Farmlab Public Salon
Adolfo V. Nodal
Friday, September 14 @ Noon

Notes on Cultural Planning in the City of Los Angeles During the Last 20 Years and into the Future

About the Salon
Come join Adolfo V. Nodal as he discusses ideas and proposals for cultural planning for Los Angeles during the past few decades, and about where we are heading with this new "Mayor for the Arts" and changes in the city's Cultural Affairs Department management. An extensive question-and-answer period will follow Nodal's remarks.

Opening Remarks by Los Angeles City Controller Laura Chick.

About the Speakers
Adolfo V. Nodal, Farmlab's Executive Director, is also the President of the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commision. Nodal was appointed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to lead this commision into a new era of activism for the City's cultual community. This appointment is historic in that no commision has ever been headed by a previous General Manager of the same department. Nodal served as General Manager of DCA from 1988-2001. During his tenure, he created the City's first comprehensive arts master plan and oversaw the delivery of millions of new dollars for the arts in our City.

Nodal is also the past: Executive Director of The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans; Vice President for Management, The MacArthur Park Foundation; Director of Exhibitions, The Exhibition Center, Otis Parsons School of Design; and Executive Director, The Washington Project for the Arts.

Laura Chick is the Los Angeles City Controller. The following is excerpted from her biography posted on

"The 17th Controller of the City of Los Angeles, Laura N. Chick was re-elected on March 8, 2005, with an astounding 82% of the vote. Having called Los Angeles home since 1952, she received her Bachelor’s Degree in History from UCLA and a Master's in Social Work from USC. Controller Chick is the first and only woman in the history of Los Angeles to hold citywide office....

"In December, 2006, Los Angeles Magazine named Laura Chick one of the most influential people in the City. The Daily News recently editorialized, "…as City Controller, she's often been downtown’s lone champion of good government." A Los Angeles Business Journal feature said, “Los Angeles City Controller Laura Chick has emerged as a central voice in the ongoing debate over how the City handles its contracts.” In a May, 2004 feature article, Los Angeles Magazine states, "Where others couch and evade, she is Ms. Blunt."...

"Prior to becoming Controller, Laura Chick served as Councilmember, Third District, in the west San Fernando Valley, from 1993-2001. Chick served as the first woman to ever chair the City Council’s Public Safety Committee."

Farmlab Location
Farmlab / Under Spring, 1745 N. Spring Street #4, LA, CA 90012
Across the street from the site of the Not A Cornfield project, in a warehouse colocated at Baker Street and N. Spring Street

Salons are always free-of-charge, all ages welcome.
Refreshments will be served.



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