On Tuesday, October 25, Arts Orange County held its 17th Annual OC Arts Awards at the Samueli Theater at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The ceremony gave special honors to exceptional organizations and individuals and celebrated their lives and accomplishments to the arts community. Cal State Fullerton College of the Arts’ own professor, Mike McGee was one of the 2016 honorees of the Helena Modjeska Cultural Legacy Award!
Professor McGee has worked as an art writer, curator, and arts administrator since 1982 and heads our College of the Arts’s graduate program in museum studies/exhibition design. Students who have studied with him have moved on to work at major galleries and museums in Orange County. On top of teaching at CSUF, Professor McGee has served as a past president of the Board of Trustees for the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, co-founder of the Grand Central Art Center, founding board member of the Arts Orange County and the City of Santa Ana Arts Commission, a member of the Mayor’s Arts Task Force for the City of Santa Ana (an integral part in the creation of the Artists Village), and doubled the number of works in our university’s sculpture collection.
Congratulations to Mike McGee on your Cultural Legacy Award! Your many contributions and the success of your students speaks influence that you have had in the arts community!