|August 23, 2003
Dear Art Lover,
Im just back from an exciting week at SIGGRAPH where I worked as an artist-in-resident in the Guerilla Studio. The Guerilla Studio is a hands-on facility for the creation and production of 2D images and 3D objects. I organized the Collaboration Station, an area where traditional art techniques meet digital processes. Some of the projects I lead included merging digital imaging with traditional bookbinding, and, the exploration of alternative digital printmaking processes.
The Studio was well endowed this year, with over 100 computers from Apple, AMD and Intel, running the latest in digital imaging, 3D modeling and animation software. In the 2D arena, we were supported with large format printers from HP, Epson and Roland and were completely color managed with the help of the experts from Gretag MacBeth. A variety of digital fine art papers were supplied by Hahnemuhle and Red River Paper, which allowed us to create high-quality archival prints and books. Golden Artist Colors supplied the Collaboration Station with traditional media that enabled artists to put their hand back into the digital process through acrylics, gels and mediums that were used to enhanced or add texture to the digital print.
In addition to digital printmaking, attendees were able to work with sophisticated 3D modeling software to produce rapid-prototyped models. The latest in animation and lenticular software were available for use. Overall, it was a week of inter-disciplinary collaboration, sharing ideas and techniques with other artists looking for ways to experiment beyond our comfort zones.
* CURRENT EXHIBITS *
~~~ DIGITALLY SPEAKING ~~~
The Woman Made Gallery in Chicago brings together women from all backgrounds, all ages and from all corners of the globe. In Digitally Speaking, Juror Dorothy Simpson Krause selects a group of artwork that uses digital technology as a major creative component in the production of the work. Autumn Leaves, a piece from my recent Close to Home series was selected for the exhibit.
Exhibition Dates: September 5 - October 9, 2003
Opening Reception: September 5, 6-9pm
Woman Made Gallery
2418 West Bloomingdale, Chicago
~~~ SUMMER SHOW @ AFA ~~~
Alpers Fine Art is showing my new Golden Oaks series in the gallery through the summer. Visit Peter and ask to see these experimental mixed-media transfers on wood. The work is from my Close to Home series, and incorporates imagery found within 100 miles of my home. The Big Sur coastline, specifically the Andrew Molera State Park area, inspires the imagery for these pieces.
Alpers Fine Art
2 Main Street
~~~ ON/OFF/OVER THE EDGE ~~~
This traveling exhibit mounted by the American Print Alliance explore the concept of the "edge" in all of its possibilities, from figurative to literal, formal to conceptual, psychological to physical. On/Off/Over the Edge travels through 2003 and will be shown at neighborhood arts centers, small colleges and large universities. If you have a chance to catch the show, keep an eye out for Gesture V.
August 2003: Eastern Shore Art Association, Fairhope, AL
* UPCOMING EVENTS *
~~~ A BENEFIT FOR GLOBAL FUSION ~~~
Global Fusion is my next big project that aims to explores the worlds attitudes, values and behaviors around topics of cultural identity. Ill be teaming up with writer Taro Tsuzuki for a 15-month collaborative journey thought the world, sharing essays, interviews and visual images with the public via the internet.
We are working hard to raise $50,000 for the travel portion of the project (to begin May 1st, 2004). To this end, Ill be hosting a BENEFIT ART SALE in November, with all profits going towards the Global Fusion project. This is a perfect opportunity to pick up the artwork you have always wanted, while supporting a worthy project at the same time.
Save the date!
Saturday & Sunday
November 15 - 16, 2003
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
928 Mackenzie Drive
* MORE *
~~~ IN THE COLLECTION OF
Four pieces from my A Veil in Time series were added to the corporate collection of New York based Pfizer, Inc. this past spring. Im currently working on a new piece for a casino in Southern California that will be placed later this fall. Ill let you know where and when in my fall newsletter.
~~~ ARTIST FOR HIRE/ ART FOR SALE ~~~
Im accepting new private, public and corporate commissions on custom artwork. Commissioned artwork is created specifically for you, and provides you with the opportunity to celebrate life or business events through the creation of a piece of art.
Contact me for a studio visit if youre interested in seeing my art in-person. Im always happy and honored to share it with you.
If your on the East Coast, visit Alpers Fine Arts in Andover, Mass to see a collection of my digital original prints. Peter, Betsy and Tony will share their collection of paintings and works on paper in their lovely gallery located outside of Boston. Alpers Fine Art - 2 Main Street, Andover, MA ph:978.470.0013.
~~~ FRIENDS IN THE ARTS ~~~
Kimberly Voigt and I have been collaborating on the intersections between 2D and 3D media. Through the collaboration, our work and friendship continues to grow. Kim is an adjunct assistant professor at Temple University's Tyler School of Art in the Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM area. She also teaches art, design, and theory classes at The Art Institute of Philadelphia and Drexel University. Her work has been featured in international exhibitions such as Digital Insights at The Fuller Museum of Art in Brockton, Massachusetts; I/O Explorations at Cedar Crest University; and the SIGGRAPH 2000 Art Gallery. Currently her work is being exhibited in an international, multi-venue traveling and web-based exhibition that will become part of the permanent collections of the New York Institute of Technology and the Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. Take a look at her work: http://www.akimbo.org/portfolio.htm
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