Fulcrum Arts Welcomes Five New Trustees

Published : Friday, September 21, 2018 | 11:45 AM

From Top clockwise: Lia Halloran, Alia Kate, Aandrea Stang, Arianne MacBean. Center: Scott Tennent

Fulcrum Arts, one of the leading providers of services for artists in Southern California, and a national leader in programs that illuminate the intersection of the arts and science, welcomes Lia Halloran, Alia Kate, Arianne MacBean, Aandrea Stang, and Scott Tennent to the Board of Trustees.

“I am beyond thrilled to welcome these 5 new Board members to Fulcrum Arts,” states Board President Nancy Hytone Leb. “Each of them brings extraordinary professional experience, a passion for the arts and strong belief in our mission. It will be an honor and a privilege to work with Aandrea, Alia, Arianne, Lia and Scott, as Fulcrum Arts continues to develop and expand its artistic programs.”

Lia Halloran is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, is represented by Luis De Jesus Los Angeles and serves as Assistant Professor of Art as the Director of the Painting and Drawing Department at Chapman University in Orange, CA, where she teaches painting as well as courses that explore the intersection of art and science. She is currently working on a book with physicist Kip Thorne about the Warped Side of the Universe with Kips poetry and her paintings. Halloran’s work has been acquired by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY), The Speyer Family Collection (New York, NY), The Progressive Art Collection (Cleveland, OH) and the Art Museum of South Texas (Corpus Christi, TX).

Alia Kate is the owner of Kantara, a fair-trade design business that specializes in Moroccan rugs. Since 2008, Alia has worked directly with the same weaving cooperatives in rural Morocco and is committed to fostering economic development of the women artisans through ethical trade. Alia has cultivated a career that revolves around social innovation, international development, and experiential education. Some of her past experience includes managing the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership at Claremont McKenna College, launching the Social Innovation Program at Sequoyah High School, and most recently, working as Director of Advancement at Claremont Graduate University.

Arianne MacBean is a writer, educator and Artistic Director of The Big Show Co., an LA-based dance-theater group. She has presented work at ODC in San Francisco, Ford Theatres, Skirball Cultural Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, Hammer Museum, Highways Performance Space, and Studio at REDCAT. She danced for Meredith Monk, Tere O’Connor, Vic Marks and Paul Taylor. MacBean is known for her work with diverse populations such as her community-based performance initiative, The Collective Memory Project dance-theater inspired by the survival memories of U.S. military veterans. She was the Director of the Dance Program at Oakwood Secondary School for eighteen years, and is now adjunct faculty at Cal State University Long Beach, Pasadena City College, and Glendale Community College.

Aandrea Stang is the Gallery Director/Assistant Professor leading the CSU Dominguez Hills University Art Gallery. She has developed and launched contemporary art programs for a variety of audiences at major cultural organizations including Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, Occidental College, and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA). Known for her innovative programs and strong cross-institutional collaborations, Stang was responsible for MOCA’s Engagement Party, the pioneering program that offered residencies to artists exploring socially engaged artwork, from 2008 to 2012.

Scott Tennent is the Chief Communications Officer for the Hammer Museum. Prior to that he was Director of Advancement Communications at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., where he oversaw communications and messaging for the Smithsonian Campaign, a successful $1.5 billion capital campaign encompassing each of the institution’s 19 museums, national zoo and 10 research centers. From 2006 to 2015, Tennent was Director of Executive Communications at LACMA where he oversaw communications for the Transformation campaign, which resulted in the creation of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum, Resnick Pavilion and installation of monumental artworks by Chris Burden, Barbara Kruger, Michael Heizer, Robert Irwin and Tony Smith. He is the author of Spiderland, a biography of the rock band Slint, released as part of the 33 1/3 book series, published by Bloomsbury in 2010.

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