Rubesha: Board Chairperson, California
Center for the Arts Escondido
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.
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."