Lunchtime Lecture Series
How do we create inclusive spaces in our creative communities? How do we welcome BIPOC artists in a way that doesn’t force them to abandon their heritage and their unique voice? Are BIPOC-only artistic spaces an example of reverse racism or a moral imperative?
We discuss these topics and more with a panel of prolific artists that have made it their life’s work to tackle these issues head-on by seeking out BIPOC artists and making space for them in cultural institutions where historically, they’ve either been ignored or forced to conform. Join us and learn how to put your privilege to work in support of the artists who need it most.
Featuring a Conversation With:
Mandy Kolahi - Ceramic Artist/Activist/Educator, Founder of Pot LA and The Potluck Initiative
Larissa Marantz - Illustrator/Activist/Educator, Owner of OC Art Studios
Yinka Orafidiya - Ceramic Artist/Activist/Educator, Founder of Crafting Community and The OYA Studio Museum
The Fine Arts and Media Technology program at Saddleback College is the place where the right brain gets to exercise and no constraints are placed on the imagination. As one of the largest and most cutting-edge programs nationwide, Saddleback College prepares graduates for careers in every aspect of the visual and performing arts. Along with Art, Cinema-Television-Radio, Music, Photography, Speech, and Theatre, we also offer an Entertainment and Theatre Technology certificate program. The certificate program provides students with career preparation for entry-level positions in the professional entertainment industry. Instruction is also designed to prepare students for transfer to four-year schools, as well as for employment in a specialized field upon graduation. State-of-the-art studio facilities (including a dark room, an electronic piano lab, Pro Tools HD recording studio and soundproof practice rooms), as well as extensive innovative projects, put learning into practice in the community making Saddleback College a positive choice.
Our 400-seat McKinney Theatre provides a performance space featuring recently upgraded state-of-the-industry lighting and sound technology allowing production students hands-on experience with the same quality equipment used in the workforce. For more information visit our website at www.saddleback.edu/arts or call 949-582-4766.
We are also excited to announce that with the recent rededication of the Saddleback College Library and Learning Resource Center, we in the Division of Fine Arts and Media Technology are celebrating the future of media convergence, which will be taking place on the first floor. Soon, the radio station, TV station, photography studio and forensics (speech and debate) lab and a journalism lab will all be on the first floor enabling students to use their creativity and talents to work in all types of media. Additionally, the new computer lab will facilitate computer classes in photography and music.