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    Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait, Sunday, July 1, 2018 12:00 pm Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait, Sunday, July 1, 2018 12:00 pm
    Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait July 1, 2018 - December 16, 2018
    12:00 pm–5:00 pm
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    Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait chronicles three generations of Inuit artists—Pitseolak Ashoona (1904-1983), her daughter Napachie Pootoogook (1938-2002), and granddaughter Annie Pootoogook (1969-2016).

    The prints and drawings on view depict nuanced depictions of family and village life in Kinngait, as well as sardonic references to pop culture that have now penetrated everyday life in this remote community in the Canadian Arctic. Kinngait is known internationally for its artwork, and the three women in this exhibition are among the most well regarded artists of this region.

    Join us at 5:00 pm on Saturday, June 30 for an exhibition walk-through with curator Andrea R. Hanley, followed immediately by an opening reception from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The walk-through and reception are free and open to the public.

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    Marta Chaffee: The Places We've Lived, Sunday, July 1, 2018 12:00 pm Marta Chaffee: The Places We've Lived, Sunday, July 1, 2018 12:00 pm
    Marta Chaffee: The Places We've Lived July 1, 2018 - December 16, 2018
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    Marta Chaffee’s practice draws from California landscapes and the implied freedom of the American West. This exhibition, organized by her daughter Aandrea Stang, showcases paintings and drawings that relate to the artist's numerous road trips—from mundane, local stoplight views, to vistas inspired by the Golden State Freeway or Interstate 395, which she often traveled to visit family in the Eastern Sierras. In her paintings and drawings, Chaffee has mapped locations she often returned to by necessity or choice, organizing both observed and invented views as seen through her windshield.

    Please join the Armory for an opening reception with the artist on Saturday, June 30 from 6:00-8:00 pm. This reception is free an open to the public. 

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    Friendly Skies: The Art of High Altitude Travel, Saturday, August 18, 2018 Friendly Skies: The Art of High Altitude Travel, Saturday, August 18, 2018
    Friendly Skies: The Art of High Altitude Travel August 18, 2018 - September 23, 2018
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    Peekaboo Gallery presents "Friendly Skies: The Art of High Altitude Travel," a travel exhibition and sale dedicated to the golden age of flying. Take a nostalgic look back to the time of glamorous air hostesses and gourmet meals, when one could jaunt from New York to Paris on a supersonic 3.5-hour flight while enjoying champagne and canapés to live organ accompaniment.

    The gallery showcases airlines memorabilia and collectibles presented in a striking Jumbo Jet stage set. Inside, you can find original lithographs and paintings of classic travel art, and industrial and commercial aircraft models. 

    For those interested in nostalgic fashion of the skies, look for vintage flight attendant uniforms from the 1940s through the 1990s, worn by crews on PAN AM, Braniff Airways, TWA, United, Eastern, British Airways, and  the Soviet Aeroflot. 

    Peekaboo is a unique gallery where everything in the curated displays are for sale. It offers visitors an “unabashed celebration of that most fantastic, turbulent and innovative period in history known as the Twentieth Century.”

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    Valises for Camp Ground: Arts, Corrections, and Fire Management in the Santa Monica Mountains , Saturday, September 1, 2018 12:00 pm Valises for Camp Ground: Arts, Corrections, and Fire Management in the Santa Monica Mountains , Saturday, September 1, 2018 12:00 pm
    Valises for Camp Ground: Arts, Corrections, and Fire Management in the Santa Monica Mountains September 1, 2018 - September 30, 2018
    12:00 pm–5:00 pm
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    Armory Center for the Arts presents an exhibition in their Community Room titled Valises for Camp Ground: Arts, Corrections, and Fire Management in the Santa Monica Mountains. On display from Saturday, September 1 through Sunday, September 30, the hours are 12:00-5:00pm daily (closed Tuesdays and holidays).

    This new work by artist Kim Abeles features ten small, mixed media travel suitcases created during a long-term collaboration between Abeles and the women inmates of Camp 13—a correctional facility in the Santa Monica Mountains for women who are trained and deployed to fight forest fires throughout the region. Many of the inmates from this project went on to fight the devastating wildfires that swept through much of California in 2018. The valises will be used as educational tools at public events by the National Park Service and Los Angeles County Fire Department to teach the public about fire prevention, national forests, and our relationship to nature.

