*March 24: AL KALLIS, Illustrator, Art Director, Designer, Filmmaker. Al Kallis is one of the founders of IHOP, International House of Pancakes. A member of The Art Students League in New York City, Kallis also attended the Art Center School of Los Angeles. A professional illustrator and art director, Kallis' clients included Universal Pictures, 20th Century Fox, American International Pictures and Capitol Records. As a documentary filmmaker, Kallis produced numerous foundation films. The Making of Amber Waves received the American Film Festival's Blue Ribbon Award and is in the National Archives. Other documentaries include, Art Colonies in America, how the art colony movement shaped a uniquely American artistic aesthetic, The Incredible Dream, a history of the Hebrew University, The Family Place about the Julia Ann Singer Center for damaged children, Winning, a documentary on the Westside Center for Independent Living, Friends Forever, the story of the Jewish Big Brothers organization and Partners, a Rockefeller supported project documenting geo-political activists from around the world. A lifetime member of Variety International, he has also served on the board of The Beverly Hills Maple Center, is a founding member of the Los Angeles Children's Museum and in 2013 received the Young Musicians Foundation Humanitarian Award. *The talk will be held in Burns 211 located in the Burns Fine Arts Center and will start at 12:15pm.
KaleidoLA: The Speaker Series of the Department of Art & Art History provides a context to explore a ‘kaleidoscopic’ range of interdisciplinary and intersecting experiences and pathways in the art world and Los Angeles. The speaker series features presentations and workshops by a spectrum of emerging and veteran practitioners, as well as, recent alumni within studio arts, art history, and beyond. In addition to addressing issues that are pertinent to our young artists today.
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