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I’m happy to announce that I’ll be teaching one of the first workshops at Make Nashville‘s brand new space!

The class is called “Papercraft Automata” and is open to students ages 11 and up. (Younger students are welcome with parental accompaniment.) If the first class is successful, I hope to make it a continuing series.

Using Rob Ives’ wonderful paper automata designs, I will teach you the basics of mechanical movement. Each class will explore a different mechanical movement concept including crank sliders, scotch yokes, geneva cranks, gear boxes, worm gears, rack and pinions, and more

In the first class, we will learn all about cams by building the Hungry T-Rex Dinosaur! This is a great introduction to mechanical movement because the kit provides several sets of cams that change the dinosaur’s animation.

Cams have been around for hundreds of years. They are the main mechanical principal behind self-writing, self-drawing, and music-playing automata such as the one featured in the movie Hugo. There’s so much you can do with this one simple concept!

Date: Sunday, August 21 from 12pm to 4pm.
Location: Make Nashville, 947 Woodland St, Nashville, TN
Class fee: $7 for Make Nashville makerspace members. $12 for non-members.

We will supply all tools and components, however if you have a favorite cutting mat, pair of scissors, or Exacto-knife, feel free to bring it along.

Buy your tickets here. This class is limited to 18 students and is expected to sell out, so reserve your spot quick.

Learn more about the Hungry T-Rex here.

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Tony Youngblood's Blue Box Pod In Progress

Tony Youngblood’s Blue Box Pod In Progress

The wonderful Sara Lee Burd (who was just named Executive Director at Seed Space) interviewed me about Modular Art Pods for the June edition of Nashville Arts. Check it out here.

Modular Art Pods takes place at OZ Arts Nashville during their OZ Art Fest, June 21 through 25 with a special Thursday Night Things performance June 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. Learn more at ModularArtPods.com.

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Leave it to FMRL Arts to book another music legend. On Monday, June 13th at American Legion Post 82, they’re hosting multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee and The Omnipotent Egyptians.

The group is basically a combination of McPhee and The Universal Indians (John Dikeman, Johnny Runderstuk, Talsiman Oosterpark).

From Joe McPhee’s website bio:

Joe McPhee, born November 3,1939 in Miami, Florida, USA, is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, improviser, conceptualist and theoretician. He is currently the member of Trio X, Survival Unit III and has collaborated with Pauline Oliveros, Peter Brotzmann, Evan Parker, Raymond Boni, The Thing, Trespass Trio, and Universal Indians among many others. With a career spanning nearly 50 years and over 100 recordings, he continues to tour internationally, forge new connections and reach for music’s outer limits.

More info on the Facebook event page.

FMRL presents Joe McPhee & The Omnipotent Egyptians
Monday, June 13th, 9 p.m., $15-$20 sliding scale admission
@ American Legion Post 82, 3204 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37216

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Immersive art alert! abrasiveMedia always hosts innovated shows, and FOSSILS is no exception. The event takes place June 4, 2016 from 6 to 9 p.m. during the June Arts & Music @ Wedgewood / Houston.

From the press release:

Sarah Saturday is a performer and songwriter also known by the moniker of Gardening, Not Architecture. Celebrated for experimentation since her solo career began in 2007, her new collaboration, FOSSILS, with filmmakers Dycee Wildman, Jonathan Rogers, and Motke Dapp is no exception.

This feature length film collaboration made to accompany her album of the same title screened at her album release party in 2015 at The Crying Wolf to local acclaim and will be taking on a new life for June’s Art Crawl at abrasiveMedia on June 4th. The installation will include the series of paintings by L.A. Bachman (on loan from Rymer Gallery) that were commissioned for the film, as well as footage of the performance by contemporary dance company Numinous Flux that was choreographed to accompany the album. The result will be an immersive sensory experience designed to invite the viewer and listener to enter the world curated by Sarah and Dycee. Contributing artists include: Gardening, Not Architecture (Musician), Dycee Wildman (Filmmaker), Jonathan Rogers (Filmmaker), Motke Dapp (Filmmaker), Rachel Tolbert (Choreographer), Laura Valentine (Numinous Flux Choreographer), L.A. Bachman (Rymer Represented Artist). We invite you to join this unique event at abrasiveMedia.

More info on the Facebook event page.

FOSSILS: A 360 Degree Audio/Visual Experience
June 4, 2016,  6-9 p.m., free show, all ages
@ abrasiveMedia – 438 Houston Street, Suite 257, Nashville, TN