Rescheduled: Art of the Matter Live—Chicago Alumni Event

Thursday, January 3, 2019

This event has been rescheduled.

FAA alumni: join us for a unique evening celebrating the arts and creative camaraderie in River North.

In a series of short presentations, eight speakers will bring to life arts-related topics from their current creative pursuits, careers, and communities.

Connect with fellow FAA alumni and enjoy great food and a custom cocktail demonstration put on by Sunda New Asian restaurant, which was named one of the top 10 hot spots in Chicago.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
5:30–8:00 p.m.

Sunda New Asian Restaurant
110 W. Illinois St.
Chicago, IL 60654

Registration is required. RSVP by March 6.

Speakers and Topics

Joe Foust

BFA '93 Theatre

Topic: "Conflict in the Arts"


Lisa De AngelisLisa De Angelis

BME '06 Music

Topic: "Keeping Art Alive: A Medici Mindset"

A look today's world, how art lives among us, and how we can be an influential part of its future.


John MaclayJohn Maclay

MFA '98 Theatre

Topic: "Adapting Nancy Drew"


Marie TristanMarie Tristan

BFA '00 Art and Design

Topic: "Connecting Paths"

My mentors inspired me to use science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics (STEAM). Now I guide my students through inquiry and design theory to discover creative possibilities.


Tony FiorentinoTony Fiorentino

BFA '02 Theatre, JD '14 Law

Topic: "My Work and My Job"

Many theatre professionals must balance their artistic life with the competing demands of another career. I will be discussing the challenges of being a professional playwright and a practicing attorney.


Adria DawnAdria Dawn

BFA '96 Theatre

Topic: "How Many Hats Can One Artist Wear? The Challenges of a Modern-Day Multi-Hyphenate"

I will discuss the challenges and joys of being a multi-hyphenate artist (actor, teacher, writer, producer, casting director) in today's landscape.


Cody ChenCody Chen

MFA '11 Theatre

Topic: "Around the Globe with the Arts"

From a little-known Chinese city to Champaign-Urbana, then to New York, Singapore, San Francisco, Chicago, and beyond . . . see alumnus Cody Chen explore the world with the arts.


Nick BrownNick Brown

BS '09, MARCH '11 Architecture

Topic: "Red Light Green Light: Which One Are You?"


Surprise Guest AlumnaSurprise Guest Alumna


Updated February 20, 2019