Christopher James Alexander
Cooper served as Programming Director of Outfest, a Los Angeles festival held annually in July, and until 2002 served on the Outfest Board of Directors.
Under her own banner, Two Rivers Productions, Janice co-created What We Carry an ongoing, interactive documentary series dedicated to preserving Holocaust survivorsʼ stories for generations to come which she presented at Yad Vashem in Israel, July 2014. The multi-media program is being used in the Norfolk, Virginia school system and, three new What We Carry stories are in post-production to be completed in Fall 2015.
Currently, Janice is producing and directing a documentary on one of the most provocative, courageous and influential Texan journalists, Raise Hell – The Life & Times of Molly Ivins with an eye for a 2016 release.
In addition Janice is an Adjunct Professor in the Motion Picture Television Department of Academy of Art University of San Francisco and sits on the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation as Vice President and Chair for the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. She conceived and created their annual fundraiser: EAT. DRINK. ART most recently kicked-off the Literary Arts event BAMBOOZLED: Fact. Fiction. Art? and, the video series: The Artist Talks… Robert Williams.
She also sits on the board of The Open Sky Music Foundation, Inc. and, is a member of the International Documentary Association and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
In her role, Katie oversees all corporate partnerships and collaborations that help provide critical funding to support the operating budget of the Institute. During her time at Sundance Institute, Katie has more than doubled the amount of contributed revenue generated by corporations, worked with 100+ Fortune 500 brands and has built meaningful collaborations delivering on partner objectives while being mindful of maintaining the integrity of the Sundance brand. As the Institute expands its reach year over year, Katie has taken on a critical role in developing key strategies around new revenue streams allowing for the increased growth that the mission of Sundance Institute demands.
Previously, Katie worked in publicity at Warner Bros. and entertainment marketing at The Marketing Arm.
Katie has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Southern California and is a graduate of the American Express Leadership Academy, a program dedicated to supporting high potential emerging leaders.
She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband Marc, their daughter, Madison and son, Rex.
Noel received his MFA degree (1977) from the School of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California, and his Bachelor of Art Degree (1970) from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and his Associate Arts Degree from Santa Barbara City College in 1968. He is originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Santa Barbara, CA. He was Curator and Director of Exhibitions at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (1990-2004), was director of the USC Atelier Gallery in Santa Monica (1982-90). From 1982 – 2009 he has curated and/or directed well over 100 public exhibitions in the Los Angeles area and written extensively about Southern California art and artists.
Noel is currently concentrating on his own artwork. This year his work was seen in the Inside the Quad exhibition at the Otis College of Art and Design. He has also collaborated with other artists to produce a number of public art projects including: FairyTail Mesa (2007-10): a education center in a San Diego library for pre-readers; The Birds (2004-05): a project that brought ‘birds’ from the surrounding area into the Live Oak Library in Santa Cruz California as backlit silhouettes and shadow play; Plantings (2000-02) in which projected shadows of trees onto designed subway benches; and ReUnion (1992-96): a series of sculptural bus pavilions at Los Angeles’s Union Station.
years, Shelah has restructured the organization leading it from a failing institution to fiscalresponsibility and a reputation for excellence, innovation and creativity in arts education. It currently serves over 160,000 people with extensive citywide programs and exhibitions in schools, museums, parks, hospitals, libraries, social service agencies and community festivals.
In 2014-2015 over 2375 classes/workshops were conducted for over 10,800. Her work was celebrated in a Resolution of Recognition from the Los Angeles City Council in June 2015. She grew up in Los Feliz attending Franklin, King and Marshall. She took classes at Barnsdall as did her four children who all are involved in the arts. For over a decade she served as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of BA/FOJAC and was a founding member of the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation. She was also on the Board of Trustees of LEARN: an early educational reform movement in LAUSD where she designed the arts curriculum. She continues to reside in Los Feliz along with her extended family who are deeply involved in the community.
She earned her BA at UCLA: summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and Woodrow Wilson Fellow.
She received an MA and completed all but thesis PH.D in Modern European Cultural and
Intellectual History at U.C. Berkeley as a Regent Fellow.
She has led cutting edge public art programs, created and managed economic development, community development and redevelopment programs in a variety of communities. She brings to the Board an understanding of public policy issues and experience of, and a continued interest in, organizational structure and governance.
Alison retired from her position as Director of Economic Development and Marketing for the City of Beverly Hills to provide consultancy in organization development, recruitment and strategic planning.
Alison Maxwell established a consulting practice in 2011 to provide interim management services, strategic planning and organizational development services for local government. Her focus and expertise are in the areas of economic and community development, marketing, business improvement districts as well as the arts. Prior to establishing Maxwell Consulting, Alison spent six years as the Director of Economic Development and Marketing for the City of Beverly Hills. Since 2011, Alison has been providing interim management and program planning services to the City of Glendale to help it maintain the focus and stability of its economic develop program during the dissolution of redevelopment.
Claudia Glenn Barasch
The LOVE mission is to reduce violence in the lives of disenfranchised inner city youth ages 11 to 21 and in our communities by building a generation of youth who communicate a message of non-violence. http://www.newyork.leaveoutviolence.org/
Claudia is also the founder and president of Claudia Glenn Events, Inc., an event production company since 1995. Claudia Glenn Events produces corporate, non-profit and social events in the NYC tai-state area as well as South Florida and greater Los Angeles.
Claudia is an avid motorcyclist along with her husband and their children. She was case as one of six women int he documentary “Motorcycle Women,” produced by Original Films and directed by Janice Engel for the Discovery Channel. In 2002 Claudia founded the Lady Liberty Ride motorcycle fundraising rally, which she produced for seven years. The Lady Liberty Ride had as many as 1000 co-ed riders participating in a round trip ride from NYC to Bear Mountain State Park promoting and supporting women in motorcycling of which all of the proceeds were donated to LOVE.
Prior to starting her company, she worked at Sotheby’s Auction House for 15 years in several capacities including cataloguing Antique Jewelry, and special events.
Claudia received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and the Ecole de Louvre in Paris with a concentration in music and art history. She is graduate of the WUJS Ulpan/Aliah program in Arad, Israel, attended Interlochen Arts Academy as a music and dance major, and is a graduate of classical piano from the Hoff Barthelson Music School conservatory. Currently, Claudia is a Masters Candidate at New York University Silver School of Social Work.
Claudia is married to Sheldon Harshen and they reside in Los Feliz, since arriving here in January 2015. They have three adult children.