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Watercolors, Typographies Among Faculty Presentations

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Santa Monica’s Schomburg Gallery will play host to professor of art Lawrence Yun’s June 10-July 6 exhibition Garden Entwined. The exhibition features his most recent botanical watercolors exploring pictorial and geometric compositions. The opening reception will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 10.

Kevin Mattson, alumnus and campus sustainable waste management specialist, will present during the 16th annual California Higher Education Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Conference June 26-29 at UC Santa Barbara. Cal State Fullerton hosted the conference in 2015

Bryan Cantley, professor of art, will lecture at The Bartlett School of Architecture on Oct. 25. Rated as the best architecture school in the U.K. over the past decade, the School of Architecture is part of University College London. Cantley will lecture on his current research on experimental drawing typographies, as well as his theoretical political and social projects. Among these: “Urban Brothel,” which looks at the global commerce of prostitution, and his “Palimpsest Relationship” drawings, which explore and challenge the norms of both architectural drawings/prints and the hegemony of organized religion, as well as the new social/sacred space of social media.

Past presentations and distinctions include: 

Elizabeth Zavala-Acevez, director of the Career Center, gave a presentation titled “How to Turn Your Internship Into a Job Opportunity” at the April 29 Your Turn Intern Expo and Celebrity Fest at the the Los Angeles Convention Center. 

Carol Ashley, assistant professor of art, served as a panelist at the recent ASIFA Educator’s Forum Annual Membership Meeting.

Wendy Grieb, assistant professor of art, was tapped by Microsoft and Celsys to serve as a consultant and create a video demonstrating the power of the new Microsoft Surface Studio and Clip Studio as digital art creating tools. 

Anthony Sparks, assistant professor of cinema and television arts, was selected as a creative adviser for the Sundance Institute, the educational arm of the Sundance Film Festival. He joins other advisers in offering guidance and mentorship to a select group of television, film, virtual reality and creative projects that competed to join the Sundance Institute’s Story Lab.