On September 27, 2018, the speaker at Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Luncheon was Bruce Friedman about street art around the World. 
 
Bruce Friedman worked thirty-three years on the faculty in the Department of Pathology, University of Michigan Medical School. He retired in 2006 with an interest in exploring new hobbies and skill sets in addition to traveling. In 2014 Bruce took up an interest in photography after taking a course at WCC.
 
In May - June 2018, thirty four of Bruce's street art photography's were displayed at Ann Arbor JCC. Fourteen of his photo's where purchased and proceeds went to the JCC.
 
Bruce told us three things he wanted us to take home about his talk:
 
  1. "My whole professional career was based on what I "know" rather than what I "show"."
  2. "Never occurred to me that I had any "artistic" talent; photography has elicited this from me".
  3. "Lesson to be learned is that all of us have a unknown talent that can/should be explored."
Bruce gave us a definition of street art: "Street art is visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues. Other terms for this art includes "independent public art", "post graffiti", and "non-graffiti", and is closely related with urban art and guerrilla art."
 
Bruce talked about how he uses a regular compact camera with a fixed lens. He showed how he photo shops the photos, and showed us some of his work.
 
Bruce donated 2 of his works for RCAAN's Mad Hatter Dinner Party on November 3rd. For a second look at his work and presentation click following,
 
 
 
 
Before Bruce's presentation we had a Bala Murthy a Rotarian from Washington DC talking about a new Rotary Fellowship called The Global Yoga and Meditation Fellowship (GYMF).  
 
He has Conducted Yoga & Meditation Workshops at RI Evanston, RI Convention (RIC) Toronto and at various Rotary Clubs, and Collaborated with Rotarians from 25 nations at the House of Friendship Booth in Toronto RIC.
 
The purposes of the fellowship is:
 
  • Reach out to schools to impart Yoga & Meditation practices to enhance Mindfulness & Wellness. 
  • Create communal harmony and promote peace.
  • Create a community of Yoga & Meditation practitioners in each club. 
  •  Create a network of like-minded Rotarians to continue Mindfulness & Wellness education.
  • Create communal harmony and promote peace through Yoga and Meditation.
He wants the fellowship to connect Rotarians & families to share best practices in Mindfulness & Wellness, and train interested Rotarians & families in Yoga & Meditation.
 
 
 
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