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Misplaced Showcase Year 2

You are Invited!

MISPLACED SHOWCASE YEAR 2
Saturday, October 12, 2019 / 2 – 8pm
Super Top Secret
254 East 100 South / SLC, UT 84111

Free admittance to all!

Misplaced Showcase

ART. ARCADE. MUSIC. CHARITY. Misplaced Showcase is an interactive exhibit, art market, and charity event created by local artists to connect with the art scene and to raise money for the Children’s Justice Center.

Experience a behind-the-scenes look at illustration, urban art, comic books, prop building, and toy creation. Attend hands-on workshops and lectures. Meet the guest artists and build connections. Buy rad art or donate to the cause in the name of helping kids seek their own sense of belonging. Misplaced Showcase is a free event for everyone.

Participants:
Ashley Fairbourne, Ashley Love, Camille Nugent, Bill Galvan, Dave Arcade, David Habben, Dead Binky, Evan Jed, Issac Hastings, JJ Harrison, Magen Mitchell*, Mark Romney, Neuer Geist*, Spencer Nugent, and Tragic Girl Co.

*Magen Mitchell of Obake Style and Derek & Brighton Ballard of Neuer Geist are SLCC VAD alumni.

From one the Founders of Misplaced Showcase and SLCC Graphic Design alumni, Lucas Ackley:

“A small group of Salt Lake City creatives formed Misplaced Showcase and held the first event in October 2018. We created this event to build our local art community, connecting creators from a variety of disciplines, all in the name of doing good and raising money for a cause we believe in.

We invited a curated group of 20 or so artists, including comic book artists, graphic designers, indie arcade programmers, prop builders, and toy makers. They each had a table to sell and feature their art.

It was also an opportunity for aspiring artists and enthusiasts to meet and hang out with these artists. Students brought their work for portfolio reviews and several artists taught small workshops, covering things from the comic book industry to judging scale from movie screenshots to make the most accurate Proton Pack.

One of the main goals for Misplaced Showcase is to raise money for the Children’s Justice Center. They help children escaping abusive situations by giving them all the tools they need, both legal and psychological. We set a goal to raise $1,000 to donate to this charity, and we are proud to say we hit that goal.

In life there is one eternal truth. Underneath all the anger, sadness, and fear is a need to feel we belong somewhere. Everyone wants a place to belong.

Artists express themselves through their creativity. I want to give their art a place to belong. Aspiring artists want to be able to connect with those that inspire them to create.These children we are helping are seeking a safe emotional space to belong.

We want to help build that place.”

Please help support Misplaced Showcase, The Children’s Justice Center, the local art scene, and SLCC VAD alumni!


 

 

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ALUMNI FOCUS: Derek, Brighton & Jill in SLUG Magazine

Derek & Brighton Ballard – Neuer Geist

“Thank you to @slugmag and @babyzai_ for the fantastic feature!

Pick up the new issue and check it out.

Also, how stunning is the cover illustrated by our friend @jill_dehaan ?”

FROM SLUG MAGAZINE:

“Since 2015, Neuer Geist has been creating and designing images and products that reflect their own brand aesthetic. And in addition to that, they help other businesses grow and form their own. Through screen-printing, watercolor, graphic design and the newly introduced techniques from highly coveted risograph machines, Brighton Ballard and Derek Ballard offer an array of services that can refresh any business’ look and create an impression on the community. By combining their two entities—Derek’s consisting of dark, industrial aesthetics and a background in design, and Brighton’s comprising watercolor, line drawing and portraiture—the two maintain their signature look as Neuer Geist.”

To read more:
https://www.slugmag.com/interviews-features/neuer-geist-breathing-new-life-existing-walls/

Photo: Colton Marsala

Jill DeHaan

FROM SLUG MAGAZINE:

“As a lifelong visually and artistically oriented person, she pursued an associate’s degree in visual art and design at Salt Lake Community College. The program was primarily rooted in graphic design, but she realized that she could “take letters to some place new, and they didn’t just have to be a font,” says De Haan. Under the watchful eye of Associate Professor Kerry Gonzales—her “design mother,”—she was exposed to stern design methodology while also being encouraged experiment and push the boundaries of art and design (essentially, learning the rules first then when and how to break them.)”

To read more:
https://www.slugmag.com/art-fashion/jill-went-hill-draw-nature/

Photo: John Barkiple

 

Alumni at Craft Lake City!

DIY

Entrepreneurs

From Craft Lake City:

The Craft Lake City DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Festival was formed in 2009 by Angela H. Brown, editor and publisher of SLUG Magazine (Salt Lake UnderGround), as a way to showcase local DIY (Do-It-Yourself) culture.
http://craftlakecity.com/diy-festival/

Congratulations SLCC Visual Art & Design Graduates!


Katrina

Katrina Flores is an art teacher and the small business owner of Black Rabbit Arts. She was born in Utah and has lived in Stansbury Park for the past fifteen years.

http://blackrabbitarts.wix.com/blackrabbitarts

Black Rabbit ARt


Matt

Matt Page is an award winning illustrator and graphic designer inspired by Mormon culture and pop culture culture – the two cultures that made him what he is.

https://www.facebook.com/MatsbyArt/

Matt art


Derek & Brighton

Derek & Brighton Ballard
are Neuer Geist, a creative team committed to offering brand consultancy and design.

neuergeist.com

http://cargocollective.com/brightoncmetz

Neuer Geist


Davin

Davin Abegg is one of the founding members of  Secret Abilities. “We’re just a spooky hot mess of a goof ball band that believes music should be passionate & honest, while playing for 2 people or 2,000 people.”

http://secretabilities.weebly.com/

Secret Abilities