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WHEN: THURSDAYS | 6:30PM - 8:00PM
WHERE: The Reef, 1933 S. Broadway (7th Floor), Los Angeles, CA 90007, UNITED STATES
ADMISSION: FREE

Sotheby's Institute of Art - Los Angeles and Claremont Graduate University are pleased to present the 2017 Creative Industries Colloquium, a series of seven panel discussions with arts and cultural professionals working at the forefront of a wide range of Los Angeles' creative fields. The series this year will emphasize career paths in the arts, with panels dedicated to the experience economy, arts education, and strategic communications and marketing.


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September 7: Visual Art Markets
Panelists: Andrea Fiuczynski (Chairman Americas Sotheby's), Theresa Luisotti (Owner, Gallery Luisotti), Dean Valentine (Collector and Television Executive)

September 14: Performing Arts Today
Panelists: Renae Williams-Niles (Board Member, American Association of Arts Presenters; past BOD Chair Western Arts Alliance), Heather Rigby (Managing Director of Productions, John Anson Ford Theaters), Rachel Cohen (Executive Director, Cadence Performing Arts Management)

September 21: Producing Experiences
Panelists: Negin Singh (Executive and Artistic Director, cARTel Arts; former Director of Inspiration, DAQRI (Augmented Reality Co.)), Stacy Switzer (Curator and Executive Director, Fathomers), Michael Alexander (former Executive Director, Grand Performances)

September 28: Arts Education
Panelists: Kristi Paglia (CEO, PS Arts), Shelby Williams-Gonzalez (Development and Communications Director, past Artistic Director, Artworx LA), Leslie Kyra Johnson (Director of Social Strategy, Innovation & Impact, Center Theatre Group), Denise Grande (Director of Arts Education, Los Angeles County Arts Commission)

October 5: Arts Marketing & Communications
Panelists: Will be announced soon.

October 12: The Pacific Rim
Panelists: Tracy O'Brien (co-Founder, ProyectosLA), Alma Ruiz (Senior Fellow, SIA-LA and Independent Curator), Danielle Shang (independent writer, art historian and exhibition organizer), Kejia Wu (columnist, Financial Times China; faculty SIA-NY & LA)

October 19: Los Angeles Arts Now
Panelists: Edgar Garcia (Arts and Culture Deputy, Office of Los Angeles Mayor), Juan Devis (Chief Creative Officer, KCET Link) Other panelists will be announced soon.