Meeting of the Minds

On Sept. 18, more than 300 people attended Voice of San Diego’s Meeting of the Minds, presented by Art San Diego/UBS Financial Services/ECOR Noble Environmental Technologies, at SILO in Makers Quarter™.

Six local arts-and-culture enthusiasts presented pecha-kucha style (20 slides for 20 seconds each) about topics ranging from set design to the craft beer movement.

Speakers included:

  • Michael Rosenberg, managing director of La Jolla Playhouse featured highlights from the portfolio of scenic designer Robert Brill, a notable artist who’s now artist-in-residence at the La Jolla Playhouse.

  • Irma Esquivias, an artist and activist whose current work for the San Diego Museum of Art focuses on using art as a community-building tool in southeastern San Diego neighborhoods.

  • Kate Hatmaker, a violinist in the San Diego Symphony and co-founder of Art of Elan, a popular chamber music group. Hatmaker, who's got her finger on the pulse of interesting contemporary music in town, shared her insight on the Carlsbad Music Festival.

  • Peter Holslin, a music guru who's written about the topic for many years for San Diego CityBeat and now for Rolling Stone. He’s going to be our guide to San Diego’s mutant-punk underground.

  • Melissa Adao, a hip-hop dancer and teacher at at Grossmont and Mesa colleges. She painted the landscape for San Diego’s various “dance enclaves.”

  • Peter Rowe, a profile and feature writer for U-T San Diego, pens the U-T’s beer scene coverage and reviews. He took us through 10 key moments in San Diego’s rise to craft brew dominance.