On the weekend of July 21st, 2018, as part of the Steampunk Honesdale festivities, the Greater Honesdale Partnership, in association with the Wayne County Arts Alliance, will hold a Steampunk Fashion Show in Honesdale’s Central Park.
We are looking for current and aspiring fashion designers to present fashion selections inspired by the Steampunk aesthetic. We will provide a stages, audience, and emcee. You will need to provide the fashions and the models. If you are interested in participating, please contact the Wayne County Arts Alliance.
Art and artists grow through collaboration. I want to grow as an artist, so it behooves me to do some collaboration. So, in addition to actively looking for local artists to collaborate with, I though I might just start a regularly-updated wishlist of artists that inspire me, with whom I would love to work on a shared project. This list is by no means exhaustive, and will be added to constantly, if irregularly.
One the weekend of July 21st, 2018, as part of the Steampunk Honesdale Festivities, the Wayne County Arts Alliance, in partnership with the Greater Honesdale Partnership, present the 2nd Annual Steampunk Art Exhibition. There will be four sections of the exhibition: The Cabinet of Curiosities, The Stourbridge Lion Imperial Locomotive, The Steam Exhibit, and the Haberdashery Spectacle.
The Cabinet of Curiosities
The cabinet of curiosities was a mainstay in the house of any well-to-do intellectual for hundreds of years. In honor of Steampunk Honesdale 2018, we are building our own Steampunk Cabinet of Curiosities. All entries should be less than a foot tall, and something that might be found in a mad scientist’s or Victorian occultist’s personal collection of weird stuff. All accepted entries will be displayed in a rented storefront for the duration of the weekend.
The Stourbridge Lion Imperial Locomotive
We are building a steampunk locomotive. We need artists to construct the cars and engine. Each car and the engine will be sponsored by a local business, and the resulting locomotive will run on special tracks set up for the weekend.
The Steam Exhibit
This is a free-form exhibit, open to all sculpture and other forms of artwork made with the Steampunk theme. All artwork will be displayed in the courtyard of the Cooperage on Saturday, July 21st, throughout the day and the Steampunk Ball happening at the Cooperage later that night. Artists may sell their art at the exhibit, and set up vendor tables for purely art items (no jewelry or clothing.) Artists may display their work for free if they are WCAA members. Non-members must pay at $35 fee, which also gets them an individual membership in the WCAA.
The Haberdashery Spectacle
Top hats, especially altered top hats, are icons of Steampunk. We will be supplying selected artists with a top hat and supplies, each entry being sponsored by a local business. They will make their own interpretation of a “steampunk hat.”
On the weekend of July 21st, 2018, as part of the Steampunk Honesdale festivities, the Wayne County Arts Alliance, in partnership with the Greater Honesdale Partnership, present the innagrual Steampunk Pinewood Derby. The Derby will have two parts: The Race, and The Design Contest.
Submitted cars will be judged on technical skill, creativity, and expressing the Steampunk theme. While cars submitted to the design contest do not need to actually participate in the race portion (although they are encouraged to do so), they must qualify for the race under the rules linked to above.
Wherein I, Mike, Matt, and Nathan once again talk about bylaws. Mike introduced his own draft, which I am really digging. Hopefully we’ll have a version nailed down for voting some time next week, after which we can concentrate on the platform.
Things I’m not currently involved with, but might get into, or revisit, sometime in the near future.
The VR short film “2nd Judgment” I shot this Summer is currently in post-production. I honestly have no idea what’s going on with that. That’s not the greatest position for a director/producer to be in. I should get on top of that.
The Lemurian Hour lies in hiatus. I’ve had some inquiries about restarting it. Maybe? Still thinking about that one.
I have movie ideas, I have a camera, and I have an entire frickin’ community of filmmakers in the area. I should be making more movies.
Here’s the first episode of the LibSoc Caucus podcast. This is a podcast of the Libertarian Socialist Caucus of the Libertarian Party. We’re going to have video and audio versions. Itunes setup is coming soon.