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April 19, 2014 | By Jason Song
Jonathan Lee stood by the large prints of Ein Liz, a female action figure he'd spent the better part of a year creating. The Art Center College of Design senior hoped his pieces would catch the eye of one of the hundreds of possible employers who would inspect students' work during the annual graduation show last week. The 25-year-old admitted to feeling nervous but tried to temper his expectations as representatives from Disney and Google approached his display. He plans to send resumes later.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2014 | By Jason Song
Jonathan Lee stood by the large prints of Ein Liz, a female action figure he'd spent the better part of a year creating. The Art Center College of Design senior hoped his pieces would catch the eye of one of the hundreds of possible employers who would inspect students' work during the annual graduation show last week. The 25-year-old admitted to feeling nervous but tried to temper his expectations as representatives from Disney and Google approached his display. He plans to send resumes later.
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May 28, 2011 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Donald R. Kubly, a former president of Art Center College of Design who presided over its move from Los Angeles to a custom-built campus in the Pasadena foothills, died of natural causes Thursday at his home near the school. He was 93. His death was confirmed by his son, David. Called "one of Art Center's most influential leaders" by its current president, Lorne M. Buchman, Kubly was associated with the prestigious design school for five decades, beginning as an undergraduate in the late 1930s.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2014 | By Mike Boehm
A new documentary film is the latest chapter in an ongoing effort to keep alive the memory of the defunct Chouinard Art Institute as a foundation slab in L.A.'s rise to art world prominence. “Curly,” produced and directed by Gianina Ferreyra, addresses the influential school's history from 1921 to 1972, when it was subsumed into the newly established California Institute of the Arts, and the 21st century effort to rekindle awareness of Chouinard. The 51-minute film's first showing is 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the community room of the South Pasadena Public Library, accompanied by a panel discussion involving a number of L.A. art luminaries connected to Chouinard, including Larry Bell, Chaz Bojorquez, Llyn Foulkes and John Van Hamersveld.
BUSINESS
July 18, 2010 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles, Los Angeles Times
The gig: Chip Foose is considered by many to be the world's top hot-rod designer. His Huntington Beach company, Foose Design, modifies collector cars and builds custom cars. A hand-built creation can take up to six years and cost more than $1 million. Last year the privately owned firm posted more than $4 million in revenue. Foose, 46, also has designed sunglasses and footwear for Oakley Inc. On screen: Foose has hosted two reality TV shows for the TLC network — "Overhaulin' " and "Rides" — and is currently a judge on the Discovery Channel series "Ultimate Car Build-Off."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 2005
In Pasadena, Art Center College of Design celebrates its 75th anniversary with a gala that includes a fashion show, dinner and awards ceremony.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2013 | By Jori Finkel
Some bubbles are harder to burst than others. After a four-year run as director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Richard Koshalek says he is returning to California - and just might bring with him a version of the inflatable event space that he had championed in Washington, D.C. Koshalek originally envisioned the Bubble, designed by Diller Scofidio & Renfro, as a pavilion for cultural programming that would be erected in the Hirshhorn courtyard...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2012
'The History of Space Photography' Where: Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, 1700 Lida St., Pasadena When: Through May 6 Contact: (626) 396.2446, http://www.artcenter.edu/williamson
BUSINESS
January 30, 2011 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles, Los Angeles Times
The gig: Frank Saucedo is director of General Motors Co.'s Advanced Design Studio in North Hollywood, one of 10 the automaker has worldwide. The 49-year-old lives in Westlake Village with his wife, Regina, and their two teenage sons. A family thing: Saucedo said his earliest memories are filled with drawing and working on cars. Armed with a pencil, the Alhambra native drew just about anything he saw, usually on the blank side of blue invoices his father would bring home from his job as an industrial tool salesman.
OPINION
December 20, 2008
Re "Stalled at the starting line," Dec. 15 Your article does a great disservice not only to the talented graduates of the Art Center College of Design but also to the automotive industry as a whole. Sure, these are difficult times for Ford, GM and Chrysler -- and if you are a recent graduate hoping to work for the Big Three, you very well may feel stranded. But there are a significant number of automotive studios that are focused on the creation of innovative approaches to fuel efficiency, alternative fuels and new modes of transportation.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2014 | By Susan King
Animator Floyd Norman vividly recalled the first time he encountered Walt Disney. In early 1956, Norman was one of a few young animators hired for a one-month tryout at the Disney studio in Burbank. A few weeks into its training, the group was told to report to a screening room on the third floor of the Animation Building. Because the room was occupied, they had to wait in the hallway. "We saw this figure step out into the hallway moving toward us," Norman said. "As the figure moved closer, we suddenly realized - oh, my God - it was Walt Disney.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 2013 | By Jason Song
Willie Wenzlau assembled the potential future of the Art Center College of Design's photography program in front of him one recent afternoon: a leaf he plucked off a tree, a piece of plywood and a shot glass full of an amber liquid resembling Jack Daniels. His iPhone stayed in his pocket. "Digital images are inherently less interesting just because everyone does it," said the 22-year-old photography student. He brushed some of the liquid on the wood, one step in developing photos using platinum, a technique that was last widely used before World War I. "When someone sees something like this, it'll hold their attention longer because it catches them off-guard," Wenzlau said.
