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Foundersland: The Walt Disney I Knew

By Marty Sklar, Founder, Past President, Chairman Leadership Council

Many of you are aware that The Walt Disney Company has been one of the most important supporters of Ryman Arts. In fact, The Disney Foundation (as it was then called) was the very first foundation to contribute to our program 25 years ago, recognizing the need for more opportunities in the arts for Southern California students.

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Advice from a Ryman Arts Alumna: How to find daily inspiration

By Lacey Waterman (Ryman Arts '02), Art Director and Graphic Designer

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Foundersland: “750 million people in an orange grove!”

By Marty Sklar, Founder, Past President, Member of the Board of Directors

I had the privilege and pleasure to be one of the cast members whose Disney career began with the opening of Disneyland on July 17, 1955. On Friday, July 17, 2015 about a dozen of us were invited to ride in the Parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the opening of Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

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Why I Teach

By Sergio Rebia, Ryman Arts Faculty Member

In May, we published Foundersland: Inspiration from “Artists who can Teach” written by Marty Sklar on the importance of mentorship and teaching. Following this post, we have asked our faculty members why they teach, what they are inspired by, and what they hope their students will learn from the Ryman Arts program.

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A Letter from Recent Ryman Arts Graduate

By Gabriela Aguirre (Ryman Arts ’15)

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Foundersland: An Evening to Remember

By Marty Sklar, Founder, Past President, Member of the Board of Directors

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Why I Teach

By Mike Nguyen, Ryman Arts Faculty Member

In May, we published Foundersland: Inspiration from “Artists who can Teach” written by Marty Sklar on the importance of mentorship and teaching. Following this post, we have asked our faculty members why they teach, what they are inspired by, and what they hope their students will learn from the Ryman Arts program.

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Laguna Beach Gallerists Support Ryman Arts

The Amazing Steals Art Auction on May 9th at saltfineart in Laguna Beach was such a success and we could not have done it without our amazing gallerists and auctioneer for their time and energy. Why would contemporary art gallery owners put so much effort into supporting Ryman Arts? We asked the individuals behind The Amazing Steals and they shared their motivations:

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