Starts Oct 26
Alumni Events

Alumni Reunion 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018
through
Sunday, October 28, 2018


Pasadena, California
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Reunite. Reconnect. Reignite.

ArtCenter invites alums from across the globe to reunite with old friends, reconnect with your roots and reignite your passion for art and design. Join us for the first in a brand new series of Alumni Reunion events to take place every Fall on ArtCenter's home turf in Pasadena. We'll highlight different departments each year, but there will be programming designed for everyone to enjoy with panel discussions, exhibits, receptions and networking opportunities taking place across an unforgettable few days.

We are also pleased to announce that all registered Reunion attendees will receive a $20 Uber credit for the weekend, discounted tee times and pool passes at the Hillside Campus-neighboring Chevy Chase Country Club, and discounts at hotels, museums and restaurants in and around Pasadena.

Register now–day-of pricing goes into effect October 26. We look forward to seeing you this fall in Pasadena!

Please note, the schedule is subject to change. Check back regularly for updates!

Friday, October 26

9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Check-In
South Campus | 1111 S. Arroyo Parkway and Hillside Campus

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Third Street Campus Tour and Lunch
Bus leaves at 10 am, tour starts promptly at 11 am
South Campus | 950 S. Raymond Ave

3 - 4 p.m.

Departmental Reception

  • Environmental Design 
  • Graduate Environmental Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Product Design
       4:30 – 5:00 Designmatters Open House Room 306
       5:00 – 5:30 pm Tour of Sewing Lab Room 302

South Campus | 1111 S. Arroyo Parkway | Alumni Center 4th Floor

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Departmental Reception

  • Graduate Industrial Design
  • Transportation Design
  • Graduate Transportation Systems and Design

South Campus | 1111 S. Arroyo Parkway | Alumni Center 4th Floor

6 - 7 p.m.

FullCircle Welcome Reception
South Campus | 1111 S. Arroyo Parkway | Alumni Center 4th Floor

7 - 9 p.m.

Peter and Merle Mullin Gallery Opening Reception
South Campus | 1111 S. Arroyo Parkway

Heavin Studio Tours
South Campus | 950 S. Raymond Avenue (Wind Tunnel)

Saturday, October 27

9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Check-In
South Campus | 1111 S. Arroyo Parkway and Hillside Campus

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Provost Brunch, Gathering by Era
Hillside Campus | Sculpture Garden

11 a.m - 12 p.m.

Departmental Reception

  • Entertainment Design
  • Film
  • Graduate Film
  • Photography and Imaging 

South Campus | 1111 S. Arroyo Parkway | Alumni Center 4th Floor

Demos, Tours and Open Houses

  • 11 – 12 pm CMTEL Tour
    Hillside Campus
  • 11 – 12 pm Open House in the James Lemont Fogg Memorial Library
    Hillside Campus
  • 11 – 12 pm Open House and Demo in the Model Shop and Laser Lab
    Hillside Campus
  • 11 – 12 pm Admissions Information Session and Q&A
    Hillside Campus | Boardroom
  • 11 – 12 pm Environmental / Grad Environmental Design Department Tour
    Hillside Campus | Room 108A
  • 11 – 12 pm Grad ID Department Tour
    Hillside Campus | Room 135
  • 1 – 3 pm Product Department Student Showcase
    Hillside Campus
  • 2 – 3 pm Photo Department Tour Hillside Campus
  • 2 – 4 pm Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography and Archetype Press Demo
    South Campus | 950 S. Raymond Avenue (Wind Tunnel)

Panel Discussions and Presentations

LAT Auditorium / Ahmanson Auditorium | Hillside

  • 1 - 2 p.m.

    The Story of Xiaomi: Designing an Ecosystem for the “Internet of Things.”How did Xiaomi create a successful new internet company in such a short time? How did they navigate the rapidly changing tech markets and continue to grow to become publicly traded and valued at over 40B dollars? Learn how The Xiaomi Story inspired USC and ArtCenter faculty to work together to create a Harvard Business review case focused on the power of design. Presented by Katherine Bennett (MS 13) and Andy Ogden (BS 83), Graduate Industrial Design Chair. Purchase an advance copy of the case.

  • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m

    The Future of the Transportation Design Department: A Bold New Vision.
    An overview of future plans for the department by Stewart Reed (BS 69), Transportation Design Chair, followed by a presentation by Darin Johnstone, Architect and Rollin Homer, Associate VP Facilities and Campus Planning.

  • 4 – 5 p.m.

    Digital Technologies & the Future of Making
    Join ArtCenter faculty and students for a lively discussion on how the latest advances will reshape how we do what we do. Panelists: Safir Bellali (BS 01), Todd Masilko (BS 96), Jenny Rodenhouse (MFA 15), with Moderator: Babette Strousse, Graduate Transportation and Product Design Faculty.

1 - 2 p.m.

