April is awesome! This month has been filled with more Triangle explorations and some inspiration. As it wraps up, I'll just take this time to share some cool things happening.
I found out about a three-day conference hosted by NCSU's chapter of AIAS, a student-run organization dedicated to all things architecture. While there, I met a number of students, the Chief Planning & Development Officer and Planning Director for Raleigh ( Mr. Mitchell Silver), toured many firms/campus sites, and listened to interesting lectures. The [SWAG] goodie bags we received at registration had silicone USB drive bracelets, restaurant certificates, a tee shirt and a bunch of information about the conference/Raleigh/NCSU/etc; I KNOW - HOW COOL! It was a great conference and it helped me realize that I enjoy being in educational settings. Some pictures are in the gallery below, but find more here.
That same week, I attended Durm-based rap artist The Real Laww's (TRL) concert in Raleigh at Tir Na Nog. It felt good to be in a new environment and I had a lot of fun. The dance that goes to his newest song was the inspiration for completing my first animated project in Adobe Flash CS6. Check it below (click gif to enlarge)!
I met a print artist selling art in the pub and she told me about Shop Mondays, an art event she participates in every month with a group of other artists. I look forward to visiting and collaborating with them in the future. She also told me that the Scrap Exchange was looking for artists for their Friends and Family Show, which I soon submitted repurposed art to [pictured in gallery below]. All art in this show is on sale and will be showing until June 12th. Check it out any time or on the Third Friday event- May 17th from 6-9pm 923 Franklin St, Durham, NC 27701.
On the beautiful, Saturday afternoon of April 20th, I made my way back to a Sketch Crawl group meetup at Sarah Duke Gardens. It was so peaceful and I'll definitely be visiting the gardens again. In fact, it will be soon because Nasher Museum of Art will be holding a "Sketching in the Galleries" every third Saturday morning. I'm looking forward to it!
Also, Durham Tech's The Final Draft Literary Club's journal has been published! My semester at DTCC was quick, but joining the Final Draft made my time there edifying and enjoyable. After all of the time spent in meetings, planning, and fundraising, I'm proud to see the completed book.
Lastly, I stopped on NCSU's campus once more to get more information about their graduate programs, this time with the College of Design and specifically in Art and Design. Luckily, I met two grad students who were very generous with information and it helped so much. I met the professors themselves, got a tour of the Advanced Media Lab, and learned about the structure of studio and some course projects. The experience was insightful and I'm so thankful for meeting Nick, Daniel, Pat and Lee. I look forward to applying and visiting again.
That is all. I know it was kind of long (I said I LOVE APRIL). I'll split it into more than one post next time. Later, folks!
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