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A Message to Our Friends: COVID-19

Dear Ryman Arts Friends,

We are all taking steps to deal with the impact of the COVID -19 virus. To that end, I am writing to let you know that Ryman Arts has cancelled the remainder of our classes for this spring semester. Our classes had their final sessions this past weekend at both our California State University Fullerton (CSUF) and Otis College of Art & Design sites. With student health as our highest priority, the decision was based on public health directives from CSUF and Otis College.

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Curatorial Panel Engages Alumni at Second Creative Hour

By Veronica Mora (Ryman ’14), Alumni Fellow

The second Creative Hour with Ryman Arts, an exclusive event series for Ryman Arts alumni, took place on December 12, 2019, at Edward Cella Art + Architecture (ECAA). This event series was developed to foster discussion and community among Ryman Arts alumni in the creative industry, with this Creative Hour focusing on alumni involved in the curatorial field.

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Ryman Arts Artists Create Artwork Inspired by Legendary Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki

By Marilyn Nguyen (Ryman ’11), Development Coordinator

In anticipation of the 2019 Sklar Creative Visionary Award Celebration honoring world-renowned, Academy Award-winning animation creator and director, Hayao Miyazaki, Co-Founder of Studio Ghibli, 25 Ryman Arts student and alumni artists participated in a three-day workshop inspired by the artwork of Miyazaki’s iconic films.

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Legendary Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki Will Be Honored with 2019 Sklar Creative Visionary Award

(Los Angeles) Aug. 14, 2019 - The annual Sklar Creative Visionary Award will be presented to Academy Award winner Hayao Miyazaki, creator of some of the most beloved animated films in recognition of his commitment to artistic excellence throughout his extensive body of work. Seen as one of the most influential creators of cinematic animation worldwide, Miyazaki has contributed masterfully to the art of storytelling and is an inspiration to animators, directors, and writers everywhere.

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Creative Hour for Ryman Arts Alumni

By Veronica Mora (Ryman ’14), Alumni Fellow 

Ryman Arts continues to engage its alumni with exclusive events like Creative Hour with Ryman Arts which took place on June 27, 2019, at Industrious DTLA. Creative Hour was developed for Ryman Arts alumni who have established themselves in the creative industry and are looking to take the next step.

This networking event hosted by Moonlit Skincare, a brand co-founded by Ryman Arts alumna Stephy Kim (Ryman '07), included a panel discussion with accomplished Ryman Arts alumni.

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Cal State Fullerton Hosts Ryman Arts 2019 Graduation

By Marilyn Nguyen (Ryman ’11), Development Coordinator 

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Meet the Faculty: Malaika Zweig Latty

By Malaika Zweig Latty, Ryman Arts Master Teaching Artist

Growing up surrounded by artists, I have been creating artworks all my life. I started very early as a teaching assistant for my stepdad. I was fourteen when the art school where he taught asked me to be his assistant. I felt immediately comfortable teaching with him. To me, teaching was being another set of eyes, helping each art student to see what they were doing.

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Collaborative Teaching with Guest Artist Francesco X Siqueiros

By Michelle Mary Lee, Ryman Arts Master Teaching Artist 

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