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  • Lucas Blalock (b. 1978, Asheville, North Carolina, USA) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He earned a BA from Bard College (2002), attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2011), and is an MFA candidate at UCLA (2013).

  • Daniel Mendel-Black has exhibited widely in the U.S. and abroad. Recent shows include Pretty Lips Are Red at China Art Objects Galleries in Los Angeles, and André Butzer, Marcel Hüppauff, Daniel Mendel-Black, Philipp Schwalb at Galerie Bernd Kugler in Innsbruck, Austria. Mendel-Black’s work is represented in a number of public collections.

  • 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.

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Perri Chasin

Perri Chasin
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Education: 
Ms. Chasin earned a BA from City College of New York (Speech/Communication), an MA from Queens College (Speech/Communication) and doctoral courses from the Graduate Center, CUNY.
Bio/Affiliation: 

Perri Chasin is a broadcast writer/producer, filmmaker and educator.

Her critically acclaimed series Final Curtain for National Public Radio's KCRW FM and KCRW.com was nominated for a Golden Mike Award. As Senior Producer of the nightly KCOP/TV 10 PM news, she was nominated for an Emmy Award. She was a producer for KNBC, CNBC, Financial News Network and co-producer of the documentary From Sea to Shining Sea: The Story of Hands Across America. She has worked at Columbia Pictures, Polygram Pictures, has produced entertainment specials, reality series, live events and was an executive at CBS Records International.

Ms. Chasin has taught at New York University and St. John's University in New York where she was named Most Valuable Faculty Member by Sigma Alpha Eta, the Student Honor Society.

She is the author of Earth Rx: A Year's Supply of Environmental Tips to Protect the Planet (Landmark Calendars) and her Hands Across America music video is part of the 'Visions and Values' permanent collection of the Skirball Museum.

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