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.





I'm now into the home stretch with LocoMotoArt, as artist in residency with the City of Vancouver and the Vancovuer Park Board's Fieldhouse Studio Program from 2013-2015.

 

LocoMotoArt is a Vancouver-based group of 20 artists, both local and international, who work with media (generative art, intallation and interactive art, artware, projection mapping, photography, audio art and composition, robotics, video feedback art, etc.) The group was unified in 2012 under LMA Lead Administrator, Laura Lee Coles and evolved out of her arts-based research "Utilizing The Natural Environment for the Exhibition of New Media."

 

LMA Artists in Residency:

Graham Brown, Beth Carruthers, Merlyn Chipman, Laura Lee Coles, Patrick Daggitt, Jamie Griffiths, Bobbi Kozinuk, Dave Leith, Maryam Mobini, Mark Nazemi, Sebnem Ozpeta, Wynne Palmer, Rob Scharein, Sarah Shamash, Phil Thomson and Miles Thorogood.

 

LocoMotoArt are fortunate to be able to have the use of two fieldhouses, Aberthau Mansion - West Point Grey Community Centre and the fieldhouse at McBride Park in Vancouver, affording us two locations to spread out and work on projects, host shows and events and provide workshops.

 

After assisting the other LMA artists through the residency process, as Assistant Administrator and Project Manager for LMA, I will be one of the last artists to complete my projects from Sept. - Dec. 2014. Over the past 1 1/2yrs. I have had the opportunity to curate guest artists, conduct demos and workshops and exhibit in six exhibitions with LMA. I look forward to starting my residency projects this month and will be sharing them through future Blog updates here on my webstie and through LMA Blog.

To see all past and current LMA activities:

 

LMA Blog: http://locomotoart.weebly.com/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/LocoMotoArtCollective

Twitter: @LocoMotoArt

 

Field Guides will be a community exhibition highlighting the work of 50 artists at all 12 Field Houses in Vancouver, including LocoMotoArt.

 

Field Guides: A Guide To Fieldhouse Studio Residencies

Opening reception: Thursday, Sept. 18, 5-8PM

Guest Speaker- Matt Hern  6:30 PM

Show Runs: Sept. 14-25, 2014

 

Roundhouse Exhibition Hall

181 Roundhouse Mews

Vancouver, BC




LocoMotoArt's major 2014 exhibition, PATTERNS: An Evening Extravaganza of Digital Proportions, is coming up this weekend!

 

PATTERNS is a FREE event and open to all ages. Held indoors and on the beautiful grounds of Aberthau Mansion in West Point Grey, Vancouver, BC. PATTERNS exhibits interactive, sound and visual installations, bio art, performances, digital tapestries, video mapping and digital poetry.


Show details at: http://locomotoart.weebly.com/patterns.html

LocoMotoArt is joined by international guest artists:
Jamie Griffiths, UK
Patrick Lichty, Chicago, USA
Nicole Sansone - Ecoarttech, NYC, USA
Valerie d. Walker, Montreal, Canada

LocoMotoArt Artists:
Rob Scharein
Dave Leith
Merlyn Chipman
Laura Lee Coles
Wynne Palmer
Victoria Gibson
Miles Thorogood
Graham Brown
Phil Thomson
Bobbi Kozinuk

Emerging Artists:
Aaron Rice
Yi and Pius

Supported by an award from the City of Vancouver Cultural Affairs Division, for the Community Neighbourhood Arts Development Grant; Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Vancouver Foundation issued through Kitsilano Neighbourhood House and BC Hydro and is made possible with partners: Vancouver Park Board, West Point Grey Community Centre, William F. White International, Ltd., CiTR 101.9FM Radio, Charqui Restaurant, Maple House Bed & Breakfast, Rugs and Art, and Fresh Strategies Communications.



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Ever wonder what a dog experiences when chasing a ball? Julie Andreyev, Simon Overstall and the Vancouver Experimental Theremin Orchestra will perform EPIC-Tom, a live animation and soundscape produced in collaboration with Tom, Andreyev’s canine collaborator. Tom’s vocal talents and athleticism are explored by Andreyev, and Overstall to present an outlook on canine emotion and creativity.  During the performance, Andreyev and VETO play theremins and Overstall mixes recordings of Tom’s voice, and his movements, using custom software.

 

Thursday, July 17, 2014. 7 - 8:30PM

EPIC-Tom (the performance)

Performed by: Julie Andreyev (Animal Lover) and Simon Overstall

with the Vancouver Experimental Theremin Orchestra

Curated by: Wynne Palmer

Aberthau Mansion - West Point Grey, 4397 W2nd Ave. Vancouver

Door: By donation

Concession: LocoMotoArt

 

EPIC-Tom Production Team:
Video, performance: Julie Andreyev

Generative animations, software, performance: Simon Overstall

Animations and rendering: Jay White

Canine collaborator: Tom
Motion capture support: Richard Overington + Hyuma Frankowski

 

Julie Andreyev is an artist whose recent area of practice called Animal Lover (www.animallover.ca) explores animal creativity and communication through modes of interspecies collaboration and aleatoric methods, to produce interactive installation, video, social media, and performance projects. She works primarily with her two companion dogs Tom and Sugi (www.tomandsugi.com, Twitter: @Tom_and_Sugi). Her work has been shown across Canada, the US, Europe, China and Japan. Andreyev’s work is supported by The Canada Council for the Arts, The British Columbia Arts Council, Foreign Affairs Canada, and The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Her PhD research explores compassion as a means for improved human awareness and relationships with the more-than-human world. She is Associate Professor at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, and Artistic Director of Interactive Futures, (www.interactivefutures.ca).

