Leadership Napa Valley Arts Day
On December 6, 2013 Arts Council Napa Valley hosted the annual Arts Day for Leadership Napa Valley, a training program for future community leaders organized and lead by Mayor Jill Techel. ACNV CEO, Olivia Everett, hosted and lead 24 Leadership Napa Valley students in a full-day tour of five City of Napa arts locations including: di Rosa, Vonsaal Design Studio, public art talk with City of Napa's Public Art Steering Committee Chair Stephen Whisler, Lucky Penny Productions/Napa Valley Playhouse, and Slack Collective/Black & White Gallery.
Tour hosts showcased their work and discussed relevant business and advocacy issues facing their particular industries in Napa Valley. Discussions ranged from non-profit museum management, uses for arts learning through Visual Thinking Strategies, decline of affordable studio space, arts as social justice, value in visibility and controversy of public art, as well as the state of performing arts and roll of community theater.
Pictured Above: Students take a crash course in Visual Thinking Strategies with di Rosa's Education and Volunteer Manager, Miki Hsu Leavey.