    There will be a reception at the Armory with the artist on Saturday, September 15, from 4:00 to 6:00pm. At 3:00pm, just prior to the reception, Ranger Kevin Martinez of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, and Cathy Schoonmaker, a wildlife biologist for the Santa Monica Mountains Fund (in partnership with the National Park Service), will deliver a presentation about our urban relationship to forests and wildlife. The presentation and reception are both free and open to the public.

     

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    Something Revealed: California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960, Saturday, September 29, 2018 12:00 pm Something Revealed: California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960, Saturday, September 29, 2018 12:00 pm
    Something Revealed: California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960 September 29, 2018 - March 31, 2019
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    Historically marginalized? Relegated to “Sunday painters”? Encouraged to paint or sculpt children, still-lifes, puppies, kittens, ducklings, and a random landscape? Pasadena Museum of History's exhibition Something Revealed; California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960 stands to dispel the misconception that women were limited in their subject matter and demonstrates that women, especially here in California, have historically made their mark in a male-dominated world.  Even today, the role of men in the annals of art history frequently overshadows the artistic accomplishments made by women. The exhibition will show a long history of excellence in female-created art and prove that women could and did contribute to the evolution of style, technique, and exploration in the world of art.

    This exhibition of more than 200 pieces showcases just a fraction of the countless number of women who were working in the arts beginning in the mid-nineteenth century in California. Focusing on works produced between the mid-1800s through the 1950s, the exhibition presents an eclectic array of oil paintings, works on paper, ceramics, metal craft, textiles, and sculpture. Curated by Maurine St. Gaudens and accompanied by her four volume book, Emerging from the Shadows; A Survey of Women Artists Working in California, 1860-1960, this exhibition will stimulate conversations and shatter any preconceived notions of the limitations of art created by women.

    Galleries are open Wednesdays-Sundays, 12 noon to 5:00pm.

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    The Pizza Experience, Monday, October 1, 2018 The Pizza Experience, Monday, October 1, 2018
    The Pizza Experience October 1, 2018 - January 29, 2019
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    The Pizza Experience

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    Pizza takes on a whole new dimension at The Pizza Experience, an immersive, multi-sensory exhibition with rooms that celebrate melty, cheesy, doughy goodness.  

    Enjoy selfie stations, cat walks, giant installations, pizza snacks, and videos. Featured rooms include: 

    • Pizza Heaven - all your cheesy dreams come true in a larger-than-life exhibit with pizza galore
    • Pizza Graffiti - featuring cool urban street art
    • Pizza Night Club - live out your pizza party dreams with turntables and a pizza anthem
    • Pizza Fitness Center - let's be real, we all workout to eat pizza...
    • Pizza Gallery - an artist interpretation of the modern pie
    • Pizza Dough Room - feel that squish of dough between your fingers, it's that but for your whole body!

    Visitors get treated to pizza-flavored snacks throughout the tour, and a slice of pizza at the end. 

    Attendees must be 18 or older or accompanied by an adult. Tickets are only valid at the assigned date and time.

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    Spatial Reality: Artists Explore the Future of XR, Friday, October 12, 2018 12:00 pm Spatial Reality: Artists Explore the Future of XR, Friday, October 12, 2018 12:00 pm
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    Sp[a]ce gallery at Ayzenberg presents "Spatial Reality: Artists Explore the Future of XR" curated and produced by Jesse Damiani, the editor at large for VR Scout

    The extensive exhibit features more than 20 world-class artists working in the cutting-edge space, including Wesley Allsbrook, Nancy Baker Cahill, Bill Barminski, Can Büyükberber, Issac “Cabibo” Cohen, Jorge R. Gutierrez, Kevin Mack, Pussykrew, Steve Teeps, John Orion Young, and more.

    XR is a spectrum of ‘extended’ reality that includes virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), and completely three-dimensionalizes the virtual world. After a half-century computing in 2D, we are suddenly adding in the full expression of our bodies and our understanding of space,” explains Damiani. “The advent of mainstream immersive technologies is the single greatest amplification of human capability since the discovery of fire; a paradigm shift so massive we’ve only just begun to taste its impact. Marshall McLuhan famously claimed that ‘the medium is the message’ — that the ‘message’ inherent in any technology is the change of pace or pattern it introduces into human reality. So what happens when reality itself is the medium?

