A Message from Executive Director Scott Sowinski
Dear Friends of The Center,
With art, all things become possible. As our Executive
Director, I am most excited to curate the potential found in the art around us.
With our exemplary staff and incredible facilities, we have the capacity to be
a transformative force in the way in which art is experienced in our Southland. This season we offer a hand-picked recipe for ‘whole’ art exposure.
From Opera to Prince, New Age Quartets, light shows, compelling comedy, Jazz,
world dance, and our partners in university programming, I am most excited to
place art at the center of the lives of our community. Our 23-24 season offers
enormous diversity giving us all the opportunity to grow and evolve through art
in all forms!
The Center aims to live to that title; the center, focus,
meeting space, intersection of what art means to us all. Our continued growth
will be found in establishing the Center as a destination for tradition,
exemplary art, and experiences that align to our community need. Our internal
community at the Center is one of artistic vision. It is my hope to expand on
the resources we already have while growing our imprint of quality and
incomparable artistic offerings. We will align our programming to our family
audiences while also expanding our multiplicity in the areas of dance, drama,
and musical productions. We will plan a
range of events that offer a continuity of exposure and opportunity for art
that inspires AND entertains. We will
also work to listen to our community and meet them in the moments that inform
their now as we grow their artistic lens through progress. We seek to
compliment the beauty of life by giving you an escape and opportunity to
experience art as a central pivot to inform and expand.
I am ‘from here’ and ‘of this artistic community.’ Of all
the things I might bring, the most important goal to my journey is to ignite in
others the same spark I found at the Center long ago. It informed my artistic
journey. I hope our work will do the same for many generations to come.
Executive Director, Center for Performing Arts