CHERISHING OUR VALLEY 2012
THE MUSEUM SALUTES CAROLYN UHRI
One of the most important persons involved with the development of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley is Carolyn Uhri. She is the Project Coordinator the “Horses Across The Valley” project of The Museum’s Public Art Initiative. She spearheads The Museum’s effort to build the Valley’s Art Council and the Valley Arts Alliance.
Speaking of the “Horses Across The Valley” project, Carolyn says, “This wonderful project focuses on promoting the Valley’s history, art and culture as well as supporting local equestrian charities.”
As a leading proponent for the arts in the San Fernando Valley, Carolyn Uhri plans to “grow” the Valley Arts Alliance by reaching out to local art and performance organizations and making sure that their collective voice is heard.
Carolyn Uhri became part of the Valley art scene in 2005 as a board member of the Valley Institute of Visual Art (VIVA) and was president of VIVA from 2009-2012. She has worked as a creative director and graphic designer for over 40 years. From 1995-2001, Carolyn worked for Thomas Perlmutter & Associates, an advertising agency in Calabasas.
In 2011, Carolyn became a member of the San Fernando Valley Arts Council and started the Valley Arts Alliance (VAA), under the directorship of the Arts Council, when need of a more unified and powerful presence for the Valley’s art organizations became apparent. One of her main goals is to secure a permanent professional art gallery location for these art organizations (in conjunction with The Museum of the San Fernando Valley) and bring recognition to the Valley and its wealth of talented artists.