    For a question that big, Damiani is turning to artists and storytellers—the visionaries who leapt over a precipice and into new worlds without any idea where they might land. “It deserves note that this leap takes a tremendous amount of courage,” Damiani adds. “The work in this exhibition is unlike anything you’ve encountered, and it’s a sneak peek of the reality you’ll soon inhabit on a daily basis. XR is still nascent, but as the art in this exhibition resoundingly asserts: not for much longer.”

    Visitors can also take part in nine days of fully immersive programming, panel discussions, and demonstrations.

    Scheduled events include:

    Friday, October 12:  Hit + Run Live Screen-Printing + Music  featuring visionary XR artist and collaborator Isaac “Cabibo” Cohen Coinciding with Art Night Pasadena, Hit + Run, the world-traveling originators of live screen-printing, will take over the gallery for an evening of collaboration, wearable art and music.

    Saturday, October 13: Art Center Night  featuring Interaction Design faculty Jenny Rodenhouse and Filip Kostic and key faculty and alumni from Art Center’s acclaimed Interaction Design program faculty. This evening’s events will feature a panel discussion, faculty and alumni in person, and more.  

    Sunday, October 14: VR Demo with Nancy Baker Cahill   featuring four immersive virtual reality experiences. See Nancy’s 4thWall AR App, and only on October 14 will be a chance to meet Nancy and demo her suite of four virtual reality programs, Hollow Point 1, 2, and 3 and Strange Laugh.

    Saturday, October 20: VR Demo with Kevin Mack | Shape Space VR  Kevin Mack in person showcasing Anandala, Blortasia, and Zen Parade. If you have not experienced Kevin Mack’s virtual worlds before, get ready for a mind-blowing experience.  The Oscar-winning effects artist has been honing his skills in VR for years and the viewer benefits from the fruits of his labor.

    Sunday, October 28 - Closing Event: Google Spotlight Stories featuring Jorge R. Gutierrez’ “Son of Jaguar” and “Sonaria” with Chromosphere’s Theresa Latzko. The event is moderated by legendary CalArts Experimental Animation faculty, Michael Scroggins. Google Spotlight Stories is the Oscar-nominated, Emmy award-winning platform for immersive stories at the forefront of using mobile 360, mobile VR and room-scale VR headsets to create compelling content, and building the innovative tech that makes it possible. Open to the public, entry donation for this particular event will benefit the CalArts Alumni Program.

     

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    ArtNight Pasadena, Friday, October 12, 2018 6:00 pm ArtNight Pasadena, Friday, October 12, 2018 6:00 pm
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    6:00 pm–10:00 pm
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    ArtNight Pasadena


    6:00pm–10:00pm

    Enjoy a free evening of art and entertainment as Pasadena’s most prominent institutions swing open their doors for the fall iteration of ArtNight. Make the Armory your hub location, then hop on free shuttle buses connecting dozens of other Pasadena venues, including the Norton Simon Museum, the Gamble House, Art Center, and the Pasadena Museum of History. 

    At the Armory, you can tour the center’s current exhibitions, enjoy $5 draughts of Craftsman Brewing Company’s superlative local beer, and chow down on the India Jones Chow Truck’s groumet Indian street food. 

    On the main stage, the Armory welcomes the ArtNight debut of local Americana favorites Wreck N Sow, which performs bluegrass standards and original compositions infused with impeccable harmonies, stellar musicianship, and wry wit. The music starts around 7:00 PM.

     

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    Sp[a]ce gallery at Ayzenberg presents "Spatial Reality: Artists Explore the Future of XR" curated and produced by Jesse Damiani, the editor at large for VR Scout

    The extensive exhibit features more than 20 world-class artists working in the cutting-edge space, including Wesley Allsbrook, Nancy Baker Cahill, Bill Barminski, Can Büyükberber, Issac “Cabibo” Cohen, Jorge R. Gutierrez, Kevin Mack, Pussykrew, Steve Teeps, John Orion Young, and more.

    XR is a spectrum of ‘extended’ reality that includes virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), and completely three-dimensionalizes the virtual world. After a half-century computing in 2D, we are suddenly adding in the full expression of our bodies and our understanding of space,” explains Damiani. “The advent of mainstream immersive technologies is the single greatest amplification of human capability since the discovery of fire; a paradigm shift so massive we’ve only just begun to taste its impact. Marshall McLuhan famously claimed that ‘the medium is the message’ — that the ‘message’ inherent in any technology is the change of pace or pattern it introduces into human reality. So what happens when reality itself is the medium?

