Latest Lifestyle

Latest from Lifestyle

December 03, 2018

Free Angel Card Reading for December

by Annmari Love
November 29, 2018

What Is Dollar-Cost Averaging?

by Lillian Appleby
November 27, 2018

A Trip to Egypt - Nothing Compares

by Jack Witt
November 16, 2018

Thanksgiving Made Healthy

by Connor Coman
November 16, 2018

Ask AC - Family Holiday Harmony

by Ask AC
November 12, 2018

Geometric Design is More Than You Might Think

by Christopher Porikos
November 09, 2018

Gyming While Fat

by Cassandra Appleby
November 07, 2018

Yard Laziness Syndrome

by Bethany Wilson
November 06, 2018

4 Must-Have Apps for Pet Parents

by Hilary Bird
November 05, 2018

Your Angel Card Reading for November

by Annmari Love
November 01, 2018

Free Monthly Horoscopes - November 2018

by Maya White
October 31, 2018

Pre-workout Coffee

by Connor Coman
October 25, 2018

Hiking "The Mighty Five" National Parks in Utah

by Jack Witt
October 15, 2018

Save Now or Save Later?

by Lillian Appleby
October 12, 2018

Ask AC -Domestic Abuse

by NoHo - North Hollywood
October 11, 2018

How to matter to your dog...be relevant

by Bethany Wilson
October 10, 2018

Interior Design - How to decorate with one color

by Christopher Porikos
October 08, 2018

How You Can Help Your Fat Friend Lose Weight

by Cassandra Appleby

January was a month full of news and adventures and it was really hard to keep them limited to just a few highlights of the month.

Published in LA Music Scene

Art: It's Never Too Late to Start

Published in North Hollywood News

Gallerie de Street Art: Paris

Behind the Art: An Inside Look with NoHo Artist Caroline McElroy

Caroline McElroy 

“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up”- Pablo Picasso.

Caroline McElroy, a resident of the NoHo Senior Arts Colony Apartments and the latest artist featured in the community’s newest professional art exhibition “Ways of Seeing,” is a perfect example of this.

At 63 years old, she’s constantly growing and creating art with the same enthusiasm she did as a child.

Caroline always had a knack for the arts, falling in love with collaging at a young age, she managed to keep this artistic spark alive well into adulthood.

“I first discovered this passion for collaging in high school when one of my teachers requested I create a collage for one of my class projects,” notes McElroy.

This simple assignment is primarily used by teachers to gauge a student’s perspective and understanding of simple art concepts such as spacing and form.

“Little did I know that this simple project would awaken something that would ultimately shape the rest of my artistic career,” she continues.

McElroy quickly found herself inspired and consumed by the concept of collaging. She began collaging everything in sight, including the walls of her room and her furniture.

At the time, her mother was not exactly pleased that all the furniture in the house had been collaged, but as a supportive mother, she continued to encourage Caroline to grow and develop her talent.

This continued support from her mother allowed McElroy to grow as an artist, as she transitioned from collaging furniture to creating meaningful and intricate pieces.

When creating these interesting and often thought provoking pieces, McElroy pulls her inspiration from many different sources and focuses on one theme that then reappears throughout all of her pieces in a show.

For example, her latest art show “Ways of Seeing,” which is now on display at the NoHo Senior Arts Colony Apartments Gallery, exhibits the reoccurring theme of “We shall all live again,” with many of her pieces inspired by Native American history.

These pieces demonstrate McElroy’s unique ability to take simple concepts and ideas and channel them into intricate pieces of artwork through her own unique interpretation. 

Caroline McElroy NoHo Senior Arts Colony

This unique ability is also one of the aspects that sets McElroy apart and provides her the opportunity to share this gift with others.

McElroy teaches a collaging class at her home, the NoHo Senior Arts Colony Apartments, each week. Residents of the community gather to learn the basic principles of collaging, taking these abstract concepts and turning them into reality.

“I teach the basic principles of collaging, but also encourage my students and neighbors to be creative and think out of the box,” says McElroy. “This means that much of the artwork being created throughout the class is very diverse and eclectic,” she continues.

Many of the other residents will join in even if they are not taking the class. “They come to visit and to simply enjoy the comradery of the artists. At this community, you’re not just an observer you’re a participant,” she says. “It’s a place of possibilities and we are all just artists in residence.”

Apartments at NoHo Senior Arts Colony are now available for lease. The community is for adults age 62+ and features one-and two bedroom apartments. Art programs and social opportunities like the ones referenced above are available free of charge to our residents. The community also features on-site art openings, theatre previews and play readings by the professional Road Theatre Company. Whether you are an artist or simply take pleasure in the creativity of life, visit www.nohoseniorartscolony.com or call 855-399-5381. NOHO Senior Arts Colony is located at 10747 Magnolia Boulevard in North Hollywood, California.

**** For information on Los Angeles theatre, tickets to theatre in North Hollywood's NoHo Arts District, theatre reviews, the NoHo Event Calendar, restaurants, news and local businesses in NoHo, or anything and everything about the NoHo Arts Community, bookmark nohoartsdistrict.com.  

Do you have an event, video or news to share?  Drop us an email and you may see it on NoHoArtsDistrict.com