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09:18 // Mary Kate McDevitt

Letterer and Illustrator, Brooklyn, NY.

Mary Kate graduated from Tyler School of Art in 2007 with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration. She worked as a designer at a studio in Lancaster, PA for 2 years. In 2010, Mary Kate moved out to Portland, OR to pursue a career as a freelance illustrator and artist, but after 3+ years in Portland, Mary Kate moved back east and is residing in Brooklyn, NY. When Mary Kate is not in the studio, she enjoys drinking coffee, thrifting, riding bikes, watching News Radio with her boyfriend Fred DiMeglio and redecorating her apartment. You can follow Mary Kate on twitter for random musings, news and updates and photos of Peppy Mew Mew.

Mary has worked with these awesome clients: Chronicle Books, Sesame Street, Fast Company, Nintendo, Harper Collins, Adobe, CMYK Magazine, Parade Magazine, AARP, Better Homes & Gardens, O Magazine, Woman’s Day, United States Postal Service, Baltimore Magazine,
Westwood College, Milwaukee Magazine, Field and Stream Magazine, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Hand-Eye.

marykatemcdevitt.com/

10:16 // Skype with Wes Craven

Wes Craven & Costume Party

The Mystery is Revealed! For our October event, we invite you to a skype chat with legendary director Wes Craven. Stick around afterwards for a screening his landmark 1996 film, Scream.Come in costume and get ready for some frightening fun at Philbrook! We’re kicking the event off early at 5:30pm. Event sponsor OSU-IT will be providing a photo booth, plus we’ll be giving out prizes for the top looks. So dress up, and let’s party!

 

 

Philbrook Museum of Art | 2727 S Rockford Rd, Tulsa 74114

5:30p Social | 7:00p Presentation

General Admission: $9

Note: entry is free for Philbrook members and students attending Universities with a Philbrook partnership.

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.

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 ADCT 2014-2015 Speaker Line-up and Bios 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

04:16 // Kim Knoll

Co-Founder and Design Director, Chicago, IL.

KNOED (pronounced node) is the creative studio of Kim Knoll and Kyle Eertmoed, located in Chicago. We craft meaningful brands through visual identity, print and digital experiences for small businesses all over the world. Knoed was founded on the idea of getting back to basics—working with a handful of talented people and keeping things honest, focused and thoughtful. We’re inspired by the passion in our clients and we truly care about seeing them succeed. We think hard and work harder to make experiences better, solutions
smarter and brands more beautiful through wide-eyed creativity and meticulous craftsmanship.

www.KNOED.com

05:21 // Graphex 46

We know how hard you’ve been working this year, the level of design submitted for Graphex proves it. So take a night off to celebrate a job well done, and join us for an epic party. The best part? A majority of the night’s proceeds go to future designers via our scholarship prizes. This year, Graphex is more than a design show – it’s a celebration of the arts.

Further details TBD.

05:15 // Graphex 45 Awards Show

45 YEARS OF CREATIVE ACTION.

We know how hard you’ve been working this year, the level of design submitted for Graphex proves it. So take a night off to celebrate a job well done, and join us for an epic party. The best part? A majority of the night’s proceeds go to future designers via our scholarship prizes. This year, Graphex is more than a design show – it’s a celebration of the arts.

When you enter Graphex, your work is exposed to highly talented judges from around the nation. The focus of the night, though, is you and your work. The caliber of work selected for this year’s show is truly exciting. Winning pieces will be featured throughout the presentation, and can also be viewed in-person.

This year’s theme is 45 years of creative action. To promote this we embarked on a number of creative action projects around Tulsa with the intention of building awareness for art and design in our community. One of our action projects was with renowned artist John Hammer. John let us into his studio at AHHA for a taste of what it’s like in his shoes. The result was a stunning Hammer original painting of a snub nose 45 revolver and a pretty sweet video documenting the process.

John Hammer Raffle

This original painting will be raffled the night of the event. Purchase raffle tickets for $10 each at three separate locations or at the night of the show.

Walsh Branding
300 East Brady
Tulsa, OK 74145

Cubic Creative
1643 South Boston
Tulsa, OK 74119

TPSi
5544 South 104th East Ave
Tulsa, OK 74146

Award Show Ticket Sales

Purchase entry tickets early from eventbrite or on the night of the show for $25.

When

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Drinks & Food at 6:30 pm

Where

Fassler Hall
304 S Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK 74120