Another Language Performing Arts Company (1985-2010)
Celebrating 25 Years of Creative Expression!
March 29, 2010 6:00pm INSCC Auditorium, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, FREE and Open to the Public!

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Monday, March 29, 2010 - Panelists
Artistic Administration - How it has grown and changed over the past twenty-five years.

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Nancy Boskoff - no longer counts the number of years she has worked in the field of arts administration. Suffice it to say that her experience spans decades, and includes positions on the east coast and in Utah. Before she entered the administrative arena of the arts world, she studied and taught modern dance. Currently the executive director of the Salt Lake City Arts Council, she has previously worked at the state level at the Utah Arts Council; at the county level in Maryland; and at the neighborhood level in Washington, DC. Ms. Boskoff recently served on the board of Americans for the Arts, and she has participated as a panelist and committee member for many agencies across the country and as a contributor to numerous publications. Her focus is on making the connection between artists and the public.

Victoria Panella Bourns - is currently the Program Manager for Salt Lake County's Zoo, Arts and Parks which distributes over $13 million annually to arts and cultural organizations in the County. She graduated with a BFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah, and MFA in arts administration. She co-founded Dance Theatre Coalition, where she choreographed and performed in numerous dance, theatre and multi-media events. She also managed the dance department at Snow College, where she taught and choreographed. Ms. Bourns was intimately involved in the development of the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, a premiere performing venue with 3 performing spaces, rehearsal studios and office space for Salt Lake's arts community. Vicki also facilitates and consults with various non-profit and governmental agencies through her company Panella Consulting. Some of her career highlights include: Executive Director of the Utah Cultural Alliance, 2000-2005; Community Art Specialist for Salt Lake County, 1996 -2005; Member, Lt. Governor's Annual Arts Invitational Exhibition Committee, 2002 & 2003; Received Utah Art Festival's 2000 Mayor's Award for Service to the Arts; Presenter for the Western Museums Association Conference: Meeting Facilitation Tools Part I & Meeting Facilitation Tools Part II Planning & Public Meetings (San Diego, CA); Instructor/Dance Department Head, Snow College, 1986-87; Treasurer for the State Arts Advocacy League of America 1996-1999 (precursor to SAAN); Utah State Arts Advocacy Captain for Americans for the Arts 2003-2004; Board member and Treasurer of the Performing Arts Coalition, 1992-1998; Co-founder and member of Dance Theatre Coalition, 1983-1995.

Jim Glenn - has a BFA, 1983 from the University of Utah. He has been the manager of the Utah Arts Council's Public Art and Design Arts programs since 1997. As manager Glenn serves as the project director for all public art projects funded by the State of Utah and oversees the inspection and conservation of over 200 public art works in a collection by artists from all over the United States and Utah. The Design Arts Program, managed by Glenn, yearly curates and features the work of Utah designers selected by nationally prominent design professionals. Before relocating back to Utah, Glenn was Senior Associate with VIART Corporation in New York beginning in 1987. VIART Corporation is a corporate art consultant creating, commissioning and maintaining art collections including several Fortune 500 company national and international facilities. Glenn continues to serve as consultant to VIART and Christine Miers Inc. Art Consulting. Glenn is a retired performance artist in modern dance from 1976-1996 performing and touring with companies based in San Francisco, Salt Lake City, New York, and Luxembourg.

Casey Jarman - has been the Programs Director for the Salt Lake City Arts Council since 1985. He initiated and is the director of the Living Traditions Festival, a three day multicultural arts festival that celebrates traditional music, dance, crafts and food of Salt Lake's ethnic communities. Casey also directs and initiated the Twilight Concert Series an outdoor summer concert series presenting nationally recognized hip-hop, alternative, indie rock, folk, world and jazz artists. Additionally he coordinates the Brown Bag Concert Series a summer concert series focused on local and regional performing artists. Casey is a musician, playing mandolin and guitar and has been an independent concert presenter for over 30 years. He has consulted on many projects and festivals in the state of Utah and throughout the west.

Ruth Lubbers - Ruth Lubbers has been Executive Director of Art Access/VSA Arts of Utah since 1993. She moved to Salt Lake City in 1981 from Western Michigan where she was Fine Arts Coordinator for the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, developing arts programming for twelve school districts. In 2002, Lubbers received the Annual Enrichment Award from HealthSouth of Utah for enriching the lives of persons with disabilities through the arts and was given the Honorary Alumna of the Year Award from the College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah. She was a member of the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Winter Games Arts and Culture Advisory Committee from 1998 through 2002 and is an active member of the Salt Lake Gallery, as well as a past president. In 2004, Utah Business Magazine and the Salt lake Chamber of Commerce designated Lubbers one of thirty Women of Vision in Utah for her contributions to the Utah arts community. Lubbers currently serves as a Board member for the Utah Arts Festival, the Utah Museums Association and 15 Bytes.

Brent Schneider - is an Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Dance at the University of Utah where he has been teaching for 14 years and also served as interim Chair. Mr. Schneider has taught a wide range of classes and also served as the Director of the Department's Performing Dance Company. He currently serves as the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs for the College of Fine Arts and continues to teach a reduced course load in Modern Dance. Prior to joining the Faculty at the University of Utah, Mr. Schneider taught as an adjunct professor for seven years at Weber State University. He has performed and choreographed in many dance styles including modern, folk, ballroom, musical theatre, tap, jazz and ballet, and continues to direct and choreograph extensively for regional dance groups and theater companies. Professor SchneiderÕs choreography has been performed in Taiwan, Costa Rica, and throughout the United States. His interests in interdisciplinary arts have been a driving force for recent works. Brent is very active in promoting dance and arts education and serves as a National Board Member for the American College Dance Festival Association and as a Board Member for the Salt Lake City Arts Council. Professor Schneider was a founding Executive Board Member for the Utah Dance Education Organization and is also a member of the National Folk Organization and the National Dance Education Organization.