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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
Richard Rodriguez, Author and editor, Pacific News Service
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 Chicana/o/Latina/o Playwrights, Theatres and 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

Muriel Johnson, California Arts Council
Ralph Lewin, California Council for the Humanities
Laurie Schell, California Alliance for Arts Education

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

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Sacramento Public Art Tour


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

For more information call the Center for California Studies (916) 278-6906