Speaker Line up From 2012
Malissa Feruzzi Shriver was appointed to the California Arts Council by Governor Schwarzenegger in 2005 and elected as Chair on January 27, 2009. The professional painter, writer, and owner of Feruzzi Fine Arts also serves on the boards of the National Assembly of State Art Agencies (NASAA), the California Institute of the Arts, and the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) including on its Congressional Advocacy Committee. She is a policy board member for the California Alliance for Arts Education (CAAE) and former board member of the California Music Project, a nonprofit organization created to support music education programs for California K-12 schools. Malissa has been actively involved with the Santa Monica Department of Cultural Affairs to promote a cultural center as part of the civic plan for the City of Santa Monica. She’s also involved in other nonprofit work, including the Santa Monica Museum, PS Arts, For The Arts (an endowment for the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District), and the California Museum for History, Women and the Arts in Sacramento.
Patricia V. Davis is the author of the award-winning Harlot’s Sauce: A Memoir of Food, Family, Love, Loss and Greece, and The Diva Doctrine: 16 Universal Principles Every Woman Needs to Know. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of the non-partisan HS Radio e-magazine and podcast and the president of Harper Davis Publishing Inc. Patricia is actively involved in empowering women through her writing and speaking and was named one of Top 25 Mentors for Women and Young Girls by The Hot Mommas Project of George Washington University in both 2010 and 2011 and a VivMagnificent Woman by Viv Magazine in 2011. Her latest work and first published fiction, “Chopin, Fiendishly” appears in Tales From the House Band: Volume I, published by Plus One Press. Patricia holds a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing and Education.
Tiana Andreas will be playing some of her songs from her debut CD, “Butterfly in the Snow,” during our noon buffet; the perfect accompaniment to a glorious meal and a glorious day. (Tiana’s daughter is Chef Marisa Churchill, who will be speaking at our conference and preparing one of her signature recipes as part of our luncheon.) Learn more about Tiana and hear her music at: www.tianapiano.com
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