Past News

2015-07-19

Anaheim Ballet School Free Performance Friday July 24

2015-05-15

Classic Master Paintings at Center Gallery

2015-05-15

Battle of the Bands is Heating Up

2015-05-14

Concerto Guild News

2015-05-08

Sligo Rags Back On May 16th.

2015-04-22

Anaheim Ballet Touches Hearts at the Spectrum

2015-04-20

Love Goes Wrong With OCS

2015-04-16

Searcher's Annual Show Details

2015-02-25

JC & Laney with special guest CEJ in concert

2015-02-17

The Chance Hits New Challenge Grant High

2014-11-15

As You've Never Seen It Before - La boheme

2014-11-10

Living Tradition Rounds Out The Year With Flair

2014-09-29

These Kids 'Rock' On The Piano

2014-09-28

Theatre News

2014-09-28

Renee’s Photography Exhibition

2014-09-27

Debbie Reynolds Coming To APACF

2014-03-20

Cathy Barton and Dave Para to Perform in Anaheim

2014-02-21

Transcending Boundaries Through the Arts

2014-02-17

Elsie Reed is 97!

2014-02-05

The Vesper Light is Coming With OCCS

2014-01-21

Pint and Dale Come to Town

2014-01-01

Small Potatoes with the Living Tradition

2013-12-21

Carol of the Nutcrackers

2013-11-25

OCS Gala Special Concert

2013-11-25

Foxpointe Seasonal Soiree Invitation

2013-08-31

Kids Rock With the OCS

2013-08-14

Summer Intensive Peaks in Pearson Park

2013-08-14

Jacques D'Amboise, Forever Young

2013-07-20

Anaheim International Dance Festival Takes Shape

2013-07-18

Great Season Ahead for the Symphony

2013-06-20

Creative Identity Concert Draws High Praise

2013-06-20

Art Reflections to Dazzle and Amaze

2013-06-20

MECCA comes to Anaheim

2013-06-09

Jazz Generations Fundraiser Announced

2013-04-30

Symphonies For Wind This Month

2013-04-24

Student Film Festival in GardenWalk on Saturday

2013-04-08

OC Symphony Presents Clarion Calls Next Sunday

2013-03-26

AAA 50th Anniversary Show

2013-02-15

Ponderosa Library Appreciation

2013-02-15

Young Children in AWE Helped By Public Library Foundation

2013-01-31

Aliens in Anaheim Again

2013-01-31

Acclaimed Irish Balladeer Making Rare Appearance in Anaheim

2013-01-30

Brace for the ACE - it Might Be Cold!

2013-01-23

OCS to Perform Favorites by Bizet and Ravel

2012-12-21

The Nutcracker on Public Radio

2012-12-05

Art Association opens Exhibit in Center Gallery

2012-11-28

Tree Lighting Almost Here

2012-11-25

Public Library Foundation Recognition

2012-11-04

Wind Symphony Lives Up To Its Promise

2012-10-01

Major Thirds Kept Us Guessing!

2012-09-25

Best Ever Broadway Comes to Anaheim

2012-08-31

Exquisite Evening of Japan Inspired Music

2012-08-30

Broadway Comes to Anaheim Again

2012-08-15

AIDF Points To The Future

2012-08-11

Splendid Start to International Dance Festival

2012-08-06

TLT to Celebrate 30th Anniversary

2012-07-24

New Performing Arts Center Inches Ever Closer

2012-07-23

Three Glorious Days in Brea

2012-07-18

Celtic Music for the Multitudes

2012-07-17

West Side Story Rave Review

2012-06-27

OC Symphony Gets Close to Arena Concert

2012-06-06

Mayor\'s Concert Poses Questions

2012-05-06

Bluegrass Band and Appalachian-Country Duo Share Stage

2012-05-05

Panning for Gold The Searchers' Way

2012-05-02

OC Symphony Pulls out the Stops

2012-03-13

Traveling Western Folk Singers - Saturday

2012-03-13

Creative Identity Changes Lives

2012-01-31

A Glimpse into City Cultural Arts Programs

2012-01-30

Folk Music Icons to Appear at Living Tradition

2012-01-29

Anaheim Community Theatre

2012-01-23

Gershwin, Copland and Beethoven Combine Forces to Entertain

2011-11-17

Nutcrackers and Snow

2011-11-17

Treats in Store with A Holiday Cornucopia

2011-11-14

When Broadway Rocked Anaheim - Nov 5th

2011-10-17

Broadway Rocks Anaheim Again

2011-09-30

New Anaheim Ballet YouTube Video

2011-09-28

Sarah McQuaid in Concert with Jack Brown

2011-09-25

A Little Night Music

2011-09-19

OC Symphony Baton Changes Hands

2011-09-12

Tracy Grammer in Concert on Saturday

2011-08-29

Borrowed, Blue, Old and New

2011-08-15

Anaheim International Dance Festival

2011-07-30

Ballet Students to Kick-off Dance Celebrations

2011-07-24

Anaheim Ballet Offers Huge Summer Program

2011-07-22

Jerry Springer: the Opera

2011-07-21

OC Symphony Receives City Designation

2011-06-27

Great July Photo Classes

2011-06-27

When Mahler Met Saint Saens

2011-06-26

Anaheim Art Association Shows off Winners

2011-06-08

The Mayor's Concert is Coming Sunday 26th!

2011-05-16

OC Symphony - an American Landmark

2011-04-22

Welcome to Creative Identity

2011-04-20

Appeal: Homes for Dancers

2011-03-14

Soul Music with Living Tradition

2011-03-05

AB Co-Director Honored

2011-01-09

In Service to the Mouse

2010-11-12

Anaheim Ballet Wows Hundreds of School Kids

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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