I want to send out a special thank you to Brian Reed, Tim Hogan, Jeff Allen, Mike Dempsey, Libby Appel, and the students of Allan Hancock College for this year’s California USITT mini-conference.
The afternoon started off with an inspiring speech by Libby Appel who made the convincing argument not just of the need for art but the immutable place it has within every society. She touted the relevancy, endurance and lasting effects expressive art has on the way we remember the past, view our present, and look to the future.
The speech was then followed by tours of the PCPA campus, resume and portfolio reviews, and a student design and production exhibit competition. There was also a jobs and careers fair where the Kingsman Shakespeare Company, New Rule FX, Rose Brand, Debbies Book and a few others were available to answer any and all of the attendees questions.
It was quite a bit of fun to mill around and I look forward next year!