Event description

The designer Gere Kavanaugh is an irrepressible talent who epitomized the craft and folk vibe of the ’60s and ’70s California design scene and remains a larger-than-life personality today.

Join A Colorful Life: Gere Kavanaugh, Designer and co-authors Louise Sandhaus and Kat Catmur, for a lively conversation with Gere, about her community of friends and collaborators who had considerable influence on art, design, and culture in California from the 1960s on—among them Ruth Asawa, Wallace Berman, Frank Gehry, Sister Corita Kent, Charles Moore, Deborah Sussman, and so many others.

There will be a book signing with Gere and the authors after the talk and her books will be available for purchase.


Louise Sandhaus teaches in the Graphic Design program at California Institute of the Arts and is the author of Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires & Riots: California and Graphic Design, 1936–1986.

Kat Catmur is a graphic designer from the UK who works predominantly in the cultural sphere. Her clients include the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, California Institute of the Arts, and the BBC.


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