Laurie Brindle, Laura Groch, Pam Kragen, & Gary Warth - Dave Ghilarducci & Cindy Bis-Sevon

Laurie Brindle: Community Outreach Manager: North County Times

Serving North San Diego County since 1888 with its preceding publications, The Blade-Citizen and the Times Advocate, today's North County Times reports on coastal and inland news, people and events daily in print and 24 hours a day online. The paper's arts and entertainment staff focuses on the richly diverse local arts scene, including visual arts exhibitions, musical and theatrical performances and cinema, every Thursday in Preview magazine and Sunday in the paper's GO! section.called the "Newspaper with a Heart," the North County Times gives back to the communities it serves through a variety of charitable and community outreach programs, often partnering with local arts organizations in their educational and promotional efforts.

Question #1 What is your highlight Visual art experience from the last year?

#1 "The Annunciation" by Fra Angelico in Cortona, Italy. Mystical and mesmerizing."

Question #2 What is your vision of the future of the Visual arts for San Diego?

#2 "Increase and enhance partnerships and exchanges with the cultural arts community in Tijuana."

Laura Groch: Senior Copy Editor, Food Columnist, Staff Writer: North County Times

Question #1 What is your highlight Visual art experience from the last year?

#1 "Union Station in Cincinnati. A great example of a public space that fits its mission but adds to the story of the city."

Question #2 What is your vision of the future of the Visual arts for San Diego?

#2 "Since schools have cut art out of their curriculums, increase ways for young people to encounter the arts as well as experiencing various ways to create their own art."

Pam Kragen: Arts & Features Editor: North County Times

Question #1 What is your highlight Visual art experience from the last year?

#1 "Bernini's Apollo and Daphne at the Borghese Gallery in Rome, Italy."

Question #2 What is your vision of the future of the Visual arts for San Diego?

#2 "Add more public art --- mosaics, sculptural textures, paintings --- on the concrete berms/walls that line San Diego County freeways. That's art for everyone, it will be seen by more San Diegans than any other art in the county and maybe it will discourage graffiti."

Gary Warth: Staff Writer: North County Times

Question #1 What is your highlight Visual art experience from the last year?

#1 "Birth of Cool exhibit at the Orange County Museum of Art. The exhibit's subtitle was California Art, Design and Culture at Mid-Century, and it focused on a favorite period of mine."

Question #2 What is your vision of the future of the Visual arts for San Diego?

#2 "I'd like to see more outreach efforts, with galleries and museum luring people in by displaying art in public places."