Celebrating Artists of the Future

Courtesy: The Del Mar Times; Chancellor Khosla, Dean of Arts & Humanities Cristina Della Coletta, MFA Alumnus Ricardo Chavira, Molli Wagner, Mary and Wayne Wagner, Theatre and Dance Professor Eva Barnes, Theatre and Dance Chair Charles Means

Open up the latest edition of The Del Mar Times and you will see photos from a recent fundraiser in Solana Beach for the UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance Student Productions Fund.  Chancellor Khosla and Dean of the Division of Arts and Humanities Cristina Della Coletta were among the attendees.  At the event, the Chancellor talked about the important contributions and legacy of the late Arthur Wagner and his wife, Molli; Arthur was recruited to UC San Diego in 1972 to become Chair of the campus’s then-fledgling Department of Drama.  Under his guidance, the Theatre and Dance Department flourished and today is one of the top in the nation among drama schools with an MFA program.  The Student Productions Fund ensures support for student artists and their performances.