NEWS
September 5, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
An Aaron Curry sculpture commissioned by Dior Homme artistic director Kris Van Assche has been installed in front of the luxury brand's Rodeo Drive flagship, the label announced Thursday. At the same time, and on the opposite side of the country, the brand took the wraps of another Van Assche-commissioned art installation -- this one by Matt Keegan -- in front of the brand's 57th Street flagship in Manhattan. In the press release unveiling the two new, permanent site-specific installations by contemporary artists, the luxury brand called it "part of an ongoing initiative that aims to enhance Dior Homme's tactile and interactive retail experience ... " The artists' sculptures join existing original works on display in other U.S. Dior Homme locations including a wall sculpture by Robert Montgomery at Dior Homme Soho in Manhattan and a Bruce Weber film at Dior Homme Miami.
IMAGE
September 1, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Fashion illustrator Tony Viramontes captured the gender-bending electricity of the 1980s style scene like no one else. He made a name for himself with his drawings of dominant women dressed in the theatrical haute couture of the day. In addition to putting pencil to paper, he was also a clothing stylist, makeup artist and hairdresser who collaborated with his subjects to create images with attitude. Twenty-five years after his death from AIDS at age 31, Viramontes will once again be in the spotlight.
NEWS
June 14, 2013 | By Sam Lubell
Every house is a reflection of its owner. Some owners are just a bit more complicated than others. Tim Tattu is still settling into his new house, designed by Los Angeles architect Tom Marble in the steep hills overlooking the Silver Lake Reservoir. It is an explosion of angles, steel and outsized ambition. But the house is also filled with small spaces, contemplative moments and simple materials. It's an epic study in contrasts, as is Tattu himself. Tattu grew up in Hermosa Beach, studied art in the early '90s at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and at the prestigious Städelschule in Germany, and eventually became a set decorator for music videos and TV commercials.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2013 | By Jori Finkel
Some bubbles are harder to burst than others. After a four-year run as director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Richard Koshalek says he is returning to California - and just might bring with him a version of the inflatable event space that he had championed in Washington, D.C. Koshalek originally envisioned the Bubble, designed by Diller Scofidio & Renfro, as a pavilion for cultural programming that would be erected in the Hirshhorn courtyard...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2014 | By Susan King
Animator Floyd Norman vividly recalled the first time he encountered Walt Disney. In early 1956, Norman was one of a few young animators hired for a one-month tryout at the Disney studio in Burbank. A few weeks into its training, the group was told to report to a screening room on the third floor of the Animation Building. Because the room was occupied, they had to wait in the hallway. "We saw this figure step out into the hallway moving toward us," Norman said. "As the figure moved closer, we suddenly realized - oh, my God - it was Walt Disney.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2008
Three UCLA students and another from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena were among the winners of the 29th annual College Television Awards, handed out Saturday night by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation. Nicole Haeusser and Ulrich Schwarz won in the drama category for "The Death Strip," and fellow Bruin Michelle Tessier captured the top prize in the children's category for "Camp Bean, All Things Woodsey." Top honors in the category for commercials went to Jonas Mayabb of the Art Center for "Blowing Smoke."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2013 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Architecture Critic
Another bubble has popped for Richard Koshalek. The director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., a branch of the Smithsonian, announced Thursday he will leave his post later this year. The news followed a reported split on the Hirshhorn board over the wisdom of building an inflatable event space for the museum, a project Koshalek has actively championed. The inflatable structure, designed by the New York architects Diller, Scofidio & Renfro and known as "the Bubble," had estimated costs of roughly $15 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 2012 | By Suzanne Muchnic, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Pedro E. Guerrero, a photographer whose early work with architect Frank Lloyd Wright sparked a long, distinguished career in the worlds of fine art and glossy magazines, died Thursday. He was 95. Guerrero died at his home in Florence, Ariz., said his daughter Susan Guerrero. He had battled cancer for several years. Unlike his more famous contemporary, Julius Shulman, whose photographs of Southern California's modern architecture have formed an indelible, collective image of Los Angeles' progressive mid-20th-century lifestyle, Guerrero became known for interpreting a single architect's vision.
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