Tonight, we gathered to catch a few glimpses of some of the most exciting and innovative happenings in the local arts and culture scene. Six heavy-hitters whirled us from topic to topic, illuminating visual and performing arts trends and exploring the way these stories reveal San Diego’s identity.

But this event is not limited to a couple of hours in a brick-walled room on Kettner Boulevard. The conversation is buzzing; let’s keep it going here.

If you weren’t with us tonight, keep your eyes peeled here for videos coming soon of the presenters. If you did join us, I want to know: What’s on your mind?

What new idea sparked in your mind as you listened to Seema Sueko describe the landscape for local theater? What had you never heard before about the region’s contemporary furniture design scene, as Jennifer Luce outlined it? What do you think of the murals in La Jolla that Ben Strauss-Malcolm talked about? Could an installation like the ones in Colonia Federal that Jay Porter explored happen on this side of the border? Why do you think Evan Schumacher has found it more appealing to invite friends to Art of Elan’s classical music concerts than to other ensembles’? And how do you see architecture and art fitting together in the Momita project that David Flores talked about in San Ysidro?

And what did you think was missing from this first night? Leave a comment below, write a twitter message and include #mindsmeet in it, or write us on Facebook.

I am the arts editor for VOSD. You can reach me directly at or 619.325.0531. Or you can keep up with me on Twitter @kellyrbennett or on Facebook.

Kelly Bennett is a former staff writer for Voice of San Diego.

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