Celebrations

Senator Joel Anderson Honors Sunshine Care Artists

Joel Anderson: senator, policymaker…and art lover! Earlier this year, during CALA’s California Inspires! art show at the State Capitol, Senator Anderson presented artist Jean Ambrose with a certificate on the Senate Floor. But his appreciation for our artists didn’t stop there.

Sunshine Care artists honored by Senator Joel Anderson

From left: Senator Anderson, Joyce Westlake Holmes, James Richard Youse, and Sunshine Care founder Sam Stelletello

Last month, Senator Anderson visited the home of two other artists featured in the show. Joyce Westlake Holmes and James Richard Youse, both residing at Sunshine Care, were honored during a morning ceremony.

Senator Joel Anderson honors Sunshine Care resident

Senator Anderson presents Joyce Westlake Holmes with her award.

The community, known for its intergenerational programming, began the ceremony with a flag salute and choir presentation from an area school. Then, each artist was honored with a certificate by Senator Anderson.

Senator Anderson honors Sunshine Care artist

Senator Anderson and James Richard Youse, with his certificate.

Congratulations to both artists! You show that, no matter our age, our lives are enriched by engaging in creative endeavors. View Holmes’ “California Poppy” and Youse’s “A Disney Bird,” or view all pieces in CALA’s virtual gallery.

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