Sycamore Light Show coming in May…

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Coming May 3rd to the historic Sycamore Train Depot is a project of projection mapped animations created by NIU Time Arts students and myself. This free event is generously sponsored by the Speiser Family Foundation and will be part of the Give Local DeKalb County fundraising event. Check out a sample from our test projections this past December:

 

Aritmia (CD cover art)

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Aritmia by Merima Ključo & Miroslav Tadić

I was asked to contribute some art and design the CD cover for the latest release
by accordionist Merima Ključo & guitarist Miroslav Tadić.  It’s a great CD with flavors of Classical, Balkan, and Flamenco music. You can pick up the album here.

Incandescence Farming for Art at Work

Interactive video installation at Wunderlich Securities in St. Charles, IL
Interactive video installation at Wunderlich Securities in St. Charles, IL

Working with the St. Charles Art Council I put together an interactive installation that I had been thinking about for some time. The piece is derived from a 2D laser-cut paper piece that I made a few years ago. A pinwheel is connected to a computer via an arduino and when an audience member blows on the pinwheel it causes the animation to play. More info on the show here.

The Madrigal Project coming to DeKalb and Madison

Mad Poster

Mad Poster

“The Madrigal Project,” is a multi-media interpretation of George Crumb’s Madrigals, Books I-IV, in collaboration with video artist, Bart Woodstrup. Mr. Woodstrup created this video montage using source video artwork in combination with live performance footage shot at NextStage in Putney, Vermont. The live performance footage was the culmination of a week-long residency at the Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival on March 18-24, 2012.

George Crumb composed this now classic cycle of works in the mid- to late 1960ʼs inspired by the highly evocative poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca. Equal parts stark, angular, tender, and explosive, Crumbʼs music mirrors Lorca’s richly nuanced language. We now come to this music nearly half a century later and still find it fresh, challenging and full of magic. Although its textures are at times sparse and rarefied, the music requires us to pay incredible attention to detail and to each other. The process of learning this music has heightened our sense of community and of our commitment to not just our music, but to one another.

Divest


Divest (2015) represents recent strategies to disinvest from the fossil fuel economy and to encourage investment into renewable sources of energy. The 200 largest public oil, gas, and coal companies are ranked by the estimated carbon content of their fossil fuel reserves.  The carbon content is listed in gigatons of CO2. By comparison, many top publicly-traded renewable energy companies are listed by their stock ticker symbol and recent earnings per share. This work exists for the sole purpose as an art exhibit. It is not an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy any investment, nor is it an offer to provide any form of investment advice.

Divest was created specifically for the Climate Crisis: Solutions show at Water Street Studios in Batavia, IL.

Single – A Valentine’s Day Art Event

Cyberdate @singleCyberdate reappears in Queens!

“Single” – is a curated art exhibition and an evening of readings, performance and stand-up comedy that delve into the experience of being single. The event will also feature Single Postal Service, drinks and a DJ after-party.

In the recent decades building a life as a single person has become more common. However there still exists a prevailing notion that one day we will all meet that special someone and settle down for a happily-ever-after. This event is not about that. Twenty artists of various age groups and backgrounds, based in New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Maine, Oklahoma and Winnipeg, Canada, consider the width and depth of living as an independent entity. Whether it’s longing for love, looking deeper into the self or exploring sexuality.

Cyberdate @single

 

Single or not – come out bring your friends!

Opening February 14, 6pm at Local Project Art Space