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CONFERENCE: California Imagined: The Arts of the Golden State, Sacramento (Sept. 18-19)

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FROM: Judy Malloy, Art California

20th Annual Envisioning California Conference

California Imagined: The Arts of the Golden State

Envisioning California Conference
Thursday, September 18 – Friday, September 19, 2008
Sacramento Convention Center
Sacramento, California

Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 18
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Dinner and Keynote Address
A Place Called California: The Arts & California’s Identity

Friday, September 19
Concurrent Panel Sessions

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
1A- Art in a Deficit Era
1B- Teatro California: The Legacy of Latino/Chicano Playwrights, Theatres & Performance Groups
1C- Beyond the Paintbrush (but still holding it…)

10:15 – 11:45 a.m.
2A- California Built: Architectural Styles and Influence of the Golden State
2B- Walls2Canvas: Youth Street Art and the MOSAIC Program
2C- Arts and Social Policy: Tools to Strengthen California Communities

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Plenary: The State of the Arts

1:45 – 3:15 p.m.
3A- The Written Word: California’s 500 Year Perspective
3B- Art as a Learning Engine: Creative Ideas for Fostering Art in the Schools
3C- California Beat: Music of the Golden State

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Closing Plenary
California in the Global Imagination: Film as Art & Art as Film
plus film montage: California in the Movies

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Reception for Conference Attendees

Evening Event

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Sacramento Public Art Tour


Andrew Anker, Professor, California State University, Sacramento, Department of Design

Stephen Blumberg, Professor, California State University, Sacramento, Department of Music

Leni Boorstin, Director of Community Affairs, Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

Wayne Cook, Arts Program Specialist, California Arts Council

Nicholas Docous, Principal, Lionakis Beaumont Design Group

Joyce Donaldson, Associate to the Executive Director for Strategic Projects and Arts Education, Mondavi Center for Performing Arts, UC Davis

Carolyn Gibbs, Professor and Program Coordinator, California State University, Sacramento, Department of Design

Jason Gieger, Professor, California State University, Sacramento, Department of English

Daniel Goldmark, Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Department of Music

Dean Gorby, Administrator for Visual and Performing Arts, Stockton Unified School District

Roberto Gutierrez Varea, Professor and Chair, University of San Francisco, Department of Performing Arts

Bryan Ha, Consultant, Office of Senator Jack Scott, Joint Committee on the Arts

Rhyena Halpern, Executive Director, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission

Jack Hicks, Professor, UC Davis, Department of English

Jorge Huerta, Chancellor’s Associate’s Professor of Theatre, UC San Diego, Department of Theatre and Dance

Muriel Johnson, Director, California Arts Council

Loren Kajikawa, Graduate Student, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Musicology

Honorable Betty Karnette, (D-Long Beach), California State Assembly

Ralph Lewin, Executive Director, California Council for the Humanities

Vi Ly, Dean, East Los Angeles College, Academic Affairs

Kenneth Marcus, Associate Professor, University of La Verne, International Studies Institute

Doe Mayer, Professor, USC, School of Cinematic Arts

Carlos Morton, Professor, UC Santa Barbara, Department of Theater & Dance

Crystal Olson, Professor, California State University, Sacramento, Department of Teacher Education

Roberto Pomo, Director and Professor, Honors Program, Department of Theatre and Dance, California State Univeristy, Sacramento

Karen Rapp, Director, Vincent Price Museum, East Los Angeles College

Laurie Schell, Executive Director, California Alliance for Arts Education

Mark Slavkin, Vice President for Education, Music Center, Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County

Sponsored by

  • Center for California Studies /California State University, Sacramento
  • The Center for Southern California Studies/California State University, Northridge

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