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Idea Lounge at Della Fattoria: John Bertucci and Al Hirshen

The Idea Lounge is an exciting series of talks with a twist! Two speakers: one from the arts, one not. The audience uncovers what they have in common, revealing the connections between art and life. The Idea Lounge is part of PAC Out of the Box, featuring collaborative activities that take place literally and figuratively outside the walls of the Arts Center and outside the typical art exhibition.

Representing art is John Bertucci, whose topic is "Media Activism"

Representing life is Al Hirshen, whose topic is " Foreign Means Foreign: Working Abroad"

The Idea Lounge takes place at Della Lounge every third Thursday. Join us at 6:30 for socializing, then grab a seat at 7:00pm for an hour of unpredictable fun.

About the Speakers

A native Petaluman, John Bertucci produced, directed, edited independent films & videos in Europe and the United States for close to 40 years. Among the many subjects he’s covered: Formula 1 racing in Bologna, a street under siege in Sarajevo, high school students in Belfast, rock ‘n roll attitudes in London, a presidential primary in New Hampshire, disabled youth in Paris, as well as ceremonial life in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. He’s been Executive Director of PCA TV since 2008, where he most recently and successfully shepherded the creation of KPCA community radio for Petaluma, at 103.3 on the FM dial & streaming online at www.kpca.fm. His faith in the force of nature known as creativity is not something he hoards for his career, it’s something he lives to share and cultivate in all his relations.
Al Hirshen is a former civil rights/antipoverty lawyer, member of the Carter Administration, international development consultant-- living and working in many parts of the world from Indonesia, Cambodia, to the former Soviet Union Jamaica, the Maldives and Jordan. He has published six of his travel stories on travel icon Richard Bangs Quests' Blog on the Huff Post.

The Della Lounge is located at 143 Petaluma Blvd North Petaluma, CA 94952.

For more information, email VRichman@PetalumaArtsCenter.org or call 707-762-5600 x101.

9/21/2017 at 6:30 PM PST

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