Insane Inflatable 5K

Insane Inflatable 5K 2015I was asked by some members of a loving new found circle of mine that I have recently become a part of while networking to further establish myself upon graduation this spring to photograph their 5K event. Considering this was my first one, I was slightly nervous and excited at the same time.

Insane Inflatable 5K 2015It has helped to carry on this motivation theme I seem to have attracted this year in terms of doing more “fun” things when trying to be physically active this year.

Insane Inflatable 5K 2015 Insane Inflatable 5K 2015 Insane Inflatable 5K 2015 Insane Inflatable 5K 2015There were nothing but smiling faces as the drones of people swarmed in to the event to participate in the 5K run to help support San Diego County’s Autism Society.  Foundation members brought their children.  Friends, family and other community supporters came and dressed the part in super hero outfits and bright colored apparel.

Insane Inflatable 5K 2015Families and friends were taking full advantage of the bounce houses that were used for the obstacle course.  These were very few of the many photos that we had taken to show off all the fun.  From North County the event moved on to Long Beach, and then on to Arizona.

Insane Inflatable 5K 2015 Insane Inflatable 5K 2015This young lady was out to break the record for climbing the finish line slide the most consecutive times before quitting.  She made it close to 30 rounds before I didn’t see her at the top again.  It seemed like there was nothing that was going to wear her out.  That big smile was great to see when concluding the afternoon.  This 5K is truly a one-of-a-kind.

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Beethoven soon to resonate through the halls of Escondido Center for the Arts

Poster provided by Ching-Ming Cheng; Pianist, performer and professor at California State University San Marcos.

Poster provided by Ching-Ming Cheng; Pianist, performer and professor at California State University San Marcos.

Ching-Ming Cheng, a talented and dedicated performer, will be performing at the Escondido Center for the Arts on March 1 to present her rendition of Ludwig Van Beethoven.  As Cheng is a dedicated artist, she practices daily as much as possible and continues her work teaching others as a professor at California State University San Marcos as a contributing faculty member of the new School of Arts.  Relying on her guidance in my own artistic endeavors, I had the opportunity to further get to know this talented young woman as well as gain from her life experience of growing up in Taiwan and completing her higher education in the United States.  With Cheng’s unique background and un yielding ambition in continuing to be the best she can be, as both an individual and an artist, this will be the first of two performances featuring her dynamic talents for the season.

North County Arts Network develops in San Diego

Beginning stages of a creative response I made in reflection of the River North Chicago dance performance earlier this year.  Medium: Acrylic paint.

Beginning stages of a creative response I made in reflection of the River North Chicago dance performance earlier this year. Medium: Acrylic paint.

January held the first of several orientation and networking opportunities for individuals interested in the progression of arts in education and society in San Diego County.  North County Arts Network is looking for teachers, performers, exhibitors, enthusiasts, artists, etc.  To participate in the next event visit my original article at: http://csusmchronicle.com/home/2015/01/north-county-arts-network-seeks-aid-expanding-support-for-san-diego-countys-artists.html