It was easy to dedicate this website to Mildred Owen, the late Artistic Director of Pacifica Performances. An extraordinary, bigger than life personality with an incredible gift for not only encouraging artists, but for offering them a hall where their music could be heard or where their artwork could be viewed – Mildred, ever interested, ever vital, ever insistent (!), planted joy seeds for us all, to wake up and let the artist’s garden grow. She lived every bit of her 81 remarkable years and challenged the rest of us to do the same. Here’s looking at you, Mildred and thanks for lighting a bonfire with your candle.
Mildred Owen (December 20, 1927 – March 26, 2009)