Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Global Creative Economy Summit

Registration for the Creative Economy Convergence Summit closes June 2nd, so if you are interested in joining us please check into it soon. Myself and others listed below, will participate in a panel discussion entitled "Technological Models for Outreach and Creativity in the Local Community". This will take place on the 3rd and final day towards the end of the conference and right before the closing party - "Sound of Philadelphia" (Sponsored by The World Cafe Live).

Technological Models for Outreach and Creativity in the Local Community
Location: The Cliveden Room, The Park Hyatt Philadelphia
Rachel Zimmerman, InLiquid.com
John McInerney, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Roberta Fallon, Artblog
Libby Rosof, Artblog
Vincent Romaniello, Romanblog

From their materials - "The creative industry impacts every aspect of the economy. Come to Philadelphia for the first Global Creative Economy Convergence Summit on June 12-14, 2006. Entrepreneurs, business leaders, artists, and technology professionals from for-profit and non-profit organizations from the many arts, media, and technology industries will join together to exchange ideas and help to create a framework for understanding how the Creative Economy contributes to the economic future of the world." Learn more.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Order(ed) installation photos

A couple of photographs from the ORDER(ed) exhibition which is now up and running through June 17th. Details on the show and individual examples of work by each of the artist can be seen on the Gallery Siano site. More photos can be seen on Roberta Fallon's flickr page.

Howard Barnhart, one of the artists in the exhibition, took these great installation shots. As good as these are, you still have to see the work all together in the flesh to get the full effect.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Roberta Fallon on Abstract Painting, video

A panel discussion for the exhibition "Order(ed) turned out to be very interesting. Moderator, Roberta Fallon opened the talk with her thoughts on the show and abstract painting in general. It is rare that we get this sort of commentary from critics, and when we do we often have to read between the lines.

Luella Tripp, director of Gallery Siano introduces us to the panel, above left to right; Roberta Fallon, Julie Gross, Laurie Fendrich, Edith Newhall and W. C. Richardson. They will be featured more in the next part. Use the links below to watch for yourself, Part 1 is broken into 1 and 1a for easier downloading, both are the same size. If you would like to listen to the audio of the entire discussion use the 3gp file for iTunes, iPods and other digital players.

Part 1
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Part 1a
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3gp version
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Saturday, May 06, 2006

Chris Ashley, UC Berkeley and 1708

Artist Chris Ashley has been busy readying his work for an exhibiton and installation of his work recently.

He installed the six paintings you see above at UC Berkeley after many months of planning and hard work. You can see larger images of the individual pieces here. And Chris gives us some insight into the process on his page here.

His weblog is full of information about other artists as well as his own work and upcoming shows like Pulse, a group exhibition at 1708 Gallery in Richmond, VA that opened on May, 4th.

Photo by Chris Ashley.