I am very proud to announce the Sinai Temple Men’s Club will be presenting my film, “Between the Shells”, followed by a director Q&A next Tuesday September 22 at 6:30 pm (PST). The film was recently selected as Official Selection by Film Girl, Lift Off and YoFiFest Film Festivals. For registration and info please see link and flyer below.
Shells” tells us through art and interview the story of the Jewish People,
from Biblical times to the present as seen through the eyes and unique artwork of Moosa Haim (Jalil) Harooni. Harooni
is a brave and talented Persian Jew who lived through Iran’s Islamic
Revolution, migrating to the United States after the Iran Iraq War.
We’ll present the final talk in our series on Tuesday, August 18 at 12pm.
Room to Grow: 2020’s Biggest Tech Takeaways from the Perspective of UX
2020 has shown us that the tech world has much to think about. Join Diana Barraza, UCLA Extension Instructor and Head of User Experience at Mesh Communities as they walk through some of the challenges tech must react to during these unprecedented times. From accountability of social platforms to truly protect their most marginalized users to how junior designers can best weather the storm, Diana will present a blueprint for a better tech outlook.
Diana Barraza is a UX and visual designer with over 10 years of experience in technology. Specializing in mobile and enterprise design, Diana currently ideates how to best connect likeminded people as Head of User Experience at Mesh Communities. Previously with Heal–an in-home, doctor on-demand provider–Diana’s work contributed to Heal being named App of the Day in the App Store. With an academic background rooted in the social sciences and arts, Diana is eager to share her knowledge and experiences as an educator at UCLA Extension. Diana is also proudly Latinx and an LA native.
A lot of people assume that getting into game development, VR, digital art, or interactive design has to be super difficult; join us for a discussion on why that’s not the case! These fields are more important than ever, and UCLA offers a number of paths to find your spot in the digital arts—even if you never want to write a line of code. John will take you through a quick overview of the many ways you can get involved in these rapidly growing industries, and then he’ll demonstrate just how quick and easy it can be to build a scene in Unity!
John Selig has taught students of all ages, from 6 to 65; everything from photography to programming to web design, and more. He’s got a passion for games of all kinds, and he specializes in getting new students excited about combining creativity with technology. In his free time, you can find him writing and performing rock music and working on indie games!
Enroll here for Tuesday’s free and informative talk on this exciting, emerging area of design!
Join us for a free information session about the Design Communication Arts, User Experience and Visual Arts Programs. Learn about career pathways and creative outlets and meet a few of the people involved with the programs.
Has your creativity been sheltering in place for the last several
months (or more)? Well there’s no time like the present to pull it out of
the garage, dust it off, and take it for a spin. Join Pash as he takes
you and thousands of other designers through a series of fun, interactive
creative exercises designed to get those wheels turning and remind your brain
what it means to think like a designer. OK so there won’t be thousands of
people–but there will be enough for you to strut your stuff and impress
them…and hopefully yourself too along the way. Make sure you bring a pad
of paper and a favorite pen or pencil. And your brain—even if it feels a
Pash is a design strategist, author, and educator with 30 years of experience in the field of design. He has designed the official logo for Miles Davis, brand extensions for Playboy, products for John Varvatos, retail product strategy for Motown Records, and advertising for Perrier. For the last 10 years he has been focused in the entertainment industry.
Pash’s work has appeared in hundreds of
magazines, journals, and books. It has sat on shelves on six continents,
it resides in the Smithsonian Institution, it hangs on a wall in Oprah’s
office. It has taught children, revitalized brands, secured funding, clothed
celebrities, trained executives, developed platforms, modernized legacies, and
of course, sold products.
From 2002 to 2004 Pash served as President
of the Los Angeles chapter of AIGA. In addition to UCLA Extension (where
he has taught since 2001) he frequently guest lectures at other art
schools. He is also a popular speaker and is (used to be) on the road a
few times each year to speak to creative professionals around the country.
Pash’s book, Inspirability, was
published in 2005 and features personal interviews with 40 of the world’s most
prominent and interesting graphic designers.
Pash lives in Los Angeles with his wife,
Jessica and his daughters, Mirabelle and Juliette.