    For a question that big, Damiani is turning to artists and storytellers—the visionaries who leapt over a precipice and into new worlds without any idea where they might land. “It deserves note that this leap takes a tremendous amount of courage,” Damiani adds. “The work in this exhibition is unlike anything you’ve encountered, and it’s a sneak peek of the reality you’ll soon inhabit on a daily basis. XR is still nascent, but as the art in this exhibition resoundingly asserts: not for much longer.”

    Visitors can also take part in nine days of fully immersive programming, panel discussions, and demonstrations.

    Scheduled events include:

    Friday, October 12:  Hit + Run Live Screen-Printing + Music  featuring visionary XR artist and collaborator Isaac “Cabibo” Cohen Coinciding with Art Night Pasadena, Hit + Run, the world-traveling originators of live screen-printing, will take over the gallery for an evening of collaboration, wearable art and music.

    Saturday, October 13: Art Center Night  featuring Interaction Design faculty Jenny Rodenhouse and Filip Kostic and key faculty and alumni from Art Center’s acclaimed Interaction Design program faculty. This evening’s events will feature a panel discussion, faculty and alumni in person, and more.  

    Sunday, October 14: VR Demo with Nancy Baker Cahill   featuring four immersive virtual reality experiences. See Nancy’s 4thWall AR App, and only on October 14 will be a chance to meet Nancy and demo her suite of four virtual reality programs, Hollow Point 1, 2, and 3 and Strange Laugh.

    Saturday, October 20: VR Demo with Kevin Mack | Shape Space VR  Kevin Mack in person showcasing Anandala, Blortasia, and Zen Parade. If you have not experienced Kevin Mack’s virtual worlds before, get ready for a mind-blowing experience.  The Oscar-winning effects artist has been honing his skills in VR for years and the viewer benefits from the fruits of his labor.

    Sunday, October 28 - Closing Event: Google Spotlight Stories featuring Jorge R. Gutierrez’ “Son of Jaguar” and “Sonaria” with Chromosphere’s Theresa Latzko. The event is moderated by legendary CalArts Experimental Animation faculty, Michael Scroggins. Google Spotlight Stories is the Oscar-nominated, Emmy award-winning platform for immersive stories at the forefront of using mobile 360, mobile VR and room-scale VR headsets to create compelling content, and building the innovative tech that makes it possible. Open to the public, entry donation for this particular event will benefit the CalArts Alumni Program.

     

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    Sp[a]ce gallery at Ayzenberg presents "Spatial Reality: Artists Explore the Future of XR" curated and produced by Jesse Damiani, the editor at large for VR Scout

    The extensive exhibit features more than 20 world-class artists working in the cutting-edge space, including Wesley Allsbrook, Nancy Baker Cahill, Bill Barminski, Can Büyükberber, Issac “Cabibo” Cohen, Jorge R. Gutierrez, Kevin Mack, Pussykrew, Steve Teeps, John Orion Young, and more.

    XR is a spectrum of ‘extended’ reality that includes virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), and completely three-dimensionalizes the virtual world. After a half-century computing in 2D, we are suddenly adding in the full expression of our bodies and our understanding of space,” explains Damiani. “The advent of mainstream immersive technologies is the single greatest amplification of human capability since the discovery of fire; a paradigm shift so massive we’ve only just begun to taste its impact. Marshall McLuhan famously claimed that ‘the medium is the message’ — that the ‘message’ inherent in any technology is the change of pace or pattern it introduces into human reality. So what happens when reality itself is the medium?

    For a question that big, Damiani is turning to artists and storytellers—the visionaries who leapt over a precipice and into new worlds without any idea where they might land. “It deserves note that this leap takes a tremendous amount of courage,” Damiani adds. “The work in this exhibition is unlike anything you’ve encountered, and it’s a sneak peek of the reality you’ll soon inhabit on a daily basis. XR is still nascent, but as the art in this exhibition resoundingly asserts: not for much longer.”

    Visitors can also take part in nine days of fully immersive programming, panel discussions, and demonstrations.

    Scheduled events include:

    Friday, October 12:  Hit + Run Live Screen-Printing + Music  featuring visionary XR artist and collaborator Isaac “Cabibo” Cohen Coinciding with Art Night Pasadena, Hit + Run, the world-traveling originators of live screen-printing, will take over the gallery for an evening of collaboration, wearable art and music.

