – competent, honest, forward-thinking, and inspirational. People will not believe the message if they don’t believe in the messenger.