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Guest Speaker: Steven D. Lavine

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Steven Lavine
President
California Institute of the Arts

The Power of Art and Culture

Steven D. Lavine arrived at CalArts in 1988. He leaves next year after a 29-year presidency. While the school on the hill may go unnoticed by many, it is one of the premiere institutions for artistic education in the country. Its alumni have influenced art, music, film, and popular culture throughout the world.

We are honored to have Steven D. Lavine as the final speaker in our 2016 series. Mr. Lavine will talk about his tenure at CalArts, and describe the future he sees for the school and himself. It will be an eventful conversation and evening.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 – 6:30 pm, at the Old Town Newhall Library

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Guest Speaker Series: Scott Bruckner

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Scott Bruckner
Sculptor

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Poplar on padouk base

Warm art from hard woods

As a sculptor, former Santa Clarita resident Scott Bruckner started working with cast-off construction materials. Now he uses exotic woods like Cocobola and African Mahogany for his award-winning sculptures.

Traveling in Europe, living on both coasts, and the works of Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson have influenced Bruckner’s art. Enjoy an enlightening and fun conversation with Scott Bruckner.

Thursday, September 22, 2016 – 6:30 pm, at the Old Town Newhall Library

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Flutterby Art Studio

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For kids who want the freedom to create.
Open studio time for children with free use of art supplies.
Grant-funded by the City of Santa Clarita and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, we are pleased to announce this new program at our Old Town Newhall Studio location.

Drop-in between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10th for our first session.

Flutterby Art Studio will continue on the first Saturday of the month, for the rest of the school year. Upcoming Dates:

  • October 1st
  • November 5th
  • December 3rd
  • January 7th
  • February 4th
  • March 4th
  • April 1st
  • May 6th
  • June 3rd

Each session showcases a featured art material to explore and an opportunity to interact with an in-house artist who will be painting, drawing or sculpting, and answering questions. No registration, no fees, just freedom.

No student drop-offs. Please stay with your child. All ages welcome.

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