On April 13 and 14 from 10 A.M. to noon, followed by an hour-long question and answer period, guest speaker Pauline Kanako Kamiyama will discuss public art policies and projects from Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
The event on Saturday, April 13 will be held at the Walnut Recreation Center at 3075 N. Walnut Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89115.
The event on Sunday, April 14 will be held at the Clark County Government Center at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway in downtown Las Vegas.
Pauline Kanako Kamiyama is Deputy Director of Civic Art and Acting Cross-Sector Manager/Creative Strategist Initiative for the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. She is responsible for planning, developing and implementing what is becoming one of the largest public art programs in the country, with over 40 active projects, ranging in size from $10,000 to $1 million. She manages the Creative Strategist Initiative that embeds artists in County Departments as part of the Arts Commission's Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative. The Civic Art Program, which began in 2005, allocates 1% of county capital projects for public art.
Ms. Kamiyama has 20 years of experience in the arts and culture sector, primarily in civic and community-based institutions. She is a strong advocate for community engagement with innovative problem solving and collaborative strategies. Her particular interest is in creative place keeping that brings artists, residents, business owners, civic and community stakeholders together to assess and build upon the unique physical and social character of a place through creative activities. She has worked on community development initiatives around issues of homelessness, cultural diversity and equity and health and sustainability. Ms. Kamiyama has a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from CSU, Fullerton and postgraduate studies in public administration.