18 Jan New biography of Norman Weiner – Celebration Jan. 24
All residents are invited. Weiner is world-renowned for his paintings, drawings, etchings and sculptures, which are in hundreds of collections, including many Rossmoor residences.
Weiner’s artwork will be projected on a screen during the artist’s and author’s remarks about the book. Weiner will offer free signed copies of his pen-and-ink drawing, “The Dancers,” for people who buy copies of the book ($15 while supplies last).
Weiner has taught portrait and figure drawing to Livengood’s wife, Betsy, for many years. When Weiner asked her to help him create a digital presentation of his vast portfolio, Livengood was amazed by the beauty and diversity of his artwork, as well as the 95-year-old artist’s intelligence and insights. He asked Weiner if together they could create a written journey of his life.
Livengood grew up in Cleveland and majored in sociology and psychology at Hiram College. He earned a master’s degree in social work from Case Western Reserve University in l962 and began working as a social worker with gangs in the Mission District of San Francisco. He started a small construction business to feed his real passion – sailing. The Livengoods have lived in Rossmoor for 10 years. Betsy creates art and he writes books as a member of Mary Webb’s Writers’ Club, while her husband is coordinator of author events for PWR.
For information about the event, visit www.rossmoor-writers.com.