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May 28 Meeting - A Survey of Contemporary Women Animators

Our next meeting is a special one. Animators and WIA members, Nina Frenkel and Ru Kuwahata, will be giving a talk on Thursday, May 28th, looking at the works of contemporary women animators. They will be showing work by today's women animators who are creating work and putting it out there in both the commercial and festival realms, discussing their mediums, processes, content and influences. This survey will be sure to introduce the audience to animators with whom they weren't already familiar, and will hopefully inspire members to explore them further and/or to join these animators in their ranks.

Nina Frenkel is an animator and illustrator who works for clients in education, publishing, and advertising. She is currently working on an animation based on a Hungarian folk tale, as a way to learn and integrate After Effects into her animation process. You can see her work at Nina also teaches flash animation and character design to pre-college students at the Parsons School of Design.

Ru Kuwahata is an animator with experience working in studios and independently. She is part of the 2-person studio Tiny Inventions with her husband Max Porter, where they are currently animating their independent film,"Something Left, Something Taken". Their animated video "Davy Crockett in Outer Space" for the band They Might Be Giants just appeared at the Asifa East Animation Festival and will be appearing in upcoming screenings and festivals, and you can see more of their work here: ( Ru also teaches traditional animation to pre-college students at the Parsons School of Design.

The Vitals:

Date: Thursday, May 28th Time: 6:30-8 p.m. Place: SVA- School of Visual Arts/209 East 23rd St., between 2nd and 3rd Aves/ ROOM 502 RSVP: To me by Tuesday, May 26th at

If you are not a member, we ask for a $10 donation. If you want to join, please visit the website at Students are free with a valid ID.

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 11:00am to 7:00pm
Submission Deadline 
Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 12:00pm
New York