LEA Arts Festival - A Month-Long Celebration, Kickoff Day Feb 2nd!

Image created by PJ Trenton
What better way to showcase the work of over 30 artists, performers, and machinimatographers, than with a month long celebration? The LEA Arts Festival features twenty sims of art installations, machinima screenings, artist talks, interviews, performances, classes and more! Opening day is Feb 2nd with a schedule of great events, listed below.
The Linden Endowment for the Arts not only provides grants of land to artists-in-residence, it also helps to promote the artists and their works through this festival, articles, interviews, social media and other avenues. For many artists, this festival is the culmination of 5 months of hard work and inspiration, and so the time has to fully celebrate and share these works. Please share your LEA Arts Festival related photography on our LEA Arts Festival flickr group, and on your google + or Facebook. We're looking forward to seeing you at the LEA!

The location is on LEA 4.  SLURL http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA4/127/137/21

9:45 AM Introduction 
10:00 AM Award winning artist Bryn Oh gives a talk, On Challenging The Viewer, with time for questions & answers 
11:00 AM Machinima Screenings of LEA exhibits hosted by LaPiscean Liberty 
NOON Ian Upton, artist and technologist interviewed by Rowan Derryth 
1:00PM CEC Productions presents a new exciting Virtual Band Show: Leningrad Cowboys!

 Zachh Cale wrote the above and as it states I will be doing a talk on Challenging the Viewer (of your artwork).  Just my perspective on exploring the virtual medium in areas which may cause you to lose some of your viewers.   Should the artist create work which appeals to everyone or is it acceptable to create work that you know will be too complex for some of your viewers?  Does the artist have a responsibility to create artwork which is simplified to the extent that it is accessible to everyone?


Wol said…
FWIW and since you asked: my opinion is that the artist should do the work that s/he needs to do, without reference to the viewers. Perhaps this work finds a large audience, perhaps not, but that doesn't matter. And furthermore: everything is too complex for somebody somewhere, that's why coffee cups need a warning label.

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