Folk artist, permaculture garden designer; teaching in Nairobi, Costa Rica, China, and Kenya; award-nominee and artist-in-residence. It’s a helluva a diverse resumé, but this has been the life of Leigh Adams, who will be the featured speaker this Tuesday, the 21st for “Coffee Talks” sponsored by the United Nations Association of the USA, Pasadena/Foothills Chapter.
She will be discussing her time teaching at the Rudolph Steiner School in Mbagathi, Nairobi. This is in Sub-Saharan Africa, and most children don’t have access to a primary education. Steiner school accommodates 300 children Kindergarten through 8th grade, a quarter of whom board there.
The school strives to develop the head, heart and hands by nurturing thinking, feelings and doing. The desire is to educate the “whole child” in order for them to mature, and be able to visualize and go after the future they want. It’s all part of the UNA’s Millenium Develpment Goal #2 – Universal Education.
Adams was a National Endowment of the Arts Folk Artist of the Year nominee in 2009, 2010, and 2011. She is currently Artist-in-Residence at the L.A. County Arboretum where she’s co-designed her first permaculture garden.
A $10 donation at the door is suggested, which will promote the ongoing work of the UNA.
Coffee Talks 2012
Tuesday, Feb. 21st, 7 p.m.
The Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Ave.