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Arts Council Elects New President

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Santa Ana Invests in Artists!

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2015-03-18

Arts Council Annual Soiree Details

2015-02-02

Schools Turnaround With The Arts

2014-12-08

December Newsletter is here.

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Superheroes Campaign - One Month Left

2014-10-26

Music Therapy Reduces Depression in Kids

2014-09-27

Anaheim's Big Fish Nearly Open

2014-09-02

New Arts Season Begins

2014-08-13

We are on a brief recess

2014-06-09

Art and the Brain

2014-02-09

The Mannequin Experiment

2014-01-18

Arts Council Theatre Night

2014-01-09

New Year: New Look. Our Website Changes

2014-01-02

Happy New Year to all our Readers

2014-01-01

The Role of Theatre in Anaheim

2013-11-25

OC Choral Society Plans Big Move to Anaheim

2013-11-10

Updates Today

2013-09-26

Art for Others’ Sake

2013-08-26

Sacred Arts Festival Moves Into 1st Gear

2013-07-17

Looking Back at the Last Few Months

2013-06-20

Why Arts And Humanities Matter

2013-05-29

Catch-up Time

2013-05-04

From STEM to STEAM

2013-04-18

Grant opportunities for older artists

2013-04-08

Arts Council Theatre Night Out

2013-04-08

The Taste of the Arts is Back

2013-03-25

Arts Council Ponders After School Arts Classes

2013-03-25

Congrats to Anaheim Ballet

2013-03-05

Public Forum on After School Arts Education

2013-02-15

Well Deserved Recognition for Becky Areias

2012-12-18

New Performing Arts Center - a Call to the City

2012-11-29

Reflections on the Fall Festival and the Art Crawl

2012-11-24

Champion for the Arts, 2013 - the Race Begins!

2012-11-23

Editor's Pick - What To See Over The Holidays

2012-10-24

Come Together Gets Props in City Council

2012-09-25

What's On In Anaheim?

2012-09-03

The Quest for AIPP

2012-06-30

Wind of Change for Arts Council

2012-06-30

When The Arts Feel The Pinch

2012-05-31

Children’s Festival 20 Years Old

2012-05-05

Hoagy Holguin named as Champion of the Arts

2012-04-27

Wine and Cheese Soiree at the Anaheim White House

2012-04-14

CI Music 'Wows' Arts Council

2011-12-09

Nutcracker Opens December 10th. What a treat!

2011-12-02

Photochemical Art Drips With Strange Noir

2011-11-13

The Heritage Forum: an Opinion

2011-10-16

Art in Public Places

2011-09-01

Bruno Gives Huge Boost to Local Non-Profits

2011-08-17

The Living Tradition Sets Out Full Program

2011-08-07

The Art Crawl Cometh

2011-06-04

Scholarship Winners Share Their Art

2011-05-19

Our invitation to YOU – join our summer party at Battle of the Dance

2011-05-03

Artists Wanted!

2011-03-14

Arts EXPO! Hailed a Success

2011-03-05

Did the News Disappear?

2011-02-13

Arts EXPO! Planned for March

2011-02-02

New Art Experience in Downtown

2011-01-09

An Hour of Inspiration

2011-01-06

Board Member hit by Police Car

2010-11-12

Awards for Art in Public Places

2010-11-07

Gallery Opens in Downtown Anaheim

Arts Council Elects New President

By Michael Buss, 2015-07-06

It’s time for changes all round. At the May General Meeting the Council elected three new Directors to the Board; 

  • Dan Finley, Executive Director of  the Muzeo
  • Grace Chung,  Tenant & Community Relations Manager for the Anaheim Packing House
  • Debra Schroeder, Director of the new GOALS Academy 

Then at the June Board Meeting the Directors elected Reon Boydstun Howard as the new President of the Arts Council, me (Michael Buss) to be VP of Membership, and Carol Latham to be VP of Programs.

You can see the full line-up, with pictures, here.

Welcome to Reon!

You will be in the safe and very experienced hands of Reon Boydstun Howard. She is widely known and recognized in Anaheim and has been a very positive force for the arts for many years. Reon was President once before (2005-2007). She has seen many transitions in the City and in the arts community which means she has a great perspective for ongoing strategy.

Of course, Reon will have the support of the entire team of directors and, I am sure, of all the membership.

Goodbye but not farewell

Michael's three years in office brought about many changes to the Arts Council and its visibility in the city of Anaheim. The style, content and presentation of our General Meetings, and the last two fund-raising soirees, underwent considerable changes. We tackled major new initiatives in the City. Do you remember the Come Together event in October of 2010, which focused on the arts as a means to bring healing and togetherness to Anaheim families affected by the officer related shootings that summer? Do you remember the citywide Sacred Arts Festival earlier this year?

And in many way we have become more accustomed to the world of the internet with the Arts Council website, our mailings with MailChimp, and our ability to personalize newsletters and membership renewals.

Perhaps most of all we have had the courage, as a Board, to take a fresh look at ways in which the Arts Council could and should address issues of community and the arts. This was a major reason for the special invitation lunch we held at the Anaheim White House last October where we opened up these ideas with City Staff, a Council member, school district leadership, non-profit executive directors and representatives of other business and arts organizations. These initiatives will continue into the coming year with new Board committees.

Arts Council committees are not the exclusive preserve of the board; so if you (members) have a desire to put your shoulder to the wheel on a committee - please just ask.

For me this has been a fun, sometimes frustrating,  certainly exhausting, and very worthwhile ride. It has been my privilege to serve the arts, and the Arts Council in particular, as your President. 

My thanks to all who have been so encouraging to me. Your smiles and kind words have been like gold! I will still be around, but wearing a different hat.

Michael Buss

 



 


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