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IGNITE featuring Gretchen Larsen

12:30 pm – 1:50 pm
Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts Room: 101
1300 Q Street
Lincoln NE 68588
Target Audiences:
Megan Elliott, (402) 472-2615,
Join us for IGNITE to hear from our very own Gretchen Larsen, a contemporary lighting designer who builds light installations and sculpture. Her work is an innovative exploration of electronics, woodworking, digital fabrication methods, projection design, and creative code. She designs and builds objects for public and private spaces in order to pursue her own questions about living. She says, “My creative practice allows me to gently build a life where I am in tune with its shape and its particular shade.”

Gretchen also teaches creative coding at the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Art and is a doctoral candidate in Educational Studies with a specialization in Innovative Learning Technologies at the UNL. She researches pedagogic strategies for teaching technical material to artists, and avidly nurtures students’ personal and critical involvement in creative work. Her research and creative practice have been described as “exquisite.” She has led numerous educational experiences that aim to bring creative technologies into everyday life, and is currently engaged in three grant-funded research projects with the same aim. She’s the two-time recipient of the UNL Chancellor Scholarship and was recently awarded the Everett Fellowship.

Check out Gretchen’s MFA Thesis Show:
Why sweep the cinders…
Location: Turbine Flats’ Resonator Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, April 7th, 6:30-9pm
Show Dates: April 7th-21st

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