Friday, September 24, 2010
Rochelle Fabb has worked with Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio since 2007 on: Skidrow Agbins, Silver and Water and, since June 2009, Strawberry Flag at the VA. Previously she served as Communications Director for the Pacific Institute for Women’s Health and Project Manager for Children’s Hospital’s Youth Expressions – a web based portal to art and healthy sexuality with Dr. Drew and inner city teens from across LA. Rochelle is also a performing artist who founded her own non-profit interdisciplinary performance ensemble Empire of Teeth and has taught at Cal Arts, UCLA’s World Arts & Cultures Dept, and with the Center for Cultural Innovation.
SAM HALL KAPLAN’s Facebook page describes “Many arrows in my quiver… Emmy award winning reporter/producer for local Fox Television News, design critic for the Los Angeles Times, urban affairs reporter for The New York Times, an editor of The New York Post”…A diversity of professional positions and consultancies in the private and public sectors, assorted academic appointments, and always open to new challenges; latest: Metro, Transportation Planning Manager, for High Speed Rail at LA's Union Station, and on call for creative strategies.” Sam’s books include L.A. Lost and Found an architectural history of Los Angeles, and L.A. Follies, a collection of essays.
Barbara Whorley’s passionate mission is to train people to strategically focus on what they desire most without being distracted by anxiety or the emotional pains of their past. She refers to this program as “Unpacking the Emotional Suitcase of Life in Order for People to Live Fully in the Present, now!” Known as the InterACTive, MotivACTional Speaker who moves her audiences to ACTion, BarBara has conducted her trainings internationally and across the US for numerous groups, including programs for Veterans who suffer from PTSD. BarBara has a Masters Degree in Life Skills from the University of H.K. (Hard Knocks).
Sue Bell Yank is a writer and arts organizer. Currently the Assistant Director of Academic Programs at the Hammer Museum, she has a deep-seated investment in non-profit organizations and arts-based urban planning practices. Sue was intimately involved in the formation and conceptualization of the Watts House Project and writes frequently about social practice, including on her blog: Social Practice: Writings About Contemporary Art.