Santa Clarita residents are invited to the free New Heights panel “Variety Is the Spice of Life: How to Develop Multiple Creative Outlets for Your Life” at The MAIN Old Town Newhall on Thursday, June 28, starting at 7 p.m.
Three successful artists will share their stories on how they found ways to make a living through a variety of endeavors and projects, while at the same time, being able to continue expressing their creative passions. The free event is open to the public and no RSVP is required to attend.
About the panelists:
* Susan Lee is a comic book creator, a fine artist, a writer and a theater and film director. Her novel, “Shadow of the Knight” has been praised as a solidly written, fast-paced, psychological thriller. Susan has also written a graphic novel titled “Wraith of Love.” She is a trained Impressionist painter and has been teaching fine art and traditional drawing techniques for more than a decade.
* Ian Johnston is an actor, psychic entertainer, hypnotist and teacher. He has acted in theatre, film, television, opera, cabaret and radio productions including touring work in London’s West End, Off-Broadway and across South East Asia. Ian runs his own theatre company, called Cavort, and is currently touring in a one-man show, “The Devil Without.” In June, Ian will bring a brand new show with a mix of clowning and mentalism to the Hollywood Fringe, called “The Universe (101).”
* Jennifer Fischer is the co-founder of Think Ten Media Group, a writer, producer, art educator and musician. Her latest film projects, “Smuggled” and “The Whole,” have screened across the United States, with “Smuggled” screening internationally as well. “Smuggled” was featured by NBC Latino, ABC, Univision and Fusion, and “The Whole” premiered at the ACLU’s 50th Anniversary Human Rights Conference in New York City.
Fischer’s writing has also been featured in many online publications such as “Ms. in the Biz” and “The Good Men Project.” She teaches piano privately and teaches music at local schools.
New Heights is proudly presented by the Santa Clarita City Council and the Santa Clarita Art Commission. The panel discussion series is designed to assist artists, performers and art organization representatives in expanding their knowledge and learning valuable tools to increase their ability to be successful.
The MAIN is located at 24266 Main Street in Old Town Newhall 91321.
More information is available at SantaClaritaArts.com.