In Latin, the word “vita” means “life.” For African painter Kobus Möller, Vita is not only the evocative—and fitting—first name of his beloved wife, it is a liberating spirit that flows through his art.
As part of its 3rd annual Gala Dinner, SCI Monterrey Chapter decided to test its members ability to identify 5 trophies by touch alone. The trophies were hung in a dark room and each member entered, touched the trophies and when they emerged filled in a multiple choice questionnaire to try and identify the trophies.
The purpose of the Sensory Safari was to sensitize the club’s members and to bring attention to the club’s fundraising efforts for the humanitarian organization, Destellos de Luz, which assists individuals with vision challenges. Prior to the Sensory Safari, a teacher spoke of her personal experiences of “living in the shadows”.
Richard C. Kessler is a Life member of SCI, among the most prominent of the club’s Patrons and someone who is blessed with both the vision to see something’s potential and the drive to make things happen. It’s that sort of success and can-do attitude that has taken Kessler from arguably modest beginnings to an iconic real estate developer who gets asked, “How do you do it?” by companies the likes of Disney. At the same time, Kessler generously pursues philanthropic endeavors that evoke the hopes of past generations and shares that which inspires his passion. Continue reading →
In July, 1967, in the grassy hills of Merelani, or Mererani, in the Manyara Region of northern Tanzania, a Maasai tribesman prospecting for gold happened upon transparent crystals of intense bluish-purple color laid bare by weathering and glistening in the sunlight. Unfortunately, our finder’s name remains inconclusive. Continue reading →