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Michael Patrick Garcia, American art administrator. Pillsbury Foundation fellow University St. Thomas, 1990, McKnight Foundation fellow, 1990; Arts Midwest grantee, 1986, Minnesota Arts Forum grantee, 1987, University Minnesota grantee, 1988.


Garcia, Michael Patrick was born on December 26, 1953 in Virginia, Minnesota, United States. Son of David Garza and Patricia Jeanne (Voigt) Garcia.


Student, University Minnesota, 1973-1977; student, University St. Thomas, 1990.


Manager, Papa John's Restaurant, Morris, Minnesota, 1977-1981; student personnel supervisor, Glensheen Historic Home, Duluth, Minnesota, 1981-1982; general manager, Thrifty Scot Motel, Duluth, 1982-1984; founder, president, Soup's On Restaurants & Galleries, Duluth, St. Paul, 1983-1987; managing director, Duluth Ballet, Inc., 1985-1987; founder, executive director, Duluth Public Arts Commission, 1986-1988; director arts access, COMPASS, St. Paul, 1988-1991; director community relations, COMPAS, St. Paul, since 1991. Member of faculty Arts Leadership Institute, since 1988. Panel member Dance Alliance McKnight Fellowship, 1988-1989.

Conference chairman Alliance for the Arts Education, Minneapolis, 1989. President of the board directors Minnesota Alliance for Arts in Education, since 1989.


Board of directors A.M. Chisholm Museum, Duluth, 1987-1990, Jamaica Dance Theatre,1988-1990, Teatro Latino de Minnesota, since 1989. Advisor arts fund Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation, 1987-1991. Member arts education collaboration panel National Education Association, 1991.

Member Minnesota Citizens for Arts, since 1985. Panel member UnitedArts, 1988-1989. Advisor Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, grants policy review committee, 1989-1990.

Chairman Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts in Education Planning Team, since 1991. Consultant Alaska, Illinois, and Iowa Alliances for Arts Education. Member City of St. Paul Planning and Economics Development Committee on Arts, since 1991.

Participant Itasca Seminar on Cultural Diversity, 1990, 91. Member National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: dance, reading, photography, arts, cooking.


Married Lynn Dorice Burbank, April 17, 1978.

David Garza Garcia

Patricia Jeanne (Voigt) Garcia

Lynn Dorice Burbank