Desktop Studio: Art in the Digital Age
With Opening Presentations by Sherry Mayo, Director of the Westchester Community College Center for the Digital Arts and Lise Prown, Gallery Coordinator of Westchester Gallery at the Center
A First Monday Salon
Monday, May 7, 2012
at The BeanRunner Café
201 S. Division Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
How have emerging technologies changed the production, distribution, documentation, and exhibition of art in our lifetimes? What skills have we mastered now that we did not even know about twenty years ago? What new skills/knowledge will we want gain in order to stay “in the game” as creative artists? What are other artists creating with the new technologies at their finger-tips? How do we learn about new trends and use social media to increase visibility?
The First Monday Salon in May will be another “real” salon. We will gather to talk about these questions and the role of the artist in the Twenty-first Century. To start us off, Sherry Mayo and Lise Prown will share information about Westchester Community College’s Center for the Digital Arts: its course offerings, gallery, facilities, and programs. Then we will share the experiences and challenges we have known in our own quest to discover and make use of the amazing array of tools and techniques available. We have a lot to learn from each other. Come and share!
Come early to enjoy the Bean Runner Café’s savory soups, salads, and sandwiches. Indulge in a fine wine, a great beer, or an espresso beverage while you listen and participate. Local artists and art-lovers will all want to gather here to eat, and share ideas.
This event is free and open to the public but seating is limited. Come early!
For more information: www.beanrunnercafe.com or call 914-737-1701