Art Line: May 2005 Issue – Spring Has Sprung…

May 17, 2005 – Los Angeles: Spring has sprung, at least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. And to mark the occasion, AFABW Int participated in the Earth Day celebration here in LA last week.

Also in this issue, check out Tom Fair’s insightful article “What Is Music?” Enjoy our featured artists: Pam Winterbottom and David Bartlett. And…if you haven’t picked up your own copy of the AFABW Int AFRICA CD… now is a good time.

George Alger
President, AFABW Int

AFABW Int at Earth Day 2005

April 24, 2005 – Los Angeles: AFABW Int participated in the Earth Day 2005 Street Festival Celebration with The Earth Organization and the Church of Scientology. L. Ron Hubbard Way was transformed into an outdoor extravaganza of art, community booths, music, food, education, horse-drawn carriage rides, a parade and much more.

The AFABW Int booths included displays and awards of the Children’s Environmental Art Contest and Show.

Read More: AFABW Int Earth Day 2005

What Is Music?

By Tom Fair

What is music?


There is a difference between music and noise. We can count the vibrations of each musical sound. A single musical sound is called a tone, and is made by the vibration, or back-and-forth movement of all or part of a musical instrument (including the voice). A guitar string vibrates; a drumhead vibrates; the air that is blown into a flute vibrates.

Each single musical sound – each tone – has its own number of vibrations for every second of time that it vibrates.

Noise doesn’t have a regular number of vibrations. We can’t really count the number of vibrations in noises, because the rate of vibration changes from moment to moment; noise is random and unpredictable sound.

Read more WHAT IS MUSIC?


Buy your own copy of the AFABW Int AFRICA CD and have it shipped to you no matter where you are in the world.

Your purchase will help fund the distribution of The Way To Happiness booklets in Africa.

The Way To Happiness booklet contains 21 Way To Happiness values found in nearly all cultures, ethnic groups and religions and includes concepts such as, “Be Worthy of Trust,” “Love and Help Children,” and “Do Not Steal.”

Learn More: AFRICA CD

Featured Artist: Pam Winterbottom

Pam has had several gallery shows in the L.A. area. Her work is sometimes half sold out even before the doors open to the show. Her art is also displayed at various upscale restaurants throughout L.A. such as Cafe Tu Tu Tango at Universal City Walk, where she’s sold over 70 paintings throughout the three years of being there.

Pam’s approach at her work is to touch as many people as possible through her art and to inspire something good to come out of everyone. As she says, “Create, Enjoy, Be happy!”

Featured Writer: David Bartlett

“I am a filmmaker and writer living in Los Angeles. I made my first film when I was 10 years old and I have been working professionally in the film business in Hollywood since 1980.”

“I am also a teacher of screenwriting and acting and I also teach administration in careers for artists. I use the technologies of L. Ron Hubbard in my work and it has been very successful for me.”