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Herberger Institute launches Creative Conversations with Alumni

November 02, 2012

The ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts launches "Creative Conversations with Alumni," a new series of one-on-one discussions between Kwang-Wu Kim, dean and director of the Herberger Institute, and alumni from across the institute’s six schools on Nov. 8.

“'Creative Conversations' is an opportunity to engage our alumni in a broader discussion about what it means to move from student to practitioner, integrating the creative practice skills that they developed here at ASU and how those skills have evolved throughout their careers and lives,” said Dean Kim. “Our alumni offer a wealth of knowledge and experience and these conversations allow our current students to hear directly from people who are on the creative journey that they are about to undertake.”

Each "Creative Conversations" event will showcase alumni from one of the Herberger Institute’s six schools: The Design School; the schools of Arts, Media + Engineering; Art; Dance; Music and Theatre and Film. Dean Kim will focus each conversation on creative practice and interdisciplinary collaboration opportunities through the experiences that alumni share about their challenges and successes in the professional world beyond their years at ASU.

The inaugural edition of "Creative Conversations" features Hamilton Sterling, an alumnus of the School of Music (’80) who transitioned from his training as a performing musician to a career in Hollywood as a sound designer and editor on more than 53 productions. Sterling’s film credits include "The Dark Knight," "The Tree of Life," "There Will Be Blood" and "Men In Black III."

"Creative Conversations with Alumni" events are free and open to the public. The Nov. 8 conversation begins at 5 p.m. at the Lyceum Theatre, 901 S. Forest Mall on the ASU Tempe campus. The series is presented by the Herberger Institute Office of the Dean and the Dean’s Council for Excellence in Design and the Arts.

Immediately following the "Creative Conversations" event, the School of Theatre and Film is hosting a special screening of "The Dark Knight" followed by a Q&A session with Sterling as part of its "Hollywood Invades Tempe" film series. The screening will begin at 6:45 p.m. in the recently opened state-of-the-art Marston Exploration Theater at the School of Earth and Space Exploration in the new Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB4) at 850 W. McAllister Ave., on the ASU Tempe campus.

For more information on "Creative Conversations" view the event listing or call 480.965.9858.