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  • Harvardwood Suggests... Sunkoo Yuh Visiting Artist Demonstration

    Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 10:00 AM - PDT

    In this one-day workshop, Sunkoo Yuh will make a three-dimensional porcelain sculpture that contains tight groupings of various forms that are made from small press molds. Yuh's work is informed by personal and intimate experiences in his everyday life. He records these impressions as unrehearsed yet intricate ink and brush works. He will demonstrate his unique way of transforming his intuitively and spontaneously made pressed forms into three-dimensional sculptures. Participants will learn about press mold techniques and how to make complicated sculptural forms using these press molds. He will also demonstrate how to apply and enhance underglazes on translucent porcelain surfaces. Yuh will discuss his own methods of constructing, loading, firing, glazing, and installing large-scale architectural sculptures.


    Sunkoo Yuh was born in 1960 in South Korea, where he received his BFA from Hong Ik University. He immigrated to the U.S. IN 1988 to obtain his MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics in Alfred, NY and currently resides in Athens GA, where he is a professor of art at the University of Georgia. Yuh's ceramic sculptures are composed of tight groupings of various forms including plants, animals, and human figures. While Korean art and Buddhist, Christian, and Confucian beliefs inform some aspects of his imagery, his work is largely driven by implied narratives that often suggest socio-political critiques. Yuh's current focus is on architectural-scale sculptures and pushing his medium to its limits of size.


    More info HERE.

  • Advisor Studio sessions feature intimate, moderated conversations with Sundance Advisors who are working artists and media industry professionals that contribute their expertise to the Collab community via courses, classes, office hours and events. In the Studio events, Advisors share field experiences and insights into their specific areas of craft, including writing, directing and producing for TV and film.

    A pitch deck is an indispensable tool assisting filmmakers in presenting and funding their project. The pitch deck helps to express the look and feel of your project as well as communicate the assets and artistic statement. of the creatives. It is a visual illustration of your story and business plan to share with potential investors and collaborators. Through the expertise of Producers Jess Devaney and Mallory Schwartz, you will learn best practices in creating this very effective tool!

    More info HERE.

  • Being a professional in the entertainment business comes with its unique challenges. For Black women, these challenges are often compounded by racism and sexism. Join us for an 8-week group that aims to provide a supportive and uplifting space centering on the experiences of Black women working in entertainment. The intention of the group is to create a safe space solely and deliberately for those who identify as Black women to gather, uplift their collective spirit and share art, wisdom, pain and joy.

    Please note that this is not a psychotherapy group and does not provide mental health treatment. If you are in need of mental health support, please reach out to the Entertainment Community Fund: entertainmentcommunity.org/MentalHealth

    This support group is available to anyone living in the United States, Puerto Rico and US territories. 


    More info HERE.

  • Harvardwood Suggests... Inclusive Movements in the Dance Studio: A Workshop with Kerry Thompson

    Friday, September 30, 2022 at 01:00 PM - PDT
    Harvard Dance Center, Studio 1

    Movement can mean many things– how we move our bodies or a rally for change. In this class, Kerry Thompson, a dance teacher who is a person with deafblindness, teaches both kinds of movements to advance disability inclusion for dance. Learn how to create a dance class that uses adapative dance techniques for a range of disabilities, both visible and invisible, while also creating an environment that is inclusive on and off the dance floor.

    This workshop is open to anyone at Harvard– both students and faculty– who is teaching or leading dance or movement. 

    Presented by Harvard Dance Center, Office for the Arts at Harvard.


    Kerry Thompson will be wearing a face covering and has asked that all participants please wear one as well. The Dance Center has medical-grade disposable face covering on hand for anyone who needs one. Thank you!


    Kerry Thompson's adorable guide dog Miles will be present! Please do not pet him, make eye contact, or make commands to him. He's working!


    More info HERE.



  • Harvardwood Suggests... Moving Mountains

    Friday, September 30, 2022 at 02:00 PM - PDT

    A new series of ceramic sculpture from Deighton Abrams exploring the dualities of isolation versus solitude, science and spirit, human and Nature. Deighton Abrams is the 2020-22 Artist In Residence at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard. 

    Exhibition dates: September 30 through November 22, 2022
    Reception: Friday, September 30, 5-7pm - RSVP

    Related Event: Workshop with Deighton Abrams, Sunday, November 6, 2022.

    Artist Bio:

    Deighton is a ceramic sculptor and educator. He completed his MFA in Studio Ceramics at Clemson University and his undergraduate studies at Armstrong University in Savannah, Georgia.  He was raised primarily in Alaska but has lived an equal amount of time in Georgia, Texas, and South Carolina. He has shown work both nationally and internationally. He has also completed a Residency at STARworks Center for Creative Enterprise in Star, North Carolina and conducted a co-lecture, Seeking Ethical Craft, at the 2018 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. deightonabrams.com


    More info HERE.