    Saturday, October 13: Art Center Night  featuring Interaction Design faculty Jenny Rodenhouse and Filip Kostic and key faculty and alumni from Art Center’s acclaimed Interaction Design program faculty. This evening’s events will feature a panel discussion, faculty and alumni in person, and more.  

    Sunday, October 14: VR Demo with Nancy Baker Cahill   featuring four immersive virtual reality experiences. See Nancy’s 4thWall AR App, and only on October 14 will be a chance to meet Nancy and demo her suite of four virtual reality programs, Hollow Point 1, 2, and 3 and Strange Laugh.

    Saturday, October 20: VR Demo with Kevin Mack | Shape Space VR  Kevin Mack in person showcasing Anandala, Blortasia, and Zen Parade. If you have not experienced Kevin Mack’s virtual worlds before, get ready for a mind-blowing experience.  The Oscar-winning effects artist has been honing his skills in VR for years and the viewer benefits from the fruits of his labor.

    Sunday, October 28 - Closing Event: Google Spotlight Stories featuring Jorge R. Gutierrez’ “Son of Jaguar” and “Sonaria” with Chromosphere’s Theresa Latzko. The event is moderated by legendary CalArts Experimental Animation faculty, Michael Scroggins. Google Spotlight Stories is the Oscar-nominated, Emmy award-winning platform for immersive stories at the forefront of using mobile 360, mobile VR and room-scale VR headsets to create compelling content, and building the innovative tech that makes it possible. Open to the public, entry donation for this particular event will benefit the CalArts Alumni Program.

     

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    Sp[a]ce gallery at Ayzenberg presents "Spatial Reality: Artists Explore the Future of XR" curated and produced by Jesse Damiani, the editor at large for VR Scout

    The extensive exhibit features more than 20 world-class artists working in the cutting-edge space, including Wesley Allsbrook, Nancy Baker Cahill, Bill Barminski, Can Büyükberber, Issac “Cabibo” Cohen, Jorge R. Gutierrez, Kevin Mack, Pussykrew, Steve Teeps, John Orion Young, and more.

    XR is a spectrum of ‘extended’ reality that includes virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), and completely three-dimensionalizes the virtual world. After a half-century computing in 2D, we are suddenly adding in the full expression of our bodies and our understanding of space,” explains Damiani. “The advent of mainstream immersive technologies is the single greatest amplification of human capability since the discovery of fire; a paradigm shift so massive we’ve only just begun to taste its impact. Marshall McLuhan famously claimed that ‘the medium is the message’ — that the ‘message’ inherent in any technology is the change of pace or pattern it introduces into human reality. So what happens when reality itself is the medium?

    For a question that big, Damiani is turning to artists and storytellers—the visionaries who leapt over a precipice and into new worlds without any idea where they might land. “It deserves note that this leap takes a tremendous amount of courage,” Damiani adds. “The work in this exhibition is unlike anything you’ve encountered, and it’s a sneak peek of the reality you’ll soon inhabit on a daily basis. XR is still nascent, but as the art in this exhibition resoundingly asserts: not for much longer.”

    Visitors can also take part in nine days of fully immersive programming, panel discussions, and demonstrations.

    Scheduled events include:

    Friday, October 12:  Hit + Run Live Screen-Printing + Music  featuring visionary XR artist and collaborator Isaac “Cabibo” Cohen Coinciding with Art Night Pasadena, Hit + Run, the world-traveling originators of live screen-printing, will take over the gallery for an evening of collaboration, wearable art and music.

    Saturday, October 13: Art Center Night  featuring Interaction Design faculty Jenny Rodenhouse and Filip Kostic and key faculty and alumni from Art Center’s acclaimed Interaction Design program faculty. This evening’s events will feature a panel discussion, faculty and alumni in person, and more.  

    Sunday, October 14: VR Demo with Nancy Baker Cahill   featuring four immersive virtual reality experiences. See Nancy’s 4thWall AR App, and only on October 14 will be a chance to meet Nancy and demo her suite of four virtual reality programs, Hollow Point 1, 2, and 3 and Strange Laugh.

