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McKinney WERX, My favorite venue so far!

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This place is a must-see.  Even if you have seen my TechXpressionist art before.  Even if you don’t like TechXpressionism, you have got to see this building.   It’s an old cotton mill from over a century ago.

Rustic doesn’t begin to explain this setting.  Authentic is a more suitable caliber word.   I’m not sure i can even explain it.   There is just something about this place that grabs the heart, the soul.  And the mind is inspired to create.  Creating things.  WERX.  That what it’s about.

Check it out.  Come by and say hi.  MicKinney WERX has a coffee hour every Thursday morning.  Say hi to Christine.  she’ll show you around.

– roger

 

TechXpressionism in Mesquite TX

DSC_0001Yesterday was the reception of the Texas Sculpture Association Art show in Mesquite, TX.  A nice show, great bunch of people.  Pleasant surroundings.

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I like taking photos at events like this. It’s a great way to take in the event. People are a little s kiddish about being in photos, however, I have found that if you shoot enough photos, which you can do now that film is free, after a while people just ignore you, which is perfect.

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Each audience is different. This one is a more traditional artsy crowd, mainly people my age and older. It is clear that this crowd is challenged by my brand of techy-themed art and the fact that MySparcline crossed the boundary into functional objects, the forbidden zone of art.

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Art establishment people typically express some Luddite sentiments. It was apparent here. So I am in the double dog house. It is a funny thing to feel the pressure from having colored outside the lines when among artists moire than from other crowds. How ironic is that?

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Still, it is my goal to participate in as broad a collection of art and technology venues as will have me. And presently, there is no shortage of takers, actually more than i am able to keep up with. So, I am a happy camper. Say TechXpressinism three times. Cheers!

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The guitarist’s amplifier should have been in the show. The way its owner relies on it and and appreciates the experience of using it certainly puts it into the category of Favorite machines.

– roger

Showing at Dallas Indie Festival June 19-22

I’ll be showing art at the upcoming Dallas Indie Festival happening at White Rock Lake in North Dallas. A beautiful location!

White Rock Lake, Location of Dallas Indie Festival 2014

Dallas Indie Festival
Thursday, June 19th-Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
Bath House Cultural Center
521 E. Lawther Dr.
Dallas, TX 75218
More info at I Live in Dallas or Dallas Indie Festival

Edges and Intersections @Tech Wildcatters
Edges and Intersections @Tech Wildcatters

I’ll have some large pieces in prominent places at the film festival. I’ll also have some art of various sizes setup for sale. Look for me near the lake.  I’ll have plenty of MySparcLine on hand. Come and pick out the one that is you. See you there!

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– roger

Edges & Intersections; A Blast!

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The “Edges and Intersections” launch party happened last weekend in the TechWildcatters headquarters, which is housed in an old historic church building in the Dallas uptown area.  TechWildcatters, a technology startup incubator in the Dallas area, hosting the event meant there were sure to be plenty of geeks and entrepreneurs in the crowd.  This unique space filed to the brim with great art brought in the pure art lovers as well.  The two combined meant people like me who cross all those boundaries couldn’t stay away.

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Great time had by all.  Art sold, musicians played, old friends mingled, new friends made.  Ideas bounced around like sounds in an echo chamber.  The rafters range with notions of electronic genius as provocative images of technology and visual splendor brought the people in the door and kept them for the whole evening.  Of course , tasty food and drink also keep people in the house.

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Marking the entry way were my Tech-expressionist sculptures; six foot tall rugged steel and concrete renditions of smart phones.  These iconic images have been called the mascot of mobile design around the Dallas tech design community, being a center piece in show after show celebrating technology and innovation.

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Of course the rest of the show was spectacular too. Paintings of all styles filling two floors and a launch pad of robotics copters taking flight multiple times throughout the evening.

Can’t wait to do it again soon!

MFM @ Tech Wildcatters

My Favorite Machine made the short trek from the Aloft to Tech Wildcatters today.  Returning back to this favorite venue, it attracted a lot of attention even before I could get it set up.  And this was just the small weekend crowd.  I’m anxious for it to be seen during one of the many techy gatherings at TWC. What a perfect place to display this tech-expressionist-pop art!.  🙂

– roger

oh yeah.  Here are some photos of MFM in the TWC space.