Friday, September 12, 2008

Book Artist to exhibit at Art Institute

An artistic book by Jill Timm

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) A master decorative book artist, Jill Timm, will exhibit some of her works and answer questions at The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire library Thursday, Sept. 18, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on the opening day of her exhibit.

“Her books are works of art,” said Denise Westcott, library director at The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire. “In one of the courses they take, our Graphic Design students explore book design and its many different formats, so Jill Timm's visit will help them gain a deeper appreciation for the art they create, and show them outstanding ways in which to create it.”

“Each artist’s book is unique, but most of Timm’s focus on nature and its elements” Westcott continued. “One of them is about gemstones, and its cover is a slab of a cut and polished gem.”

Timm is the owner of Mystical Places Press in Wenatchee, Washington, which specializes in these types of books. Previously, she was a professional multimedia instructional and graphic designer for IBM after receiving her Master of Fine Arts in Computer Graphic Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY.

She took book making classes at the Visual Studies Workshop with Hedi Kyle and Scott McCarney while in Rochester. As she is always interested in learning from the experts, Timm enrolled in classes from a number of book making masters.

Timm is listed in Who's Who Among Young American Professionals and Who's Who in California, and has earned a good share of awards and professional achievements for her work in fine arts graphics, book arts, photography, graphic design and art direction. She has received several grants and fellowships.

Her work is included in corporate and university collections across the United States. This will soon include The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire, as Westcott plans to purchase some of Timm’s books.

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Game Art & Design, Culinary Management, Graphic Design, Web Design & Interactive Media, Interior Design, Fashion Design, Fashion & Retail Management and Media Arts & Animation. There are also Associate of Science degrees in Graphic Design and Culinary Arts. Each program is offered on a year-round basis, allowing students to work uninterrupted toward their degrees.

The Art Institute has the Inland Empire’s only degree programs in Fashion Design, Fashion & Retail Management, Culinary Arts and Culinary Management.

It’s not too late to start classes at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire. Courses begin October 6 and classes are offered in the day, evening and on weekends for new and reentry students.

For more information or a tour, call (909) 915-2100 or visit

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Learn how to help children succeed on Voice of the Inland Empire

Suzy and Craig Aguillard, owners of ACQUIRE Educational Services, Inc., were recent guests on the Voice of the Inland Empire. Their interview will be available for view soon at

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) Craig and Suzy Aguillard, owners of ACQUIRE Educational Services Inc., appeared recently on Ron Stark’s Voice of the Inland Empire.

The interview will soon appear on the program’s Website,

Featured guest for this interview is Rebecca Bloomfield, press secretary for 59th District Assemblyman Anthony Adams.

The Aguillards discussed some of the educational services offered at the ACQUIRE Learning Center. These services are provided to students in grades K-12, and are designed to help them excel in mathematics, English language arts, science, test preparation and critical thinking.

“To find out more about how we help students succeed, watch our interview on Voice of the Inland Empire,” Craig Aguillard said. “You can also call (909) 875-3356, visit us on the Web at or visit our Learning Center at 1188 West Leiske Drive in Rialto.”

Voice of the Inland Empire is a long-running radio and Internet show, recently expanded to Cable TV in several cities. The radio and television versions of this show aired in early September.

The ACQUIRE Learning Center is located at 1188 West Leiske Avenue, Ste. 100 in Rialto. For more information, call (909) 875-3356 or visit

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Carl Dameron, Kathryn Ervin to M.C. Black Rose Awards

Caption: Carl Dameron, outside his 255 N. D Street office building, will M.C. The 19th annual Black Rose Awards with California State University San Bernardino professor Kathryn Ervin.

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) - Area PR leader Carl Dameron and California State University San Bernardino theater arts professor Kathryn Ervin will emcee the 19th Annual Black Rose and Humanitarian of the Year Awards in a September 26 ceremony at the National Orange Show - Valencia Room.

The San Bernardino Black Culture Foundation presents the Black Rose Awards to honor lifetime achievement. Anyone who has done good things for the local community would be given consideration for this recognition.

