Kapi'olani CC presents award-winning artist Hani El-Masri

2-part lecture series, Nov. 20 and 21, 2013

Kapiʻolani Community College
Sharon A Sussman, (808) 734-9382
Assoc Prof, Arts and Humanities
Posted: Nov 14, 2013

Goofy's Concept
Goofy's Concept
Hani El-Masri
Hani El-Masri

HONOLULU, Hawai'i—Kapi'olani Community College invites the public to two evenings with internationally acclaimed and award-winning artist Hani El-Masri in a two-part lecture series on Nov. 20 and 21, from 7 to 9 p.m., 'Ohia 118. Supported through a grant by the Wallis Foundation, the lecture series is free and open to the public.

Learn about the trial and tribulations of Hani El-Masri as he describes his illustrious career that spans the globe from Egypt to California. He was an artist at Disney Imagineering - the creative magic behind the iconic Disney attractions and experiences at Disney parks. He was also one of the first visual development artists to be hired by DreamWorks for "The Prince of Egypt," where he stayed to work on "El Dorado" and "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron." His artistry has been recognized with numerous awards for his illustrated children’s books, as well.

"He is a fascinating storyteller and will more than likely mix his background at Disney and Dreamworks with political insight in Egypt," said Kapi'olani CC Associate Professor Sharon Sussman, who was also responsible for obtaining the grant to fund these lectures. In developing the lecture series, Sussman focused on speakers from animation and live action films, so that the talks relate specifically to the new media arts students at Kapi'olani CC, ACM at UH Manoa and Leeward CC animation students. 

For more information regarding the lecture, send email to ssussman@hawaii.edu.

About Kapi'olani CC New Media Arts Program
Through hands-on teaching labs and up-to-date equipment and software, the New Media Arts program provides a learning environment for the career fields of 3D animation, interface design including Web design and information architecture. New media arts students also take traditional media courses, such as painting, drawing, sculpture, design, photography and art history for a deeper understanding of visual form in two and three dimensions. For more information about the program, visit http://nma.kcc.hawaii.edu.


For more information, visit: http:/www.HaniElMasri.com