Friday, January 1, 2016


The VADP has closed its office at the studio and gallery of artist/board member Anita P. Lowe. The VADP since the early 1990's have visited Auburn to conduct exhibits, studio visits, workshops, retreats,  Kwanza Celebrations, dinners, clay days, pit firings, and in 2013 altar making.

Anita will be missed by all who worked with her and played with her.
We are all invited to Ohio to her land to bless it in 2016. TBA


At birth we boarded the train and met our parents,
and we believe they will always travel on our side.

However, at some station
our parents will step down from the train,
leaving us on this journey alone.

As time goes by,
other people will board the train;
and they will be significant
i.e. our siblings, friends, children,
and even the love of your life.

Many will step down
and leave a permanent vacuum.

Others will go so unnoticed
that we don't realize
they vacated their seats.

This train ride will be full of joy,
sorrow, fantasy, expectations,
hellos, goodbyes, and farewells.

Success consists of having a good relationship
with all passengers
requiring that we give the best of ourselves.

The mystery to everyone is:
We do not know at which station
we ourselves will step down.

So, we must live in the best way,
love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are.

It is important to do
this because when the time comes for us to step down
and leave our seat empty
we should leave behind beautiful memories
for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.

I wish you a joyful journey on the train of life.
Reap success and give lots of love.
More importantly, thank God for the journey.

Lastly, I thank you
for being one of the passengers on my train.
Re-posted for Anita P. Lowe

After two decades of programming the VADP, thanks all of you who have supported our ventures. Please keep in touch as we plan on gathering at least once in a BLUE MOON to do something extraordinary.  Please keep sending  updates, and projects that you are involved in so we can share on our blog.

Alpha Bruton,  Chicago Illinois
Talver Germany-Miller- Mather California
Anita Lowe- Georgetown  Ohio
Jennifier Andrea Porras- Sacramento California
Caryl Henry Alexander- Clinton  Maryland
Toni Collie Perry- Sacramento California

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