By Dr. Margaret Worsley, Board Secretary
Your SBVCA/Garcia Center Board had a lot to discuss at the most recent session. With the global pandemic of COVID-19, the Garcia Center for the Arts and the San Bernardino community has experienced significant loss—from missed creative opportunities of cancelled art classes, to loss of revenue from events and performances.
The Board is committed to finding ways we can get crafty (pun intended!) and still be of service to our Inland Empire community. One proposed idea is to host a “virtual” art show. The Garcia Center is used to providing a platform for artists to exhibit their work, so why should things change simply because we are limited to an online reality? There are many collaborative possibilities with this idea, including extending partnerships with Arts Connection, San Bernardino Valley College and KVCR.
Another venture posed by President Jorge Heredia is to possibly host remote concerts. In lieu of our newest Chamber Music series being postponed, Jorge knows that the Garcia Center is still a beautiful location to possibly film remote concerts. With the help of film students of Lucas Cuny at San Bernardino Valley College, summer program participants will be working side-by-side with multi-media specialists, and could very well bring this idea to fruition.
We hope you are all saying healthy, safe and creative!