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Vaughn Hannon

Oh hey, have a great Art Walk everyone!

Vaughn Hannon

Collaboration

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It's been quiet in my creative world...but not uneventful. Over the last couple of months I've had the pleasure of working with Cynthia Minet on her upcoming installation, "Migrations." Cynthia is an accomplished artist and her creations are constructed from post-consumer plastics and LED lighting. Migrations depicts six Roseate Spoonbills in varying stages of flight. With this sculpture Cynthia hoped to push the lighting a little further than she had in previous work. There were two goals.

  1. Have greater control over the color and brightness of each LED
  2. Add movement to the sculpture by animating the LEDs

After some initial conversation a third goal popped up. If we're going to be programming these LEDs could we also add some motion activated audio to immerse the viewer in the world of the spoonbill? After some testing we settled on the P9813 LED pixels. The plastic casing around the actual LED helps diffuse the light. The fact that the strands run at 5v was an added bonus.  To program the lights and the motion based audio I knew we were going to use something in the Arduino family. The spoonbills do not have a ton of room inside of them so we opted for a Trinket to run the lighting and a Trinket Pro to run the audio system. Ideally everything would run off of one board but that just wasn't feasible here. This also cut down on the cost for each sculpture.  The next few posts will get into the details of the wiring, programming, testing, and installation of the lighting and audio systems.  If you're around this weekend (Oct 21 and 22) you can see the sculpture in its current state at the Brewery Art Walk. Art Walk runs from 11a-6p both days.

 

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Thanks for Artwalking

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Friends, family and total strangers. Thanks so much for coming to the spring Brewery Artwalk. Hopefully you experienced some art that spoke to you...or at the very least whispered in your general direction. I appreciate everyone that comes by to support all of us here at the Brewery. Hopefully we'll see you again in the fall. Dates will be announced shortly. If you didn't get a chance to visit I'll have my newer stuff up on art.vaughnhannon.com soon. Thanks again. 

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Day 2 is upon us

It's nearly time to open the doors for day 2 of !  If you missed it yesterday there's still time for you to make up for such a grievous error! Leave now, parking in the UPS lot fills up quickly!

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Afternoon rush

A little afternoon rush at Why aren't you here?

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Night before Artwalk

Twas the night before Artwalk and all through the Brewery the artists prepared with drinks and tomfoolery.

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Spring Artwalk This Weekend!

Friends come visit us at the Brewery Artwalk this weekend! Both days, 11a-6p. Get here early if you want easy parking otherwise take the Metro or use Lyft. There will be a designated pickup/drop-off spot at Main and Moulton. See you all this weekend!

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Friends! The Brewery Artwalk happens soon! Less than two weeks, April 29th and 30th. Much art! Get here early if you want easy parking 11a-6p both days.

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Hungry at ? I just had delicious roasted corn and potato from @eyesnears out on Moulton.

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