A Division of No Naked Walls
Working in collaboration with I Journey
A Acknowledgment of Service
for our Military Community.
• Uplifting our communities through art in a creative environment
• Veterans embracing expressive arts
• Promoting art in transitional housing for Veterans
• Providing a art program for Veterans that embrace PTSD and teach us about the creative process.
“Bridging the needs of our Veterans in our
communities is a challenging issue. When I had the
opportunity to create a project that would make a
difference in my community for my Veterans,
I embraced it.”
Lori Watkins is currently creating a community project, named ‘A Division of No Naked Walls’’. This is an art program created with senior PTSD Veterans that will be extended to neighborhood communities. This program will be designed, customized, sculpted, and organized to engage the needs of individuals in each community. Lori created the project while participating in a Landmark leadership program. Part of the course work was to create a project that benefits the community. Landmark is a international training and development company, who is known for offering their flagship course.
The Landmark Forum.
Lori Watkins represents a mission to expand appreciation of art and to improve the quality of life in public spaces and healthcare settings. Lori Watkins seeks sponsorship, and support in collaboration with profit and nonprofit organizations, that desires to provide positive change. Lori Watkins represents a mission to expand appreciation of art and to improve the quality of life in public spaces and healthcare settings. Lori Watkins seeks sponsorship, and support in collaboration with profit and nonprofit organizations, that desires to provide positive change.
Division of No Naked Walls
(A COMMUNITY COALITION FOR ART)
Uplifting our communities through art
A Vision to Supply A Meaningful Art Platform For Undeserved Communities
Originally from Santiago, Chile, Lori Watkins grew up exploring the diverse cultures of South America, Africa, and Asia. Being a self-taught artist, she now resides in Oceanside, California, where she follows her desires to serve as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, continuing a 20-year career serving senior citizens.
Starting in 2007, she developed a plan of care that focused on improving the quality of life in mental health and rehabilitative care settings. She collaborated with local transitional mental health clinics and healthcare centers, advocating and promoting the increased needs that require our attention for individuals that depend on these services.
Lori works to establish a platform that encourages creative outlets for individuals with mental health needs, veterans, and persons in rehabilitative settings. Her mission is to encompass a creative environment, attain a multilingual communication system, and provide creative visual effects in our communities, as attainable and sustainable goals.
In 2009, she assisted in the development of the “Thursdays on the Coast Art Walk” in Carlsbad, California. The businesses provided space to artists to showcase their work while the artists provided aesthetic beauty for the local business environments. She offered demonstrations of her creative processes, while supporting change and abundance to uplift the ambiance of the Village of Carlsbad.
While spearheading many initiatives to bring art into healthcare settings and community centers throughout southern California, Ms. Watkins devoted the majority of her work to a variety of non-profit organizations dedicated to serving individuals in need of food, shelter, health care, and education.
Her very engaging and therapeutic work may be viewed currently at: Living Tea Brewing Co., in Oceanside, California; Mission Branch of the Oceanside Library, in Oceanside, California.
Donations to the following organizations are encouraged and appreciated: International Humanity Foundation, Solutions for Change, North Coast Mental Health Services, and the Community Research Foundation, Museum of Making Music, Childrens home of York, Easter Seals South Central Pennsylvania, Elder Help of San Diego, and The YWCA of San Diego.
Ms Watkins has provided contributions for Gala events/funding raising events from 2000 to the present, and continues to seek opportunities to serve passionately the communities she loves.