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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Renee Gladman

    Oct 19| Lectures
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    Renee Gladman is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, including the Ravicka triology, published by Dorothy (Event Factory, The Ravickians, and Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge). Other titles include Arlem, Not Right Now, Juice The Activist, A Picture Feeling, and Newcomer Can't Swim. Since 2004, she has been the publisher of Leon Works, a perfect bound series of books of experimental prose, and also has edited the Leroy chapbook series.

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Ellen Hee-Jung Jin Over

Ellen Hee-Jung Jin Over

 

In 2005, Ellen Hee-Jung Jin Over (‘96, Communication Arts) received an Emmy in the Individual Achievement category for her work on the animated show Jakers! Adventures of Piggley Winks.

The heart of her body of work as an art director largely stems from Mike Young Productions (TV animation company), where she worked alongside a creative, intelligent staff comprised of more than 100 animators, artists, writers, and executives on numerous projects. Mike Young Productions is one of the largest independent animation studios in the world; his animators run the gamut from the more traditional 2D to cutting-edge, 3D / CGI.

Over the years, her specific work includes background painting on Tarzan II, Bionicle, Clifford the Big Red Dog and art direction for He-man the Masters of the Universe, and the multi-Emmy winning Jakers! Adventures of Piggley Winks. She also had the pleasure of working overseas as a digital BG trainer and supervisor in New Zealand, India, and China.

She has worked on the Emmy-nominated TV show Bratz, based upon the mega-hit fashion doll manufactured by MGA Entertainment. The toy line first appeared on retailers’ shelves in 2001 and has since become a global phenomenon in the kids’ merchandising market, often ranking as the #1 fashion-themed doll.

Ellen was the art director on the second Tinkerbelle movie for Disney called Tinkerbelle and the Lost Treasure and designed the teapot house for the movie. Visitors can see the the teapot house built at Disneyland in the area of “Pixie Hallow”. She is glad to join other alumni in leaving an “Otis” mark on Disneyland.

 

 

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