Emerson College Los Angeles was awarded the Architectural Arts Award at the 29th annual Hollywood Arts Council Charlie Awards on May 1. Held at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the awards ceremony is a fundraiser that supports arts programs for underserved children in the Hollywood area.
Patrick Smith, director of development and LA campaign manager, accepted the award on behalf of Emerson. In his speech, Smith thanked Emerson President Lee Pelton, ELA Founding Director Kevin Bright, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, and architect Thom Mayne and Morphosis, among others.
Shauna McClure, executive director of the Hollywood Arts Council, with Patrick Smith, director of development for Emerson College Los Angeles, after the College received the Architectural Arts Award in May. (Courtesy Photo)
Jon Clayden, director of post-graduate and professional studies, Mikhail Gershovich, director of academic planning and digital learning, and Amy Grill, director of creative services, also attended the awards ceremony along with 300 other community members. Other honorees that evening included Technicolor, Sunset Sound & Sound Factory, Roschen Van Cleve Architects, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Michael Kohn Gallery, and Sacred Fools Theatre.
Emerson College Los Angeles representatives at the Hollywood Arts Council Charlie Awards on May 1. From left, E. Sun Yi of Morphosis; Aaron Ragan of Morphosis; Emerson Los Angeles directors Amy Grill, Patrick Smith, Mikhail Gershovich, and Jon Clayden. (Courtesy Photo)
Founded in 1978, the Hollywood Arts Council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to contributing to the quality of life in the community by promoting, nurturing, and supporting the arts of Hollywood.
Patrick Smith, director of development for Emerson Los Angeles, on the far right, with representatives from Roschen Van Cleve Architects, Hollywood Arts Council, Michael Kohn Gallery, Sacred Fools Theatre Company, and Technicolor, at the Charlie Awards. (Courtesy Photo)