Mingei International Museum is celebrating its 35th Anniversary with a broad range of signature exhibitions, events, and programs. In May 1978, Mingei International Museum of World Folk Art opened at UTC in San Diego, aspiring to further the understanding of art of the people (mingei) from all cultures of the world.
Approximately three years ago, Frank Carrillo decided that it was time to become more involved in caring for those who have been much less fortunate than himself. After a long career as an entrepreneur, Frank had reached an economic point that allowed him to be generous; he had been generous in the past, but he wanted to do it in a formal way. He founded what is now known as Fundación Simnsa, A.C., a Mexican non-profit organization.
1. Where are you from, where did you study, and how did you get started?
I was born in Medellín, Colombia and a San Diegan since age four. I earned my bachelor's in Communications at the University of Notre Dame and Master's in Sport Management at the University of San Francisco. I started with the Padres in 1999 as a part-time usher helping people find their way around Qualcomm Stadium.
In 1969, there was not a single full-time physician in San Ysidro. Seven women anxious about the health of their community decided to organize and act. First they acquired a small cottage. Then they persuaded medical professionals and volunteers to provide community health care from that 500 square foot casita. In 2013, 44 years later, those seven women are known as the Founding Mothers. The "community" they wanted to serve has grown to more than 82,000 and extends throughout South County and into Central San Diego.
The San Diego Zoo is celebrating their 30th anniversary of Rendezvous In The Zoo (R?I•T•Z) gala in June. This annual fund-raising gala has netted more than twelve million dollars since 1984. Funds support new and improved exhibits at the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park as well as conservation programs through the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy.
The La Jolla Festival of the Arts is one of the most prestigious juried art shows in the country and will once again showcase a weekend featuring 190 of the west's finest artists, entertainment and an enticing selection of delicious cuisines, wines and craft beers. Guests will enjoy the Festival's sophisticated and relaxed environment on the turf of UCSD's Warren Field on June 22-23.
In an industry where women make up only 16 percent of the television station managers in the country, we are lucky to have Margarita Wilder at the helm of Entravision, the media company that includes 6 broadcast channels in San Diego and Tijuana, including the two most recognized Spanish language stations in the region. As Senior Vice President, Margarita oversees Univision, Telemundo, Telefutura, My TV and MundoFox, and has left her mark of success for all these media outlets.
Paloma Picasso is one of the world's most acclaimed jewelry designers. Celebrated for creating jewelry of generous size and beauty, she is inspired by her travels and the exotic places she has called home. Born in Paris to famed artists Pablo Picasso and Françoise Gilot, she spent her childhood in Paris and the South of France surrounded by artists. After attending the Université de Paris at Nanterre, she became a costume designer and stylist for avant-garde productions in Paris.