Are you wanting to see the Kingdom of God lived out well in your career?
As part of CFWLA’s vision to reframe vocation and reshape culture, we invite you to join us for our Quarterly Event Series. These gatherings will include a time of teaching on work’s impact for the common good followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with leading practitioners in Los Angeles who will help provide context and offer insights on how God is using them through their work and the unique challenges each vocational sphere faces in LA.
What does it look like to live out the image of God as a creative?
What are some of the challenges of living out a creative profession?
How are we called to bring God's Kingdom into the world through our creative talents?
As part of CFWLA’s vision to reframe vocation and reshape culture, we invite you to join us for our second Quarterly Event Series: “Reimagining Work”with our second gathering focused on exploring Creatives in Los Angeles.
This evening gathering will include a time of teaching on work's impact for the common good followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with leading practitioners in Los Angeles who will help provide context and offer insights on how God is using them through their work and the unique challenges each vocational sphere faces in LA.
BRIAN IVIE, FILMMAKER
Brian Ivie is a director and screenwriter based in Los Angeles and co-founder of Arbella Studios, a production company dedicated to telling stories of faith and social justice. He is a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts and has directed and produced two feature documentaries, “The Drop Box,” an exposé on abandoned children in South Korea, and “Emanuel,” the story of the 2015 church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. “Emanuel,” from Executive Producers Stephen Curry and Academy Award Winner Viola Davis, will release nationwide in June 2019. As a screenwriter, Brian has written for Netflix, Sony Pictures, and Erwin Brothers Entertainment. He is represented by CAA.
JUBILANT SYKES, VOCALIST
Perhaps no vocalist of our time possesses a more exquisitely versatile instrument than the American baritone Jubilant Sykes. His unique talents have taken him to musical capitols across the globe. He has performed leading roles at such opera houses as the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera and Deutschland Oper Berlin. His solo concerts have included performances in New York’s Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center Washington, D.C., Royal Albert Hall London and the Verona Amphitheater in Verona Italy. Among the orchestras which he has appeared as soloist are the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Symphony, BBC Symphony, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Orchestra de Paris. Mr. Sykes’ versatility has taken him to such diverse venues as the Apollo Theatre, New Orleans Jazz Festival and the Hollywood Bowl.
The Grammy nominated singer made his screen debut in the film “Freedom” with Cuba Gooding, Jr. His stage debut was as the lead in the original play, “Breath and Imagination” by Daniel Beaty at the Hartford Stage directed by Darko Tresnjak.
MARIA FEE, VISUAL ARTIST
Maria Fee is an artist, theologian, and educator whose visual art explores ideas of fragmentation, metizaje (cultural mixing), alienation, and hospitality. Her current theological research explores the art of Theaster Gates and other social practice artists and she is an adjunct professor at Fuller Seminary. Maria has also contributed her expertise and energies to the Brehm Center’s Visual Faith initiative. She currently lives in Pasadena with her artist husband Brian Fee.
MARIELLE WAKIM, BOOK EDITOR
Marielle Wakim is the class books editor at MasterClass and the former Deputy Editor of Los Angeles magazine. She earned a Masters in Professional Writing from the University of Southern California and a BA in English Lit from Miami University (the one in Ohio). Both degrees came in handy when she appeared on Wheel of Fortune. Some places you can read/hear/see her: The New York Times, Los Angeles magazine, NPR, Cosmopolitan, KTLA, KPCC, Relevant, and elsewhere.
Registration for the gathering is $20 and covers admission, parking, and appetizers.
When: July 18, 2019, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Netflix (1455 N Van Ness Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028)
Parking: Free parking will be provided to all registered attendees.
Dietary Restrictions: If you have any dietary restrictions please email firstname.lastname@example.org right away. We will plan to have a small number of vegan and gluten free options available at the event.
Jason Anderson, District Attorney, San Bernardino County
Jerome Fogel, Partner, Fogel & Potamianos LLP
Erin Mehta, Counsel, Litigation, & Patents, Hulu
Jane Oak, Principal, Law Offices of Jane Oak & Associates, P.C.