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Library film explores creative process

A retrospective of Joyce Axelrod’s prize-winning videos will be shown from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Riford Public Library, 7555 Draper Ave., La Jolla.

The film is part of the library’s new series, “Lives Through a Different Lens: Video Views on Women, Creativity and Frivolity,” which has been running this fall. A discussion and reception will follow.

The evening will feature documentaries that illustrate the exceptional work of artists Anne Mudge, Don Madison, and Viviana Lombrozo.

France-Marie Haeger, instructor for the Art and Creative Process Certificate Program at UCSD Extension, will moderate a dialogue examining the videos and the work of the artists as they reflect the creative process. The artists will be on hand for the discussion.

“Everyone is creative in some aspect of their life,” said Haeger. “It may show itself in a career or relationship (or) even cooking or flower arranging.”

Her expertise is teaching students how to channel ideas and energy in visual and exciting way.

The third program in the series, “Frivolity,” will be shown Jan. 4.

It includes short, light-hearted videos that celebrate humor in everyday situations with a post-film discussion led by Axelrod and former broadcaster Carol Hasson.

The events are free and open to the public. For more information, call (858) 552-1657.