Welcome to another inspiring episode of The American Dream TV, where we delve into the stories of individuals making a difference in our community. In this episode, we sit down with Stephen Shortridge, a renowned actor who appeared in ‘Welcome Back Kotter’, ‘The Love Boat’ and ‘Aloha Paradise’ with Debbie Reynolds, a celebrated model and a nationally acclaimed artist whose captivating work can be found at the award-winning store Mix It Up Home in downtown Coeur d’Alene. Stephen is also the author of several inspiring books, including A Finger-Painted Life, which should be on coffee tables everywhere!

But the inspiration doesn’t stop there. We also have the pleasure of interviewing Hayley Shortridge-Gabriel, daughter of Stephen Shortridge, who has followed in her father’s footsteps as a professional artist on canvas. Hayley’s journey led her to establish True Life Canvas Wellness and Beauty in Coeur d’Alene, where she utilizes her artistry not just to create beauty but to bring healing and transformation to the lives of cancer survivors and many others, a testament to the profound impact of art on healing and hope.

Join us as we explore the profound impact of art on the community of Coeur d’Alene and beyond. From Stephen’s iconic contributions to Hayley’s transformative endeavors, we uncover the beauty and power of creativity in Coeur d’Alene. Their collective work not only inspires but also connects the community, making it a true testament to the power of art in bringing people together.

Don’t miss this insightful episode filled with stories of inspiration, creativity, and the pursuit of the American Dream.