    Saturday, October 20: VR Demo with Kevin Mack | Shape Space VR  Kevin Mack in person showcasing Anandala, Blortasia, and Zen Parade. If you have not experienced Kevin Mack’s virtual worlds before, get ready for a mind-blowing experience.  The Oscar-winning effects artist has been honing his skills in VR for years and the viewer benefits from the fruits of his labor.

    Sunday, October 28 - Closing Event: Google Spotlight Stories featuring Jorge R. Gutierrez’ “Son of Jaguar” and “Sonaria” with Chromosphere’s Theresa Latzko. The event is moderated by legendary CalArts Experimental Animation faculty, Michael Scroggins. Google Spotlight Stories is the Oscar-nominated, Emmy award-winning platform for immersive stories at the forefront of using mobile 360, mobile VR and room-scale VR headsets to create compelling content, and building the innovative tech that makes it possible. Open to the public, entry donation for this particular event will benefit the CalArts Alumni Program.

     

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    Sp[a]ce gallery at Ayzenberg presents "Spatial Reality: Artists Explore the Future of XR" curated and produced by Jesse Damiani, the editor at large for VR Scout

    The extensive exhibit features more than 20 world-class artists working in the cutting-edge space, including Wesley Allsbrook, Nancy Baker Cahill, Bill Barminski, Can Büyükberber, Issac “Cabibo” Cohen, Jorge R. Gutierrez, Kevin Mack, Pussykrew, Steve Teeps, John Orion Young, and more.

    XR is a spectrum of ‘extended’ reality that includes virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), and completely three-dimensionalizes the virtual world. After a half-century computing in 2D, we are suddenly adding in the full expression of our bodies and our understanding of space,” explains Damiani. “The advent of mainstream immersive technologies is the single greatest amplification of human capability since the discovery of fire; a paradigm shift so massive we’ve only just begun to taste its impact. Marshall McLuhan famously claimed that ‘the medium is the message’ — that the ‘message’ inherent in any technology is the change of pace or pattern it introduces into human reality. So what happens when reality itself is the medium?

    For a question that big, Damiani is turning to artists and storytellers—the visionaries who leapt over a precipice and into new worlds without any idea where they might land. “It deserves note that this leap takes a tremendous amount of courage,” Damiani adds. “The work in this exhibition is unlike anything you’ve encountered, and it’s a sneak peek of the reality you’ll soon inhabit on a daily basis. XR is still nascent, but as the art in this exhibition resoundingly asserts: not for much longer.”

    Visitors can also take part in nine days of fully immersive programming, panel discussions, and demonstrations.

    Scheduled events include:

    Friday, October 12:  Hit + Run Live Screen-Printing + Music  featuring visionary XR artist and collaborator Isaac “Cabibo” Cohen Coinciding with Art Night Pasadena, Hit + Run, the world-traveling originators of live screen-printing, will take over the gallery for an evening of collaboration, wearable art and music.

    Saturday, October 13: Art Center Night  featuring Interaction Design faculty Jenny Rodenhouse and Filip Kostic and key faculty and alumni from Art Center’s acclaimed Interaction Design program faculty. This evening’s events will feature a panel discussion, faculty and alumni in person, and more.  

    Sunday, October 14: VR Demo with Nancy Baker Cahill   featuring four immersive virtual reality experiences. See Nancy’s 4thWall AR App, and only on October 14 will be a chance to meet Nancy and demo her suite of four virtual reality programs, Hollow Point 1, 2, and 3 and Strange Laugh.

    Saturday, October 20: VR Demo with Kevin Mack | Shape Space VR  Kevin Mack in person showcasing Anandala, Blortasia, and Zen Parade. If you have not experienced Kevin Mack’s virtual worlds before, get ready for a mind-blowing experience.  The Oscar-winning effects artist has been honing his skills in VR for years and the viewer benefits from the fruits of his labor.

    Sunday, October 28 - Closing Event: Google Spotlight Stories featuring Jorge R. Gutierrez’ “Son of Jaguar” and “Sonaria” with Chromosphere’s Theresa Latzko. The event is moderated by legendary CalArts Experimental Animation faculty, Michael Scroggins. Google Spotlight Stories is the Oscar-nominated, Emmy award-winning platform for immersive stories at the forefront of using mobile 360, mobile VR and room-scale VR headsets to create compelling content, and building the innovative tech that makes it possible. Open to the public, entry donation for this particular event will benefit the CalArts Alumni Program.

     

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