Feeling the Future: New Genres Art Space Lecture at ECC
Oct
22
11:00 AM11:00

Feeling the Future: New Genres Art Space Lecture at ECC

New Genres Art Space will be the featured arts speaker for the Fall 2019 Humanities Center Speakers series at Elgin Community College. Their talk will be from 11:00-12:15 in the Spartan Auditorium; the ‘meet & greet’ lunch will follow at 12:30-1:45pm.

In the age of falling student enrollment in higher education across Illinois, mid-size museums and art centers facing declines in high-dollar, aging funders while fighting for underfunded local community and state art grants, and powerful art institutions offering meager wages or creating life-long adjuncts questions are raised: How do we not remove ourselves, but redefine this "grab-bag candy game" of art and education? How do we not theorize about inclusive, sustainable, progressive, and accessible education in a thesis, but put them into practice outside of conferences, classrooms, and lectures?

In this talk, the founders of New Genres Art Space speak to the realities of implementing such an undertaking in a midsize Midwestern city and, in a time of uncertainty in arts and education, their community has left them "feeling the future."

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FREE PERFORMANCE: SPECTRALINA
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

FREE PERFORMANCE: SPECTRALINA

The exhibition ends with an audio-visual performance by Spectralina, Trepp’s long-term experimental music project with her partner Dan Bitney of the band Tortoise. Spectralina produces electronic soundscapes, in which Trepp sings and uses her midi controlled video synthesizer to create projected animations in real-time as visual music.

"Selina Trepp: I Work With What I Have" is an immersive, three-channel animated experimental score for improvised music. As an artist, animator, and experimental musician, Trepp often utilizes music to inform her animations, but in this participatory installation the artist flips the process, asking musicians to translate the movements and gestures in her silent animation into music.

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Speaker Series: Doc Slafkosky & Jerry Kortman
Nov
21
6:30 PM18:30

Speaker Series: Doc Slafkosky & Jerry Kortman

The Speaker Series kicks off as a series of free public talks by visual artists and cultural producers in Rockford, Illinois.

J. R. Kortman Center for Design and The Kortman Gallery, founded in 1986 by Doc Slafkosky and Jerry Kortman, are located in a historic Barloga building at 107 North Main Street in Downtown Rockford, Illinois USA.

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OPEN HOURS
Oct
17
11:00 AM11:00

OPEN HOURS

Come play and respond to Selina Trepp’s animations with provided instruments!

"Selina Trepp: I Work With What I Have" is an immersive, three-channel animated experimental score for improvised music. As an artist, animator, and experimental musician, Trepp often utilizes music to inform her animations, but in this participatory installation the artist flips the process, asking musicians to translate the movements and gestures in her silent animation into music.

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Speaker Series: Laura Gomel & Jenny Mathews
Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

Speaker Series: Laura Gomel & Jenny Mathews

The Speaker Series kicks off as a series of free public talks by visual artists and cultural producers in Rockford, Illinois.

Laura Gomel is co-director of 317 Art Collective, director of SmARTy Pants Rockford Kid’s Art Studio, founding member of Fringe Art Syndicate and co-founder of Ubiquitous AF. Jenny Mathews is the owner of Rockford Illustrating, Art Director for Zombie Logic Press, is on the Rockford Art Museum Exhibition/collection committee, is chairman of the Rockford Area Arts Council “Beattie Is” committee, a teacher at RAAC's Art's place program, a co-director of the 317 Art Collective, a member of the 317 Mural team, an active member of the Rockford Art Attack Movement, Fringe Art Syndicate and Ubiquitous AF.

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OPEN HOURS
Oct
10
12:00 PM12:00

OPEN HOURS

Come play and respond to Selina Trepp’s animations with provided instruments!

"Selina Trepp: I Work With What I Have" is an immersive, three-channel animated experimental score for improvised music. As an artist, animator, and experimental musician, Trepp often utilizes music to inform her animations, but in this participatory installation the artist flips the process, asking musicians to translate the movements and gestures in her silent animation into music.

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NGAS FALL ART SCENE: FREE INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE!
Oct
5
4:00 PM16:00

NGAS FALL ART SCENE: FREE INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE!

