FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 01/13/11
Public Information Coordinator
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Southern Utah University
FOR CALENDAR EDITORS: ART INSIGHTS, RU & MAX OF “TINY INVENTIONS”
WHAT: Known for their playful and humorous mixed-media animations, Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter’s Tiny Inventions combines handcrafted art, photography, and digital techniques. Since they began collaborating in 2007, Max and Ru have directed and produced work for TV commercials, music videos, PSAs, a large-scale toy line and independent films. Their presentation at SUU’s Art Insights promises to be an entertaining exploration of their unique animation creations.
WHO: Art Insights, Southern Utah University, Department of Art and Design
WHEN: Thursday, January 27, 2011
WHERE: Centrum Arena, Section K, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT
TICKETS: Phone: Arts Hotline: (435) 865-8800 or visit: www.suu.edu/arts
PRICES: Free and the General Public is encouraged to attend.
SUU’S ART INSIGHTS EXPLORES ANIMATION
WITH RU & MAX OF “TINY INVENTIONS”
JANUARY 27, 2011
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: The creative and colorful world of mixed media animation is spotlighted when Ru & Max of Tiny Inventions appear at SUU’s Department of Art and Design’s weekly lecture series, Art Insights, on Thursday, January 27, 2011. The lecture begins at 7pm in SUU’s Centrum Arena. Admission is free and the general public is encouraged to attend.
Tiny Inventions is the Brooklyn-based directing team of Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata. Known for their playful and humorous mixed-media animations, Tiny Inventions combines handcrafted art, photography, and digital techniques. Since they began collaborating in 2007, Max and Ru have directed and produced work for TV commercials, music videos, PSAs, a large-scale toy line and independent films. Dedicated to sharing their love for animation art, Max and Ru have held workshops, lectures, and consulted at Sesame Workshop, Japan Society, Parsons New School for Design, Women In Animation, AENY, Fashion Institute of Technology, Rhode Island School of Design and Monroe Community College. Max, a native New Yorker, currently teaches part-time in the Communication Design and Technology Department at Parsons the New School for Design and Ru, originally from Tokyo, Japan, teaches in the Pre-College Academy at Parsons the New School for Design. For more information visit their website www.tinyinventions.com.
Art Insights is a weekly program hosted during the fall and spring semesters by SUU’s Art and Design faculty. Students and community members meet weekly to experience presentations and discussions by visiting artists and art educators from around the nation who share their work and insights and attend gallery openings. Admission is free, and the general public is invited to attend.
Take this special opportunity to learn more about the creative and colorful realm of mixed media animation by attending Ru & Max’s presentation at Art Insights. For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/arts.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE
The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespearean Festival, the performance group Acclamation, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean at (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.