While it’s snowing outside and the cold is creeping in, Vermonters gather together to share in the warmth of community. This New Year’s Eve, lights and music invite you inside Main Street Landing to play with illumination and experience the wonders of Illuminated Eve. The Vermont-based Illumination Collective artist group is excited to present a magical event consisting of video projection, projection mapping, ambient lighting, interactive LED technology, and illuminated installations inside Main Street Landing in Burlington. With all their projects, Illumination Collective will create a captivating, safe, and family friendly experience that tantalizes the senses.
About The Artists:
Jody Brown is primarily interested in environmental design and sculpture. She makes small-scale steel sculpture and works on ideas for larger scale work in a variety of materials. As part of the Illuminated Collective team, she’s using reflective materials combined with dynamic lighting to create sculptural installations. She co-owned and operated The Drawing Board in Montpelier, VT, for thirty-five years. She is accomplished in business management, picture framing design and production, art preservation and art materials services. Currently, she serves on the board of Studio Place Arts in Barre and is affiliated with Generator in Burlington.
Terrence Sehr is a digital artist interested in political and social media-sourced digital art using algorithmic appropriation and remix. Other interests include interactive art, mixed media sculpture, and the maker movement. Terrence is adjunct faculty in the Champlain College Computer Science & Information program, as well as the Community College of Vermont Computer Information Systems program. Terrence holds an MFA degree in Emergent Media from Champlain College, an MS degree in Computer Science from the University of Vermont, and a BE degree in Electrical Engineering from The Cooper Union.
George Philbrick is a technical artist interested in the intersection of music, data, and visual arts. He loves to tinker, and finding new ways to experience information through technology is his passion. He is a cofounder of two startups based out of Burlington: Power Scavengers and Chromajam, one focused on green energy production, and the other focused on his music reactive lighting. He is a student at the University of Vermont pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science.
Richard Stock is a graphic designer interested in branding identity and persuasive design. As an experiential designer, he has a passion for crafting by hand. Richard holds a BFA in Graphic Design and Digital Media and a Master of Science in Emergent Media from Champlain College. He is currently a Graphic Design Specialist at Dealer.com and works as a freelance designer. Richard works with light projection and animation to make illuminated experiences.
Ken Howell is an artist and professor of media arts at Champlain College where he also serves as a faculty advisor with the Emergent Media Center, and leads the EMC Sandbox Team exploring new and novel human-computer interaction models . He holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, and a BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art. He is a founding board member of Generator, a Burlington makerspace and a founder and organizer of the Champlain Maker Faire. When Ken is not describing himself in the third person, he is an I that enjoys a creative life of making, tinkering, drawing, painting, and practicing bonsai. His work, even the bonsai stuff, deals with dichotomy, emergent properties, the quieting of the monkey mind, and dislocations in time and space, symptomatic of digitality.
Leisa Fearing is an electrical engineer, software developer, biohacker and entrepreneur with a passion for creating delightful applications of technology. She helps bake makers at the Generator electronics lab and was a founder of Gumbo Labs makerspace in New Orleans. She was integral to their collaborative public art installations including “Orpheus Descending” at the American Institute of Architects (AIA New Orleans) DesCours 2009, and “Sirens – Prototype I” for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s 2011 Automata Technological Terrarium show.
Kristian Brevik is entangled at the shoreline where art and science meet, where he thinks about the relationships of humans with other beings in webs of kinship and dependency. He studies the evolution and ecology of insects with whom we share our agricultural landscape, at the University of Vermont Insect Agroecology Lab, and his most recent focus with art has been exploring the impact of humans on aquatic species using light and shadow, with illuminated ‘ghost’ lanterns.
Lauren Larken Scuderi is a magical Songbird dancing and singing with the LED persistence of vision fans developed with: Eve St. Blaine of Adafruit, the Illumination Collective and through the Jump/Start Entrepreneurial Co-Hort at The Generator. She is the lead Artner at the not for profit: Artistic Evolución which is currently licensing a new STEAM arts musical for young adults called, Will & Whit. Connect at: ArtEvolve.org
–> This Bright Ideas Project event was crowdsourced from Vermonters and generously powered by VSECU.
—> This Yappy Hour event, presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, the vodka for dog people, features a custom menu of specialty cocktails that raises funds for the Humane Society of Chittenden County.
—-> With support from our friends at The WaterWheel Foundation, and Foam Brewers