Samuel Hoi has served as President of Los Angeles’ Otis College of Art and Design since 2000. He is an advocate for art and design education and creative professionals for social, economic and cultural advancement. At Otis, he has shepherded new academic initiatives involving innovative partnerships and community engagement, such as integrated learning that places art and design learning in real-life social context. Prior to joining Otis, Hoi served as director of the Paris campus of Parsons School of Design. He was then dean of the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC. He has served on boards for many organizations, including the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the Arena Stage, Arts, and Humanities Education Collaborative, Inc., the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, United States Artists, and the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, Inc. He is a fellow of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities. He holds an honorary doctorate from the Corcoran. In 2006, he was decorated by the French government as an Officer of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques. He served as a Center management panelist in 2011.
Musicopia brings music education into schools throughout the Philadelphia region, with over 100 teaching artists presenting over 700 programs each year.
In December 2012, the Center welcomed Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, who introduced the findings of a new report, “Arts Organizations and Digital Technologies.”
In the first segment of a three-part conversation between Center Visiting Artist Ain Gordon and Center Executive Director Paula Marincola, they discuss Gordon’s role as a conduit between the Center and its grantees.
The Settlement Music School hired a consulting firm to conduct a search for a new executive director and oversee the transition process.
James Primosch is a composer and a 1996 Pew Fellow.
Pig Iron Theatre Company’s Center-funded School for Advanced Performance Training was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Mural Arts Program undertook planning for this community-based public art initiative that explores the complex and largely overlooked history of Philadelphia’s once-booming textile industry.
Simon Dove is an independent curator and educator, and a co-curator of Crossing the Line, the annual trans-disciplinary fall festival in New York City.
Susan Lankin-Watts (Pew Fellow, 2015) is a singer, trumpet player, composer, and arranger whose complex arrangements draw from tradition, the poetry of her great-grandfather, and a desire to give new voice to the art form and create klezmer culture for a younger generation.
Cara Starke is director of the Pulitzer Arts Foundation
For the sixth program of the “Schmart World” series, AUX Curatorial Fellow Whitney Kimball presents ESP TV: Live Broadcast of Experimental Performance from AUX.
In the second segment of our three-part conversation with Center Visiting Artist Ain Gordon, he discusses his work throughout his residency period, including his role in the Center’s Push Me, Pull You project.