Envisioning California Conference
Thursday, September 18 – Friday, September 19, 2008
Sacramento Convention Center
Schedule of Events
Thursday, September 18
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
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.
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
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
- Center for California Studies /California State University, Sacramento
- The Center for Southern California Studies/California State University, Northridge