Daniel Mihalyo & Annie Han, trained equally in architecture and fine art, have collaborated as Lead Pencil Studio since 1997. Their highly regarded sculptural works and architectural installations explore new methods for perceiving and occupying space. In January 2008, the cross-disciplinary artists will work on site to create "Without Room," a new installation derived from the personal abode of a Greensboro resident. Curator of Exhibitions, Xandra Eden, will represent their work in the panel "Cross Disciplinary Practice". Lead Pencil Studio's exhibitions include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, Vancouver; the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; and Exploratorium, San Francisco. They were selected as an Emerging Voice in 2006 by the Architecture League of New York and recently were awarded the Rome Prize for 2007-08.
Aesthetic Play with Electronic Textiles;
When Technology and the Decorative Collide
Maggie Orth is an artist and technologist who designs and invents interactive textiles in Seattle, WA. She is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of International Fashion Machines, Inc. Orth received her Phd. in Media Arts and Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Media Lab in June 2001. Her academic work at the Media Lab (1997-2001) included patents, research, publications and design in new physical interfaces, wearable computing, electronic textiles, and interactive textile musical instruments. Prior to her academic work, she worked at the Media Lab as the Production Director and Designer of Tod Machover's massive, interactive musical production, Brain Opera (1996-1997). Before joining the Media Lab, she earned a Masters at MIT's Center for Advanced Visual Studies, and a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Among her numerous honors, she has been named a 2007 USA Target Fellow. She is one of 50 recipients of the United States Artists unrestricted grants of $50,000 in recognition of their creative work. Her work has been widely exhibited at the Museum of Science, Boston, MA, NTT ICC, InterCommuncication Center, Japan, The National Textile Museum, Washington DC, The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The DeCordova Museum, MA, SIGGRAPH, and Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria. In addition to exhibiting her work, Maggie Orth will speak on a panel entitled "Marketing - Innovation".
Christopher Baker is an artist whose work engages the rich collection of social, technological and ideological networks present in the urban landscape. Baker creates artifacts and situations that reveal and generate relationships within and between these networks. Baker's work has been presented at Huset i Magstræde, Copenhagen, Denmark the Minnesota Museum of American Artists, the Southern Theatre, the Minneapolis Fringe Festival, the Kinetic Kitchen Dance series, the Fallout Urban Art Center and the Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art. Baker is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) with a concentration in Time & Interactivity at the University of Minnesota. Before pursuing his MFA, Christopher completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in biomedical engineering at Saint Louis University and the University of Minnesota, respectively. Look for Baker's projection work on Thursday and Friday evenings and contribute to his interaactive project. He will also be a panelist on the "Words in Freedom: Interactive Text" panel on Friday morning.
Regional Student Art & Design Exhibition
This exhibition includes work from seven different institutions including UNCG, High Point University, Randolph Community College, Winston-Salem State University, Forsyth Technical College, and North Carolina School of the Arts. The exhibition will present highlight's from the programs of UNCG's departments of Art, Interior Architecture, and Clothing Apparel Retail Studies along with outstanding work representing other regioanal programs that integrate state of the art technology in the study of art and design. This exhibition is an opportunity for the professional design community to discover the up and coming talent in the region.
VOTE: A Regional Inter-collegiate Design Charette
Symposium Exhibition in the Elliot Center Auditorium Lobby Area.
Participating schools: UNCG Departments of Art, Interior Architecture, Consumer Apparel Retail Studies, and Broadcasting and Cinema, the North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem State University, Forsyth Technical College, High Point University, Randolph Community College, and A&T University.
After the hanging chads of the previous election, we have learned the importance of good design as a critical aspect of voting. The theme appeals to college students, many of which have never voted and this year have an opportunity to be engaged in a presidential election for the first time. Everything from voter awareness, the mapping of precincts, ballot design and typography, to the tools and spaces of the voting process can be addressed. It is a great topic to explore society and the environment in an experimental intercollegiate exchange.