Monday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.
ACCESS: Community Keynote Addresses:
Austin Beutner and Joanne Heyler
AUSTIN BEUTNER—civic leader, recent publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union-Tribune, and the 16-publication California News Group—is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and serves on the Board of The Broad Stage and the California Institute of the Arts.
JOANNE HEYLER is the Founding Director of the new contemporary art museum The Broad, which just opened on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, and makes the 2,000 works of contemporary art in Eli and Edythe Broad's collection accessible to the public through free general admission and arts engagement initiatives. She serves as the Director and Chief Curator of The Broad Art Foundation.
FREE, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC > THE BROAD STAGE AT SMC PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica > FREE ONSITE PARKING
Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 11:15 a.m.
ADVOCACY: Community Forum:
"Thinking Inside the Box: How the Public Sector Can Support the Arts"
A panel highlighting the importance of visual and performing arts in – and to – our society, and how community advocacy can contribute to public policies that support the arts.
PAUL CUMMINS, president and CEO of Coalition for Engaged Education, author of "Confessions of a Headmaster," cofounder of Crossroads School, and founder of New Roads School;
MARY ANN CUMMINS, longtime music instructor, founder of the Elizabeth Mandel Music Institute at Crossroads School and the Aube Tzerko Piano Academy at New Roads High School, and named 2014 Educator of the Year by the Harvard Club of Southern California;
BRURIA FINKEL, feminist artist and activist, member of the City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division's Urban Task Force for the Arts, founding member of the Santa Monica Arts Comission, member of the Board of Directors of Downtown Santa Monica Inc., and member of the State of California's Arts Work, Live/Work Task Force Committee;
JESSICA CUSICK, longtime arts advocate, Cultural Affairs Manager of the City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division and named a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Republic Ministry of Culture and Communication.
The panel will be moderated by SMC Public Policy Institute co-director RICHARD TAHVILDARAN-JESSWEIN, and followed by audience back-and-forth.
FREE, LIMITED SEATING > ART 214 on SMC's main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica > FREE VISITOR PARKING at Lot 6, 14th St. and Pico Blvd.
RSVP to PPI@SMC.EDU with subject: PANEL 11/17 and number of guests.
Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 6 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.; Nov. 29 at 11 a.m.; and Dec. 3, 4 at 7 p.m.
TCHAIKOVSKY'S "THE NUTCRACKER" BALLET
The WESTSIDE BALLET, joined by the SMC Symphony and SMC dancers, presents its annual holiday extravaganza featuring Tchaikovsky's majestic score, Balanchine's exuberant choreography, falling snow, and a Christmas tree that grows!
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THE BROAD STAGE AT SMC PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica > FREE ONSITE PARKING
Wednesday, Dec. 2 and Friday, Dec. 4 at 11 a.m.
ARTS FOR YOUTH:
TCHAIKOVSKY'S "THE NUTCRACKER SUITE" for 5th graders
SMC, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, and the City of Santa Monica bring local fifth graders to experience the transformative power and wonder of classical music and dance in two exclusive educational performances presented by the Westside Ballet, joined by the SMC Symphony and SMC dancers.
FREE > THE BROAD STAGE AT SMC PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica > THE BROAD STAGE AT SMC PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica
The Santa Monica College Public Policy Institute provides nonpartisan community programs exploring key economic, social, and political issues. The Institute—which presents informative discussions on the policy issues that affect our daily lives—proudly offers an Associate in Arts degree and a Certificate of Achievement in Public Policy. Students can choose to specialize in one of five policy areas: Arts and cultural affairs, education, environment and sustainability, public health, and urban/socioeconomic affairs.
For more information, visit www.smc.edu/ppi, email ppi.smc.edu, or call 310-434-3541
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