By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World When she picked up the phone and heard these words…. “we want you to paint a portrait of Bruce Springsteen for the upcoming MusiCares gala” she knew this would be one of the greatest challenges of her artistic career. Zhenya […]
Artists have always been able to capture movements and translate them into sound and vision in a way that resonates. LuxEco Art blogs the artists who convey their environmentally oriented messages in literature, music and visual arts, the exhibitions that serve as a source of conversation and the works of art that are the most stirring and inspiring.
By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World I’m dreaming of a green as in sustainable Christmas where every major celebrity in the world gives instead of receives. I’m not talking accolades or remunerations for services. I’m speaking about sweet charity. Most have their favorite causes and give. […]
By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Health World Getting older. It’s not easy. Nora always found a way to confront the demons in her life so please God let her rest in peace. Without her wit we seemed to have lost our alter-egos. Or maybe if we really […]
By Florence “Flip” Ross a LuxEcoLiving Contributor I never thought I could disclose My deepest feelings, held inside To put them down in honest prose Would cause my heart to run and hide But then I found that poems could say All the things that I would feel And say them […]
By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Have you ever had a center stage moment when you are the envy of every woman (and even a few men) in a room? Even if the room happens to be one of many at the spectacular and historic […]
By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Seeing Citizen Kane at The Hearst Castle was The Screening on Steroids.” “Let’s do it!” replied Steve Hearst the great grandson of William Randolph Hearst when Wendy Eidson, director of the San […]
Raising More Than Kane: Steve Hearst great grandson of William Randolph Hearst will screen for citizens at The Hearst Castle
By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor-in-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World. Reporting from San Simeon California. “San Simeon was the place God would have built–if he had the money.” In 1941, the lights dimmed at La Questa Encantada when the movie Citizen Kane, Orson Welles homage to newspaper baron William Randolph […]
By Nancy Chuda Founder and Editor-in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Silence is golden as in oscar winner. You betcha! If you haven’t seen The Artist you must! One of the best films ever! Silent Movies gave birth to this nation. It was and still is a miraculous invention. The […]
Hands by Guido Daniele
Hands by Guido Daniele
By Florence “Flip” Ross, LuxEcoLiving Advocate and Contributor
If I could bring the planet Earth, back to its natural beauty
If I could sing its praise, and make the world assume its duty
If I could make the industries clean up their foul pollution
Our air, our water, would be clean, and would be the solution
If I could force our corporations to help clean up our planet
By Florence “Flip” Ross a LuxEcoLiving contributor and advocate It is such a beautiful world, have you noticed the various hues? When I step out the door in the morning, I’m swept away by the views The blue of the sky, the green of the grass, the white clouds floating above combine to make […]
LIB Festival: Celebrating over 10 years, Greenest Festival in America covers celebratory spectacles of art, music, fashion, and design. Who: Presented by The Do LaB The Do LaB is a Los Angeles based company specializing in interactive environments, event production and creative lighting design all in service of its highest mission: creating experience as […]
Green Lighting: Lightning in a Bottle Festival covers celebratory spectacles of art, music, fashion, and design. By Lush Huxley, Editorial Assistant LuxEco Living On a bright and sunny Wednesday in Los Angeles, I am sitting in a pleasant backyard under a great oak tree. The house looks inconspicuous enough. And the two people in front […]
Green Lighting By Lush Huxley, Editorial Assistant LuxEco Living On a bright and sunny Wednesday in Los Angeles, I am sitting in a pleasant backyard under a great oak tree. The house looks inconspicuous enough. And the two people in front of me seem like average, well-educated members of my own peculiar generation. […]
By Edward Cella, Owner of Edward Cella Art+Architecture
How often are you struck by the intricately constructed beauty of nature? For Venice Beach based artist Brad Miller, that appreciation happens each day in his home and studio but was recent reinforced by an exhaustive excursion though the coastal waters and reefs surrounding Thailand and Myanmar. Upon returning, Miller embarked on the planning for debut exhibition at Edward Cella Art+Architecture in Los Angeles. Transforming the white box of the gallery into a laboratory to construct and present his insights into the fundamental mechanisms of existence, one comes to appreciate that Miller is a naturalist at heart and has built upon these universal relationships which have appeared in various contexts throughout his career.
