Author: LizzieBlatt

Amanda Gorman Credits RCA Grantee WriteGirl with Inspiration

In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, America’s first ever National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, who stole the show at the Presidential Inauguraion on January 20 with her poem The Hill We Climb, referenced WriteGirl LA as one of her inspirations as a young poet.  WriteGirl is a non-profit organization in Los Angeles that promotes creativity and… Read more »

New Members Needed for Scholarship Committee

Judith Day headshot 2

Dear Ebell Members, We are seeking new members to join our scholarship committee. This is the perfect time to join as we are just getting started with our application process to prospective scholars.  It is rewarding work and a delight to get to meet and know our diverse group of scholars. We have a wonderful… Read more »

Ebell RCA Starts 2021 Off Right with 15 New Grants

The Ebell Rest Cottage Association (RCA) is the oldest philanthropic organization operating within The Ebell of Los Angeles. Its responsibilities are to identify and fund organizations that share its mission to assist women in need in Los Angeles County and their children, and to safeguard the endowment that allows it do so. It provides Relief,… Read more »

The Ebell Magical History Tour: Where History Lives

Archives. Amelia Earhart

Up at the tippy top of our clubhouse, in its own private aerie, the past comes alive. This is the home of the Ebell Archives, a world apart that holds the essence of who we have been as an organization up to who we are now. Here lie our roots, at least the majority of… Read more »

Meet the New Member

Cindy Chvatal Keane headshot

Cindy Chvatal-Keane has been a member of and advocate for the Greater Wilshire community for over 20 years and was one of the founding members of the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council.  Cindy is also President of the Hancock Park HOA and co-chairs the Block Captain, Infrastructure Repair and Land Use/Zoning committees.  She believes it is imperative… Read more »

Book Chamber Book Choice for March

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family and Defiance.   Join us February 16 at 6.30 p.m.the earliest possible 3rd Tuesday, to remind ourselves of life’s potential for luster, brilliance, and magnificence even amidst a wretched, ugly, and loathsome world.  Winston Churchill at his best in the Blitz. And here’s to hoping that author… Read more »

Save the Date

Wednesday, January 6, 4:00-5:30 p.m. Confab On Zoom Monday, January 11, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Virtual Field Trip: Abode Communities Housing Tour While experiencing first-hand the service-enhanced affordable housing that addresses and prevents homelessness, we’ll also hear amazing stories of hope and meet a resident or two. On Zoom Monday, January 11, 1.00 p.m. RCA Meeting… Read more »

Semi-Annual Business Meeting

Don’t forget to come to the Semi-Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, January 13 at 3:00 p.m., immediately before Spotlight on Patty Lombard. The Members of the Board will each give a short presentation on what has been happening at The Ebell since the Pandemic has precluded us from meeting in person.

Aleka Corwin in LAAA Open Show at Gallery 825.

Artwork by Aleka Corwin

We are delighted to announce that the Los Angeles Art Association’s 2020 Open Show includes work by Ebell member Aleka Corwin. Featuring the very best of emerging artists in LA, the show runs until January 15 at Gallery 825, 825 N La Cienega Blvd, LA, 90069 and is open for viewing by appointment. For an online… Read more »

Maxine Cohn Pastel Drawing Art Class

On Tuesday, December 1, Meredyth Deighton’s mom, art teacher Maxine Cohn, showed us how it doesn’t take great expertise to draw great art in the style of Georgie O’Keefe, using black paper and pastels. Here is a sample of the works that were produced that day.  If you want to have a go yourself, and… Read more »