I took my daughters to hear Jim Bassler and Jack Lenor Larsen talk at the Palm Springs Art Museum. It was wonderful to hear them both and was delighted to see Neda Al Hilali at the event. Both Jim and Neda were my instructors at UCLA. Afterwards, I visited with Neda at the beautiful home of Jim and Veralee Bassler which is full of art, sculpture and artifacts that they have collected. My daughters enjoyed the pool and the dog! It turns out that Jim and Neda were graduate students together and very old friends. What a treat to know such amazing artists!