Oregon Arts Summit 2013 (#orarts13)

Portland, Oregon
Monday, October 07, 2013

Summit Speakers (updated September 30, 2013)

Plenary Session Speakers
Featuring presentations by leading national experts and Oregon leaders – within and outside the Arts sector - to deepen our exploration of this year's theme, Re-Thinking Engagement.

  • Chris Beck, Senior Projects Advisor for Sustainable Communities and Philanthropic Engagement, USDA Office of the Under-Secretary for Rural Development
  • Peter Buckley, Oregon State Representative, District 5 / Co-Chair, Ways & Means Committee
  • Anne Ellegood, Senior Curator, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
  • Lynn Manning, Award-Winning Poet, Playwright, Actor, and Co-Founder of Watts Village Theater Company, Los Angeles

Lunch Speakers

  • Back O'Er Oregon
    • Vince Porter, Executive Director, Governor's Office of Film and Television
    • Roger Roper, Assistant Director, Heritage Programs, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
    • Slater Smith, singer/songwriter

Breakout Speakers

This year's presenters and moderators bring breadth and depth to our conversation about the arts and engagement.

Breakout Session I
  • Art and Science: The Not-So-Odd Couple
    • Jamie Hurd, Vice President for Programs, OMSI
    • Denise Grande, Education Director, Arts for All
    • Whitney Grubbs, Policy Advisor, Oregon Education Investment Board
  • Creative Placemaking: Weaving the Arts into Urban and Rural Planning
    • Chris Beck, Projects Advisor, USDA-Office of the Under-Secretary for Rural Development
    • Peter Schoonmaker, Founding Chair, MFA in Collaborative Design, PNCA
    • Moderator: Adam Davis, Executive Director, Oregon Humanities
  • Media, Community and Conversation
    • Steve Rosenbaum, Pop Art
    • Dave Weich, Sheepscot Creative
    • Namita Gupta Wiggers, Museum of Contemporary Craft
    • Morgan Holm, Oregon Public Broadcasting
    • Moderator: Teresa Koberstein, Portland Emerging Arts Leaders
  • Advocacy 101
    • Craig Campbell, The Victory Group
    • Kevin Campbell, The Victory Group
    • Moderator: Christine Drazan, Executive Director, Cultural Advocacy Coalition
Breakout Session II
  • School Partnerships: Make it or Break it
    • Mark McCrary, Executive Director, Ross Ragland Theater
    • Andrew Proctor, Executive Director, Literary Arts
    • Moderator: Turiya Autry, Education Director, Caldera
  • Creative Placemaking – The Oregon Way
    • Victoria Frey, PICA
    • Aili Schreiner, Confluence project
    • Cheryl Snow, Clackamas Arts Alliance
    • Alex Ney, My Story
    • Moderator: Eric Vines, Executive Director, Gray Family Foundation
  • Bridge Building and Inclusivity
    • Antonio Sonera, Badass Theater
    • Alyssa Macy, Native Arts & Culture Foundation
    • Kimberly Howard, Oregon Cultural Trust
    • Moderator: Robin Mullins, Portland Taiko
  • Art-ternative Medicine
    • Katie Liljeholm, Executive Director, Well Arts 
    • Julie Manning, Vice President, Marketing, PR and Development, Samaritan Health Services, Corvallis 
    • Heather Mikes, DO, Legacy Medical Group
    • Moderator: Patricia Dewey, University of Oregon
Breakout Session III
  • If We Build It, They Will Come: Model Arts Schools
    • Nancy Golden, Interim Director, Oregon Education Investment Board
    • Kim Patterson, Director of Educator Effectiveness, Oregon Department of Education
    • Moderator: Denise Grande, Director, Partnerships, LA Arts for All
  • Oregon’s Visual Arts Ecology:  Between the Forests and the Trees
    • Anne Ellegood, Senior Curator, Hammer Museum of Los Angeles
    • Tom Manley, President, Pacific Northwest College of Art
    • Tad Savinar, Artist
    • Jon Raymond, Writer
    • Moderator: Meagan Atiyeh, Oregon Arts Commission
  • Innovating Engagement in the Arts
    • Charith Premawardana, Classical Revolution
    • Marcelino Alvarez,  Uncorked Studios
    • Rebecca Gates, Musician/Curator/Activist
    • Moderator: Madelaine Coffman, Heretic Opera, Portland Emerging Arts Leaders

Featured Speaker Biographies:

Newly Added! Anne Ellegood, Senior Curator, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

In partnership with The Ford Family Foundation and the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts, Anne Ellegood, Senior Curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, will address the Summit.  Since joining the Hammer in 2005, Ellegood has co-organized two large-scale exhibitions-All of this and nothing (2011) and the Hammer's inaugural biennial of Los Angeles-based artists, Made in LA 2012, a city-wide effort that included 60 LA-based artists working in all different mediums.
Prior to joining the Hammer, Ellegood was Curator of Contemporary Art at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C., since 2005. Previously, she was the New York-based Curator for Peter Norton’s collection of over 2400 works of international contemporary art. From 1998-2003, she was the Associate Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York.
Ellegood will also participate in an afternoon break-out session focusing on Oregon’s Visual Arts Ecology. She will join Tom Manley, President of Pacific Northwest College of Art and Portland artists Tad Savinar and Jon Raymond to talk about the forces that allow a community of artists to thrive.  Ellegood’s visit to Oregon is sponsored by The Ford Family Foundation’s Visiting Curator and Critic Program, organized by The University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts in partnership with The Ford Family Foundation.

Lynn Manning, Award-Winning Poet, Playwright, Actor, and Co-Founder of Watts Village Theater Company, Los Angeles

Lynn Manning has had upwards of a dozen plays produced.  His autobiographical, solo play, WEIGHTS, received three NAACP Theater awards in 2001, including Best Actor for Manning.  He has since performed WEIGHTS from London to Off Broadway, and from Edinburgh to The Adelaide Fringe.  An audio CD version, WEIGHTS (One Blind Man's Journey) was released by Bridge Multimedia in 2005.

In 1996, Manning co-founded Watts Village Theater Company in partnership with late actor and community activist, Quentin Drew.  The company develops and produces new plays of relevance to the underserved Afro-Latino communities of Watts and South Los Angeles.   Manning is currently Chair of the Board of Directors.


Contact Information

  • Phone: 503-986-0082
    Email: oregon.artscomm@state.or.us

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