fiNdings Art Center Executive Director, retired educator, Annette (Kaloper) Ciketic tells the sentimental story of how her parents tragedies were what brought them together to form their wonderful family.

May 5, 2022
Stories of Los Angeles Harbor Area: For Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

SOLAHA, Vol. III, No. 3 Annette (Kaloper) Ciketic shares her immigrant parents story.

Lovely, kind, smart Annette, dedicated educator and executive director of fINdings Art Center and Gallery, with warmth and love shares the fascinating story of how her parents emigrated to America from Croatia, endured personal loss of spouses, found each other, married and added to their families with birth of herself and sister Natalie.

Annette is well known for her community participation. She currently serves on the Boards of the San Pedro Lions Club, and Port of Los Angeles High School among other worthy organizations, always exemplifying her personal philosophy “Engaging families and students and empowering women is the heart of my work.”

She and her husband Nick are proud parents of a son and daughter. Hers is a unique Mother’s Day (this coming Sunday May 8th) tribute to be sure!
Here’s to all the wonderful mothers we have known and have with us still, and to honor the memories of those who have passed away, yet forever in our hearts.



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