Thursday, June 7, 2012

Artists Caught on Tape!

Fran Meneley, Lisa Hoffman, Sarah Fishburn, Marie Danti, Seth Apter

One of my most favorite parts of celebrating the release of my first book The Pulse of Mixed Media was being able to travel and host a number of artist events that included many of the contributing artists from the book.

Seth Apter, Leslie Marsh, Karen Cole

At every event I found myself wishing that each and every one of you could be there to hear first hand the inspiration that these artists offered.

Lelainia Lloyd, Patricia Larsen, Seth Apter, Leslie Avon Miller

Since most of you could not come to them, I have decided to bring them to you! The following video includes highlights from the 3/31/12 artist panel sponsored by The Ink Pad in NYC and featuring Karen Cole, Jill Zaheer, Roxanne Evans Stout, Julie Prichard, Michelle Ward, and Danny Gregory.

The seven of us spent 2 hours talking about art for an audience of about 50 people. We spoke about community. About inspiration. We shared our process and answered questions. We displayed our art, for everybody to see and to touch. We confessed and revealed. We even got a little feisty, in response to some challenging questions. And we defintely bonded.

Now it is your turn. Sit back, relax, and take the next 6 minutes and 33 seconds to be inspired!

 

One of Karen Cole's groupies (okay, her husband Bob) managed to capture a bootleg video of Karen's talk during the panel.



Happily, Bob also captured Roxanne Evans Stout on video. Did you know that she had been a biological illustrator? Neither did I!



And while we are on the subject of videos, sending out thanks to Rice Freeman-Zachery for her video review of my book!

19 comments:

ArtPropelled said...

THANK YOU so much Seth!! You have no idea how much I appreciate hearing and seeing you all during the book promotion. My heart strings tugged every time you wrote in your blog about meeting more Pulse artists, but now I feel that I have actually met you. So wonderful to match voices to some of the faces in the book!

Holly Dean said...

Wow!!! Sharing via video makes me feel like I was there. Through your blog and now your book, I feel so connected to the artist community. I thank you so much for this :) All of it!

Caterina Giglio said...

love this... hearing voices and learning so much about fellow artists that I have shared with over the years... biological artist? who knew?
thank you for bringing us all together and creating such a wonderful art community...

nancy neva gagliano said...

EXACT repeat of the 3 comments above!
thanks, blog buddy!

Jann Gougeon said...

What a delight! Thanks so much for posting this!

Carol said...

Me too- Thank You! Loved seeing the actual art pieces and artists. Only wish there was more.

Sandy said...

How fun to match voices to faces and hear unique perspective on being creative, thanks for sharing.

Lynn said...

seeing the art in the videos large and small is simply awesome. Beautiful in books, but in real life, ohmigod! thanks for sharing.

Jo Murray said...

It was like being there. What fun you all had. Thanks.

Marie said...

I enjoyed the videos so much. The artist community you've brought together is really so uplifting.
I have this fantasy of an artist coffee/tea/wine bar where "everyone is the same, and everyone knows your name" and is open 24/7!. The Altered Page is as close as it gets. Thanks Seth!

soraya nulliah said...

Dear Seth-thanks so much for sharing these videos wih us.I purchased your book The Pulse of Mixed Media...and simply LOVE it!! Your questions are insightful and I love the huge variety of artists you showcased.
P.S. Thanks so much for visiting my blog too:)

Bill said...

It's so cool that you shared these videos. Thanks for allowing us to be part of your community!

Debrina said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome! And so wonderful to see you all "live"! I had no idea Jill's work was so B..I..G! Wow, it's so cool to be up close and personal :-)

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Hi Seth! I enjoyed meeting you in Vancouver and I enjoyed this visit here on this post. Just so wonderful to hear folk talk about what they love and to see the love. Feeling a bit gushy. *smiles* Norma

mansuetude said...

thanks seth.

cool to see u all.

. said...

Me Sixteen!!!! I think you should aim for a magical new video series of the Pulse!!! These clips of you and others are a huge touchstone to validate our wonderful but mostly cyber community. Thank you Seth!!

~*~Patty S said...

WOWEE
seeing the videos added a whole new layer of enjoyment and connection

names
faces
voices

and what you said about the common thread being "loss" Seth really struck me and gives me pause

thank you as always for doing what you do so creatively from the heART
oxo

Lost Aussie said...

Gosh what a busy time you have had and such fun meeting all those people across the country!

azirca said...

I really enjoyed these videos Seth. It's so lovely to hear the voices of the artists and to learn a little bit about their inspiration, process etc...
Your comment about the link between art and loss resonates with me, it's so very true.