During the second night of Fall Art Scene, sonic artist Veronica Soria Martinez returns to offer audience members a chance to interact with musical instruments and synthesizers.

"Selina Trepp: I Work With What I Have" is an immersive, three-channel animated experimental score for improvised music. As an artist, animator, and experimental musician, Trepp often utilizes music to inform her animations, but in this participatory installation the artist flips the process, asking musicians to translate the movements and gestures in her silent animation into music.

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NGAS FALL ART SCENE: FREE PERFORMANCE Cory Wicklund & Andrew Yarbro
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

NGAS FALL ART SCENE: FREE PERFORMANCE Cory Wicklund & Andrew Yarbro

During the first night of Fall Art Scene, Cory Wicklund & Andrew Yarbro will be the third group of collaborating musicians who will respond to artist, Selina Trepp's immersive stop motion animations. Cory Wicklund & Andrew Yarbro met through a Craigslist ad in June 2019. They quickly struck up a friendship over their love for home recording and the electric guitar. Cory & Andrew make up half of the Rockford group Lonely Teenage, and will be improvising to Selina’s animations.

"Selina Trepp: I Work With What I Have" is an immersive, three-channel animated experimental score for improvised music. As an artist, animator, and experimental musician, Trepp often utilizes music to inform her animations, but in this participatory installation the artist flips the process, asking musicians to translate the movements and gestures in her silent animation into music.

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OPEN HOURS
Oct
3
11:00 AM11:00

OPEN HOURS

Come play and respond to Selina Trepp’s animations with provided instruments!

"Selina Trepp: I Work With What I Have" is an immersive, three-channel animated experimental score for improvised music. As an artist, animator, and experimental musician, Trepp often utilizes music to inform her animations, but in this participatory installation the artist flips the process, asking musicians to translate the movements and gestures in her silent animation into music.

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OPEN HOURS
Sep
26
11:00 AM11:00

OPEN HOURS

"Selina Trepp: I Work With What I Have" is an immersive, three-channel animated experimental score for improvised music. As an artist, animator, and experimental musician, Trepp often utilizes music to inform her animations, but in this participatory installation the artist flips the process, asking musicians to translate the movements and gestures in her silent animation into music.

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Speaker Series: Mike Werckle
Aug
22
6:30 PM18:30

Speaker Series: Mike Werckle

The Speaker Series kicks off as a series of free public talks by visual artists and cultural producers in Rockford, Illinois.

Mike Werckle received a BFA in Character Animation from California Institute of the Arts in 1992. Upon graduation, Mike worked as Assistant to the Producer of Starlight Theatre in Rockford, Illinois, and went on to found The Wrong Hands Theater Company there, serving as it's Producing Director until entering the game industry in 1994. In 2013, Mike founded The West Side Show Room with the goal of making room for everyone to participate in the transformative art of theater.

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FREE CLASSES START!
Jul
29
5:00 PM17:00

FREE CLASSES START!

THE BOOK KLUB

EVERY MONDAY FROM 5 TO 7 PM
DESIGNED FOR AGES: 14 - 18

Drawing from the structure of traditional “book clubs”, meeting after a weekly reading, participants analyze and learn how to digitally interpret their favorite literary works. Concepts might include traditional digital illustration of selected pages or chapters, animating poems, or digital collage.

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FREE CLASSES START!
Jul
29
2:30 PM14:30

FREE CLASSES START!

LANGUAGE IN MOTION PROGRAM

EVERY MONDAY FROM 2:30 TO 4:30 PM
DESIGNED FOR AGES: 8 - 12

An animation program focusing on understanding the intricacies of culture, language, and linguistics through examination of works of literature, varieties of translations, proverbs and puns, and participants’ individual experiences and biases. While the workshops will be taught in English, Spanish and Polish-speaking instructors will be able to offer linguistic support to ESL participants.

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Speaker Series: Carrie Johnson
Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

Speaker Series: Carrie Johnson

The Speaker Series kicks off as a series of free public talks by visual artists and cultural producers in Rockford, Illinois.

Carrie Johnson is the Curator of Rockford Art Museum, responsible for the overall management and development of the RAM Permanent Collection as well as the organization and production of all feature exhibitions. She joined the RAM staff in December 2006, and was named Curator in July 2012.

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