Just wanted to pass along a link about our very own Judith Dierkes that was published in the memphis flyer. You can read the article online here: http://www.memphisflyer.com/ExhibitM/archives/2011/12/11/judith-dierkes-pop-up-art-gallery
The article is about her pop up art gallery.
Nick sent out to our mailing list info about the closet desk for his home that he built up at the space, here’s what he had to say and some pictures of the project:
… I was up there into the wee hours of the night Saturday working on the ‘closet desk’ project I recently started.
We discussed briefly whether we would have a 4th Wednesday meeting in December (We WILL NOT have a 4th Wednesday meeting in November). As the 4th Wednesday falls in the holiday doldrums on December 28th it might be fine for an informal, project show and dream and tell meetup. Roy will be there no matter what.
Rick showed the programmable LED artwork he made with pool concrete, LEDs and film canisters.
Roy showed the LED t-shirt he screenprinted (his first) and lit with the knowledge he got from Rick’s LED class. Roy also showed my first steps with Arduino — a PWM sketch that faded in, then faded out an LED. Woo hoo!
Dru demonstrated us his excellent progress on the sewing machine that Judith had brought. After removing the rust on a few key components he had it cranking and sounding like a real live stitching machine.
Purpose: An informal meetup of MSMers who want to apply making principles to art and showmanship, or, flip it, add visual showmanship to making. For those who want be a geekier artist or artier geek.
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, 09/21/2011
Location: The Space
Yesterday I saw Halloween decorations in Walmart.
Look, I know it’s September, but in the rush to reach the awesomeness that is Halloween, we’re skipping over one of the best fall holidays of all – Oktoberfest! This humble holiday features over two weeks of booze and bacchanalia, only to have been usurped by one night of cosplay. Well, to that we say “Nay!” This year, the Midsouth Makers is taking back Oktober, and to get things started off right, we’re going to brew our very own beer!
This Sunday at 2:30pm at the Space, member Ben Eishen will be hosting an informal discussion and demonstration of basic beer brewing. We’ll have some hot wings on hand, but feel free to bring any food or pre-brewed drinks you’d like to indulge in during the demonstration. This will be an 18+ event, so please leave your kids at home for this one. Before you crack open a pumpkin this year, come by and crack open a cold one with the Midsouth Makers!