  • Harvardwood Suggests... Donté K. Hayes Visiting Artist Demonstration

    Saturday, October 01, 2022 at 10:00 AM - PDT

    The sculptural ceramic work of Donté K. Hayes is informed by researching traditional African heirlooms and initiation rites that speak to the greater African diaspora. Hayes uses this research along with his interest in hip-hop culture, history, and science fiction to explore themes in Afrofuturism, a projected vision of an imagined future which critiques the historical and cultural events of the African Diaspora and the distinct black experience of the Middle Passage. Hayes combines ceramics with printmaking, installation, and performance to elevate his ceramic sculptures as a historical and creative base materials to inform memories of the past. In this workshop, Hayes will demonstrate his method of making his sculptural work as well and provide a visual presentation on his influences.


    • Notebook/sketchbook
    • Open mind to think and create in new ways


    Donté K. Hayes graduated summa cum laude from Kennesaw State University at Kennesaw, Georgia with a BFA in Ceramics and Printmaking with an art history minor. Hayes received his MA and MFA with honors from the University of Iowa and is the 2017 recipient of the University of Iowa Arts Fellowship. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C., The Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas, the Newark Museum of Art, Newark, New Jersey, the Stanley Museum of Art, Iowa City, Iowa, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa, and The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina, among others. Hayes is a 2019 Ceramics Monthly Magazine Emerging Artists and Artaxis Fellow. Hayes has been in residence at the Bemis Center, Omaha, Nebraska, Township 10, Marshall, North Carolina, Penland School of Craft, Penland, North Carolina, the Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, Georgia, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine and Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine. Donté K. Hayes is represented by Mindy Solomon Gallery in Miami, Florida.


    More info HERE.

  • Writers Guild Foundation partners with the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) for a virtual panel on writing stories about a community that represents over 2 million working class women across the country: domestic workers.

    Featuring both writers and experts in the movement, panelists will talk about how to tell an authentic story without falling into stereotypes or relying on tropes, why this moment calls for these stories, and what writers can do to change the narrative.

    The panel will be supported by findings from NDWA’s latest research report in partnership with the Norman Lear Center, Spotlighting Domestic Workers: Representation in Film & TV.


    • Melissa Carter - Writer, Executive Producer, Co-Showrunner, The Cleaning Lady

    • Miranda Kwok - Creator, Writer, Executive Producer, Co-Showrunner, The Cleaning Lady

    Stay tuned for more panelist announcements!

    Moderated by Jenn Stowe, Executive Director of NDWA.

    Panel starts at 6:30pm Pacific time.

    Space is limited so RSVP now. After signing up, you’ll receive information on how to access the Zoom panel.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]


    More info HERE.


  • Are you living with the challenges of balancing self-care with the needs of your family, riding the wave of day-to-day changes of a “return to normal” following the COVID-19 pandemic and navigating a career in the entertainment industry? Join us virtually for an 8-week discussion and support group. Come for a safe, non-judgmental space where parents can share information, offer and receive emotional support and discuss strategies with other parents who are encountering similar challenges. Open to performing arts and entertainment industry professionals who have children under the age of 18.

    Please note that this is not a psychotherapy group and does not provide mental health treatment. If you are in need of mental health support, please reach out to the Entertainment Community Fund: entertainmentcommunity.org/MentalHealth.

    This support group is available to anyone living in the United States, Puerto Rico and US territories.


    More info HERE.


  • 2022-23 Harvardwood Artist Launch Fellowship Info Session1

    Thursday, October 06, 2022 at 01:00 PM - PDT

    Join Harvardwood Artist Launch Fellowship Founder Mia Alpert for an information session on applying to the second year or the fellowship. 

    Read more information about the fellowship here

    Please RSVP below! Info session link is here

  • Spotlight Events feature conversations with high-profile film and television industry professionals who share helpful advice and insightful anecdotes on their career experiences and creative processes. Check out some of our inspiring chats with Patty Jenkins, Ava DuVernay, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Brit Marling, Jason Blum and more.

    We believe in the power of storytelling to make change. With the reversal of Roe vs Wade, the conversation surrounding Reproductive Justice has once again become elevated. Please join us for this spotlight conversation with the award winning documentary filmmakers Emma Pildes and Tia Lessin (The Janes) and Martha Shane (After Tiller). This vital session on Collab will focus on how they approached the development, shooting, post and marketing of these culture shifting films.

    This online event will be recorded and available in our video library for all members after the live event. (Post-event breakout rooms are not recorded.) Please allow up to 24 hours after the live event for the recording to be posted.

    If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please complete this form, contact us at (435) 776-7790 or email us at [email protected] to discuss your specific needs. Every effort will be made to accommodate advance requests; requests made within 5 days of the event may not be guaranteed.


    More info HERE.


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