Kathy Rubesha - Brian Weisz

Kathy Rubesha: Board Chairperson, California Center for the Arts Escondido

Kathy Rubesha's interest in art began as a young actor at the Glendale Center Theater. After a hiatus, her interests expanded to hand-thrown pottery and jewelry making, to painting and assemblage starting in the 1970s. After moving to Escondido in 1976, she became aware of the new art center and wanted to help support the growing arts community there. She and her husband, with the help of a lot of other people and members of the Escondido City Council, began the Escondido Arts Partnership, which operates the Escondido Municipal Gallery. Later she became a member of the Downtown Business Association of Escondido, where she was the only member representing the arts community, and later became the DBA's President. She joined the California Center for the Arts, Escondido Board of Trustees in 2005 and is currently the Board Chair.

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

"It has long been my belief that the creative mind, while most frequently deemed a secret power of the artist, is really a way of thinking about things that can be learned, and that, in fact, should be taught to every school child. It is the creative mind that we need now to solve the economic, social, and cultural problems that require our most innovative ideas and attention."