Wednesday, February 11, 2015

For the Love of Art—February 14th is Second Saturday

Grab your Valentine and check out some art at Second Saturday in Maynard! Be part of the art scene as a new show opens in the ArtSpace Studio gallery (63 Summer St.).

This month the gallery features An Abstract Language, with works by Anthony Falcetta, Barbara Grad, Jo-ann Boback, Jennifer Moses, Lisa Reindorf (curator), Richard Kattman, Sean Mullins, Sebastian Harrington-Labarca, and Taylor Trew.

The event runs from 5-7 pm, but you can arrive earlier at 4 pm for "Mini" Open Studios. Many of artists will have their studios open for you to see their studio space and their work.

Also check out: "Local Martial Arts Master Becomes Digital Andy Bloch." 
Andy is the co-owner of Warrior's Way in Maynard. His martial arts movements have been digitized in the ArtSpace gallery. Andy's movements were captured using an innovative digital motion capture system developed by Noitom Limited based in Beijing, China. Curvin Huber, an artist at ArtSpace sharing a studio with Trina Baker, another artist here, was responsible for the "capture session" as it is referred to in the film and video games industry. The system is inertial which means the actor's movements are recorded by technology similar to what is found in smart phones that tells the phone which end is being held up or down. Most motion capture systems use optical capture technology which requires specialized lighting, making them less adaptable. The Noitom system called Perception Legacy can be used in any lighting environment and takes just minutes to set up. Curvin is planning on utilizing the system within his artwork as a method for interpreting human movement into procedurally-generated 3D imagery. Curvin will be demonstrating how this works during our "Mini" Open Studios. Come check it out!

And, at 3 pm, before all that gets underway at the studio building, head down to the ArtSpace Downtown store, where Leslie Zelamsky will be giving a talk about her powerful work in sculpture and painting.

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