Arts Day was yet another great Leadership Day for Class 34. I heard many classmates call it their favorite day yet. Our morning in Napa's downtown was informative and the gallery visit revealed the wide range of artists working here. Most exciting for me was the time at di Rossa Center for Contemporary Arts. Many of our class had not visited before and the art in galleries and throughout the beautiful grounds is quite special.
It was nice to get a private tour of the sculpture garden and Gallery 2, but the real standouts of the day had nothing to do with Di Rosa itself. Aimee Guillot of Cafeteria Kids Theater led us (kicking and screaming, for me) through several theater exercises that pulled me far from my comfort zone. We had to make ourselves vulnerable, think quickly, and act decisively. Hey, those are all leadership skills! It was fun, if a bit terrifying, to approach these from a different perspective.
The icing on the cake had to have been the performance by the Napa High School Vocal Workshop. Wow, those kids are talented! Seeing them perform was a treat, and it was inspiring to see their evident dedication.
Class 34 Arts Day Gratitude members:
Matt Reid, Winemaker, Benessere Vineyards
Rebecca Rowan, Owner, Devaux Ranch
Liz Russell, Self Employed, Consultant in Communications, Public Relations and Issue Advocacy
About this post:
The purpose of the Attitude of Gratitude program is (1) to thank those who provide the information and experiences that make each of the program days exceptional, and (2) to reflect on what has changed for the class members as a result of their participation in Leadership Napa Valley. For each of the class program days, a gratitude team is assigned to make sure all the individuals responsible for coordinating, facilitating, and presenting the day are thanked.