Vivacious Jennifer Johnson (in photo at left) is the illustrious co-founder of Dolce Vita di Libro, Esteemed Member, and Chief Instigator. For years, Johnson was a mosaic artist and teacher whose body of work includes public art like the extraordinary "Fountain of Life" water feature at City Hall in Cathedral City.
She, along with co-founder Nedra Young, began Social Mosaics, a non-profit organization with the mission to serve at-risk youth, the ill and elderly in the Palm Springs, California, area. Jennifer ran art workshops at many venues including Gilda’s Club (for cancer-awareness), public schools and affordable housing sites.
Johnson was the co-owner of Johnson Design Associates during the 1980's which provided interior and architectural design services, bought, rehabbed and sold houses and apartments in San Francisco an the surrounding areas.
Johnson was a social worker during the 1970's for the San Fancisco Department of Social Services and the Contra Costa County Department of Social Services concentrating on caseloads which included families, children and the elderly in diverse ethnic communities.
Johnson is also the survivor of an on-going, long-term marriage and three children. "I've risen to the occassion so often, " she says, exhaling, "My knees are starting to go..."
Nowadays, the gifted Jennifer J. is the living embodiment of what Dolce Vita di Libro represents: intellectual pursuits such as well-written books, sharing experiences, seeing the world, warm embraces with friends, tastey, yet healthy, fine dining, a relaxing glass of the grape, and a murder plot not far from reach. She's "looking forward to see you at the party..."