The organizers of this year’s program points out these awards are an important honor. “We recognize our unsung heroes, people of all diversities who have contributed a great deal to the community,” said Margaret Hill, program chairman. “We have been presenting this honor for almost 20 years now.”

There are three categories of awards given at the ceremony: the Black Rose, the Commitment to Community Service of the Year and the Humanitarian of the Year.

“The Black Rose Awards are one of the most inspiring and vital community events,” said Ervin. “Our community is richly blessed by the many who are doing good things here without fanfare, and it is important they be given the recognition due them.”

Ervin also sees the Black Rose Awards as an opportunity to identify and acknowledge many local leaders, especially for youth, to encourage their participation in activities that help their community.

“It’s important for our young people to see that role models are right here with us,” she said. “And it’s vital for the rest of us to be reminded of the many good things people here are doing.”

Past recipients include developer John Dukes of Dukes, Dukes and Associates, Westside Action Group and Mansie Booker Jr. among others.

Dameron, president of Dameron Communications, said recipients of the Black Rose Awards have devoted their lives to helping others. “It is an extreme honor for me,” he said. “I am proud to be a part of providing these local heroes the recognition they so richly deserve.”

The Foundation is selling tickets to the awards ceremony for $50 each. Tables of 10 may be reserved for $500.

The event begins at 6 p.m. in the National Orange Show - Valencia Room, 689 South E Street, San Bernardino. It starts with a social hour, followed by dinner and the ceremony at 7 p.m.

To order tickets or reserve a table, contact Margaret Hill at (909) 864-3267.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Intern Receives Glimpse Into County Government

Gene Williams, 24 (Center) a recent graduate from California Polytechnic University of Pomona and a Dameron Communications intern, spent the day with County Supervisor Josie Gonzales (right) and Deputy Chief of Staff Lisha Smith (left) for a recent “shadow day.” The shadow day gives college students, who are interested in starting a career in government, a behind-the-scenes look in county government.

Photo By: Christopher Sloan

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) San Bernardino County Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales gave Gene Williams a look into county government as he “shadowed” the supervisor recently at the San Bernardino county offices.

Josie Gonzales’ district covers Rialto, eastern Fontana, Colton and parts of San Bernardino.
The shadow day was to educate college students who are interested in starting a career within county government, providing a clear perspective in their ultimate career goals.

“I could not pass up this opportunity to meet with the supervisor and spend the day with local decision makers; receiving this one-of-a-kind experience was a privilege,” said Williams.

The day started with introductions from the Fifth District staff and a discussion with County Public Information Officer David Wert.

“Everything we discussed regarding public information and its role within the county was truly beneficial regarding my professional goals,” added Williams.

After the discussion with Wert, Williams sat in meetings with Gonzales and Deputy Chief of Staff Lisha Smith. This provided an intimate look at how both worked with other county officials and organizations.

“He sat in on priority issue appointments with First 5 San Bernardino, the Foothill AIDS Project and the Inland Valley Development Agency, as well as meetings with Mayor Patrick Morris, Fontana Herald reporter Maria Elena Kennedy and members of the county’s top nursing staff,” said Gonzales. “I was very pleased with his reaction at the end of the day.”

The day also entailed a trip to the San Bernardino County Human Resources department where Williams met Department Director Andrew Lamberto and Senior Human Resources Analyst Summer Adams. There Williams received a few tips to successfully search for any open county positions.

The entire experience gave Williams a chance to see what it would be like to work in a government office.

“I hope that taking advantage of an opportunity to shadow me was rewarding for Gene,” said Gonzales. “While he had no idea what to expect before the day began, he seemed surprised by the diversity and amount of work that gets done on a daily basis.”

Gene Williams is a recent graduate of California Polytechnic University Pomona and an intern with advertising and public relations agency Dameron Communications in San Bernardino. His goal is to start a career with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department through its public affairs division.

For more information on Dameron Communications call (909) 888-0321.

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