At the start of the year, I was given the responsibility of developing our menu of programs to serve the community. One idea I had was to develop a regional arts and culture conference. In truth, I didn't know what I was getting myself into or how much work it would be for one person. But, State of the Arts was held on September 13 and it was my last day with the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville. I cannot imagine a better way to end my tenure with the agency because I was surrounded by so many individuals whom I love and respect.
We started the morning by honoring Charlie Patton, who for 41 years and 7 months served Jacksonville's arts and culture sector by writing for the Jacksonville Journal and the Florida Times-Union before retiring last week.
Our keynote presenter was Barbara Goldstein, an independent consultant focusing on creative placemaking and public art planning. She is the former Public Art Director for the City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs and editor of "Public Art by the Book," a primer published by Americans for the Arts and the University of Washington Press. Ms. Goldstein has directed the public art programs in Seattle and Los Angeles, worked as a cultural planner, architectural and art critic, editor, and publisher. She has lectured and participated in workshops on public art in the United States, Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Canada the Netherlands and Abu Dhabi. She is past chair of the Chair of the Public Art Network for Americans for the Arts.
Ms. Goldstein is the founder of Barbara Goldstein and Associates. She and her firm are dedicated to creating and sustaining public spaces that engage communities through art and cultural events that promote healthy, flourishing and equitable communities.
Below you will find a schedule for the day and the subjects addressed during breakout sessions.
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM - Opening Remarks
9:10 AM - 9:20 AM - Setting Intentions
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM - Breakout Sessions
10:45 AM - 11: 45 AM - Breakout Sessions
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Lunch Provided by Black Sheep
12:00 PM - 12:10 PM - Report to Stakeholders
12:10 PM - 12:30 PM - PNC Arts Alive 2018
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM - Barbara Goldstein Keynote
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM - Breakout Sessions
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Breakout Sessions