Notables take helm of OPAT
By Sue Broidy
Otis Chandler and Larry Hagman
were elected chairmen of the Ojai Performing Arts Theater Foundation
at the August meeting; the timeline and plans for Phase I of
the theater construction process were received.
Jerve and Kevin Jones of Peck-Jones
Construction Co. were introduced as project builders; and a logo
for The Ojai Performing Arts Theater Foundation was chosen from
multiple choices submitted for consideration by Elements Design
Officers of the Ojai Performing Arts Theater Foundation are:
Otis Chandler, chairman; Larry Hagman, chairman; Joan Kemper,
chief executive officer; Esther Wachtell, vice-chairman; Andy
Belknap, chief financial officer; Lisa Meeker, secretary; and
Sue Broidy, administrator.
Board members of the Ojai Performing Arts Theater Foundation
are: Marty Babayco, Kathi Smith, James Berube, Dan Singer, Paul
Blatz, Peggy Velarde, David Bury, Bill Wagner, Tim Baird, Patricia
Weinberger, Rikki Horne, and Allan Zusman.
Phase I of The Ojai Performing Arts Theater project is the planning
and final design of the 450-seat theater with 13 consultants'
input. The estimated time to complete Phase I is four months
at a cost of $300,000. Public input will be invited and requested
this fall. David Bury & Company Architects will supervise
and manage the entire project as lead architects.
Peck-Jones Construction Co., Los Angeles, has Ojai roots with
two of the firm's name owners residing in Ojai. The company has
also done extensive work recently at The Thacher School.
The Ojai Performing Arts Theater logo selected was chosen because
it is an abstract of a building representing strength, foundation
and structure, with emphasis on its own integrity rather than
that of the performers or performances.
The Ojai Performing Arts Theater board is thrilled to be working
in this community project and welcomes all inquiries, input and
help. Contact any of the board members and/or call Joan Kemper
at 649-1937 for more information.
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