A guest post by Lisa L. Cyr
If you are in New York City or plan to be there in March, I have several mixed-media events and a workshop that may be of interest to you! Start the weekend off at The Art Students League of New York with a two day workshop that will get your creative juices flowing. EXPERIMENTAL PAINTING: Inspirational Approaches in Mixed Media is a highly visual, hands-on workshop that will investigate exploratory methodologies, techniques and approaches in mixed-media art. Throughout the workshop, many exciting in-depth demonstrations will be shown, providing an extensive array of visually-stimulating possibilities for artists to explore. Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional mixed-media techniques will be covered, including employing alternative working grounds, using custom tools, toning the painting surface in imaginative ways, creating a tactile ground, building the visual architecture and utilizing innovative mixed-media techniques to create intriguing effects. To assist artists in their own creative path, topics on nurturing the creative spirit, developing personal content through journalism, embracing a multidisciplinary mindset and creating message-driven art will also be discussed. For artists that are looking to push their work to a new level, this workshop will be a valuable resource and an ongoing source for creative inspiration.
WORKSHOP: THE ART STUDENTS LEAGUE OF NEW YORK
Saturday–Sunday 10:00 am–4:30 pm
Weekend Intensive Workshop; Limited to 12 Students
Register: 212.247.4510 firstname.lastname@example.org
Following the mixed-media weekend workshop, I will be giving an exciting lecture on Using Exploratory Processes to Create Imaginative Works to be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at The Society of Illustrators in New York City from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
A book signing will follow the lecture. This highly visual lecture will explore the development of imaginative, fantasy-inspired works using a content-driven, mixed-media, multidisciplinary mindset. Throughout the lecture, exciting two-dimensional and three-dimensional mixed-media techniques will be shown, providing an extensive array of visually-stimulating possibilities for artists to explore! There will also be a book signing after the lecture. The mixed media bestselling books entitled Experimental Painting: Inspirational Approaches in Mixed Media and Art Revolution: Alternative Approaches for Fine Artists and Illustrators will be available for purchase and signing.
LECTURE: THE SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS
128 East 63rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues)
New York, NY 10065
March 25, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Tickets: (212) 838-2560 http://www.societyillustrators.org/Product.aspx?id=11187
The visually-compelling, fantasy-inspired works of multidisciplinary artist and author Lisa L. Cyr (www.cyrstudio.com) use symbolism, metaphor and allegory to create a new reality with a more expressive, symbolic arrangement, transforming the ordinary to the extraordinary. A poetic synthesis of drawing, painting, collage and assemblage, Cyr’s visually tactile, mixed-media compositions employ historical, cultural and mythological references that are taken out of their ordinary context and reorganized, overlapped and juxtaposed to illuminate an underlying message-driven concept.
Cyr’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in museums, galleries, universities and at industry organizations, including traveling shows with the Society of Illustrators of New York and Los Angeles. Her work has been featured in numerous magazines, books, videos and online, including features in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. Cyr writes for many of the creative industry’s leading art publications and has authored seven books and three videos on art and design. In addition, Cyr’s work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of American Illustration as well as in private collections.
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