Have you been missing the gardens of The Getty, or the paintings at the Broad? Join us for an hour-long, informal and interactive virtual tour of Los Angeles’s premiere museums. Participants visit The Getty Museum, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Norton Simon Museum and The Broad, all online, enjoying highlights of these world-class collections. Veteran museum educator Dahn Hiuni (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Art Gallery of Ontario) welcomes you, encouraging dialogue and exchange about the art that inspires you.
Dahn Hiuni is a Los Angeles-based multidisciplinary artist. His work spans the fields of visual art, performance art, theater, and graphic design. Mr. Hiuni’s work has been presented at such New York venues as The Fringe Festival/Soho Playhouse, P.S. 122, Franklin Furnace, Mixed Greens, Artists Space, Metro Pictures, and Cooper Union. Other exhibition and performance venues include the Cleveland Performance Art Festival, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Lancaster Museum of Art. His solo performance TWENTIETH CENTURY ART is part of the permanent collection of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. A recipient of numerous awards and major grants, Mr. Hiuni’s work has appeared in the New York Times, the Huffington Post and Playbill.
As professor, Dr. Hiuni has taught at Pratt Institute,
School of Visual Arts, FIT, Hofstra, Bucknell, SUNY, The Metropolitan Museum of
Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and
at the National Theatre School of Canada. He holds an MFA in studio art and an
interdisciplinary PhD (Art History/Art Education/Performance Studies), both
from Penn State. He is adjunct professor of art at SUNY Empire State College.
ability of Photography to memorialize a moment in time with crystal clarity was
the reason for its enjoying such success in becoming the dominant visual medium
from the 20th Century through today. At the same time, this singular focus on
capturing monumental perspectives is precisely what has constricted the practice
and possibilities of photography.
This struggle to not allow a memory to fade is the problematic underpinning of why monumental structures consistently fail. In trying to last forever they make their temporality even more apparent and their ability to preserve themselves even more futile.
Join us to explore how Photography and other visual art forms can be seen not only from a binary position of Monument or Anti-Monument, but through the multiple facets of a Countermonumental perspective.
UCLAx Instructor Craig Havens, Ph.D (www.craighavens.com) is a visual artist based in Los Angeles and Berlin working in the mediums of photography, moving images, performance, sculpture and site-specific installation. Works have been exhibited internationally at venues such as the Weserburg-Museum für moderne Kunst in Bremen/Germany, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp/Belgium, the Armory Biennial in Los Angeles/California, the Nanjing International Biennale in Nanjing/China, the Heritage Arts Space in Hanoi/Vietnam, the Goethe Institute in Johannesburg/South Africa, the Brugge Triennale in Brugge/Belgium and Galerie Andreas Schmidt in Berlin/Germany.
Join us over lunch for a series of live talks and presentations in the core academic areas of the Visual Arts. Each week we feature a distinguished instructor and dive into their area of expertise. Areas of focus for this series include Photography, Art History, User Experience (UX), Design, Studio Arts, and VR. Sessions begin at 12pm, last between 60-90 minutes, and are free and interactive. Bring your ideas and questions. Enroll for free today!
The student will partner with a lead designer to develop graphic design solutions for various print ephemera connected with the Getty, including Education and Performing Arts. Work will involve collaborations with internal clients, production and web staff to coordinate deliverables. The Design Studio is a fast-paced, deadline-driven, creative environment that develops high quality design solutions.
The Design Studio at the Getty will offer a fully set-up MAC workstation for the successful student candidate. Work must be carried out at the Getty Center Design Studio. The position is 12 hours per week, with preference for 2 six hour days (Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday 8:30 – 3:30 with 1 hour lunch break).
• Working knowledge of InDesign and other Adobe CC programs.
• Ability to generate a design solution quickly and carry it through to completion.
• Strong communication skills.
• DCA certificate candidate.
Send your resume, cover letter and three work samples to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, March 9.
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Students, please join us on the 4th floor of 1010 Westwood Center this evening from 6-8p for the opening reception of It’s Your Show 2019! Friends and family are welcome to join you. Light refreshments will be served. Let’s celebrate!