California Arts Council

State of California

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August 28, 2008Mary Beth Barber

California Arts Council to Meet in San Leandro

Sacramento -

The California Arts Council will meet on Tuesday, September 9, 2008, at the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center, 2500 Fairmont Drive, San Leandro, CA 94578-1003, (510) 667-4970. The meeting will be held in Conference Room C1002, and begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at approximately 3:00 p.m. 


The public is invited to attend and address the Council during the public comment period. Based on the number of people wishing to speak, public testimony may be time-limited. Visitors will enter the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center through the main entrance located near the flag poles. The meeting room is on the lower floor adjacent to the elevators. Parking is free. If the main parking lot is full due to the courts' schedule, there is an overflow lot connected to the main building by a short road. For more information about the meeting, contact the California Arts Council's communication director Mary Beth Barber at (916) 322-6588, (916) 835-5580 (cell) or Questions about the Center may be directed to (510) 667-4970.

About the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center
Alameda County's Juvenile Justice Center opened in early 2007 and brings state-of-the-art facilities to the County's juvenile detention and courts programs, and enables fundamental changes in the way the County works with young people and their families. The Alameda County Arts Commission manages the public art program at the Center. The program has a prominent role within the Center, helps create a positive and supportive environment, and has three main components: a diverse group of site-specific permanent artworks placed throughout the building; framed wall-mounted artworks created by Alameda County artists; and a new arts education program. The arts program encourages collaboration while recognizing the power artistic creation can have in producing an uplifting environment in a facility serving young people in crisis.

The mission of the California Arts Council, a state agency, is to advance California through the Arts and Creativity. Members of the California Arts Council include: Chair Michael Alexander, Vice Chair Malissa Feruzzi Shriver, Eunice David, Charmaine Jefferson, Chong-Moon Lee, Fred Sands, Karen Skelton, Susan Steinhauser and William Turner.

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