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11:20 // Block Party

Block Party is the Art Directors Club of Tulsa’s (ADCT) annual fundraiser. Anyone can participate. We provide you with a 3.5″ wooden block, and you create something awesome from it. You can do whatever you want to it: Paint it. Sculpt it. Carve it. Photograph it. Whatever! You can even make your own block out of something else. Keep in mind we want to sell this block for big, big money so do something amazingly, crazy fantastic! Then ADCT gathers all the blocks and has a one night exhibition and silent auction where the community bids on the block. A portion of the proceeds go towards supporting student artists.

The party will be held at Living Arts Gallery (307 East Brady Street) November 20, 6-9 pm where we will silently auction off artist’s blocks. There will be a $4 cover charge (artists donating a block to be auctioned will get in free). Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place blocks and also for the highest bidding block. Hors D’oeuvres and cash bar will be available.

EVENT INFO:

Living Arts Center | 307 E. Brady St.
Thursday, November 20 | 6 – 9 pm
Cost | $4 cover
Park anywhere except Spaghetti Warehouse.

Need Ideas? Check out past block photos here.

12:11 // Suzuki Ingerslev

Suzuki Ingerslev has enjoyed a 20-year career as an Art Director and
Production Designer.  She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the
University of California, Berkeley and before working in the entertainment
industry she practiced architecture in Los Angeles, California and Vienna,
Austria.

Her best-known design credits include Six Feet Under, Shark, In Treatment,
Hello Ladies and True Blood. Her list of accomplishments includes 3 ADG
nominations and 10 Emmy nominations. She is a recent member of the Primetime
Emmy Awards Committee Board.

Suzuki has had the privilege of working with, among others, such noted
directors as Alan Ball, Spike Lee, Scott Winant, Kathy Bates, Miguel Arteta,
Rodrigo Garcia, Michael Lehmann and Dan Attias.

www.suzukiingerslev.com

*NOTE: This event is taking place on the second Thursday in December, rather than our usual third Thursday scheduling.

01:15 // John Bramblitt

Blind Painter, Denton, T.X.

He has appeared on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, ABC, and BBC Radio, and he’s been featured in The New York Times and Psychology Today. He’s the subject of the award winning documentary shorts “Line of Sight” and “Bramblitt.” His work has received much recognition including the Most Inspirational Video of 2008 from YouTube and three Presidential Service Awards for his innovative art workshops. And John is blind.

www.bramblitt.myshopify.com

02:19 // Paul Taggart

Photographer, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Paul is a photojournalist based in Brooklyn, NY working domestically as well as covering the Middle East and Africa. Recent assignments have taken him to Congo, Pakistan, Rwanda, Antarctica, and Iraq. His work has appeared in NewsWeek, Time magazine, US News and World Report, and the New York Times. Paul and his family split their time between their homes in NY and rural Pennsylvania.

Clients: National Geographic Adventure, Animal Planet UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), The Guardian (G2), Der Spiegel, Architects Journal (UK), The Independent (UK), People Magazine, ABC Online, Maxim, Playboy (Germany), Courier International, The Economist, Focus, Technology Review

www.paultaggart.com

03:19 // Aaron Draplin

Art Director and Designer, Portland, Oregon

Bred from the loins of the proud Midwest, this little fucker was squeezed out in Detroit, in the year 1973 to the proud parents of Jim and Lauren Draplin. Growing up on a steady stream of Legos, Star Wars, family trips, little sisters, summer beach fun, stitches, fall foliage, drawing, skateboarding and snowboarding, at 19 he moved west to Bend, Oregon to hit jumps “Out West.” His career started with a snowboard graphic for Solid snowboards and took off like wildfire soon after. Everything from lettering cafe signs to drawing up logos to thinking up local advertising campaigns were manhandled under the ruse of the newly formed-and gigantically reckless-Draplindustries Design Co.

After five winters out west, the kid sobered up and headed back to Minneapolis to finish up a high-falutin’ design degree at the prestigious and painfully expensive Minneapolis College of Art and Design. During this time he polished up his design skills, learned how to weld and how to develop a photo in nasty chemicals. These were the salad days. He fell back in love with a strong Midwest that he once tried so hard to leave.

In April 2000, much to the chagrin of his proud “Midwestern Roots,” he accepted an ill-fated art director position with SNOWBOARDER magazine. He moved it all down to Shithole, Southern California-alongside some hot, caustic beach-and wrangled some 23 issues of the mag. He won “Art Director of the Year” for Primedia 2000, beating out such titles as Gun Dog, Cat Fancy and Teen. No other awards were bestowed in this period, and like he gives a rat’s ass.

Thankfully, in April 2002, the Cinco Design Office of Portland, Oregon called up and offered a Senior Designer gig which he instantly accepted. He moved it all North to the land of rain and gloom and rolled up the sleeves to work on the Gravis, Helly Hansen and Nixon accounts.

The Draplin Design Co. finally stepped out on its own four hairy feet in the fall of 2004. Some four year later, he’s proud to report that he’s managed to “keep everything out of the red.” He rolls up his sleeves for Coal Headwear, the Union Binding Company, Snowboard Magazine, Field Notes memo books, Ride Snowboards, Forum Snowboards, Grenade Gloves, Chunklet Magazine, Cobra Dogs, Absinthe Films, NemoDesign, Gnu Snowboards, RVL7 Apparel, Burton Snowboards, K2 Snowboards, Bonfire Snowboarding Apparel, South American Snow Sessions, as well as all sorts of one-off logos, t-shirt graphics and what not.

He owes it all to his parents, seriously.

www.draplin.com