Celia Center Arts Festival 2019

Celia Center Arts Festival 2019

Announcing our next Arts Festival in 2019

Seeking submissions here

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Time & Location

April 2019
HIGHWAYS PERFORMANCE SPACE, 1639 18th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404, USA

About The Event

This event will give purpose and voice, utilizing the expressive arts in all mediums to bring awareness to foster care and adoption. All funds raised will go to support the event, the artists, and Celia Center programs


Born, Never Asked by Zoe Klein Productions is an acrobatic dance journey of a Colombian adoptee’s search for belonging and sheds light on the complexity of international adoption through acrobatics, dance, spoken word, and visual imagery.

Susan Harris O’Connor recites The Harris Narratives

Jeanette Yoffe performs scenes from What’s Your Name, Who’s Your Daddy?

Denise Schnelle recites BIRTHMOTHER

Julayne Lee, Korean American Poet, Adoptee

Julia Miller Dunnett, Teen Singer, Adoptee

Nicole Rademacher, Artist Presents a Film, Adoptee

Briana Spencer, Spoken Word, Foster Alumni

If you know artists, performers, who may be interested in presenting at this festival or other Celia Center events please email info@celiacenter.org




ORIGINS STORIES Art Workshop for Teens

ORIGIN STORIES . . . A Workshop For TEENS Only in Foster Care and Adoption:

Designed to empower Adopted and Foster Teens, ages 13-18, to stimulate their creativity and inspire their imaginations through drawing and collaging.

Participants work in groups to create a story using visual prompts for guidance.

The stories reflect on identity, belonging, character, plot, creating a problem, and finding resolution together. ART is taken home.

Pizza Lunch will be provided.

Workshop lead by Adult Adoptees Jeanette Yoffe M.F.T., Psychotherapist and Nicole Rademacher Artist.

All attendees must pre-register for this workshop

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Meet Jeanette Yoffe Founder of Celia Center Inc

Meet Jeanette Yoffe Founder of Celia Center Inc

Executive Director of the Celia Center, Inc. Jeanette’s desire to become a child therapist with a special focus on adopted and foster care issues derived from her own experience of being adopted and moving through the foster care system in New York City. Her personal experience has informed her education and provided insight into the unique stresses involved with these issues. Because of Jeanette’s life experience she can more easily connect and relate to the children and teens she works with. She is an exceptional child-care worker who is dedicated to helping each of her clients reach their full potential through mental health therapy and make the difficult journey from despair towards resiliency and hope. Read More . . .