Monday, January 31, 2011

Thank you!

Thank you to all the participants and those who came out to be a part of the very first Art Kaleidoscope event last Tuesday! Your support and participation made this event a great start and a success!

I'd like to take a moment to apologize to the participants for the quality of our slide projector. It was a little bit too bright! We have fixed the issue and are ready to show your work again in February!

Thank you again for coming! Suggestions or comments about the first show are welcome!
Please email me at

Stay tuned for more information about February's Art Kaleidoscope event, which will
occur on Tuesday February 22, 2011 from 6-9pm.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Participating Artists in January's Art Kaleidoscope

Here are the participating artists in January's Art Kaleidoscope!
Meisa Chase 
Dal Dawn
Mike Donovan
Ash Goodwin
John Nicholson
Nathan Van Patter
David Rosentrater
Tom Sanfilippo
Jennifer Strumbaugh
Jim Whetstone
See you Tuesday, January 25th from 6-9pm at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore (1302 N 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Guidelines for Submitted Artwork for Art Kaleidoscope

Here is more information about what to submit for the slideshow for any artwork other than time-based arts (video, film, music, performance and I'm including writing here too)

Please be sure to sign up at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore cafe or by emailing

Most of the slideshow will be presented as a Powerpoint presentation.

All images must be in JPG format.

All images must be in RGB colorspace.

Images should be 1024 x 768 pixels @ 300 dpi.
Vertical images should not exceed 768 pixels in height and horizontal images should not exceed 1024 pixels in length. Square images should be 768 x 768 pixels.

Submit 15 to 40 images for your 5-minute show.

that is, first initial-lastname-3 digit serial number

Include a “File Info” sheet with your CD or DVD of images.
The basic information needed is your name, title of artwork and medium for the corresponding image.
Depending on your slideshow, you can give the title for the entire show ,or provide titles for each image you are showing.

You can play recorded music, other audio, play live music, tell a story, perform, etc. during your show.
If you have a prerecorded track, please include an mp3 file with your submission.
If the music is not made by you, please give credit to the artist(s) on your “File Info” sheet.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW if you will do any other sort of accompanying audio with your slideshow, especially if you are setting up any instruments, microphones, etc.
Email to make audio arrangements

If you are showing a film or video excerpt, please submit a quicktime movie (.mov) file.
No larger than 250 MB and it must be 5 minutes in length.
Please make sure that your piece begins with a clear title including your name, and ends with proper credits.

You can also include any contact information (email, website, etc) that will be shown at the end of your 5-minute slideshow.

Images in JPG format are highly preferred for this slideshow, but if you absolutely cannot submit your artwork via JPG images, please contact me to make other arrangements.

The slideshow event is on January 25 from 6 to 9pm.
The show will begin promptly at 6:30pm.

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact me at

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Art Kaleidoscope - First Event! January 25, 2011 6-9pm.

Art Kaleidoscope is a monthly gathering for a slideshow of artwork presented to the community by a variety of local artists. The first event will be held at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 N 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 from 6pm to 9pm.

Local artists are invited to sign up to participate in a 5-minute spot in a two-hour long slideshow. The slideshow is accommodating to artists working in a wide range of mediums such as painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, film, music, writing, etc. Artists are encouraged to share new, old, on-going or in-progress projects.

This will be an excellent opportunity for artists to meet other local artists, be inspired by each other, engage in discussions, potentially coordinate future collaborations or to find out whose light meter they can borrow in a pinch.

The goals of this monthly gathering are to showcase a variety of artwork by many local artists and to bring together artists and art patrons in this community.

Interested artists can sign up at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore café until Friday, January 21, 2011 at 9pm. Further instructions for preparing artwork for the slideshow format will be given to artists upon signing up. Spots in the slideshow are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information about this event, contact Lisa Bennett at or visit the blog at