December 6, 2018 ACW F to F Social Meet Up

Ana and Bette



ACW Face-to-Face social meeting was held on  December 6, 2018 from 6-9 at the studio of ACW members Erik Helgeson and Ana Musachio.  720 Central Ave, Unit 1.  Read more about Ana and Erik’s work: (Erik’s Tuscaloosa film) and   Tuscaloosa’s star Natalia Dyer from Stranger Things.


Christi and Majentah

“The level of isolation experienced by generations varies, according to O.C Tanner research: IGen (45%) and Millennials (35%) feel considerably more isolated than Baby Boomers (24%) and Gen X (25%).”  Fifty-Three percent of the respondents reported that their friends did not know the “real ACW me”.

The ACW Collective believes it is important to connect real time. We meet in each other’s studios, apartments and homes, local restaurants and meeting places. We do not talk about the business of ACW. We talk about our hopes, our dreams and our art.

Ana’s art made every picture a photo op

We are working hard on our cross-generational, cultural and socio-economic communication skills.  We are taking inventory of the words we use, our intention and how the words are interpreted. It matters.  As we move forward as a culture, and as an organization, it is important to assume good intentions and not to allow our ACW community to get bogged down in power semantics to the point where dialogue becomes impossible.  When communication ceases – all is lost.

Layl and Josh
Mike and Karel








Majentah Aquarius and
Barbara Bridges   have been in conversations focused on how people self-identify and how we identify others.  I once introduced Majentah as one of ACW’s valued “youth voices”.  She told me later, I do not want to be a “youth voice”.  I want to be a valued voice. After a dynamic hour over coffee, where she asked me how I would like to be defined as a “67 year old woman”, we came up with an intriguing activity designed to assist in identifying “the real you”.

Candy and Paul

On November 17, at the Chowdah Feed  we started to collect  the data.  we continued at Ana’s and Erik’s December 6, 2018 F to F Social Event.

Here are the responses. Can you guess who they are?

Majentah leading the Hoky Poky
Barbara and Karel

SAlly, Lynn and Anne
Soon to be member-yet un-named!
Majentah working her magic