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Arts & Culture
As a long-time and passionate supporter of the arts, I couldn't be happier to be the Council liaison to the Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portland'5, and other arts organizations.
It allows me to build on my prior experience serving on a pro-arts Council and as a Director of the Oregon Cultural Trust.
I look forward to working with the community to achieve our shared goals: implementing the Arts Education & Access Fund, expanding the base of support for Work for Art, stabilizing public funding, and more.
During my free time (!), I enjoy jazz, painting and sculpture, modern dance, movies, galleries and museums. My wife and I support many great local organizations like NW Dance Project, KMHD, and p:ear. Our 21-year-old daughter is a budding photographer, while my nine-year-old son likes to work in crayon and pastels.
Everyone has their own highlight reel. Here’s mine -
In the last year, I saw the incomparable Esperanza Spalding at the PDX Jazz Festival, attended the premiere of American Winter at the Portland International Film Festival and the installation of Memory 99 by Lee Kelly in the North Park Blocks, served as Honorary Chair of the p:ear gala, toured PNCA’s new home at the 511 building, joined thousands at White Bird’s "Le Grand Continental" at Pioneer Courthouse Square, purchased a print at the Disjecta auction, cheered the choreographers at NW Dance Project’s holiday show In Good Company, and celebrated with Natalie Sept and Israel Bayer at the opening of the Dishwasher Project.
Portland is a special place because of the arts. I am honored to serve as a champion for art and culture in our community.
Arts Education and Access Citizen Oversight Committee (AOC)
The Arts Education and Access Citizen Oversight Committee (AOC) was created by the City to ensure that the Arts Education and Access Fund is implemented as required and intended. The AOC will be representative of Portland’s diverse community, and will include up to 20 members.
The AOC meets at least twice annually, and interacts regularly with the City of Portland (including the Mayor, Arts Commissioner, and Revenue Bureau), the Regional Arts & Culture Council, the Creative Advocacy Network, and our public school districts. All AOC meetings are open to the public.
The AOC will provide an annual report to Portland City Council.
Regional Arts & Culture Council
411 NW Park Ave #101
Committee Roster (July 2013)
July 5, 2013