I was pleased to find out I am the feature artist on ArtistRunWebsite for Monday, May 11, 2015!

 

I have used Artist Run Website as my domain for several years and can say I am very happy with what they offer for a busy artist with very little time. It's easy to set up, maintain and makes it a snap to upload all kinds of media. Thank you to Dallas Jeffs for the article and Eric Deis of Artist Run Website for all your hard work!

 

See the full article HERE

 



 

May to July will be musical months full of theremins! I have been asked to lead a Youth Mentorship for the Vancouver Experiemntal Theremin Orchestra through VIVO Media Arts Centre from May to early July with support from TELUS Vancouver Community Board Grant, Vancouver Jazz Festival, BC Arts Council and VIVO Media Arts Centre.

 

The now full mentorship will include: An artist talk by myself, 'The Theremin in Contemporary Art Practice', a talk and demo by Calgary guest thereminist, Kathryn Davies aka Molly Merriweather, a two day theremin-building workshop, rehearsals and a final performance at VIVO Media Arts Centre on July 4th. See details of the mentorship call and announcements will be forthcoming for the show.

 

VIVO Call Link

 

 



Artist Talk: The Theremin in Contemporary Art Practice, Maker Education Salon: Spring Edition,

Mozilla Hive Lab Vancouver, March 3.

2015 started out nice and easy with several artist talks in Vancouver. I had the pleasure to visit my old alma mater, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, to speak to the senior Integrated Media Arts class in January. It was a good experience for me to share my career so far, since my graduation, and to encourage students in opportunities available to them upon their graduation. I emphasized the importance of time management, networking, stepping stones to artist run centres and the role of integrated media in community engagement.

 

In March, I was asked to give a talk, on behalf of the Vancouver Experimental Theremin Orchestra (VETO), to Mozilla Hive Lab's Maker Education Salon. I delivered the talk 'The Theremin in Contemporary Art Practice', to a packed house of educators and maker enthusiasts, highlighting artists who use the 1920-invented instrument as a componant in their projects.

 

Check the Upcoming Page for my current and upcoming talks, demos, workshop and exhibitions.

 

 




Nine Vancouver artists will be exhibiting a one evening media art and live electronic performance, curated and produced by students from VIVO Media Arts Centre's Career Development Mentorship with media artist, Wynne Palmer. This event is hosted and supported by VIVO Media Arts Centre in conjunction with a BC Arts Council Youth Engagement Grant.

SKIN addresses abstract concepts, derived from the material form of the physical body as a point of departure. The exhibition explores concepts including body architecture, gender, body shame, the remediated body, body as machine, collective health and spatial interactions. The famous Protagorean statement, "man is the measure of all things . . .” (aside from relativism) is an inspiration for using the human structure as a referencing unit of infinite things.

** Event is free to enter**

Facebook Event Page

VIVO Media Arts Centre website announcement

 

Lead Curator/Fascilitator: Wynne Palmer

Curator/Producers: Zandi Dandizette, Alanna Ho. Anchi Lin, Marchien Veen, Corie Waugh

 

Thanks to Guest Artists: Crista Dahl, Matt Troy and Vincent Parker

 

Special Thanks:

Emily Smith and VIVO Media Arts Centre, Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council,

City of Vancouver and Gaming/Province of BC




Time for another Electroluminescent Wire (El Wire) workshop, this time we're making lanterns. The workshop is from 3:30-5:30PM, Tuesday, Nov. 25 at Aberthau Mansion. Please see link for details and to register with West Point Grey Community Centre. There is a $20 cost to cover El Wire, and I will be bringing the other supplies. The added bonus for participants is the opportunity to exhibit in the Lighting of Aberthau event on Wednesday, Nov. 26 from 6-9PM. This event is very well attended with 200+, there will be other media projects presented and a choir. If you are interested in participating in a community engaged art project, now is your chance!

 

West Point Grey Community Centre website




I have the pleasure of leading a BC Arts Council funded mentorship through VIVO Media Arts Centre through the month of November, with a one night show at the conclusion, the first week of December.

 

With the support of BC Arts Council and VIVO, I will be doing a lecture/discussion style presentation, reviewing portfolios and cvs and assisting artists in conceiving and carrying out producer duties for creating their own exhibition. In addition, I have asked local emerging artists, Matt Troy and Vincent Parker to stop by and present as guest speakers, along with senior artist Crista Dahl, who will be giving a tour of the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archive at VIVO Media Arts Centre.

 

This will be a rather cathartic experience for me, as it will be the culmination of my knowledge from education and work experience as a professional graphic designer/photographer, interdisciplinary artist, curator and producer over the past 25 years. I'm quite excited to share my experiences, as it is my hope to introduce and educate emerging artists to the world of professional art and business, and to ensure a sense of confidence for a smooth transition.

 

While I'm still working on my presentation, I'm finding that I am adding more and more, realizing the volume of information that I need to cover as basics!

 

Since this mentorship is a BC Arts Council Youth Engagement Grant through VIVO, we will be accepting submissions to this FREE mentorship for emerging artists 18-24yrs. old ONLY.

If you are or know of an emerging artist who would like to submit to this mentorship opportunity, please pass along the following link for details and submission form:

 

VIVO Media Arts Centre

 

Dates: Nov. 8 - 29, 2014 (Saturdays: 10AM - 6PM)

Final Exhibition: 'SKIN', Dec. 5, 2014. 8PM - 1AM

 

Special thanks: VIVO Media Arts Centre, Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, City of Vancouver and Gaming/Province of BC.



 

I will be leading the first of three El Wire workshops I will be teaching through West Point Grey Community Centre this Fall!  All upcoming El Wire workshops:

Oct. 23 - Halloween and Bike Decorations (3:30 - 5:30PM)

"The first one is really a family event to make fun outdoor Halloween decorations and to introduce people to the concept that El Wire can keep you safer while riding your bike. It's getting darker outside now going into winter and this is an option to stay creatively illuminated and safe."

Nov. 25 - 3D Lanterns (3:30 - 5:30PM)   (to exhibit at Lighting of Aberthau event Nov. 26)

"The second one will be a workshop where attendees will be contributing to the group project for an outdoor installation, to be exhibit at the Nov. 26 Lighting of Aberthau event. I can't wait to see what we ultimately come up with for the final install!"

Dec. 6 - Christmas Ideas
(11:30 - 1:30PM)

"Finally, the third workshop will look at decorating inside the home for the holidays. And since decorating is part of that holiday feeling, I thought why not with El Wire?"

"I look forward to these workshops, as all three will
address, slightly differently, concepts in lighting with this user-friendly cold lighting source. "

Please book through the community centre:

Please see Upcoming page for full contact details!



 

This Fall I am starting my next set of projects while artist in residency with LocoMotoArt through the Park Board and City of Vancouver. I will be centring the work around the use of various cold lighting sources, such as LED and Electroluminescent Wire, to coincide with the upcoming 2015 International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies.

"Inspired by land art and after a stint working in the west coast film industry some years ago, with a wide variety of professional lighting, I became hyper aware of the nuances and atmosphere created with the conscious
use of lighting in my photography and installation works."

I'm currently working on various projects including: light-based, nature installations on the grounds of Aberthau Mansion and a set of table top El Wire sculptures.

I'll also be will be leading an upcoming
BC Arts Council funded Youth Engagement Mentorship, through VIVO Media Arts Centre and leading a series of workshops with El Wire through West Point Grey Community Centre through the Fall. See Upcoming on the left column for details.