The CMDC Program and North Bank Artists Gallery are collaborating to host LOUD & Clear, a month-long, student-led exhibit of sound and visual installations and performances. Featured in the exhibit, which opens on Friday, April 6, 2012, are the 2012 CMDC Artists in Residence, Matt Brislawn and Jackson 2Bears, as well as CMDC faculty and students. Along with the art by the visiting artists, visitors to the gallery will see videos, 3D animations, video and sound installations, and radio art by Will Luers, Kathi Rick, Brenda Grell, John Barber, and Dene Grigar. The curators for this event are CMDC students, Setareh Alizadeh and Nicole Buckner. Both students participated as docents for the "Electronic Literature" exhibit at the 2012 Modern Language Association Convention.
The Launch Party to be held on Friday, April 6 showcases the “Brizbomb” by Brislawn, a VJDJ piece by 2Bears called “Iron Tomahawks,” and the sensor-based drum installation and performance piece,.
Other performances are scheduled for each Friday night of April. Scheduled for April 13 is the “DJ/VJ Performance;” April 20, “Laptop Orchestra, led by Rob Melton;” and April 27, the “premiere” of the new sound and video composition by Jackson 2Bears and the students in his Electronic Music course.
To view the event website, go to http://northbankartshow.wordpress.com/
The exhibit will be open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Performances take place from 7:30-10:00 p.m. each Friday night. The exhibit and all events are free and open to the public. North Bank Artists Gallery is located at 1005 Main Street in downtown Vancouver, WA.
We were pleased that the CougParents provided financial support for the 2012 CMDC Artists in Residency Program that has made this student project possible. We work hard to provide experiences for our students that expose them to the profession.