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Actors, Producers, Artists Make up New Malibu Cultural Arts Commission

Commissioners will make recommendations to the Malibu City Council on cultural arts policy, the use of city parks for arts-related events, purchases of art by the city, outreach to Malibu artists and other tasks.

The Malibu City Council made the first round of selections this week for appointments to the city's first Cultural Arts Commission.

Commissioners will make recommendations to the Malibu City Council on cultural arts policy, the use of city parks for arts-related events, purchases of art by the city, outreach to Malibu artists and other tasks, according to Joyce Parker-Bozylinski, the city's planning director.

Several people, who live within and outside the Malibu city limits, applied to be on the commission.

Mayor Lou La Monte appointed Suzanne Zimmer; Councilwoman Laura Zahn Rosenthal appointed actor Daniel Stern; Councilman John Sibert appointed Scott Hosfeld; and the council appointed Graeme Clifford as ex-officio member.

The commissioners will serve a four-year term.

Zimmer previously served as a member of Malibu View Protection Task Force from September 2008-09 and as a member of the Library, Task Force from fall 2011 to April 2012.

She wrote in her application that she hopes "to support the cultural arts by forming a strong partnership between the cultural arts and community leaders, businesses and residents." Zimmer also hopes to further develop the Arts in Public Places program.

Stern, who served as the chairman of the Arts Task Force for the City of Malibu, is also founder and president Malibu Boys and Girls Club and a teacher of the Media Literacy Program at Malibu High School.

Stern has also been an actor in film, theater and television since 1977. He is best known for his roles in City Slickers, the first two Home Alone movies.

Hosfeld serves as music director and conductor of the Malibu Coast Chamber Orchestra and executive director of the Malibu Friends of Music. He is also a violinist and violist in the film and television industry.

Clifford, who is an Australian film director, is a board member of the Malibu Stage Company and a current member of the Malibu Parks and Recreation Commission. 

Mayor Pro Tem Joan House deferred her appointment and Councilman Skylar Peak was absent. They will likely make their selections at the Jan. 14 meeting.

Deb Haugen December 12, 2012 at 10:23 PM
Please take a look at Mendocino art center. We in Malibu have much to learn from this amazing little center of creativity. As a local Malibu based professional artist I would love to see a "headquarters" of sorts for creativity of all sorts. No, I don't happen to belong to the Malibu Art Assoc. I went a few times to meetings and really didn't get what I was needing at the time, very nice people though. I need to be surrounded by artists making a living at their arts, not just a sort of hobby for themselves. I certainly wouldn't mind teaching at a facility here in Malibu also. I envision where the old postal building was next to Urgent Care as being a clubhouse, gallery, and school for our many talented folks out here! Come visit my site at http://www.theorganicgallery.com and stop and say Hello !
Deb Haugen December 12, 2012 at 10:24 PM
http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org/default.lasso woops forgot to attach the link.....

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