My Nonprofit Reviews
Silvana Tei Kenney
Review for Arts & Entertainment Ministries, Los Angeles, CA, USA
In October 2009 I participated in the 6th Annual Arts and Entertainment Ministries Show . I am a sculptor and performance artist. I exhibited three sculptures and did a performance called "Fragility". My experience with AEM has been very important for me as an artist and as a person. The integrity of the directors, Rev. Joel and Michele Pelsue, and their commitment to excellence and honesty in the work of the artists, are the reasons why I try to attend all the meetings of the Institute. During those times, we discuss and wrestle with relevant topics that have to do with our faith and our work. At AEM we have become a community of artists who care not only about doing work, but how our work is going to contribute to our culture and our world: is our work going to make a difference?
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
The 2009 Annual AEM show was an incredible experience. The team work of all the artists and volunteers was the thing that made the evening a memorable time not only for our audience but for us as artists. The evening was followed by two days of intense study and lectures. As a result I feel that I belong to a community of serious and committed artists.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I would like to see the Annual AEM Evening of Art and Entertainment to be extended to at least a week, so that the exhibit would have a chance to be viewed by more people. It would be great to have a permanent gallery space.