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Guest Speaker Series: Jennifer Fischer

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Jennifer Fischer

The Art of Parenthood:
Nurturing Your Creativity While Nurturing a Family

Jennifer Fischer is the Co-Founder of Think Ten Media Group and a writer, producer and arts educator whose creative and educational work focuses on highlighting shared human experiences and on creating art experiences that cultivate empathy and understanding. She produced SMUGGLED while 7+months pregnant with her toddler by her side the whole time. SMUGGLED has been featured by NBCLatino, ABC, Univision and Fusion, and THE wHOLE premiered at the ACLU’s 50th Anniversary Human Rights Conference in New York City. Fischer holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.A. from Harvard University.

Join ARTree as we welcome a true leader of the arts in Santa Clarita.

7:00 p.m. / Thursday, October 26

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24266 Main St. Newhall

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Guest Speaker Series: College of the Canyons Animation Dept

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College of the Canyons Animation Dept.

The Animation program at the College of the Canyons is proud to be partnering with the Remember Us/Righteous Conversations Project to record and animate survivor stories from the Nazi Holocaust. As children, these men and women experienced the horrors from the worst of humanity’s collective past. Now their stories must be recorded or lost forever. These movies have been created by the animation students in Masha Vasilkovsky’s introductory and advanced animation classes. Along with her filmmaking partner Ruah Edelstein the students planned, recorded and then animated the stories that, along with the actual survivors themselves, form the basis of these movies.

The ARTree invites you to join the filmmakers/instructors Masha Vasilkovsky, Ruah Edelstein, Jeff Baker (Department Chair of Media Entertainment Arts) and Samara Huttman (Director of the Remember Us and The Righteous Conversations Project) to view and discuss the art and educational opportunities students and the public gain in creating these animated movies.

7:00 p.m. / Thursday, September 28

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Guest Speaker Series: John Moffitt

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John Moffitt

Artist

A student of art from an early age, Southern California native John Moffitt took up painting after leaving college in 1969. By the early seventies his exhibited oil paintings were winning awards in both traditional and modern categories and his tromp l’oeil or surrealistic styled works were added to area collections. Over the decades, Moffitt has honed his crafts as a fine artist, muralist, illustrator and scenic artist, always exhibiting a masterful handling of draftsmanship and the tools of the trade.

His interest in large scale painting led him to the motion picture industry in 1975 where he worked as a motion picture Scenic Artist creating hundreds of monumental landscapes and cityscape backdrops as well as murals, fine art and portraiture for films and television. From Goonies to Ghost Busters, the Lethal Weapon series, the Batman series and the Ironman series to Benjamin Button, Moffitt’s artwork has graced the screen, his work often “hidden in plain sight.”

7:00 p.m. / Thursday, July 27

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24266 Main St. Newhall

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