Conversations in the Arts- The Arts and the Digital Age

05/14/2020 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM ET

Admission

  • Free

Location

Huntington Arts Council
213 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743
United States of America
Room Number: Main Street Gallery

Summary

Conversations in the Arts offers participatory talks with artists and scholars from our community to help us enrich our arts experiences and more fully understand the values and contributions the arts add to society. Huntington Arts Council proudly offers this forum to help stimulate and promote the arts. Engaged inquiries and dialogues are a healthy way to explore ideas and facilitate collaborations and networking opportunities.

Description

Conversations in the Arts offers participatory talks with artists and scholars from our community to help us enrich our arts experiences and more fully understand the values and contributions the arts add to society. Huntington Arts Council proudly offers this forum to help stimulate and promote the arts. Engaged inquiries and dialogues are a healthy way to explore ideas and facilitate collaborations and networking opportunities. Please go to our website for more information on upcoming topics.

The next   Conversation  will be MAY  14,    2020, 7 – 8:30pm:  The Arts and the Digital Age.   The limitless bounds of the digital world are expanding and transforming creativity. This conversation will explore how the digital age has pushed the boundaries of creativity and artistic license and discuss how digital technology can enhance more traditional forms of visual art?

Panelist Ahmad Khan Founder and CEO of People Like Games
Kasmira Mohanty, artist and educator
Doron Spleen,  Morrison Mentors

Moderator  Paul Lipsky,  MFA Professor at Five Towns College

Ahmad Khan is the founder and CEO of the gaming focused media and events production company People Like Games. After growing up in Long Island, he moved to Boston to attend undergraduate and graduate school, & then entered the technology industry. Finding that his true passion was video games, he launched the company and enlisted his best friend to start a podcast in September 2017. Since then, the company has expanded its offerings but its mission is the same, to bring together and offer a welcoming community for all the diverse gamers in the world. 

Kasmira Mohanty has been a working and award-winning Long Island artist for over 26 years. She has exhibited in places as far away as Croatia and Los Angles, to the venues closer to home, such as, The Heckscher Museum of Art and The Province Town Art Museum. She holds three degrees, an Associate in Photography, a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Masters in Art Education. Her work is primary digital, although she often layers in hand- rendered samples that are created using a combination of materials including watercolor, ink, acrylic, printmaking, photography, and spray paint. The work she is most known for is her portrait and figure paintings that demonstrate her interest in street/graffiti art, patterns, color, and line. 

As a life-long native of Hempstead, New York, Doron Spleen has been committed to improving the educational opportunities for local students and their families by implementing innovative support solutions. With over 10 years of experience in the private sector as a software developer, Doron understands the great benefit of infusing advanced technology with academic learning to improve student proficiency. After earning his Bachelors of Science in Information Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology, Doron returned to his hometown with clear intentions of giving back to his community as well as other surrounding communities.  This conviction was the driving force that led to the formation of Morrison Mentors, Inc.

Paul Lipsky brings with him over 30 years of experience in the field of 3D Animation servicing the advertising and broadcast fields in NYC. He has successfully provided creative direction and advanced animation expertise to such clients as HBO, Grey Advertising, MSG Network, CBS Sports, and to TV programs such as The McLaughlin Group, America’s Most Wanted, and Inside the NFL. This expertise has won him such industry awards as the National Telly Award, the Medical Illustrators’ Award and a bronze BDA Broadcast Designer Award. In addition to his professional career Lipsky has taught in higher education for over 15 years at NYU, St John and Hofstra University. He has been invited to lecturer internationally in Taiwan, China, London, Jamaica, and South Africa. In 2016 he helped write a new innovative Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in computer graphics at Five Towns College which was approved by New York State in 2017.

This talk will take place on Facebook Live via Zoom. 

For questions  please contact Kieran Johnson, Business Manager, businessmanager@huntingtonarts.org, 631-271-8423 ext 12

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