Panel Discussion



Please join us on Zoom after the film screening for an interactive panel discussion featuring Ultan Guilfoyle, creator of Frank Gehry: Building Justice who will be joined by Keith Cradle, Bechtler Board Member and Director of Youth and Juvenile Programs for Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, Melissa Farling, UNC Charlotte Arts + Architecture alumni and Bechtler’s Director of School and Community Outreach and Jail Arts Initiative Lead, Mykell Gates Jamill.


Ultan Guilfoyle is an award-winning producer, director and writer whose films have appeared on HBO, Bravo and PBS in the United States, and the BBC and Channel 4 in Britain.
Guilfoyle began his career at the BBC, where he produced music and arts programs including the rock show, Whistle Test, and the rock concert Live Aid. With business partner, Bob Geldof, Guilfoyle produced the film 1071 Fifth Avenue, for ITV’s The South Bank Show. Presented by architect, Richard Rogers, the film told the story of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum, his last and most famous building. Guilfoyle was the founding director of the film department at the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York. While in this position, Guilfoyle co- curated the landmark design exhibition The Art of the Motorcycle, which remains the most attended design exhibition in museum history.


As a principal of Gould Evans, Melissa provides leadership focusing primarily on ways in which architecture impacts people. In an effort to create positive impact, much of her career has focused on public facilities such as justice, educational and behavioral health. Melissa sits on the AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice leadership group and the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture Advisory Council.  She has contributed to many publications and gives frequent presentations on evidence-based design applications. 

About Keith Cradle 

Dr. Keith Cradle is the Director of Youth/Juvenile Programs for the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office and responsible for youthful offenders dealing with incarceration and the staff associated with successful implementation of rehabilitation/re-entry and youth development programs/initiatives.

Dr. Cradle is currently on the Board of Directors for the Bechtler, ArtPop Street Gallery and the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council. He has previously sat on the Board of Directors for Inspire the Fire, Carolina Voices, Hands on Charlotte, the Charlotte Advisory Committee for the Knight Foundation and the Ada Jenkins Center. Keith’s involvement and commitment to the development of the arts and cultural sectors of Charlotte have led him to help start the Jail Arts Program at the Bechtler that works with youth in detention discover, develop and harness their appreciation for art.

About Mykell Gates Jamil

Mykell Gates Jamil is the Director School and Community Outreach at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. She studied Painting and Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is a practicing artist and a teacher. Mykell works with individuals from all walks of life. Including those with visual impairment, dementia, developmental and other disabilities, incarcerated youth, adults and more. Her mission is to bring art, creativity and inspiration to individuals that have traditionally been underserved by the Charlotte art community.

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