Departmental Reception

  • Advertising
  • Graphic Design
  • Graduate Graphic Design

South Campus | 1111 S. Arroyo Parkway| Alumni Center 4th Floor

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Departmental Reception

  • Fine Art
  • Illustration

South Campus | 1111 S. Arroyo Parkway| Alumni Center 4th Floor

4 - 5 p.m.

Illustration and Fine Arts Alumni Show Reception
Hutto-Patterson Gallery | 870 S. Raymond Avenue

4 - 5 p.m.

Departmental Reception

  • Graduate Art, featuring “An Ode To All That” exhibition by Mona Varichon (MFA 18 Graduate Art)
  • Media Design Practices 

South Campus | 950 S. Raymond St.
Hixon Courtyard

4 - 5 p.m.

Opening of BACKSLANT, an exhibition of alumni work at the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography
South Campus | 950 S. Raymond Avenue (Wind Tunnel)

6 - 11 p.m.

Alumni Celebration Dinner featuring 2018 Alumni Awards
Chevy Chase Country Club | 3067 E. Chevy Chase Dr.

Sunday, October 28

10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Car Classic Featuring Alumni Designed Cars
Hillside Campus

Student-Led "Rediscover ArtCenter" Campus Tours All Weekend
Hillside and South Campuses

Alumni Reunion Committee

  • Aiko Alegria, BFA 04 Advertising
  • Victoria Berry, BFA 92 Graphic Design; Co-chair, Barcelona Alumni Chapter
  • Brian Burchfield, BFA 87 Graphic Design
  • Terry Coolidge, BFA 95 Illustration
  • Tom Cordner, BFA 72 Advertising; Vice Chair, FullCircle Board
  • Tahnee Cracchiola, BFA 94 Photography and Imaging
  • Lujan Decima, BFA 05 Graphic Design
  • John Deyto, BFA 96 Photography and Imaging; Co-chair, Los Angeles Alumni Chapter
  • Keiko Doi, BFA 97 Fine Art; Director, AlumNetwork
  • Pam Elyea, BFA 75 Photography and Imaging
  • Mark Fennimore, BFA 86 Advertising; FullCircle Board
  • Jessica Fiorella, BFA 00 Graphic Design
  • Annelise Jarvis Hansen, BFA 75 Illustration
  • Will Hare, BFA 93 Photography and Imaging
  • Karen Hofmann, BS 97 Product Design; Provost and Chair, Product Design
  • Richard Holbrook, BS 81 Transportation Design; FullCircle Board
  • Gail Howland, BFA 04 Photography and Imaging; FullCircle Board
  • Cecil Kim, BFA 96 Illustration
  • Stan Kong, BS 83 Product Design; FullCircle Board
  • Cindy Lee, BFA 86 Advertising
  • Wendee Lee, BS 02 Product Design
  • Jonah Light, BFA 00 Photography and Imaging
  • Greg Mann, BFA 86 Illustration
  • Kristen McGregor, BFA 89 Photography and Imaging
  • Chris Miller, BFA 89 Film
  • Kathryn Nyquist, BFA 08 Advertising
  • Andy Ogden, BS 83 Transportation Design; Chair, Graduate Industrial Design; FullCircle Board
  • Francis Pollara, BFA 10 Film
  • Stewart Reed, BS 69 Transportation Design; Chair, Transportation Design
  • Julian Ryder, BFA 72 Advertising; Chair, FullCircle Board
  • Mara Sandoval, BFA 98 Graphic Design
  • Katie Sprague, BFA 91 Graphic Design; FullCircle Board
  • Michael Stern, BFA 79, Photography and Imaging
  • Vanessa Stump, BFA 00 Photography and Imaging; Co-chair, Los Angeles Alumni Chapter
  • Simona Szabados, BFA 16 Graphic Design
  • Will Wright, MFA 05 Film

Reunion Perks

Amenities at Chevy Chase Country Club
3067 E Chevy Chase Drive | Glendale

  • Golf Tee-Time Discounts | 9-hole: $35, 18-hole: $50
    Click here to make your reservation and enter the password: art1. Please call 818-246-5566 Ext:4 or email: silvana@chevychasecc.com to reserve your tee-time. You will need to present your ArtCenter Reunion nametag at the front desk when you arrive.
  • Weekend Pool Pass | $16/person

Transportation

  • Easy access to Metro stop at Fillmore and Arroyo
  • Free shuttle service between campuses
  • Uber | $20 credit with discount code: ArtCenterAlumni18

Museums

Restaurants

Visit the Alumni Benefits page to view these other exclusive benefits available to ArtCenter Alumni


If you would like to help plan the 2018 Alumni Reunion, please contact Liz Lanphear, Director, Alumni Reunions at liz.lanphear@artcenter.edu or 626 396-2441.

To submit images, past work and/or documents to the ArtCenter Archives in the ramp-up to the 2018 Reunion, please email archives@artcenter.edu. Thank you!

And be sure your contact info is up to date so we can keep you informed!