Yellow Summit 2019
Oct
18
9:00 AM09:00

Yellow Summit 2019

Yellow is headed to Fort Wayne, IN!

Friday October 18, 2019, Yellow will connect creatives across the Midwest region. Yellow connects its attendees with creative strategies, narrative tools and interactive opportunities to explore emerging tech.

Taking place upon Fort Wayne’s Art Campus, experience the collective focus and support of Indiana’s Northeast creative sector.

From product designers to artistic directors, Yellow 2019 attendees will experience keynote presentations and hands-on sessions from thought leaders of the creative industry. Guided technical workshops & classes will enhance attendees creative capacity, strategy, and design applications.

Interactive booth and showcase spaces will provide opportunities for Yellow 2019 attendees to network, directly connect with opportunities to discover and begin creative collaborations.

Regular $60 — Student $20 — 3 Ticket Bundle $150

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Drawn Together
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

Drawn Together

Drawn Together is a celebration of creativity and community. Each month, we bring artists and friends together to draw, sketch, doodle, and design. We'll bring the pencils and paper, just bring your imagination!

Drawn Together is a free, all ages event for artists and non-artists alike! Join us for one of our upcoming events on the first Wednesday of each month at Hop River Brewing Company.

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Opening Reception: Unreal Empire: Robert McCann, Transparency & Toxicity: Meganne Rosen
Dec
5
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception: Unreal Empire: Robert McCann, Transparency & Toxicity: Meganne Rosen

Join us for the opening reception of Unreal Empire: Robert McCann (pictured) and Transparency & Toxicity: Meganne Rosen on Thursday, December 5th from 5pm - 8pm. On view until January 5th, 2020.

McCann describes his paintings as “elaborate fictional spaces”. He utilizes characters from pop cultures and subcultures to stage human drama. These visual threads spiral outward into the shared universe logic of Marvel blockbusters and Pinterest pin boards, and inward to personal mythologies and autobiographical fragments. The paintings use larger-than-life-characters from the world of wrestling, rock & roll history, or educational film reels to evoke a fuzzy boundary between fantasy and reality. His works incorporate staging of affiliated subjects in fragmented narratives plays on a viewer’s incomplete grasp of sublime subjects like memory, future-forecasting, or knowledge of society at large. The subsequent paintings bring together elements of landscape, portraiture, history painting, and improvisational abstraction.

Through the investigation of and experimentation with different kinds of materials, Rosen’s works express discontent with the current political climate while reflecting on her experiences growing up in the American Midwest. Her art explores entropy, artifice, consumerism, and her place in the lineage of abstraction in contemporary and modern painting and its relationship with installation art. Using found matter, fiber works, oil and acrylic painting, remnant fabrics, and photography, Rosen composes mixed media pieces which are layered in visual dialogues. The work evokes an intimate recollection of garments worn, skins shed, and packaging discarded. Each assemblage or installation is a partnership between the materials she works with and the sociopolitical, cultural context of our times.

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An Evening with Mike Hollingsworth and Taylor Shaw
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with Mike Hollingsworth and Taylor Shaw

Join us for a special evening with visionary creatives Mike Hollingsworth and Taylor K Shaw, in conversation together for the first time. The event will feature insightful, humorous, and inspiring conversation about their journeys as ground-breakers in the animation and creative worlds.


About the guests

Taylor K Shaw

Taylor K. Shaw is the youngest CEO in the animation industry and one of the brightest game changers in Hollywood. She created Black Women Animate, the first and only production company designed to change the world of animation by providing women and nonbinary animators of color with the resources needed to be influencers in the industry. Taylor is a visionary creator, writer, and activist tackling representation across the media landscape, one industry at a time.


Mike Hollingsworth

Mike Hollingsworth was the first animator hired by Netflix! As the Supervising Director on the first original animated Netflix series, BoJack Horseman he helped design the show and directed the original pilot. And now, in addition to BoJack, he's also the Supervising Director of Tuca & Bertie. Before his Netflix stint Mikedirected, wrote, and voiced cartoons for the Comedy Central series Triptank and was a Director on Comedy Central’s Brickleberry and HBO’s The Life And Times Of Tim. He's also the creator of the Shut Up Cartoons! YouTube series Nature Break.

Mike originally moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. Once he arrived in Southern California, he started drawing cartoons for the LA Weekly and other alternative press publications. From there, he started making animated shorts that appeared in many of the top film festivals around the world, including The Annecy International Animation Festival, The HBO Aspen Comedy Festival, Animation Block Party, The London International Animation Festival and The Melbourne International Animation Festival to name a few.






This event is brought to you by 212 by Artlink, a creative network, connecting creatives to the resources and knowledge they need to turn ideas into opportunities regardless of geographic or economic limitations.

This event is sponsored by SEED Fort Wayne, Summit City Entrepreneur and Enterprise District. The Urban Enterprise Association was founded in 1984 to revitalize Fort Wayne’s industrial core. The City of Fort Wayne is dedicated to economic prosperity through equitable business growth and stable jobs for our community.

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Collaboratorium: Mask-Making
Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

Collaboratorium: Mask-Making

Through time and place, humans have used masks to tell stories. They're a means to both reveal and hide, to transform, and express. This month, Collaboratorium will focus on creating masks with a variety of themes and materials. By the end of the night we will have several masks which will be donated to The Sweet Masquerade, a fundraising event benefiting Whitington Homes and Services for Families and Children.

For ages 18+

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