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The Art Institute of Portland is proud to announce the "Community By Design" speaker series, dedicated to bringing design education to the community through lectures with influential creative professionals.

October 19th

Michael Curry, one of the world's leading production designers, launches our series at the Gerding Theatre.

Curry works widely in both conceptual and technical development with the foremost entertainment companies in the world such as Cirque du Soleil, the Metropolitan Opera, London's Royal National Theatre, Disney Theatrical Productions, LA Opera, and Universal Pictures. He collaborates regularly with directors such a Robert Lepage, Nicholas Hytner, Julie Taymor and William Friedken. Michael has been the recipient of many prestigious awards from his peers, including several awards for his puppet and costume work on Broadway, at Olympics cerrmonies, and his continuing innovations in the fields of visual effects and puppetry design.

Michale owns and operates Michael Curry Designs, Inc. His company designs and creates live-performance oriented dimensional characters and productions, such as those seen by worldwide audiences in the 1996 and 2002 Olympics opening and closing ceremonies, Superbowl 200, and New York City's 2000 millennium event.

Currently, Michael is working on the production of Le Rossignol at the Paris Opera with Robert LePage, the 2010 Asian Games with the design team from the Beijing Summer Olympics, the 2010 World Cup Opening Ceremonies as well as Spiderman on Broadway, directed by Julie Taymor with music by U-2.

Tickets available October 5th

For more information, email [email protected]

Community By Design

Ellen Bye Studio at The Armory

128 NW Eleventh Ave, Portland

Doors open at 7:00 PM

Lecture begins at 7:30 PM

$10 - Free with student ID

Space is limited, to reserve your tickets email: [email protected]

Official Website: http://theartinstituteofportland.blogspot.com/2009/09/community-by-design-michael-curry.html

Added by Art Institute of Portland on September 28, 2009