Victor Cass ILLU '89 is involved in his third year of 'Artful Solutions: Pathways from Homelessness' at the Armory Center for the Arts. In a program he co-founded, the Armory, in partnership with Union Station Homeless Services and the Pasadena Police Department's Homeless Outreach-Psychiatric Evaluation (HOPE) Team, is offering free art classes to the homeless families in Union Station's shelters. The 8-week session, which lasted from February through March, will be celebrated with an art show of students work on Saturday, April 24, at the Armory Center. Cass teaches the adult classes.
Paula Chan ILLU '95 will be selling handmade jewelry, greeting cards and knit scarves in Oakland just in time for the holidays. Check out her stuff at Oakland Unwrapped Holiday Buy Night Dec. 10-11, 5-10 pm inside Jack London Market; and at the Crucible's Holiday Gifty Open House Dec. 12-13, 10 am-4 pm at 7th and Union Street.
Ching Ching Cheng ILLU '09 will have two paintings on display at the Louvre in June. For more information, read this article in the Pasadena Weekly.
Dean Fleming ILLU '87 has been invited to participate in the 2010 International Exhibition of Neo-Surrealism. His painting "Discovery" will be included in the show which runs from May 20 to June 30 at the Bissaya Barreto Museum in Coimbra, Portugal. For more information, visit deanfleming.com.
Ed French ILLU '62 says he's really cranking out the paintings these daysâ€”check out his paintings at his website at edfrenchart.com.
Gerardo Garza ILLU '03 has completed his fourth title, Guitar Hero: Van Halen, shipping soon under Activision Blizzard Publishing. Other upcoming work includes pre-production on Capcom's Dark Void. Garza is always seeking new freelance clients looking for professional concept design or 3D modeling. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris Hopkins ILLU '79 Beginning January 29, 2010, the Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale will present 'Chris Hopkins: Honoring Northwest Coast Native Culture.' The exhibit will feature art depicting both historical scenes and images that show the reemergence of a vibrant contemporary Native culture. Hopkins has created art from the native point of view with exceptional historical accuracy.
Victoria Howard ILLU '89 and Keri Rosebraugh ILLU '89 recently formed Responsible Education and Media (R.E.M.), a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising public awareness and consciousness of social and political issues concerning the global community. Combining art and entertainment with factual analysis of global injustice, they strive to educate the public on various issues of importance. R.E.M.'s newest info-ad against Arizona Senate Bill 1070, appeared in the Phoenix New Times newspaper on April 29, 2010.
Valda Hsu ILLU '89 will be teaching a Chinese language and culture course at the Kansas City Art Institute. Hsu currently teaches Chinese brush painting for adults at KCAI, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Confucius Institute at the University of Kansas, where she is also special programs instructor for Chinese language and culture. She teaches brush painting in the adult continuing education program for persons with developmental disabilities through the University of Kansas and Longview Community College, and also teaches Chinese at St. Paul's Episcopal Day School. Every year she is invited to do a Chinese brush painting demonstration in the Chinese gallery at the Nelson-Atkins Museum during the museum's Chinese New Year celebration. She says her frequent visits to China and Taiwan have inspired her to teach Chinese to visual artists "in order to promote the understanding of its culture and its timeless, authentic art form through the language."
NoĂ«l Ill ILLU '05 works is an illustrator for HBO's The Life and Times of Tim. Be sure to watch the second season of animated series on Friday nights at 9:30 pm on HBO. Ill has also has published a book of her paintings, Look Inside , available from blurb.com.
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Martha Rich ILLU '00 will have her food art on display as part of "Palate," a group show at the SCION Art space in Los Angeles. For more information, and to see images of Martha's latest work, visit Cake and Lobster.
Savanna Snow (Eckles) ADVT '03, along with Art Center alumni Mark Ryden ILLU '87, Rob Clayton ILLU '88 and Christian Clayton ILLU '91 , are participating in Art Shack an upcoming art show at the Laguna Art Museum.
John Parra ILLU '97 wants to share some good news. His third childrenĂs book, Gracias/Thanks, recently won the Pura Belpre Honors Award for illustration from the American Library Association (ALA) as well as the Golden Kite Medal Award for Picture Book Illustrations from The Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).
John Trinh ILLU '97 "Agent Orange: 30 Years Later" is officially accepted to Cannes Independent Film Festival and will be screened May 12-23 as part of the Villa Cannes programming selection. The screening will take place in a 40-seat screening salon at the CIFF Villa, a short walk from the Palais de Festival. Schedule will be on the Web next week. In August, the film will be screened at Washougal International Film Festival.