Susan Longini and Julie Gilson will be speaking to us about “Fremont Creates, the Arts Culture & Creativity Project”
Susan Longini has been working in glass for almost 40 years. Her primary technique is pate de verre, literally “paste of glass”. She is collected internationally and has installations in public buildings, offices, spas, and private homes around the country. She was adjunct professor of art at Ohlone College in Fremont, CA for many years, Executive Director of the Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI), on the board of the Glass Alliance of Northern California (GLANC), and on the City of Fremont Art Review Board. In addition to being an active studio artist, she is Program Manager for the City of Fremont boxART! Program, transforming utility boxes into works of art.
Julie Gilson, President, Fremont Cultural Arts Council (FCAC); Fremont Creates organizing committee •30+ years resident of Fremont; 20 years’ service FCAC board; 3 years as President; previously Treasurer •Founder, Center Theater Preservation Group (2002-2006; entity now inactive) •Member, Tri City Non-Profit Coalition •Member, Fremont Freewheelers Bicycle Club – 5 years Primavera event organizing committee •Professional experience: CPA (inactive); high- & bio-tech industry accounting consultant
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