2021 Exhibition and Experience Design

Clement Hanami

Clement Hanami received his Bachelor of Art and Master of Art from the University of California, Los Angeles and has been exhibiting his thematic installations and multi-media work since 1986. He has exhibited his artwork at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Sony Pictures Studios, L.A. Artcore, Los Angeles Center of Photographic Studies and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Hanami is also a COLA grant recipient, an annual individual artist award given by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.

Clement Hanami
Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles, California

Karen Ishizuka

Karen L. Ishizuka, M.S.W., Ph.D. is a third-generation Japanese American specializing in Japanese American and Asian Pacific American history and culture and chief curator of the Japanese American National Museum (JANM). Her latest book Serve the People: Making Asian America in the Long Sixties (2018) was on PEN America’s list of recommended books of protest in 2020.

Karen L. Ishizuka, M.S.W., Ph.D
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Elaine Heumann Gurian

Elaine Heumann Gurian has worked in the museum field since1968, first as a community activist, then a director of museum education, and subsequently a professional deputy director for institutions dedicated to social justice and during the process of transforming themselves to address and embrace formerly marginalized groups. Starting in 1993, she has been a senior consultant to many government institutions worldwide -- local and national – dedicated to presenting a more fulsome and complex portrait of their history and people.

Elaine Heumann Gurian
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Philip Armstrong

Philip Keith Armstrong is a native of Ohio and has been in Tulsa for 20+ years. He holds a Bachelor’s in Mass Communications from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Akron. In 2019 he was hired by the Tulsa Community Foundation as Project Director for the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission to lead all coordination for fundraising, educational curriculum, economic development initiatives and construction projects, namely, the Greenwood Rising Black Wall Street History Center.

Phil Armstrong
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Tulsa

Kubik Maltbie, Inc.

Established in 1961, kubik maltbie has been producing extraordinary experiences for museums throughout North America and internationally for over five decades. Our experience ranges from traveling exhibits and single gallery installations to complete museums. Our portfolio includes a variety of subject matter, including play-based learning and interactives for children and families, corporate spaces, science and natural history galleries, universities, libraries, and local, regional, and national history.

Waqas Jawaid

Waqas Jawaid
Partner, Isometric Studio (New York)
Waqas is an SEGD 2020 Global Design Award recipient and was a featured presenter at SEGD Exhibition and Experience Event. His work as a partner at Isometric Studio focuses on designing a more inclusive contemporary culture.

Waqas Jawaid
Isometric Studio
New York City

Harold Green III

Primarily a poet, Harold Green is an ever-evolving artist with a skill set that defies categorization. His vibrant storytelling and passionate lyrical delivery continue to captivate audiences both domestically and internationally. With repeat sell-out shows at some of Chicago’s largest and most popular music venues, Green is not only a highly sought-after talent, but an equally respected band leader and event producer.

Harold Green III
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L’Rai Arthur-Mensah

L’Rai Arthur-Mensah is a Project Director with Local Projects. Credits include The Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama, The Fashion For Good Experience in Amsterdam, Netherlands and building an online 3D rendering of Kara Walker’s Sugar Baby with Creative Time.

Her goal is always to contribute to works that facilitate conversations and experiences that place Truth-telling and Reconciliation at the forefront. L'Rai holds a B.S.E in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan.

L’Rai Arthur-Mensah
Local Projects
New York City

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