Brian Akio Martinez (Director of Events)
Brian has grown in the last 13 years, as he has built the momentum and curatorial vision behind the Eagle Rock Music Festival, as well as the music programming for Center for the Arts Eagle Rock. His drive to curate innovative concerts and events stems from his degree in Jazz Studies from CalState Los Angeles. As a musician, Brian has performed and recorded with Mia Doi Todd, Flying Lotus, Michel Gondry, Rodriguez, Blank Blue Aloe Blacc, Om’Mas Keith, Shafiq Husayn plus many more. Brian recently formed Triangle Method, a new musical project that explores a hybrid approach with live instruments and Ableton Live. Curatorially, Brian brings diverse and contemporary concerts to the Center, including Tonalism, Deakin (Animal Collective), Futura, Dead Man’s Bones, Atlas Sound, Nick Waterhouse, Junip, Sholomo, Jonti, Baths, Black Dice and many more.
Laura Marchetti (Director of Education)
Laura brings an art background as well as a working knowledge of educational and developmental practices to the Director of Education position, approaching the program holistically with the goal of creating a lifelong passion for the arts in each student. Laura found her passion working in non-profit arts enrichment organizations, such as the Museum of Jurassic Technology, where she worked in part with the Getty Multicultural Internship program in 2008. Laura paints, curates exhibitions, and makes comics. She has exhibited at Amy Adler’s Echo Park Studio, LACE, ApexArt, and has been featured in Little Paper Planes, The Examiner, and OWLS. Laura Marchetti graduated from California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in Visual Art.