By Bethany Colson, Managing Editor Stripped down, the twelve apostles appear very different to us than the way that we conventionally imagine them. In her most recent and widely acclaimed show XII Apostles Artist, Getty educator and LuxEco Advocate, Zhenya Gershman humanizes each of the apostles in majestic life-size canvases. With broad brush strokes and […]
A book review by Nancy Chuda, Co-founder of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World of Luka And The Fire of Life, Salman Rushdie, Random House
Jim and I were treated to a magical evening: time spent listening to Salman Rushdie in person at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, in Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles. Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie or Urdu sael main rvdi/ is a British Indian novelist and essayist. He achieved notability with his second novel, Midnight Children (1981), which won the Booker Prize in 1981. Most of his fiction is set on the Indian subcontinent and his style is classified as magical realism mixed with historical fiction. One theme that has captivated readers is the connections he weaves between Eastern and Western worlds.
By Nancy Chuda, Co-Founder of LuxEcoLiving.com and Healthy Child Healthy World
Review of “Feisengrad ” by Aaron Richard Golub
In a world gone mad with political idiosyncrasies, lies, corruption and deceitful ways and means…. enter the “hatch” and birth of Feisengrad.
A not so homely “Catcher In The Rye Bread,” by Aaron Richard Golub. No Cliff Notes needed unless you want an Umpire in The Z to strike you Out.
Golub makes perfect sense of today’s publishing world which why he chose Amazon’s CreateSpace self-publishing platform. And he just may get The Golden Carrot Award
By Amanda Nisenson, Opera Singer and LuxEco Advocate
The night before I was born, my mother was reading an article about Beverly Sills, (May 25, 1929 – July 2, 2007) the famous opera singer who performed for huge audiences around the world. My Great Aunt used to brag about how she knew Beverly Sills growing up in Brooklyn, and how much she enjoyed being friends with “Bubbles,” as Ms. Sills was called then. The article continued to explain that this nickname was given to her because she was born with Bubbles in her mouth.
The next day, June 17th was the day that I came into the world, and to my mother’s great surprise, I was born with Bubbles in my mouth. She could not believe the coincidence, and announced to the doctor that I would become a singer! Years later, shortly before Beverly Sills died, my mother had the great fortune to meet the legendary singer, and actually got the opportunity to ask in person, if she did indeed know my Great Aunt. After a questionable pause, Ms. Sills burst out laughing in recollection of this zany character from her childhood.
By Jessica Borges, LuxEco Living Editorial Assistant
Fashion design is an art, and just like other art forms such as writing, cooking, and painting, you need to scrap the first drafts and unruly pieces before producing your masterpiece. But with these scraps come a never-ending contribution to landfills and further pollution to our environment. This awareness has fueled designers in the fashion industry to attempt “zero waste fashion.”
By Amanda Nisenson, LuxEco Advocate
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” This Robert Frost quote has stayed with me from the first day I heard it in eighth grade English class. It has continued to serve as a metaphor throughout my evolving journey as an artist.
My road less traveled is calling me in new directions. I need to keep the faith and know the opportunities will come in order for me to reach my goal. It is the relationship and connection with the audience that drives my performance, inspiring hope through music and bringing joy through song.
“Operatunity” is about transformation through music. Our journeys, no matter how difficult, must be accepted as life is accepted. I am grateful for my “gifts”, and for the chance to help others find joy in the moment.
Michelangelo, The Creation of Adam, c. 1511, fresco, 480 cm~ 230 cm (189.0 in ~ 90.6 in) By Zhenya Gershman, artist, educator and LuxEco Advocate Christianity always stood in opposition to science. Copernicus – blasphemy, Mendel – blasphemy, Darwin – blasphemy! The first human quest for knowledge was severely punished by marching Adam out of heaven […]
By: Molly Cimikoski, Editorial Assistant Last week, LuxEco Living was lucky enough to be graced with a phone interview from New York Times bestselling author, Rebecca Skloot. Our founder, Nancy Chuda, spoke with Rebecca, fresh off of her international book tour, about the success of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. For those of our […]
By Lush Huxley, LuxEco Living Editorial Assistant Move over Al Gore and make room for the ladies. The Western world isn’t the only hemisphere freaking out over the climate crisis. In the Taiwanese documentary “±2°C” global warming is once again put on close analysis. The movie focuses on the series of natural disasters that occurred in […]
By Zhenya Gershman, Artist, Educator and LuxEco Advocate 1. The true deadly sin is not to make art 2. The only taboo in art is bad art 3. If you do not enjoy your artwork it’s a good sign that you are doing something right 4. First God created light, and then he created a painting […]
Technological advancement is phenomenon that both delights and baffles us as we try to keep up with changes that evolve at lightening speeds. Billions of intangible files, social media accounts and the ability to transfer and share ourselves through technology has defined millions of people and their identity around the world. It is this cultural […]