City of Berkeley honors UI&U Ph.D. Student

Stephanie Johnson, Cohort 5, was honored by her hometown Berkeley, California for her work on the Civic Arts Commission and for her contributions as a visual artist and internationally known theatrical lighting designer.

Here is the proclamation from the City of Berkeley:

IN HONOR OF STEPHANIE ANNE JOHNSON

WHEREAS, Stephanie Anne Johnson has been an active member of the Civic Arts Commission and Chair of the Education Committee; and

WHEREAS, she is one the five original faculty members who began the Visual and Public Art Department at California State University, Monterey Bay, in 1994; and

WHEREAS, she has been a local, national, and international theater lighting designer for over thirty years, including her work with the late Nora Vaughn at the Black Repertory Theater in Berkeley; and

WHEREAS, she is a visual artist with two solo exhibitions and numerous local and national shows; and

WHEREAS, she continues to work in the community as a theater practitioner, artist, writer, and arts advocate;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT I, TOM BATES, Mayor of the City of Berkeley,

do hereby declare October 30, 2012, as

STEPHANIE ANNE JOHNSON DAY
in the City of Berkeley in thanks for her many contributions to the city and the community.

Read the full article here: VPA professor gets her day in Berkeley

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