ARTree Speaker Series

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24266 Main Street, Old Town Newhall
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM


The ARTree Speaker Series presents fascinating lectures plus free-form discussions with influential artists and leaders who bring art, arts education, and exceptional projects to the diverse Santa Clarita Valley community. Speakers will inspire and motivate your appetite for creativity. It is held January to October on the fourth Thursday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.


Upcoming Speakers 

January 26, 2017

Jeremiah Dockray and Erica Larsen-Dockray are a dynamic couple bringing new concepts to children’s play and creativity in the Santa Clarita Valley. They are co-founders of SCV Adventure Play, a group devoted to providing free, unstructured, self-directed play for “kids” of all ages. Their Pop-up Adventure Playgrounds have appeared at community events and schools for the past few years while they work on Eureka Villa, the 7th permanent adventure playground in North America, located in Val Verde. Hear them talk about their process of providing children (and adults) with space to play and how that benefits their creativity and overall well-being.  

*Please note that the location of this event is at the Old Town Newhall Library – Community Room. 

February 23, 2017

What if puppets could talk? Well, these foam and felt creations do! As the creator of Foamee Homeez, Rick Quevedo sought a way to incorporate his love of puppetry, social media and his own children to create new multimedia content that educates and entertains, and his quirky pieces of talking foam have become an online viral sensation. Join Rick Quevedo as he brings his creative artistry and experience to a fun, funny and enlightening ARTree Speaker Series event.

7:00 pm at The MAIN, 24266 Main Street, Newhall 91321




March 23, 2017

Ignacio Gómez is an acclaimed artist, designer and sculptor whose images reflect prideful depictions of the Latino community, especially children and family. His works have been shown in New York, Europe, Japan and Mexico and many of his original paintings have become part of permanent corporate art collections. Ignacio is well known for painting the poster for “Zoot Suit,” the first Latino play on Broadway. He has been commissioned to produce a variety works which more recently included monuments and sculptures of Cesar E. Chavez. Come learn about Ignacio’s extensive body of work and how it influences and how it is influenced by the Latino community. 

7:00 pm at The MAIN, 24266 Main Street, Newhall 91321

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