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Barbara Leif: Los Angeles Street Photographer

             Barbara’s artwork  is displayed  on the lobby wall of Holiday Villa East.

Barbara Leif shares her artwrok at Holiday Villa East

Barbara Leif, Los Angeles Street Photographer, is Barbara’s fourth show of photograph to hang in the Main Lobby of the Holiday Villa East.

Barbara was invited to the opening reception for Robert Graham’s doors and his postmodern Virgin Mary, which adorns the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles in downtown Los Angeles. Barbara photographed then Cardinal Roger Mahoney alongside actress Brooke Sheild.

Other notable Angelinos included in this new show are Arianna Huffington and Alan Arbus.

Barbara’s Aunt, Marion Wellens, is a resident at HVE and turns one hundred years old on February 4th. Marion has been one of the subjects in her niece’s show of “Photographs taken of Active Retired Residents at the Holiday Villa East between 2010 and 2011.”
The other two photography shows were “Dogstand Cats,” and “Relationships.”

Barbara graduated from Music and Art and then moved from New York, with her parents to Beverly Hills. She attended Santa Monica College and after graduating, worked for nine months saving money to travel to Europe. On her return, she began her career as a Graphic Artist at Lytton Center of the isual Arts and continued her education with night classed at Cal State Northridge and Art Center College of Design.

Barbara worked as an artist/illustrator for Rockwell International, The Hollywood Reporter, On Location Magazine, William Perriera Architect, Frederick’s of Hollywood and Ash LeDonne West designing ads for theater and films.

For the past six years, she has enrolled at UCLA in their Senior Scholars program taking Art History and French film classes.

Her photograph, of Art History Professor George Baker, appeared in Artforum Magazine and a photo of Joan Nicholson, Barbara’s friend of over fifty years, appeared in “In the Fullness of time” a book written by  thirty-two women on life after fifty.

Happy Valentines Day <3

Roses are red Violets are blue

Holiday Villa East sends warm wishes to you!!

Art from the heart.. Happy Valentines Day!! <3

Holiday Villa East Artist Unleashed…

What better way to spend Valentines Day than creating artwork that comes from the heart.Holiday Villa East Residence enjoyed an elegant  Valentines Day dinner  with friends, family and loved ones. Artist Instructor D.Truthsayer  shared different techniques and styles of artwork. D.Truthsayer gave the residence of Holiday Villa East a hands on art lesson. The residence of Holiday Villa East learned Acrylic Flower Painting and  Pastle Still Life . It was an evening filled with artistic life. You are never too young or too old to relinquish the artist in you.

                                                          “Works From The Heart”

                                               By: The Residance Of Holliday Villa East