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Saturday, February 13, 2021

10:00-10:40 am – Claudia Borgna, We are making art

Based on two video performances titled: We are making art and I am working that explore the concepts of artist and art making from a feminist perspective.

11:00-11:30 am – Richard Hecht, Piano Playing

12:00-12:30 pm – Annanya George, The History of Card Manipulation

Join Magician Annanya George as we explore the history of the art of card magic from its mysterious origins to its modern counterpart.

1:00-2:00 pm – Fun A Day Panel, Fun A Day; History and Why You Should Participate Too!

2:30-3:00 pm – Julie Kornblum, Coiling Technique and Plastic Pollution

3:30-4:00 pm – Debra Ansell, Illuminated Art with Inkscape and Embedded LED Strips

Edge lit-acrylic generates lovely visual effects. Debra Ansell (@GeekMomProjects on Twitter and Instagram) has developed creative techniques to embed thin LED strips within the acrylic itself for a diffuse “Inner Glow” that appears to originate from inside the piece. Debra will demonstrate how she uses Inkscape, an open-source CAD program, to design laser-cuttable vector files for her “Inner Glow” illuminated artworks.

4:30-5:00 pm – Barb Noren, Barb Galleries Things

Barb Noren of BarbMakesThings takes you on a tour of the gather gallery space and talks about all of the elements that went into designing and building it.

5:30-5:45 pm – Sarah Soward, Illustrations of the Rhinoceros Sutra

Artists Sarah Soward and Ashli Kingfisher are collaborators on a project to illustrate the verses of the Rhinoceros Sutra, as translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. In this artist’s talk, Sarah Soward will provide background on the Sutra, her methods, influences, and concerns in creating visually accessible works based on an ancient Buddhist text. She will, of course, also spend some time extolling the wonders and quirks of the rhinoceros itself.

6:30-7:30 pm – CRASH Panel, 10+ Years of CRASH Space

7:30-7:50 pm – Emily Velasco, Show and Tell

Sunday, February 14, 2021

11:00-11:30 am – Donna Umali, Art of Songwriting – Finding Zen Mama

How to channel the inner “zen mama” through art and good art habits

12:00-12:30 pm – Roger Cheng, Bouncing Into Interactive Digital Art

As a virtual art show, ART.HAPPENS was the ideal motivation for a novice to explore digital art making using a tool called Unity 3D. Unity began as a tool for making video games, which meant it had all the pieces necessary to build something visually interesting for viewers to interact with. And most importantly, Unity publishes a lot of beginner-friendly resources to help motivated individuals climb their learning curve. Roger shares his journey starting from those tutorials to the “Bouncy Bouncy Lights” exhibit created for this show.

3:00-3:30 pm – Karen Benjamin, Eco-Anxiety, The Pandemic, Mental Health, Me and Mia!!!!!!!

What happens when eco-anxiety is replaced with anxiety about the Pandemic and toilet paper?

4:00-4:30 pm – Larry Snelly, Digital Collage Using Photoshop

I’ll go through the steps I use in creating a digital collage including idea-generating, gathering reference, scanning with a household printer/scanner, resolution, Photoshop layering, file sizes and printing techniques.

5:00-5:30 pm – Jay Jacobs, Instant Analogs: Film, Cameras, and Hacking

We live in a digital world, but analog photography is making a come back. Instant photography bridges the gap between film which needs to be developed in a darkroom to a quicker, field-ready process. Jay talk about instant film types, cameras, and how to hack them.

6:00-6:30 pm – Murriel Grace, A brief and non-comprehensive look at Protest Songs and Art in our modern time