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Meet the creative minds working behind the scenes of ENGAGE Art Fair to bring an incredibly memorable experience with the arts to life over the entire weekend.
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Penelope Moore, Creative Design

Penelope Moore, Creative Design

Penelope's paintings and photography are a reflection of her passion for food, wine and joie de vivre. They are contemporary in style with an emphasis on color, mood and light. A gourmet at heart, Penelope is immersed in an epicurean culture and influenced by her connectedness with the world of wine. Her culinary compositions offer intimate insight into a food and wine lifestyle.

Her inspiration begins in social scenes such as restaurants, wine bars, wineries, wine cellars and often simply in the kitchen and around dinner tables with wine, food and friends. Through the use of rich color, dynamic perspective, inviting atmosphere and gourmet subject matter, Penelope's work conveys the essence of a bon vivant lifestyle. Once her inspiration is transformed into colorful still life paintings and photographs her work expresses gratitude, optimism and joy of life.

Penelope earned her BFA in Painting from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. She resides in Napa Valley.
 
David Aten, Preview Party Event Planner

David Aten, Preview Party Event Planner

David Aten Events professional event planning is a natural extension from David’s vast accomplishments within the food industry. Imaginative and innovative event planning started in his formative years, as a child growing up in Europe. He dreamed of living in castles and throwing lavish parties.

David says, “All my life, I have celebrated my birthday with a big party. When I was 13, I hosted my own disco party, plastered the walls and ceiling with tin foil, reflecting everything. I have always gone for the WOW factor when guests enter a room.”

Today, David Aten Events produces many of the wine country’s luxury, lifestyle events. From intimate gatherings at private estates, to full scale productions, galas, and fundraisers at some of the most beautiful Napa Valley venues.
 
Massimo Falsini, Executive Chef, Solbar

Massimo Falsini, Executive Chef, Solbar

Massimo Falsini joined Solage and Michelin Star Solbar as the Executive Chef at the beginning of March coming from the Four Seasons Resort in Hualalai. Originally from Rome, Chef Falsini has strong roots in European, and particularly Italian, cuisine. In the kitchen, he loves action, transformation and coaching; not just the static figure of a chef supervising a kitchen. He keeps his quality standards high by always aiming to express his personality through his dishes, incorporating his knowledge of flavours and richness of the Italian landscape.

Chef Falsini has a 27-year long history in the culinary world, in many esteemed establishments worldwide. He began his culinary career in Rome at the Michelin-starred Trattoria Felice a Testaccio, before serving at the Michelin-starred restaurant “Baby” at Aldrovandi Palace, in Villa Borghese, Rome and at the Grand Hotel Trieste & Victoria in Abano Terme Padova, Italy.

He earned his first Michelin Star for the world famous Harry's Bar.
 
Lindsey Rion, Pop-up Lounge Design

Lindsey Rion, Pop-up Lounge Design

In her tenth year as a specialist in the event industry, Lindsey Rion has developed a creative and original eye for floral and event design. Lindsey opened the doors to Rion Designs in 2014, offering full-service event design to Napa Valley and the Bay Area. 
The Lux Productions, Lighting Design

The Lux Productions, Lighting Design

A design based event production company, The Lux Productions offers innovative products and stylish alternatives to event lighting, sound, video, logistics, design, and decor. A full service production company, The Lux Productions takes client ideas and transforms them into fully produced events from preproduction through take down. With lighting, audio, video, and decor capabilities, The Lux creates memories to last a lifetime. 
Kirstina Young, Admin + Management Support

Kirstina Young, Admin + Management Support

Originally from the East Coast, Kristina grew up splitting her time between the US and Canada, where her extended family still lives. She received her BFA in painting from Richmond College, in London. She went on to study art history at University of British Columbia (Vancouver) and illustration and design at California College of the Arts (San Francisco).

Since 2000, she dove into work as an arts advocate at Arts Council Napa Valley, elementary school art teacher, and gallery manager and curator. During this time, she also kept a working studio and showed her work in numerous exhibitions throughout the Bay Area. Her work is represented in the di Rosa collection (Napa) among many other private collections.

Today, she continues to create paintings, mosaics and large-scale murals for private and commercial clients while maintaining her commitment to arts advocacy on the local level as Curator for the City of Napa's ARTwalk sculpture program and member Vine Trail ACE Committee.
 
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