Events
  • Tim Walsh, is the inventor of the board game Blurt!, which sold more than a milion copies. Tim has lincesned toy and game concepts to Hasbro, Mattel, Brio, Educational Insights, Imagine Entertaiment, and others. Be inspired and entertained by the stories behind the creation of blockbuster toys and games.

     

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures
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    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

  • Opening Reception and Acoustic Event: “Tuning the Room” lead by Gregory Lenczycki and Ken Goerres. Gastronomic tuning tastings and elixirs provided by Eden Batki.
     

  • The measure and alterations of Craycroft’s “room tuning” are framed in relation to its setting within the art gallery of an art school. In the wake of the U.S. presidential election, and in anticipation of the exhibition runtime falling during the first months of the new administration, Tuning the Room is a proposal to pay attention to the role that art and art education play in how voices are heard.

  • Robin Coste Lewis won the National Book Award for Voyage of the Sable Venus. Her writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Callaloo, The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Transition: Women in Literary Arts, VIDA, Phantom Limb, and Lambda Literary Review. She has taught at Wheaton, Hunter, Hampshire, and the NYU Low-Residency MFA in Paris. Lewis is a fellow of Cave Canem and of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, as well as a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at USC.

  • Artist Anna Craycroft, of the current exhibition Tuning the Room in Ben Maltz Gallery, in discussion with artist and curator Micah Silver.

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures
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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

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Robert Creighton

Robert Creighton
Lecturer
Teaches In
Education: 

Masters, Media Studies - New School University, New York

BFA, Industrial Design – Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island

Bio/Affiliation: 

Robert Creighton specializes in the conceptual development of interactive experiences and the design of educational environments for cultural institutions. His professional experience bringing varied and complex subject matter to life has led to the development and design of wide ranging visitor experiences for museums, aquariums, science centers and corporate clients.

Semiotics and Sustainability inform his design process and provide a framework to address complex design problems and deliver thoughtful solutions. Recent projects include the design of a barrier system for the Huntington Art Gallery and a series of wide ranging interactive experiences for the Nature Gardens and Nature Lab at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum.

Robert is a member of the Industrial Designers Society of America. His films have been shown internationally and he currently resides in Los Angeles. Prior to founding Red Cape Studio, he served as an industrial designer for Thinc Design and O2 Creative solutions.

Clients/Employment History:

California Academy of Sciences
The J. Paul Getty Museum
LA Natural History Museum
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
The Huntington Art Gallery
Orange County Water District
Discovery Cube OC and LA
Nevada State Museum
Catalina Island Marine Institute
Mekanism

Awards/Honors

Nature Lab • LA Natural History Museum
2015 Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement (AOA)
Museum Exhibition, Limited Budget

AAM Excellence in Exhibition Award 2014 Outstanding Connections Between Design, Content and Community Context

IDSA IDEA Awards - Finalist 2014

SEGD Global Design Awards - Merit Award 2014

Nature Gardens • LA Natural History Museum
Cooper-Hewitt People’s Design Award - Nominee 2013

ASLA Merit Award for Institutional Design 2012

Age of Mammals • LA Natural History Museum
AAM Excellence in Exhibition Award 2011 Special Achievement in Clarity of Message

California Academy of Sciences
Event Design - Gold Winner 2009
Museum Environment • CAS Steinhart Aquarium

IDSA IDEA Awards - Silver Award 2009
Environments • CAS Steinhart Aquarium

AIA Citation Award 2007
Interior Architecture • CAS Transition Facility

Cleveland Botanical Garden Orientation Theater
IDSA IDEA Awards - Silver Award 2004
Environments

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