Art is Power: Speaker Series
2023 WORKSHOP INFORMATION
- Game Engines
- Creating a game
- Making a level
- Character design
- And more!
IGNITE GAMING WITH MAX LION
IGNITE HIP HOP WITH GODFREY RAMOS
Godfrey Ramos is the Coordinator Specialist for the LOOP project at the University of California San Francisco. He received his Master's degree in Sociology from San Jose State University, with an emphasis on social theory and quantitative research methods. His research project entitled, "Beats, Rhymes, and Life: A Look at Hip-Hop/Rap Music and Behavior" examines how rap music promotes resistance, communication, and social change among people, even though many argue that rap music is actually negative and damaging to its listeners. His other research interest include: race, class, gender, social inequality, subcultures, deviance, and social justice. He is also an adjunct Sociology Professor at Diablo Valley College, San Jose State University, and Chabot College. IN his spare time, he enjoys collecting sneakers.
IGNITE DANCE WITH SARA TEMPLETON
Sara Templeton is a choreographer, teacher, and dancer based in San Francisco. She started her professional hip-hop career at sixteen, dancing with Culture Shock S.F. and L.A. and guest performing with independent artist throughout the Bay Area. While earning her dance degree at Loyola Marymount University, Sara expanded her artistry to include ballet and contemporary, and began a focused re-engagement with salsa, reggaeton, and other Latin dances connected to her Puerto Rican hertiage. It was during this time that Sara truly honed in on her passion for choreography and teaching, and then ways in which the intelligence of different dance techniques could cross pollinate for the benefit of the artist. When not working on choreographic projects, Sara teaches reggaeton, hip-hop, contemporary, and ballet at various studios around the Bay Area, and runs Object For Art, an online merchandise store designed to support dance artists and dance organizations recovering financially from the COVID-19 pandemic.
12:00 - 1:00PM
IGNITE ANIMATION WITH RYAN MCCULLOCH
Ryan McCulloch is the Chief Artist & Designer and Co-Head Writer of Mutasian Entertainment, a children's entertainment company. Since its conception, Ryan has designed the multitude of original characters and critters inhabiting the island of Mutasia. He has illustrated a number of books in Mutasia's award-winning children's book series, including: Land of Illogical & Utterly Impossible Critters, Figley's New Favorite Good, The Nib Book, and A Nib Christmas. In spring 2017, he co-authored and illustrated Mutasia's "#1 New Release) on Amazon, Figley's Search for the Perfect Pet, followed by the award winning titles: Figley's Little While Lie and Figley cs the Mookling Hat in 2018. Additional Ryan worked on the production of Mutasia's first animated special, The Mish Mash Bash, and Mutasia's music album Nature Calls: Songs from Mutasia.
IGNITE ART WITH HAILEY CAMPBELL
Hailey is a self-taught, Solano raised visual artist. She specializes in portaiture and murals, and is inspired by the human soul and our connection to the planet. Flora and fauna are a common subject matter, in addition to traditional graphite and acrylic portraits. She is a mother to three beautiful girls and a Registrar for the Arena Galleries and Gardens. She looks forward to spreading joy through art.
IGNITE POETRY WITH D. L. LANG
D.L. Lang is a contemporary Jewish American poet and spoken word artist. From 2017 - 2019 she served as Vallejo, California's Poet Laureate. She is internationally published, and her poetry has been transformed into songs, used as liturgy for prayer, and to advocate for peace, justice, and a better world.
4:00 - 5:00 P.M.
4:00 - 5:00 P.M.