 

Simon Lysander Overstall is an artist working in digital arts, in particular music, sound, and interactive art. He has a BFA in Music Composition from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. Currently he is completing an MA in Sound In New Media at Aalto University, Finland, and holds a position with the Sound and Physical Interaction research group.

http://sloburn.wordpress.com

 

Vancouver Experimental Theremin Orchestra (VETO) is the only theremin orchestra in Canada, and one of a few worldwide. Each member of the orchestra has a uniquely tuned instrument that contributes to the richness of the sound created by this ensemble. The Vancouver Experimental Theremin Orchestra (VETO) was formed by the participants in a theremin-building workshop held at VIVO Media Arts Centre in Vancouver, BC in the summer of 2011. VETO was formed out of and continues to be supported by the Education Program at VIVO Media Arts Centre. Find us on our Facebook Page.

 

Special Thanks: Julie Andreyev + Tom (Animal Lover) and Simon Overstall, VETO, Canada Council for the Arts, VIVO Media Arts Centre, LocoMotoArt, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, and West Point Grey Community Centre.



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Announcing that I will be showing a new piece, called "Murder of Crows", a single channel video with sound, at VANDOCUMENT 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY. This will be a full evening of art, music, dance and theatre in 3 galleries.

 

In recognition of International Migratory Bird Day, "Murder of Crows" is an anthropomorphic comment on group identity and site filmed in a dog walking park along the docks in North Vancouver. See full artist's statement HERE.

 

8PM - 2AM, Saturday, May 10, 2014

VANDOCUMENT 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY

at VIVO Media Arts Centre

1965 Main St. Vancouver

Door: By donation

Cash Bar



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I'm very proud to announce I am curator for 4 artists (Rob Scharein, Laura Lee Coles, Dave Leith and Mark Nazemi) into one of the biggest media shows this year! Not only will this be Paul Wong's (2005 Governor General award winner) showcase of the current landscape for media art in BC, but a final celebration and farewell to ON MAIN GALLERY.

 

OMG – On Main Gallery presents: THRU THE TRAPDOOR
A major interdisciplinary art event featuring over 50 artists and curators.
Artistic Director: Paul Wong
Producer: Rick Erickson

Opening: Tuesday Apr. 22, 8 – 10 PM
Exhibition: Apr 23 – 25, 12 – 8 PM Free Admission
Performances, Interactive Works, Artist and Curator Talks: Apr 23 - 25, 6-8 PM
Art Party: Saturday Apr 26, 8PM – 2AM $10 Admission
1965 Main St., Vancouver

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Site-specific installations, projections, visuals, sculpture, performance, music, relational experiences, assemblages, constructions, participatory happenings, sound, interactive art, and more…

Trapdoor is a 5-day exhibition concluding with a monumental closing event. This is the final act and the end of an era for 1965 Main St., an important and innovative creative hub since 1993. It has been the home-base for VIVO Media Arts, Alderbridge Mini-Storage, Gallery 1965, New Forms Festival, and many other organizations and artists.

On Main Gallery has occupied one of the storefronts since 2007. In 2012 this space was expanded and completely renovated by Rick Erickson, who put in a “secret trap door” leading down to Alderbridge Mini-Storage, a labyrinth of 70 spaces in all shapes and sizes, with 6500 sq. ft. of storage lockers.

We have invited dozens of artists who will be transforming this unique warehouse into an amazing site for experiencing contemporary art. They will respond to the architectural features of the site, along with ideas of memory, history, the present, the future, consumption, and hoarding.

 

Together, they are some of the best new and established talent in Vancity, collaborating to create something extraordinary. Within these spaces, there will be a camera obscura, an Ames room, peep holes, a grand piano, interactive sound and internet works, immersive environments and intimate personal narratives. These projects mix traditional media with newer technologies, combining photography and video with everything from found objects, dirt, wood, and concrete, to infusions of the more ephemeral: performance, sound, projections and interventions.

Over 30 Projects by 50 artists and Curators (subject to change)

Amy Fung
Annie Briard
Attila Richard Lukacs
Brian Howell
Cam Andrews
Charles Rea
Christian Pelech
Dan Leonard
David Campion
David Khang
David Leith
DRIL Art Collective
DJ Clarence and Wilson Hart
Elisa Ferrari
Emily Neufeld
Evann Siebens
Glenn Alteen
Hammock Residency
Howie Tsui
Instant Coffee
Jay Senetchko
Jessica Bushey
John Brennan
Joe Sarahan
Jonathan Middleton
Jonny Sopotiuk
Katherine Coe
Kenneth Yuen
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun
Laura Lee Coles
Leo Stefansson
Lynn Chen
Makiko Hara
Michael Edward Miller
Michael Yahgulanaas
Mark Nazemi
Olivia Fauland
Patrick Campbell
Patrick Daggitt
Rachel Iwaasa
Randy Gledhill
Robert Scharein
SD Holman
Sebnem Ozpeta
Steven Tong
Sydney Southam
Tommy Chain
Trevor Discoe
Vjeko Sager
Wynne Palmer
William Bros
AND MORE…

For the closing Art Party on Sat. April 26, we are going all out creating a spectacular experience. Happening in a combined 10,000 sq. ft. of space, the Art Party will include the upstairs, downstairs, and parking lot of 1965 Main St. There will be video mapping on the building exterior, and we will feature an additional lineup of performers, DJ’s, musicians, and visual artists for this stellar event.

This is going to be legendary, harking back to the free spirit of 1980’s artists’ warehouse shows.

Sponsors/participating organizations to date: Bomber Brewing, Cinevolution Media Arts Society, grunt Gallery, Hybridity Media, New Forms Festival, Or Gallery, VIVO Media Arts Centre, and more…

DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW!