Catherine Williamson, Ph.D., Vice President, Director of Fine Books & Manuscripts/Entertainment Memorabilia, Bonhams, Los Angeles
Dr. Catherine Williamson, who frequently appears as an appraiser for PBS' "Antiques Roadshow," is vice president and director of fine books and manuscripts/entertainment memorabilia at Bonhams in Los Angeles. She will talk about the challenges and issues facing appraisers and collectors today, and share stories of some great discoveries on the "Roadshow"—and elsewhere.
This world-premiere retrospective celebrates the life and career of one of the world’s most influential fashion designers. Including more than 130 pieces produced over five decades, the garments are organized into thematic sections: early work; Spanish, Eastern, Russian and garden influences; daywear and eveningwear; and ball gowns and red carpet ensembles. Read more »
Cubanacan, the first new Cuban opera since that country’s revolution, is the story of Fidel Castro commissioning architect Ricardo Porro to design and build art schools on the site of the Havana Country Club in 1961. Koppelman will present video excerpts from the opera’s performance at the Havana Bienal last May, reveal the 13-year journey of this project, and explain what it's like to work in Cuba at the dawn of U.S.-Cuban rapprochement.
Donn K. Harris, Executive and Artistic Director, Oakland School for the Arts; Chairman, California Arts Council Virginia Wilcox, Photographer, The Salton Sea Series Matt Ganucheau, Education Director, Art/Technology Center, Gray Area, San Francisco Shaun Tai, Founder, Digital Divide Resource Center, Oakland Digital, Oakland Staci Smith, STEAM Coordinator, Oakland School for the Arts Read more »
Our meeting is open to all members who have an interest in the visual and performing arts. We welcome your ideas and your energy. This is a chance for you to take a more active role in planning the Club’s calendar of events.
Michael Morgan, Music Director, Oakland Symphony and Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra; Artistic Director, Festival Opera, Walnut Creek David Conte,Composer Mason Bates, Composer Gabriela Frank, Composer Read more »
Silvia Nakkach, Award-Winning Composer; Former Psychotherapist; Faculty Member, California Institute of Integral Studies; Founder and Artistic Director, Vox Mundi Val Serrant, Traditional Drum and Steel Drum Performer; Vocalist; Caribbean Arts Lecturer, U.C. Berkeley
This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation. Read more »