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february 2016

11feb5:00 pm- 6:00 pmDeans Guest Lecture Zsolt Hormay5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Time

(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Event Details

Disney Imagineer Zsolt Hormay will be giving a guest lecture from 5-6pm in the Fine Arts Building.

From his website:

Mr. Zsolt Hormay is a highly skilled and world-renowned expert in the design, creation and construction of themed environments for theme parks, resorts, zoo exhibits, and various other settings. He has played an integral role as a creative executive with the Walt Disney Company in major projects located in France, Japan, and the United States. His skills encompass environmental and figurative sculpting, rockwork and character facade construction, and the development of innovative, realistic and highly durable finishes and materials that have been utilized in the design and installation of artificial and natural rock formations, water features, and a wide variety of themed environments.

Hormay has been recognized for his outstanding ability to provide creative and technical direction while coordinating with architects, engineers and clients to achieve the successful completion of multi-million dollar projects on schedule and within budget. During his twelve year career with Walt Disney Imagineering, he worked on a wide variety of projects in four major parks on three continents. Several projects serve as focal points of the theme parks, such as the Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, a $20M project that has been featured in numerous articles, publications and television programs, as well as Mysterious Island at Tokyo DisneySea, a $175M rockwork project that features the world’s largest fabricated scenic rockwork that encloses a roller coaster, a ride and three restaurants.

Hormay is currently the President and Creative Director of the Hormay Company where he is continuing to provide his exceptional knowledge and creativity to a wide variety of projects worldwide. He is continually developing new processes and materials to meet ever-increasing challenges and has successfully built on his studies in Art, Figurative Sculpting and Design, Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Egyptian and Greek History and Culture. His creativity extends to a special interest in nature, photography and the art of Origami (Japanese paper folding).

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