The Arts in our Community

Orange County has a dynamic and diverse arts element in its culture. This workshop explores this area through “behind the scenes” tours of facilities such as the Orange County Performing Arts Center, museums, outdoor public art collections and multi-media showcases. The business elements of the arts are discussed as well as the current challenges facing this creative field.

Past Speakers and Panelists

Lois Adams – Docent, Orange County Performing Arts Center
Todd Breaugh – Actor
Tim Dunn – Director of Public Relations, Orange County Performing Arts Center
Mark Elliott – Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations, Pacific Symphony
Michael Field – Asst. Marketing Director, South Coast Repertory Theatre
Gillian Finley – Interim Artistic Director, Ballet Pacifica
Sue Frachtman – Docent, Orange County Performing Arts Center
Nicki Genovese – General Manager, South Coast Repertory Theatre
Frank Gutierrez – Owner, Mesa Art, Member of the Costa Mesa Cultural Arts Committee
Michael Halpern – Associate Vice President of Development, Orange County Performing Arts Center
Irene Hofmann – Curator of Contemporary Art, Orange County Museum of Art
Robert Jones – President & Executive Director, Opera Pacific
Jennifer Kahler – Marketing Assistant, South Coast Repertory Theatre
Leone Kressin – Gallery Guide, Bear St. Gallery at South Coast Plaza Village
Mary Lonich – Executive Director, Balboa Performing Arts Theater Foundation
Judy O’Dea Morr – Executive Vice President, Orange County Performing Arts Center
Sandy Orrill – Director of Group Sales Orange County Performing Arts Center
Sian Poeschl, Glass Artist, Manager of Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Department
Diane Pritchett – Executive Director of Costa Mesa Conference and Visitor’s Bureau
Monet Quick – The Lab
Shaheen Sadeghi – Owner of The Lab and The Camp
Wendy Shields – Fine Arts Supervisor, City of Irvine, Irvine Fine Arts Center

Barbara Thompson – Curator, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art

Brett Walker and Beverley Walker – Owners, eVocal Gallery and Studio

Lisa Wren – Curator, Irvine Fine Arts Center